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Volume 45 - No. 25

By Heather Siegel The Siegel Sidebar

The next time you tell someone to jump off a bridge, you might not think of it as a joke anymore. A day does not go by in which someone does just that. Consider the cost to society. According to, a website that ranks the efficacy of suicidal methods, jumping from heights is the #7 most effective method, though the timing is long and the agony is high. If you take the Coronado Bridge to work, right here in San Diego, you are among the more than 80,000 daily crossings. You just may find yourself trapped in a horrendous traffic jam on the bridge, often lasting for hours, because when a jumper is spotted, both the CHP and the Coronado Police are called out, and it’s usually a mess. Bridges, by definition, are edifices built to get from Point A to Point B. The San Diego-Coronado bridge is a commuter bridge, no foot traffic. Considered one of the world’s most beautiful and graceful bridges, a sure-fire tourist attraction, there is a dark side, an underside, to its tale.

Rising high over the San Diego Skyline, the Coronado Bridge has earned itself the reputation as being one of the most dangerous bridges in the world, not from traffic accidents, but from suicide jumpers. Nothing can beat the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, though.

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This iconic landmark makes the number one spot on any list of Suicide Bridges. The main differences between the two bridges are the two California cities that host them. San Francisco is planning on spending big bucks on stopping suicides from its rafters. San Diego is spending zilch.

Guns, gas, pills, even hanging comes with a cost, considerations of availability, and the very likely possibility that whatever you pick won’t work. Jumping off a bridge guarantees a positive result, negatively speaking.

Thus, all the fussing and fuming over the death trap on the San Diego Bay is funneled to an agency that simply does not care. “If people want to trespass on our property, we cannot stop them,” said Ed Cartegna, a CalTrans spokesperson, who said the agency won’t spend a dime to help them, either.

Money talks and $76 million dollars is a lot of money. That is the amount that supporters of installing netting around the underside of the Golden Gate Bridge have raised in 2015. The money is committed, the plan is committed, and the people who are committed to this project have really left their hearts in San Francisco.

There are other differences between these iconic killers. The Coronado Bridge is owned and operated by CalTrans, a State Agency that monitors over 300 bridges in California. The Golden Gate Bridge is owned and operated by a quasi-public authority, which also runs a public transportation system.

So, while suicide prevention barriers remain a hot topic, are the traffic disruptions on the Coronado Bridge going to change in the near future?

“No,” said Cartegna, the CalTrans spokesperson. “There are too many layers (of bureaucracy) to make any predictions now.”

Before we look at why people want to kill themselves, it is important to recognize that they do. Choice of death or life is replaced by choice of execution.

If you live in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge is so associated with the San Francisco Bay Area that knowing that their bridge is the Number One Suicide Bridge is taken seriously by a lot of the locals. San Diego’s populace may have a tinge of guilt about the Coronado Bridge but has a marginal way of showing it. Though this situation is slowly changing.

Suicide is, after all, a mental health issue. Psychiatrists suggest that persons who are considering offing themselves are not in their right mind and are not capable of making sound decisions. Suicide intervention is the philosophy of preventing persons with suicidal ideation from completing the act. This article addresses some of these issues.

Few studies document what causes a person to consider death by suicide and even fewer studies

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explore the impact on the victim’s family and friends. Anecdotal comments abound, often from the less than a handful of bridge jumping survivors. For those individuals, their last thoughts were: O, shit, is there a better way, but it was usually too late to change course. The big bucks being spent today on the Golden Gate Bridge did not come from just one source. The Bridge itself put $20 million dollars of skin into the game and then starting looking around for government grants. CalTrans, the agency that does not care about the Coronado Bridge, donated $29 million to the Golden Gate Bridge. The Feds jacked up their share based on a new program to help fix the nation’s understructures. And the State of California Department of Mental Health added a fair slice, based on its incentive to encourage suicide prevention.

It took more than ten years, a lot of advocating, and a sense of direction to get to the point of where the 70+ years Golden Gate Bridge is today. This makes news. San Diego continues to ignore its problem with the Coronado Bridge. Unfortunately, that makes news, too.

The City of Coronado has suggested that maybe it should assign a staff member to look at the situation. That remains to be seen. CalTrans won’t even talk about the crisis. And, the concerned citizens of Coronado are working hard to get more global recognition.

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Bridges are not the only suicide targets; tall buildings also share the burden. What seems to be a common thread, according to the head shrink at a San Francisco hospital, a displaced New Yorker himself, is what is close by works. In New York City, the target may be the Empire State Building. In San Francisco, the large, orange, tourist trap that can be seen for miles around, known at the Golden Gate Bridge, is the method of choice.

“No one in San Francisco can go on with their lives without thinking about someone they knew that jumped off the GGB,” said Dr. Mel Blaustein. “Over 90% of the jumpers come from this town.” Why not? You can drive your car and park it, or, grab a bus to get to your final destination. Why do people jump? Will putting steel netting around the Golden Gate Bridge stop people from jumping? “The campaign for the Golden Gate Bridge got started in earnest more than 10 years ago,” said Dr. Mel Blaustein, “and we are just getting funding now.”

There are documented studies that show that when an attractive nuisance exercises attempts at suicide intervention, there are positive results. In Toronto, in Paris, and even in China, when money has been spent to divert

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Southerners

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attention away from jumping to one’s death, statistics back up the results.

John Bateson is the author of several books and was very generous with his time and his comments. He wrote Final Leap, Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge, in 2012, placing him as a regional expert on death by suicide (don’t say commit suicide, not politically correct), suicide intervention, and suicide attempts off the Golden Gate Bridge.

“Suicide barriers on bridges save lives,” Bateson said in a recent interview. “Research proves it. According to JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, restricting access to lethal means is one of the two most effective ways to prevent suicides (the other way is to see that physicians receive more training in risk assessment and effective intervention strategies).” “According to the Harvard School of Public Health, 90 percent of people who attempt suicide and survive don't go on to kill themselves. In a study at UC Berkeley, researchers tracked what happened to 515 people who were STOPPED FROM JUMPING off the Golden Gate Bridge. Twentyfive years later, 94 percent were still alive or had died by means other than suicide. Only six percent went on to kill themselves.” “When my book came out, 32 people were known to have survived a jump from the Golden Gate

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Bridge. Almost every person who survived said that he or she wanted to live as soon as they went over the side. They also said that they didn't have a Plan B. It was the Golden Gate Bridge or nothing.” “In every instance in which a bridge barrier has been installed, suicides from that site have ended. Moreover, there hasn't been an increase in suicides from neighboring bridges, and there hasn't been an increase in local suicides by other means.” Asked why do people find it so ‘attractive’ to jump off a bridge and would education on the effects of jumping be more effective than just putting up a phone number and a call box, Bateson replied:

“Many people, who are suicidal, fixate on one means of death. If that means isn't available to them, they don't resort to another means. Instead, they choose to live” Bridges are popular suicide sites for a variety of reasons.

“First, jumping from a tall bridge that doesn't have a suicide barrier is relatively easy. A person doesn't need to procure a gun, hoard pills, learn how to tie a hangman's knot, inhale carbon monoxide, etc. He or she just needs to get to the bridge and jump.” “Second, there is a belief that jumping from a bridge results in a quick, near-certain death. THIS

Having bad hair and nails Having bad manners Cooking bad food ---------Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't "HAVE" them, you "PITCH" them. _____ Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens, peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess." _____ Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder." _____ Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is, as in: "Going to town, be back directly." _____ Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular, sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table. _____ All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well. _____ Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of

ISN'T ALWAYS TRUE. Even from the Golden Gate Bridge, which is higher than most other spans, five percent of jumpers survive the fall and end up drowning, their bodies broken, their last few seconds filled with agony.”

