Volume 46 - No. 28
July 14, 2016
by lyle e davis
First off, do NOT take a taxi from Pearson Airport into Toronto. It’ll cost you $54. A major rip-off.
Thanks to Escondido’s Dave Geary, who called us before we left Escondido, we learned to take the Union Pearson Express (Metro) from the airport into town and to return the same way. $6 per person, if you’re a senior, $12 for younger adults; then a $10 taxi ride from Union Staton to the Sheraton Hotel. Really neat commuter train . . . clean, fast, dependable, great staff . . . and economical! We were in Toronto to attend the Kiwanis International Convention and while busy doing convention activities we managed to squeeze in some great tours.
We arrived on Wednesday evening, kicked back and relaxed a bit, then, on Thursday, we bought a package that included the Hop On, Hop Off City Tour Bus, with over 20 stops and a free harbor boat cruise with each ticket; the tickets were valid for up to 48 hours so you could spread your exploration of Toronto over several days. Easily the best bargain in town. I would recommend riding the whole route first, deciding which stops you found the most fascinating . . . then repeat the route and stop wherever you have an interest (try to get on the top of the double decker bus; you’ll see more and you’ll enjoy the weather).
Our cost was only $34 each because we bought a package that included the Niagara Tour. We paid $89.38 (Canadian) for each of our tickets, which included the Hop On, Hop Off bus, plus the bay cruise, plus $22 each for the Niagara Falls boat tour. Separate tickets would have been $34.51 for the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour plus $66.37 for Niagara, plus the Niagara boat tour. A great bargain! Hint: ALWAYS buy your Niagara boat tour ahead of time. You’ll avoid a one to one and a half hour wait in line just to buy tickets at the site. You’ll still have a half hour to 45 minute wait as the long, long lines await boarding for the approximate 15 minute boat ride into the area below the falls. There, you’ll get a refreshing fresh water shower as the mist and spray dashes your face chances are good that you’ll be laughing like a little kid. Well worth the investment of time and moeney. The Paper - 760.747.7119
On the bus tour, lots of neat places, including the wealthy district of Toronto, the “funky area” of Toronto, all of the historic areas, Chinatown, Casa Loma Castle, the bay area (where you get a bay cruise at no extra charge [normally a $19 charge) It was pointed out to us while on the bay cruise that on one of the several islands in the bay there was a nude beach. I looked and I looked. Didn’t see a thing. After the bay cruise we plopped ourselves down at a table at the Amsterdam Brewhouse and restaurant right on the bay. Excellent smoked hamburger with sushi shishkebob for me, Evelyn had a hamburger; both were excellent.
We had hoped to see the Casa Loma Castle but we had to pass. We simply ran out of time. We had a Kiwanis function we had to attend and were there, after all, for the Kiwanis International Convention. We were delegates and had to cast our votes. Duty called . . . so we missed out on the one “must see” when visiting Toronto. The Casa Loma Castle is legendary.
When Thomas Edison invented and patented the light bulb and the means of electrifying cities, a sharp eyed investor, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt, obtained a monopoly on electrification for Toronto and proceeded to become a very, very wealthy man.
What to do with all that money?
His wife said she’d like a nice new house. And so he built it.
The house cost about $3.5 million (in 1911 dollars) and took 300 workers three years to build. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914.
At 98 rooms covering 64,700 square feet, it was the largest private residence in Canada. Notable amenities included an elevator, an oven large enough to cook an ox, two vertical passages for pipe organs, a central
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vacuum, two secret passages in Pellatt's ground-floor office, a pool, and three bowling alleys in the basement (the last two were never completed).
Glen Gray and His Casa Loma Band was named after his orchestra played at the castle for eight months in 1927, then moved to America where he became the leader of the very popular swing orchestra.
The city seized Casa Loma in 1933 for $27,303 in back taxes. The castle was extremely run down and the city was motioning for the castle to be demolished. In 1937, however, it was leased by the Kiwanis Club of West Toronto, later the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma (KCCL), which began operating the castle under a solesource contract as a tourist destination. In 2011 that lease was canceled and a new lessee was brought on board. Kiwanis no longer manages Casa Loma Castle.
Once a very, very wealthy man, Sir Henry Mill Pellatt came upon hard times and was facing bankruptcy. Had he declared bankruptcy he would have had to relinquish his title and could no longer be called “Sir.” This was so important to him that he deeded (under pressure) his property over to the city of Toronto. He lived out his final years in a small
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
Dedicated to all the gun nuts out there. Finally, a good gun story
A guy walked into a crowded bar, waving his unholstered pistol and yelled, "I have a .45 Colt with an nine shot clip and I want to know who's been sleeping with my wife!”
A voice from the back of the room called out, "You don't have enough ammo!" ••••• He: Um, so, do ya wanna do it? She: Oh, can't you be a bit more romantic?
He: Um, Ok. Do ya wanna do it . . . in the rain? ••••• When I’m bored I send a text to a random number and say . . . “Okay, I hid the body. Now what? . . .”
apartment above the garage of the man who was once his chauffeur; he died almost penniless. Tickets to Casa Loma are $25 for adults.
I enjoy exotic places like Chinatown, though because of time limitations, we never did dine there. Chinatown also borders on the “funky” side of Toronto . . . lots of Bohemian life styles, long hair, tattoos, artist lofts, communal apartments. Interesting, but I wouldn’t want to live there. There are huge markets and department stores in Toronto, many of which are connected by tunnels and/or built contiguously. On Saturday we boarded a luxuriously large and comfortable tour bus for our tour to Niagara Falls.
As we headed out of Toronto our tour guide, Alex Roberts, pointed out the very large number of high-rise condominiums in and around Toronto. “That’s because the population and economy is growing so fast that it was necessary to build up, rather than out. Toronto and its atmosphere is in high demand. So much so that last year real estate prices increased by 15%. For each of the five preceding years real estate prices had also risen by double digits.” Alex went on to point out the huge number of cars heading in our direction on the freeway. “It is so expensive to live in Toronto that many people com-
As a phamous filospher once said, and she was a cutie, "Once you light a firecracker, always be sure to throw it." ••••• Say whatever you want about President Barack Obama . . . but he has really broken down the color barrier. We may, in fact, have our first orange president next year. ••••• That awkward moment when you are running and your breasts are bouncing . . . and you're a guy. ••••• I want you to know that someone out there cares . . . not me, but someone does . . . ••••• So I had this smart-ass police officer come knocking on my door. I answered the door and he said, "Where were you between 5 and 6?" I said, "Kindergarten." ••••• Oklahoma Football
Bubba went to Oklahoma on a football scholarship. He was a good running back, but a poor student.
At graduation day, Bubba didn't have enough credits. But he was a great football star and the students held a rally and demanded the dean give him a diploma anyway. They were so insistent that the dean agreed if Bubba could answer one question correctly he would give him a diploma. The one question test was held in the auditorium and the students packed
mute from as far away as Niagara Falls . . almost a two hour trip. Other nearby cities, like Hamilton, offer little in the way of employment so many people live there because of the lower cost of living and commute to their jobs in Toronto.”
Add to this the change in demographics and lifestyles. Toronto is growing by an average of 4.5% (2011 census). 65.5% of nonfamily households is in Toronto. The increase in high-rise apartment units between 2006 and 2011 represents the largest absolute increase between Census years since 1991. The non-family household type was the fastest growing type of household across the Greater Toronto Area.”
The average price of a detached house in the city jumped 14.2 per cent in the past year, to a new record high of $1,051,092, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) said recently Sales were up by 13.7 per cent. To show how active the real estate market is, prices in the suburban 905 region saw even stronger growth, at 15 per cent, with the average singlefamily home now selling for $738,016. The number of houses sold soared by 20 per cent. There is a 7% increase in aduilt children moving back in with their parents, as shown in the 2011 census. At the same time you’re seeing a 12.1% increase of single person households in Toronto (Ibid). Alex went on to explain . . . “ it used to be folks would get married, buy a home, get a big dog, and raise a couple kids. Because of the real estate market and the
the place. It was standing room only.
The dean was on the stage and told Bubba to come up. The dean had the diploma in his hand and said, "Bubba, if you can answer this question correctly I'll give you your diploma." Bubba said he was ready and the dean asked him the question. "Bubba," he said, "How much is three times seven?"
Bubba looked up at the ceiling and then down at his shoes, just pondering the question. The students began chanting, "Graduate him anyway! Graduate him anyway!" Then Bubba held up his hand and the auditorium became silent. Bubba said, "I think I know the answer. Three times seven is twenty-one."
A hush fell over the auditorium and the Oklahoma students began another chant."Give him another chance! Give him another chance!" ••••• We have enough "youth." How about a Fountain of Smart? ••••• I don't wanna say I'm getting old but lately I've noticed that whenever I eat out, they always ask for the money up front. ••••• Some days Evelyn wakes up Grumpy; other days she lets him sleep. ••••• THESE ARE ALLEGEDLY "ACTUAL" QUOTES TAKEN FROM GOVERNMENT
changing life styles you see more and more couples moving in, deciding to wait a while to have kids, and, if they have to have a dog, it’s a Chihuahua, or some small dog. They also tend to sell their cars. Very little need for a car in downtown Toronto. People walk, or they ride their bicycle. You’ll see lots of bikes in downtown Toronto. I sold my car several years ago and had a shortterm problem dealing with not having a car - for a couple months. Then I got over it. Now, if I don’t walk, I take my bike most everywhere.” “We welcome immigrants. We need these people to keep our economy flowing. The immigrant population is huge and we’re quite pleased with that.”
Indeed, as you walk the streets of Toronto you hear many different languages being spoken. Toronto has earned itself recognition as one of the most diverse, welcoming cities in the world.
We were treated to Alex’s continuing commentary as we headed for Niagara Falls on a day trip.
“As we pass through Mississaugua, Oakville, Hamilton, St. Catherine’s, and even in Niagara Falls, you’ll see more and more cities and villages where there is little or no employment but a much lesser cost of living. Consequently . . . that’s why you see the heavy inbound freeway traffic heading for Toronto. Folks want to work but can’t afford to live in Toronto. Upon arrival in Niagara Falls, Alex
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EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION REPORTS In Ontario.. 1) "Since my last report, this employee has reached rock-bottom and has started to dig." 2) "I would not allow this employee to breed." 3) "This employee is really not so much of a has-been, but more of a definite won't be."
4) "Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap." 5) "When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet."
6) "He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle."
7) "This young lady has delusions of adequacy." 8) "He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."
