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Volume 45 - No. 04

January 22, 2015

by lyle e davis

It's a relaxing thing, he thought, cruising on the Mighty Mississippi River.

The shoreline, covered with thick Eden-like jungles of beautifully green trees, seems to beckon one to stop and spend some time. But, of course, you don't. You're on board a paddlewheel steamship, waited on hand and foot by a retinue of highly trained wait staff, equally high trained pursers, tour guides, entertainers . . . it's a happy ship and a happy time. He didn't want to go at first. It was Her idea. He fought it . . . but then they made the first trip two years ago, out of New Orleans. And he was persuaded. These cruises are fun . . . many memories to be made.

She had made the reservations for this trip without seeking his approval. His approval was quickly granted. He's a quick learner.

A Mississippi Cruise is like no other, he thought. 'You travel up river at about 5-6 miles per hour, go down river at about 11 miles per hour. It is a leisurely pace . . . plenty of time to slow down and begin to learn how to enjoy life. It is difficult to totally relax, being a newspaperman. There are still deadlines to be met . . . and communication by cell phone and the Internet is not always possible when on the river. And you have to get the tasks done as readers and advertisers are counting on you.; These were the thoughts that stayed in his mind even while he tried to relax. The itinerary called for a departure from St. Louis, going to visit Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens, whom we all later learned to call 'Mark Twain,' and then Nauvoo, Illinois, one of the first enclaves of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, whom we have come to call Mormons. But Ol' Man River, as we were to later learn, had plans of his own. Upon boarding the paddlewheel steamer and being shown to their stateroom, they The Paper - 760.747.7119


were in awe of its size. Lawdy, you could play a game of tennis in that stateroom. Doubles.

It was at least three times the size of the stateroom they had on an earlier trip.

There had been a lot of rain in the Midwest. He took note of this prior to departure, and a good friend and traveling companion, Dave Schmitt, of Escondido, had said that the forecast called for four days of rain. "Great," he thought, "a five day cruise, four of which

will be filled with rain." As it happened, the weather turned out beautifully; but, the earlier rains had swollen the Mississippi to the point that the water was so high the steamship was unable to pass beneath several bridges en route to Hannibal and Nauvoo so a detour was made. The boat diverted to Chester, Illinois. Now, Chester, Illinois, is not a remarkable city. It is very small. It has a courthouse and a library and a main street. Oh, yes. It also has a statue of Popeye.

The creator of Popeye is from Chester, Illinois. It is the chief claim to fame of that city. The guy, Elzie Crisler Segar, had been cartooning for awhile and built his cartoons around a family named Oyl, one of whom was a woman named Olive . . . Olive Oyl. Later, a sailor appeared by the name of Popeye. It was supposed to be a temporary character . . . but it caught the public's fancy and Popeye became the central character of the cartoon, which then grew to be internationally famous and made Segar a wealthy man.

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All of his principal characters were modeled after residents of Chester. Popeye was modeled after Frank "Rocky" Fiegel, Olive Oyl was modeled after Ms. Dora Paskel; J. Wellington Wimpy is based on Segar's old boss, J. William Schurchert, owner and operator of the Chester Opera House. These people all physically resembled their characters. Photos show a clear resemblance to his cartoon characters, particularly to Popeye. He was not impressed with Chester. It was not his choice of a place to visit on the river, even though he acknowledged a grudging admiration for Popeye. He sailed next to Hannibal, Missouri.

They had sailed all night and arrived at the Hannibal port at 4am. He was sound asleep. So was she. He was awakened by the blast of a passing train that ran parallel to the shore and only about 50 feet away from the dockside. He got up, threw some clothes on, and went outside to watch the boat crew prepare the boat for landing, do the tie downs, tighten up the lines, and secure the

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The New Murphy's Laws

1.Law of Mechanical Repair After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee. 2.Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.

3.Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

4.Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.

5.Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes),

boat. He went back to bed. For the next hour he marveled at how Hannibal, Missouri, had arranged for trains to come by every 15 minutes commencing at 4am and blow their horns loud enough to raise the dead. Eventually, he fell back asleep and awakened at 7am, bleary eyed and tired. But it was time to grab a quick breakfast at the buffet line, then head into Hannibal to do some research.

He wondered what would have become of Hannibal, Missouri, had it not produced a genius like Samuel Clemens. Clemens, who was born in nearby Florida, Missouri, grew up in Hannibal and drew many of his characters from family members and friends; some photos remain of the principals from whom he drew his characters. One of the most important, however, Tom Blankenship, upon whom Huck Finn is based, has no known photograph. There is a photograph of the Blankenship house, and they are building a replica on the site of the house. The mind of Samuel Clemens was absolutely brilliant. His observations on the world, his pithy sayings; they survive to this day and are just as funny, just as cogent, just as piercing as they were when he first wrote them . . . or uttered them on the lecture circuit.

the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now. 6.Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.

7.Law of Close Encounters The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with. 8.Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL!

9.Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

10.Law of the Theater & Hockey Arena - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.

11.The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until

Clemens would adopt the name "Mark Twain" and go on to make a fortune, then lose it, declaring bankruptcy, then pulled out of bankruptcy . . . built himself a lovely home in Connecticut . . . and would eventually die there.

During all these years, the books of Mark Twain, most notably "Tom Sawyer" and "Huckleberry Finn" put Hannibal, Missouri, on the map. Today, somewhere between 50,000 and over 100,000 tourists each year visit the city for Twain-related events.

Had it not been for Twain . . . Hannibal would be just another river town . . would have remained small, nondescript . . perhaps drifting off to nothingness. But, because of Twain, it is today a thriving community. Still small, around 18,000, but vibrant. Good people live there. Kind people. Helpful people.

He was pleased that a lovely gal, Ila Bunn, and her boss, Henry Sweets, of the Mark Twain Museum, took him under their wing, made a computer and the Internet available to him so he could make a deadline for his paper. Ila, the always smiling Ila, gave He

the coffee is cold.

12.Murphy's Law of Lockers If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers. 13.Law of Physical Surfaces The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug. 14.Law of Logical Argument Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about. 15. Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.

16.Law of Public Speaking -- A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET! 17.Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy - As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it, OR the store will stop selling it!

18.Doctors' Law - If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But, don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick. ••••• Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two-week vacation to celebrate their 50th

and She a private tour. Being media does have its perks, he thought. One of them is meeting folks like Ila and Henry. Both are, as you would imagine, very knowledgeable about Samuel Langhorn Clemens. Henry, in particular, is a storehouse of knowledge about him. This you would expect from a former History Teacher and holder of several degrees, including Museum Science.

Going upriver they had Missouri on their side of the boat, going down river they had Illinois on their side of the boat. They were amazed at the seeming tranquility of the river yet it was clear that this was a powerful, treacherous river. In Hannibal the river was two feet above flood stage at 16 feet; in an earlier flood the river had risen to 32 feet. Even so, today we saw many homes, on stilts, surrounded by water.

One home they saw had been crushed by a falling tree. The raging river had eroded the dirt surrounding a tree that was, perhaps, a hundred years old. The earth gave up its hold on the tree and it toppled over, demolishing someone's riverfront summer home. There were luxury summer homes, there were cheap and ugly


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Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, "Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm afraid I have some very bad news... Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing. Luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach. However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives!" Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island. An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, "Esther, did we pay our VISA and MasterCard bills yet?" "No, sweetheart," she responds. Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, "Esther, did we pay our American Express card yet?"

"Oh, no! I'm sorry. I forgot to send the check," she says.

"One last thing Esther. Did you remember to send the estimated earnings check to the IRS this quarter?" he asks.

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mobile homes, their were shanties, there were little more than camper shells. The River spared none. They were all subjected to flooding and, to some, destruction.

These are big boats. The Mississippi Queen is 382 feet long and generates 2000 horsepower of energy with her watertube type boilers. It's an all steel boat with three main rudders, two rudders aft and one bow thruster. She carries 107,800 gallons of fresh waer and carries 329,000 of Bunker C(#6) type diesel. If we estimate the cost of diesel at $1 per gallon we're talking $329,000 each time this boat is fueled. A tank of fuel should last about 16 days so we're talking a pretty expensive operating cost just for fuel alone. Add in the fact that the ship carries 157 crew members to service up to 422 passengers (a ratio of about one staff member for every 2.7 passengers. These 422 passengers are accommodated in 208 staterooms.