“Third, many jumpers think that they will just disappear under the water, never to be seen again, or their bodies will be recovered by Coast Guard crews. Either way, loved ones are spared the agony of a gruesome death scene and a messy cleanup.” “Lastly, suicide sites develop a deadly allure, and people who are dealing with inner demons are drawn to them, like a siren's call.” The greater the number of deaths, the stronger the site's attraction.

I asked Bateson: Do people who suffer from suicidal ideation focus on bridges or is it more impulse?

“It's a misperception that many suicides are impulsive acts. Impulse plays a part in role in some youth suicides, but in most cases, suicide isn't a spur-of-themoment act. People have thought about it, planned for it, and-most importantly-developed the capacity.” “That said, 10 to 15 percent of Golden Gate Bridge jumpers are teens, and the average age of jumpers is under 40, which is a

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hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin'! _____ Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that"just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20. _____ Only a Southerner both knows and understands the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash. _____ No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn. _____ A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb. _____ Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines, ... and when we're "in line,"... we talk to everybody! _____ Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage. _____

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different demographic than suicides overall, where seniors comprise the largest percentage. Thus, impulsivity is a factor, but only for people whose preferred means of death is a fall from a great height.”

A lot of people don’t care about the jumpers. They do care about the view, the history, and the accessibility of their bridges, whether it is the Coronado Bridge or the Golden Gate Bridge. People who enjoy the outstanding views are upset about losing it. Traffic gets tied up when jumpers jump. “First off, the view doesn't have to be lost,” said Bateson. “A net underneath the bridge, which was the option chosen for the Golden Gate Bridge, won't impact views from the bridge at all. Other options, such as thin steel rods spaced several inches apart, only marginally impact the view because they are easy to see through.” “Whenever a suicide deterrent has been added after the fact to a bridge or tall building, such as the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, St. Peter's Basilica, the Duomo, or Sydney Harbour Bridge, it has quickly become accepted as PART OF THE STRUCTURE and given no further thought. Tourism hasn't been affected-just lives saved.” “Second, it's not as if the only views of scenic surroundings come from a bridge. A person driving a car or truck should have his or her eyes on the road. Turnouts and vista points offer ample opportunities to pull over and appreciate the view.”

“Third, the view quickly turns from beautiful to horrific if one sees someone jump from the bridge. The impact of witnessing a bridge jump oftentimes is lost in the debate over a suicide barrier, but it can be as traumatic as losing a loved one to a bridge jump.” Suicide prevention is still the bailiwick of the shrinks and it’s hard to tell what kind of a job they are doing.

Mel Blaustein, MD, is the medical director of psychiatry at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco and president of the Psychiatric Foundation of Northern California, which is the group that started the Golden Gate Suicide prevention campaign, in 2004. “I was the one who started the campaign for the Golden Gate Bridge. Somebody had to do it and get it started.” “People who consider suicide are not rational. This is not a question of free will. If they had a chance to reconsider, they would not jump. That is why we need suicide barriers.”

“These people are in a temporary state of distress. If someone were adrift at sea in a lifeboat, wouldn’t we want to help them? Same


“The jumper’s irrational thought process is that suicide is the only way out of their pain. Suicide by jumping is NOT common. The 30 – 40 deaths each year are less than five percent of the total deaths by suicide.” “The problem is that bridge jumping is an attractive target. If you make it less attractive and less accessible, people will not jump.” “It may cost $76 million to build the netting, which is twice what the Bridge cost to build in 1937. But isn’t it worth it to save lives?”

“Bridge jumpers know no other method. If you can stop them, they do not seek out other methods.” But, Doctor Blaustein, I asked, isn’t suicide a selfish act?

“No, these people are so miserable that they cannot think straight. They do not think how their deaths will affect family and friends. They just think that they would be better off, which is not the case.”

Coronado. “The goal of this suicide prevention group is to raise awareness of the Bridge’s past history and to encourage the installation of suicide prevention barriers,” said Haiston. One final comment. There is a stigma to suicide. “We do not use the term ‘committed suicide.’ Sounds like you committed a bank robbery or murder," said Heather Shadur, spokesperson for Alliance of Hope, a website dedicated to helping loss survivors, the family and friends of the victim.

“We would rather say ‘died by suicide.’ Grief is complicated enough without the stigma. Many of our survivors either witness the act or found the body.” “Kindness is the best way to deal with people,” said Ronnie Walker, the founder of Alliance of Hope. “The general public can do much to become compassionate and supportive of loss survivors.”

Visibility plays a role in the mind of the person Hell bent on destroying himself.

“Celebrity suicides are detrimental. Causes copycats. After Marilyn Monroe supposedly died of a drug overdose, other people tried it. Ripple effect.”

“Methods of suicide are proportional to location, sex, age, and other factors. The key element is familiarity. In Manhattan, they like to jump from tall buildings because we have so many there.”

The problem still remains that “bridge jumping is an attractive target,” said Blaustein. “If you make it less attractive and less accessible, people will not jump. There are many ways to commit suicide, ALL OF THEM IRREVERSIBLE. You can take the bus to the bridge and only have a fourfoot barrier. Seen as spectacular.” Back home in San Diego, what is being done about the Coronado Bridge?

The neighborhood advocacy group, Coronado Bridge Collaborative, presented a petition to the City of Coronado’s City Council, on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, during the regular board meeting, asking for recognition of the problem. While encouraging the group, the City Council made no financial commitments.

“The number of potential suicides from the Coronado Bridge is exponentially rising each year,” said Rhonda Haiston, co-founder of the group. “The residents of Coronado worry about the traffic problems but we want the people coming to our community, who consider ending their lives on our bridge, to know we care.” On Father’s Day, June 21, 2015, the group had over 300 attendees at its first annual Memorial Wreath Toss Launch into San Diego Bay at Tidelands Park, in

President Theodore Roosevelt

'In the first place, we should insist that if

the immigrant who comes here in good faith

becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such

man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.

But this is predicated upon the person's

becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American ... There can be

no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else

also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we

have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'

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In the South, “y'all” is singular, “all y'all” is plural. ___ Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them. _____ Every Southerner knows that tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that red eye gravy is also a breakfast food; that scrambled eggs just ain’t right without Tabasco, and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food. _____ When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner! _____ Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweet milk" means you don't want buttermilk. _____ And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway. You just say, “Bless her sweet little heart"... and go your own way. _____ To those of you who are still a little embarrassed by your Southernness: Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy and call me in the morning. Bless your heart! _____ And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff....bless your hearts, I hear they’re fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a second language! _____ Southern girls know men may come and go, but friends are fah-evah ! There ain't no magazine named "Northern Living" for good reason. There ain't nobody interested in livin' up north, nobody would buy the magazine!

Now Shugah, If you're a Northern transplant, bless your heart, fake it. We know you got here as fast as you could. More from Phyllis Diller . .

Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going. -Phyllis Diller

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The Paper • Page 4 • June 25, 2015 Arrest of Up-skirt Suspect Leads to Child Pornography Charges

The observations of an alert shopper in Escondido have led to the arrest of San Diego resident, Abdullah Sediqi, 64, for multiple counts of possession of child pornography, lewd and lascivious acts with minors, and disorderly conduct by taking “up-skirt” photographs with a cell phone. On Saturday afternoon, June 13th, a woman shopping inside

Abdullah Sediqi

the Valley Thrift Store, located at 2085 East Valley Parkway, observed what she thought to be suspicious behavior by another patron. The woman noticed a man, later identified as Abdullah Sediqi, crouched down closely behind her with a cellphone in his hand. The woman moved away, but she

Man About Town

Another bouquet for the Escondido Police Department. They had a complaint about a “Peeping Tom” - responded, identified and arrested a suspect and uncovered a whole host of other apparent criminal violations, including child porn. Looks like we may have a blue ribbon police department here! ••••• People Watching is a great sport. I do it all the time. Most recently, while having a meal at Charlie’s in Escondido I observed Tracy, Tina, and Chondra, running like thoroughbred race horses from one table to the next. In an 8-hour work shift they will operate at this pace for a good 4-5 hours! Then they may get a break. But they work hard!

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continued to observe Sediqi as he approached another female customer. Sediqi crouched down low and appeared to use his cell phone to take aclose up photograph of the unsuspecting woman. The alert witness continued to keep Sediqi under observation while at the same time she notified the police. Escondido Police Officers arrived on scene and detained Sediqi. During the preliminary investigation, it was confirmed that Sediqi had been using his cell phone to take several images under the clothing of unsuspecting women, two of whom were juveniles. The photos were taken from at least two different locations, a disorderly conduct violation commonly referred to as “up skirting.” Sediqi was immediately taken into custody. Sediqi was booked into Vista Detention Facility for (2) counts of annoying and molesting a child, a violation of penal code section 647.6(a); and, (4) counts of disorderly conduct, a violation of penal code section 647(j)(2). In California the law specifically prohibits the use of any type of video or camera equipment to secretly photograph under or through the clothing of another person without their consent. The most common

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Folks, these gals and their kin at restaurants throughout the county run, run, run to ensure you have prompt service. Remember that when it comes time to pay the bill and leave a nice, healthy tip. They’ve earned it! ••••• Those of you who are diabetic and on insulin likely have had the same qustion I had. What do you do with your “sharps,” the hypodermic syringes you use to administer insulin.

After accumulating a rather large bounty of them over a period of years, I finally made the necessary inquiries and found out. In Escondido, take them to the Fire Department, Station 1, at 310 N. Quince. They’ll gladly provide a container for you to use as a disposal. One of the firemen on duty asked a good question while I was there. He wondered aloud why Kaiser and other medical facilities don’t offer these plastic containers to their patients to safely dispose of their syringes. Good idea.

I also learned that unwanted and outdated prescription drugs can be dropped off at the

Commentary The Downtown Escondido Hospital Issue

Good friend and retired banker, Sid Colquitt, posed some interesting questions that hospital staff and board members need to address.

As our guest commentator this week, Mr. Colquitt poses the following questions: Questions re: possible closure of Palomar Hospital’s Downtown Campus.

1. Prior to approval and construction of the new hospital campus, the downtown campus had been flagged for

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lobby of the Escondido Police Department. They do not, however, accept “sharps.” That remains in the province of the Fire Department. ••••• Great News for Dog Lovers!

Get ready - July 1, 2015, is going to be a milestone date for San Diego. This will be the day San Diego Humane Society leads the entire county to accomplish zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals. They will be among the few counties in the state of California to reach this goal! Three years ago, they vowed to save the life of every healthy and treatable animal in San Diego shelters by the end of 2015. They are now in the homestretch of that goal. Although San Diego Humane Society has not euthanized a healthy or treatable animal in 13 years, they are committed to helping other shelters reach this milestone. For the past three years, they've been working diligently to transfer healthy and treatable animals in from partner shelters and give them the medical or behavioral support they need to become ready for adoption. To date, they've transferred in nearly 6,000 animals who were at risk of euthanasia.

Letters to the Editor Slow Down Palomar Health District

The Palomar Health District is threatening to close down our beloved Palomar Medical Center in downtown Escondido.

Look at the Dec. 20, 2007, issue of The Paper and read the commentary by lyle e davis entitled “Mr. Mike’s Traveling Miracle Medicine Show” (Mike Covert, ex-CEO/President of PHD) and learn how we voters were duped into approving the 2004 bond, Proposition BB, for $496 million to partially pay for the nearly $1 billion “new” hospital on Citracado. A small example: In 2003 PHD told us

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It has taken a village of dedicated staff, volunteers, and community support to get them to this exciting juncture. And, with less than two weeks left to reach this milestone, they need their network of supporters more than ever before. So please, consider helping them today. Whether you volunteer, donate, foster or adopt, all of it will strengthen the number of animals they are able to help. Together, I know you can help bring this amazing victory home for the animals that need our help. ••••• Heard from Jill Campbell about an event that sounds intriguing. Jill is the widow of long-time community supporter and philanthropist, Jack Campbell. Jill tells me this Saturday, the 27th, at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheater, Escondido Shines, you’ll have a chance to hear the first concert of the summer Music in the Park series. She suggests, you, me, and our family and friends head on out for an hour’s worth of great music by the San Pasqual High

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Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed. -Phyllis Diller

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up. -Phyllis Diller

Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room. -Phyllis Diller

What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day. -Phyllis Diller The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron. -Phyllis Diller

His finest hour lasted a minute and a half. -Phyllis Diller

Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves. -Phyllis Diller My photographs don't do me

justice -they just look like me. -Phyllis Diller

I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away. -Phyllis Diller

Tranquillizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle - keep away from children. -Phyllis Diller

I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.' -Phyllis Diller

The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing. -Phyllis Diller You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type. -Phyllis Diller Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older

Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to

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the hospital on east Grand Ave. was 50 years old. Actually, the entire south half of PMC was about 20 years old; the Adams wing was 46 years old.

At a community meeting on June 17, 2015, District officials now say the PMC is 65 (SD UT) “Health District’s woes linked to Debt.” Do the math! PHD may decide the fate of PMC on June 24. At the June 17 meeting, the newest CEO/President of PHD could not even tell us what, if any, alternative mitigation plans were analyzed, what risks might be to downtown (which may become a ghost town without its medical “Heart”), or how reasonable the financial figures were. All we really know is that the PHD has made serious financial blunders. And has anyone even thought about the transportation-deprived patients whose access to the new hospital is impossible? In August 2014, the Association of California Healthcare Districts named PHD a Certified Healthcare District for, among other sterling attributes, transparency. Duh? Fourteen days’ notice to possible closing down of our convenient local hospital represents transparency?

