The Blue People of Troublesome Creek
Volume 44- No. 2
by lyle e davis
Blame it on a French orphan by the name of Martin Fugate.
He claimed a land grant in 1820 and settled on the banks of eastern Kentucky’s Trouble-some Creek. No mention of his skin color is made in the early histories of the area, but family lore has it that Martin himself was blue. The odds against it were incalculable, but Martin Fugate managed to find and marry a woman who carried the same recessive gene. His red-headed American wife, was the former Elizabeth Smith, whose skin, it is said “was as pale as the mountain laurel that blooms every spring around the creek hollows.” The Fugates had seven children, four of whom were reported to be blue in color. They were away in the remote section of Kentucky and folks just naturally tended to marry folks that lived closest to them. Never mind the fact that these newlyweds were, more often than not, kin to one another. Likely first cousins at least. Fugates would marry other Fugates . . . but sometimes they’d branch out and marry Combses, Smiths, Ritchies, and Stacys.
They all lived in isolation from “the real world,” bunched up in log cabins up and down the hollows so it just seemed natural to marry your neighbor. As a result, the clan kept multiplying and intermarrying and interbreeding. "When they settled this country back then, there was no roads. It was hard to get out, so they intermarried," says Dennis Stacy, a 51-year-old coal miner and amateur genealogist who has filled a loose-leaf notebook with the laboriously traced blood lines of several local families.
Stacy counts Fugate blood in his own veins. "If you'll notice," he observes, tracing lines on his The Paper - 760.747.7119
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family's chart, which lists his mother's and his father's great grandfather as Henley Fugate, "I'm kin to myself." It had been 162 years since the phenomenon first was noticed to the point where an explanation for the phenomenon developed. And an apparent cure. Martin and Elizabeth Fugate's blue children had multiplied in this natural isolation tank.
Carrie Lee Kilburn, a nurse at the rural medical center called Homeplace Center referred to the daughter of Levy Fugate, Luna, as "the bluest woman I ever saw. Luna was bluish all over. Her lips were as dark as a bruise.."
Levy had married a Ritchie girl and bought 200 acres of rolling land along Ball Creek. The couple had 8 children, including Luna. A fellow by the name of John Stacy spotted Luna at Sunday services of the Old Regular Baptist Church before the turn of the century. Stacy courted her, married her, and moved from Troublesome Creek to make a living in timber on her daddy's land. John Stacy still lives on Lick Branch of Ball Creek. Stacy recalls that his father-in-law, Levy Fugate, was "part of the family that showed blue. All them old fellers way back then was blue. One of em - I remember seeing him when I was just a boy - Blue Anze, they called him. Most of them old people went by that name - the blue Fugates. It run in that generation who lived up and down Ball Creek".
The theatrical ‘blue people’ - part of the Blue Man Group that frequents Las Vegas Show Lounges.
"They looked like anybody else, ‘cept they had the blue color," Stacy said.
Stacy says, sitting in a chair in his plaid flannel shirt and suspenders, next to a cardboard box where a small black piglet, kept as a pet, is squealing for his bottle, "I couldn't tell you what caused it." The only thing Stacy can't or
won't remember is that his wife Luna was blue. When asked ahout it, he shakes his head and stares steadfastly ahead. It would be hard to doubt this gracious man except that you can't find another person who knew Luna who doesn't remember
The Fugate Blue Family - circa 1900. Taken from Science82: November, 1982.
her as being blue.
Luna Stacy possessed the good health common to the blue peo-
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ple bearing at least 13 children before she died at 84. The clinic rarely saw her and never for anything serious.
Benjy Stacy was born in a modern hospital near Hazard, Kentucky, not far from Troublesome Creek. He inherited his father's lankiness and his mother's red hair but what he got from his great, great, great grandfather was dark blue skin! The doctors were astonished, not so the parents, but the boy was rushed off to a medical clinic in Lexington (University of Kentucky Medical School). Two days of tests showed no cause for Benjy's blue skin. Benjy's grandmother Stacy asked the doctor's if they had heard of the blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek. Put on that track, they concluded that Benjy's condition was inherited. Benjy lost his blue tint within a few weeks and now he is about as normal a 7-year old boy as you might imagine. His lips and fingernails still turn a purplish blue when he gets cold or angry and that trait was exploited by the medical students back when Benjy was an infant. They would gather around his crib
and try to get him to cry so they could witness the lips and fingernails turn blue. Dark blue lips and fingernails are the only traces of Martin Fugate's legacy left in the boy; that, and the recessive gene that has shaded many of the Fugates and their kin blue for the past 162 years. Then, in 1999, after having read a genealogy of the Fugate family, Benjamin Stacy sent the following message: From: Benjamin Arnold Stacy Subject: Fugate Pedigree Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Benjamin Arnold Stacy, Ben for short. I am the "Benjy" (misspelled in the original article in Science 82) mentioned in the article. My mother's maiden name is Hilda B. Godsey. I was surprised to see that someone had taken the time to map the genealogy of my family. I would like to thank you for taking that interest, because it was something that I had wanted to do my self.
I do not know that much about methemoglobinemia and happened to come across this web site while searching. Just for your information, I am
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle
Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car is not called a racist?
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, then doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked, and dry cleaners depressed?
I have questions!
Why isn't the number 11 pronounced onety-one?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...does that mean that one out of five enjoys it? Why do croutons come in airtight packages? Aren't they just stale bread to begin with? If people from Poland are called Poles, then why aren't people from Holland called Holes? If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?
24 years old now and am in my senior year of college at Eastern Kentucky University. The color of my lips and finger nails usually draws some attention, but mostly out of concern for my health or curiosity. I have had no major health problems related to the disorder and simply try to live an average life in spite of being "blue." Again, thank you for your efforts. Benjamin Arnold Stacy
Madison Cawein began hearing rumors about the blue people when he went to work at the University of Kentucky's Lexington medical clinic in 1960. "I'm a hematologist, so something like that perks up my ears," Cawein says, sipping on whiskey sours and letting his mind slip back to the summer he spent "tromping around the hills looking for blue people." Cawein would drive back and forth between Lexington and Hazard, an eight-hour ordeal before the tollway was built, and scour the hills looking for the blue people he'd heard rumors about. The American Heart Association had a clinic in Hazard, and it was there that Cawein met "a great big nurse"
who offered to help.
Her name was Ruth Pendergrass, and she had been trying to stir up medical interest in the blue people ever since a dark blue woman walked into the county health department one bitterly cold afternoon and asked for a blood test.
"She had been out in the cold and she was just blue!" recalls Pendergrass, who is now 69 and retired from nursing. "Her face and her fingernails were almost indigo blue. It like to scared me to death! She looked like she was having a heart attack. I just knew that patient was going to die right there in the health department, but she wasn't a'tall alarmed. She told me that her family was the blue Combses who lived up on Ball Creek. She was a sister to one of the Fugate women." About this same time, another of the blue Combses, named Luke, had taken his sick wife up to the clinic at Lexington. One look at Luke was enough to "get those doctors down here in a hurry," says Pendergrass, who joined Cawein to look for more blue people. Trudging up and down the hollows, fending off "the two mean
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If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for?
If Fed Ex and UPS were to merge, would they call it Fed UP?
Do Lipton Tea employees take 'coffee breaks?'
What hair colour do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men? I thought about how mothers feed their babies with tiny little spoons and forks, so I wondered what do Chinese mothers use, Toothpicks? Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the Post Office? What are we sup-
posed to do, write to them? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen can look for them while they deliver the mail? Is it true that you never really learn to swear until you learn to drive?
If a cow laughed, would milk come out of her nose? Whatever happened to Preparations A through G ? ••••• After a tiring day, a commuter settled down in her
seat and closed her eyes.
