Volume 43- No. 28
by lyle e davis For many years my hero was Ernie Pyle. Younger folks won’t know Ernie Pyle, and that’s a shame. He was probably the best war correspondent ever . . . the magic sensitivity and ability to convey the feelings of the average military trooper, whether he be Army, The Paper - 760.747.7119
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Marine, or Navy, whether he was enlisted or an officer . . . he wrote about the thoughts and fears of these military members and sent his dispatches home to America during World War II - letting America see what its warriors were doing, what they were thinking, what they were fearing.
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Page 2 - July 12, 2012 ‘Two War Zones’ Cont. from Page 1 Pyle was killed by a Japanese sniper and is buried in the Punchbowl Cemetery in Hawaii. He was revered by the GI’s he covered . . and, to us older folks, those who read his ‘stuff’ here at home. There is a new Ernie Pyle in the battle zones of the world. His name is Michael Yon. An independent, free lance journalist, who writes what he sees and feels, not what he’s told to write, or not what press releases generated by military PR offices say . . .he, too, is able to see the combat zones, analyze what is going on, talk to the troops, both the grunts and the brass, then write about it so you and I, here at home, can understand it. In addition to writing, his camera catches some of the most poignant scenes of war and of those that war impacts. The photos in this story are all by Michael Yon. A former Green Beret, he knows the military. He knows how to protect himself in a combat zone. He knows how to work the military system so he
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The Foolish Thief A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all of the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of Scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but the cashier refused and said, “Because I don't believe you are over 21.” The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because she didn't believe him. At this point, the robber took
can get the assignments in the field he needs to get the story. He doesn’t put up with a lot of BS . . . and he cuts to the chase right quickly. If you want to learn the unvarnished truth about what is going on in the combat zones . . . you need to read Michael Yon. We’ll show you how a bit later. Red Air: America’s Medevac Failure 12 October 2011 Afghanistan Most of our troops in Afghanistan never see combat. The closest they get might be the occasional rocket attacks on bases. A relatively small number will be in so many fights that the war becomes a jumble. For those who see fighting daily, their mental time markers are often when they or their buddies were hurt or died, or when some other serious event occurred. The troops in 4-4 Cav have seen a great deal of fighting. Their courage seems bottomless and for two-and-a-half months I was an eyewitness to their professionalism and courage.
Post Script The reaction to my photo of Major Bieger cradling Farah, the little girl who died in his arms, provoked a flood of messages and heartfelt responses from caring people around the world. I have spent the last several days trying to read every message, and respond to as many as possible, but the flow has finally outpaced me, much as the swiftness of a river will finally defeat even the most determined swimmer. This morning there was a banging on my door. It was “Q,” loaded for battle, weapon in hand, wearing the military radio headphones with the microphone that wrapped around his face. Bang, Bang, Bang! Q hit my door. “Mike! Where are you?!” “Hold on,” I said, opening the door. “Why aren’t you ready! Grab your gear . . . we’re going!” My worn-out boots sat empty in the corner. “I can’t go today,” I said, glancing in the direction of my laptop. “What?” “Just tell them I can’t go today.” “Okay!” And Q trotted off back to his Stryker, leaving me behind. The soldiers rolled out on their mission without me. And now I sit here, answering a few final emails, while the men of Deuce Four patrol in Mosul. My hands may be here, but my head and heart are on the streets in the struggle. I’ve been riding the wave of interest and feedback from that photo, but I need to get back to what I seem best equipped to do–posting dispatches about what is happening here in Iraq. I will continue to read every message, and I offer my sincere thanks in advance for everyone who takes the time to send one, but, alas, with this dispatch, I must swim to shore.
This mission would be dangerous. The Female
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his driver's license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk.
her goldfish. "I think it's got epilepsy," she tells the vet.
Her husband says, "Why don't you put an ad in the paper?"
The vet takes a look and says, "It seems calm enough to me."
She does, but two weeks later the dog is still missing.
The blonde says, "You haven't taken it out of the bowl yet." ••••• A blonde spies a letter lying on her doormat. It says on the envelope: "DO NOT BEND."
"What did you put in the paper?" her husband asks.
A friend tells the blonde, "Christmas is on a Friday this year." The blonde says, "Let's just hope it's not the 13th." ••••• Two blondes find three hand grenades, and they decide to take them to a police station. One asks, "What if one explodes before we get there?" The other blonde says, "Well...we'll just lie and say we only found two." ••••• A woman phones her blonde neighbor and says, "Close your curtains the next time you and your husband are having sex. The whole street was watching and laughing at you yesterday." To which the blonde replies, "Well the joke's on all of you because I wasn't even at home yesterday." ••••• A blonde is in this guys bathroom and he shouts, "Did you find the shampoo?" She answers, "Yes, but I'm not sure what to do... it's for dry hair, and I've just wet mine." ••••• A blonde goes to the vet with
She spent the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up. ••••• A blond man shouts frantically into the phone, "My wife is pregnant, and her contractions are only two minutes apart!" "Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor. "No!" he shouts, "this is her husband!" ••••• A blonde is driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly she has to swerve to avoid a pine tree, then another, then another... A cop pulls her over, and she tells him about all the trees in the road. The cop says, "That was your air freshener swinging around!" ••••• A blonde's dog goes missing, and she is frantic.
She replies, "Here boy!" ••••• A blonde is in jail. The guard looks into her cell and sees her hanging by her feet. "Just WHAT are you doing?" he asks. "Hanging myself," the blonde replies. "It's supposed to be around your neck," says the guard. "I know," she replies, "but then I couldn't breathe." ••••• A tourist asks a blonde, "Why do American scuba divers always fall backwards off their boats into the water?" The blonde replies, "Silly, if they fell forward, they'd still be in the boat." ••••• Top 10 Old Folks' Party Games 10. Musical Recliners 9. Spin the Bottle of Mylanta
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‘Two War Zoness’ Cont. from Page 2 Engagement Team was left behind and the only female soldier to come was a medic because, as she would tell me, “I’m the badass medic.” We sat in the morning darkness behind the helicopters waiting for them to start. A few soldiers were sleeping on the rocks, while others murmured about this or that. A bomb dog looked at me, then plopped her head on the stomach of her handler, leaving her nose pointing to the sky due to the bulk of the handler’s body armor. The air was still and cool at about 0230 when the helicopters cranked engines under the waning gibbous moon. Illumination was enough for an RPG shot on the landing which could take us all down in a ball of fire. The helium-filled aerostat balloon tugged at its tether in the background, and light years farther in the background was Orion, pointing north. Remarkably, all of the fighting done by 4-4 Cav has occurred within just a few miles of this base. The CH-47 engines were roaring under the spinning rotors as crew members inspected the aircraft with flashlights looking for any signs of trouble. Thick, hot fumes washed over us as we boarded. Troops filled every seat and all the space on the floor. The helicopters lifted off and soon the wheels touched down on the landing zone in tilled fields. We rushed away from the back ramp and the helicopters flew off into morning darkness leaving us among marijuana fields and the Taliban. The mission into the deadly village of Leyadira had begun.
far back down the line and he finds it by getting killed. Keeping your distance from the person in front is crucial. Being too close to any other man doubles the chance of both getting hit. The village of Leyadira was full of booby-traps waiting for us--trip wires, pressure plates, and who knows what else--but we didn’t know that yet. As best I can tell, Specialist Chazray Clark was at least number eighteen down the line. The village was vacant other than the enemy. The commander, Lieutenant Colonel Mike Katona, expected a big fight. The moon was so bright that it cast shadows. We were maybe two hundred meters into Leyadira when the first explosion happened. BOOM! Off to front right there was a tremendous blast. Seconds later, debris began raining down and could be heard coming through the trees on the right. The ANA soldier looked at me startled and started to run for cover, but there was none to be found. I just stood still, waiting to be hit because it was better to be still in a place now known to have bombs. We were not in small arms contact. He saw me stand still and he did the same.
Through night vision, the Operations Sergeant Major Gregg Larson--a fine NCO-could be seen flipping open his Army compass and checking the azimuth.
Specialist Chazray Clark had stepped on a bomb. Some Afghan soldiers had strayed off the cleared path and Chazray was following them because they were in front of his section. Sergeant Edward Wooden had been close to Chazray but not wounded. Wooden was proving yet again to be solid under pressure. He had been wounded during a previous mission but now was good to go. Sergeant Carroll was so close to this explosion that he was stone deaf. Chazray was terribly wounded and had been thrown and landed on his face. The platoon was staggered by the blast yet kept their bearing. They were amazingly calm.
