Volume 45 - No. 08
February 19, 2015
by lyle e davis
So off we went into the wild blue yonder . . .
With my blue eyes, a basic blue biplane, blue skies, blue ocean and 46 other shades of blue somewhere or other.
Taking off from Palomar Airport in an open cockpit biplane that is older than I am (it was built in 1929, which makes it 86 years old. I'm not quite that ancient; I came along sometime after that.) Technically, it's a Travel Air 4000 . . . but we all just call her “Olive.” She flies at a whopping 80 mph and with her auxiliary tanks filled she can probably fly for 7.5 hours, which would probably get us from here to Santa Barbara if one's bladder would hold out that long. But mostly she just flies a 25 mile radius around Palomar Airport, taking happy people for happy, fun flights.
We were suitably attired in helmet and goggles and had headsets and a push to talk button so we could communicate with each other and with the pilot, the legendary Captain Biggles . . aircraft historian, pilot of many hours, veteran of showbiz . . . and proud hubby of his trophy wife, Janene (one of the five most beautiful women in the entire world [see photo below] (and, yes, Evelyn is included amongst those five.)
Olive is a good looking old girl a deep blue . . . yellow wings, one wing on top, one below . . . that’s why they call it a biplane. There are two cockpits . . . the forward one, immediately below the top wing, seats two, side by side - or, if you wish to fly alone, you will be allowed to take the controls and see what it’s like to fly one of these old birds. The Paper - 760.747.7119
Top left framed photo: Evelyn and lyle prior to their flight. Middle left photo: Evelyn Madison awaiting her Valentine’s Day Flight... lyle e. davis, editor/publisher of The Paper, seated beside her. Top right photo: “Olive” - the Travel Air 4000, with blue fuselage, and yellow wings. Bottom left photo: The Carlsbad Flower Fields. Bottom right photo: The pièce de résistance, the sunset flight offered by Fun Flights, LLC. I’m a private pilot but had not flown for about 20 years, when I first flew with Fun Flights out of their neat location at Palomar Airport. This was about a year ago. Once airborne I took over the controls and while I still remembered how to fly, I was tentative in my turns. I would probably have to fly two or three more times before I had my old flying skills back. Flying is
something you ought to do regularly so as not to get rusty (and tentative).
But today there would be no piloting of the aircraft by me. Captain Biggles was handling all the hard work. We just had to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. The engine is a big black beast,
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a Continental rotary engine that is loud. It churns out 220 horsepower and goes 80 mph. You have a pilot’s helmet with a headset, a microphone, and the aforementioned push to talk button; however, once airborne I had great difficulty hearing via the push to talk microphone and headset. I could hear a bit . . . but not a lot.
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I remember while airborne that Evelyn turned to me with a great big grin and announced it was “Slappy Ballantynes Day.” I don’t know any guy named Slappy Ballantyne but I’m glad he had a day named after him.
I think she had a good time though because later, after we were on the ground, I got a nice kiss. Imagine that.
We had lots of photos taken by Janene, some of which are contained within this story. It’s one of those service after the sale they offer to all clients.
Once we taxiied out onto Runway 24 we were ready to go and Captain Biggles fired up the big rotary engine and we rumbled down the runway with a very short take-off roll before we were airborne and climbing nicely into the west. I don’t think we were more than 300-400 feet above ground when
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The Art Business
The lawyer calls his largest client to his office for an important meeting. When he arrives, the lawyer says to the wealthy art collector client: "I have some good news, and I have some bad news.”
The tycoon replies: "I’ve had an awful day. Let's hear the good news first.”
The lawyer says: “Your wife invested $5,000 in two pictures today that she figures are worth a minimum of $3 million.”
The tycoon replies enthusiastically: “Well done - very good news indeed! You've just made
we began a slow turn to the left, then straightened out again, headed for the beach. Upon reaching the beach we made another turn to the left and headed down the coast line . . . Pacific Ocean on our right, coastline and inland areas on our left. Saw lots of beautiful sights that can’t really be described . . . only seen and enjoyed. Saw the surf pounding on the shore . . . other aircraft, including hang gliders . . . we saw Del Mar, La Jolla Cove, Black’s Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, (I waved at all my wealthy friends who lived down there. They waved back and I could distinctly see they all had $100 bills in their hands. But, then, that’s Rancho Santa Fe.)
In time we made a 180 turn and headed back. A bit later I could see Palomar Airport approaching as we began our descent (I know, I know, technically it’s called Palomar-McClellan Airport. So sue me. I’m an old guy and I remember it as Palomar Airport. That, in fact, is where I earned my private pilot’s license many years ago, training on a Cessna 150 and a Cessna 172.)
The Travel Air, however, is a plane that requires you to fly it. It doesn't do it for you like some of the modern day aircraft. That's what pilots like about it and all its cousins. You actually FLY! By the seat of your pants sometimes.
my day. Now what’s the bad news?”
The lawyer answers: “The pictures are of you having sex with your secretary.” ••••• An elderly couple, had just learned how to send text messages on their mobile phones. The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more of a no-nonsense guy. One afternoon the wife went out to meet a friend for coffee.
She decided to send her husband a romantic text message and she wrote: "If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, send me a sip. If you are crying, send me your tears. I love you." The husband texted back to her:
"I'm on the toilet. Please advise." ••••• A man had two of the best tickets for the Augusta Masters. As he sits down, another man comes along and asks if anyone is sitting in the seat next to him.. "No", he says, "the seat is empty."
I found that the plane was a lot heavier to respond to my turning of the joystick and rudder pedals. With a Cessna 150 or 172 you barely nudge the wheel and rudder to the left and the plane responds easily. With one of these marvelous old birds you have to hold the joystick to the left and hit the rudder pedal a little more firmly. It actually is a bit like work to fly these . . . at least for a rusty old pilot like me. Landing a Travel Air 4000 is considerably different than landing a Cessna 150 or 172. In those aircraft you have a tricycle landing gear and thus have a good view of the runway as you make your final and somewhat level approach. The Travel Air, however, is a ‘tail dragger.’ You land with the nose elevated a bit higher in the air so you cannot see the runway. Instead, you line up with the runway, as you fly over the outer marker you throttle back a bit more and let the aircraft sink on its own. You have to rely on your view of the left and right sides of the runway to keep you lined up with the center line. As it settles, you level the aircraft out into its ‘flare’ and you gently sink as you move forward and, soon, you’ve made a gentle landing with a “squeak” as one tire, then the other, hits the runway. Slowly, Captain Biggles drops the tail wheel and you taxi back to the taxi-way and the hangar area. Sure enough, there, waiting for
"This is incredible!" said the man, "who in their right mind would have a seat like this, the biggest golfing event of the whole world, and not use it?"
He says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. My wife was supposed to come with me, but she passed away. This is the first Masters we haven't been together since we got married."
"Oh... I'm sorry to hear that. That's terrible. I guess you couldn't find someone else?.. a friend or relative or even a neighbor to take the seat?" The man shakes his head... ...."No. They're all at the funeral. ••••• Morning Sex She was standing in the kitchen, preparing our usual soft-boiled eggs and toast for breakfast, wearing only the tee shirt that she normally slept in. As I walked in, almost awake, she turned to me and said softly, "You've got to make love to me this very moment!" My eyes lit up and I thought, "I am either still dreaming or this is going to be my lucky day!" Not wanting to lose the moment, I embraced her and then gave it my all; right there on the kitchen table.
us with a great big smile, is the glamorous beauty, Janene. (I do not exaggerate . . . as you will learn once you meet her. She is, in fact, a former actress, all kinds of show biz background.)