As the train rolled out of the station, the guy sitting next to her pulled out his cell phone and started talking in a loud voice: "Hi sweetheart. It's Eric. I'm on the train." "Yes, I know it's the six thirty and not the four thirty, but I had a long meeting."
"No, honey, not with that blonde from the accounts office. With the boss."
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dogs that everyone had in their front yard," the doctor and the nurse would spot someone at the top of a hill who looked blue and take off in wild pursuit. By the time they'd get to the top, the person would be gone. Finally, one day when the frustrated doctor was idling inside the Hazard clinic, Patrick and Rachel Ritchie walked in. "They were bluer'n hell," Cawein says. "Well, as you can imagine, I really examined them. After concluding that there was no evidence of heart disease, I said 'Aha!' I started asking them questions: 'Do you have any relatives who are blue?' then I sat down and we began to chart the family." Cawein remembers the pain that showed on the Ritchie brother's and sister's faces. "They were really embarrassed about being blue," he said. "Patrick was all hunched down in the hall. Rachel was leaning against the wall. They wouldn't come into the waiting room. You could tell how much it bothered them to be blue."
After ruling out heart and lung diseases, the doctor suspected methemoglobinemia, a rare hereditary blood disorder that results from excess levels of methemoglobin in the blood. Methemoglobin which is blue, is a nonfunctional form of the red hemoglobin that carries oxygen. It is the color of oxygen-depleted blood seen in the blue veins just below the skin. If the blue people did have methemoglobinemia, the next step was to find out the cause. It can be brought on by several things: abnormal hemoglobin formation, an enzyme deficiency, and taking too much of certain drugs, including vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting and is abundant in pork liver and vegetable oil.
Cawein drew "lots of blood" from the Ritchies and hurried back to his lab. He tested first for abnormal hemoglobin, but the results were negative.
Stumped, the doctor turned to the medical literature for a clue. He found references to methemoglobinemia dating to the turn of the century, but it wasn't until he came across E. M. Scott's 1960 report in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (vol. 39, 1960) that the answer began to emerge. Scott was a Public Health Service doctor at the Arctic
Health Research Center in Anchorage who had discovered hereditary methemoglobinemia among Alaskan Eskimos and Indians. It was caused, Scott speculated, by an absence of the enzyme diaphorase from their red blood cells. In normal people hemoglobin is converted to methemoglobin at a very slow rate. If this conversion continued, all the body's hemoglobin would eventually be rendered useless. Normally diaphorase converts methemoglobin back to hemoglobin. Scott also concluded that the condition was inherited as a simple recessive trait. In other words, to get the disorder, a person would have to inherit two genes for it, one from each parent. Somebody with only one gene would not have the condition but could pass the gene to a child. Scott's Alaskans seemed to match Cawein's blue people. If the condition were inherited as a recessive trait, it would appear most often in an inbred line.
Cawein needed fresh blood to do an enzyme assay. He had to drive eight hours back to Hazard to search out the Ritchies, who lived in a tappedout mining town called Hardburly. They took the doctor to see their uncle, who was blue, too. While in the hills, Cawein drove over to see Zach (Big Man) Fugate, the 76-yearold patriarch of the clan on Troublesome Creek. Zach took the doctor even farther up Copperhead Hollow to see his Aunt Bessie Fugate, who was blue. Bessie had an iron pot of clothes boiling in her front yard, but she graciously allowed the doctor to draw some of her blood. "So I brought back the new blood and set up my enzyme assay," Cawein continued. "And by God, they didn't have the enzyme diaphorase. I looked at other enzymes and nothing was wrong with them. So I knew we had the defect defined.''
Just like the Alaskans, their blood had accumulated so much of the blue molecule that it overwhelmed the red of normal hemoglobin that shows through as pink in the skin of most Caucasians.
Once he had the enzyme deficiency isolated, methylene blue sprang to Cawein's mind as the "perfectly obvious" antidote. Some of the blue people thought the doctor was slightly addled for suggesting that a blue dye could turn them pink. But Cawein knew from earlier studies that the body has an alternative method of converting methemoglobin back to nor-
mal. Cawein chose methylene blue because it had been used successfully and safely in other cases and because it acts quickly. Cawein packed his black bag and rounded up Nurse Pendergrass for the big event. They went over to Patrick and Rachel Ritchie's house and injected each of them with 100 milligrams of methylene blue. ''Within a few minutes. the blue color was gone from their skin," the doctor said. "For the first time in their lives, they were pink. They were delighted."
"They changed colors!" remembered Pendergrass. "It was really something exciting to see."
The doctor gave each blue family a supply of methylene blue tablets to take as a daily pill. The drug's effects are temporary, as methylene blue is normally excreted in the urine. One day, one of the older mountain men cornered the doctor. "I can see that old blue running out of my skin," he confided.
Before Cawein ended his study of the blue people, he returned to the mountains to patch together the long and twisted journey of Martin Fugate's recessive gene. From a history of Perry County and some Fugate family Bibles listing ancestors, Cawein has constructed a fairly complete story.
The story demonstrated that as coal mining and the railroads brought progress to Kentucky, the blue Fugates started moving out of their communities and marrying other people. The strain of inherited blue began to disappear as the recessive gene spread to families where it was unlikely to be paired with a similar gene. Cawein and his colleagues published their research on hereditary diaphorase deficiency in the Archives of Internal Medicine in April, 1964. He hasn't studied the condition for years. Even so, Cawein still gets calls for advice.
The doctor was later approached by the producers of the television show "That's Incredible." They wanted to parade the blue people across the screen in their weekly display of human oddities. Cawein would have no part of it, and he related with glee the news that a film crew sent to Kentucky from Hollywood fled the "two mean dogs in every front yard" without any film. Cawein cheers their bad luck not out of malice but out of a deep respect for the blue people of
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"They were poor people," concurs Nurse Pendergrass, "but they were good."
The doctor never did reveal the location of the blue people and what with a daily dose of methylene blue, it may be that no one will ever find them again. References:
THE BLUE PEOPLE TROUBLESOME CREEK
The story of an Appalachian malady, an inquisitive doctor, and a paradoxical cure. by Cathy Trost
©Science 82, November, 1982 Cawein, Madison, et. al. "Hereditary diaphorase deficiency and methemoglobinemia". Archives of Internal Medicine, April, 1964. Scott, E.M. "The relation of diaphorase of human erythrocytes to inheritance of methemolglobinemia", Journal of Clinical Investigation, 39, 1960.
Cawein, Madison and E.J. Lappat, "Hereditary Methemoglobinemia" in Hemoglobin, Its Precursors and Metabolites,” ed. by F. William Sunderman, J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia PA, 1964.
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About 6:40 pm on Friday, January 4th, a Caucasian or Hispanic male adult entered Comerica Bank at 2626 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, and committed a robbery. The suspect implied he had a weapon in his jacket pocket however he did not display a weapon to the bank clerk during the incident. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove away north bound on El Camino Real. The suspect’s vehicle is a large white 1990’s model Toyota extended cab pickup truck without a camper shell. The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap, gray hooded sweatshirt and dark brown pants. He has a mustache, tattoos on his neck and hands, weighs about 150 pounds and is about 5’5” tall. No one was injured during the robbery. The San Diego office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was advised and is assisting with the investigation. Anyone with information regarding the robbery
is asked to contact the Carlsbad Police Department Crimes of Violence unit.
other Friday since 1993 when a 9/80 work schedule was implemented.
Beginning Tuesday, January 22nd, Escondido City Hall operating hours will be restored to full time and will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
San Diego police report a man with a gun robbed a RadioShack in Rancho Bernardo just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the man threatened an employee and demanded money, then ran off with the stolen cash from the store on Bernardo Center Drive south of Bernardo Plaza. No one was injured in the robbery. The thief was described as white, in his late 20s, about 6 feet tall and with a thin build. He was wearing dark clothing.