To get some idea of the commerce of The River one need only recognize that it is quite common to see a towboat (for they are not called tugboats on The River) with two to three barges. Think about this for a moment.

Each barge carries 1500 tons. A large semi-trailer truck by comparison carries 26 tons. Thus, when you see a three barge tow, which represents 4500 tons of material being moved, you would have to see a convoy of 174 semi-trailer trucks on the highway to carry an equivalent amount of material! To take this one step further, if you have a 15 barge tow (which though not as common as a two the three barge tow is not uncommon) you would see some 22,500 tons of material being moved. Now let's match that up to what it would take our nation's trucking fleet to move the same amount of material. You would need . . . . a convoy of 870 semi trailer trucks to move an equivalent amount! This, we suspect, would cause just a wee bit of a traffic jam on our nation's highways. The River . . . the Old Man . . . Mississippi. It's clear that Native Americans, whom we call Indians, were the first to use the Mississippi. The Sauk and Kickapoo Indians called it Meche-Sepe. The Menomonee called it Mecha-Sepua. The Chippewa called Meze-Zebe, and the Ottawa called it Mississ-Sepi. In all these slight variations, mecha, meche, meze, and mississ mean the same thing: large or big. Sapa, sepua, sepe, zebe,

and sepi all mean: river. So the correct translation of any of these words is "large river."

This large river was at first negotiated by canoe. That soon proved inadequate for settlers. Being innovative, they created the flatboat and rafts. They were often crudely built for a one-way trip, then loaded with cargo and floated downstream to New Orleans. Cargo was sold and unloaded and the flatboats and rafts were broken up and sold for lumber. Still later the keelboat entered the world of river commerce. It soon became the queen of the river trade. It was a two-way traveler, long and narrow with graceful lines and built to survive many trips. A keelboat could carry as much as 80 tons of freight. Floated downriver it was then cordelled up river. Cordelling consisted simply of strong men walking along the river, pulling the boat with lines. Despite treacherous river currents, snags, shifting sandbars, hostile Indians and river pirates, river navigation began to grow quickly. Then in 1811 Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston built the first steamboat at a cost of $40,000. She was a sidewheeler and she, the New Orleans, launched the golden era of paddlewheelers. During Mark Twain's day the Mississippi was a busy area of commerce. In fact, if you can imagine this, it was probably even busier than today. Why? Because of what we're riding on today. Steamboats.

In 1814 only 21 steamboats arrived in New Orleans, in 1819 the figure had jumped to 191 . . . and in 1836, a scant 22 years later, there would be 1200 steamboat cargoes unloaded in New Orleans . . . a huge growth. But then what happened? The steamboats eventually gave way to the railway systems. Inland, the rail lines could go where no steamship dared to go.

There is a passion among river folk and it's a passion that is easy to understand. The river is constantly in motion, even in the driest of years. The flow equates to power. And raw, naked beauty. Along its banks there is lush vegetation, the river bottomlands represent prime farming country, never mind the occasional inundation from flood conditions . . . it is still land so rich that almost anything you plant there will grow. This same passion is what drove young Samuel Clemens to become a certified river pilot on April 9, 1895, in St. Louis, at the tender age of 24.

Clemens loved the paddlewheel steamboat. In fact, it was during his years on the river that he chose his pen name, "Mark Twain," a frequent call of the leadsman which would indicate the water was two fathoms, or 12 feet, deep and thus safe for passage.

Many people who follow Mark Twain know the story of his name. But there is another, lesser known story. There was once a Captain Isaiah Sellers who signed his letters full of river information and sent them to newspapers signed Mark Twain. Sellers was an old man who tended to draw on his expeience when he wrote his letters on river conditions. The brash young Sam Clemens chose to parody him. It was a witty parody and it stretched Captain Sellers' memories and mannerisms to absurdity. Folks loved Clemens' parody but apparently Sellers did not find it amusing. As Mark Twain later said, the old man did him the honor of despising him. To later adopt the old man's nom de plume may well have been an act both of piety and penitence. Much of our common phrases used today comes from the language of the river. Over one hundred and fifty years ago when steamboats were plying the river their boilers would build up excessive steam pressure from time to time; relieving that pressure was naturally known as "letting off steam," and it has come to describe the human emotion off getting rid of tension.

Many young lads of that era carried the name of Willy, or Wilbur, or William, largely due to their German or English descent. They would use the Ohio River to journey to the hills of West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennesse. They became known as "hill billys." "I cotton to you," became a phrase that mean "I like you," because the raw cotton that was the chief cargo on riverboats stuck to your clothes. Some people carried fiddles with them and would play along the riverbanks and wharves for pennies. If you didn't work, you were accused of "fiddlin' around."

The "outland" was considered to be anything west of the Mississippi River, and early pioneers who traveled there were called "outlanders." Their rowdy behavior and loud clothing were thought by many to be "outlandish." There is so much about The River . . . so much tradition, so much history, so much adventure. It is a force unto itself. He was reminded of this by a

song lyric composed and sung by one of the boat’s entertainers, Bob Sembiante:

“There’s a mystery in these waters, Something simple, something strong. There’s a power, there’s a peace, A planet’s tale, an old man’s song. And here we are together Standing silent at the rail Just listening to the mighty river’s tale. --There’s a place I can return to Like returning to a friend. And I can hear the river calling me again. Yes, I can hear the river calling me again. The Rivers Call

Music and Lyrics by Bob Sembiante c 2003. ••••• The part of He was played by lyle e davis The part of Her was played by Evelyn Madison

The part of the Mississippi was played by its very own self. Past Copies of The Paper We are pleased that so many of you want to read more cover stories from The Paper! It’s easy to do. Jump on your computer, go to: Once there, go to Archives: Click on that and you’ll have over ten years of stories from which to choose! Enjoy!

The Tale of Two Dogs

The Paper recently received a letter that moved us and we hope will also move you. The correspondence reads as follows: From Bruce Krider:

Nesli Gutman, is a good friend (actually a stunningly beautiful flight attendant for Turkish Airlines) who lives in L.A. We collaborate on saving dogs. I just got this from her.

What do you think the chances are we could get these dogs some visibility in The Paper? There are two lovable pit bulls and two toy poodles. I know a lot of people has issues with pit bulls but those that are raised with kindness are the sweetest dogs you'll find. These two's best friends are miniature poodles. The poodles have a home lined up but the pitties don't.

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The Paper • Page 4 • January 22, 2015 Small Child Left in Car at Mall Rescued by Escondido Police Officers

On Wednesday, January 14th, at approximately 1:56 pm, Escondido Police officers were dispatched to the Westfield Shopping Mall regarding a child left unattended inside a car in the parking lot.

Officers arrived to find a small child locked inside a parked vehicle and there were no adults associated with the child in the area. Officers observed the child through the vehicle window and could see that she was crying, sweating profusely, and her skin was red and flushed. The officers were immediately concerned for the physical welfare of the child and had to break the vehicle window to gain access to her. Escondido Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and determined that the three year old child had an extremely elevated pulse. The Fire Department transported the child to Palomar Medical Center for treatment. While officers were still at the scene, the mother of the child was contacted coming out of the mall. It was apparent that the mother had been shopping and had intentionally left her child strapped in the car seat. The mother, identified as Myngan Le (32 year old

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Escondido resident), was placed under arrest for felony child endangerment. Le was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on the listed offense. The child was treated at Palomar Medical Center and was later released from the hospital to a family member . Thankfully, the child was deemed to be of good health. Child Protective Services was notified of the incident. The Escondido Police Department would like to remind the public that leaving children unattended in vehicles is extremely dangerous. According to the weather service, the temperature at the mall was 72 degrees; however, the internal temperature of the vehicle was significantly higher. However short an errand may be, it is not worth the potential danger to a child’s health to leave them unattended inside a vehicle. California Pets in Escondido’s Westfield Mall Closed

Thanks in part to activists who have campaigned long and hard to shut down retail sales of puppies, arguing they merely generate more ‘puppy mill’ business, California Pets, a for-

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Athletes Foundation. CAF has helped many disabled veterans especially from Iraq and Afghanistan. Nico also introduced us to his wonderfully behaved service dog, Talley. See both in photo below.