Soldiers ahead of us searched for bombs using special gear such as metal detectors and other more secret stuff, but that only works to a point. And it only covers the area where a trooper has used the gear. I don’t trust it. The dogs are okay, but they get blown up, too. Often the first person to find a bomb is
In my location, the air was clear, but closer to the blast area the dust was thick. The night vision devices were useless for those in the immediate area of the blast. Sergeant Wooden called out the names of his men in the darkness, taking head count. Near the detonation, nobody could see each other.
Sergeant Wooden called, “Clark!” Chazray was facedown. One arm and both his legs were gone, and yet this man had the strength and presence to call out from the dust and darkness. Chazray answered, “I’m okay.” Although Chazray had answered that he was okay, everyone here knows that when someone calls out “I’m okay,” the sound of their voice only means they are still alive. Fellow soldiers located Chazray in the dark, and quickly put on tourniquets and unfolded a stretcher. I was not in the dust-filled area, but I could see brave men come out of it, carrying Chazray back over dangerous ground. I heard Chazray say his arm tourniquet was too tight. He was in great pain. Through night vision I saw an Afghan soldier rush in to help carry Chazray. Sergeant Wooden said Chazray’s voice sounded completely normal. Chazray was carrying a good deal of explosives when he stepped on the bomb, including det-cord and caps. Luckily, they didn’t detonate. Specialist Chazray was fully conscious and talking the entire time while being medically treated and moved. The soldiers took Chazray back to the landing zone where we had just come in. We waited. And waited. Some Afghans slipped off to pray in the dark despite that the surrounding areas were not “cleared.” (The next day during this mission, an ANA soldier stepped into an uncleared area and was killed instantly.) Sergeant Carroll was so deaf from the bomb blast that he didn’t seem to hear anything, but he stayed alert and on his job pulling security. At one point, an officer tried to talk with him, and a buddy of his said something like, “Sir, he can’t hear. He’s deaf.” And that’s how it went. When someone wanted to communicate with Sergeant Carroll, they had to grab him and speak loudly in his face. The medevac was very late. It took us about 20 minutes to get back to the Landing Zone (LZ). Based on my significant experience down here in southern Afghanistan, I know that the helicopter could and should have
already been on orbit waiting for us. Chazray was dying but fully conscious and talking the entire time. We waited, and waited. Finally a radio call came that the medevac was “wheels up” from KAF. It was unbelievable to us that the medevac was just taking off from Kandahar Airfield, twenty-five miles away. The problem was that this was an Army Dustoff medevac, and Army medevacs don’t carry machine guns because they have red crosses emblazoned on the sides and front. When our helicopters sport the red crosses, they can’t carry offensive weapons. This is meaningless anyway because they are accompanied by an Apache attack helicopter, which is fully loaded with a cannon and missiles. And so while Chazray was dying, his Dustoff medevac was sitting idly on the runway down at Kandahar Airfield. Since there was no available Apache, the Dustoff was not cleared to depart. The Air Force Pedros have no red crosses marking their helicopters. Instead, they have .50-caliber machine guns. The Pedro helicopter teams are parked right there on the same runway and they could have been dispatched, but for some extremely sorry reason the Pedros are not allowed to come into 4-4 Cav battlespace unless there is “red air.” Red air means the weather is too bad for Army helicopters to come. From my experience Dustoffs are not averse to extreme danger, but there are conditions during which they are not allowed to fly during which Pedros will go. And so the armed Pedros, which could have flown to us in about 13 minutes, sat on the runaway twenty-five miles away, doing nothing. I know first-hand the skill of the Pedros, having flown with them in 2009. Specialist Chazray Clark was dying due to politics, and the Army and Air Force pilots are very angry about this. Chazray’s is not the only such case. Army medevac helicopters fall under the Medical Services Corps, who mark medevacs with red ‘Two War Zones’ Cont. on Page 5
Page 4 - July 12, 2012 Possible Life Sentence Faces Documented Gang Member for Shooting at Police Officers Prosecutors say 25 year-old Sergio Alejandro Lopez, of Escondido, may face a life sentence behind bars. Lopez has two strikes against him and he’s to stand trial on several felony charges for shooting at an Escondido police officer. Lopez was already a parolee when he threatened to kill his ex-girl friend and her young daughter, according to police records. Police say he fired two rounds at an Escondido police officer on February 8th of this year. He managed to slip through a police perimeter and fled to Mexico. Mexican authorities arrested him and turned him over to U.S. Marshals in May. He is facing four counts of assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm with gross negligence, resisting arrest, two counts of making criminal threats, one count of violating a restraining order and one count of being a
Local News felon in possession of a gun. Police had rushed to the mobile-home park where the girl’s mother lived in the 1300 block of Oak Hill Drive and set up a perimeter around the area. They entered and found Lopez, who fired two shots at a pursuing officer. The officer was not injured. Police searched door-to-door for Lopez for about 16 hours, calling off the search the next day. According to past reports, Lopez had two strikes on his record: one for beating two men with a baseball bat in 2005, and the second for stabbing a man in 2006, according to court documents. He spent a few months in jail and less than 3 1/2 years in prison for those attacks, according to court records. He was also charged with resisting arrest at least three times since he was arrested in 2005 for methamphetamine possession, according to court documents. Lopez was last released from
prison in August 2011 after serving a six-month sentence for violating his parole.
board majority to dismiss any director determined to have breached good order.
Tri-City Board Woes Continue
Attorneys and members of the public at large, as well as several media outlets, said the action was unlawful and trampled the rights of voters who elect the board members.
Board members of the TriCity Medical Center are once again taking a hard look at good-behavior rules for the hospital board after withdrawing a controversial plan that would have allowed them to unilaterally kick disruptive board members out of office. The proposed new measures were to be the subject of yesterday’s (Wednesday) governance committee discussion. In addition to board member behavior, they are also discussing a stricter meeting attendance policy that would withhold pay for members who duck out of meetings without good cause. Following a large outburst from the community objecting to the board granting intself that much authority, the board quickly withdrew the policy they adopted in April that would have allowed a
Board members Kathleen Sterling and Randy Horton have been cited by other board members as the prime reasons for the behavior and attendance policies. Horton and Sterling have each been censured by the board for public statements and other actions deemed to have violated board policies. Sterling also has been forced for months to attend board meetings from a satellite location at the hospital after being banned from the board room for what officials said were repeated interruptions and unruly conduct.
‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 10 keep up with me in the fashion statement department, I'll buy you another diamond ring."
estate broker in Lake San Marcos. Check it out on page 16; if you like it, call her and let her know you’d like to see more (760.803.6177). We’re always looking for good, witty writers. She seems to qualify . . .plus she’s very pleasant on the eyes.
shorts, a sports shirt and my ever present sandals. With my advancing years I decided it would be more appropriate to upgrade my clothes.
This past Sunday we met Pastor Chico Goff at Mission Hills Church in San Marcos. While there, we saw Pam Rundle, the movie-star beautiful blonde Marketing Director for Silvergate Retirement Communities, as well as her handsome hubby, Ken Rundle. Again, we had a bonus. We got to meet the future hearthrob of all the teenage girls, Jake Man About Town Rundle. He’s only about six Had a great lunch with years old so you girls will Pastor Hal Seeed of New have to wait a few years . . . Song Community Church, but he’ll be worth it! Oceanside, at Fiesta A Fashion Statement Mexicana in Oceanside; super interesting conversation and we had a bonus: the I've decided to up my stanbest enchildadas I’ve had in dards. ages. Henceforth, I shall report for Sharp-eyed readers will notice duty daily in my office a new column by Heide dressed in a tuxedo. For years Warren, the beautiful real I would wear a pair of tennis
"Why are you wearing a tuxedo in your own home, at your own desk, in our office? People will think you're nuts!"
"But you should consider losing the sandals."
"I will rely upon you to gently dissuade them of that notion. You know me better than most anyone else and you know that I am an enlightened person, some say brilliant, though, as you also know, I'm much too modest to make that claim. You are also very persuasive . . . so if we have company, you can just persuade them that I am of sound mind and body, that while I may be a bit eccentric, I still put my pants on one leg at a time. Though why they would want to know that beats me."
"But he didn't wear a tux! When are we gonna go get me my diamond ring."
So tuxedo it is. With cummerbund. Evelyn says I look silly but what does she know?