Escondido City Hall to be Open Monday through Friday
In making this announcement, Mayor Sam Abed said, “We are very pleased to provide full time city services to the general public. The additional cost of the full schedule will be covered under the balanced budget policy approved by the City Council in 2011. With the improved economic activities in Escondido, it is important that we provide the residents, businesses and visitors with the highest level of service they expect from our city.” Escondido City Hall has been closed every Friday since January 2009 as a cost savings measure resulting from the recession. Prior to that, City Hall was closed on every
Armed Robbery at Rancho Bernardo Radio Shack
At the same time, police on Friday were alerting people in Rancho Bernardo after a resident awoke to find a prowler inside her home and another resident reported a burglary two hours later.
Police were called to a house on Matinal Circle west of West Bernardo Drive at 2:20 a.m. Thursday when homeowners reported their daugh-
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I love it when a plan works. ••••• A note from Dave Geary, my pal and president of our Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido. I think this was, and is, a great idea! I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful Christmas . My family all came in from Washington State and Florida and we had a great visit. We decided instead of going out to lunch we would take that money and go to Mac Donald’s, buy 150 MC doubles and proceed to Grape Day Park and Washington park where my children and grandchildren all enjoyed passing out the burgers, doing it with happy hearts and
ter had awakened to the sound of footsteps on the downstairs wood floor. She reported seeing a man with short spiky hair wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, baggy jeans and white hightop sneakers.
A cell phone was stolen; the thief, when he became aware he was being observed, fled. Several hours later, other residents reported a prowler had stolen a laptop computer and a sliding glass door was open; other neighbors also reported tampering with either a sliding glass door or side gates being partially open.
No further prowler activity was reported but police are urging residents to ensure their doors and windows are locked; if you see suspicious activity, call (619) 531.2000. Escondido Near Settlement Deal re: District Elections?
A long festering legal issue
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later telling me it was the most enjoyable part of the day serving others instead of themselves.
The homeless were very grateful. Maybe next year we as the club could cater a meal in the park to them. Something to think about. ••••• It would be hard to find a more patriotic guy than the aforementioned Dave Geary. A retired Air Force veteran of 20 years, he proudly reports that all three of his children are active duty members of the Armed Forces and that he can still wear his uniform he had when he retired. Since retiring, Dave has opened his own computer repair and sales store in Escondido at 112 N. Kalmia, has gotten very active in a number of service groups, including currently serving as president of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido, for the 2nd year in a row. He also serves his church and various other charitable organizations.
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may be close to resolution, according to an attorney representing the city of Escondido. John Ramirez, told a Vista Superior Court judge that he was encouraged by a formal offer submitted two weeks ago by those who filed a voting rights lawsuit against the city. The lawsuit, submitted in December 2011 on behalf of five Latino residents, argues Escondido’s at-large citywide elections violate the California Voting Rights Act by discriminating against Latinos.
The proposed settlement calls for Escondido to use San Diego’s method for drawing the boundaries of election districts. That method calls for the districts to be drawn by a seven-member independent commission, which a threejudge panel would appoint.
Escondido officials have previously said they would prefer to have the city’s 144,000
residents have a say, and that the boundaries should be created based on demographic studies, community debate and public hearings.
However, the Escondido council, which would need to approve any settlement, had been unable to discuss it because it hasn’t met since Dec. 19, Ramirez said. Jim Finberg, a San Francisco attorney who filed the voting rights lawsuit, agreed Friday that settlement talks had accelerated recently.
Finberg successfully lobbied Judge Earl Maas on Friday to set a trial date because the pressure of a trial date typically encourages both sides to compromise, Finberg said.
Attorneys for both sides are scheduled to return to court March 15 to update Maas on the status of talks. The judge said he might appoint a mediator at that time if progress has been elusive. Another Drive In Coming to San Marcos?
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If approved, expect the new Sonic to be located on the southeast corner of Grand and Via Vera Cruz, just south of Hiway 78. Steve Kildoo, a city planning commissioner and head of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, said he's excited about the possibility of Sonic coming to town. "Sonic's got a good reputation," Kildoo said. "It's relatively new to Southern California. Getting one here is a neat thing for San Marcos." Sonic restaurants are located in Vista, Santee and at two locations on Camp Pendleton. POLITICAL OPINION RESEARCH - $25
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Letters to the Editor Made in China
Me being at a young age (freshman in high school), most of everything I have ever purchased or owned had a familiar but infamous stamp: "Made In China" and all through out my life I have been told that everything that was made there was cheaply produced there and it was not a good thing. But while I went through my childhood knowing this I wondered why everything we had in America was made in this supposedly god awful place, but that's a different story. What I also understood is that
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
place in the Newsletter Contest; Wanda Arnold, 1st place in the Caring for America Award for Literacy; Yvonne Dozier received the Membership Award for Increase in Membership; and Teri Wyness received honorable mention for Troop Support. Anita Edmondson, editor of the club's newsletter, also received 3rd place from CFRW in the Newsletter Contest. Pictured
Academy. The Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista honored Kevin as Student of the Month for November at North County Academy for his personal and academic achievements. Ms. Black reported Griffin surpassed all the other students in the e2020 reading program.
meets most second Saturday’s of the month in Rancho Bernardo. For info on the chapter, call 760.744.7530 or 760.788.8180. The National Society of DAR was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation’s children. Members are descendents from patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more
(l-r) are RBRWF CoPresidents Jean Anderson and Mary Rose VanDeWeghe, and award recipient, Anita Edmondson. ••••• Pictured in photo below are (l-r) Chuck Scarborough, student Griffin Kleinstiver, and teacher Nancy Black, all from North County
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Republican Women Receives Five Awards
Rancho Bernardo Republican Women, Federated (RBRWF) was the 2012 recipient in its categories of four awards from the California Federation of Republican Women, Southern Division (CFRW Southern Division) and one from the state organization, California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW). The chairwomen accepting the awards from the CFRW Southern Division were Anita Edmondson, 1st
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On February 13th, he returns to Tanzania to both deliver food packets and computers and set up a computer laboratory for the orphanage with 10 computers that he is donat-
Tina. Diana is home for good now, just recently returning to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. ••••• One of the great benefits of being in the newspaper business is the opportunity of meeting new people, often, they are advertisers who
New Member Presents Program at DAR Meeting – At the Rincon del Diablo Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) meeting recently they were entertained by a new member, Diane Tells His Name. Adopted as a child, she always felt the call of her ancestral roots as she studied the history of the Native Americans in school. In her intensive research, she found her birth family was Oglala Lakota, but also her birth father had American Revolution ancestry. The Rincon del Diablo DAR chapter
Sante Fe Road, - Suite G, right next to MinuteMan Press.
Ken has very low overhead . . . no large staff or large showroom; he has a compact but comfortable office where he repairs computers promptly and at great savings to his clientele. You may call him at 760.510.2015.
The Geary Family: Left to Right, Sgt. David Geary, Pfc Crystal Geary, Airman First Class Diana Geary and Staff Sergeant Dave Geary, who retired from the Air Force after 19 years.
ing. Diana returned home on December 14th from a combat zone, where she had served for 10 months; as a surprise for the birhday of Tina Geary, Dave’s wife, Dave had arranged with the restaurant for Diana to come out as a waitress and deliver their resaurant order, surprising
become more than clients becoming good friends.