/s/Cecilia M. Ghandhi Escondido CA 92029

Respect for Sheriff Gore

I have known three members of the Gore family associated with law enforcement for nearly 50 years. All three have experienced highly successful careers. Bill Gore, had a career with the FBI before being elected San Diego County Sheriff. One word can describe each of these individuals; Integrity. In the recent incident involving a deputy sheriff taking a combative runaway juvenile into custody in Fallbrook, I believe Sheriff Gore would have taken appropriate action if the deputy was found to be out of line when subduing this suspect. Furthermore, Sheriff Gore did more than some administrators would in publicly standing by this particular deputy. You can add Fairness, Courage, and Professionalism to my description of Sheriff Gore. /s/Orv Hale Escondido

Letters to the Editor are always welcome Try to keep them to 250 words or less. As always, The Paper reserves the right to edit for content and for space. Send your submissions to:


Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at:

Kids in the Garden Class

“Recycled Art” is the program for the July 11th Kids in the Garden class with Farmer Jones at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens (AVBG). Boxes, egg cartons, meat trays, milk jugs, and other containers will be used to make unique art pieces. Bring your own materials or use these. Markers, tape, glue, colored paper, and other cool embellishments will be provided. Also, plan to check on the growing edibles and plant more veggies. Hands-on discovery and fun are emphasized. Class time is from 10am to 12noon. Class fee is $5/child for two hours of THE ADVOCATE

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fun and learning. Fees support the development of AVBG. Adults stay with their children and pay the $3 Garden entry fee. Your registration includes visiting the Children’s Garden also. When you join and buy a family membership in AVBG, the monthly Kids in the Garden class and adult entry is free for a year. Membership forms are available on the website. Donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required – contact or call 760.822.6824. AVBG is located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park. Website is

Devin Huntington Recycled Sculpture

I.R.S. seized the house for taxes. It was ruled that joint property could be used to pay debts of either party. If divorce, lawsuits, accidents or bankruptcy occurs, joint owners could lose their property.

JT can be bad from a child’s point of view. If the property were left in a will or trust it would be inherited with a “stepped up basis” and capital gain taxes would be avoided.

Marilyn Shea, Estate Planning Attorney

Beware of Joint Tenancy

Dear Marilyn, My wife just died and people disagree as to whether I should add my son as Joint Tenant. Your advice? /s/Sam

Dear Sam Even though Joint Tenancy (we will call it JT today) does avoid probate, there are many reasons not to use it. A few years ago a man owed the IRS and Dad had added him as Joint Tenant and the

A JT account with another person means that money or property in that account goes to the survivor at the moment of death. A Will may state otherwise -- but JT overrules. Sometimes one joint tenant is expected to share -- but sometimes greed or squabbles arise, and something done for convenience causes problems. One needs a joint tenant's permission to sell or refinance property and a joint tenant could file a lawsuit forcing a sale of your own house. Beware! copyright 2015

Marilyn Shea, attorney for over thirty years, is a past President of the So. Cal. National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. If you wish to have your questions answered, write to 2103 El Camino Real, Suite 103A, Oceanside, CA 92054 or CALL (760) 721-0600 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Meetings/Events Calendar

Good Morning Escondido – The networking event of the Escondido Chamber, Good Morning Escondido, will be held on Friday, June 26, from 7:30-9am, at Marie Callender’s Restaurant, 515 W. 13th Avenue. Check in begins at 7:15am; bring business cards for networking; and door prizes. The guest speaker will be Robert Kard of the SD Air Pollution Control District. Cost is $10/members or $20/prospective members. RSVP to or call 760.745.2125. Making the Cut–Art by the Inch – At Brandon Gallery it’s time to make the cut. Come in now to make your selection; cutting began at the reception last weekend and continues through June 30th. Contact Brandon Gallery, 105 N. Main, Fallbrook, call 760.723.1330; if you are interested in showing your artwork, Hours are Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.

North County Lifeline Opens 10 New Apartments – Can you help? Move-in day is July 1st for former foster youths into the new LifeSpring Housing apartments. LifeSpring’s first residents are now graduating, and because of you are moving on. . . with their own furniture, savings accounts, and newfound independence. Congratulations, LifeSpring graduates! The community’s help is needed again. Take a look at the wish list of what remains. The goal is to provide additional new furniture for the residents and, when possible, let them do the shopping. Wish List: Couch, $295; X-Long Twin Bed, $420; Dining Table & Chairs, $195; Dresser, $195; End Table, $85; Microwave, $60; Vacuum, $50; XLong Twin Bedding, $40; Clothes Hamper, $8. Thank YOU for your help! And Lifeline is incredibly

The budget deadline was met, but…

On June 15, the Legislature met its constitutional obligations and passed a general fund budget for the upcoming 2015-2016 fiscal year. That budget proposal was $749 million more than Governor Brown had proposed, and bore little chance of passage. Negotiations began quickly, and on June 16 legislative leaders and the Governor reached agreement on a $115.4 billion budget, largely in accord with Governor Brown’s wishes.

Though the new budget has several plusses, including long delayed funding increases for the CSU and UC systems, spending priorities remain skewed, to say the least. First of all, at a time of increasing Medi-Cal enrollments resulting from implementation of Obamacare, the budget creates new health care entitlements for undocumented immigrant children that will cost millions, while leaving reduced MediCal reimbursement rates in place. These reductions have

grateful for their partnership with Community HousingWorks. For more information about Lifeline and the wonderful work they do in the community, please contact them at 3142 Vista Way, Suite 400, Oceanside, 92056.

Senior Writing Group - Free every Tuesday at 1pm, a group of aspiring authors meets at the San Marcos Public Library. Many award winners have been produced over the past seventeen years. Don’t be shy, come and just listen, or if so inclined, bring something you've written to read, no longer than 1500 words, typewritten in 12 font, double-spaced, properly formatted, with at least six copies. Our critique group will help you refine your "voice" and style, maybe even become a best selling author. Memoirs, short or flash fiction, poetry, stage plays, novellas, or a novel...explore your creative side. Be prepared for candid comments and critiques. We won't give you undeserved praise, like your family and friends do when they've read your stuff. We tactfully tell you like it is, and if it's great writing, we'll gush with enthusiasm for your brilliance, even recommending where to submit for publication. It’s the kind of critique group that shapes famous authors. Come and see for yourself. For more info, contact or 760.752.3111. Season Lineup at Center for the Arts – The Big Reveal, the 2015-2016 Season Lineup starting September 23rd, 2015 through May 8, 2016, is now available. Visit online at or call 1.800.988.4253. The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, (CCAE) is located at 340

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made it increasingly difficult for Medi-Cal enrollees to get the treatment they need, especially now that enrollments are skyrocketing. This problem should be fixed first, before expensive new entitlements are created. Another pressing need, a costly upgrade for our state’s crumbling highway system remains unaddressed, despite higher state revenues and the problem’s “high priority” status. Even so, significant funding for new highway projects was not included in the budget.

Special sessions to deal with the Medi-Cal and transportation issues, which are almost certain to include calls for massive tax hikes, will be called at a later date. In short, the new budget’s spending priorities are seriously out-of-whack. These misplaced priorities will create new social and welfare programs that cost billions, while allowing longstanding problems impacting millions of Californians to fester.

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search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.

The government can literally claim everything you own: Your home, Social Security check, CD’s, Investments, everything. Wiped Out! Revocable Living Trusts don’t help! There are strategies to protect you from financial disaster even if you don’t have or don’t qualify for nursing home insurance. Over 30 years of legal experience. LEGAL MEDI-CAL STRATEGIES BY ELDER LAW ATTORNEY MARILYN SHEA 760.721.0600 WWW.MEDI-CAL ATTORNEY.COM

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N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Tickets are available now for the upcoming season shows.