More photos . . . a brief chat then Brian and Janene prepare another couple to go on their Valentine’s Day flight. I thought it remarkable that Valentine’s Day fell on the exact same day as Slappy Ballantyne’s Day. He’s one lucky guy, that Slappy fella. We rode with Janene and Stephan back to the office and chatted a bit. Janene told me they had been flying passengers back to back on this special Saturday. As nice as the weather was I suspect they were equally busy on Sunday. They tend to be busy on weekends. If you can break away during the week you should have no problem at all getting a flight booked.
If you haven’t found out about Fun Flights, it’s time you do. Once you meet them, see the aircraft, feel the exhilaration of the airfield, the excitement of flight and flying . . . chances are you’ll want to sign up. Fun Flights is tucked away on the west end of Palomar-
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Afterwards she said,"Thanks," and returned to the stove, her T-shirt still around her neck. Happy, but a little puzzled, I asked, "What was that all about?"
She explained,"The egg timer's broken." ••••• You should really be over sixty to even be allowed to read this story. If you're not, just save it and read it again when you are old enough to appreciate it...
A rather elderly gentleman (mid-eighties) walks into an upscale cocktail lounge. He is very well-dressed, smelling slightly of an expensive aftershave, hair well-groomed, great-looking suit, flower in his lapel. He presents a suave, well-looked-after image. Seated at the bar is an elderly fine-looking lady (mid-seventies).
The gentleman walks over, sits along-side of her, orders a drink, takes a sip, turns to her and says, "So tell me, good looking, do I come here often?' ••••• Men in Heaven When
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McClellan Airport in Carlsbad. They are located at 2018 Palomar Airport Rd #2 Carlsbad, CA (855) 896-9464. Website is funflights.com. Go in the main entrance and veer left. It is easy to find. There is signage.
Flights are $199 for a half hour flight, whether for one or two persons. Some of the other flights offered are the 60 minute La Jolla Jewel Flights at $399, and the 60 minute Sunset Flights at $499. Sometimes, when the circumstances and weather are just right, you can see not one but two sunsets. You see one . . . Captain Biggles then climbs the aircraft and voila! You see a second sunset.
Brian and Janene Shepherd . . the owners and operators of Fun Flights are the perfect hosts. Give Janene a call at 760.805.4213. Brian will likely be out flying the Travel Air. Fascinating background on these two. Brian left school to play in a rock n’ roll band, decided he also liked the business side of music and got involved in music, big time, rising through the ranks until he eventually became one of the Grand Poobahs in the music publising business with,
among others, Capitol Records. Phonogram and A&M. He was one of the ‘top brass’ at each of those companies.
And then Janene bought him flying lessons. He became hooked on flying, became a flight instructor, started up an Air Charter Company in the UK, later coming to America, where today he is the Director of Training at ProFlight in Carlsbad during the week and barnstormer pilot for Fun Flights Biplane Rides at weekends. As for Janene, she’s been an actress for years; met Brian when he was with Capitol Records in LA. They hit it off and began their global adventures together, going to Holland, then Jolly Olde England . . . came back to where they got married . . .but returned to England to live for 20 years . . . where she worked steadily as an actor. They returned to America and has acted from time to time, also does public relations work, and today, is the pretty face behind Fun Flights, LLC. Many more adventures they got involved in . . . so many that we’ll be doing a feature article on them one day soon. After driving home from Palomar Airport, our quest for flying like a bird temporarily satisfied, we prepared for the
second part of a Valentine’s Day weekend. ••••• Come Sunday morning we had reservations at the Crown Room at the Hotel Del.
This was quie an experience for a simple ol’ country boy from the midwest. The Crown Room is a huge restaurant. Everything about the Hotel Del Coronado seems huge. And old. And classical. And expensive.
Parking, for example, is $28 for the first two hours. If, however, you dine at the Crown Room you get your parking validated. I have a hunch we paid for that parking, one way or t’other. Our waiter, Hank, introduced himself and he couldn’t have been nicer. (Obviously, he had heard that lyle has been known to tip as much as a dollar on occasions.) The Feast
I don’t recall how many stations they have. Had to have been six, seven, maybe eight. Hank pointed them all out to us but the memory grows dim when you are an elder.
One station offers traditional breakfasts with omelets or eggs prepared any style, to your order; all types of muffins, cook-
ies, Belgian Waffles, whatever you wanted.
Another station was the seafood section. My first choice. I loaded up with oysters on the half shell, crab legs, and shrimp. Still another was the carving station with lamb, prime rib, turkey, home made sausage. They’d cut as much as you wanted for your plate.
A pastry station had pies, cakes, desserts, yet another station had breads of all descriptions, there was an international station with foods from around the world . . . and your own personal waiter and a block of bus persons, both guys and gals, ensuring you always had everything you wanted. You could drink all you wanted, it was included in the price, Mimosas, Champagne, Bloody Mary, wines, cocktails, beer . . . this was how Kings and Queens must have dined . . . thus the name, the Crown Room. Our waiter, Hank, was a handsome, blonde fella. Looked Dutch, German, Scandinavian. Turns out he was of Austrian heritage. Been with Hotel Del for a year . . . formerly worked in Phoenix. Much prefers San Diego’s weather and laid back
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The Paper • Page 4 • February 19, 2015 Vista Says No to Street Peddlers of Newspaper
As of tomorrow, February 20, you will not be able to purchase copies of the UT, a San Diego newspaper, on the streets of Vista. This as a result of a one month hiatus ordered by the Vista City Council. It is possible the hiatus may become permanent.
In a unanimous vote the council voted to enforce an existing city ordinance that prohibits such sales to motorists. The sales program, a fund raising and recovery project for the clients of the non-profit Alpha Project, provides for clients to sell the U-T San Diego newspaper three days a week as part of a recovery program. Complaints arose over allegations that the vendors had become too aggressive in their sales efforts, as well as impeding traffic.
Council members Amanda Rigby and John Franklin wanted to end the sales program completely. Others felt there might be adjustments made in how the sales effort was handled. This could include moving to less heavily traveled streets and prohibiting sales unless and until motorists asked to purchase. The matter will be revisited by
the Vista City Council on March 24. District Attorney Says Child Abuse, Father Says Accident
A Marine, Lee Trahan, who was working at Miramar Marine Air Station, prepared to go to work in late April, 2012.
He claims that in trying to feed one of his two twin childrren he accidentally lost his balance while trying to retrieve a pacifier and fell forward; Willow, his infant daughter, struck her head against the door frame and the infant began to cry. After examining and calming the child, he and his wife chose to monitor her and not take her to hospital as the injury did not appear to be serious. Three days later, the baby stopped breathing and was rushed to a hospital. Ten days after that, she died.
The District Attorney’s Office, doesn’t buy the story. They say something other than an accidental bump against a door frame must have caused the severe injuries that caused the baby to die. They filed murder
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Evelyn had a huge vegetarian burger - so large she couldn’t finish it all.
We enjoyed it so much we came back two days later with good friend, Tim Cunning. He, too, enjoyed the food.
Man About Town
The Man About Town gets around to a lot of restuarants throughout North County yet only recently discoverd “Intertwined,” a superb restaurant on Grand Avenue in Escondido.
We were also surprised to learn they had been open for two and a half years. One would think I would have discovered them long before this. However, I have discovered them. And I love the place!
We stopped for lunch (twice) last week. I had the BLP (bacon, lettuce and pear) sandwich on Panini bread, along with sweet potato french fries;
The place is upscale, lovely dark wood paneling, beautiful drapery, simple, easy menu with a good variety of offerings; reasonably priced.