Such is the case with a gent from Beijing, China, by name of Xi Ju. Most folks here in the states, however, know him as Ken Ju. He’s the owner of Fix@4Less, a computer repair and sales facility in San Marcos at 277 S. Rancho
Another new client and fascinating individual is Dr. Valentina Obradovic, owner of Adriatic Dental of San Marcos and La Jolla. Dr. Valentina, as she is known, studied and became a dentist in her native Yugoslavia, but after emigrating to America, took all of her boards and certifications and has been practicing here for 20 years, very successfully, having expanded to La Jolla in July of last year. Her San Marcos office features two doctors, Dr. Alan Fegursky and Dr. Su Gao, while Dr. Valentina serves in both the San Marcos office as well as heading up her La Jolla office.
Inland Audubon Preserve is Open – Grab your binoculars and get outdoors on the trails at Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve on Saturdays from 10am-3pm. Learn more about native plant habitat, birds and animals at North County’s hidden open space jewel. Special free events are January 12, from 10-11am, Host
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She loves ongoing education classes and has studied periodontal training, implants, laser uses in dentistry, she features each of these specialties in her practice. She and her husband live with their two daughters in Carlsbad. She has a great sense of humor and a lovely laugh. We hope you get the chance to meet her and enjoy the warmth of her personality as well as her considerable skills in state-of-the-art dentistry.
That’s it for this week, folks. We are all in this together, this new year of 2013. We hope to keep you informed, entertained, and amused during the next 12 months. Stay with us. We’ll have a ball!
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Orientation. Hosts are needed to welcome visitors on Saturdays. No previous knowledge needed. Then on January 26, from 9am-12noon, Wilderness Awareness Basics Workshop. Learn about animal tracks and signs, bird languages, native plants, and wilderness safety. For info, contact the caretaker at 2437 Hutchison Street, Vista, or email email@example.com.
Sunday, January 13th Antique Show Cancelled – The North San Diego Antiques, Art, & Collectibles Show will resume on Sunday, February 10, from 9am-3pm, at the Convention Center at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. For info, contact Jane at 760.580.1505 or http://sites.google.com/site/nsdacs/.
Update On National Scene – At TriCity Tea Party's meeting on Tuesday, January 15, at 6pm, TCTP’s Action Group Leaders will give updates. You are encouraged to come early and enjoy food and beverage at Boomers Café, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista, the site of the meeting. Contact TCTP at firstname.lastname@example.org, 760.600.TCTP (8287), or tri-cityteaparty.org.
Want to Speak with Confidence; Overcome Fear of Public Speaking? – The Twin Oaks Toastmasters is starting an 8-week Speechcraft Workshop; a program that will develop your public speaking ability. You will learn how to write a speech, use your voice, gestures to create lasting impressions, and gain confidence. The sessions will be on Wednesdays from 12:05-1:05pm, at the Commerce West Bank, 338 Via Vera Cruz, San Marcos, conference room on first floor. The dates are January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, and March 6. Cost is $30. Contact Lela Hankins for more info; 760.591.0020, email email@example.com, or visit the website at twinoakstoastmasters.org.
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We Americans sometimes tend to fall into a rut of thinking only that which we produce is worth much of anything. A little test of logic and examining the facts quickly puts those thoughts to a quick rest.
Mail checks to Twin Oaks Toastmasters, 1531 Grand Ave., Suite A, San Marcos, 92078. Seating is limited; registration date has past; call to see if space is still available.
Cut Flowers and Trends is Program at Cymbidium Society Meeting – At the Wednesday, January 16, meeting of the San Diego County Cymbidium Society, Barbara Rudvalis of Rudvalis Orchids in Carlsbad will speak about Commercial Cut Flowers and Trends. The meeting will be at the Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. Admission is free. An orchid culture class will be held at 6:30pm. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619.520.1366. Also, the Cymbidium Society will hold their annual orchid auction on Saturday, January 19, in the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos. Preview is at 11am, and auction at 12noon. Admission is free and all are invited. For info, email email@example.com or call 760.732.0055.
Civil War Round Table Meeting – The CWRT will meet at 7:30pm, on Wednesday, January 16, at Palisades Presbyterian Church, 6301 Birchwood Ave., in the Allied gardens community of San Diego. Focusing on the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Prof. Barbara Hemmingsen will trace the pivotal 1864 Union campaign to capture Atlanta, GA. The public is invited to this free program, “The Campaign for Atlanta.” Refreshments will be served. For info, contact Gene Armistead at 760.747.5397, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary Baker to Speak About Agenda 21 at Republican Club Meeting – At the January 18 luncheon meeting of the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women, Federated (RBRWF), Mary Baker, a founding member of Americans Protecting Property Rights and the American Coalition for Sustainable Communities, will speak about Agenda 21, the United Nation’s action plan for sustainable development. The event
liantly by Martin Clunes. If you enjoyed the American tv series “Becker,” in which Ted Danson portrayed a gruff, often rude, but still lovable doctor of medicine, you’ll latch on to, and love, “Doc Martin,” as well. The series also has an inept, fumbling PC (Police Constable) that will remind American viewers of our own Barney Fife from
starts at 11am, with lunch served at 11:45am, at the Stoneridge Country Club, 17166 Stoneridge Country Club Lane, Poway. Cost is $23/members and $25/guests. Call 858.673.1409 for reservations, by noon on Tuesday, January 15. For more info, check online at www.rbrwf.org.
New Year New You Expo and Well Being Symposium – On Friday, January 18, from 8am-12:30pm, a joint event, “New You Expo” and “Vibrantly You Women’s Wellbeing Symposium,” will be held at the La Costa Resort and Spa. The event features four San Diego and Orange County leading physicians in women’s health with a portion of the proceeds donated to the San Diego YWCA’s Becky’s House and Orange County-based Human Options, both committed to ending domestic violence. Prominent North San Diego County physician, Dr. Diana Hoppe MD, recently featured on the Dr. Oz Show, has launched a regional women’s wellbeing symposium dedicated to “Inspiring women to transform their health and live passionate lives.” For more information or to register, go online to www.vibrantly-you.com. The admission price is $97, which includes a continental breakfast and entry into a raffle for prizes. Also, you can contact Cynthia Martinez, Dr. Hoppe’s assistant, at 760.635.5600 or email her at Cynthia@drdianahoppe.com.
Singles Dance/Mixer with Live Band – On Saturday, January 19, Simply The Best Singles, an upscale singles organization, presents “Love Is In The Air” dance/mixer for ages 40-60ish, from 7:3011:30pm, at the Del Mar Marriott, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego. Enjoy music by “The Brokers Band,” a popular live band. There will be prizes, Lock & Key Icebreaker, photos and more. Upscale casual dress (no jeans or shorts). Dance price $15/prepay; $20/at door; $5/self parking; $10/valet. Sign up at www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com, or call 818.577.6877.
The condition suffered by fans of ‘Doc Martin’ will often, but not necessarily, cause a need for new and more content. There are two types:
Chronic – A milder form usually treated with episode watching, news reading and/or fan interaction.
About 12 months ago, while channel surfing, looking for something decent and interesting to watch, I stumbled across a program on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) that looked somewhat interesting.
The setting for the story was a small fishing village in Cornwall, England. The scenery looked pleasantly familiar to me as my first wife was from Scotland and the street scenes, the pubs, the harbor (or, as the Brits insist on spelling it, “harbour,” all gave me an instant feeling of deja vu and familiarity with the setting as I had visited Scotland and Ireland many times. I felt at home.