"You are getting impossible," she chides. "Okay, okay. Just so you can
"Oh. Well, you do look very elegant and sophisticated in your tux." "Thank you."
"Jesus wore sandals."
"Soon." (That should keep her for awhile). ••••• Good pal, Mike Garcia, an officer with the Escondido Police Department and President of EPOA (Escondido Police Officer’s Association) is out amongst the masses, tooting the horn for the upcoming golf tournament all designed to benefit the Escondido Children & Teens. The COPS for ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 7
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crosses. Officers will tell you face-to-face that the Medical Corps does not want to give up its helicopters because senior officers want their own helicopters to shuttle them from here to there. It is important to be absolutely clear--this is not about the Dustoff pilots and crews, who are incredibly courageous. They have earned enormous respect. They’ll fly into hell to get one of our wounded troopers. This is about politics getting in the way of saving lives. Yet despite everyone here knowing we are perpetually short on helicopters in Afghanistan, and while Pedros would have had Chazray to the hospital less than 35 minutes after the blast, Chazray lay dying. There is no doubt in my mind—after seeing Pedros in action many times—that Chazray would have been at the trauma center in less than 35 minutes if the Pedros team had been scrambled. Instead, it took 65 minutes for Chazray to get to the hospi-
tal. Chazray was fully conscious when he was finally put on the bird. But he died at Kandahar Airfield. The General in charge of this fiasco needs to be fired.
dashing from combat zone to combat zone and telling the story of the troops. But that was 45 years ago. Ancient history for today’s young people.
Unarmed Army medevac helicopters are not even allowed to go into certain combat areas because they may get shot up and have no way of defending themselves. And so if the air is too dangerous due to bullets or bad weather, Air Force Pedros are sent because they fly in all weather and they shoot back with .50-caliber machine guns.
But this cover story deals with ongoing mess-ups by the military bureaucrats and mess-ups that cost the lives of American troopers.
I asked Colonel Patrick Frank, the 4-4 Cav brigade commander, and Lieutenant Colonel Mike Katona, the squadron commander, if they have any discretion about which birds are called. Can we request Pedros instead of Army Dustoff? No. The answer is simple, clear and ultimately disastrous: There is no discretion.
Commentary Normally, these editorial columns are used to address local issues. We usually leave national and world issues to ‘the big boys,’ the Main Stream Media. This week, however, is different. Most of the ‘Main Stream Media’ muzzles its reporters. They are not able to tell the whole truth or, if they do, some editor trims out the elements that might prove controversial.
As I read Michael’s account of the MedEvac screwup I found my adrenaline surging, anxious to get back into a combat zone and report on it. We will forget that. I’m just a tad out of shape and too damned old to be running around, dodging bullets and bombs. I’ll leave that to Michael.
Marking the landing zone. Chazray is fully conscious and talking in the darkness
Not so with Michael Yon, the civilian war correspondent who is featured as this week’s cover story.
I also found, however, that my blood was boiling. When I read how a General officer screwed up so badly with his planning and the backup support needed for his troops in the field, how his policies kept badly needed rescue hel-
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Back in 1967 and 1968 I, too, was a war correspondent,
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Hearing Loss Association Meeting is Saturday - at the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium, 10am-12noon, Saturday, July 14th. The speaker will be Camille Jenkins, with The San Simon Foundation that trains assistance dogs to serve the deaf and hard of hearing people. Camille will bring her own service dog, Rico, and tell what the foundation does to prepare the dogs. There will be a 50/50 drawing, social time with coffee and cookies, and free parking.
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Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) - is a non-profit weight-loss support group. Chapter 116 meets from 8:30 to 10:00am every Friday morning at Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 Chestnut St., Escondido. Chapter 685 meets from 6:00 to 8:00pm every Monday night at Madrid Manor Mobile Home Park, 1401 El Norte Parkway, San Marcos. These groups offer encouragement, education, healthy living ideas, contests, and other
Vista Friends and Newcomers recently installed officers for 2012-2013. (l-r) Diane Granger, Corresponding Secretary; Juanita Savage (standing in for Janet Leary) Treasurer; Marilyn Groover, Membership VP; Mary Dahlberg, Program VP co-chair, Trudy Snell, Program VP co-chair; Karen Taylor, VP LEO's & Luncheon's; Carla Berhold, President. Vista Friends offers a variety of activities and interest groups for the membership. Check out information on the website: http://www.VistaFNC.com/VFN/Welcome.html Meetings/Events Calendar Business After 5 Mixer – Escondido Chamber’s next mixer will be tonight, Thursday, July 12, from 5-7pm, hosted by Marie Callendar’s, 515 W. 13th Avenue, Escondido. For more information, contact the Escondido Chamber at 760.745.2125, or email email@example.com. Ruth Weiss from The Election Integrity Project to Speak at The Escondido Republican Meeting (TERC) – On Monday, July 16, Ruth Weiss, S.D. County Coordinator for The Election Integrity Project, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss steps to prevent fraud at the ballot box and encourage citizens to become election integrity watchdogs. This non-partisan organization was founded after several volunteers during November 2010 midterm elections realized there are laws and procedures in place that open the doors to potential voter fraud. As a result, the goal of this organization is to find a way to close those doors. The meeting will be held at Cocina del Charro restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido; check-in at 11:30am; buffet lunch/meeting begins at noon, concluding at 1pm. A reservation is necessary. Cost is $14/person. Call 760.743.1195 to RSVP. For info about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub.org. Free Composting Workshop in Escondido on Saturday, July 14 - From 8:30-10am at the Escondido Community Garden. The workshop will be staffed by master composters and include instruction and demonstration in the building and maintenance of a backyard compost pile and worm bin. No registration is required. Workshop canceled in the event of rain. The Community Garden is located on the west side of Centre City parkway, just north of Hwy. 78. Turn west on Decatur way (into the Police/Fire facility parking lot) and park near the garden. For more info, call 760.839.4342. Composting workshops are held quarterly and hosted by the
activities to support personal weight loss. For information on the Friday morning chapter, call 760.323.2501 (Al). For information on the Monday night chapter, call 760.746.9027 (Mona). The national website is www.TOPS.org. Humane Society Reducing Adoption Fees in July - The Escondido Humane Society is bursting at the seams with cute pets in need of good homes. To help these animals find their happy endings, fees are being reduced for the month of July. Dogs, cats and bunnies can be adopted for 50 percent off regular fees. Summer is a great time to bring a new pet into the home -- kids are out of school and parents have more time, which is the ideal scenario for bonding with a new pet. Regular adoption fees are $55 for puppies and kittens up to 6 months old; $42.50 for adult dogs and cats (6 months to 7 years); $27.50 for senior dogs and cats, (over 7 years old); and $22.50 for rabbits. Visit the Humane Society by website, www.escondidohumanesociety.org, to view animals available for adoption, or meet them in person at the shelter, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. For more info, call 760.888/2247. The Center is open from 10am-5pm seven days a week. Programs of the Escondido Senior Service Council - The Council has many programs/classes available in July; 2-day AARP Driver Safety Class; free medical screenings, Diabetes Blood Sugar testing; hearing tests; eye screening; blood pressure checks; and free respiratory support group, sponsored by the American Lung Association. In addition, computer classes for seniors will be available for sign-up in August for classes in September, for beginning and intermediate. One-on-one tutoring is available for $5/hour during the summer. For all these programs and other information, call 760.480.0611, or check the website at www.escondidoseniorservices.org. Escondido History Center Presents Movies in the Park, Saturday, July 14, "Puss 'n Boots" and Saturday, July 28, Cars 2. Activities start at 7pm, movie airs
at dusk, in Grape Day Park, 321 No. Broadway, Escondido. Bring beach chairs or blankets, a few buck for the snack bar, a flashlight, and a sweater, then relax to watch the free films in the park. Before the movie, play some games with Escondido Recreation. Popcorn, drinks, and other snacks will be for sale. Then, on Tuesday, July 17, take an evening stroll as you check out unique homes in the Old Escondido East historic district. Meet at the SE corner of Broadway and Grand at 6pm, and Rick Mercurio will lead this month's tour. For further information on all the activities of the Escondido History Center, call them at 760.743.8207, check the website, or stop by the office in Grape Day Park. "An International Affaire" is the theme of the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, July 16, at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $17 inclusive. The speaker will be Bee Barneng, "A World Traveler" from Anaheim, a professional floral designer and wedding planner who will share her story "Life gives you Flowers." The special feature is a "Around the World" fashion show, showcasing beautiful and unusual fashions from different countries. Entertainment will be very special music with an international twist. Guests are welcome. Some gifts will be given out; you may be a winner. The club has no membership or dues. Reservations by today, July 12, are encouraged. Sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club; for more info, go to www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Daisy at 760.591.0155 or Carolyn at 760.744.-0957.