The owner, Kristy McGee, is an attractive young lady with a ready smile and super personality. Personality seems to run within the service staff. Our waitress, Brittney, also had a big smile and was easy to talk to. You can mark this down as another restuarant where you are likely to find me dining fairly frequently.
Intertwined is at 113 E. Grand Avenue, call 760.432.9839. Reservations recommended for Friday and Saturday nights. Lunch time, usually no problem.
Just down the street is another excellent gathering place for those that want to wet their whistle and enjoy a nice sandwich in the process. Plan 9 Alehouse, as the name implies,
Letters to the Editor
Kudos for The Paper
Dear Mr. Davis,
Just wanted to thank you for writing the most comprehensive article on the puppy mill industry that I have ever read. Clearly, you conducted some extensive research. You did an excellent job of connecting the dots between the puppy mill industry and the pet shops, while also answering common questions people have about puppy mills. We depend on our lawmakers to protect our community from harmful business practices. Pet shops are the biggest perpetrators of consumer fraud. Legislation is the only way to stop the puppy mill industry and to protect consumers. Thank you for bringing some much-needed attention to this
is a watering hole with a wide range of domestic and imported beers, lagers and ales. They also serve excellent sandwiches at lunchtime. I haven’t dined there in the evening but have, several times, for lunch. Always tasty food, reasonable prices, excellent service. Plan 9 Alehouse is located at 155 E. Grand, Escondido. Which reminds me . . . The Paper has launched a Facebook Page and recently began a promotion in conjunction with Plan 9 Alehouse. Those who “liked” our Facebook Page were automatically entered into a drawing to be held which offered a $25 gift certificate for redemption at Plan 9 Alehouse.
We’ll be announcing the winner of that drawing in next week’s issue of The Paper. Aaron and Josh, the owners of Alehouse 9, will personally welcome the winner.
You want to register? Just go to Facebook and type in “The Paper” in the search window. Go to The Paper’s Facebook Page and hit “like.” You’re entered. That simple. ••••• Want to give a shout-out to Groutsmith . . . a superb company who responded to a
If you are interested in keeping this topic alive, I can give you copies of the USDA inspection reports for some breeders the Hunte Corporation uses. All of which include horrific violations. I also have tons of footage of the Hunte truck delivering the puppies to some of the local pet stores. It is heartbreaking.
For the last 10 years, I have been a volunteer at the County Animal Shelter in Carlsbad and have worked in animal rescue for more than 20 years. I also worked with the Oceanside City Council and the City Attorney to help pass the puppy mill ban in Oceanside. Once again, thank you so much for writing this great article! Bravo! Thanks, Leslie Davies
To the world you are just one more rescue person. To a rescued pet, you are the world. "Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened." Dear Mr. Davis,
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problem I had with a property I own in Escondido. We developed a mold problem in one of the two showers that needed attention. I called Jan at Groutsmith and she had someone out the next day to give us an estimate, we agreed to give her the bid and shortly thereafter her crews responded and did a masterful job.
She went above and beyond her duty to ensure that we were happy with the job . . . and we are. Give her a call if you’ve got any type of grout problems. She’s at 705 Center Dr #108, San Marcos, CA (858) 779-1446.
We love to recognize outstanding businesses, their owners and staff. ••••• Sorry to learn of so many family and friends who have come down with something resembling the flu. Nasty.
Bad cold, aches, pains, weakness, total lethargy. And the dad-blamed thing doesn’t just go away in a couple days. A week or more . . . then sometimes it returns. Probably a virus. So far, it hasn’t hit here but fingers are crossed. Stay healthy y’all!
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passed on and were waiting to enter Heaven, God appeared and said, "I want the men to make two lines:
One line for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter. Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men. The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100's of miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was only one man.
God said to the long line, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves; I created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him." God turned to the one man, "How did you manage to be the only one in this line?"
The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here." ••••• Bruce Jenner had never had an automobile accident until he became a woman driver. ••••• For the Ladies:
Many women are afraid of their first mammogram, but there is no need to worry.
By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam and doing the following exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test and best of all, you can do these simple exercises right in and around your home. EXERCISE ONE: Open your refrigerator door and insert one breast in door. Shut the door as hard as possible and lean on the door for good measure. Hold that position for five seconds. Repeat again in case the first time wasn't effective enough. EXERCISE TWO: Visit your garage at 3AM when the temperature of the cement floor is just perfect.
Take off all your clothes and lie comfortably on the floor with one breast wedged under the rear tire of the car. Ask a friend to slowly back the car up until your breast is sufficiently flattened and chilled. Turn over and repeat with the other breast.
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lifestyle . . . even at a ritzy place like the Hotel Del.
Very attentive . . . right there whenever you needed something. Interesting chap to visit with. Great smile. He was so good looking and charming he could easily be a movie star. Dunno if he can act, but he sure would get the attention of the girls. About halfway through breakfast I told Evelyn I was getting upset. “Why?” she asked.
“Because I’m getting full. I wanted to eat for two or three hours. Look how much food there is to choose from. No way will we get to sample all of this great food!” Fortunately, I wasn’t upset very long because the tastiness of the food had somehow soothed the savage beast within me.
It’s a funny thing about great dining . . . no matter how hungry you are when you arrive, no matter how lovely and tempting the food looks . . . as you fill up you are more and more able to resist ordering and eating more. That ain’t right!
A feller ought to be able to eat, and eat, and eat, and eat.
Neither Evelyn and I are much in the way of imbibing alcohol. She had a Mimosa . . . I had a Bloody Mary. That was it. I wanted to save room for the great food items and not take up any precious room in my tummy with alcohol or water. But, as all good things, must, our breakfast finally ended. Voluntarily. We simply couldn’t eat another bite. At least that’s what Evelyn said. Then she went to the dessert bar and brough back orange crepes and peach cobbler. I went “tsk, tsk, tsk. Didn’t you just say you couldn’t eat another bite?”
“Yes,” she said. “But I’m gonna try a bit more.”
I said “tsk, tsk,” a couple more times.
Then I got up and went to the dessert bar and got some orange crepes and peach cobbler. Monkey see, monkey do.
I ordered a coffee, she had a nice cup of tea . . . and I asked Hank for our check. Before he left our table to fetch the check, however, I said to him, “Very impressive. But I couldn’t help
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:
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 www.cwonc.org. 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.
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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.
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Vista Soroptimist to Hold Women’s Award Gala – SWAG (Soroptimist Women’s Award Gala) will honor the recipient of the ”Live Your Dream Award” for Women. The Annual Awards Gala will be on Saturday, February 28, from 5pm7:30pm at Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos. This award is given to a woman who provides the primary financial support for her family, is enrolled in a training or undergraduate degree program and and demonstrates financial need. The
winner of this year’s award is Andrea Green. Andrea exemplifies a woman that against all odds and enormous obstacles – abandonment, poverty, domestic violence and substance abuse – has been able to lift herself and her children up and continue her education. She is currently enrolled at Mira Costa College in the Sociology degree program. She will receive a cash award of $1,500 and a scholarship award also of $1,500. In addition, that evening, seven community non-profits will receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $1,800 from Soroptimist of Vista, for their programs helping women and girls. For more information about Soroptimist, the Awards Gala, and to register online, visit www.soroptimistvista.org or contact Pat Origlieri at 760.941.4142. Cost is
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puppy mill industry. I am sure those poor dogs being held there, esp. the abused breeding females, would thank you as well, if they could. It is so true, the people involved in this brutal business are only interested in profits. Animals cannot fight for themselves, we have to do it for them. A lot of people do not think about puppy mills, so your article was so necessary to open their eyes and THINK about where to get a puppy. All of us who care about animals are very grateful to you! Sincerely,
Barbara Baenziger Oceanside ••••• Dear Mr. Davis,
Thank you for your comprehensive article regarding puppy mills. Your article is very informative for the general public. It helps people understand why they should not be buying from pet stores that get their puppy inventory from these inhumane places who benefit from animal cruelty. Thank you, Rosemary Hutzley Mr. Davis:
Thank you for your wonderful
article in the Feb. 12th issue of the Paper about Puppy Mills, the bans that are in place in cities in San Diego county, and the work that's being done to get more cities to pass bans. I hope that your article is read by as many people as possible in SD county.