Then I quickly picked up on the story line and the central character, Doc Martin, played bril-
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Escondido History Center Happenings in January – Saturday, January 19, 10am, rediscover Escondido when you join Jack Pomeroy for the first walking tour of the year. This tour has a bit of a climb, but it’s worth it. “High School Hill” has great views. Meet at SE corner of Broadway and Grand. Get ready for the Trash and Treasurers Rummage Sale. It’s on Saturday, February 2, 9am-12noon. (Rain date: February 9) If you’ve been cleaning out some items around your home, consider donating them for this sale (no electronics, please). Donations accepted through January 30th, at the office, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10am-4pm. Member? Join as a member and get a subscription to the newsletter “The Grapevine,” a discount in the museum store, and advanced announcements about upcoming events. Membership is tax deductible. Check the website at Escondido History Center. The Center is in Grape Day Park, 321 No. Broadway, P.O.Box 263, Escondido, 92033, or call 760.743.8207.
Jazz Band Concert a Tribute to Big Band Drummers – On Sunday, January 20, at 2pm, at the Carlsbad Community Church, the Coastal Cities Jazz Band, along with guest Bernie Dresel, will be performing music that became popular when performed by famous drummers such as Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Gene Krupa, and Ed Shaughnessy, to name a few. Bernie Dresel presently holds the drum chair in Gordon Goodwin’s Grammy-nominated Big Phat Band, and for 15 years he was with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, a Grammy Award Winner. Modern-Drummers Magazine’s readers’ poll named him today’s best “Big Band Drummer” and Drum Magazine honored him with a “2002 Drummie” for best big band drummer. Popular vocalist, Michael Ruhl, will also be on the program. Tickets are $15/adults and $12/seniors
‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. on Page 13
Cure: Now available; one can undergo Doc Martin Marathons, watching Series after Series, Episode after Episode (available free at Hulu.com/doc-martin) and that helps.
Confession Time: I watched every Series and Episode of Doc Martin from Series 1 through Series 5 on my own Doc Martin Marathon from Friday, December 28th to Monday morning, December 31st. Loved ‘em all! Story Line:
the Andy Griffith Show. I immediately became a bigtime fan of “Doc Martin,” and urge you to view the program as I think you, too, will become totally dedicated to it and have hours of enjoyment and entertainment.
Acute – The severe form of the illness, only managed by trips to Cornwall. Symptoms: The innate desire to see anything related to Doc Martin.
Martin Clunes plays Dr. Martin Ellingham, a brilliant and successful vascular surgeon at Imperial College London who develops haemophobia (a fear of blood), and as a result is forced to stop practicing surgery. He obtains a post as the General Practitioner (GP) in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays with his Aunt Joan. Upon arriving in Portwenn, Dr. Ellingham - who, to his frustration, is addressed as "Doc Martin" by the locals - finds the surgery in disarray. He inherits an incompetent receptionist, Elaine Denham. Her character
‘Doc Martin’ Cont. on Page 13
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An Epilogue to Christmas
We had a great Christmas at our house on Christmas Eve.
Evelyn had her two sons and their families visiting. Was pleased to see Marty, Evelyn's youngest son, his girl friend, Kim, and Klyde, their dog. Several years ago Klyde was a mal-treated, abandoned dog that Marty learned about and agreed to take in to his home. They have become inseparable. Mutual love and admiration. Marty is a quiet guy, not given to showing much emotion. But I knew full well that he had just gone through emotional hell.
I learned only on Christmas Eve, to my great shock, that Klyde had gotten into some snail-bait while accompanying Marty on one of his landscaping assignments.
He became violently ill. Difficulty in breathing, convulsions, a variety of serious symptoms. At first, they
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thought Klyde was having an epileptic seizure . . . he suffers from epilepsy but is easily controlled with regular medication. Soon, however, they realized it was something more serious.
To their great credit, Marty and Kim narrowed down what happened to the fact that Klyde had gone nosing around in the dirt around some plants and gobbled up some snailbait; deadly poison! Fortunately, they located California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, a stateof-the-art urgent care facility for pets. They have 32 total vets within their organization, 11 in their Carlsbad facility alone. Dr. Todd Bowdre attended Klyde. Following a quick consultation, Marty agreed to go forward and the vets went to work. Intubation, IV's, stomach pumping, the whole nine yards. It was painful to watch Klyde suffering . . . and painful to watch him endure the medical procedures necessary to save his life. But it worked!
Watching Klyde play with our pups on Christmas Eve, you would never have imagined how close to death he had come, just a few weeks earlier.
Klyde - very much alive
You see, we've grown rather fond of Klyde as well. My two (pups) love to play with him and he loves to wrestle and growl with them. They're like a threesome of little kids (though Klyde is around nine years old; our two girls are both about two
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and a half years old).
Seeing Klyde healthy and active just made for a more Merry Christmas than usual.
Having discussed this event with several friends, I received the following message from long time friend, Sid Colquitt:
I can share Marty's pain over Klyde. I had an even worse experience in which "T.J," our family pet, died on Easter morning from ingesting snail bait that my wife admonished me not to use. There is no more horrible feeling than to feel ‘Epilogue to Christmas’ Cont. on Page 13
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Sharon Prince, an attorney currently active in the practice of trust law, presents a musical-themed show every Saturday morning from 11am-1pm on KKSM, AM 1320, Palomar College Radio. You may recognize Sharon as the former sidekick to Doug Best of Doug Best Swings, for the past nine years. Doug’s show airs immediately before from 7-11am. Sharon selects a particular theme, artist or composer, playing songs and interjecting tidbits of history, facts and humor. The show can also be heard on the internet at www.parlomar.edu/kksm or on Cox Digital Cable 957. If you would like to contact Sharon for comments or requests, she can be reached on the internet at email@example.com or call 619.997.4045 and leave a message.
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‘Letter to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 5 our American companies designed products here but then sent the manufacturing process overseas. But now I have found something quite odd.
There are products from companies in China that design and produce their merchandise there, and many of their products (cell phones) surpass the technology and craftsmanship of our American outsourcing companies, not to mention they also tend to be much less expensive. So if this keeps happening, China's industry could become completely independent, and our once great country that was the leader of innovation will be nothing more than consumers of other nations. Getting our act together and improving education is what I believe we need to do, for innovation sprouts from knowledge.
Although I am glad the Proposition 30 was passed in my sake, this new addition to my parents and soon to be my tax pile will not help future American innovators either. My new years wish is that educators and legislators will get their act together and start solving problems with the money they already have instead of attempting to cover them up with the money in our pockets. A Concerned North County Student, Tyler White San Diego County
Help With Winter Shelters Needed
Since my lay-off from the UT San Diego in October I have been volunteering at Haven House, an Escondido homeless shelter. It is humbling to see these people (clients) who have no where else to go come in out of the cold and rain to get a hot meal and place to sleep. Every night from late November to late March, Haven House feeds up to 60 people who need our help.
I am writing you today to ask you to help our clients by
finding or providing 60 meals on an open night between now and the end of March. If all my friends in Escondido said "Yes" the homeless at Haven House would be eating worry free for the rest of the winter season. However, I realize some of you are busy, or facing difficulties of your own. Only give if/what you can. Each open night we need 60 dinners consisting of a main portion, side portion and desert. We have servers if you cannot provide them. What I am asking is for you to ask your employer, church, fraternity, or social club to donate these meals. Or, if your family has the funds (between $200 to $300) you can provide the meals too. We have some nights where 3 or 4 families get together to provide the meal. If you cannot find meals or provide a meal but still want to help, you can volunteer we need volunteers from 5pm to 9:30pm every night to help with intake and serving dinners. We also take donations for meals (anything from $10.00 up to $300.00 would be a great help).