On The Road With the Ponce Family Folks tend to go barefoot a lot when they go to Hawaii. So, it was only natural that Nick Ponce and his wife, Sharon, wanted to put their best foot forward. So to speak. Off for pedicures!
Above, the toes of Sharon Ponce; below, those of Nick’s. Question: Who has the prettier toes? (I know who I would vote for!
"Stop Special Interest Money Now" Proposition Organizer To Speak At Tri-City Tea Party - On Tuesday, July 17, Craig Alexander, one of the organizers of California's Stop Special Interest Money Now ballot proposition, will be the speaker at the Tri-City Tea Party's meeting at Boomers Vista, from 67:30pm. Vista Unified School District trustee, Jim Gibson, will also speak about what is happening locally to stop special interest money. TCTP meetings are free, and visitors are welcome. Boomers address is 1525 W. Vista Way. For more info, contact secretary Maureen Guffanti at 760.613.8628, or go to www.TriCityTeaParty.org. "Sit & Sew" event - hosted by the North County Quilters' Association, on Thursday, July 19, from 9:30am to 12noon, will be meeting at Inspirations Quilt Shop, 27350 Valley Center Rd., Suite B, Valley Center. You're invited to come work on the charity quilts for children or any project you may have waiting to be completed. Contact Joann Eichler at 760.580.6663. "Singles Summer Extravaganza" - presented by Simply The Best Singles organization, for ages 40-60 (okay to attend if you're a little older/younger), on Saturday, July 21, from 7:30-11:30pm, to be held at the Del Mar Marriott Grand Ballroom, 11966 El Camino Real, San Diego (where 5 & 56 meet). There will be a DJ, sexy word game, chocolate tasting, and dancing. Upscale dressy (no jeans/shorts). Parking $5; dance fee $15 prepay or $20 at the door. For info, www.SimplyTheBestSingles.com or call 818.577.6877. Auditions for Carlyn & Friends Shows will be held Saturday, July 21, from 11am1pm in 3rd floor theatre at Woodland Village Apts., 975 Woodland Parkway, San Marcos. Bring a CD to sing to - no a cappella tryouts. To join the cast for halfhour musical revues for entertainment, special events, celebrations; shows to be presented in various venues around San Diego county, starting September. Each show will feature different themes, small casts of 6-7 adult performers, and rehearsals will be few. Looking for singers, dancers, and actors -- all-around performers. This is a volunteer opportunity to be on stage, learn new songs, and entertain. Not for professionals, but pro-
Pedicures accomplished, the Ponce’s headed off to Hawaii. There, by sheer circumstance, they met a beautiful island girl that looked remarkably like their granddaughter, Katie Roner. No word as to whether Katie had a pedicure as well.
Turns out the Roner family (Nick and Sharon’s daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Anthony, granddaughter, Katie, grandson Kyle, and ‘The Ponce Family’ Cont. on Page 7
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‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6 fessional work ethic is required. Contact Carlyn Ames at 760.294.1331, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn to Square Dance - Add quality to your life, have fun, get fit, and make friends, when the new square dance class starts on July 26 and August 2, at 7pm, at Brengle Terrace Park, Gloria McClellan Senior Center (Azalea Room), 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. For info, check the website at www.oceanwavers.com or call 760.510.6987. Rancho Bernardo Art Association Activities for July include Thursday, July 26, a demonstration of painting with Choma Acrylics on canvas by Carol Ravy. The public is welcome. RBAA members are free. A charge of $5 is requested from non-members. The meeting begins at 7pm, and will be held at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Member, Karen Vincent is the featured artist for July and will exhibit her latest watercolor works in the gallery at the Bernardo Winery Tasting Room, 13330 Paseo Del Verano. Open Monday thru Friday 9am5pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. For information about RBAA and upcoming events, check the website at www.ranchobernardoart.com, or call Phyllis Hensperger at 858.675.2262. RB Community Council Hosts Free Community Clean-Up - The Council will be sponsoring the free community clean-up on Saturday, July 28, 8am-1pm at Via del Campo, in the industrial park area of Rancho Bernardo, off West Bernardo Drive, rain or shine. Also they will accept fluorescent lights and batteries, along with the usual household items that people cannot normally throw away in the trash. Arrive early; the event ends promptly at 1pm. There will be several 40 cubic yard bins being brought in by Environmental Services for the event.
‘Two War Zones’ Cont. from Page 5 waiting for an Apache escort. Finally a courageous Army Dustoff crew lands. Because of his proximity to the bomb blast, Sergeant Carroll was stone deaf. He was put on the bird with Chazray. The Apache is orbiting in the darkness. Chazray is loaded. Now loaded with the two casualties, the Dustoff medevac heads to Kandahar Airfield. The Dustoff is wheels down at the hospital approximately 65 minutes after the blast. Specialist Chazray Clark died at Kandahar while we continued the mission. This is not the only time that medevacs have been delayed in responding to 4-4 Cav requests, or had to switch landing zones due to heavy enemy fire. If the Pedros were dispatched they would come right in because they can shoot back.
For more details, along with specific items that can or cannot be accepted at the event, visit www.RBCommunityCouncil.com. Family Wilderness Awareness Course On Saturday, July 28, from 9am-12noon, the course will be held at 2437 Hutchison St., Vista. Outline includes intro to animal track and signs, bird languages, wilderness safety, and useful native plants. Cost is $30/for a family of four; covers four courses and take home materials. Contact Becky Wilbanks for info at 760.295.1548. The North Coast Symphony presents a "Summer Spectacular" Pops Concert at 2:30pm on Sunday, July 29, at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. Suggested donation is $10/general admission; $8/students/seniors; $25/family maximum. More information is available from the church office, 760.753.3003, or from the orchestra website at www.northcoastsymphony.com.
If you would like the Social Butterfly to cover your event, call us! (760) 747-7119 or (760) 746-1649 After ten years of war, the Army has had every opportunity to fix this problem. If the Army intended to right this wrong it would have been improved years ago. Clearly, the Army lacks the will to address this issue. We need courageous leadership. This issue should be elevated to the level of the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, who needs to shake the Army’s political tree and fix our medevac issue before more troops die. We continued the mission. There was another KIA the next day from another IED. No helicopter was called this time because the Afghan soldier was killed instantly. He was zipped up in a body bag and carried out that night. 26 June 2012 Yesterday the Army delivered its sham investigation into the loss of Chazray Clark in September 2011. The attack that took Chazray’s life is described in RED AIR. Through the months, I and others have been in contact with Chazray’s mother and
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Ralph and Karen Roner, Anthony’s parents, had all made the five hour plane ride to the big island of Hawaii. The Ponces have been a number of times and they have gone with the Roner family several times.
KIDS & Cadet Luis Romero Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, July 16th at the Vineyard, an Escondido Golf Course.
Nick, a retired Escondido Police Department Sergeant, gladly shells out some of his many retirement dollars for trips to Hawaii . . . not only to enjoy the islands but it’s a great place to go geo-caching, for which he and Sharon have developed an obsession. They have located over 10, 321geo-caches (and going for
They also located, on Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy on the Big Island, about 30 mins north of Kona, this unigue form of graffiti not found on the other islands, white coral on black lava rocks.
wife. They strongly wish that we continue this fight. They are not satisfied by the investigation. There are many giveaways that the investigation is a sham. One of those clues is that the Army did not request my unedited video, despite that I publicly offered it to the White House and Pentagon. They were satisfied with the edited version online. Crucial information for the investigation is found in the unedited version. It is important to note that the Army tried to make it appear that I was lying about the case—until I produced the inconvenient video. They were caught.