9) "This employee is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot." 10) "This employee should go far, and the sooner he starts, the better."
11) "Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together."
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:
firstname.lastname@example.org Meetings/Events Calendar
The Foundation For Seniors Wellbeing Center to Hold Grand Opening – Today, Thursday, July 14th, at 4pm, the resource center will hold a formal grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration which will include refreshments, open house, and comments from regional dignitaries. The celebration is open to the public. The Seniors Information Resource Center facility, located at 131
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briefed us on the best places to dine, the places to avoid, which stores were rip-offs, which offered good values. He was going to leave us to ourselves and let us enjoy the falls, shopping, and dining. We’d meet at the bus at 2:45 and head back to Toronto.
We boarded the Niagara Falls boat, operated by Hornblower Cruises, the new concessionaire who has agreed to pay $22 million to be the exclusive boat at Niagara Falls. But whoa! There, across the bay, was “Maid of the Mist,” the legendary boat(s) that have been there for years. The Hornblower boat provides free red raincoats, the Maid of the Mist provide their patrons with free blue raincoats. A representative of Hornblower told me there is a major lawsuit under way; Hornblower, which pays Canada $22 million a year to be the exclusive Niagara Falls boat service, claims Maid of the Mist was given a renewal of the concession contract without any bids having been solicited or accepted. That, they say, is unfair. Maybe.
It’s not uncommon for US government agencies to offer existing concessionaires the right to match any competing bid and, if the concessionaire has been a good one, he automatically wins. The lawyers will have fun. And make a lot of money. On both sides of the issue.
We donned our red raincoats (very thin plastic) and boarded the boat. Hint: Buy your boat tickets ahead of time and avoid a 1 to 1.5 hour wait in the ticket line. You’ll still wait 30 to 45 minutes to board the boat but will not have had the much longer wait in the ticket line.
The ride itself was about 15-20 min-
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Richmar Avenue in the Panorama Teen and Family Center in San Marcos, is a comprehensive resource dedicated to improving senior citizens’ quality of life, for them, their caregivers and families. The Center will connect seniors to resources in the areas of housing, home repair, transportation, food insecurity, emergency assistance, medical and mental health issues, legal issues, and more. The Center’s Program Manager, Rebecca Steiner, stated “Four out of every 10 seniors in S.D. County are struggling, and half say that isolation is negatively affecting their lives. Many seniors lack the financial resources to afford housing and other basic needs. The Foundation for Senior Wellbeing is determined to change those statistics, and this new Resource Center is a major part of that effort.” The Center will direct callers to available resources and will follow up with clients to ensure their questions/issues were resolved to their satisfaction. The information will be available by phone or in person for those who do not use computers or social media, and provided by staff or volunteers trained to communicate with seniors using patience and listening skills to research and recommend suitable resources. For more information, call Rebecca Steiner at 844.654.INFO (4636) or visit www.thefoundationforseniorwellbeing.org.
Like to Play Ping Pong? - Playing regular table tennis keeps your brain and body active. The San Marcos Gym accommodates locals, young adults and seniors, usually Fridays from 1-5pm, but also available all day throughout the week in the Tunnel Room. Those interested in practicing and compet-
utes - the best part is being caught in the mist and the spray from the falls. Refreshing . . . and chances are you’ll wind up laughing. It’s a fun trip.
True to his word, Alex and his bus was waiting for us at 2:45 and we got underway again . . . this time we headed to the quaint little town of Niagara on the Lake where we walked up and down Main Street and sampled some ice cream from the Cows Not! Ice Cream parlor which the Royals made famous last year when they stopped to sample the ice cream. A nice half hour/forty-five minute visit then it was back on to the bus and off to Tracy’s Niagara-on-theLake. A lovely winery where they specialize in Ice Wine. They offered a tasting . . . and it’s quite good. Very sweet. They make Ice Wine, a trademarked name. Ice Wine is made by not harvesting the grapes at the normal time but letting them go into the winter; temperatures drop, the grapes freeze, you harvest them and squeeze them. They are almost like marbles. The juice you derive is ultra-sweet as is the finished wine. Very tasty, if you like sweet wines. We didn’t buy any wine but Evelyn bought a Cranberry-Raspberry Merlot Jelly.
The tour was now over . . . I think our total cost was around $254 for both of us and it was worth every penny. We headed back to Toronto for a comfortable and entertaining ride. Alex dropped us off at our hotel, The Sheraton, and we continued to enjoy the city.
On Saturday evening, before heading home, we had a delightful steak dinner at The Keg, a short walk from the Sheraton. Sunday morning we arose at 5am for an 8:20 flight home (and barely made it on the plane. Air Canada was woefully understaffed and a lot of passengers had the same plans . . . heading home early Sunday morning).
ing for the US Open and Senior Olympics could find sparring partners. Contact the Gym for details at 760.744.9494, Ext. 3700, or Richard at 760.752.3111.
San Marcos Offering Workout Class The City of San Marcos is offering a Pound.Rockout.Workout class for 16 years and up at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, on Wednesdays at 6pm. Cost is $56 for 8 weeks. Pound is a rock-out/workout using lightly weighted drumsticks (Ripstix) to achieve a full body workout which combines cardio, strength training and Pilates. Ripstix are provided. Registration required at www.sanmarcos.net. For more information, go to www.getfitwithcynthia.com.
Carl DeMaio to Speak at TERC Meeting – At The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) meeting on Monday, July 18th, Carl DeMaio will be the featured speaker. He is host of The Carl DeMaio Show, heard daily on AM-600 KOGO, and a nationally-recognized government reformer who has built a business and a political career on making broken government programs work again for the people. The meeting will be held at Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in at 11:30am; buffet lunch service starts at 11:45; the meeting at 12noon, concluding at 1pm. Reservations are necessary. Cost is $14/person. RSVP by calling 760.480.8300. For more information about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub.com.
You’ll find college students and young immigrants on work visas working the tour buses, restaurants . . often sharing an apartment with several others to reduce housing costs. For those of you who are into the history and statistical backgrounds, some of the details about Toronto:
• It is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the center of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada.
In the 2011 census, Toronto had a population of 2,615,060, making it the fifth largest city in North America. A population estimate from a city report released in 2013 shows the city is now the fourth most populous city in North America, after Mexico City, New York City, and Los Angeles. A global city, Toronto is an international center of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is widely recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Aboriginal peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto for thousands of years. The urban history of the city dates back to 1787, when British officials negotiated the Toronto Purchase with the Mississaugas Nation. They established the Town of York, and later designated it as the capital of Upper Canada. During the War of 1812, the town was the site of the Battle of York and suffered heavy damage by U.S. troops. York was renamed and incorporated as the City of Toronto in 1834, and became the capital of the province of Ontario in 1867. The original borders of Toronto were expanded through amalgamation with surrounding municipalities at various times in its history, the results of which can be seen in the
July Opportunities/Events for Alliance – The Alliance for Regional Solutions is a collaborative of North County leaders and decision makers from across all sectors of the region who agree to work together to ensure that current and emerging human needs are justly met for the greater good of our region. The North County Philanthropy Council is a successful collaboration story. Hear how funders and nonprofits worked together to create a successful collaboration now in its 10th year. The date is Friday, July 22, at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, 92008. Registration at 11:30am; lunch from 121:30pm; roundtable begins at 1:45pm. Speakers will be Greg Anglea, Interfaith Community Services; Anahid Brakke, San DiegoHunger Coalition; Niki Mazaroli, Leichtag Foundation; Margery Pierce, City of Oceanside; and Don Stump, North County Lifeline. In addition, due to demand, a “Leap to Success” summer program was just added in Vista. Leap to Confidence is a 7-week personal leadership program that creates a safe supportive space for women to build the self-confidence to take charge of their lives. When women overcoming major life challenges are able to build self-esteem and confidence, their lives improve dramatically. This program helps women gain the necessary tools to improve their lives. The program runs from July 18August 29, Mondays, 9:30-11:30am. Registrations accepted through July 13th, or until filled.
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140 independently unique and clearly defined official neighbourhoods that make up the city.
The demographics of Toronto make it one of the world's most diverse cities, with about 50% of residents having been born in a country other than Canada, and over 200 distinct ethnic origins represented among its inhabitants. The vastly international population of the city reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. While English is the primary language spoken by the majority of Torontonians, there are over 160 different languages spoken in the city.
Toronto is a prominent center for music, theatre, motion picture production, and television production, and is home to the headquarters of Canada's major national broadcast networks and media outlets. Its varied cultural institutions, which include numerous museums and galleries, festivals and public events, entertainment districts, national historic sites, and sports activities, are key attractions to the over 25 million tourists that visit the city each year. Toronto is well known for its skyscrapers and high-rise buildings, in particular the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere, the CN Tower. As Canada's commercial capital, the city is home to the Toronto Stock Exchange, the headquarters of Canada's five largest banks, and the headquarters of many large Canadian and multinational corporations. Its economy is highly diversified with strengths in technology, design, financial services, life sciences, education, arts, fashion, business services, environmental innovation, food services, and tourism. The name Toronto is likely derived from the Iroquois word tkaronto, meaning "place where trees stand in the
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The Paper • Page 4 • July 14, 2016 Child Molestation Suspects Arrested
During the evening of Tuesday, July 5, the City of Carlsbad Police Department received notification from the Oceanside Police Department that they had been made aware of child molestation that had reportedly occurred in the City of Carlsbad.
assistance. Anyone who has information related to any potential illicit activity by Lyon or Cabrera is asked to call the Police Hotline at 760-931-2293 (see attached photos).
Major Injury Traffic Collision
On June 29, at 3:46 a.m., an Officer from the Carlsbad Police Department arrived at the scene of a single vehicle traffic collision that had just occurred on Cannon Rd. just east of Hemingway Dr.
Carlsbad investigators took over the case and worked throughout the night to identify and arrest two suspects thought responsible for the crimes. The investigation included multiple search warrants within the 24 hour period and resulted in the collection of evidence.
Upon arrival, the Officer found a 19 year old female had lost control of her scooter and collided with a traffic control sign. The female suffered significant injuries to the left side of her body as a result of the collision. Additional Officers arrived on scene to assist and provided medical aid to the injured female, ultimately placing a tourniquet on her to control her bleeding. The Carlsbad Fire Department arrived and continued to provide medical aid to the female. Paramedics transported the female to Scripps Hospital, La Jolla. The female was subsequently transported to the UCSD Medical Center.