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EXERCISE THREE: Freeze two metal bookends overnight. Strip to the waist. Invite a stranger into the room. Press the bookends against one of your breasts. Smash the bookends together as hard as you can. Set up an appointment with the stranger to meet next year and do it again. YOU ARE TOTALLY PREPARED!
AND, just a thought for all the women out there... MENtal illness, MENstrual cramps, MENtal breakdown, MENopause..... Ever notice how all of women's problems start with men?...And When we have real trouble it's HISterectomy! ••••• A Friend Is Like A Good Bra... Hard to Find Supportive Comfortable Always Lifts You Up Never Lets You Down or Leaves You Hanging And Is Always Close To Your Heart! ••••• Went to buy some camouflage pants the other day . . . but I couldn’t find any. ••••• Life is not a fairy tale. If you
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I hope we have more good news on bans being passed in other cities in SD county soon. Thanks again, Gavin Bowlby ••••• I would really like to read the article you wrote about puppy mills. I am a rescue in SD and have had to take in several dogs who originated from puppy mills then sold through pet stores. thank you
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Editor’s Note: Our website is: http://www.thecommunitypaper.com ••••• Thank you, sir! It gives me hope that there are humans like you that care about our animals! I'm alittle less depressed now! Sincerely,
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lose a shoe at midnight . . . you’re drunk. ••••• At last! A written sobriety test!
The ‘Real’ Father of Electricity The Way Today’s World knows It
Nikola Tesla was born in Serbia on July 10, 1856. He was an inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer, as well as a futurist best known for his contributions in the design of the modern “alternating current” (AC) electrical system.
In 1882, Tesla began working for Thomas Edison’s Continental Edison Company in France, designing and making improvements to electrical equipment. In 1884, Tesla came to America where he was hired by Edison to work for his Edison Machine Works. Tesla's work began with simple electrical engineering and
quickly progressed to solving more difficult design problems.
Tesla was offered the task of completely redesigning the Edison Company's “direct current” (DC) generators. Tesla said he could redesign Edison's inefficient motor and generators, making an improvement in both service and economy. Edison reportedly replied: "There's fifty thousand dollars in it for you if you can do it.” Edison was notoriously stingy and probably didn’t have that sort of money.
After months of work, Tesla fulfilled the task and inquired about his $50,000 payment. Edison declared he was only joking.
"Tesla, you don't understand our American humor." Instead, Edison offered Tesla a $10 raise over his $18 per week salary, but Tesla refused the offer and immediately resigned.
Tesla was rightly concerned any innovation or discovery he made while under Edison’s employ would be claimed by his employer. So the innovator struck out on his own, setting up laboratories and companies to develop a range of electrical devices. His patented AC induction motor and transformer were licensed by George Westinghouse, who also hired Tesla as a consultant. Tesla’s work in electric power
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but wonder, and be concerned, what do you do with all this outstanding food after the buffet is over? I’m aware the law will not allow you to donate it to a food bank . . . so what do you do?” He cringed and answered, “yes, that is correct. We are not allowed to donate it to needy people. I think you probably know the answer to that question . . . “ I nodded.
“When I see that exquisite food being dumped into the garbage it just kills me.” I understood. (Seems to me, after all the premium paying customers finished the buffet they could invite in military, both active duty and retired, and charge them $20 for all they could eat. A lot better than sending to the garbage dump . . . and it would make a lot of military folks happy. And full.) Hank then presented us with the check. I knew it was gonna be expensive but didn’t know how much. $90 per person.
$180 plus $14 tax. $194.00. For breakfast.
It was worth every penny.
The food, the service, the atmosphere. Besides, we don’t splurge all that often (we probably ought to do it more often, in fact.)
Thoroughly sated, we retrieved our car and headed for the Travel and Adventure Show at the Convention Center. Big disappointment.
Most of the vendors we were familiar with . . . Catalina Island, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, Hawaii, Lawrence Welk Timeshares . . . we watched a presentation by the Taiwan Tourist Bureau . . . a little bit interesting but not enough to cause me to dash out and buy an airline ticket.
We had missed Rick Steves, the television travel host on PBS and someone whose work I admire. We were busy feeding our faces while Rick’s program was being presented. We did sit in on a presentation by Pauline Frommer of the Frommer (Travel) Guides. It was okay. But just okay. Evelyn roamed the aisles and checked the vendors while I was content to remain in the audience seating area and rest up. I’d had a huge breakfast and I
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Escondido, CA—In a 2002 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, a peerreviewed article was published by a Dr. Michael D. Martin, MD et al. in which the third sentence states: “The disc itself is active tissue that contains significant mechanisms for self-repair.” That article was published by a neurosurgeon and written directly for neurosurgeons.
“The Disc Itself Is Active Tissue...”
So what does that really mean to us? It tells us that the disc itself does have a God-given ability to heal and repair if provided the proper mechanisms for self-healing. There is a specific mechanism inherent in each of the spinal discs called the “pump mechanism of disc nutri-tion” (see Fig 1). When this mechanism is not working properly, the spinal discs will begin to die causing bulges, herniations, and eventually spinal stenosis.
The spinal disc is one of the very few tissues in the body that does not have a direct blood supply for circulation. The only way that the disc gets the circulation of water, oxygen and nutrients for self-repair is via this specific disc pump mechanism. What happens when you decrease cir-culation in any type of tissue, whether it be animal tissue, plant tissue or human tissue? Exactly, it begins to become weak and begins to degenerate.
Symptoms Are NOT The Problem
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brown leaves are the plant’s problem? Of course not, the leaves turning brown is just a condition that is telling you that there is something wrong with the plant. The plant is unhealthy and needs water and nutrients. You could spray paint the leaves green but it just covers up the condition. The underlying problem still exists and will continue to produce brown leaves until you fix the actual problem. and tingling that most experience with bulging, herni-ated or degenerative discs are NOT the problem. The definition of a symptom: “something that indicates the existence of something else.” It is just like the dashboard of your car telling you that something is wrong (brake lights out, engine needs checked, overheating, etc.) Those lights that appear in your car dash are NOT the problem. You can remove the lights surgically or put a piece of duct tape over the lights but the problem will NOT be fixed...the problem is still present.
Let’s take a look at a plant for example...if the leaves on a plant begin to turn brown, would you say that the
extent of your disc damage for only $70. This examination will consist of a detailed neurological evaluation, extensive orthopedic testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your evaluation. He will sit down with you and go over your condition with you in complete detail. You will know exactly what is causing all your pain (or other symptoms).
In your spine, when the pump mechanism of disc nutrition fails, the disc will begin to de-generate and become weak. This weakness in the disc is what produces the bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs.
The treatment that is provided at Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido is revolutionary and is specifically designed to artificially re-create the pump mecha-nism in the discs which allows the spinal discs to heal and re-pair. The best part of the treat-ment is that it uses no drugs, no injections, and no surgery. Plus it’s painless and many patients relax and fall asleep while un-dergoing the treatment. The amount of treatment needed to allow the discs to heal and repair varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and orthopedic evaluation. We do NOT accept everyone for treatment and will let you know if we can accept your case for treatment. Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC at the Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido, CA will do a spinal disc severity examination to determine the
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Call 760-480-4480 to make an appointment to determine if your spinal discs can be treated.