All proceeds from the Escondido Police Officers Association 2012 Cadet Luis Romero Memorial Golf Tournament will benefit the Law Enforcement Explorer Academy. To participate, download a registration form at www.escondidopoa.com Good friends David Sherry and his Diamond is Forever band plays tonight at Anthology in San Diego, 1337 India Street San Diego | 619 595 0300. Doors open at 5pm, Tickets are $10 and $24. If you haven’t seen this act you’re missing one of the best available. David Sherry IS Neil Diamond! He looks like him, dresses like him, and, most of all, he sings like him. He and his beautifulmanager, Ce Ce Taylor, team up with the band for an outstanding show. Don’t gence. This all is reminiscent of the horrendous and bold deceptions and cover-up in the Pat Tillman case, which quickly fell apart. To view the videotape that shows the elapsed time it took to get the medevac chopper to the wounded trooper, go here: http://www.michaelyononline.com/fools-goldtroops-blood.htm About the Author Michael Yon
Michael Yon (born 1964) is an American writer and photogra-
No serious investigation could have occurred without my video. The Army has willfully ignored reality to reach their desired fiction. The Army has deceived the Congress, and the public in this case. Sadly, the Army cannot even perform a simple cover-up. A smart investigator intent on cover up would at least have asked for the video to make the appearance of due dili-
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Page 10 - July 12, 2012 ‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 Escondido Police Search for Alleged Car-Jackers Escondido police swarmed southern Escondido for armed men suspected of trying to carjack someone Monday afternoon, authorities said. A 911 caller reported an attempted carjacking in the 1300 block of South Escondido Boulevard, said Escondido Police Lt. Craig Carter. Carter said one of the suspects may have had a gun. Escondido police called in the Sheriff’s helicopter after the suspects ran into a nearby apartment complex near 15th and S. Maple St. The suspects escaped but police have some leads on who they might be and the investigation continues. The Gangs That Couldn’t Shoot Straight - Stories of Bungling Suspects Six suspected criminals all appeared before the judge this week . . . all players in three separate but unrelated crimes and all with great evidence of ineptitude in their chosen profession. One suspect left his wallet behind during a holdup, another tried to rob three people less than 200 feet from his own home . . . did not discard his mask or weapons, and the two other suspects reportedly took their lumps from the supposed victim who utilized martial arts to give them each a thumping. The remaining two suspects, in the getaway car, wound up crashing the vehicle during a police chase. All six suspects remain in jail at the Vista Detention Facility. Torrance Andrew Williams, 36, of Vista is facing his third strike . . . and, if convicted, faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. Williams pleaded not guilty, and San Diego Superior Court Judge Marshall Hockett set Williams' bail at $500,000. Williams is also a suspect in an Escondido robbery of a Check 'n Go in Escondido.
Robbie is a gorgeous and wonderful 1 year old 8 pound beautiful long hair Chihuahua Pomeranian blend. He is calm, loving, can be playful or just sit with you and relax. He has the most exquisite coloring and feathered hair. Yes, hair so he is hypoallergenic. Robbie loves other pets and makes best friends easily. He is crate trained and is learning some basic commands. Like all our pups Robbie is neutered and microchipped. His vaccines and rabies are all up to date. He comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for his transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more pictures please visit him on our website as well as other pups in our rescue that need great homes. www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you These Dogs Have Been Waiting a Looooong Time for a Forever Home. Won’t you Help to Love Them? (And Allow Them to Love You Back?)
Rayla is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 5 month old, 32 pound, Spayed, Female, German Shepherd Smooth Coat Collie mix. She put on her best smile for her photo. When she's not posing for the paw-parazzi, Rayla's two favorite things to do are run or snuggle. That's normal for a 5 month old puppy. Rayla is very smart, so she'll do best with a family that can give her a lot of attention and keep her inspired...both mentally and physically. She won't need constant activity, but she will need training and exercise. The adoption fee for Rayla is $195. That includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, and microchip. Meet Rayla at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
excited and exuberant, so she would do best in a home with experienced dog folks who would understand how to give her clear directions and rules to follow. Polly is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $44.50 adoption fee in June includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org.
Polly is a 2-year-old spayed female pit bull mix, ID 59503. Polly has been looking for a forever home since September 2011 – that’s a long time to be without a family to call her own. Polly is a delightful young lady with a cute little face that has endeared her to many of the staff and volunteers. She is currently attending shelter Canine Good Citizen classes with a volunteer who is committed to teaching her everything she needs to know about being a great family pet. She knows most of her basic commands, including sit, down and stay, and she happily comes when she is called. Polly can get really
Adoptable dog Estelle's smile is contagious! This beautiful girl has made Escondido Humane Society staff and volunteers smile every day since she came to the shelter in September 2011, and they can't wait for her to find a family with whom to share her happy and playful spirit. Estelle is a 2-year-old spayed female pit bull mix, ID 59768. This beautiful black and white
Sebastian is a 6-year-old neutered male longhair mix, ID 63283. Sebastian is a sweet, gentle soul wrapped up in a luscious coat of white. He is people-oriented and likes to be held and petted. He is loving and will make an excellent lap cat for his lucky new family. He does get along with other cats, but he would probably prefer to be the only feline in his new home so he doesn’t have to share your attention. Sebastian is available for adoption from the Escondido Humane Society and is one of the featured cats available for adoption at the Escondido Petco, 1000 W. Valley Parkway. His $42.50 adoption fee in July includes his neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open all week. lady is full of energy and intelligence. Many of the volunteers at the shelter believe she may have some Border Collie in her. She is an excellent Frisbee retriever and is able to catch it in the air at times. She is agile and smart and is quickly learning commands such as sit, down and stay. Estelle is treat motivated and would love to be part of daily fun and games to keep her mind and body challenged and exercised. Estelle would love to go for runs, hikes, and outdoor fun you will venture to take her on. She has a soft, silky coat that shines in the sun along with her vivacious personality. Estelle does well with other dogs and may not mind having a canine companion in her new home. Estelle is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $44.50 adoption fee in June includes includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. See Estelle on YouTube! http://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=UsG-8-P0QqQ&feature=youtu.be
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
San Luis Rey Water Rights Agreement
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More than a century ago, the federal government allowed Escondido and the Vista Irrigation District (VID) to build facilities that diverted approximately 90 percent of the San Luis Rey River away from the La Jolla, Rincon, San Pasqual, Pauma and Pala tribal bands. After years of litigation that began in 1969, all parties entered into settlement negotiations which resulted in the San Luis Rey Indian Water Rights Settlement Act. Under this act, the federal government contributes 16,000 acre-feet of supplemental water imported from outside the San Luis Rey watershed, as well as other benefits. In a historic example of collabo-
ration, on April 25, 2012, the Bands and Escondido and the VID notified the U.S. Attorney General and the Secretary of the Interior that they had made the settlement agreement required by the Settlement Act. However, under the terms of the Act, neither the supplemental water nor other benefits can be made available to the Bands, Escondido and Vista unless the settlement is formally approved by the federal government. This has not yet happened. I encourage you to contact our federal legislators, Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Congressman Brian Bilbray requesting their help in approving this win-win agreement . To obtain their contact information, please visit http://www.escondido.org/government-links.aspx
Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders This week, Comic-Con comes to San Diego, transf o r m i n g Downtown into a fan’s paradise, and bringing millions of dollars in economic impact to our city. More than 100,000 people attend Comic-Con every year, and the event generates up to $160 million in economic impact, including tax revenues for the city. That’s revenue that can go toward street resurfacing, rec center hours, and ensuring new generations can get hooked on Harry Potter, The Hunger Games and other science-fiction and fantasy novels and films at our local libraries.
Comic-Con has expanded beyond the borders of the Convention Center. This year, Petco Park hosts a “zombie run,” with some participants trying to dodge the walking dead. Events like this are wonderful, but they also remind me of how our Convention Center must continue to grow so that we can host large events for years to come. In the next year, I hope to break ground on a 1 million-square-foot expansion to our Convention Center. This will create 11,000 jobs, and attract more big conventions. Comic-Con is a homegrown phenomenon. Even if you don’t have a ticket, I encourage all San Diegans to come take in the best people watching this side of Krypton.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter With the hot summer season upon us, the Vista Fire Department is urging parents to be aware of important safety water rules. Children drown quickly and silently in a matter of seconds. The most at risk for drowning are toddlers ages one and two. Below are tips to help keep children safe around water this summer. 1. Constant supervision in and around water is key to prevention childhood drowning. 2. Never leave a child alone when in or near a body of water, even if it’s less than a few inches.
3. Keep toddlers within an arm’s reach. 4. Make sure older children swim with a buddy, never alone. 5. Learn Rescue and CPR skills. 6. Children should wear a life jacket on docks or on boats. 7. Enroll children in swim lessons at the earliest age possible, but still supervise them always. 8. Always get out of the water immediately if you see lightning or hear thunder. 9. Always keep a phone with you so you can call for help in the event of an emergency. Keep you and your family safe this summer.