During the investigation, detectives learned that one of the suspects, 22year-old Brittney Lyon of Escondido, took children that she was babysitting to a home in the 6300 block of Greenhaven Drive that was occupied by her boyfriend, 22-year-old Samuel Cabrera Jr. At the residence, Cabrera reportedly engaged in sexual molestation of the children while Lyon filmed the acts.
Investigators arrested Lyon and Cabrera for multiple felony counts that included conspiracy and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child under the age of fourteen. Both were booked into the Vista Detention Facility where Lyon’s bail was set at $100,000 and Cabrera’s bail was set at $2.3 million.
The investigation has identified two 7year-old female victims, one from Oceanside and one from Escondido, and investigators believe there might be additional victims. The Police Department is asking for the public’s
Man About Town Soldier
His name is "Soldier." He is a year and a half old German Shepherd who has been in the Lancaster (LA County) animal shelter since 10/13. That was when his family moved away and dumped him there. Apparently, they were moving and just couldn't be bothered to take him along.
On the 24th, Soldier was taken to the "euthanasia room." He had been there about ten days and no one had discovered him and adopted him so his time "was at hand." His luck had run out.
I have heard from people whose job it is to put animals to sleep, mostly dogs, that the animal knows what is going
Gallucci. “The safety and welfare of children are our top priority and we are committed to presenting a comprehensive case to the District Attorney’s Office”
Another motorist who witnessed the collision stated the female was unable to negotiate the turn in the road due to her speed which caused her to collide with the center median and ultimately strike the traffic control sign. “We are equally disturbed and outraged that adults would victimize children in this way,” commented Police Chief Neil
on. They either sense something from the spirits of those who have gone before or they just somehow gather the vibes from the feel of death in the room and the mannerisms of the people there around them, they know what is about to happen to them. Some know it when they are being dragged on a leash down the hall to that room with all four legs stiffly outstretched trying to stop with every ounce of energy they have. But it is futile.
Soldier had been brought to the euthanasia room and was on the "euthanasia table." He was being readied for the injections that would end his short life right then and there. No one had come to get him out so this was gonna be it.
As he lay there, he looked at one of the attendants. Soldier knew what they were going to do to him and he stretched out his paw to the hand of the attendant in front of him and in that instant, a message passed between them. It was something like, "Please don't do this to me. I don't want to die. I am a good dog. Can't you help me? Please...." Literally a second before the deadly injection, the attendant said. "Stop. Wait. Soldier put his paw into my hand. I can't do this. Let's give him a break. Let's give him some more
The Carlsbad Police Department’s Traffic Division is conducting the investigation. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.
time." With that, Soldier was taken down off the table and was spared a premature date with "the needle." He was given until October 30. If he has not been chosen by someone to adopt him by Monday evening, he will go, once again, down the hall to the euthanasia room and this time there will be no reprieve. He, will, indeed be killed. His dead body will go, with numerous others to a rendering plant where they will use his body and those of others killed to be used for commercial purposes. Something or someone somewhere, maybe Soldier's guardian angel was not going to give me peace until this story was told.
My hope was that someone out there would have read Soldier’s story and decide that maybe now is the time they need to get a family pet. Just maybe they will get Soldier a second but permanent reprieve before his date with doom on October 30.
Until someone has made a CTA (commitment to adopt) and has been there and filled out the adoption info, he will not be saved. You have to go there. You can tell them you are interested but nothing counts till the CTA happens. Soldier was in cage L336.
Letters to the Editor Accurate Story?
I am behind in my reading of The Paper and have just finished the June 23rd edition. I reference Mr. Morrow's Historically Speaking column, where he again has mis-stated facts. Quite some time ago, I wrote regarding Mr. Morrow's mis-information regarding the death of actor James Dean, where he stated Dean was killed on highway 101 near Paso Robles, Ca. This error was acknowledged in The Paper. However, in the June 23 column, he again states Dean's Porsche 'careened off the highway as he traveled north on Highway 101 near Paso Robles.'
Letters to the Editor Cont. on Page 6 Soldier was dumped because his loving family apparently didn't want to be bothered taking him on their move.
The next day after the above story appeared this follow-up:
Reprieve (LA County Animal Shelter, Lancaster) No fewer than four people tried to adopt Soldier yesterday -- which was to have been his last day alive. So he is a happy camper and has a home. Thanks to those who stepped up at the end of the the 11th hour to help this guy out.
Above, Soldier . . .going home!
Bruce Krider, who gave me the above story, is a candidate for Sainthood. In the past several years Bruce has saved over 50 dogs from being euthanized. He has invested thousands of dollars of his own money to
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water". This refers to the northern end of what is now Lake Simcoe, where the Huron had planted tree saplings to corral fish. A portage route from Lake Ontario to Lake Huron running through this point, the Toronto Carrying-Place Trail, led to widespread use of the name. In 1793, Governor John Graves Simcoe established the town of York on the existing settlement, naming it after Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany. Simcoe chose the town to replace Newark as the capital of Upper Canada, believing that the new site would be less vulnerable to attack by the US. The York garrison was constructed at the entrance of the town's natural harbor, sheltered by a long sandbar peninsula. The town's settlement formed at the eastern end of the harbour behind the peninsula, near the present-day intersection of Parliament Street and Front Street (in the "Old Town" area).
In 1813, as part of the War of 1812, the Battle of York ended in the town's capture and plunder by US forces. The surrender of the town was negotiated by John Strachan. US soldiers destroyed much of the garrison and set fire to the parliament buildings during their five-day occupation. The sacking of York was a primary motivation for the Burning of Washington by British troops later in the war. York was incorporated as the City of Toronto on March 6,
1834, reverting to its original native name.
The city grew rapidly through the remainder of the 19th century, as a major destination for immigrants to Canada. The first significant population influx occurred when the Great Irish Famine brought a large number of Irish to the city, some of them transient and most of them Catholic. By 1851, the Irish-born population had become the largest single ethnic group in the city. Smaller numbers of Protestant Irish immigrants were welcomed by the existing Scottish and English population, giving the Orange Order significant and longlasting influence over Toronto society. The system now has the thirdhighest ridership of any city public transportation system in North America. The city received new immigrant groups beginning in the late 19th century into the early 20th century, particularly Germans, French, Italians, and Jews from various parts of Eastern Europe. They were soon followed by Chinese, Russians, Poles, and immigrants from other Eastern European nations. As the Irish before them, many of these new migrants lived in overcrowded shanty-type slums, such as "the Ward" which was centred on Bay Street, now the heart of the country's finances. Despite its fast-paced growth, by the 1920s, Toronto's population and economic importance in Canada remained second to the much longer established Montreal. However, by 1934, the Toronto
Stock Exchange had become the largest in the country.
Following the Second World War, refugees from war-torn Europe and Chinese job-seekers arrived, as well as construction laborers, particularly from Italy and Portugal. Following the elimination of racially based immigration policies by the late 1960s, immigration began from all parts of the world. Toronto's population grew to more than one million in 1951 when large-scale suburbanization began, and doubled to two million by 1971. By the 1980s, Toronto had surpassed Montreal as Canada's most populous city and the chief economic hub. During this time, in part owing to the political uncertainty raised by the resurgence of the Quebec sovereignty movement, many national and multinational corporations moved their head offices from Montreal to Toronto and Western Canadian cities. In 1954, the City of Toronto and 12 surrounding municipalities were federated into a regional government known as Metropolitan Toronto. The postwar boom had resulted in rapid suburban development, and it was believed that a coordinated land use strategy and shared services would provide greater efficiency for the region. The metropolitan government began to manage services that crossed municipal boundaries, including highways, police services, water and public transit.
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Man About Town Cont. from Page 4
That’s not right.
Perhaps Soldier’s story will help you understand why Bruce (and to a far more limited degree, me) do what we do to help dogs and save them from being needlessly euthanized.
If you would like to foster or adopt a dog and save it from being euthanized, please give Bruce Krider a call at 760.612.9156. ••••• Ever find yourself behind one of those dadgummed freeway drivers that have their turn signal on for a mile or two? Drives you nuts doesn’t it? I plead guilty.
I’m one of those “dadgummed drivers” that has a hearing loss. Even with my hearing aids I often do not hear the clicking of the turn signal that tells me it has completed the turn and it’s perfectly all right to turn it off and let it resume its nap. My apologies to those who have been in back of me.
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Letters to the Editor Cont. from Page 4
James Dean was killed near Chalame at the junction of CA 46 and CA 41, east of Paso Robles and approximately half the distance between Highway 101 and Interstate 5. Unless it has been removed, there should be an official State of California road sign at his intersection regarding James Dean. This bothers me because this is such an easy fact to verify. But it also makes me wonder about other stated facts in Mr. Morrow's columns, which I read regularly. /s/Hal Ellis Escondido, CA.
Editor’s Note: We discussed this with Mr. Morrow. He acknowledges you may be correct and has no argument with your citation. The problem appears to be the source of information. Mr. Morrow relied upon Wikipedia when doing his research. Wikipedia has been known to have errors occasionally. Mr. Morrow may wish to expand his sources.
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I’ll try to do better. ••••• We have been going to Sorrrento’s Restaurant in San Marcos for years. For our money it’s the best Italian Restaurant in North County. But, we had never tried their pizza, for which they are famous. I love pasta and have always opted for Spaghetti, or Lasagna, or Ravioli . . . but Saturday we decided to try one of their world famous pizzas. When we finished we both said, in our best Italian, “Atsa some-a great pizza!”
Rita D’Elia owns the restaurant. She and her late husband had owned it for many years. Rita lost Tony two years ago but continued the business . . . and the food just keeps getting better and better.
Her sister, Nancy, has been with her for years and you feel as though you are a member of the family the minute you walk in. A great restaurant with great service and great food from truly great people. ••••• Do you still go to the movies? I seldom do. I got to wondering the other day if the movie business isn’t in a downward spiralo. High ticket prices, outlandishly high prices for a simple box of popcorn, same for soft drinks, why pay all that money when you have Netflix, Movies on Demand, CD’s? ••••• Passing the Baton: Kaylee “KC” Satterlee now heads up the law firm his grandfather, John Smylie, headed up until he passed away recently.
John was very proud of KC. Top grades in law school, top grades when passing the bar, and adapting quickly to the practice of law. While the practice continues to specialize in probate law, the firm handles many other general law situations including real estate law, contract law, etc. 760.727.4248 is the number to call. You’ll find Kaylee “KC” Satterlee a most engaging gentleman and happy to help you with any of your legal questions.