Vista Fire Department Senior Volunteer Program Accepting Applications - An orientation academy will be held in July. Qualified applicants, both men and women, must be at least 50 years old, pass a background check, and be available at least once a week. Uniforms and equipment will be issued upon completion of training. Examples of volunteer responsibilities include picking up and delivering supplies and mail among six fire stations; fire prevention education; conducting fire station tours; assisting with the Smoke Alarm Program; providing hydration and food to firefighters at special fires and other extended emergency incidents. Applications are available at the Vista Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, or on the City website To learn more about the program, contact Capt. Mark Standifird at 760.643.2801 or email mstandifird@cityof

Library Hosts Teen Summer Reading Club – Escondido Public Library’s Teen Summer Reading Club, for teens entering grades 7–12, is in full swing through August 1st. Teens join the club by registering online at and logging reading and program participation hours to earn prizes. The last day to register is July 20, 2015. Participants can earn prizes by reaching each of three reading levels (10, 15, and 20 hours). Attendance at program events counts toward reading hours as well. The Teen Summer Reading Club highlights this year’s theme, Read to the Rhythm, with a full schedule of music and art programs that include Board Game Afternoon – Every Friday, June 19July 24, from 3:30-5:30pm. Folklorico (Mexican Folk Dance) – June 27, from 11:30am-12:30pm. Rock ‘n’ Craft – July 8, from 3:305:30pm. Burritos & Book Club – July 15, from 4-5:30pm. Read one of the Read to the Rhythm book picks and come ready to chat about it while enjoying free burritos, sponsored by Taco Bell, 627 N. Escondido Blvd. Triceratropical in Live Concert! – July 18, from 1-3pm. Esco Teens Create – July 22, from 3:30-5:30pm. Teens earn community service credit. Hula Basics – July 25, from 11:30am12:30pm. Escondido’s Got Talent – July 29, from 3:30-5:30pm. Sign up

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Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Marilyn Shea Attorney

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victims of this crime are women and young girls in public places such as department stores, grocery stores, parks or any other public place. The victims are often chosen by the perpetrator because the victim appears distracted or unaware of their immediate surroundings. In this case, the alert response of the victim/witness not only led to Sediqi’s arrest for up skirting, but also to the discovery of much more serious offenses involving indecent acts with a child and child pornography.

As a part of the follow up investigation, Sediqi’s cell phone was forensically analyzed by Escondido Police Detective Damian Jackson, the EPD representative of the San Diego Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The phone was found to contain over six thousand images, most of which were innocuous photographs, but a detailed examination of the phone resulted in the discovery of many photographs that contained pornographic images of children. Some of the photos were of children who appeared to be as young as 3-5 years of age. By the time this discovery was made, Sediqi had been released from custody, after posting bail for his original charges. A probable cause pick up authorizing the arrest of Sediqi on new charges was immediately issued and Escondido Police requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals San Diego Fugitive Task Force,who located and arrested Sediqi in less than twenty-four hours. Sediqi was returned to Vista Detention Facility.

On June 15th, Escondido Police Detectives served a search warrant on the residence of Sediqi, located at 17472 Matinal Road, San

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Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good. So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it's Gods will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath. Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older:

#9 Death is the #1 killer in the world. #8 Life is sexually transmitted. #7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

one can die.

#6 Men have 2 motivations: hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich. #5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.

#4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing. #3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. #2 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.

#1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today might burn your butt tomorrow. "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." ~Albert Einstein

For You Golfers - A recent study found the aver-

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American revolutionary cause was noble. He travelled to the New World where the Continental Congress made the 19-year-old a major general, though initially he was not given troops to command. After Lafayette offered to serve without pay, Congress commissioned him a major general. Among Lafayette's early advocates included Benjamin Franklin, who urged Congress to accommodate the young Frenchman.

The ‘Hero of the Two Worlds’

There’s one Frenchman whose name will live forever in historic revolutionary endeavors – the Marquis de Lafayette.

Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette was born Sept. 6, 1757. He was one of the outstanding figures of both American and French revolutions. Here in the U.S., he was known simply as “Lafayette.” Lafayette was a French aristocrat and military officer who became a close friend of George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson. He came from a wealthy family; was commissioned an officer at age 13, and was convinced the

Gen. George Washington, commander in chief of the Continental Army, met Lafayette at a dinner in 1777. Washington took Lafayette to his military camp and made the young Frenchman a member of his staff. Congress regarded Lafayette’s general officer commission as “honorary,” while he considered himself a full-fledged commander. Washington told Lafayette a command because of his foreign birth, but the young French officer distinguished himself battle after battle. Wounded during the Battle of Brandywine, Lafayette still managed to organize an orderly retreat. He served with distinction in the Battle of Rhode Island.

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to perform in our talent show and compete against fellow teens to win a cash prize. Read to the Rhythm After-Hours Party – Teens who log 25 or more hours by July 26, will be invited to the After-Hours Party, featuring games, food, contests, prizes, and more. Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public. For more info on the Teen Summer Reading Club and other Library programs, visit the website at or call Teen Librarian Cathy Janovitz at 760.839.4283. The Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido.

El Camino Quilt Guild to Meet on July 9th - The El Camino Quilt Guild meets 9:30am on Thursday, July 9, at the North Coast Church in the Edge Building, 2405 N. Santa Fe, Vista. Doors open 9am. This will be a Trunk Show by Cindy Myers “Traditions.” Free parking, snacks. Guest fee $5; wear a name tag for free prize drawing. Visit or email The workshop is Friday, July 10th, at Quilt in a Day; the topic is “Stepping Stones.” Check their website for more into. Carlsbad Steps up Conservation Efforts - To help meet ambitious water conservation goals, the City of Carlsbad is tearing out turf, installing new water efficient fixtures at city buildings, and expanding its water recycling program, according to a report delivered at the City Council meeting. On June 1, to coincide with new statewide mandatory water cutbacks, the City of Carlsbad launched a water conserva-

Re: Banning Retail Puppy Sale Establishments.

There is no doubt that a major source of puppies is puppy mills and usually from other states, especially Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and South Dakota and in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In fact, this last location, Lancaster County represents a massive source of puppies run by the Amish who consider dogs livestock. They are viewed as a cash-crop.

tion campaign to raise awareness of new water use rules and encourage greater conservation, and is making yard signs available for residents and business owners who want to highlight their efforts. Pick one up at City of Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Avenue; Faraday Administration Center, 1635 Faraday Avenue; or Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. The water district is also promoting awareness of tools and resources, including rebates, free home water use checkups, water wise landscaping seminars, and discounts on low water use plants. The Carlsbad Municipal Water District serves about 85 percent of the city. South and southeastern portions of the city are served by the Vallecitos Water District and the Olivenhain Municipal Water District. For water use restrictions and other details, visit, or call 760.438.2722; or visit the San Diego County Water Authority’s conservation website at

Free Summer Organ Festival is Underway – These free summer concerts celebrate the 100th Anniversary of San Diego’s Historic Spreckels organ in Balboa Park. Monday, June 22nd was Opening Night of the highly anticipated Spreckels Centennial International Summer Organ Festival; a line-up of 11 free, public concerts by world-class organists each Monday evening through August 31, at 7:30pm. The Organ Pavilion is spectacularly lit, and a festival mood is certain. All ages are welcome at the free concerts, as are music-loving pets on leash. Many concert-goers take picnic dinners to the park beforehand. Parking and admission are free. Light snacks, beverages and unique gifts are available on the pavilion grounds, and proceeds from donations benefit the nonprofit Spreckels Organ Society,

to rampant disease. Parents are typically not in good health, and have genetic problems. Generally, they also have behavioral and temperament problems - the products of inbreeding. They are not properly socialized because they lack positive contact with humans. - See more at: grams/domesticated-and-feralanimals/cats-and-dogs/puppymills-pet-shops-and-akc-basicfacts#sthash.BW9uuqsx.dpuf