San Marcos is proud to be home to Palomar College’s new state-of-the-art planetarium, and I encourage all residents to take advantage of this great asset this summer. As California’s fifth largest planetarium, the site offers breathtaking views of constellations in the night sky, planets in transit and clusters of galaxies that fill the universe. With a busy schedule of elementary school daytime programs and Friday night family shows, planetarium shows project high-resolu-
tion digital imagery onto a 50-foot dome with surround sound. Friday evening activities include two shows in the dome along with free patio telescope viewing. Inside the dome at 7 pm, “The Sky Tonight” takes the audience on a tour of the current night sky as seen from San Marcos and shares astronomically related news. A second full dome feature on various astronomy topics begins at 8:15 pm. The new Palomar College Planetarium is located on Comet Circle off West Mission Road between the Library and Natural Sciences buildings and offers free parking in Lot No. 5 for Friday evening events.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood O’side Rotary Crab & Rib Fest
Yes, it’s back and better than ever – get your tickets NOW! The Annual Oceanside Rotary Club’s “All You Can Eat Crab & Rib Fest” is happening on Friday, August 3, 7:00 PM, at the historic Mission San Luis Rey (located at 4050 Mission Avenue in Oceanside). For over 88 years this wonderful establishment has supported our community and again they are raising funds to benefit our very own Oceanside High School
through this event. Their “Crab & Rib Fest” will offer lots of delicious food on the menu (Dungeness Crab, Beef Ribs, Shrimp, Clam Chowder, Pasta, Coleslaw, dessert and more), great people, wonderful music to be provided by the Oceanside Society Orchestra, raffle, silent auction and more to be had at this annual gathering. Tickets sell out fast ($50/adult, $25/child under 12), so be sure to buy them by calling (760) 434-7877 or by visiting their website, www.oceansidecitizenoftheyear.com. It is definitely a good time to be had by everyone
Page 12 - July 12, 2012 how to make a $500 computer that wasn’t junk and went on to say, “There are some customers who we chose not to serve and those customers are the ones looking for the most basic laptop at a rock-bottom price.” By not competing at the low end and with just 10% of the computer business, Apple’s profits on computers exceed those of the next half dozen companies combined.
Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth thecomputerfactoryltd.com The Computer Factory Apple Technology or Snake Oil Part – Conclusion. By 2007 Steve Jobs had Apple on a roll. A perfect storm of favorable events was to catapult Apple’s sales and profits into the stratosphere. The conversion to Intel CPUs eliminated the performance gap between Apple computers and Windows PCs. In 2007 Microsoft gave Apple a mega-boost by introducing “Vista,” (AKA Microsoft “Edsel”). It’s rumored that Bill Gates won Apple’s “Sales Person of the Year” for the next three years running. Shifting usage patterns in notebooks also favored Apple as increasingly notebook sales went to users who only wanted mobile access to the Internet and did not need Windows applications. While Windows PC sellers like HP and Dell competed for market share by trolling $400 notebooks for bottom feeding retail customers, Apple took the high ground. In 2008 Jobs commented that Apple didn’t know
Legislature May Usurp Local Electorates
Today Apple sits in the “Catbird Seat.” They own or control all aspects of their computer, smart phone and tablet business from design, production, operating system and content. Apple gets all the money. Other computer companies don’t own the design, operating systems or content of their products. They share them and must compete among themselves with “me too” products. Apple’s iPhone (2008) and iPad (2010) enjoyed immediate success largely because of Apple’s unique relationship with its customer base. No consumer electronics company has anything remotely resembling Apples “fanboys.” When Apple releases a new product they line up days ahead, quickly deplete available supplies and never complain about pricing or product deficiencies. The “fanboy” frenzy creates a bandwagon mentality that hypes consumer demand.
of hipster non-conformity. They are essentially lightweight technology users who know little or nothing about competing products. They naively assume the features and functions that they love are unique to Apple devices. The majority of iPhone/iPad users today are not slavishly devoted “Fanboys” but consumers who make their purchase decisions based on price and functionality. That’s not good news for Apple. Apples computer sales, though profitable, are not growing. While iPhones sales have grown along with rapidly expanding smart phone segment, Apples share has remained at 20% while Android based smart phone’s share has grown from zero to over 60% in only three years. Apple still owns 60% of the four- year-old tablet business but Android tablets are inching up and Microsoft is poised to enter the tablet market. Apple has done well in initially dominating emerging technology markets. Their monolithic control of proprietary technology and the “fanboys” give them an early advantage. The advantage becomes a disadvantage as
companies using non-proprietary technology enter. Apples in-house development can’t keep pace with the thousands of developers in hundreds of companies advancing features and applications on shared operating systems like Microsoft’s Windows and Google’s Android. Apple must continue to introduce new products in order to grow and prosper. It is unlikely the Apple will be able to repeat its decade long string of new product successes. A recent survey of Apple and Android product users showed a distinct bias toward form over function among Apple users so if Apple can maintain the “Jobsian” mystique, it may be able to “cash cow” its premium priced, marginally functional products indefinitely. Apple’s “fanboy” idol is gone now. Apple increasingly uses purchased, not in house, technology and Apple no longer manufactures its own products. Like its competition, Apple buys Chinese manufactured products. Has Apple seen its best days? Don’t ask me. I still own 3000 shares of Eastman Kodak!
“Appleheads” are the hard-core loyalists that endured Apple’s years of “wandering in the wilderness” as market share fell to under 4%. Their ranks have been augmented by a recent surge of “fanboys.” “Fanboys” are the “Treckies” of the consumer electronics universe. Their devotion is total and unquestioning. They want to be part of the Apple/Jobs culture
Any effort to invalidate these measures would be a blatant usurpation of local authority. San Diego and San Jose have the legal discretion to vote on pension reform measures, and each measure maintained broad support.
The majority party in the legislature has once again put off plans to pass comprehensive pension reform, despite Republicans and the Governor reaching bipartisan agreement on many substantive changes. The majority party’s hidden agenda would deliberately cirEven more disappointing, cumvent what San Diego and though, is that legislative leaders San Jose found necessary to are discussing ways to override improve their economic outlocal pension reform passed in look. The legislature should be the 2012 primary elections in attempting to replicate their San Diego and San Jose. The efforts, rather than undo them. two reform measures received overwhelming support, with Senator Mark Wyland represents 70% of San Jose voters and 66% the people of the 38th Senate of San Diego voters in support. District, which includes San Diego Both communities reformed (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, their pension plans to address Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley) and Solana Beach, unsustainable costs, making Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho changes to increase employee Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, contributions and to copy more Vista the south Orange County affordable private sector retire- cities of San Clemente and San ment plans. Juan Capistrano.
Legislature Adjourns Without Reforming Pensions
Earlier this year, Governor Brown proposed a modest 12-point pension reform plan that my Republican colleagues and I introduced on his behalf in the Legislature. I was hopeful that the plan would receive public hearings and win approval from the Legislature but that has not happened. Democrats have left his plan languishing in parliamentary purgatory for months and the Governor has done nothing to call them out on it. Their latest excuse is that they have run out of time to vote on a plan because the Legislature has adjourned for its summer vacation. But
they had plenty of time to pass a budget dependent on higher taxes and start the construction of the highspeed fantasy train. Even worse, legislative Democrats are exploring their options of whether they can legally override the San Diego and San Jose pension reforms. Such plotting would completely disrespect the will of the local voters Democrats claim to represent. It is time for Governor Brown and the Democratic legislative majority to display some integrity if they claim to represent the people. If they are truly serious about pension reform, there is no better time than now to act. Otherwise, the voters may have to do it for them at the ballot box.
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icopters on the ground, when they should have been speeding to the landing zone to rescue casualties . . . and how that negligence caused a badly wounded American soldier to die . . . well, if you’ve been in a combat zone you know that’s unforgiveable.
pher. He served in the Special Forces in the early-1980s, and he became a general freelance writer in the mid-1990s. He focused on military writing after the invasion of Iraq. Yon has been embedded on numerous occasions with American and British troops in Iraq, most prominently a deployment with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment (Deuce Four) of the 25th Infantry Division in Mosul, Iraq, that ended in September 2005.