••••• Remember back when travel was fun, adventurous, even glamorous? No more. Thanks primarily to the airline industry. Their policy of cramming as many clients into that long aluminum tube, regardless of comfort levels, combined with the invasive TSA luggage and body searches, and ensuing long lines and time consuming waits . . . all add up to an often miserable experience. One exception seems to be Southwest Airlines. They still seem to provide enough room to dine in relative comfort and to grab a quick snooze. The other airlines . . . shame on them.
Still, I long to travel to Seattle and visit close friends. It’s a 22.5 hour flight - perhaps I can suffer that long in return for the chance to pick wild berries, to visit beautiful friends and family, and to enjoy Seattle’s great sea food restaurants. It may rain . . . so what? We’ll have fun anyway.
Rita D’Alia, owner of Sorrento’s in San Marcos
Rita must stand all of 4’ tall - is a bundle of energy, working night and day and loving every minute of it.
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12) "A gross ignoramus...144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus." 13) "He doesn't have ulcers, but he's a carrier.."
14) "I would like to go hunting with him sometime." 15) "He's been working with glue too much."
16) "He would argue with a signpost." 17) "He brings a lot of joy whenever he leaves the room."
18) "When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell." 19) "If you see two people talking and one looks bored, he's the other one." 20) "A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on." 21) "A prime candidate for natural de-selection.."
22) "Donated his brain to science before he was through using it." 23) "Gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train ain't coming." 24) "He's got two brains, one is lost and the other is out looking for it." 25) "If he were any more stupid, he'd
People are leaving
I always look forward to returning home, even when it’s only for a short break in the legislative session. Sadly, I’m often greeted by people I’ve known for years who tell me they are `fed up,’ and are leaving California for greener pastures elsewhere.
California’s high housing costs, the cost of commercial real estate, of electricity and gasoline, our excessive business regulations, along with some of the nation’s highest income, sales and gasoline taxes, have driven millions of hard-working Californians out-of-state. It’s not surprising that for the eighth consecutive year, Chief Executive Magazine has rated California the worst state for business in the nation. Even so, the Governor was recently quoted as saying “We’ve got a few problems, we have lots of little burdens and regulations and taxes. But smart people figure out how to make it.” While
have to be watered twice a week."
26) "If you give him a penny for his thoughts, you'd get change." 27) "If you stand close enough to him, you can hear the ocean."
28) "It's hard to believe he beat off 1,000,000 other sperm." 29) "One neuron short of synapse."
30) "Some drink from the fountain of knowledge; he only gargled."
31) "Takes him 2 hours to watch '60 minutes'." 32) "The wheel is turning, but the hamster is dead." ••••• Last night, I had a threesome. There were a couple of no-shows, but I still had fun. ••••• Marriage is a relationship where one person is always right. The other is the husband. ••••• It’s okay to mix peas and corn. Just don’t call it porn. ••••• The following are actual signs seen across the good ol' U.S.A.: At a Santa Fe gas station: We will sell gasoline to anyone in a glass container.
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he may believe that, the most recent IRS data available indicates that between 2004 and 2014, five million people left California, taking $26 billion in annual income with them. For many, the Golden State is golden no longer. People may move to states with lower taxes and fewer regulations, but they also go where the jobs are. In many cases, employers have relocated to other states for just those reasons. Regulations, fees and taxes that needlessly drive up business costs need to be subjected to serious review, to say the least. After all, our `little burdens’ really aren’t that little if they destroy jobs and drive out millions.
A new legislative session begins in January, and I am hopeful that new and returning members will be able to join me in working together to lighten some of the burdens our over-governed state has placed on its hard-working people.
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Toronto/Niagara Cont. from Page 5
All six municipalities were amalgamated into a single municipality, creating the current City of Toronto, successor of the old City of Toronto.
"Toronto is a new, brash, rag-tag place—a big mix of periods and styles." Toronto buildings vary in design and age with many structures dating back to the mid-19th-century, while other prominent buildings were just newly built in the first decade of the 21st century. Bay-and-gable houses, mainly found in Old Toronto, are a distinct architectural feature of the city. Defining the Toronto skyline is the CN Tower, a telecommunications and tourism hub. Completed in 1976 at a height of 553.33 metres (1,815 ft 5 in), it was the world's tallest freestanding structure until 2007 when it was surpassed by Burj Khalifa. Toronto is a city of high-rises, having 1,800 buildings over 30 metres (98 ft).
Through the 1960s and 1970s, significant pieces of Toronto's architectural heritage were demolished to make way for redevelopment or, simply, parking. In contrast, since the 2000s, Toronto has experienced a period of architectural revival, with several buildings by world-renowned architects having opened during the late 2000s. The many residential communities of Toronto express a character distinct from that of the skyscrapers in the commercial core. Victorian and Edwardian-era residential buildings can be found in enclaves such as Rosedale, Cabbagetown, The Annex, and Yorkville. Wychwood Park is historically significant for the architecture of its homes, and for being one of Toronto's earliest planned communities. The Wychwood Park neighbourhood was designated as an Ontario Heritage Conservation district in 1985. The Casa Loma neighbourhood is named after Casa Loma, a storybook castle built in 1911 complete with gardens, turrets, stables, an elevator, secret passages, and a bowling alley. Spadina House is a 19thcentury manor that is now a museum. High-rise development in these areas has given the former municipalities distinguishable skylines of their own with high-density transit corridors serving them.
Toronto is also home to Casa Loma, the former estate of Sir Henry Pellatt, a prominent Toronto financier, industrialist and military man. Other notable neighbourhoods and attractions include The Beaches, the Toronto Islands, Kensington Market, Fort York, and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Toronto is an international centre for business and finance. Generally considered the financial capital of Canada, Toronto has a high concentration of banks and brokerage firms on Bay Street, in the Financial District. The Toronto Stock Exchange is the world's seventh-largest stock exchange by market capitalization. The five largest financial institutions of Canada, collectively known as the Big Five, have
national offices in Toronto.
Toronto's unemployment rate was 8.1% in November 2011, down from 8.3% year over year. The cost of living in Toronto was ranked highest in Canada in 2011.
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Foreign-born people made up 49.9% of the population. The city's gender population is 48% male and 52% female.
According to the United Nations Development Program, Toronto has the second-highest percentage of constant foreign-born population among world cities, after Miami, Florida. While Miami's foreign-born population has traditionally consisted primarily of Cubans and other Latin Americans, no single nationality or culture dominates Toronto's immigrant population, placing it among the most diverse cities in the world.
Visible minorities are projected to increase to 63% of the city's population by 2031. Over 100,000 immigrants arrive in the Greater Toronto Area annually.
In the 2011 Canadian census, the most common ethnic origins in the city of Toronto were as follows:
50.2% White 12.7% East Asian; 10.8% Chinese, 1.4% Korean, 0.5% Japanese 12.3% South Asian 8.5% Black 7.0% Southeast Asian; 5.1% Filipino 2.8% Latin American 2.0% West Asian 1.1% Arab 0.7% Aboriginal, of which 0.5% are First Nations and 0.2% are Métis 1.5% Multiracial; 1.7% including Métis 1.3% Other
This diversity is reflected in Toronto's ethnic neighbourhoods, which include Chinatown, Corso Italia, Greektown, Kensington Market, Koreatown, Little India, Little Italy, Little Jamaica, Little Portugal and Roncesvalles.
In 2011, the most commonly reported religion in Toronto was Christianity, adhered to by 54.1% of the population. A plurality, 28.2%, of the city's population was Catholic, followed by Protestants (11.9%), Christian Orthodox (4.3%), and members of other Christian denominations (9.7%). With the city's significant number of Methodist Christians, Toronto was historically referred to as the Methodist Rome.
Other religions significantly practised in the city are Islam (8.2%), Hinduism (5.6%), Judaism (3.8%), Buddhism (2.7%), and Sikhism (0.8%). Those with no religious affiliation made up 24.2% of Toronto's population.
While English is the predominant language spoken by Torontonians, many other languages have considerable numbers of local speakers. The varieties of Chinese and Italian are the second and third most widely spoken languages at work. Despite
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‘Silent Cal’ Was Anything But Silent
John Calvin Coolidge Jr., born on July 4, 1872, was the 30th President of the United States (1923–29), the only chief executive born on Independence Day.
A Republican lawyer from Vermont, Coolidge worked his way up the ladder of Massachusetts state politics, eventually becoming governor of that state. His response to a strike in 1919 thrust him into the national spotlight and gave him a reputation as a man of decisive action.
Coolidge didn’t say a lot, which gave him the moniker of “Silent Cal,” but his actions spoke volumes. His record shows he accomplished more during his term than most other Presidents. Coolidge was elected as vice president in 1920 and succeeded to the presidency upon the sudden death of Warren G. Harding in 1923. Elected in his own right in 1924, he gained a reputation as a small-government conservative, also as a man having a rather dry sense of humor.A Washington matron, seated next to him at a dinner, remarked, "I made a bet today that I could get more than two words out of you." Without hesitation, Coolidge replied, "You lose."
At the 1920 Republican National Convention, after 10 ballots, the bosses and then the delegates settled on U.S. Sen. Warren G. Harding of Ohio as their nominee for President. After several more ballots, Coolidge was named Harding’s running mate. The Democrats nominated James M. Cox, for president and Franklin D. Roosevelt, for vice president. Harding and Coolidge won with more than 60 percent of the popular vote. The U.S. vice presidency did not carry many official duties, but Coolidge was invited by President Harding to attend cabinet meetings, making him the first vice president to do so. As the U.S. vice president, Coolidge and his vivacious wife, Grace, were invited to quite a few parties, where the legend of "Silent Cal" was born. It is from this time that most of the jokes and anecdotes involving Coolidge originate. Coolidge often seemed uncomfortable among fashionable Washington society; when asked why he continued to attend so many of their dinner parties, he replied, "Got to eat somewhere." As President, Coolidge's repu-
tation as a quiet man continued. "The words of a President have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately." Coolidge was aware of his stiff reputation; indeed, he cultivated it. "I think the American people want a solemn ass as a President," he once told actress Ethel Barrymore, "and I think I will go along with them."