Personal regards, Doug Reagan

Oceanside Marina

Letters to the Editor North to Alaska!

Dear Mr. Davis:

I read with interest your article in the Jan. 8th issue on Alaska. In particular your mention of the town of Talkeetna which I had never heard of before. Memory takes me back to another “Talkeetna” spelled differently, I’m sure, the murderous little girl’s doll, “TalkyTeena,” from, I believe, a Rod Sirling TV drama from the 60’s or the 70’s (“Hi, my name is Talky-Teena and I’m going to kill you”)…., remember?

I’m just curious if there might be any connection? Was the town founded in the same time period? I would guess that the pronunciation is identical.

Editor’s Note: Sorry, no. No connection. Talkeetna is an Indian word for one of three rivers the Susitna, Chulitna and Talkeetna. Talkeetna is named after the latter. Evil Benders

Such a small world we live in.

This week I was sitting in the Jury Lounge in Vista, CA waiting to be called for Jury duty. I happened to see The Paper on a bookcase next to me. I saw the Evil Benders heading on the front page. I thought, “that can’t be the Benders I feared as a young boy growing up near Cherryvale, KS.” No, I am not that old, but my Great Grandfather and Grandfather used to ask me if I wanted to go play on Benders Mound, which we know as the location of the Bloody Benders shack, we all knew the story. None of us kids would go near there. I was born and raised in little Cherryvale. I left in 1959 and have returned once yearly ever since I left. It is another rural

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Man About Town

What a treat it was to see Jack Owens again!

It must have been at least 20 years since I last saw Jack, long time owner and operator of Jack Owens Automotive. Jack sold the business to his son a long time ago and is now totally retired at age 88. A wonderful friend of many years . . . it’s always great to reconnect!

We met Jack at last week’s Escondido Kiwanis Club (the noon club) meeting in Escondido. Our guest speaker was Nico Marcolongo, who shared with us the important work he is doing through his organization, the Challenged

A neat tradition, or event that is about to become a tradition, is renewing wedding vows.

Recently, Mark and Lynn Shaw, that adorable couple that own and operate Auditory Assistants Hearing Aid Service Center in Escondido, did just that. They renewed their wedding vows with family members in attendance. It all happened in 2014 and coincided with their 26th wedding anniversary.

Enjoying the event, from left to right, sons Michael, Matthew (who enters the Navy on February 10th, the always beautiful bride, Lynn, the handsome groom, Mark, and daughter, Meghan.

We think this is one of the more pleasant traditions that is becoming more and more popular.

Delighted to see that this happy family blends so well together and enjoys life as a family unit and is so committed to one another.

Really, really neat people. ••••• Les Miserables tickets are still available. Evelyn and I are looking forward to this classic musical, originally penned by Victor Hugo and

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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2

"Oh, forgive me, Abe," begged Esther. "I didn't send that one, either."

Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest kiss in 40 years. Esther pulls away and asks him, "What was that for?"

Abe answers, "THEY'LL FIND US!" ••••• One day a man decided to retire...

He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life, that is, until the ship sank. He soon found himself on an island with no other people, no supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts.

After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore.

In disbelief he asks, "Where did you come from? How did you get here?"

She replies, "I rowed over from the other side of the island where I landed when my cruise ship sank." "Amazing," he notes. "You

were really lucky to have a row boat wash up with you." "Oh, this thing?" explains the woman, "I made the boat out of some raw material I found on the island. The oars were whittled from gum tree branches. I wove the bottom from palm tree branches, and the sides and stern came from a Eucalyptus tree."

"But, where did you get the tools?"

"Oh, that was no problem," replied the woman. "On the south side of the island, a very unusual stratum of alluvial rock is exposed. I found that if I fired it to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into ductile iron and I used that to make tools and used the tools to make the hardware." The guy is stunned.

Let's row over to my place," she says "and I'll give you a tour." So, after a short time of rowing, she soon docks the boat at a small wharf.

As the man looks to shore, he nearly falls off the boat. Before him is a long stone walk leading to a cabin and tree house. While the woman ties up the row boat with an expertly

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‘A Tale of Two Dogs’ Cont. from Page 3

The owner is dying of cancer. Read the following for yourself. I am also contacting the local Pits rescue where we keep our dogs. Thanks Bruce

---------- Forwarded message ---From: Nesli Gutman Date: Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 8:48 AM

I talked to the lady who owns those four dogs, she loves them so much and so worried that they will end up in the shelter if she is not around one day. She cried on the phone and asked for my help.

say it all, they are both very friendly with people and kids and they are good with small, large dogs. They are indoor dogs and housebroken. Bella is a 2 year old, Bradie, a 4 year old; they are both altered and have all their shots. They are very well taken care of.

Please contact me if any rescue wants to take them or if anyone wants to adopt them.’ Thank you Nesli

See photos below:

The small dogs don’t need homes, only the pitbulls need a home and since they are bonded, a home together will be best.

The owner is very sick and very weak but will foster them for a rescue until they have a home together, as long as she is around. She lives in Orange county and I am the contact person. Since the owner can foster them, it will be best if they stay in CA area but if it comes to worse, out of state will be ok too as a last option. I never met them but pictures

The two “Pitties,” Bella and Bradie, with a neighborly helper

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Social Butterfly The Paper • Page 6 • January 22, 2015

Linda Ramos, Adele Lancaster, Wanda Prosser, Diana Cook, Rae Castro, Jacquie Berzins, and Aimee Schmitt. For more information about the chapter, visit

Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

DAR Chapter Learned the Art of Taking Better Travel Photos

When the Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), recently met, the speaker was Mike “the tech guy” McMahon who shared tips on taking better travel photos; what to take with you; what to accomplish on arrival; what to do with pictures when you return. A certificate of appreciation was presented to him by first vice regent Charla Boodry. Chapter delegates were elected to represent the chapter at the upcoming DAR State Conference. Elected were

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town that was part of the migration away from small farm towns.

My grandparents farm, which my 97 year old mother still lives on, is 2 ½ miles south of Benders Mound. I swam and fished at Big Hill Creek which ran through our family farm. My father and 10 additional family members are buried at Harmony Grove Cemetery, which was near Harmony Grove School. In the late 70’s a replica of the Benders Home was built and opened as a BBQ café near Big Hill Lake. They had some knives and hammers that were supposedly from the original Bender Home.

My wife of 45 years, from Hanoi, Vietnam, remembers dining there. After learning about the Benders she would not eat their again. It closed within a year. Talk about a small world.

/s/Don Line North San Diego County, CA. Haggard

Mr. Davis: One more “take” on Merle Haggard. Merle Haggard’s “Hungry Eyes,” has haunted me for many years. I think it was one of his best.

a very Merry Christmas and showed just how much their service to our country is appreciated. Many thanks to all of our generous donors.

(l-r) Ginny Griffin, Laura Wilson and Laura Collins Pictured are Charla Boodry & Mike McMahon

Contemporary Women Offers Thanks to Community for Successful “Operation Santa” GFWC Contemporary Women of North County conducted "Operation Santa" for families of their adopted squadron, HMLA 369, at Camp Pendleton. Lots of toys and gifts were donated from members and individuals in the community, from the San Marcos Senior Center, from Woodland Village and from Personal Training with Sue Stewart. The generous support helped these families have

Meetings/Events Calendar

New Dog Training Classes at Humane Society – New class offerings coincide with National Train Your Dog Month in January. Whether you have a spry puppy, active adolescent or seasoned senior, classes are available for all skill levels to help you and your pet. Contact Kelli Schry at 619.243.3419 or for details and reservations.