Please contact me if you need more information or if you are prepared to provide a dinner, please contact Jan Ferris to schedule an open night: Jan Ferris, Shelter Administrator Haven House, Escondido Emergency Shelter Interfaith Community Services 550 W. Washington Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92025 760-489-6380 ext 267 Message 760-801-0420 cell firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You can mail your donation to the above address as well. Be sure to put in the memo "Meals" if you want the donation to go towards dinners. Thank you for taking the time to read this and consider helping out Haven House. When I was laid off I learned that your world can be spun upside down in 24 hours. I am proud to be helping where I can for those less fortunate. God Bless,
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Such a well behaved little jewel is very rare and so is our little Nina. She does great with people and other pets playing or just lying down in the sun. . Nina is under 2 years old and a lightweight at 5 pounds … she needs to gain just a little weight as life was not kind to her until now. Nina is a gorgeous brown and white Chihuahua with huge ears and just the sweetest, gentle and most loving disposition ever. She would do great with a family or just adults.
Eleena is a 3-year-old spayed female tortoiseshell mix, ID 67102.
Belle - is an 8 month old female boxer/terrier mix pup.
“Max” is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a big, goofy, 2 year old, 75 pound, Labrador Retriever - Pit Bull mix. He was transferred from another animal shelter through the RCHS / FOCAS program.
Like all our pups Nina is spayed and microchipped. Her 5 way vaccines and rabies are all up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for her transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more photographs please view her on our website as well as all the other pups in our rescue that need forever homes or a foster family. Visit www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-246-1280.
Belle, formally Brooklyn, is a sweet, affectionate, playful girl. She loves playing with children, all people and other dogs, and gives great kisses! She is current on vaccinations, microchipped and wants to go home with you!! Adoption fee $225. For an adoption application, click http://spotsavespets.org/ad option-application-dogs/ or email SPOT at email@example.com to meet Belle!
Eleena is a petite girl who loves to be held. She loves to play and enjoys the company of other cats. She’s very charming and sweet, and her favorite trick is to dip her paw in her water and lick it off.
Eleena is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, and is one of the featured cats at the Escondido Petsmart, 415 N. Escondido Blvd. Her $85 adoption fee includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.
We hope you like his big smile, because that's how he looks most of the time, except when he's in deep thought or giving kisses. Take a minute to watch his video on the RCHS website to see what a playful and happy dog he is.
Max's $145 adoption fee includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. If you can't adopt him, consider sponsoring Max until his new family arrives.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed CITY HALL TO BE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AGAIN
Beginning Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Escondido City Hall operating hours will be restored to full time and will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We are very pleased to provide full time city services again to the general public. The additional cost of the full schedule will be covered under the bal-
anced budget policy approved by the City Council in 2011. With the improved economic activities in Escondido, it is important that we provide the residents, businesses and visitors with the highest level of service they expect from our city. Escondido City Hall has been closed every Friday since January 2009 as a cost savings measure resulting from the recession. Prior to that, City Hall was closed on every other Friday since 1993 when a 9/80 work schedule was implement-
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Wondering how the city operates? How decisions are made? Would you like to gain a better understanding on how local government works on your behalf? The City of Vista’s Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for a seven-week program. The sessions are held on consecutive Wednesday evenings (with the exception of a day-time city tour) and participants meet at various city facilities. If you have the time, I encourage you to register for the opportunity to learn more about Vista and to meet your neighbors and your elected officials. As Vista resident Susan Alexander (Leadership Academy graduate, fall
2012) said, “It is such a great experience!”
Classes begin February 27 and run through April 10. Find out where the city is heading in terms of development, traffic, growth management, recreation, and other issues that impact you. Registration is limited and is being accepted on a first-come, firstserve basis through February 11. The Academy is free, although participants must be a Vista resident or business owner and aged 18 years or older. Applications are available on line at cityofvista.com or contact the Communications Office at 760.726.1340 ext. 1438 for more information.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Nighttime closures of SR-78 planned for January
Please be advised that for approximately eight weeks, beginning January 21, work on the SR-78 between Nordahl Road and Twin Oaks Valley Road will require intermittent nighttime freeway closures from 11:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. These nighttime closures will allow crews to rehabilitate a portion of the SR-78 over Mission Road and finish constructing the eastbound auxil-
During these closures, motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible. Traffic delays are expected during construction. Signs will be in place to direct motorists through detours. Detailed detour maps are available on www.san-marcos.net under “News.”
Residents and businesses in the area are also advised that heavy machinery will cause nighttime noise in the area during construction. The schedule for this freeway closure is subject to weather delays.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Call-Out for Historic Oceanside Photos
The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Oceanside Historical Society, invites all current and former Oceanside residents to become a part of local history as Oceanside celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2013. On Saturday, January 12, at 10:30 AM, in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms (330 North Coast Highway), a photo workshop will take place. The Library is asking that you bring your family photographs and old photos of
Oceanside homes, businesses and other locations in the City to this event. Each photo will be scanned and immediately returned to their respective owner. These photographs will then be recorded at the Library and become part of a larger piece of work that will be presented in September 2013 in honor of the 125th celebration of the establishment of Oceanside. For more information on this project, please visit the Oceanside Public Library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5580. Be sure to come out and contribute to this wonderful collection of historical material that will be made available to all of us now and for generations to come!
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Windows 8, The Beat Goes On
Microsoft’s latest OS (operating system) for PCs, Windows 8, has been in release for two months. By now retailers have cleared their shelves of Windows 7 PCs and new PC buyers have no choice. Microsoft’s huge gamble to force feed W8 to consumers is in play.
When Microsoft’s Windows 8 strategy became clear in November we predicted a retail consumer revolt and slumping PC sales. We advised our readers to stick with Windows 7 or XP. We felt that Windows 8, in its present form, was not a viable OS for mainstream PC users. If W8 is ever to be accepted by PC users, Microsoft needs to rework the “Metro” user interface to make it
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mouse and keyboard friendly. That’s why we renamed the new OS “Microsoft W8” as in “wait.” Time has vindicated our early conclusions. The Internet is awash with E-Pubs tolling the W8 disaster. Prestigious publications like Consumer Reports and Tom’s Hardware have joined in advising consumers not to buy PCs with W8. Fujitsu’s president complained last week that W8 is responsible for their dismal recent PC notebook sales. W8 PC sales in the first 60 days are less than half the comparable period sales of Win 7 PCs and have even fallen below the abysmal first 60 days sales record of the “Vista” PCs. It’s not bad news for everyone though. Apple, Google and The Computer Factory are enjoying Microsoft’s ongoing W8 fiasco. Apple PC sales are seeing a boost as some disgusted PC shoppers resent Microsoft’s ham-handed attempt to force them to by PCs with the mouse hostile W8 “metro” interface and are willing to shell out two to three times as much for a comparable Apple PC. Both Apple and Google are cackling as W8 PC problems put a damper on Microsoft’s sale of competing smart phone and tablet products. Here at The Computer Factory we’re enjoying new customers as the word spreads that home and business users can
recent college graduates and mid-career professionals have participated in the Capital Fellows Program to gain public sector experience.
During my time in Sacramento, I have been fortunate to mentor fellows in my Capitol office. This year, we welcome Senate Fellow David Vazquez to our staff and look forward to working with him and the 2012-13 Senate Fellowship class. Applications for the 2013-14 programs are due February 11th, 2013. For more information: www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fe llows_programs_overview.ht ml Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes San Diego (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley) and Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, Vista the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
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buy the new Win 7 notebook and desktop PCs here that they no longer can find in retail stores. This year’s Nov-Dec PC sales were over 20% below last years. The magnitude of this W8 rejection is somewhat masked by the fact that Microsoft isn’t even attempting to sell W8 in the corporate environment. It’s business as usual with enterprise PC buyers staying with Win 7. Combine that with the fact that a large part of this year’s NovDec PC sales was the sell-off of retail inventories of Win 7 PCs. Take these factors into consideration and it begins to appear that W8 may be causing as much as a 50% drop in
retail PC sales.