On Aug. 2, 1923, when President Harding suddenly died in San Francisco, Coolidge was in Vermont visiting his family home, which had neither electricity nor a telephone. When he received word of Harding's death, he dressed, said a prayer, and greeted the reporters. At 2:47 a.m., on Aug. 3, 1923, his father, a notary public, administered the oath of office in the family's parlor by the light of a kerosene lamp. Coolidge then went back to bed. Coolidge restored public confidence in the White House after the scandals of Harding’s administration, and left office with considerable popularity. Though his reputation underwent a renaissance during the Ronald Reagan administration, modern assessments of Coolidge's presidency are divided. He is praised among advocates of smaller government; supporters of a larger central government generally view him less favorably, while both sides applaud his stalwart support of racial equality. President Coolidge made use of the new medium of radio and gave 520 press conferences -- more regularly than any President before or since. Coolidge's second inauguration was the first to be broadcast on radio,the first to broadcast a State of the Union address to Congress, and to appear in a sound film. President Ronald W. Reagan regarded Coolidge as his favorite 20th-century U.S. president because of Coolidge's belief in a more limited federal government.
The Ku Klux Klan lost most of its influence during Coolidge’s term, and his administration made all Native Americans U.S. citizens. After his presidency, Coolidge retired to fishing on the Connecticut River and was often observed by other fishermen and boaters. Coolidge died suddenly of a heart attack on Jan. 5, 1933. Upon learning the solemn President had died, popular author Dorothy Parker quipped: "How can they tell?" Coolidge is buried beneath a simple headstone in Plymouth Notch Cemetery in Vermont near the family home.
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Toronto/Niagara Cont. from Page 7
Canada's official bilingualism, while 9.7% of Ontario's Francophones live in Toronto, only 0.6% of the population reported French as a singular language spoken most often at home; meanwhile 64% reported speaking predominantly English only and 28.3% primarily used a non-official language; 7.1% reported commonly speaking multiple languages at home. The city's 9-1-1 emergency services are equipped to respond in over 150 languages. The low crime rate in Toronto has resulted in the city having a reputation as one of the safest major cities in North America. For instance, in 2007, the homicide rate for Toronto was 3.3 per 100,000 people, compared with Atlanta (19.7), Boston (10.3), Los Angeles (10.0), New York City (6.3), Vancouver (3.1), and Montreal (2.6). Toronto's robbery rate also ranks low, with 207.1 robberies per 100,000 people, compared with Los Angeles (348.5), Vancouver (266.2), New York City (265.9), and Montreal (235.3] Toronto has a comparable rate of car theft to various US cities, although it is not among the highest in Canada. So there you have it, a semi-guided tour of Toronto and Niagara Falls as well as the statistical and historical background on Toronto.
We hope we’ve whetted your appetite to visit Toronto.
We are certain you’ll enjoy your visit.
If you go, be sure to ask for Alex Roberts as your tour guide for the Niagara Falls tour. None better.
Chuckles Cont. from Page 6
In a New York restaurant: Customers who consider our waitresses uncivil ought to see the manager.
On the wall of a Baltimore estate: Trespassers will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. --Sisters of Mercy On a long-established New Mexico dry cleaners: 38 years on the same spot.
And stop by the concierge desk at the Sheraton and say hello to Chhaya, a vere nice young lady who was most helpful in arranging our tickets and making phone calls on our behalf.
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On a display of "I love you only" Valentine cards: Now available in multi-packs. In the window of a Kentucky appliance store: Don't kill your wife. Let our washing machine do the dirty work. In a funeral parlor: Ask about our layaway plan. In a clothing store: Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks.
In a Los Angeles dance hall: Good clean dancing every night but Sunday.
In a Tacoma, Washington men's clothing store: 15 men's wool suits, $10. They won't last an hour!
In a New York drugstore: We dispense with accuracy.
Outside a country shop: We buy junk and sell antiques.
In a Florida maternity ward: No children allowed.
In the offices of a loan company: Ask about our plans for owning your home.
In a New York medical building: Mental Health Prevention Center On a New York convalescent home: For the sick and tired of the Episcopal Church. On a Maine shop: Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and workmanship.
At a number of military bases: Restricted to unauthorized personnel.
On a shopping mall marquee: Archery Tournament -- Ears pierced In the window of an Oregon store: Why go elsewhere and be cheated when you can come here? In a Maine restaurant: Open 7 days a week and weekends.
On a radiator repair garage: Best place to take a leak.
In the vestry of a New England church: Will the last person to leave please see that the perpetual light is extinguished.
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A Weekly Memo from the Councilmembers 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.
Council Member, Represents District 3
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Still Time to Join Library’s Summer Reading Challenge - Escondido Public Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge offers reading fun for all ages and special programs meant to Exercise Your Mind for babies, children, teens, and adults. The Challenge runs through July 31st, and last day to register is July 23rd, at the Library or online at library.escondido.org/summer or for more information about the Challenge events, call 760.839.4839. Prizes must be claimed by August 6th.
Kids’ Gardening and Cooking Camp at Alta Vista’s Botanical Garden – The Willow Tree Center and Alta Vista Botanical Gardens are offering a week long, full day summer camp that encourages play, exploration and learning to give kids an adventurous, active and healthy opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover interests and create memories. This camp is for ages 7-12, and will run from July 18-22, from 9am to 3pm, at the Alta Vista
Blinking Yellow Left Turn Arrows
Being stuck in traffic generally feels like a waste of time.Worse though, is being stopped at a red light when there is absolutely NO traffic and you just have to sit there waiting for the light cycle to let you go on your way. Waiting for nothing seems like a problem we should solve and I have an idea! On a recent trip to Wisconsin, I
Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, 92084. Campers will: Whip up a delicious menu of garden-inspired culinary creations; kid-chefs will assemble and enjoy fun recipes that incorporate fruits and veggies; experiment with science activities; cultivate a lifelong connection with nature through garden activities; create and collaborate with arts and crafts; and form friendships during outdoor games. They will leave the camp with new cooking and gardening skills, new friends, an appreciation for nature, and an understanding of where their food comes from. Enrollment is a 2-step process: Registration and Payment. The Willow Tree Center is offering sliding scale of $149-$320 and some scholarships. To register, visit http://www.willowtreecenter.org/#!kidscamp/eu5d8 then go to the Donate button and make payment. For questions and scholarship information, contact Nancy Marks at email@example.com or call 760.458.0150.
Library Presents an Evening with Author Neal Griffin - As part of its Summer Reading Challenge, Escondido Public Library presents An Evening with Author
encountered a signalized intersection with a blinking yellow left turn arrow. Having never seen one before, it took me a second to realize that I could actually make my turn without waiting for a green arrow. I simply had to yield at the blinking yellow arrow and proceed. My sister-in-law explained that the signalized intersections use traditional red/yellow/green left turn arrows during peak traffic time but convert to blinking yellow turn arrows during off peak traffic hours. This allows
Neal Griffin on Tuesday, July 26, from 67:30pm, in the Library’s Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Police Lieutenant turned crime thriller author, Escondido’s own Neal Griffin has been celebrated by critics and readers for his realistic and action packed novels Benefit of the Doubt and A Voice from the Field. Hear Neal speak about what inspired him to join the police force as a young man, his literary influences, and his recent success as an author, followed by a book signing. Benefit of the Doubt will be available for purchase for $9.99/paperback and $25.99/hardcover; A Voice from the Field for $25.99/hardcover. Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Library and are free to the public. To learn more about the Summer Reading Challenge and other summer events, visit library.escondido.org/summer or contact Adult Services Librarian Oscar Lujan at 760.839.4214.
Networking Breakfast – The North San Diego Business Chamber is sponsoring a Women Connect Networking Breakfast “Female Friendships, with Courage, Health, & Attitude.” This event will be on Tuesday, July 26th, from7:30-9am, at Rosario’s at
continued traffic flow at the safe discretion of the driver. This blinking yellow left turn arrow is a simple and genius way to reduce wait times and enhance traffic flow. The Federal Highway Administration has approved the use of blinking yellow arrows nationwide. I have proposed that Escondido consider adopting these where it makes sense. Email suggested locations to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano Norte, San Diego, 92128. This is an outdoor venue. Female friendship is a key to good health and a longer, fulfilling life. Women invest in their finances, family, health, and careers; it’s time to apply that same intentionality to friendships. This event will be a morning of breakfast, networking, and a discussion with Diane Gage Lofgren, co-author of “Women I Want to Grow Old With: Grow Old Together with Courage, Health, and Attitude!” Register now with the North San Diego Business Chamber, 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Ste. 104, San Diego, 92127. Cost is $35/members; $49/nonmembers. Creative Things to Do at Charity Wings Art & Craft Center – Intro to Silversmithing classes continue Wednesday evenings through July 20th, and a full weekend of introductory silversmithing July 2224. Price for either Wednesday or the weekend sessions is $295 (non-members $345).
The Pastor Says . . .
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Unleashed” at Temple Heights Elementary School (1550 Temple Heights Dr., Oceanside) July 18-21, from 9 to noon each day.
Lemon Drop is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 2 year old, 7 pound, Red Tabby.
Lemon Drop gets along well with other cats. She would do well in an adult home or in a home with some gentle children that want to play with her and her cat toys. Lemon Drop was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program.
The $100 adoption fee for Lemon Drop includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-7536413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org. Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.
Flower, a 1-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix, is looking for a patient home to call her own. This darling girl has had a bit of a rough start, and has been working with her caregivers to gain more confidence. She originally came into our care from another shelter with multiple wounds throughout her body that needed immediate attention. Despite the amount of pain she was in, Flower remained sweet and loving throughout her treatment. Flower can be timid when it comes to new people, and prefers to approach new visitors at her own pace without being rushed. Once she feels safe with someone, her favorite thing to do is crawl into your lap, lean in for pets and give gentle kisses. Flower is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus located at 3450 East Valley Parkway. To learn more about making her part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275 or visit sdhumane.org.
Pastor Hal Seed New Song Community Church, Oceanside The Best Week of a Child’s Summer, Part 2
Looking for an enriching experience for your children next week? You might consider enrolling your kids in New Song’s “Kids Camp Unleashed” July 18-21.
For more than a decade New Song Community Church has worked hard to make our annual Kids Camp the best week of the year for every family involved. This year’s Kids Camp has been so successful, we’ll be repeating it in a different location next week. You’re invited to bring your children to “Kids Camp
Your children will huddle with an enthusiastic counselor, choose classes in soccer, dance, guitar, piano, basketball, cheerleading, cooking, and art. Cost is $5. They’ll make new friends, enjoy great music, and learn from the Bible each day. If you’re in the Oceanside or Vista area, you’re invited! Registration is open at http://kidsunleashedsandiego.com/camp/. For more information, contact New Song Community Church. 760.560.5000 3985 Mission Avenue, Oceanside www.newsongchurch.com Letters to the Editor? We Love ‘em!