San Marcos Chamber Events Coming Up – Tonight, Thursday, January 22, from 5:30-7:30pm, the Chamber Sundowner Mixer will be held at the Charity Wings & Art Craft Center, 287 Industrial St., San Marcos. There will be some “handson” activities; opportunity prizes; food catered by The Bellows; live music by Nathan; and an opportunity to make your own creative piece by “Arts and Crafters” to take home. Call the Chamber at 760.744.1270 or New Member Orientation will be on Thursday, January 29, 5:30-6:30pm,

I eagerly look forward to The Paper each week and enjoy it immensely. Thank you.

/s/Harry Wilson

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at the Chamber office, 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste. 10. RSVP to enjoy subs from sponsor, Jersey Mike’s in San Marcos. On Friday, January 30, join in for a Ribbon Cutting and Fridays at 4 social event where Onny’s Thai Restaurant will be welcomed, 4-6pm, at 1903 W. San Marcos Blvd, Ste. 100.

Good Morning Escondido Networking Event – Tomorrow, Friday, January 23, from 7:30-9am, (check-in at 7:15am), at Marie Callender’s Restaurant, will be an opportunity to make new contacts and build relationships at the Escondido Chamber’s networking breakfast. Guest speaker will be Det. Jeff Udvarhelyi from the Escondido Police Department. The restaurant is located at 515 W. 13th Ave., Escondido. Cost is $10/members and $20/prospective members. RSVP to or call 760.745.2125. N.C. Lifeline Invites You to Their Annual Meeting – On Monday, January 26th, from 5pm-6:30pm, North County Lifeline will hold their annual meeting of the board of directors. Learn more about the history and accomplishments of Lifeline and plans for the future. The meeting will take place at 200 Michigan Ave, Vista. Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be offered. RSVP to Cindy Guminski at 760.842.6231 or

Republican County Chairman Tony Krvaric to Speak at Luncheon - On Tuesday, January 27th, plan to attend the Carlsbad Republican Women’s (CRWF) luncheon to hear San Diego County Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric present "A Look Back At The

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On January 5, Governor Brown was sworn into office for a fourth term. I join all Californians to congratulate the Governor on this historic occasion.

grown to $72 billion – a 50 percent increase in eight years. Unless California’s unfunded debt obligations can be significantly reduced and ultimately eliminated, our long-term financial prospects will remain clouded, at best.

The Governor’s proposed budget is balanced, at least in the short term, though I share his concerns about billions in unfunded debt obligations. For example, the state Controller estimates that retiree health care costs have

I look forward to working with Governor Brown and my Assembly colleagues to develop policies that will create jobs, rein in costs, reduce our massive debt and restore true fiscal solvency.

Budget Restraint and a History-making Inauguration

Over my first term in office, Governor Brown demonstrated his willingness to work with both sides of the aisle to pass a historic water bond and to create a rainy day fund. I am optimistic that we can continue to work together in that spirit of bipartisanship to address issues that are important to our state and region, including creating jobs and making improvements to our education system.

In 2012, voters approved a tax increase to fund education, not to grow bureaucracy or pay for employee salary increases. Consequently, I applaud the Governor’s proposal to rein in recentlyannounced tuition hikes. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle must heed the will of the voters and work together to keep higher education costs down.

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2014 Elections and The Plan For 2016," where he will highlight Republican successes in the 2014 election, including behind-the-scenes strategies, and how Republicans will proceed to victory in 2016. CRWF’s general meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Wave Crest Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad. Doors open at 11am; the program begins at 11:30am. Cost is $30/Members and $35/Non-members. For more information, contact Niki at 760.931.9420 or, and RSVP by January 22nd. Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.

Speaker at Republican Women’s Meeting – When the Escondido Republican Women, Federated, group meets on Wednesday, January 28th, the guest speaker will be AnnMarie Murrell, the original PolitiChick anchor and National Director/Editor-in-Chief of, which was nominated at CPAC 2013 as the “People’s Choice Blogger of the Year.” Plan to attend the meeting, starting at 11:30am at Cocina del Charro. Cost of the luncheon is $16/person. RSVP to Rosalia at 760.489.1407. Reservations by Wednesday, January 21st. “Leaders of Change” to Breakfast with Kim Coles – On Wednesday, January 28, the North San Diego

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mer retail outlet in the Westfield Mall, has closed and moved all their puppies to the Carlsbad mall, reports say.

Further, the Carlsbad Mall is scheduled to shut down in the future for construction and remodeling. Informed sources tell The Paper that California Pets will then close that store for good as well. The North County Mall manager, Damien Osip, told The Paper they are no longer entertaining retail pet stores as tenants in their malls.

This essentially shuts the door on the puppy mill market for San Diego County as all retail puppy outlets in San Diego County are either closed or will soon close. The city of San Diego passed an ordinance outlawing them; recently, the city of Oceanside did the same. A campaign was being mounted to develop the same type of legislation in Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, and Carlsbad. Now, organizers say, they may not have to go to all that work and can focus on stimulating adoption of animals via a number of rescue organizations. This, they say, will cut back on the number of needless euthanizations of perfectly healthy

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and adoptable animals, but will unite needy animals with families that would love and appreciate them.

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woven hemp rope, the man can only stare ahead, dumb struck. As they walk into the house, she says casually, "It's not much, but I call it home. Please sit down." "Would you like a drink?" "No! No thank you," the man blurts out, still dazed. "I can't take another drop of coconut juice." "Oh it's not coconut juice," winks the woman. "I have a still. How would you like a Tropical Spritz?"

Trying to hide his continued amazement, the man accepts, and they sit down on her couch to talk. After they exchange their individual survival stories, the woman announces, "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable. Would you like to take a shower and shave? There's a razor in the bathroom cabinet upstairs."

No longer questioning anything, the man goes upstairs into the bathroom. There, in the cabinet is a razor made from a piece of tortoise bone. Two shells honed to a hollow ground edge are fastened on to its end inside a swivel mechanism. "This woman is amazing," he muses, “What's next?"

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

Escondido Business Dispute Flares Up

The Paper received a press release that was a bit out of the norm in that there appeared to be open hostility displayed against the Escondido Chamber of Commerce amid allegations of failure to keep financial comments.

The release, written and released by Downtown Business Association (DBA) President Alex MacLachlan apologized for the the cancellation of the annual Valentine’s Day Chocolate Festival and blamed the cancellation on the Chamber, saying that the chamber had failed to pay the DBA some $20,000 due the DBA by the Escondido Chamber. MacLachlan later said the $20,000 represented the share of proceeds it was owed as its share of proceeds from two street fairs held last year. The chamber and the DBA had partnered to run the fairs, he said. He also accused the chamber of

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The Founding of America’s New Pastime

With the annual Super Bowl Sunday just around the corner, you might be interested in how professional football grew to the giant business it is today.

Baseball is no longer the nation’s “pastime.” Today, it’s the National Football League. The NFL averages a larger per-game viewership, both in attendance as well as broadcasts and telecasts, than any other sporting event in North America. On Feb. 1, this year’s ultimate playoff, known as the “Super Bowl,” will determine the champion of the league.

When he returns, she greets him wearing nothing but some small flowers on tiny vines, each strategically positioned, she smelled faintly of gardenias. She then beckons for him to sit down next to her.

"Tell me," she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, "We've both been out here for many months. You must have been lonely. When was the last time you played around?" She stares into his eyes. He can't believe what he's hearing. "You mean..." he swallows excitedly as tears start to form in his eyes, . . . . "You've built a Golf Course?"

Professional football had its birth in the state of Ohio when a meeting in a new car showroom was held on Aug. 20, 1920, by representatives of the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Cleveland Indians, and Dayton Triangles in Canton, Ohio, resulting in the formation of the “American Professional Football Conference.” The primary aim was to raise the standard of professional football, eliminating bidding for players between clubs and to organize schedules. The fledgling league hired legendary football great Jim Thorpe as the first president. Historically speaking, only two of those original 14 teams remain: the Decatur Staleys (now the Chicago Bears) and the Chicago Cardinals (now the Arizona Cardinals). In 1922, the name was changed to the National Football League. Fan interest in a championship game led the NFL to split into two divisions with a championship game to be played between the divisions. In the 1933 season, African Americans were prohibited from playing in the league. That ban was rescinded in 1947, because of public pressure and the lifting of a similar ban in Major League Baseball. Up until the 1960s, several smaller leagues attempted to form, but the NFL remained dominant and

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trying to grab control of the DBA’s influence in the downtown area by creating its own Grand Avenue Business Advocates group. Chamber President and CEO Rorie Johnston had a totally different take. She expressed frustration at the charges saying that the Chamber had sent a check for $6,500, proceeds from the fall street fair to the DBA but has yet to be cashed.