NOTE: Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center is located at 700 W. El Norte Pkwy in Escondido immediately East of Interstate 15 at the intersection of Seven Oaks.
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•••• •••• Congratulations, Lyle. Thanks for your feature on puppy mills! It would be wonderful if we could eradicate them in our lifetime! Marti
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Editor’s Note: We have several other, lengthy emails regarding our Puppy Mill issue. Because of space limiations we were unable to run them in this week’s issue. We shall try to run them in a subsequent issue. Thanks to all for your kind comments. •••• Brian Williams is no Phil Donahue
Since coming to the USA in 1947, I have been continually amazed by the ignorance of my fellow citizens when it comes to modern history, and to the lack of any critical analysis of what they see beyond the confines of their flat TV sets. Take, for example, the excitement over the petty, self aggrandizing lies told by anchor man Brian Williams. Those lies are of little consequence. While the media is in a frenzy over them,
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Escondido Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group to Meet on 2/28 – The Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, February 28, from 3:30–4:45pm in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Has visto a Maria? / Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros, is the selected book for February. Participants discuss books bilingually, in English and Spanish, enabling them to enjoy great literature in either language. Rincón Literario also provides an opportunity to improve either English or Spanish language skills. Award-winning author, Sandra Cisneros, tells the story of her search for a runaway cat that parallels her journey through grief after the death of her mother. This picture book for adults explores the ways in which grief lays us low, but also can bring us out to discover the strength of the communities we belong to and to remind us that there is life all around us. Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. On March 28th readers will discuss En el tiempo de las mariposas / In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the Library’s website at library.escondido.org or call Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate at 760.839.4217.
no one talks about the lies he has told that have truly mattered. When the US military was systematically destroying water treatment plants in Iraq, a war crime that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousand of Iraqis from infectious diseases, Williams was telling viewers that the Iraq war was, "A new kind of war, a high tech war that is clean and only impacts the regime and not the people of Iraq." He was assuring viewers that we could all be "Proud of a president who is bringing democracy, for the first time, to the Arab world." We may have a "free press" but are the most misinformed and gullible people on the planet. We have been expected to believe that Brian Williams is a "journalist." He is not a journalist; he just plays the part of one on TV. He is paid millions because he is a personality that generates high ratings, which translate into high profits. He is a celebrity propagandist for the government's version of reality. And, if I may quote Karl Rove, "we're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality." /s/Sorab Ghandhi, Professor Escondido, CA. Letters to the Editor always welcome, whether agree or disagree with Send them email@example.com
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Art Scholarship Program for Escondido H.S. Seniors – The Escondido Art Association has launched its 2015 Art Scholarship Program for graduating Escondido High School seniors. The scholarship is again sponsored by a grant from the Stensrud Foundation with a total of $1,000 being awarded; $500/First Place; $300/Second Place; and $200/Third Place. As popularity of this program has grown, more than 70 pieces of artwork were received for last year’s competition. All entries must be submitted to the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave. in Escondido on Saturday, February 28, from 11am – 4pm, or the deadline date of Monday, March 2, from 4 – 6pm. A Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place at the Artists Gallery on Saturday, March 14, from 5 to 8pm, with awards being presented at 6pm. Winners must be present to receive their cash awards. Scholarship materials and complete guidelines are available from scholarship coordinators; by visiting the EAA website, www.escondidoartists.org; or calling the Scholarship Committee Co-chairs Rosemarie Woldin, 760. 743.6634 or Carol Crisci, 760.745.3585. North Coast Symphony to Present “Dancing Notes” Concert – On Sunday, March 1st at 2:30pm, and Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30pm, at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, (760.753.3003) the North Coast Symphony will present a concert “Dancing Notes.” Featured selections are Overture to “The School for Scandal” by Samuel Barber, “Romeo and Juliet, Second Suite” by Sergei Prokofiev, and “The Coppelia Ballet, Suite #2” by Leo Delibes. Tickets available at the door: $10/general; $8/seniors/students/military; $25/family maximum. The orchestra website at www.northcoastsymphony.com has more information. The
orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.
City Invites Youth to Audition for “Sleeping Beauty” - The City of San Marcos Theatre West invites youth ages 7 to 17 to audition for the musical, “Sleeping Beauty,” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, on Monday, March 2nd anytime between 5pm and 8 pm. Be prepared to sing a one-minute excerpt from a song of your choice. Bring an instrumental CD, if desired. Also bring a school photo and a short list of past experiences you have had speaking, singing or dancing in front of a group. Beginners are welcome. The performances will be held at the San Marcos Community Center on April 30 and May 1, 2, and 3. For further information call 760.744.9000 or go to www.san-marcos.net/theatrewest.
Dan McAllister, County Treasurer, to Speak at Republican Women’s Meeting – All Republicam women (and men) of San Marcos are invited to attend the March 2nd Lake San Marcos Republican Women, Federated, general meeting and luncheon at 11am in the Fairway Room of the St. Mark Country Club. The guest speaker will be Dan McAllister, S.D. County Treasurer, who can make us smile even when talking about taxes. He will give updates on the housing market and the County’s economic outlook. The April 6th luncheon speaker will be Mary Baker, a popular guest speaker in Southern California. In 2013, she launched a workshop and an accompanying training manual called “How to Become a Citizen NinjaTM.” For reservations to either luncheon, send your name and $25 to Sandy Hinds, 1236 Via Portovecchio, San Marcos, 92078.
Woman's Club to Meet on Monday, March 2nd - The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold their general meeting on Monday, March 2nd at 10:30am at their clubhouse located at 751 N. Rose (corner Mission Ave.) Escondido. The program will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day with Irish Singer Cindy James. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $12/person. For reservations, call Nora at 760.743.0246. The Bakeless Bake Sale will conclude at this meeting, and final details will be given regarding the Mardi Gras Party fundraiser that the club is holding on Saturday, March 21st. Tickets are available for the Mardi Gras Party at a cost of $30/person. And don't forget, the large rummage sale will take place this Saturday, February 21st, at the clubhouse, with doors opening at 8am.
“Twelve Months of Orchids” – Orchid enthusiasts: Peter Lin presents “Twelve Months of Orchids” at the Palomar Orchid Society’s meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 4th, at the Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Learn how to select and grow orchids so you have blooming orchids each month all year long. Visitors welcome. Visit www.palomarorchid.org.
Marine Biologist Guest Speaker at Woman’s Club Meeting – When the Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club holds their meeting on Thursday, March 5th, the guest speaker will be Marine Biologist, Lin Craft. Lin strives to communicate the extraordinary beauty of the natural world through her photography, and has received numerous awards. She shares her work through live, narrated, entertaining, and educational
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development was involved in the corporate struggle between the Tesla-Westinghouse group against Edison’s company, controlled by financier J.P. Morgan, making alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) the power transmission standard, referred to as the “War of Currents.” Tesla’s AC power system won out, but in reality it was a bitter victory. Westinghouse, who had control of Tesla’s developments, was going broke. He had to sell Tesla’s AC patents to financier Morgan, who promptly turned Edison’s company into General Electric. Bottom line: Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse all lost out on reaping the electrifying rewards that had developed.
Tesla went on to pursue wireless lighting and electrical distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments and made early pronouncements on the possibility of wireless communication with his devices.
In his lab Tesla also conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He also built a wireless-controlled boat, one of the first ever exhibited. All of this is to say that Tesla was decades ahead of everyone else in his thinking and dreaming. Tesla was renowned for his achievements and showmanship, eventually earning him a reputation in popular culture as a "Mad Scientist." His patents earned him a considerable amount of money, much of which was used to finance his own projects with varying degrees of success. He lived most of his life in a series of New York hotels.