The official numbers aren’t out yet but it is rumored that consumers are returning W8 PCs in record numbers. When unwary customers get their new W8 computers home and see the “Metro” user interface on their new PC they’re packing them up and taking them back. Will Microsoft be able to stonewall consumer resistance? Will they be forced to redesign the user interface? Will they be forced to allow Win 7 back into retail distribution? We certainly don’t know the answers but we are enjoying Microsoft’s W8 problems.
‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2
"No sweetheart, you're the only one in my life. Yes, I'm sure, cross my heart."
Fifteen minutes later, he was still talking loudly, when the young woman sitting next to him had enough and leaned over and said into the phone, "Eric, turn that phone off and come back to bed."
raised his hand. The pastor called on him and the little boy said, "I know that if you have a resurrection that lasts more than four hours you are supposed to call the doctor."
It took over ten minutes for the congregation to settle down enough from their laughter for the worship service to be continued.
DEMOCRAT You have two Eric doesn't use his cell phone cows. Your neighbor has in public any longer. none. You feel guilty for being successful. You push for Cell phone etiquette, ya think? higher taxes so the government can provide cows for On Sermons everyone. Don't ask children a question during your sermon.
A Baptist pastor was presenting a children's sermon. During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was. Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at the same time, asking children questions in front of a congregation can also be very dangerous. Having asked the children if they knew the meaning of the resurrection, a little boy
REPUBLICAN You have two cows. Your neighbor has none. So?
SOCIALIST You have two cows. The government takes one and gives it to your neighbor. You form a cooperative to tell him how to manage his cow. ‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 14
‘Epilogue to Christmas’ Cont. from Page 8
responsible for your dog's death especially one which for the dog is so agonizing and so unnecessary. Happy to hear that Klyde is OK.
In talking to the vets recently, they tell me that snail bait is commonly applied this time of year . . . it needs to be stored safely and pets need to be kept away from areas where it has been applied. Copntaining metaltahide, a deadly poison, it is the most common reason for accidentally poisoning a dog. Within four hours of ingestion, the dog will die. Symptoms include drooling, muscle tremors, fevers, vomiting . . . shutting down of the nervous system . . . it is, essentially, a neurotoxin. I never knew about snail bait and the danger it poses to dogs. I did, however, know of the tremendous asset we have in North San Diego County with wonderful Urgen Care Centers that can save our dogs lives. California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad was there when needed and for that, we are grateful. So is Klyde.
‘Doc Martin’ Cont. from Page 7
is replaced in Series 2-4 by new receptionist and later phlebotomist Pauline . In 2011 the post is taken up by Morwenna Newcross.
The show revolves around Ellingham's interactions with the local Cornish villagers. Despite his medical brilliance, Ellingham is a gruff man, illmannered, and lacking social skills. His cold, abrasive manner offends many of the villagers. He is perceived by them to be short tempered and lacking in a bedside manner, whereas he feels he is going about his duties in a professional and no-nonsense manner, not wasting time chatting with the villagers. His haemophobia, (the British spelling of hemophobia) which results in frequent and debilitating bouts of nausea and vomiting, eventually becomes known amongst the villagers.
His aunt, Joan Norton, provides emotional support in the face of the disquiet his abrupt manner causes among the villagers. Caroline Catz plays pri-
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“Daybreak.” (See: http://docmartinseries5.blogspot.com/2012 /08/martin-on-daybreak.html). Clunes, in character as Doc Martin, and Clunes, out of character on a tv talk show are two totally different people. Out of character, Clunes is a smiling, happy-go-lucky guy, easy to talk to, engaging. In character, Clunes, as Doc Martin, is gruff, seldom smiles, often has a scowl, and is short and abrupt with those he meets. Hard to imagine someone holding that character throughout an entire episode of filming. You have to be a pretty powerful actor to not only develop the character, but to hold it throughout an entire filming episode.
If I have a criticism of the Doc Martin program it is that the women characters in the show wear the most god-awful looking footwear. It’s as though they were walking around town wearing a couple of waffle irons on their feet. Even the very attractive Louisa Glasson, the love interest, wears clumpy, ugly looking shoes. But, that’s a minor complaint when compared to the overall brilliance of the show. Original character
Actress Caroline Catz, who plays school teacher Louisa Glasson, Doc Martin’s love interest
mary school teacher Louisa Glasson, for whom Doc Martin finds it difficult to express his romantic feelings, often spoiling a rare tender moment with a comment about an unpleasant medical condition. The United Kingdom, which gave us “Monty Python” now delivers yet another comedy classic, though in a bit more subdued vein.
Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, United Kingdom. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011. The show is a major triumph in terms of story line, casting, cinematography, acting, and atmosphere. An example of the brilliant acting is found by watching Martin Clunes while he is out of character on a British tv program,
Martin Clunes originally played a character called "Dr Martin Bamford" in the 2000 film Saving Grace and its two madefor-TV prequels, Doc Martin and Doc Martin and the Legend of the Cloutie, which were made by British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB). The prequels show Bamford, a successful obstetrician rather than surgeon, finding out that his wife has been carrying on extramarital affairs behind his back. After confronting her with the news, he escapes London and heads for Cornwall, which he remembers fondly from his youth. Shortly after he arrives, and following the departure of the village's resident GP, decides to stay in Port Isaac and fill the gap. In these three films the village is not known as Portwenn.
ITV felt the Martin Bamford character should be portrayed as a "townie," out of his depth and uncomfortable in the country. They also wanted something edgier, so Clunes suggested the doctor be very grumpy and socially inept. The new doctor's surname was to be Ellingham, an anagram of the last name of the new writer, Dominic Minghella, who was brought in to rework the doctor's background and create a new cast of supporting characters. Thirty-eight episodes aired on ITV in the UK between 2004
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and 2011. Clunes's wife is Philippa Braithwaite, Doc Martin's producer.
Series 5 was produced in 2011 and has eight episodes. In the USA Series 5 began broadcasting in March and April 2012. Martin Clunes announced a sixth series of Doc Martin on The Alan Titchmarsh Show (5 March 2012). It will be filmed in the spring of 2013, and broadcast this autumn. He had previously stated that a sixth series would probably be the final one.
In the UK, Doc Martin has been a ratings success for ITV1 with the third series achieving ITV1's best midweek drama performance in the 9 PM Monday slot since. I submit that once American audiences learn about, and watch an episode or two of Doc Martin, the show will be a major hit here as well.
You can watch individual episodes of Doc Martin on KPBS, usually on Sunday evenings. Or, you can use your computer, go to hulu.com/docmartin and watch all Series and their episodes from start to finish. Another option is to go to HuluPlus.com (uninterrupted by pop-up commercials, which you are subjected to on Hulu.com/doc-martin).