That, she says, accounts for the fall share of proceeds. She did agree that the spring fair proceeds were not paid by direction of the Chamber’s board of directors. Johnston said the board determined the Escondido Arts Partnership actually co-sponsored the event, rather than the DBA, which at that point was in the process of disbanding.

She pointed out that the DBA hasn’t really been in existence and has been in that status for quite awhile.

MacLachlan agreed that early last year the directors of the DBA had decided to disband and were in the process of gifting out their assets to third parties — including their share of the street fairs to the Arts

Partnership — when he stepped in and offered to take control. He owns a restaurant on Grand Avenue, though he is in the process of selling it. He said he issued the news release as a last resort after having exhausted all other avenues.

He said the chamber’s representatives have been telling people the DBA is dead. However, The Paper can confirm that Rorie Johnson referred The Paper to Mr. MachLachlan earlier this year as The Paper had expressed interest in helping the struggling DBA.

Johnston said the characterization is “absolutely unfair” and that the chamber has reached out to downtown businesses only to help fill the void created by the decline in the DBA’s influence. MacLachlan said the DBA has no record of a $6,500 check. Johnston said the chamber will re-issue the check but she expects a more businesslike attitude in the future.

What, if any, future business dealings the two entities will have is unknown at this point. It is not yet known how many members make up the DBA and whether it is able to function as an organization and, if

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so, whether their relationship can be patched up. Oceanside Bar Bouncer Winds Up in Jail After Fatal Encounter with Patron

Derrick Belser, a bouncer employed by Fire Water Saloon in Oceanside, is in jail following the death of a 27-year-old man who hit his head on the ground after Belser removed him from the Oceanside bar in December.

Mark Girard, Jr., was removed from the bar shortly after 2 a.m. Dec. 28 when he fell and hit his head near the bar's back


entrance on North Tremont, according to police reports Girard then went home.

Later that evening, Girard's girlfriend called police when she found the man not breathing. Girard was taken to a hospital where he died two days later. A warrant was issued for Belser's arrest on Friday and he turned himself in the next day, police reports say. Belser was booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, assault with a

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one of the outstanding musicals enjoying worldwide audiences. If you haven’t already gotten your tickets . . . better hustle! We’ll be hoping to see you there, either Friday, February 7th at 8pm, or Sunday, February 8th at 2pm. The Clam Chowder Battle

Two separate camps have been formed, one who claims that Marcia Jungas’ clam chowder is the best, one that says Dave Geary’s clam chowder is tops.

The Man About Town, generally recognized as the top arbiter of such difficult decisions, finds himself perplexed. He loves BOTH clam chowders by both chefs. Dave Geary, he who repairs and sells computers from Dave’s Computers in Escondido, hails from Boston or, as he says it “Bahstahn” where “chowdah” originated. He claims his “chowdah” is the best.

“Not so fast, bub,” says pretty and perky Marcia Jungas, wife of Richard “Dick” Jungas, both of whom own and operate California Funeral Alternatives of Escondido and Poway, “we come from

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Minnesota, where it gets mighty cold and you need a clam chowder that sticks to your ribs and keeps you warm.” Most recently, The Man About Town partook of Dave Geary’s “Chowdah,” at the annual Holiday Party staged by the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido and held at the stately mansion of Kent and Pegger Knitter of Escondido. Great company, great home, and plenty of great food and drink.

What we should do is gather a group of chowder fanatics, make each of them judges, and the majority of judges shall decide the winner. Members of the public could pay a modest fee (with proceeds going to a suitable charity) and taste both chowders to see if they agree with the judges decision. A date and time for this momentous event will soon be selected and announced.

Both chowders were nice and thick . . . the way chowders should be.

Can’t you just feel the tension in the air? ••••• Congratulations to Janice Hatch and her San Diego Animal Defense Team as well as North County activists, Leslie Davis and Rebecca Sneery, all of whom successfully persuaded the San Diego City Council to pass legislation prohibiting the retail sale of puppies and dogs, thus shrinking the available market for “Puppy Mill” operators from other states.

Me? I see no other option than to have a “Chowder-Off” between Dave and Marcia to determine, once and for all, the Grand Champion of Chowders.

The matter is less urgent now in that California Pets, a large

Dave’s “Chowdah” had plenty of clams, lots of sweet corn, carrots, potatoes, and cream. I believe I had four bowls. Large bowls. Tasty bowls. I had not tasted Marcia’s for almost a year . . . as I recall, another Holiday Party. She, too, used plenty of clams, vegetables, cream . . . and it, too, was mighty tasty.

Some folks may opt for some silly game called football to settle an important question as to who is the champ.

Most recently they were successful in persuading the Oceanside City Council to pass similar legislation. Next on the agenda were Escondido, San Marcos, Vista and Carlsbad.

operator that was located in the Westfield Plaza Shopping Center has closed its doors in Escondido forever; they have moved their puppies and dogs to their Carlsbad location but word is they will be closing that store as well in May.

Now, thanks to Janice Hatch and her many colleagues, many, many dogs and pups currently in animal rescue shelters will find adoptive homes and the Puppy Mill operators will have to go to some other state to move their animals that are little more than the product of a breeding factory, often with poor conditions, poor nutrition and poor veterinary care. Our opposition to Puppy Mills and their owners and operators is well known throughout the county and we are overjoyed to see this practice ending. ••••• Pastor Richard Huls has done it again! He held the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido spellbound this week as he discussed the Middle East tensions and how they developed to today’s stage. If you are looking for an outstanding speaker on a variety of subjects, I highly recommend Pastor Huls. He’s retired now but speaks often and ministers to many - (I reckon a pastor never truly

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‘Historically Speaking’ Cont. from Page 7

faced little competition. Rival leagues included three attempts at an, “American Football League,” the “World Football League,” and the “All-America Football Conference,” none of which lasted for more than four seasons, although several of the teams joined the NFL after their parent league disbanded.

A fourth attempt at an “American Football League,” began in 1960. The upstart AFL challenged the established NFL, gaining lucrative television contracts and a bidding war for free agents and draft picks. In 1966, the two leagues finally announced a merger to take full effect in 1970. In 1966, the leagues began holding a common draft and championship game, the Super Bowl. The four championship games before the merger saw the NFL winning the first two and the AFL won Super Bowl III and Super Bowl IV. After the league merged, two conferences were formed: the NFC and the AFC.

In 1967, the NFL expanded to 16 teams. Instead of just evening out the conferences by adding the expansion New Orleans Saints, the NFL realigned the conferences and split each into two fourteam divisions. The four conference champions would meet for a two-round playoff. Today, much of the NFL’s growth is attributed to the late Pete Rozelle, who led the league from 1960 to 1989. Overall annual attendance increased from 3 million at the beginning of Rozelle’s tenure as commissioner to 17 million by his retirement. Success can be measured in the numbers. On Feb. 1, nearly a billion TV viewers around the world are expected to be watching the Super Bowl. A sell-out crowd will watch the game in person, paying several hundred dollars for a ticket. Aside from the games, in 1983, Rozelle established NFL Properties, earning the league billions of dollars annually in shirts, caps, etc., sales. The NFL is an enormously wealthy business for its owners and players.

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Escondido Police Promotes 1st Police Dog to Detective

Walker is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 5 year old, 62 pound, Treeing Walker Coonhound.

Detective Jena

As Elvis would say, “He ain’t nothin’ but a Hound Dog.” Walker was transferred from an animal Sanctuary in Mississippi through the FOCAS program. He’s a big, gentle guy. Walker loves people and he gets along great with other dogs. The only thing he’s missing is a family.