Tesla died on Jan. 7, 1943. His work fell into relative obscurity after his death, but in his honor, the 1960 General Conference on Weights and Measures named the SI unit of magnetic flux density the “Tesla.”
Tesla’s name and memory has experienced a resurgence in interest in popular culture since the 1990’s. Today, the leading allelectric automobile company is called “Tesla Motors.” The car is considered one of the top luxury vehicles in the world.
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tend to get drowsy after a big meal . . . so I was perfectly happy to stay put.
Soon, we had Phil Keoghan, the host and executive producer of The Amazing Race, who spoke to our group. Boring.
He was listed as being a motivational speaker. He may be okay as a host for the television show but he is most certainly not a
Hi! My name is Roxy but you can rename me because I was named by a person who dumped me in the L.A. county shelter.
I am a three year old female German Shepherd and was spayed on February 16. I am a sweet girl and am looking for a new home and a new life since I guess they didn't really care about me because I was discarded.
I was rescued by the Puppy Coalition Foundation of Escondido. They are looking for a great new home for me to start my new great life. If you like my pictures, please contact Bruce at 760-612-9156. He said that this ad was my best chance to find the person who was meant to find me and take me forever. Is that you? I hope so. Hope to see you soon.
Mary is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 6 year old, 30 pound, Pug / French Bulldog mix. French Bulldogs are known to be adaptable, playful, and smart. Pugs have a reputation for being charming, loving, and mischievous. Put that all together and it describes Mary.
Mary was a stray before being transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program. She’s had puppies but that will never happen again. It’s her time to get all the love and attention she deserves. The $145 adoption fee for Mary includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-753-6413 for more information.
The Pastor Says . . . felt good about it.
Paws Crossed (and praying now), Roxy
P.S. Here is my video if you can access it: https://www.facebook.com/ video.php?v=3681410466918 69&set=vb.171850219654287 &type=2&theater Or email Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will email you the link.
motivational speaker. We decided to leave his audience and the show itself and head for home.
We’d had a couple of very interesting days and, hopefully, a Valentine’s Day weekend to remember. Still, it was a treat to get back home and be welcomed enthusiastically by our two pups. I think we’ll stay put for awhile.
I just hope Slappy Ballantyne’s Day was as good for him as our day was for us. Subscribe to The Paper!
Nugget, a 2-year-old American mix bunny, is a sweet little boy looking for a new best friend. He can be a bit shy at first, but don’t let that fool you – once he warms up, he has a heart of gold! Nugget loves to spend time out of his cage in an x-pen environment so he can hop around and show you all of his adorable bunny antics. He also loves to eat fresh romaine lettuce. Bunnies are clean, quiet and highly intelligent – you can even train your bunny to use a litter box! Nugget is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society located at 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos Compassion Opportunities
Recently I was pumping gas and the line was a bit long. As it turns out, the pump didn't dispense a receipt as usual. I had to go inside to retrieve it. As I was coming out, I passed a patron that had been standing there as I went in. She asked me “can you give me one dollar?” Everything in me wanted to say “not today.” But I thought about it for a second and took out a dollar and was ready to give it to her. I asked her “what are you going to do with the dollar?” She quickly replied “I’m gonna get something to eat.” I took out $5 and handed it to her. She simply said “thanks.” Just then, Matthew 25 passed through my mind. I don’t know if it was a spiritual prompting or not, but I
In that passage, Jesus said, I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me; I was naked and you gave me clothing; I was in prison and you visited me. And when he was asked when that happened, he answered, Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.
When God puts compassion in you for someone, you can make a difference in their life; maybe not for their life time, but at least for a moment; a bit of hope for today. Don’t pass on all of these occasions. Some are hand crafted opportunities for you to do good.
Interestingly, the gal who asked for the dollar didn’t look like she needed it. That is what made it all the more easy not to give.
A lot of you will have lots of good reasons to not respond to such situations with help. I get that. I only suggest you pause and reflect before you say “not today.” It might be a spiritual prompting…
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed My Final “Letter from the Mayor”
This will be my final “Letter from the Mayor” in The Paper. I have been concerned for some time about the editor’s journalistic practices. He frequently writes stories that are based on rumors, false information, and speculation rather than facts. Escondido has been the target of some of those opinion pieces presented as news. Last summer, when the Union Tribune accused him of plagiarism, a serious issue for a newspaper, he used the unique excuse that it wasn’t plagiarism but an “anthology” or a collection of stories.
The turning point for me occurred just last month. “The Paper” has had a history of publishing jokes that often are in poor taste and offensive to various groups of people in our community. However, the January 29, 2015 issue contained a so-called joke about the sad events in Ferguson, Missouri that was blatantly racist and distasteful. Because this kind of irresponsible and unprofessional journalism does not reflect the values of our great city, I am discontinuing my weekly letters in “The Paper.” If you are interested in continuing to read my weekly letters, they will appear on the City’s website, www.escondido.org
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Vista’s Cultural Caravan
Did you know for over 30 the years, City of Vista’s Culture Caravan travel program has brought the cities of North County unique travel experiences to destinaSouthern over all tions California and beyond? With an emphasis on day trips, the Gloria McClellan Senior Center organizes the trips and takes care of details such as deluxe transportation, best available tickets, delicious meals, and of course, wonderful volunteer guides. Day trips include Padres games, museum visits, and more adventure trips. Plan a day trip
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slide programs. The luncheon meeting will be at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 1755 Bernardo Oaks, with social time at 11:30am and lunch at noon. Cost is $26/person all inclusive. Guests are welcome. Reservations are necessary; cal Fern at 760.741.6620. For info about RBWC or becoming a member, contact Jan at 858.487.6942 or Diana at 858.484.8958.
Bird Club Meeting Announced The Bird Club meeting for pet bird owners/breeders will be on Friday, March 6, at 7pm, at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista. Bird Toy Making with colored wood blocks and sisal. Refreshments; free admission. For info, visit http://sites.google.com/site/ncabirdclub/. Escondido Library Partners with KPBS for “One Book, One San Diego Reading Program” - The Escondido Public Library is proud to partner again with KPBS, San Diego
or your next vacation with the Culture Caravan. If you are interested in active adult group travels give the Senior Center a call at 760.639.6160.
Speaking of the Senior Center, did you know about the YANA (You Are Not Alone) program? It is a free service to Vista residents. The Vista Senior Sheriff’s Patrol provides checks on a senior or disabled person living alone. A volunteer calls the individual once a day five days a week, and, once a month a YANA team member visits the home. The Senior Volunteers are encouraging residents to take advantage of the free program, if it is needed, call 760.940.4434 for information.