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working to preserve, program and promote the great Spreckels Organ as a world treasure for all people. The line-up includes Sunday, June 28, 2pm, Bob Plimpton continues the theme of “Pedals, Pipes, and People,” in a solo recital. Monday, June 29, 7:30pm, highlights Dr. Carol Williams, San Diego’s Civic Organist since 2001, and the world’s first woman Civic Organist. Joining Williams will be Diane Alexander, Soprano, and Annelle K. Gregory, Violin. Monday, July 6, at 7:30pm, celebrate Independence week with organist Christian Elliott and a redwhite-and-blue concert titled “An American Celebration.” Barnabas Team Presents Vacation Bible School at Community Lutheran Church – A four-member “Barnabas Team” from the Association of Free Lutheran Bible School, Minneapolis,

maximize profits. Puppies rarely get the attention they need to become well-adjusted. Since they are not properly socialized, they are often returned, or dropped at a shelter when problems are detected and the problem comes back to the municipality.

In fact, in most municipal shelters, veterinary care, beyond simple medication is denied as well for cost reasons. They simply don't have resources to

So what happens is all of these puppies come flooding in from other states. They find their way to stores in California increasing exponentially the issue of excess dogs which only makes it harder for each city and county to accommodate dogs from its own municipalities. Those costs are reflected in the county budgets and sometimes city budgets and the costs never go down. The puppies are born in unhealthy conditions, live with their mothers in filth and are transported similarly. They are often infested and weakened with parasites and viruses. To save money, they go untreated by veterinarians. Unsanitary conditions and lack of veterinary care can lead


Minnesota, will be hosted by the Community Lutheran Church of Oceanside the week of July 13-17, and will lead five engaging and enriching mornings of vacation Bible school. At Camp Discovery, children will learn about the one true God through Bible stories, puppets, music, games, and hands-on activities. All children ages 3 to 11 are invited to join this camping adventure. Barnabas members include Micah Jacobsen (Burlington, ND), Sam Schierkolk (Eben Junction, MI), Alisha Kneeland (Plymouth, MN) and Grace Johnson (Camarillo, CA). Extensively trained in children’s ministry, these college students are spending the summer traveling through the midwest and southern United States, assisting AFLC congregations with VBS programs, sum-

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casses to rendering facilities.

In addition to puppy mills filling up retail stores, we have backyard breeders mass producing puppies. Its easy to do and little expense is involved because no veterinary costs are provided. There is no sales tax generated from backyard breeders as well.

I could go on and on and on but suffice it to say that the puppy trade is a very "dirty business" conducted without compassion for the dogs or concern for their pain and suffering. To allow stores to sell these puppies then supports the inhumane practices that go into the trafficking of puppies. One of the ways to begin, in a small way, to short circuit the flood of puppies coming into your area is to close the door on the industry. Its simple and quick. Just don't let it get a foothold. That's just my two cents. If I can be of any help in this, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Pet shop owners try to keep veterinary bills and other animal care expenses down to

properly care for thousands of animals. Its easier to euthanize them and sell their car-

Bruce Krider Co-founder

The Puppy Coalition Foundation 760.612 9156

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In the middle of the Revolutionary War, Lafayette returned to France to lobby for an increase in French support, which ultimately gave victory to the Americans over the British. He sailed back to America in 1780, and was given senior positions in Washington’s Continental Army. In 1781, American troops under Lafayette’s command blocked British forces until other American and French forces could position themselves for the decisive Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, resulting in Lord Cornwallis’ surrender, which ended the war.

Lafayette returned to France and, in 1787, was appointed to the Assembly of Notables. He helped write the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, with the assistance of Thomas Jefferson. He became a member of the Chamber of Deputies, a position he held for the remainder of his life. After leading the citizens to storm the Bastille (prison) during the French Revolution, Lafayette was appointed commander-in-chief of the French National Guard, and tried to steer a moderate course, but radical factions ordered his arrest and he spent more than five years in prison. When Bonaparte Napoleon came to

Lest We Forget By Larry Montgomery

May 7th and 8th passed us by. The significance of these days is lost on most Americans. VE day (Victory in Europe) is the day Germany surrendered. August 14th VJ day (Victory in the Pacific) will pass just as quietly. Ask any one under sixty about these days and in all likelihood, you would receive a blank stare. Yet, at one time, both days were holidays celebrating the end of World War II.

The living memory of these days and what they meant to this nation and the lives of its citizens is rapidly dying out. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of that war, and my 77th year on earth. Yet memories from my childhood still linger.

I remember rationing and what it meant. My family took me to my uncle's wedding by my grandparents farm, 35 miles away. Normally we would have driven, but because of rationing, there wasn't enough gas. We had to take the train.

Rubber and metal were rationed. I remember Mr. Morrow, my neighbor, begging for a new tire, because the tire he was using was so bald it looked like a racing slick. The

power as Emperor of France, he ordered Lafayette’s release.

On June 22, 1815, four days after the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon abdicated as French Emperor. Lafayette tried to save him by arranging for Napoleon’s passage to America where the former emperor could live in exile, but the British prevented that from happening. The man who nearly conquered all of Europe would be held prisoner by the British on the small island of Saint Helena in the south Atlantic for the rest of his lifes.

The Marquis deLafayette died on May 20, 1834, at the age of 76. He is buried in Picpus Cemetery in Paris under soil from Boston’s Bunker Hill. For his accomplishments in the service of both France and the United States, he is sometimes known as "The Hero of the Two Worlds." In the United States, President Andrew Jackson ordered that Lafayette receive the same memorial honors bestowed on Washington in 1799. Both Houses of Congress were draped in black bunting for 30 days, and members wore mourning badges. Congress urged Americans to follow similar mourning practices.

Later in 1834, former President John Quincy Adams gave a eulogy of Lafayette that lasted three hours, calling him "high on the list of the pure and disinterested benefactors of mankind."

tire had already failed twice, but all they could do for him was repair it. Rubber was rationed.

I remember one Christmas when my cousins toy airplane cockpit was make out of cardboard. Normally this toy would have been made out of metal, but all metals were strategic and unavailable. Food was rationed, meat, vegetables, sugar and flour. A ration card was often the most valuable asset a family owned. We had a vegetable garden, called a victory garden. I helped my mother and father work in that patch. Most families had them. My mother would take the produce from that garden and can the vegetables, corn, green beans, peas and tomatoes.

I was six years old when Franklin Roosevelt died. A neighbor kid told me about it and I asked my mom "Who is Franklin Roosevelt?" "He's the president," answered. "Why?"


"He died." I said and I watched my mom struggle to the radio and listen with tears in her eyes to the news.

I remember when the war ended. I was riding my tricycle on the corner of our block, on a

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School Band, starting at 6:30PM. The performance is free. She passes along a hint that the bench seats are more comfortable with a cushion or blanket. She also suggests bringing a sweater or jacket. Other concerts in the series are scheduled for 7/11, 7/25, 8/8, and 8/22. ••••• Return business: Jim Phillips, Lewis and Lewis Enterprises, 760-747-8823, was spotted eating at Pegah’s new restaurant in Escondido (corner of 9th and Redwood). Our Ava G., (never the bashful type), asked him what he was eating. “Chicken Melt,” he said. “Had it here Sunday and it was so tasty I came back for seconds today.”