The Escondido Police Department congratulates police K9 Jena on her recent promotion to detective. This promotion is significant because Jena is the first dog in the department’s history to The $145 adoption fee for Walker make detective. includes medical exam, vaccina-

Jena is an 8 year old German Shepherd born in the Czech Republic. Jena became employed by the Escondido Police Department in 2010 and has worked her entire career as a Patrol K9. Her job duties were searching for suspects and evidence such as narcotics, assisting officers in apprehending violent offenders, and providing K9 demonstrations to community members at various special events. Jena was a very active and productive Patrol Service Dog. Jena located drugs on suspects or in vehicles 88 times and was utilized 1,061 times during her Patrol career.

Due to the vigorous and ongoing training requirements police dogs must endure throughout their service careers, they are often retired at an earlier age to enjoy civilian life. Jena, although nearing retirement age, was not ready to stop serving Escondido and was eager for a less physically demanding assignment. Luckily, Jena had also received specialty training in the art of narcotics detection. The decision was made to promote Jena to detective where her skills could be used to assist detectives with narcotic interdiction and she would not be subject to the physical demands of a patrol service dog. Chief Craig Carter stated that this move is a win for everyone. He said that Jena is thrilled to be able to continue to serve Escondido and our narcotics unit will have constant and immediate access to a drug detecting dog.

Chief Carter went on to say that he is excited for Jena but wants her know that there are no current vacancies in the Police Administration.

tions, neuter, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to Call 760-7536413 for more information. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.

Derby and Whisper are a bonded pair of Californian bunnies. They are brother and sister and love to spend time snuggled together. At just 4 years old, these two are the perfect pair! They are very sweet and mellow, and would love nothing more than to have their own loving family to dote on them. Derby and Whisper are available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 East Valley Parkway, and are currently in a foster home. To learn more about making them part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.

The Pastor Says . . .

I read somewhere that Sea Otters hold hands when they sleep so they won’t drift apart. In the ocean, when you are sleeping, or even distracted, it is easy to drift away and become lost or disoriented.

Pastor Tom Fry, (Retired) Church of the Nazarene Drifting

Our HOA has a rule that Christmas decorations “must be removed in a timely manner.” So the boxes are slowly packed and find their way back to storage. But one reminder of Christmas remains at our house. The stack of Christmas Cards and letters we received. We display the cards until the tree and other decorations come down, but the stack lingers. Eventually, they will be recycled (sorry, friends, but your lovely card and well prepared letters aren’t kept). But before they get tossed out, each card, each letter must be read one more time.

Christmas cards and those long family letters are the “hand holding” that keeps our friendships from drifting apart. Lots of things can cause drifting. Distance is one. Changing seasons of life is another. Vocational changes, family changes. Even in the internet age, it is too easy for friendships to drift apart because of distractions. It’s the same way in our spiritual journey. Distraction makes it easy to drift apart, drift away, from the spiritual landmarks that keeps us on course in our relationship with God. The “hand holding” in our spiritual journey is our connection to the church, to the scriptures, to a group of believers that keep us going in the right direction and keep us from drifting away. It’s never too late to make a New Year’s resolution. If you’ve drifted away from the spiritual landmarks in your life, reach out, there’s a church in your neighborhood that will hold your hand and keep you on course.

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• Page 11 • January 22, 2015

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 Community Feedback Sought On Downtown Parking Management

The City of Escondido recognizes the importance of parking to a successful urban environment such as downtown Escondido. Downtown currently has 7 public parking lots in addition to on-street parking and private parking lots.

Some public parking lots always seem to be full while others have plenty of spaces. It is important to the vibrancy of Downtown that the public parking lots are managed in a way so that parking spaces are available to serve customers of downtown businesses and restaurants. The City Council Parking sub-

committee has requested City staff hold a community meeting to discuss options for managing parking in our historic downtown. The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2014 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Mitchell Room at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Business owners, downtown customers and residents are encouraged to attend. Your feedback on the addition of free limited time parking, as well as the idea of having paid parking in some areas of lots 1, 2, 4 and 6, is requested. Note: This is merely an exploration to see how the community would feel about these options. There are no firm plans to make changes to public lots. For more information, contact Abraham Bandegan, Associate Traffic Engineer, at 760-839-4596.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

All dogs four months and older should be licensed in the City of Vista

Licensed pets are more likely to be reunited with their owners if they become lost or rushed to an appropriate veterinarian if severely injured. Important health information about the pet can be placed in its licensing records, as well. The City of Vista’s animal licensing is managed by the San Diego County Humane Society’s North Campus in Oceanside.

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Business Chamber Leaders of Change will breakfast with actress and comedian Kim Coles to learn the three keys you need to redesign your life and find the best you – ReDiscover, Re-Define, RE-INVENT. Breakfast at 7:30am; presentation at 8am, at the Maderas Golf Club, 17750 Old Coach Road, Poway. Members $39; non-members $59. Register by calling 858.487.1767 or

Make a Huge Difference with Little Dolls – Volunteers are needed to help create caring dolls which are then given to children to comfort them in the hospital. This event will take place on Thursday, January 29 at 10:30am at Seacrest Village, 12730 Monte Vista Road, Poway. For further information and to RSVP, call Rose at 858.487.5882. Library Hosts Bilingual Book Discussion Group - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on

The Humane Society is offering affordable licensing, vaccinations, and microchip events in 2015 in Vista. Following is a schedule of these events. Check the Humane Society’s web site for more details at or call at 760.730.8850. The events run from 10 am to noon.

January 24 Wave Waterpark parking lot: 101 Wave Drive, Vista March 28 Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista Buena South June 27 Vista Park, 1602 Mountain Pass Circle, Vista

Saturday, January 31, from 3:30–4:45pm in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Yo antes de ti/Me Before You, by JoJo Moyes, is the selected book for January. 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. Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. In February, readers will discuss Has visto a Maria? / Have You Seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library. This and other programs are free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the website at or call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at 760.839.4814.

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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond City to save energy by retrofitting street lights

To reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs related to street lighting, a citywide street light retrofit project to convert all existing street lighting to Light Emitting Diode (LED) street lighting by this coming summer. is planned.

By retrofitting all of the 2,300 City maintained street lights, San Marcos expects to save $100,000 annually in energy costs and an additional $80,000

per year in reduced spending for replacement lamps.

Known for its energy efficiency, an LED semi-conductor light provides higher quality, full spectrum lighting in lamp fixtures that reduce night light pollution and last seven to 15 times longer than traditional incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. The LEDs also emit a clearer white light that enhances visibility at intersections, improving safety for motorists. For more information, please visit or call the City’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood 1st Anniversary of Oceanside Public Library Bookmobile

On January 29th from 3:30 to 5:00 pm, the Oceanside Public Library will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of the re-launched “Adelante” Bookmobile at the Libby Lake Resource Center, located at 4700 North River Road. There will be live music, food and fun for the entire family and the public is invited to tour the bookmobile. A team of talented and passionate Library staff are focused on making certain the Adelante Bookmobile brings the best possible resources to the neighborhoods it serves. Over the past year, the bookmobile has had over

6,000 visitors who checked out over 8,000 items. The 32-foot vehicle provides English and Spanish language books for all ages, literacy and ESL material, DVDs, public computers with internet access and much more to three locations a week in Oceanside. In addition many programs on topics such as health, finance and parenting, as well as children’s and teens activities, take place at each location. The goal is to help people access services, strengthen families, enhance early childhood education and literacy and empower citizens to make informed choices. For more information on the Adelante Bookmobile, including days and locations of operation, please visit or call 760-4355600.

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of areas he can explore.

Particularly in today’s geopolitical climate it’s helpful to know the background, both from a biblical as well as political standpoint, and begin to understand what all is going on in the Mid-East. Pastor Huls lived in Israel for several years and is very, very knowledgable about the culture, past, present, and future.