To Michael Yon’s credit, he points the negligence out and called for the General to be fired. That’s what I mean by citing a war correspondent who tells the real, unvarnished story and fires shots where they need to be fired. If you are as upset about this issue as I am, and I suspect with all the active duty as well as retired military that live in this area . . . then I urge you to do the same thing I’m going to do. Send a copy of this paper, or a clippinng of this story, to your Congress Critter and demand they investigate this and take appropriate action. We don’t need Generals who are negligent and killing our military. Let our legislators know how you feel! Congressman Brian Bilbray District Director Christy Guerin 462 Stevens Avenue – Suite 107 Solana Beach, Ca. 92075 858-350-1150 www.bilbray.house.gov Congressman Duncan D. Hunter 1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206. El Cajon, CA 92020. Phone: (619) 448-5201. www.hunter.house.gov
Yon has had vocal feuds with the US military hierarchy, and the nature of his reports are also controversial. However, Yon at one time enjoyed 'rock star' status among individual soldiers according to Brian Williams of MSNBC. Yon's alternative media reporting has been mentioned by numerous mainstream media agencies, and he has won accolades from the 2005, 2007, and 2008 Weblog Awards. In 2008, The New York Times reported that he has spent more time embedded with combat units than any other journalist in Iraq. He shifted the focus of his blogging from Iraq to Afghanistan in August 2008. Yon first landed in Baghdad in late December 2004. He covered the war in Iraq for several years afterward, notably covering the Deuce Four forces. Yon briefly stopped over to Afghanistan in early 2006. Yon moved to covering the War in Afghanistan in August 2008, which he said had become the most important field in the war on terrorism. USA Today has called him "unflinchingly pro-military." It is also marked by candor about what he regards as U.S. and Iraqi failures, which led The Los Angeles Times to label Yon a "lone gun." Yon frequently criticizes what he sees as inept public relations efforts from the Army staff. The style of Yon's reports has garnered praise from The New York Times, calling it "enough first-hand observation, clarity and skepticism
to put many professional journalists to shame," as well as Slate, calling it "the grizzled, noir-ish [sic] style of war reportage from earlier eras." Military.com has stated that Yon re-defined war coverage for the new media. Yon has been quoted by Fox News, by Newsmax, and by Times Online. His reporting has gained the praise of some well known and respected journalists, including Christopher Booker and Toby Harnden of The Daily Telegraph, Brian Williams of NBC, foreign correspondent Joe Galloway, Alex Perry of Time, and US News and World Report writer Michael Barone. Barone has referred to Yon's work in his column. Oliver North has supported Yon's reporting, and John Gibson cited Yon in an editorial. New York University professor Jay Rosen has named Yon's writing as a prominent example of successful citizen journalism. Bruce Willis has stated his intention to produce a movie about Deuce Four's deployment in Iraq, to be largely based on Yon's experiences with the unit. Willis said, “What he is doing is something the American media and maybe the world media isn’t doing... telling the truth about what’s happening in the war in Iraq.” In May 2005, Yon took a picture of U.S. Army Major Mark Bieger cradling an Iraqi girl, named Farah, wounded by shrapnel from a car bomb. Major (now Lieutenant Colonel) Bieger tried to take the girl to an American hospital to receive treatment, but she died on the helicopter ride. Yon wrote shortly after taking the picture that it "provoked a flood of messages and heartfelt responses from caring people around the world." The photo created international news media attention as well. It was submitted to Time. Their website's viewers selected it as the 'Top Photo of 2005'. It received 66% of the vote. An Islamic-based non-violence organization asked to use the picture, and Yon gave his permission. On April 11, 2010, Yon's embedded journalist status with the US military in Afghanistan was terminated, officially due to lack of slots for requested embeds, but in the wake of his accusations that Brigadier General Menard and General McChrystal were incompetent, and worse. Neither Yon, nor his detractors accepted the official reasons given. The brass felt the heat of truth and decided to deny Yon access. Cowards. If you would like to know more about Michael Yon, go to his website: http://www.michaelyononline.com/ If you would like to support him
fnancially, you can send checks to: Michael Yon P O Box 5553 Winter Haven, FL 33880-5553 Or, there are directions on his blog website for supporting him via credit card. The Paper supports his efforts and urges you to do so. We need an independent voice in the media, one who is willing to tell us the complete and unvarnished truth and to call to account those high ranking officers who are not doing their duty and short changing our military troops, sometimes resulting in their deaths.
What Others Are Saying About Michael Yon Yon won the 2008 Weblog Award Poll for 'Best Military Blog' on December 31, 2008, and he won the 2007 Weblog Award] for 'Best Military Blog' on November 1, 2007. He won the 2005 Weblog Award for 'Best Media/Journalism Blog' as well In January 2006, his blog was one of the 100 most linked on the internet according to Technorati. Websites for the CNN, ABC, and CBS networks have referred to his work. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show and Good Morning America shows. 2007 – Reporting alleged atrocities by Al-Qaeda in Iraq Through June and July 2007, Yon followed multinational forces in battles at and around Baqubah during Operation Arrowhead Ripper, and he reported that the forces discovered a mass grave at the al Hamari village. Yon stated that Al Qaeda elements had murdered hundreds of innocent people in the area. He compared the scene to the 'Killing Fields' of Cambodia. He speculated from the positions of some of the bodies' that the militants may have forced a father to dig the graves of his children before their summary execution. Yon wrote on July 18 that the news media had been ignoring the story. An Iraqi official later said that the insurgents had, among other atrocities, baked a young boy and served him to his parents. Yon himself wrote in a later dispatch that he offers "no opinion about the veracity of [the official's] words". 2008 – Moment of Truth in Iraq In April 2008, Yon published his second book, Moment of Truth in
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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2 8. Hide and Go Pee 7. Simon Says Something Incoherent 6. Doc, Doc Goose 5. Red Rover, Red Rover, the Doc Says Bend Over 4. Kick the Bucket 3. 20 Questions Shouted into your Good Ear 2. Pin the Toupee on the Bald Guy 1. Sag, You're It! ••••• 1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience. 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on my list. 3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 4. If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong. 5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. 6. War does not determine who is right - only who is left.. 7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. 8. Evening news is where they begin with 'Good Evening,'and then proceed to tell you why it isn't. 9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. 10. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station. 11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks. 12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says,
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The name of the business: Frida Nails & Spa, located at 640 Highland Ave., Suite #E, National City, CA. 91950, is hereby registered by the following: Viet Van Le 4904 Monroe Ave. San Diego, CA. 92115 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/29/2012. /s/Viet V. Le This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/18/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012
The name of the business: Somalys Fashion Boutique.com, located at 1713 Tara Way, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Pathways Business Development Company, LLC 1713 Tara Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Chansomaly Saman, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012
The name of the business: G Q Restaurant Consulting, located at 1209 Corte Della, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Little Nellie’s LLC 933 Avenida Salvador San Clemente, CA. 92672 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Annette L. Thomas, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/26/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016540 The name of the business: Burritos Santana Mexican Food, located at 815 N. Santa Fe, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: JCP Mexican Restaurant LLC 815 N. Santa Fe Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 4/15/12. /s/Julio Posada Lopez, Managing Member. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14/2012. 6/21, 6/28, 07/05 and 7/12/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016451 The name of the business: 3 Pacos Taco Shop, located at 10333 Meadow Glen Way E., Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Chrisian Francisco Santacruz 266 Avenida Descanso Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Christian Francisco Santacruz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/14/2012. 6/21, 6/28, 07/05 and 7/12/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016742 The name of the business: Nails 4 You, located at 844 W. San Marcos Blvd, #111, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Hang Thi Nguyen an Don Quoc Pham 453 Merlot Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a husband and wife. First day of business was11/14/2011. /s/Hang Thi Nguyen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/18/2012. 6/21, 6/28, 07/05 and 7/12/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016733 The name of the business: Big and Bold, Big & Bold, located at 842 Oleander Pl., Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Ian Piccolo 31869 Ruxton St. Menifee, CA. 92584 Adam Leidigh 842 Oleander Pl. Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ian Piccolo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/18/2012. 6/21, 6/28, 07/05 and 7/12/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016092 The name of the business: Teacher Retirement Service, Capital Financial Advisors, located at 686 Feather Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel P. Volpe 686 Feather Drive San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 06/01/1997. /s/Daniel P. Volpe This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/12/2012. 6/21, 6/28, 07/05 and 7/12/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-015753 The name of the business: Advanced Family Chiropractic of San Diego, located at 9360 Activity Rd, #C, San Diego, CA. 92126, is hereby registered by the following: Alexander Savastano III 9505 Gold Coast Dr. #80 San Diego, CA. 92126 Kayla Turner 9043 Fanita Rancho Rd. Santee, Ca. 92071 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alexander Savastano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/07/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016961 The name of the business: CJ’s Custom Works, located at 2530 Vista Way, F23, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Clint Searle 2530 Vista Way F23 Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/08/2008. /s/Clint Searle This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/20/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017144 The name of the business: VRC Rancho San Diego, located at 10225 Austin Dr., Spring Valley, CA. 91978, is hereby registered by the following: Valley Radiology Consultants Medical Group 1340 W. Valley Parkway, Suite 202 Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Allen B. N albandian, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012
STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-016352 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: Advanced Family Chiropractic of Miramar, located at 9360 Activity Rd. #C, San Diego, Ca. 92126. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON May 2, 2012, and assigned File No. 2012-012285. THE FOLLOWING GENERAL PARTNER HAS WITHDRAWN: Alex Savastano 9505 Gold Coast Dr., #80 San Diego, CA. 92126 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/ Alex Savastano This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 06/13/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017245 The name of the business: San Diego County’s Best Handyman Services, located at 768 Bennett Ave., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Brian L. Phares and Jennifer L. Foster 768 Bennett Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 6/01/2012. /s/Jennifer L. Foster This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/22/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017454 The name of the business: 3D Appliance Care, located at 1141 E. Rustic Rd., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Christopher Harrod 1141 E. Rustic Rd. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Christopher Harrod This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/26/2012. 6/28, 7/05, 7/12 and 07/19/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017918 The name of the business: The Puppy Coalition Foundation, located at 3643 Grand Ave #A, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: The Puppy Coalition Foundation 3643 Grand AVe., #A San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/29/2012. /s/Lyle E. Davis, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/29/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016618 The name of the business: Walkabout Energy Consulting, located at 1710 Playa Vista, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Mark B. Reardon 1710 Playa Vista San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/01/2012. /s/Mark B. Reardon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/15/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016705 The name of the business: Aayco Lifts, located at 2181 Meyers Ave., Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Charles Ayash Sr. 2160 Eucalyptus Ave. Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/18/2012. /s/Charles Ayash, Sr. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/18/2012. 6/21, 6/28, 7/05, and 07/12/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017545 The name of the business: Leisure Time, located at 1180 Gazania Ct., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Steven and Russell Lamon 1180 Gazania Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. First day of business was 7/01/2011. /s/Steven Lamon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/27/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016920 The name of the business: Promotional Freebies for Biz, LLC, located at 806 Almond Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Promotional Freebies For Biz, LLC 806 Almond Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sherilynn Banas, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/20/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS
The name of the business: Rene’s
The name of the business: Bliss
Smokin’ BBQ, located at 739 E.
Eyewear, located at 2728 Lone
Mission, San Marcos, CA. 92069,
Jack Rd., Encinitas, CA. 92024, is
is hereby registered by the follow-
hereby registered by the follow-
Little Nellie’s LLC
Maxwell Taylor, Inc.
933 Avenida Salvador
2728 Lone Jack Rd.
San Clemente, CA. 92672
Encinitas, CA. 92024
This business is conducted by a
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Limited Liability Company. First
corporaton. First day of business
day of business was n/a.
/s/Annette L. Thomas, CEO
/s/Robert Gornish, President
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Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr.,
Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr.,
County Clerk/Recorder of San
County Clerk/Recorder of San
Diego County on 6/26/2012.
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00054902-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Bertin Alaniz Navarro filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Bertin Alaniz Navarro to Proposed name Bertin Alaniz THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date:August 28, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 07/02/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 7/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017872
The name of the business: Vintage Brit Originals, located at 285 Glendale Avenue, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Melinda Cole Klein 285 Glendale Avenue San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Melinda Cole Klein This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/29/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-018103 The name of the business: The Teatree Loft, located at 1725 Coyote Court, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Irene L. Hunt 1725 Coyote Ct. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Irene L. Hunt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/03/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017760 The name of the business: New Encinitas Network, located at 230 San Dimas, Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Surf City Times, Inc. 230 San Dimas Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 6/29/2009. /s/Michael Andreen, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/28/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017817 The name of the business: Precious Metals Acquisition Services, located at 9845 Erma Road, Suite 300, San Diego CA. 92131, is hereby registered by the following: Russell C. Handy and Mark D. Potter 9845 Erma Road, Suite 300 San Diego, CA. 92131-1084 This business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Russell C. Handy This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/28/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017059 The name of the business: Jr’s Auto Body & Paint, located at 2464 S. Santa Fe., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Francesco Alfaro Juarez 223 Smylax Rd., #128 Vista, Ca. 92083 Yuriko Alfaro Cortez 247 Knoll Rd, #23 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Francisco Alfaro Juarez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19 and 07/26/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017406
The name of the business: Hair Biz Hairstyling, located at 1560 Creek St., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Debra Gates 1560 Creek St. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/5/86. /s/Debra Gates This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/26/2012. 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 08/09/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-018200 The name of the business: Brake Masters, located at 1300 Armolite Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Worldwide Brake Specialists, Inc. 3215 Hamner Ave. Norco, CA. 92860. This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Don Goeres, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/05/2012. 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 08/09/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-015877 The name of the business: E133t, located at 679 Glasgow Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Shawn Murphy 679 Glasgow Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Shawn Murphy This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/08/2012. 7/05, 7/12, 7/19, and 7/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-017744 The name of the business: FML Spirits, located at 227 Petunia Ct., San Marcos, CA., 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Regina M. Frasca 227 Petunia Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/25/2012. /s/Regina M. Frasca This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/28/2012. 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 8/09/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-016180 The name of the business: Parsman Delivery Services, Parsman Express, located at 744 W. Fallbrook St., #29, Fallbrook,CA. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Sara Paez Gonzales-Amrollahi 744 W. Fallbrook St. #29 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 06/12/2012. /s/Sara Paez Gonzales-Amrollahi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/12/2012. 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 8/09/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-018433 The name of the business: Online Technical Services, located at 4606 Sheridan Rd., Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Margrett G. Veger 4606 Sheridan Road Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 07/09/2012. /s/Margrett G. Veger This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/09/2012. 7/12, 7/19, 7/26 and 8/09/2012
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clutching to the cliff by their fingernails. Those still persevering are seeing inventory trickle down significantly. So when did this shift happen? And what precipitated it? Two years ago there was a string of listed properties in my neighborhood, and it took the patience of Job for the agents to nurse their sellers until a buyer come along, usually at a much lower price than the home’s original list price. Today with interest rates so low, and a more posiHeide’s House Chat…. tive attitude in general, buyers by Heide Warren, are literally coming out of the Real Estate Broker woodwork with either cash in hand or stellar preapproval “If you list it, they will come.” letters from their mortgage That is my current office brokers. And those all-cash motto. And, as the market is buyers are often knocking the clipping along at a decent first time buyers right out of pace, my fellow real estate the game. Cash has always agents are commiserating been king, and investors who amongst themselves that there have been hoarding it are now simply isn’t much inventory. opening up their billfolds (or Listings are precious, and sell- suitcases!) and making offers. ers are beginning to breathe a We’ve seen a lot of multiple sigh of relief that their retire- offers. Not quite the bidding ment cushion hasn’t com- wars from six years ago, but pletely fallen into that great that could be around the next abyss we call loss of equity. A corner, at least on the low end substantial chunk of us took a priced homes. beating, some fell, others recovered, and many are still Our office recently sold a
short sale. Yes, they are still around and will be for some time. The banks are beginning to streamline the process, and buyers and agents seem to be more willing to look at them as viable transactions. This particular property had fallen out of escrow, and within twelve hours we had our overthe-top buyer’s offer in the seller’s hands, and accepted. Of course there are back-ups waiting in the wings for us to tire of the ‘short sale’ process and move on. Not a chance! Finding those rare gems in a gated community, under $200,000 is like manna from heaven. And, if you get lucky enough to find a true equity sale in this price range, you can expect to get mowed down by the masses rushing through the front door to preview it. However you slice and dice it, properties under a quarter of a million dollars are flying off the shelves like discounted clothing at a Barney’s basement sale. In spite of this tentative house rush, both buyers and sellers should seek experienced representation in order to maximize their profits and minimize their headaches.
Use a professional. It is worth every dollar and more. Today I am heading to the office, expecting to meet potential clients. I remembered to wear my rose-colored glasses. They have been stashed away for the past six years, and I had to dust them, but right now they are sitting pretty and shiny on the tip of my nose as I leave the house.
July 12, 2012 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.