(I had heard of Hamburger Melts, Chili Melts, never heard of Chicken Melt, but, come to think of it, it sounds pretty good. That will be my next order when I visit Pegah’s next - though I love their Chili so much that I almost always order that. The wait staff often don’t even ask me what I want; they know I’ll order the chili. It’s Fred’s own recipe! Chili and Chicken Melt? We’ll give it a try!)

warm summer day. Suddenly sirens went off, people in cars honked their horns and it seemed like every one came bubbling out of their houses. The feeling of joy mixed with relief was tangible. The single topic of conversation was, "The boys are coming home." I had two uncles who saw combat during the war, one in Europe and one in the Pacific. They were among the fortunate who came home to the life they dreamt of while overseas. Even though they came through their ordeal unscathed, they still carried the scars of combat for the rest of their lives. One covered his scars with alcohol, the other refought the battles in his sleep for the rest of his life.

Every year through the early fifties, we celebrated the anniversary of the "day the boys came home." The fifties brought us Korea, sixties saw us in Vietnam, all fought with the cold war as a backdrop. Then there were US troops in Somalia and American air support in Bosnia. Now we find our boys in harm's way once again in both Afghanistan and Iraq. The world boils with trouble seemingly demanding our attention. Time faded the significance of VE day and VJ day holidays. The two morphed into one and

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eventually got "Veterans Day."


Veterans Day honors all the service men who have served this country and I think that is appropriate.

But from time to time, I wonder if it might also be appropriate to have a day to honor those men who sacrificed so much to make us what we are. I don't believe that their holiday should be forgotten.

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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. Olga Diaz

Council Member, Represents District 3

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mer youth camps, and other areas of service. The Church is located at 4507 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, and the vacation Bible school will be held Monday thru Friday, July 13-17, from 9am to 1pm. To register, or for more info, visit or contact Sandy Dahl at 760.722.3337 or

Optimist Club Fundraiser at Senor Grubby’s on July 1st – Everyone is invited to help the Optimist Club “The Achievers” with their fundraising event on Wednesday, July 1st, at Senor Grubby’s, 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad. All you need to do is eat, or order to take out, between the hours of 6pm-8pm, and 20% of all sold, including beverages and take outs, will go to the Optimist Club. Funds earned are used to help youth

Dune is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1 year old, 37 pound, Australian Shepherd /Labrador Retriever mix.

Dune is very friendly and active. He has an outgoing personality and he loves making new friends, whether they’re humans or other dogs. Dune needs an active family. He was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from Hawaii through the FOCAS program. The $145 adoption fee for Dune includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. For more information call 760753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to

Music in the Park

venues is the outdoor amphitheater at Kit Carson Park, where this summer, Escondido Shines is happily offering the first Music in the Park series. Through a grant from the County of San Diego and some masterful planning by Rotarians from several clubs, Escondido Shines has lined up five family friendly concerts.

Escondido Shines is an ongoing community initiative to enhance civic pride and build new friendships.There are four “seasons” of Escondido Shines including a Summer celebration of music, Fall city clean-up, Winter youth week and Spring neighborhood beautification. All of these activities are designed to bring people together. All concerts take place on Saturdays Luckily, one of Escondido’s best music from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Pack a picnic.

in San Diego county. Call Senor Grubby’s at 760.729.6040 or visit their website at The Optimist thanks you and Senor Grubby’s for your support!

Women Participated in Paws in the Park Members of Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women’s volunteer group, raised $430 by participating in the annual Humane Society’s “Paws in the Park” event at Kit Carson Park in Escondido.

(Photo Below, Left: Pictured l-r: Marianne Valencia, Laura Wilson, Laura Dolloff, Judy Bohlig, Pam Irwin, Nikki Smith and Rebecca Buchen CWONC members support the society’s goal to provide vital services to animals and people by sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, presenting education programs for youth and adults, and much more. For CWONC Club information, visit Optimist Club Honors Students at Pro Kids Golf Event - Members from the Optimist Club of Carlsbad "The Achievers" provided an afternoon snack, support and sponsorship for 31 kids of the Pro Kids/The First Tee. Pro Kids provides golf and life skills to kids ages 7-17 in North County at the Ely Callaway Golf & Learning Center and the TaylorMade "The Honors Course."

Bring your family and friends to Kit Carson Park to enjoy local performers – free of charge! Performance Line-up: 6/27 San Pasqual High School Band 7/11 Little Big Band 7/25 Justin Helland& Friends 8/8 TBD 8/22 Too Much Fun Band

For more details and concert updates please visit

Awards were presented to one boy and one girl for "Most Improved Student" as a way to encourage the kids to make their best efforts in the program.

Pictured from left to right are: Irene Chow (Optimist Club President) Alex Maldonado, Alana Santos, and Kathy Wilder (Program Director). Photo Credit: Joe Tosto

The club meets Saturday mornings,

The Pastor Says . . .

Ivy, a 5-year-old Dutch mix, is a sweet bunny looking for the perfect family to call her own. Her unique markings and adorably large ears make her one of the prettiest bunnies we’ve ever seen, and her silly personality simply can’t be beat! Ivy’s caregivers describe her as a cheerful, bubbly bunny who’s ready to play with a new family. This sweet, adorable little girl loves to be around her people. While she may get a bit overzealous in a cage, she does much better in an x-pen environment where she has more room to move and play. Her ideal home would be with a bunny-savvy family who can show her the love she’s been missing. Rabbits are very smart, silly and can easily be litter box trained for minimal cleanup. Her adoption fee includes her spay, permanent microchip identification, and a certificate for a free veterinary exam! Ivy is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3540 East Valley Parkway. Please call (760) 888-2275.

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Often in the Old Testament, and continuing into the New Testament, the people of God were called to “remember.” In the Psalms it is like an historical journey through the history of Israel. Usually the high points are the slavery in Egypt, the crossing of the Red Sea, the Promised Land, the Exile, and the promise of a Messiah.

Pastor Tom Fry (Retired) Church of the Nazarene

If you are like me, the first thing you read in THE PAPER is the “Chuckles.” And, like me, you might have noticed that our esteemed editor almost always includes a story about people “of a certain age” and their inability to remember. Really, neither of those ideas bothers me. You’ll eventually find your way to this column and I have plenty of “Where did I put…..” moments. While I have been studying the Book of The Psalms, I have run across both the word remember and the thought of how important it is to remember. Not where you put your car keys, but the life journey you have led.

In the New Testament, the journey takes the people, now both Jews and Gentiles right through the coming of the Messiah in Jesus Christ, his life, his death, his resurrection and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Remembering was often a part of great celebrations in the Jewish tradition and that continued in the Christian tradition. Remembering is really a form of what athletes call “muscle memory.” That’s being able to do the same thing, time after time, with a golf club, a basketball, a tennis racket or a soccer ball. If you can do the same muscle motions every time, you will succeed. During the celebratory times we remember how God has blessed us so that in the difficult times we will not forget his blessings. Instead, our “muscle memory” will prompt us to remember that God has always been with us and he will always be with us.

The Paper

• Page 11 • June 25, 2015

A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Civic Center Front Lawn to Transform into Water-wise Landscaping

To go the extra water-saving mile, the City of San Marcos will be transforming the Civic Center front lawn along San Marcos Boulevard into a water-wise landscape this summer.