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The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-031303 The name of the business: Kaveer Auto, located at 6439 Olea Ln., #207, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011, is hereby registered by the following: Massoud Sohrabi 6439 Olea Ln., #207 Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Massoud Sohrabi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/30/2012. 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2013 and 01/10/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032538 The name of the business: Rug Suckers Carpet Cleaning, located at 2625 Pirineos Way #121, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel C. Rasmussen 2625 Pirineos Way #121 Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/2004. /s/Daniel C. Rasmussen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/14/2012. 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2013 and 01/10/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032276 The name of the business: Gene & Sons Handy Services, located at 192 Calle Querido, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Eugene Spieth 197 Calle Querido San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/12/12. /s/Eugene Spieth This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/12/2012. 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2013 and 01/10/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032883 The name of the business: Gilcom Industries, located at 830 Chamberlain Place, Escondido, Ca. 92025 is hereby registered by the following: Lorena Gillis 830 Chamberlain Place Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/19/2012. /s/Lorena Gillis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/19/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030985 The name of the business: Qavah Photography, Nick Burt Photography, and Qavah Media, located at 2000 Montego Avenue #54, Escondido, Ca. 92026 is hereby registered by the following: Nicholas Burt 2000 Montego Avenue, #54 Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Nicholas Burt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/27/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-031054 The name of the business: Mo’s Berry Patch, located at 2022 B Oceanview Road, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: David T. Slottje 2022 B Oceanview Rd Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/10/2012. /s/David T. Slottje This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/28/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032882 The name of the business: Supremo Produce Farmers Fresh, located at 545 Smilax Road, Vista, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Vincent and Fidelina Medrano 1280 Bear Valley Pkwy Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Vincent Medrano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/19/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032842 The name of the business: DaVine Catering, located at 2381 La Mirada Drive, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Davine LLC 530 Steward Canyon Road Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Catherine Ransom, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/18/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030818 The name of the business: RDS Massage and Skincare, located at 811 W. San Marcos, Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078, , is hereby registered by the following: Rachel C. De Stigter 2351 Stewart Place Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Rachel C. De Stigter This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/26/2012. 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2013 and 01/10/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030506 The name of the business: Landcraft, located at 1278 Via Contessa, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: David Pier 1278 Via Contessa San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/David Pier This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/20/2012. 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2013 and 01/10/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-031624 The name of the business: Old California Mining Company, located at 1020 W. San Marcos, Blvd., #118, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Ceko Restaurants, Inc. 905 Noreen Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Nicholas Ceko, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/2012. 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2013 and 01/10/2013.
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-031625 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Old California Mining Co., located at 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON July 1, 2008 and assigned File No. 2008-021235, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): MA Lee, Inc. 842 Antilla Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/Michael Lee, President This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg, Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/05/2012. 12/20, 12/27/2012, 01/03 & 01/10/2013..
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032390 The name of the business: A-C-G Landscaping Maintenance, located at 137 Christen Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Artemio Colon 137 Christen Way San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/2007. /s/Artemio Colon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/13/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-033676 The name of the business: His & Her’s Home, His & Her’s, located at 2150 Palomar Airport Rd., *205, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011, is hereby registered by the following: Sarah Kate Enterprise, Inc. 250 S. Pacific St., #108 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 2/01/2010. /s/Sarah Jackson, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/31/2012. 01/03/, 01/10, 1/17 and 01/24/2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-033154
The name of the business: Predigo, located at 5213 Brickfield Ln., San Diego, Ca. 92130, is hereby registered by the following: Jarek Kanikula 1219 S. Citrus Avenue Escondido Ca. Arturo Ortega 92027 5213 Brockfield LAne San Diego, Ca. 92130 Igor Virker 11164 Provencal Pl. San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 12/01/2012. /s/Jarek Kanikula This statement was filed with Ernest J. County Dronenburg Jr., Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/21/2012. 01/10, 1/17, 1/24 and 1/31/2013.
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARY STELLA LAVIGNE Case#37-2012-00152704PR--PW-ctl To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of MARY STELLA LAVIGNE. Petition for Probate has been filed by Jeffrey Allen Lavigne in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101, in the Madge Bradley Building. The Petition for Probate requests that Jeffrey Allen Lavigne be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 01/24/2013 Time: 1:30 p.m. Dept: PC-2 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for the Petitioner: Leonard J. Cravens PO Box 2714, Indio, CA. 92202-2714 760.342.1810 12/27/2012, 01/03 & 01/10/2013.
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00059269-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Janani and Niranjan Iyer filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Madhalasa Niranjan to Proposed name Madhalasa Iyer. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: February 19, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated December 24, 2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 12/27/2012, 1/03, 1/10 & 1/17/2013
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-033239 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: RC Automobile, located at 529 Ross Drive, Escondido, CA. 92029. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 1/7/2011 and assigned File No. 2011000736, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Luis Ruben Choque-Jimenez 212 Sartori Way Vista, Ca. 92083 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/Luis Ruben Choque-Jimenez This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg, Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/24/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03, 1/10 & 01/17/2013..
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-031423 The name of the business: RP Landscaping, located at 4416 Silver Birch Way, Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Jesus Enrique Rivera Parra 4416 Silver Birch Way Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/01/2012. /s/Jesus Enrique Rivera Parra This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/03/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032802 The name of the business: Yuri Fitness, located at 308 Bishop Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Yuri Imaizumi and Mark Filipowsky 308 Bishop Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 5/24/2012. /s/Yuriko Imaizumi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/18/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-033083 The name of the business: Hoda Cruise, located at 1010 San Marino Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Hassan Kabbout and Hoda Hamam 1010 San Marino Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Hassan Kabbout This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/20/2012. 12/27/2012, 01/03/, 01/10 and 01/17/2013.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-031405 The name of the business: Ruiz Photography, located at 3510 Capalina Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Yesenia Ruiz 3510 Capalina Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/08/2012. /s/Yesenia Ruiz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/03/2012. 01/03, 01/10, 01/17, and 01/24/2013.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-000015 The name of the business: Carlyle’s Pro Shop, located at 555 N. Tulip Drive, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Derek Carlyle 555 N. Tulip Drive Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/02/2013. /s/Derek Carlyle This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/02/2013. 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-033641 The name of the business: Fast Frame #317, located at 981 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Ste D, Solana Beach, Ca. 92075, is hereby registered by the following: Patrick R. Conrad 2750 Wheatstone St. #162 San Diego, Ca. 92111 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/01/2009. /s/Patrick R. Conrad This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/28/2012. 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31/2013
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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the content of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction, for enforcement of storage lien. The Online auction will be held on January 23rd, 2013 ending at 11:00 AM. Location of Online Auction: www.storagebattles.com. Storage address: 1566 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido CA 92027. Terms are as follows: CASH ONLY! Valley Rose Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel the auction. The following units may include, but not limited to electronic items, furniture & household items, unless otherwise stated. Deloris Cockren -BBS220 Shermaine Eyres-BBS315 Hershial Morris-A201 Rachel Perry-E305 Carol Alaniz-D209 Regina Lopez-RS208 Elba Volner-F105 Ian Martin-D221 01/10 & 01/17/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-031978 The name of the business: My Dog Ate the Couch Upholstery Studio, located at 3643 Grand, #C, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: James eric Duvall 2711 Kauan Loa Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/10/2012. /s/James eric Duvall This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/10/2012. 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, and 1/24/2013
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2013-000452 The name of the business: Alphamanifest, located at 220 Woodland Pkwy, Unit #149, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Aliya Al-Najjar 220 Woodland Pkwy, #149 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Aliya Al-Najjar, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 01/07/2013. 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31/2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-032684 The name of the business: Vineyard Hills, located at 530 Steward Canyon Rd., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Catherine Ransom & Winnie Browning 530 Stewart Canyon Rd. Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 This business is conducted by a joint venture. First day of business was January 11, 2008. /s/Catherine Ransom, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/17/2012. 1/10, 1/17, 1/24 & 1/31/2013
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Rancho Bernardo Chris or Azar Weixelman 1.858.759.8075 Escondido Russ Norman 1.760.745.0086
San Marcos Randall or Cheryl Kizer 1. 760.738.7078 or 1.760.432.9941 Vista Judy Maddox 1.760.598.7240 Celia Taghdiri 1.760.727.6264
Oceanside Dick or Patty Yant 1.619.985.9977 or 1.760.433.4447
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-033535 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Personal Touch Computing, located at 1599 Archer Rd., San Marcos, Ca. 92078 THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 5/23/2008 and assigned File No. 2008-017226, IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Austin Mroczek 1599 Archer Rd. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/Austin Mroczek This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg, Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 12/28/2012. 01/03, 1/10, 1/17 & 01/24/2013.
January 10, 2013 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.