Public Library, San Diego County Library, and other local libraries in the One Book, One San Diego reading program. Each year, the community helps choose a book that becomes the featured “One Book”, shaping the local focus, outreach initiatives, and special events that comprise the One Book, One San Diego experience. Community members are encouraged to nominate books that they have read and think would be a good title for the program. They can nominate either online through the Escondido Public Library’s website, library.escondido.org or use the paper form available at the Library. The criteria for “One Book” selections are specific and can be found on the website. The nomination submission period runs from February 4 to March 1, and the selection will be announced in May. Information about related programming and events will be provided as it becomes available. Events are free and open to the public, and generously sponsored by KPBS. For more details
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond January traffic impacts for Bent Avenue and Discovery Street
During the month of January, motorists can expect some traffic delays along Bent Avenue and Discovery Street near the San Marco Creek area to accommodate geological work and soil testing. As part of an early step in Phase I of the San Marcos Creek District Project, this work will generate the necessary information to begin environmental infrastructure improvements in the area. The following streets may be reduced to one lane in each direction Monday
through Friday between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm during the construction period: Via Vera Cruz between Discovery Street and San Marcos Boulevard; Bent Avenue between Discovery Street and San Marcos Boulevard; and Discovery Street between Bent Avenue and Via Vera Cruz. Traffic control teams will be on site during lane closures to safely direct oncoming traffic flowing in each direction. To avoid traffic delays, motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. We appreciate your patience as we work to move one step closer in creating a downtown San Marcos.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Chamber of Commerce Enlisted Recognition Dinner
The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee is proud to present their 15th Annual Enlisted Recognition Dinner on February 26th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm in the brand new ballroom of the Veterans Association of North County building at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.
Created in 2001, this program is a great way for the business community to recognize the excellence of our local enlisted personnel and to thank them for their service to our country. The event is open to the public and will feature a delicious dinner and an evening of cele-
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charges against Trahan. A deputy medical examiner testified the baby died of bluntforce injuries to the head. A CT scan showed black patches of dead tissue in her brain.
Trahan, 27, faces charges of second-degree murder, assault on a child under 8 causing death and a child abuse charge related to his twin son. If convicted, he could be sent to prison for life. Oceanside Man Beaten to Death
Police Lt. Leonard Cosby identified the dead body found in Oceanside’s Buddy Todd Park as as Mustafa Gordon, 24, of Oceanside. The discovery at
bration as Marines and Sailors who have been identified by their respective commands as top performers and contributors are honored.
The Military Spouse of the Year will also be recognized. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the dinner, with the first level being a $1,500 table,which includes seating for 6, with an awardee and guest at your table, your logo on a table sign and your company name included in the program and mentioned by the event MC. $2,500 and $4,000 sponsorship levels are also available.Cost for admission is $55 for civilians and $35 for active duty military. For more information, please contact Scott Ashton at 760-722-1534 or visit www.EnlistedRecogniton.com.
the hilltop park was reported about 5:45 a.m, Monday.
Gordon suffered blunt-force trauma to his head and body. No weapon was found, Police found the victim’s vehicle, a navy blue GMC pickup, in the parking lot. Police said Gordon lived with his father, and had served in the Army. He had no other information about his military service. Gordon did not appear to have gang connections and was generally well thought of. Cosby said police currently have “minimal leads” in the case.
Police asked that anyone with information contact the department at (760) 435-4911. Tipsters can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
Microsoft, Operating Systems and Windows 10 Part IV conclusion
Previous columns in this series revealed how Microsoft’s monopoly position in PC OS (operating systems) often encourages them to put their own strategic gambits ahead of their user’s needs.
Previously we covered Microsoft’s OS strategies through Vista. In 2009 Windows 7 succeeded the unmitigated disaster called Vista. Not only did Vista fail to invigorate PC sales, by mid 2009, two and a half years after its release it had garnered less than 20% of the PC market. Its predecessor XP still held 80%. Fast clean and stable, Win 7 was an immediate success. In a matter of months it passed Vista in market share and overtook XP in a little over two years. Today XP is still the second most
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Historically much of Microsoft’s revenue has come from sales of OS for new PCs. Growth in new PCs sales has been slowing for several reasons. The market was becoming saturated, tablets and smart phones were replacing notebook PCs and users were holding on to their PCs much longer than they once did.
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to continue buying new Win 7 Pro PCs, they dried up retail inventories of Win 7 PCs by stopping the sale of Win 7 Home licenses to manufacturers. Unable to purchase new Win 7 PCs and unwilling to accept Win 8, consumers stopped buying and PC year to year sales dropped for the first time ever. Did the strategy work? Microsoft’s share in both smart phones and tablets actually shrunk to 2.5% by January 2015. Win 8 will be mercifully euthanized when Windows 10 debuts late this year. Microsoft will offer Win 10 as a free upgrade to anyone who wants it. Why free? Because Microsoft plans to use Windows 10 to promote its new revenue scheme. Win 10 will promote cloud services and applications sales from Microsoft’s online “App” store. Businesses will probably continue to request Win 7 Pro and consumers will find little to like. Win 7 will continue to dominate through 2020.
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Finish Chelsea’s Run – On Saturday, March 7th, the 5th Annual “Finish Chelsea’s Run/Walk” will be held through Balboa Park. The original grassroots Run was such a moving and healing experience for the community that the King family decided to make it an official, annual tradition, hosted by the Chelsea’s Light Foundation, the organization they founded to make positive change for children. This annual 5K run/walk is now the primary fundraiser for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund, providing scholarships for San Diego County college-bound teens who have embraced characteristics that embodied Chelsea’s academic prowess and service-over-self ethic. The 2014 run/walk enabled the Foundation to provide over $85,000 in Sunflower Scholarships to ten amazing students and continue the efforts to expand Chelsea’s Law. They have now joined forces with Girl Scouts San Diego, an organization that shares the values and has a long history of creating youth leaders. By combining forces, it is anticipated to grow the run/walk, leading to an even greater ability to protect children and provide scholarships for youth. You can sign up at http://www.chelseaslight.org. Register with the 3 Wise Men Foundation Team.
Show Your Art in 2015 at The Artists Gallery - The Artists Gallery, at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, owned and operated by the Escondido Art Association (EAA), now offers artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork on rented wall space. Three sections, each measuring 7-1/2' wide x 4' tall, are available for rent on a monthly basis, are located at the rear of the gallery and allow excellent display space for a solo exhibition and sale of multiple pieces of artwork. The rental period would correspond with the EAA juried art show, but would not be included in the monthly art show judging. EAA membership is not required. To reserve your space or for more information, call the Artists Gallery at 760.489.0338 or visit the EAA website www.escondidoartists.org.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001931 The name of the business: Pristine Shine Window Washing, located at 14100 Stanislaus Ct., Fontana, CA. 92336, is hereby registered by the following: Anthony Oceguera 14100 Stanislaus Ct. Fontana, CA. 92336 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/14. /s/Anthony Oceguera This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/22/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001323 The name of the business: Emerald Auto Service Center, located at 257 N. Emerald Dr., STe A&B, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Emerald Auto Service Center, Inc. 4909 Del Mar Mesa San Diego, Ca. 92130 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/15/2010. /s/Gholamreza Chitgari, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/15/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001508 The name of the business: T.C.B. Window Cleaning, located at 821 Sinkler Way, Vista, Ca., 92085, is hereby registered by the following: Jorge Rodriguez 821 Sinkler Way Vista, CA. 92085 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/15. /s/Jorge Rodriguez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/16/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001694 The name of the business: Hazeware, located at 1391 Enchante Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Tom Pham 1391 Enchante Way Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/1/15. /s/Tom Pham, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/20/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000105 The name of the business: San Diego Auto Solutions, San Diego Auto Solution, located at 1991 Don Lee Place, Suite B, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Todd Michael Geary 4232 Vista Panorama Way#217 Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Todd Michael Geary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/02/2015. 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001577 The name of the business: Provision, located at 770 Avenida Codorniz, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Jon J. Little 770 Avenida Codorniz San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/20/15. /s/Jon J. Little This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/20/15 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 & 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002551 The name of the business: FRP, located at 235 Bigham Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Fiber Reinforced Products LLC 235 Bigham Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 7/25/2001. /s/Janette McMillen, Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/28/15 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Siam Express, located at 2503 El Sereno Way, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby reg-
istered by the following:
2503 El Sereno Way
Vista, Ca. 92083
This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was December 05, 2001.
Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/27 /15
2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002759 The name of the business: D Mac’s Auto Repair, located at 1554 E. Grand Ave, Ste B, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Golden Moon Auto Repair, Inc. 1554 E. Grand Ave. Ste B \Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a corporaton. First day of business was 9/1/2014. /s/Brian Golden, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/29/2015. 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000752 The name of the business: 27/4 DESIGN, located at 409 Lexington Circle, Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Taylor Jensen 408 Lexington Circle Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Taylor Jensen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/09/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-003051 The name of the business: Highland Construction, located at 31249 Old River Road, Bonsall, CA. 92003, is hereby registered by the following: Thomas Mitchell 31249 Old River Road Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Thomas Mitchell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/02/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002916 The name of the business: Motorcycles Plus, The Grub Shack, located at 2055 Montiel Rd., Suite B, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Holly Stevenson and Matthew Wilson 1124 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Matthew Wilson This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/30/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Carpet
Camino, Lakeside, CA. 92040, is here-
by registered by the following:
John and Vicky Tehan
10249 Rio Camino
Lakeside, Ca. 92040
This business is conducted by a mar-
First day of business
/s/John Tehan/Vicky Tehan
Clerk/Recorder of San Diego
2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033670 The name of the business: Wingerr, Jetpals, located at 2839 Luciernaga Street, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Ural Patrick Parks Incorporated 2839 Luciernaga Street Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/25/2012. /s/Ural Patrick Parks, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/2014 1/29/ 2/5, 2/12, & 2/19/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-003159 The name of the business: Ibarra Nursery, located at 3000 Blackwell Dr. Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Andres Ibarra Ruiz 3454 Descanso Ave #2 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/20/2010. /s/Andres Ibarra Ruiz, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/03/2015 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 & 2/26/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-003135 The name of the business: Lisa Nicole Editing, located at 2212 Carol View Drive #C205, Cardiff, CA. 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Fenton 2212 Carol View Drive #C205 Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/22/15. /s/Lisa Fenton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 2/02/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001797 The name of the business: Hampton Company Store, located at 3225 Sol Vista, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Sandra Hampton 3225 Sol Vista Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/12/13. /s/Sandra Hampton, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/21/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001796 The name of the business: Mother’s Meds, located at 137 W. College, Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Sandra and Kirk Hampton 3225 Sol Vista Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sandra Hampton, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/21/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002823 The name of the business: Buena Vista Services, Heather Holdings LLC, located at 1467 La Loma Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Heather Holdings LLC 1467 La Loma Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 12/31/1979. /s/Robert W. Campbell, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/29/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001097 The name of the business: Guiltless Sun Kiss, located at 1094 Pinto Court, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Sarah McCary, 1619 Palomar Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 Johathan Kerstetter 1094 Pinto Court San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sarah McCary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/14/2015 2/12, 2/19, 2/26 & 3/5/2015
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-002334 The name of the business: Techy Tutors, located at 1253 Sunglow Drive, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Aaron Schmidt 1253 Sungrow Drive Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/13/2014. /s/Michael Aaron Schmidt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/26/2015 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 & 3/12/2015
NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 88506, STARSTONE/LA ROSA ROAD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (Front Counter on first floor of City Hall), at San Marcos City Hall, Engineering Division, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2918, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., on Thursday February 26, 2015 at which time they will be publicly opened in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened.
The work to be done is described in these Bid and Contract Documents for the above stated Project. The general Scope of Work is as follows: DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The work generally consists of City inspected and contractor performed installation of an underground storm drain improvements within the public right of way to re-route storm water from Starstone Drive at Commodore Drive, into a City Vallecitos Water District Easement, then along the entire length of La Rosa Drive, then southwesterly along Rancho Santa Fe Road towards the intersection with Linda Vista Drive, and southeasterly into an existing channel at the northwest corner of Bradley Park. The work will also consist of the vertical relocation of a section of Vallecitos Water District water main within the intersection of Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive, abandonment of existing CMP storm drain piping and storm drain clean outs, installation of new PVC piping within existing CMP storm drain piping, repair and replacement of all existing paving and public improvements, installation of new fencing at an existing headwall, installation and refurbishment of private improvements (trees, stairs, redwood retaining wall) along the new storm drain alignment on La Rosa Drive, erosion control, and all other associated work to complete the project per the Plans. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
This project is partially funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). CDBG is a program funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. This CDBG program allocates grants funding to larger cities and urban counties to address community development needs principally for low-and moderate-income persons. Additional CDBG requirements are included in the Appendices to this Bid and Contract Documents. Certain forms in Appendix B must be submitted with Bid Package. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq IS REQUIRED for this project. The greater of the State and/or Federal Prevailing Wage Rates will apply. (See Appendix for more information). LOCATION OF WORK
The work to be constructed is located on Starstone Drive between Commodore Drive and La Rosa Drive, along the entire length of La Rosa Drive, and on Rancho Santa Fe Road between La Rosa Drive and Linda Vista Drive in San Marcos, CA, Thomas Guide Page 1109, Grid C-7 and D-7. TIME OF COMPLETION Time is of the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within ONE HUNDRED SIXTY (160) WORKING DAYS after
the date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9. GENERAL
One Copy of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for review at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. Pre-Bid Conference A Pre-Bid Conference will be held for this project at the project site at the intersection of Starstone Drive and Commodore Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078 at 10:00 am on Thursday, February 12, 2014. Attendance is not mandatory but highly recommended. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Engineering Division in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR THE STARSTONE/LA ROSA ROAD DRAIANGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to
whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions. Estimated construction cost: $1,330,000 Michael Edwards, Public Works Director/ City Engineer Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp Feb. 12, 2015 and Feb. 19, 2015 NOTICE OF INTENDED DECISION (Administrative)
The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-031 on February 23, 2015. Project No.: P13-0039 Case No.: DP 13-031 Applicant: Xochilt Arellano Request: A Director’s Permit for the continued operation of a 1,400 square foot auto body repair facility with an ancillary outdoor storage yard. Location of Property: 1404 Descanso Avenue, Suite I, more particularly described as: Portion of Lot 103, Block No. 102, of Map No. 806 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, as filed in the office of the County Recorder of the County of San Diego, State of California, on December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-122-18. NOTICE: Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Thursday, March 5, 2015). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 2/19/15.
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Education Is Not A Crime
Iran’s government stops Baha’is from teaching or studying at public universities. But they do teach. And they do study. The Baha’i Institute for Higher Education (BIHE) was established in 1987 as an informal university to give young Baha’is a chance to learn. The BIHE followed a tradition of Baha’i educational initiatives that dates back to the 19th century – when the Baha’is opened some of Iran’s first modern schools.
The Baha’is are Iran’s largest religious minority. More than 200 Baha’is were executed between 1979 and 1987, after the Islamic revolution, and over 100 Baha’is are currently imprisoned because of their faith. The community was also periodically persecuted in the decades before the revolution. Baha’is today are still routinely harassed, denied livelihoods, arrested, and jailed on false charges. The story of the persecution of Iran’s Baha’is, and the creation of the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education, are the subject of the film To Light a Candle, produced by the IranianCanadian filmmaker Maziar Bahari. The film uses personal stories and dramatic archival footage to explore the persecution of the Baha’is and the role of their peaceful resistance in Iran’s democratic movement. To Light a Candle was just the beginning. A new campaign, Education is Not a Crime, features voices of support for Iran’s Baha’is from around the world. Educationisnotacrime.me is the nucleus of the campaign. You can send a message to the Iranian government to stand up for the Baha’is. You can experience the story that led to this crisis. Join us on February 28, 6:30 p.m. at Promptlink in Oceanside, California.
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