We are Kaiser patients and are delighted with their medical staffs and facilities. I know that patients who have need of their mental health facilities will get the same speedy, top notch care that all Kaiser patients expect and receive.

retires. He has much work to do and enjoys it! Call him at 760.803.4236 (cell phone).

He may well also discuss his years as a Navy Chaplain, as a Chaplain for the Escondido Police Department, or he my talk about gardening (another area where he excels.) He is also known as an expert on bees and honey . . . rather an eclectic speaker with a variety

Glad to see the labor issues were resolved between Kaiser Permanente and its mental health workers.

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The Paper • Page 12 • January 22, 2015 of one of these shows in a matter of hours. The CES is open for thirty two hours over a four day period. It might be possible to jog through the entire show if you didn’t stop to look at anything but much of your time would be spent jogging the Las Vegas strip between hotels, exhibition halls and convention centers.

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Las Vegas CES 2015 part II

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas was similar to our visit to the bordello in Pahrump (Sheri’s Ranch). We got to look at a lot of interesting stuff but no touching or buying. The CES is more than twice the size of Las Vegas’ next largest convention. With 170,000 attendees, 2.2 million square feet of floor space, 26 venues and nearly 4000 exhibitors, it overwhelms Las Vegas’ convention and transportation facilities.

Consumer Electronics Show implies that it is an electronics show for “consumers.” Gun shows, boat shows, home shows and garden shows are places where consumers go to get information and buy products. You can typically do a complete tour

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Our good friend, Matthew Chu, from San Marcos, attends CES each year and tries to see it all. Matthew, now semi-retired, owned the China Wharf restaurants in San Marcos. He loves technology and tries to see as much as he can. This year Matthew estimates that he covered nearly 70% of the show during its four day run. We doubt that anyone saw more of the show than Matthew and few would even try. CES is not for tourists.

CES isn’t really a show, it’s a convention. It’s a place where the electronics industry meets to do business. The real action doesn’t take place in the convention floor booths. That’s just “show and tell.” The real action takes place in thousands of press conferences, meetings and seminars in thousands of convention hall meeting rooms, hospitality suites and hotel rooms. Hundreds of fledgling companies pitch their new technology to potential buyers and

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investors. Huge multinational Conglomerates like Samsung, Panasonic and Hitachi show their “technology flagships” with convention floor “Booths” covering thousands of square feet. They meet with distributers, mass merchandisers and the press “off the floor.” Engineers prowl “technology zones” relevant to their products looking for ideas to enhance their product development. Marketing managers snoop “vocational zones” checking out their competition. Manufacturing companies of all sizes offer to custom build anything from hair pins to rocket engines.

chise 3D scanners for making plastic novelties (including your own personal bobble head figurine). Another sought development funding to bring to market a wearable, moving walkway. It is not major advances in pure science and technology that fuel the dynamics of “high tech” economics. It’s finding new ways to apply existing science and technology so as to affect change in our lives. That’s most of what CES and “high tech” is really all about.

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yet another fatal accident when a tow truck driver was killed and another gravely injured last Saturday when they were struck by a pickup while helping another motorist along state Route 78 in San Marcos.

Medicine, fitness, transportation, entertainment, security, nutrition, sanitation, no human activity is exempt from the effects of advancing technology. One company offered to fran-

deadly weapon and battery with great bodily injury. Youth Killed Running Across Hiway 78

After hitting a car on Highway 78 a 19-year-old youth apparently panicked and ran across the freeway and was struck by several vehicles and died.

Police say he was driving a Mazda 6 at a high rate of speed eastbound on state Route 78 west of Nordahl Road around 4:30 a.m. when his vehicle rear-ended a Volvo. The driver of a Mercedes that then struck the Mazda, which was partially in the slow lane, was treated for minor injuries, the officer said. The vehicles all ended up on the right shoulder.

The driver of the Mazda had run across the eastbound lanes, hopped over the center divider and started across the westbound lanes when he was struck nearly simultaneously by two vehicles, the CHP said. He died before he could be taken to a hospital. Another Highway 78 Fatality Plus Injury

Highway 78 was the scene of

Max McKeown, British writer/researcher/consultant specializing in “innovation” gets credit for saying “Change is inevitable, progress is not.” Nothing makes McKeown’s point any better than the smart phone “texting revolution.” It’s definitely change, but is it progress?

Police reports state the two arrived in separate rigs about 7 a.m. to change a flat tire for a 43-year-old man in a Nissan Frontier pickup. They all were parked along the right shoulder of the eastbound lanes, east of Nordahl Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. A 52-year-old driver of an eastbound Ford F-250 pickup swerved out of his lane and onto the right shoulder where both tow operators were gathered near the Frontier’s driver’s side. The Ford slammed into one tow truck and then its operator, spun out of control and hit the Frontier, then struck the second tow truck operator and his rig, according to CHP reports. The first man, 48, was killed by the impact His name was not released. The second man, 42, suffered massive internal injuries and broken bones, the CHP said. The driver who had

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Library’s R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is Meeting – On Friday, February 6, the Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (READ) Middle Grade Book Club will discuss “Zita the Spacegirl.” This is a book club for children, ages 9-12, and they meet in the Turrentine Room from 3:30pm-4:30pm. The Library is located at 239 So. Kalmia Street, Escondido. Library programs are free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Library. For information about the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, contact Youth Services Librarian, Lalitha Nataraj, at 760.839.5458 or at Additional information about programs for all ages can be found at Sorority to Hold Queen’s Court Luncheon – The theme of Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (BSP) Queen’s Court Luncheon will be “Hearts Galore.” This event will be on Saturday,

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Broadway Calls – Come Sing With Us! - The RB Chorale Goes to Broadway is the title of the June 2015 Scholarship show, and rehearsals kicked off on January 20th. The Chorale is seeking male tenors and basses for a yet to be announced lineup of blockbuster musical hits, so if you love to sing and have Tuesday evenings open, come join this all-volunteer group of 100+ who really know how to put on a show. No auditions are required, just a penchant for having fun and making beautiful music. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday from 7-9pm at Painted Rock Elementary School, 16711 Martincoit Road, Poway. Guys who can carry a tune are encouraged to come, and for the ladies there are a

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John C. Snow, 75, of Escondido, CA., passed away on January 14, 2015

Craig J. Roothoff, 59, of Escondido, CA., passed away on January 19, 2015.