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond
Last chance to register for San Marcos Family Camp Out
Set for Saturday, July 30 at 4 pm to Sunday, July 31 at 9 am, the annual San Marcos Family Campout is just around the corner. Offering a convenient, close-to-home camping experience, the campout is complete with outdoor games, arts and crafts, a flashlight hike, campfire songs, a hot dog cookout, s’mores and breakfast the next morning.
up camp. Upon arrival, the city’s recreation leaders facilitate field games and arts and crafting activities will also be available.
Whether you are a first-time camper or an outdoor enthusiast, tickets are just $15 per person so bring your camping gear and get ready for an overnight adventure.
Be sure to register online by Friday, July 22 for a camping experience without all the hassle. All ages are Rain or shine, participants will have welcome. a chance to sleep under the stars on the grasses of Walnut Grove Park For more information and a detailed located at 1950 Sycamore Drive. packing list, visit www.sanEach family will be assigned a ten by marcos.net or contact Jennifer ten space to pitch their tent and set Overman at (760) 744-9000, ext. 3506.
Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed
Mayor Sam Abed does not wish to write a weekly column to communicate with his Escondido Constituents via The Paper and its “A Letter from the Mayor” series
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Silver is available for purchase at daily market rate. Art Journaling/Mixed Media Meetup: Meeting monthly on the second Saturday; learn a new technique with paint, paper or fabric. Mini Art Wings Camp returns: One more session of the four-day Kids Art Camp this summer. Sign your kids up now for a great time learning lots of new things; they can come just one day or the whole session. Members $30/day (nonmembers $40) or $100/session (non-members $140). Discounts for siblings. Be Charming: Create necklaces or bracelets filled with unique charms. The Buttons, Baubles and Handmade Charms class is taught by Elena. Learn basic to advanced jewelry making techniques. Pre-register so there is enough materials for everyone. Cost for members is $35; non-members $55. Coming Up: Exploring multi-dimensional art and sculpture. Scrapbooking and Mosaic Meetups. Members only PartyArty with Alice – upcycling denim into accessories July 21st. Check the Calendar for much more. Charity Wings is located at The Quad San Marcos, 251 North City Drive, Suite 127, San Marcos 92078.
Behavior and Training Classes at Humane Society – Whether or not you have dogs in your home, teaching children how to appropriately meet a new dog in public is an important skillset. The San Diego Humane Society is offering a new Junior Trainers class to help kids ages 6-12 safely and appropriately interact with dogs. The course covers dog body language, how to pet/handle a dog, basic obedience cues, and fun new tricks. In addition, the Marvelous Manners classes/workshops will be held at various times/locations during July. The Shy Dog class will be on Monday, July 18th, at the San Diego Campus, from 7-8pm; an introductory level course designed for dogs that are overwhelmed by their environment; the class focuses on building trust between you and your dog and boosting your dog’s confidence through positive reinforcement
Patricia J. Paulsen, 87, of Oceanside, CA., passed away on 7/07/2016
Ivan A. Simmons III, 87, of Escondido, CA., passed away on 7/07/2016
Rick R. Rogers, 57, of Valley Center, Ca., passed awya on 7/07/2016
Robin A. Thornton, 63, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on 7/05/2016
Ruth L. Gertsch, 73, of Escndido, Ca, passed away on 7/06/2016
Arturo F. Glori, 75, of Escondido, CA, passed away on 7/04/2016
Aurora Hurtado, 85, of Escondido, Ca. passed away on 7/07/2016
Eugene A. Fricke, 89, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on 7/08/2016.
Ray H. Whidbee, 86, of Poway, CA., passed away on 7/08/2016.
Robert B. Cahill, 77, of Escondido, CA., passed away on 7/10/2016.
Mark Champlin, 55, of Escondido, CA., passed away on 7/08/2015.
Wanda C. Bronsing, 81, of Rancho Bernardo, CA., passed away on 7/10/2016.
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training. Other classes that will be given are Puppy Preschool, Rapid Recall, Trick Training, Dog Park Etiquette; Canine Good Citizen, Superb Skills, and Reliable Rovers. Visit the website at sdhumane.org for details of these and other services, or call the San Diego Campus at 619.299.7012.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
The Force Awakens in Vista
Vista is celebrating summer on Saturday, July 16, with a free, family event in Brengle Terrace Park. It will be an afternoon of games, arts & crafts, kids’ face painting, garden demos, bounce houses and the chance to inspect the equipment from the Vista firefighters, Sheriff’s deputies, and the CA Highway Patrol. Adults can pick up information and meet community partners at the interactive and educational booths. Have questions about what’s happening in Vista? Be sure to drop
by our City Booth to meet us. The Summer Fun Fest runs from 5:307:30 pm and is followed by a free Movie in the Park – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13). Take the whole family and head to Brengle Terrace Park for a fun afternoon and relax with them afterwards watching the free movie, which begins at 8 pm. The Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to meet new people and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars. Have questions about what’s happening in Vista? Check the City website at CityofVista.com for more details.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
Library Mystery Book Club Welcomes Author Matt Coyle
You are invited to a special visit with Matt Coyle, an award winning San Diego author, before the Public Library’s Mystery Book Club meets at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, July 27th, in the Civic Center Library Foundation Room, located at 330 N. Coast Highway. Mr. Coyle writes the Rick Cahill crime series. His debut novel, Yesterday’s Echo, won the Anthony Award for best first novel, the San Diego Book Award for best mystery, the IBPA Ben Franklin Silver Award for best new voice in fiction and was a Macavity Finalist for best first novel. Matt will talk
about his experience of becoming a published author, including getting an agent, signing with a publisher, obtaining a publication date, marketing his book and other items of interest. Mr. Boyle, a board member of the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, will be speaking directly to the audience, providing an opportunity to ask him anything about the writing process. Although he is a mystery writer, his advice will cover all genres. Additionally, he will sign his books after the program.
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Last month one of our commercial customers asked us if we could find them a couple of big (50 inch) smart TVs at a great price for their training facility. We typically don’t get involved with TVs but Nome pointed out that our vendor for “recertified” monitors and “refurbished PCs” also has “recertified” TVs. She also pointed out the fact that all of our kids have bigger TVs than we do. “Recerts” (Recertified) TV’s and monitors are a great bargain because they are almost always “brand new” and typically cost around half what retail stores charge. The “recert” process works like this. A “big box” store sells a new TV or monitor to a customer who then returns it for credit. Most big box stores have a 15 day “no questions asked” returns policy. Perhaps it didn’t fit his entertainment center, his wife made him take it back or he just wanted to use it for his Super Bowl party. Whatever the reason,
Chuckles Cont. from Page 9 In a Pennsylvania cemetery: Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves.
On the grounds of a public school: No trespassing without permission.
On a Tennessee highway: When this sign is under water, this road is impassable.
Similarly, in front of a New Hampshire car wash: If you can't read this, it's time to wash your car. ••••• A cowboy married his sweetheart, the school marm, and after the ceremony, they jumped up on his buckboard, for the five mile drive to his ranch. About a mile out of town the horse just stopped. The cowboy got down, looked the horse in the eye, and said, "That's one!" and got back aboard.
After another mile, the horse stopped again, and the cowboy got down again, and looked him in the eye again, and said,"That's two!"
Two miles from the ranch the horse stopped again. The cowboy got down, looked the horse in the eye, and said, "That's three!" Then he pulled his six gun out, and shot him. His new bride looked at him, and shouted, "What is wrong with you? Now we have to walk the last two miles to the ranch!"
the store is stuck with an item of merchandise that can no longer be sold as new. Big box store high volume contracts allow them to send “returns” back to the distributor who then ships “returns” back to a processing center for evaluation. If the “return” is perfectly good it is “recertified.” If repairs are required it is classified as “refurbished.” Most retail stores handle only “new” products so the “recerts” and “refurbs” are assembled into “lots” and auctioned to wholesale distributors who specialize in this type of merchandise. That’s where we buy them.
Our distributor had a “deal” on “recertified” 50 inch Visio Smart TVs so we bought several of them for customers, friends and ourselves. We sold out and made a second purchase. We have four left at $395. Give us a call if you are interested and we’ll give you the details (pictured below.)
ed. Many applications work the same in the “Chrome” operating system as they do in “Windows” or “iOS.” For the next several months we will offer a free halfhour, one-on-one familiarization session with the purchase of any new or “refurb” “Chromebook.” Additional training will be available for “Chromebook” buyers at reduced rates if needed.
“Chromebooks” are available in sizes from 10 to 15 inch. Prices for new “Chromebooks” start at under $200 and range to over $300. “Refurbs” are about $100 less. “Chromebooks” have no moving parts so a full function used “Chromebook” is nearly as good as a new one. Come on in and check them out. Microsoft is desperate to move Win7/8 users to Win10. Since most Win7 users have seen no advantage in taking the “upgrade,” The “free upgrade” program has fallen short of Microsoft’s targets.
The “free upgrade” officially ends on July 29th. Microsoft would love to extend it indefinitely, but we expect them to end the “free upgrade” as advertised but make the “upgrade” very easy to get, like “free” with the purchase of any Microsoft “Apps store” or “cloud products.” They really need Win 7 users to take that “upgrade” to “Winsnoop.”
As promised we have begun to stock Chromebooks and have been pleased to find that these low cost alternatives to Windows and Apple notebooks and tablets do everything most users need at a fraction of the price of an Apple and none of the malware vulnerability of a Windows PC. Switching to a “Chromebook” involves far less of a learning curve than we initially expect-
He holstered his gun, and replied, "That's one!" ••••• A police recruit was asked during the exam, “What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?” He answered, “Call for backup.” ••••• I have so many problems that if a new one comes along today, it will be at least two weeks before I can worry about it. ••••• A cop pulls a guy over for weaving across two lanes of traffic. He walks up to the driver’s window and asks, "You drinkin'?”
The driver said, “Well that depends You buyin’?” ••••• The Country Doctor A young doctor had moved out to a small community to replace a doctor who was retiring.
The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor.
At the first house a woman complains, "I've been a little sick to my stomach." The older doctor says, "Well, you've probably been overdoing the fresh fruit. Why not cut back on the amount you've been eating and see if that does the trick?" As they left, the younger man said,
"You didn't even examine that woman? How'd you come to the diagnosis so quickly?"
"I didn't have to. You noticed I dropped my stethoscope on the floor in there? When I bent over to pick it up, I noticed half dozen banana peels and apple cores in the rubbish bin. That was what probably was making her sick."
The younger doctor said "Pretty clever. If you don't mind, I think I'll try that at the next house." Arriving at the next house, they spent several minutes talking with a younger woman. She said that she just didn't have the energy she once did and said, "I'm feeling terribly run down lately."
"You've probably been doing too much for the Church," the younger doctor told her. “Perhaps you should cut back a bit and see if that helps." As they left, the elder doctor said, "I know that woman well. Your diagnosis is almost certainly correct, she's very active in the church, but how did you arrive at it?" "I did what you did at the last house. I dropped my stethoscope and, when I bent down to retrieve it, I noticed the minister under the bed."
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-015249 The name of the business: General L. Handyman, located at 507 Rush Dr., #38, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Lance A. Ellis and Ryan Casey, 507 Rush Dr. #38 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business 6/03/2016. /s/Lance A. Ellis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/03/2016 6/30, 7/07, 7/14 & 7/21/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017412 The name of the business: Creative Fencing & Gates, Select Fencing & Gates, located at 324 Joshua Ave., San Marcos, Ca. 92069. This business is registered by: Kevin D. Alvarez 324 Joshua Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by n individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Kevin D. Alvarez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/28/2016 7/07, 7/14, 7/21 & 7/28/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-016189 The name of the business: JMD le salon, located at 1205 Auto Park Way, Suite 205, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is registered by: JMD Studio, LLC 7123 Surfbird Circle Carlsbad, Ca. 92011 This business is conducted by a Limited LIability Company. First day of business n/a. /s/Jean Marc De Angelis, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/13/2016 6/23, 6/30, 7/07 & 714/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-014626 The name of the business: Stables Corner Juice Smoothie, located at 14149 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, Ca. 92006 This business is registered by: Ghasem Samadi 14149 Twin Peaks Rd. Poway, Ca. 92006 This business is conducted by an individual. /s/Ghasem Samadi First day of business was 5/21/1993.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-016690 The name of the business: Next Step Assessments, located at 1434 Sweetbriar Circle, Carlsbad, Ca. 92011. This business is registered by: Michael Christian Koch 1434 Sweetbriar Circle Carlsbad, CA 92011 This business is conducted by an indididual First day of business n/a. /s/Michael Christian Koch This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/17/2016 6/23, 6/30, 7/07 & 714/2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-016994 The name of the business: Golden Star Motel Management, located at 210 Surfrider Way, Oceanside, Ca. 92606. This business is registered by: Mei Yen Chien 210 Surfrider Way Oceanside, Ca. 92606 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 5/22/16. /sMei Yen Chien This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/22/2016 6/30, 7/07, 7/14 & 7/21/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-016156 The name of the business: ABE Appraisal Services, Inc., located at 1285 Darwin Dr., Oceanside, Ca. 92056. This business is registered by: ABE Appraisal Services, Inc. 1285 Darwin Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business 6/13/2010. /s/Angela Ervin, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/13/2016 6/30, 7/07, 7/14 & 7/21/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018055 The name of the business: Cardiff Marketing Services, located at 2436 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, CA. 92007. This business is registered by: Paul Stephen Hollohan 236 Manchester Ave. Cardiff, CA. 92007 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/01/2016. /s/Paul Stephen Hollohan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/06/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-016851 The name of the business: OptumCare Medical Group, OptumCare, located at 145 Thunder Drive, 2nd Floor, Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is registered by: MHIPA Physician Two Holdco, a Medical Corporation MH Physician Three Holdco, a Medical Corporation 12375 Palmer Drive Moorpark, CA. 93021 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business n/a. /s/Kurt Tamaru, M.D., President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/21/2016 6/30, 7/07, 7/14 & 7/21/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-016984 The name of the business: Collectible Investments, Unique Building products, Rancho Santa Fe Real Estae - Buy, Sale, and Exchange, Rancho Santa Fe Trade, Sale, And Exchange, Rancho Santa Fe Real Estate Company, located at 250 S. Pacific St., #108, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: John Morally 250 S. Pacific St. #108 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 12/01/1969. /s/John Morally This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/22/2016 6/30, 7/07, 7/14 & 7/21/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017309 The name of the business: Alexander Family Motors, located at 2747 Spokane Way, Carlsbad, Ca. 92010. This business is registered by: Alexander Gobler 2747 Spokane Way Carlsbad, Ca. 92010 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/Alexander Gobler This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/27/2016 6/30, 7/07, 7/14 & 7/21/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018109 The name of the business: Funds4Tech, located at 1365 Dolomite Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is registered by: Russell J. Stover 1365 Dolomite Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business n/a. /sRussell J. Stover This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/07/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018261 The name of the business: Wasser Art Gallery, Wasser Art Editions, located at 1217 Columbus Way, Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is registered by: Isidro Trevino 1217 Columbus Way Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/8/16. /s/Isidro Trevino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/08 /2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04//2016
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CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE OF ELECTION FOR PUBLIC OFFICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a General Municipal Election will be held in the City of San Marcos, California on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 for the following offices: TWO (2) MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL
Terms are four (4) years. Individuals interested in becoming a candidate must file Nomination Papers with the City Clerk. The nomination period runs from Monday, July 18, 2016 through Friday, August 12, 2016.
If nomination papers for an incumbent officer of the City are not filed by 5:00 p.m. on August 12, 2016, the nomination period will be extended to Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to nominate nonincumbent candidates only. This extension is not applicable where there is no incumbent eligible to be elected. If no one or only one person is nominated for an elective office, appointment to the elective office may be made as prescribed by EC §10229. On Election Day, the polls will be open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
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RESOLUTION NO. 2016 8230 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN ANNUAL LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS FOR MAINTENANCE IN LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1, AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON. WHEREAS, the CITY COUNCIL of the CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA, on June 9, 1981, by Resolution No. 811592, previously formed a street lighting district pursuant to the terms and provisions of the "Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972," being Division 15, Part 2 of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California, in what is known and designated as LANDSCAPING AND LIGHTING DISTRICT NO. 1 (hereinafter referred to as the "District"); and, WHEREAS, since the formation of the District in 1981, the District has levied annual assessments and was expanded in 1986 to include landscaping maintenance; and, WHEREAS, the annual assessments have been based on a method of spread approved yearly within the Engineer's Report; and WHEREAS, at this time, the City Council is desirous of taking the necessary proceedings to provide for the annual levy of assessments for the next ensuing fiscal year, to provide for the costs and expenses necessary for continual maintenance of landscaping and lighting improvements within said District; and, WHEREAS, at this time there has been presented and approved by this City Council, the Preliminary
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The Paper RESOLUTION NO. 2016-8226 - A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS DECLARING ITS INTENTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN ANNUAL LEVY AND COLLECTION OF ASSESSMENTS FOR STREET MAINTENANCE IN THE VALLECITOS TOWN CENTER STREET MAINTENANCE DISTRICT, AND SETTING A TIME AND PLACE FOR A PUBLIC HEARING THEREON.
WHEREAS, the CITY COUNCIL of the CITY OF SAN MARCOS, CALIFORNIA, on October 12, 1999, by Resolution No. 99-5300, previously formed a street maintenance district pursuant to the terms and provisions of the "Landscaping and Lighting Act of 1972," being Division 15, Part 2 of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California, as amended by the City per Ordinance 99-1071, in what is known and designated as VALLECITOS TOWN CENTER STREET MAINTENANCE DISTRICT (hereinafter referred to as the "District"); and WHEREAS, the annual assessments have been based on a method of spread approved yearly within the Engineer's Report; and WHEREAS, at this time, the City Council is desirous of taking the necessary proceedings to provide for the annual levy of assessments for the next ensuing fiscal year, to provide for the costs and expenses necessary for continual maintenance, and traffic signals and energy costs within said District; and WHEREAS, at this time there has been presented and approved by this City Council, the Preliminary Engineer's Report as required by law, and this City Council is desirous of proceeding with the proceedings for said annual levy. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. That the above recitals are true and correct. PUBLIC INTEREST. SECTION 2. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of the City Council, to undertake proceedings for the annual levy and collection of special assessments for the Vallecitos Town Center continual street, and traffic signal maintenance, all to serve and benefit said District as said area is shown and delineated on an Assessment Diagram map as previously approved by this City Council and on file in the Office of the City Clerk, open to public inspection, and herein so referenced and made a part hereof, and proposed changes thereto are as set forth in the Preliminary Engineer's Report, incorporated herein as a part hereof. REPORT. SECTION 3. That the Preliminary Engineer's Report regarding the annual levy for said District, which Report is for maintenance for the Fiscal Year 20162017 is hereby approved and is directed to be filed in the Office of the City Clerk. ASSESSMENT. SECTION 4. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of this City Council to order the annual assessment levy for the District as set forth and described in said Engineer's Report, and further it is determined to be in the best public interest and convenience to levy and collect annual assessments to pay the costs and expenses of said maintenance and improvement as estimated in said Report. This year's assessment is proposed to be $21,275.12. DESCRIPTION OF MAINTE-
NANCE. SECTION 5. The assessments levied and collected shall be for the maintenance of certain street and traffic signal areas, including but not limited to, pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, traffic signals and appurtenant facilities for residential, commercial and industrial development within the boundary. Reference is made to the Preliminary Engineer's Report, incorporated by reference, which contains a full and detailed description of the improvements, boundaries of the assessment district and any zones therein, and the proposed assessments upon assessable lots and parcels of land within the District. FUTURE ASSESSMENTS. SECTION 6. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of this City Council to consider and adopt an assessment formula for future assessments. Said future assessments shall not exceed the assessment formula so adopted. COUNTY AUDITOR. SECTION 7. The County Auditor shall enter on the County Assessment Roll the amount of the assessments, and shall collect said assessments at the time and in the same manner as County taxes are collected. After collection by the County, the net amount of the assessments, after the deduction of any compensation due to the County for collection, shall be paid to the treasurer for purposes of paying the costs and expenses of said District. SPECIAL FUND. SECTION 8. That all monies collected shall be deposited in a SPECIAL FUND designated by the name of this District. Payment shall be made out of said Fund only for the purpose provided for in the Resolution. In order to expedite the making of this maintenance and improvement, the City Council may transfer into said Special Fund, from any available source, such funds as it may deem necessary to expedite the proceedings. Any funds so transferred shall be repaid out of the proceeds of the assessments provided for in this Resolution. BOUNDARIES OF DISTRICT. SECTION 9. Said contemplated maintenance work is, in the opinion of this City Council, of direct benefit to the properties within the boundaries of the District, and this City Council makes the costs and expenses of said maintenance chargeable upon a district, which district said City Council hereby declares to be the district benefited by said improvement and maintenance, and to be further assessed to pay the costs and expenses thereof. Said District shall include each and every parcel of land within the boundaries of said District, as said District is shown on an Assessment Diagram as approved by this City Council and on file in the Office of the City Clerk, and so designated by the name of the District. PUBLIC PROPERTY. SECTION 10. Any lots or parcels of land known as public property, as the same are defined in Section 2263 of Division 15, Part 2 of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California, which are included within the boundaries of the District, shall be omitted and exempt from any assessment to be made under these proceedings to cover any of the costs and expenses of said improvement and maintenance work. PUBLIC HEARING. SECTION 11. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TUESDAY, THE 26TH DAY OF JULY, 2016, AT THE HOUR OF 6:00 O'CLOCK P.M., IN THE REG-
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ULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, BEING THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, IS THE TIME AND PLACE FIXED BY THIS CITY COUNCIL FOR THE HEARING OF PROTESTS OR OBJECTIONS IN REFERENCE TO THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS, TO THE EXTENT OF THE MAINTENANCE, AND ANY OTHER MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS RESOLUTION. ANY PERSONS WHO WISH TO OBJECT TO THE PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ANNUAL LEVY SHOULD FILE A WRITTEN PROTEST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE TIME SET AND SCHEDULED FOR SAID PUBLIC HEARING. NOTICE. SECTION 12. That the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this Resolution in THE PAPER, a newspaper of general circulation within said City, said publication to be not less than ten (10) days before the date set for the Public Hearing described above. EFFECTIVE DATE. SECTION 13. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. PROCEEDINGS INQUIRIES. SECTION 14. For any and all information relating to the proceedings, protest procedure, any documentation and/or information of a procedural or technical nature, your attention is directed to the person designated below: PROCEDURAL INQUIRIES: Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Telephone 760.744.1050; TECHNICAL INQUIRIES: Peter Kuey, Principal Civil Engineer, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Telephone: 760-744-1050, X3210. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos 7/14/16 NOTICE INVITING BIDS SIDEWALK REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PROJECT (SAN ELIJO HILLS TOWN CENTER), CIP NO. 86006
PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency, Public Works Administration Building, at 201 Mata Way, San Marcos, California 92069, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work generally consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, tools, and incidentals as required for traffic control, removal and replacement of damaged sidewalks, removal and replacement of street trees, installation of irrigation system for new trees, abandonment of electrical outlets in tree wells, and all associated work as identified in the Plans, Specifications and Contract Documents for the above stated project. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located on various locations along San Elijo Road N, San Elijo Road S, Elfin Forest Road E, and Elfin Forest Road W. TIME OF COMPLETION Time is of the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within THIRTY (30) WORKING
DAYS after the date of commencement specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9 except the specified amount shall be changed to One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) per calendar day that the work, including punch list, is not completed beyond the specified contract time. GENERAL Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents or the applicable RFP, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. A Pre-Bid Conference will not be held for this project.
Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Engineering Division in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR CIP NO. 86006 - SIDEWALK REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT PROJECT (SAN ELIJO HILLS TOWN CENTER) DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the
San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions. Estimated construction cost: $160,650 s/s Michael Edwards, Public Works Director Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp July 14, 2016 and July 21, 2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-017689 The name of the business: 5 Star Aquariums, located at 4804 Baroque Terrace, Oceanside, CA. 92057. This business is registered by: Shane Martin 4804 Baroque Terrace Oceanside, Ca. 920-57 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 1/1/2015 /s/Shane Martin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 6/30/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2016-018337 The name of the business: Mommy’s Organics, located at 6481 Corte La Luz Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is registered by: Eartha Genece 6481 Corte La Luz Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business 7/20/2011 /s/Eartha Genece This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 7/11/2016 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 & 8/04/2016
LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF SAN MARCOS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Elections Code section 10010, the City Council of the City of San Marcos (“City”) will hold a public hearing at a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA to consider switching from an “at-large” election system of electing City Councilmembers to a “by-district” election system. The City Council is considering the change in order to ensure compliance with the California Voting Rights Act of 2001 (“CVRA”) and Federal Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The purpose of the public hearing is to receive testimony from the public regarding the matters described in this notice. At the public hearings described in this notice the City Council may receive staff presentations on and may discuss and direct action as described in this notice on one or more districting map(s) submitted to the City Council. At the public hearing described in this notice the City Council may direct that a districting map be included in an ordinance establishing City Council districts, which ordinance may be introduced and adopted at forthcoming regular or special meetings of the City Council, or as such hearings may be continued or noticed separately. It is possible that more than one districting map ordinance may be requested and presented for the City Council consideration, discussion, modification, and potential action. NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN that additional public hearings will be held on the City’s possible conversion to a by-district election system at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA, on the following additional dates: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 and Tuesday, September 27, 2016. ALL INTERESTED PARTIES are invited to attend the public hearings to express opinions or submit evidence for or against the approval of any districting proposal. At the above noted times and place, testimony from interested persons will be heard and considered by the City of San Marcos City Council prior to taking action on any component of the districting proposals. Upon request, the agenda and the documents in the hearing agenda packet can be made available to persons with a disability. Written comments are also accepted, prior to the hearing, by the City Council, at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. FURTHER INFORMATION regarding the information described above may be obtained at the City of San Marcos City Hall, City Clerk’s Office, or by calling 760-7441050 ext. 3105 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. DATES ADVERTISED: 7/14/2016
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Engineer's Report as required by law, and this City Council is desirous of proceeding with the proceedings for said annual levy. NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. That the above recitals are true and correct. PUBLIC INTEREST. SECTION 2. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of the City Council, to undertake proceedings for the annual levy and collection of special assessments for the continual maintenance of certain landscaping and lighting improvements, all to serve and benefit said District as said area is shown and delineated on a map as previously approved by this City Council and on file in the Office of the City Clerk, open to public inspection, and herein so referenced and made a part hereof, and proposed changes thereto are as set forth in the Preliminary Engineer's Report, incorporated herein as a part hereof. REPORT. SECTION 3. That the Preliminary Engineer's Report regarding the annual levy for said District, which Report is for maintenance for the fiscal year 2016-2017, is hereby approved and is directed to be filed in the Office of the City Clerk. ASSESSMENT. SECTION 4. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of this City Council to order the annual assessment levy for the District as set forth and described in said Engineer's Report, and further it is determined to be in the best public
interest and convenience to levy and collect annual assessments to pay the costs and expenses of said maintenance and improvement as estimated in said Report. This year's assessment is proposed to be $530,589.20. There has not been an increase in the assessments. DESCRIPTION OF MAINTENANCE. SECTION 5. The assessments levied and collected shall be for the maintenance of certain landscaped areas, including but not limited to, medians, parkways, open space areas, and lighting improvements for residential, commercial and industrial development within the City's jurisdictional boundaries. Reference is made to the Preliminary Engineer's Report, incorporated by reference, which contains a full and detailed description of the improvements, boundaries of the assessment district and any zones therein, and the proposed assessments upon assessable lots and parcels of land within the District. FUTURE ASSESSMENTS. SECTION 6. That the public interest and convenience requires, and it is the intention of this City Council to consider and adopt an assessment formula for future assessments. Said future assessments shall not exceed the assessment formula so adopted. COUNTY AUDITOR. SECTION 7. The County Auditor shall enter on the County Assessment Roll the amount of the assessments, and shall collect said assessments at the time and in the same manner as County
taxes are collected. After collection by the County, the net amount of the assessments, after the deduction of any compensation due to the County for collection, shall be paid to the treasurer for purposes of paying the costs and expenses of said District. SPECIAL FUND. SECTION 8. That all monies collected shall be deposited in a SPECIAL FUND designated by the name of this District. Payment shall be made out of said Fund only for the purpose provided for in the Resolution. In order to expedite the making of this maintenance and improvement, the City Council may transfer into said Special Fund, from any available source, such funds as it may deem necessary to expedite the proceedings. Any funds so transferred shall be repaid out of the proceeds of the assessments provided for in this Resolution. BOUNDARIES OF DISTRICT. SECTION 9. Said contemplated maintenance work is, in the opinion of this City Council, of direct benefit to the properties within the boundaries of the District, and this City Council makes the costs and expenses of said maintenance chargeable upon a district, which district said City Council hereby declares to be the district benefited by said improvement and maintenance, and to be further assessed to pay the costs and expenses thereof. Said District shall include each and every parcel of land within the boundaries of said District, as said District is shown on a map as approved by this City
Council and on file in the Office of the City Clerk, and so designated by the name of the District. PUBLIC PROPERTY. SECTION 10. Any lots or parcels of land known as public property, as the same are defined in Section 2263 of Division 15, Part 2 of the Streets and Highways Code of the State of California, which are included within the boundaries of the District, shall be omitted and exempt from any assessment to be made under these proceedings to cover any of the costs and expenses of said improvement and maintenance work. PUBLIC HEARING. SECTION 11. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TUESDAY, THE 26TH DAY OF JULY, 2016, AT THE HOUR OF 6:00 O'CLOCK P.M., IN THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL, BEING THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, IS THE TIME AND PLACE FIXED BY THIS CITY COUNCIL FOR THE HEARING OF PROTESTS OR OBJECTIONS IN REFERENCE TO THE ANNUAL LEVY OF ASSESSMENTS, TO THE EXTENT OF THE MAINTENANCE, AND ANY OTHER MATTERS CONTAINED IN THIS RESOLUTION. ANY PERSONS WHO WISH TO OBJECT TO THE PROCEEDINGS FOR THE ANNUAL LEVY SHOULD FILE A WRITTEN PROTEST WITH THE CITY CLERK PRIOR TO THE TIME SET AND SCHEDULED FOR SAID PUBLIC HEARING. NOTICE. SECTION 12. That the City Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a
copy of this Resolution in THE PAPER, a newspaper of general circulation within said City, said publication to be not less than ten (10) days before the date set for the Public Hearing described above. EFFECTIVE DATE. SECTION 13. That this Resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. PROCEEDINGS INQUIRIES. SECTION 14. For any and all information relating to the proceedings, protest procedure, any documentation and/or information of a procedural or technical nature, your attention is directed to the person designated below: PROCEDURAL INQUIRIES: PHILLIP SCOLLICK, City Clerk, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Telephone: 760.744.1050; TECHNICAL INQUIRIES: Peter Kuey, Principal Civil Engineer, City of San Marcos, City of San Marcos, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, Telephone: 760.744.1050, X3210. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 7/14/16
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