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Palomar College Photography Show is Open – The City of San Marcos Community Services is featuring a new photography exhibit – Enlightened Lens 2015 – at the Hearth Gallery in the Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. The exhibit is open from 8am-8pm Monday through Friday through February 26th. A reception for the artists will be held tomorrow, Friday, January 23rd from 6-8pm. Light refreshments will be served. Enlightened Lens is a juried exhibition of fifty photographic works all made by students in the Palomar College Photography Program. Three faculty members judged over 170 images entered by students from beginning to advanced status to create this annual show. The works in this exhibition represent a variety of processes including digital and filmbased, color and black and white, and traditional and alternative techniques. The widely differing content of these images exemplify the breadth of the program. Much of the work on view will be for sale. For more information about the Hearth Rotating Art Gallery, visit or call 760.744.9000, x3503. For information about the Palomar College Photography Program, contact faculty member Donna Cosentino at 760.744.1150, x3628.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-032659 The name of the business: Property Plus, Property Management Plus, located at 8975 Lawrence Welk Dr. #300, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Martha Mattke 8975 Lawrence Welk Dr. #300 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Martha Mattke, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/17/2014 1/01, 1/08, 1/15 & 1/22/2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033248 The name of the business: Bottom Turn Surf Company, located at 1118 Aloe Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: John Joseph Fusco 1118 Aloe Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/John Joseph Fusco, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/26/2014 1/01, 1/08, 1/15 & 1/22/2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031737 The name of the business: One Led Source, located at 16236 San Dieguito Rd 1-18, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 92067, is hereby registered by the following: One Led Source LLC 16236 San Dieguito Rd Rancho Santa Fe, CA. 92067 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 11/11/2014. /s/Humberto Ruiz Cortez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/08/2014 1/01, 1/08, 1/15 & 1/22/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-000665 The name of the business: The Maids of San Diego, located at 17663 Frondoso, San Diego, Ca. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Maricela Atempa 17663 Frondoso Dr. San Diego, Ca. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/08/2015. /s/Maricela Atempa This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/08/2015. 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/05/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-031963 The name of the business: Coronado Real Estate Magazine, Coronado Connection Magazine, located at 1725 Granada Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92102, is hereby registered by the following: Jessica Nemeth 1725 Granada Ave. San Diego, Ca. 92102 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jessica Nemeth, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/09/2014 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-032427 The name of the business: Mama Love Birth Services, Mama Love, located at 203 Marquette Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Meriah Ozols 203 Marquette Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Meriah Ozols This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/15/2014 1/01, 1/08, 1/15 & 1/22/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-032329 The name of the business: Well-Being Angels Worldwide, Well-Being Angel Worldwide, located at 635 Becky Lane, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Body Systems Design Inc. 635 Becky Lane San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/04/2014. /s/Luz Delia Gerber, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/15/2014 1/01, 1/08, 1/15 & 1/22/2015.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-032145 The name of the business: Born Again Home Furnishings, The Lord’s Provision, located at 1100 Anza Avenue, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Martin C. Lauber 1100 Anza Avenue Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Martin C. Lauber This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/11/2014 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033362 The name of the business: Choice Wholesale, located at 7595 Vicker St. #A, San Diego, CA. 92111, is hereby registered by the following: Byung Hee Pak 3229 Rancho Arroba Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/01/14. /s/Byung Hee Pak, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/29/2014 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033224 The name of the business: Poway Delivery, located at 15870 Camino San Bernardo, #105, San Diego, Ca. 92127, is hereby registered by the following: Banafsheh Maleki 15870 Camino San Bernardo, Apt 105 San Diego, CA. 92127 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/15/14. /s/Banafsheh Maleki This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/24/2014 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000323 The name of the business: Smart Buy Auto Sales, located at 738 W. Washington Ave., A, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Anne Marie Friszell, Owner 2140 Wilt Rd. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/2014. /s/Anne Marie Friszell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/06/2014 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033601 The name of the business: Extraordinary Metalshaping, located at 1320 Grand Ave., #26, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Carole Berthelot 375 Del Dios Hwy #268 Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/2014. /s/Carole Berthelot This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/2014 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033432 The name of the business: Wyatt & Associates Protection Division, located at 310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, Ste 107-340, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Wyatt & Associates, Inc. 310 W. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. Suites 107-340 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/29/2014. /s/Christopher Wyatt, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/29/2014 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000023 The name of the business: Southern California’s Used Chopper Parts, located at 839 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Monique M. Morton 839 Mar Vista Dr. Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/02/15. /s/Monique M. Morton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/02/15 1/08, 1/15, 1/22 & 1/29/2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000160 The name of the business: Eric’s Sandwich Shop, located at 340 N. Andreasen Dr., Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: RTSJ Enterprises 340 N. Andreasen Dr. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 1/1/2015. /s/Sandra Mora, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/05/2015. 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 and 2/05/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000658 The name of the business: A & V Express, located at 1734 E. Washtington Ave., Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Sherzad K. Dizaii 1734 E. Washington Ave. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sherzad K. Dizaii, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/08/2015.. 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 and 2/05/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT






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1/15, 1/22, 1/29 and 2/05/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000826 The name of the business: OO Zero, located at 13904 Pauma Vista Dr., Valley Center, Ca. 92082, is hereby registered by the following: Cherie Buretz 13904 Pauma Vista Dr. Valley Center, Ca. 92082 Yuka Nakai 3387 Tournament Drive Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cherie Buretz, Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/12/2015.. 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 and 2/05/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-000358 The name of the business: The Groutsmith San Diego, loated at 705 Center Dr., STe 108-252, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: GAV Investments, Inc. 663 Chateau Pl. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 12/20/2014. /s/Janice Goka, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/06/2015. 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 & 2/5/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-032360 The name of the business: Home Sweet Home Design, located at 1535 Baltimore Pl., Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: T & T Real Estate Solutions, LLC 1535 Baltimore Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 11/01/2014. /s/Faustino Murguia III, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/15/2014. 1/08, 1/15, 1/22, and 1/29/2015


Ordinance No. 2014-1405 an ordinance of the City of San Marcos City council approving a zone reclassification from Heart of the City SPA/C to Heart of the City /Mission 316 Specific Plan Area in the Richland neighborhood. Ordinance No. 2014-1405 was introduced on December 9, 2014, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSTENTION: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE and adopted by the City Council on January 13, 2015, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: DESMOND; ABSTENTION: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 1/22/2015 Ordinance No. 2014-1406 an ordinance of the City of San Marcos City Council modifying the Heart of the City Specific Plan and approving a specific plan for the Mission 316 development for a maximum of 93 single family condominium units. Ordinance No. 20141406 was introduced on December 9, 2014, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSTENTION: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE and adopted by the City Council on January 13, 2015, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: DESMOND; ABSTENTION: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 1/22/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-033647 The name of the business: Bret Major, TKW, located at 4043 Porte de Palmas #97, San Diego, CA. 92122, is hereby registered by the following: Timberknoll West, LLC 4043 Porte de Palmas #97 San Diego, Ca. 92122 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 9/25/2013. /s/Bret Major, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 12/31/2014. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT


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The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 13-030 and Director’s Permit 14-011 on January 26, 2015. Project No.: P13-0037 Case No.: DP 13-030 Applicant: Benchmark Landscape Request: A Director’s Permit to allow for the continued operation of an outdoor storage yard in conjunction with an existing 10,057 square foot landscape contractor’s office and storage building. Location of Property: 145 N. Pacific Street, more particularly described as: Parcel 4 of Parcel Map No. 5936 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, May 13, 1977, as instrument No. 77-184428. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-122-24. Project No.: P14-0028 Case No.: DP 14-011 Applicant: Jennifer Downes Request: A Director’s Permit to allow for the operation of a large family child care home for up to fourteen (14) children. Location of Property: 100 Chesapeake Court, more particularly described as: Lot 35 of subdivision map No. 14762, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, April 2, 2004, as instrument number 20040279209 of official records. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 218-780-22-00. 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 Friday, February 6, 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, ext. 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 1/22/15. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001188 The name of the business: LA Motor Group LLC, located at 1732 Weatherwood Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: LA Motor Group LLC 1712 Weatherword Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 2/12/2012. /s/David A. Purch, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/14/2015. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-001203 The name of the business: Unveiled, The Voluptuous Bride, located at 556 S. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Danielle Springer 2022 Badger Glen Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Danielle Springer, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 1/14/2015. 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 and 2/12/2015

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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 direct-ly 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

Now the symptoms of pain, numbness,

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 $27. This examination will consist of a detailed neurological evaluation, extensive orthopedic testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your evaluation. He will sit down with you and go over your condition with you in complete detail. You will know exactly what is causing all your pain (or other symptoms).

In your spine, when the pump mechanism of disc nutrition fails, the disc will begin to de-generate and become weak. This weakness in the disc is what produces the bulging, herniated, and degenerative discs.

The treatment that is provided at Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido is revolutionary and is specifically designed to artificially re-create the pump mecha-nism in the discs which allows the spinal discs to heal and re-pair. The best part of the treat-ment is that it uses no drugs, no injections, and no surgery. Plus it’s painless and many patients relax and fall asleep while un-dergoing the treatment. The amount of treatment needed to allow the discs to heal and repair varies from person to person and can only be determined after a detailed neurological and orthopedic evaluation. We do NOT accept everyone for treatment and will let you know if we can accept your case for treatment. Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC at the Spine and Neuropathy Care Center in Escondido, CA will do a spinal disc severity examination to determine the

Dr. Stephen Heilman, DC

Dr. Heilman will be offering this spinal disc severity examination from now until January 25, 2015. Call 760-480-4480 to make an appointment to determine if your spinal discs can be treated. NOTE: Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center is located at 700 W. El Norte Pkwy in Escondido immediately East of Interstate 15 at the intersection of Seven Oaks.

The Paper - January 22, 2015  
The Paper - January 22, 2015