Instead of water intensive, high maintenance turf, residents will see an oval-shaped border with meadow grass and succulents or perennials. Higher efficiency sprinkler technology with drip irrigation and high-efficiency nozzles will also be put in place.

These changes, paid for in part by funding from the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act, will reduce water use and minimize run-off into the streets while creating a beautiful space for City Hall visitors. To learn more about City water saving efforts, visit Water waste in public areas can also be reported online at 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

‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 7

age golfer walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol per year.

That means, on average, golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon. Kind of makes you proud. I almost feel like a hybrid. ••••• A husband and wife are on the 9th green when suddenly she collapses from a heart attack! "Help me dear," she groans to her husband.

The husband calls 911 on his cell phone, talks for a few minutes, picks up his putter, and lines up his putt.

His wife raises her head off the green and stares at him. "I'm dying here and you're putting?” "Don't worry dear," says the husband calmly, "they found a doctor on the second hole and he's coming to help you.”

"Well, how long will it take for him to get here?" she asks feebly. "No time at all," says her hus-

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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 7

Diego. In addition to being the private home and residence of Abdullah Sediqi, the residence is also the location of the Kid’s Castle Day Care, also known as the Sediqi Family Child Care, which is owned and operated by Sediqi’s ex-wife, Katrien Sediqi. The search warrant resulted in the seizure of all records of current clients of the day care center. Also seized were additional phones, computers and external hard drives; and, 13.88 grams of cocaine, possessed by Roin Mohammad Sediqi, 26, of San Diego, who is the adult son of the suspect. Roin Sediqi was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Roin Sediqi was booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

The investigation has disclosed that many of the pornographic images found on Abdullah Sediqi’s phone are of children who were clients at the day care center operated from his home. The Escondido Police Department has contacted the parents of every child who is a current client of the Kid’s Castle Day Care and notified them of the arrest of Abdullah Sediqi. A notification has also been made to the Community

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter

Dog Licensing Event

Did you know dogs four months and older should be licensed in the City of Vista?

This helps unite pets with their owners if they become lost or are rushed to a veterinarian if severely injured. Important health information about pets can also be placed in their licensing records. The City of Vista’s animal licensing is managed by the San Diego County Humane Society’s

North Campus in Oceanside. The Humane Society’s Mobile Vet is offering affordable vaccinations, licensing, and microchips this Saturday, June 27 at South Buena Vista Park (1602 Mountain Pass Circle). Check the Humane Society’s web site for more details at or call at 760.730.8850. The events run from 10 am to noon. If you are a resident of Vista, you can stop by to renew or purchase a new license or have your new pet vaccinated.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood

Oceanside Museum of Art Ball

Come and join us for the highly anticipated 2015 Museum of Art Ball on Saturday, July 25th. This fundraising event starts at 6:00 pm and concludes at 11:00 pm. Ticket prices are $175 if purchased by June 30th and $200 after. Each year, the Museum Ball dazzles attendees with an absolutely spectacular experience. Guests will enjoy a twilight champagne reception on the museum’s Biogen-Idec Terrace and then move into the grand Frederick Fisher lobby. Next, guests travel to the Civic Center Plaza for dancing under the stars to the sounds of the Fabulous Pelicans. Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres,

elegant al fresco dining by Crown Point catering and a live auction and opportunity drawing designed to support the museum’s educational programs are included. Prizes are: a twonight stay at Beach Terrace Inn in Carlsbad, lunch or dinner for six at the French Country Style Vineyard, OMA’s Artsy Gift Card Bouquet including an array of local dining cards with a minimum $400 value and,lastly, two tasting experiences, wine with antipasto for eight at Mattucci Winery and a Souplantation lunch for twenty-five in the convenience of your own home. Winners need not be present and will be notified. For tickets and information visit

Sediqi was arraigned in Vista Court, on Friday, June 19th, at 1:30 PM. In addition to the previously mentioned original charges, Sediqi is now being held in Vista Detention Facility without bail for the following offenses:

Closure of Downtown Campus of Esconido Hospital Looms - Critics Complain

Care Licensing Division of the California Department of Social Services, which is responsible for the issuance and revocation of state licenses to day care facilities.

Sexual Penetration of a Child Under 10, a violation of 288.7 P.C. Lewd Acts with a Child Under 14, a violation of 288(a) P.C. / 6CountsPossession of Child Pornography, a violation of 311.11 P.C. / 24 Counts This investigation is continu-

ing. Anyone who is a current or former client of the Kid’s Castle Day Care, who is concerned about the possibility that their child may have been victimized by Sediqi, should contact Detective Michelle Mayfield of the Escondido Police Department 760-8394926.

Wednesday evening (after The Paper will have gone to press) the Board of Directors of the Palomar Health District is expected to vote on a staff recommendation to close the downtown campus of the hospi-

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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

Microsoft Windows 10, why? Part 2 of 3

“XP and Vista users as well as Windows 7 and 8 users can have the Windows 10 upgrade “free.” “Windows 8 revenues down 26% in latest quarter” “Microsoft fires VPs in management shake- up.” These events at Microsoft last week need to be discussed in the light of the impending release of Windows 10 in July. Microsoft is a ponderous bureaucracy. They have been famously slow in reacting to trends and technology. They were late to understand the importance of the Internet and late to understand the impact of mobile technologies. Now they are desperately trying to catch up. With their main revenue source, OS (operating systems) for PCs drying up, they’re a late entry into the mobile markets

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non-compliance with current earthquake standards. A selling point for building the new campus. 2. The cost of refurbishing infrastructure at the downtown hospital has been placed at above $172 million. Is this an in-house estimate or based upon actual bids? If repaired would the campus then be compliant with earthquake standards?

3. Were further use of the downtown site as a hospital proved unachievable, what is the highest and best use of the property? 4. Is there a current market value appraisal of the hospital building and grounds?

5. Is there any chance of Kaiser or Humana, etc. purchasing or leasing the campus? 6. If demolition were required what would be that cost?

7. What might the district ultimately realize from a sale of the site? 8. What other options has the board considered? 9.

The interest rate cli-

(phones and tablets.) dominated by Android (Google) and iOS (Apple). They hope to morph Windows into a single OS that will work on Mobile devices and PCs. Google provides the mobile Android OS at no cost to mobile device makers. They make profits from device sales and Google gets the revenues from ads and apps. On Apple devices, Apple gets all the money and that’s what Microsoft wants to do. Microsoft developed and manufactured the “surface” tablet and spent 7.2 billion dollars in 2013 to buy Nokia’s struggling phone and tablet division. In 2013 Microsoft’s Windows was being used in only 3% of mobile devices. By 2015 with Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft’s market share had dropped to 2.7%.

Last week Microsoft made several changes. They combined Windows OS, PCs and mobile devices under a single VP, Terry Meyerson. It’s called WDG (Windows and Devices Group). Most of the top executives from Nokia have been let go including Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO and once touted as Ballmer’s successor at Microsoft and Mark Penn the man responsible for Microsoft’s advertising and market strategy. Meyerson has the tough job of building Microsoft’s mobile presence and selling the Windows 10 cross-platform

mate is conducive to refinancing current bonds and seeking funds required to complete the new campus including a parking garage. Considering the hospital district’s financial circumstances might the public approve new bonds rather than face potential loss of services? 10. How long has the hospital board deferred maintenance and repairs to prop up costs of operating both campuses?

11. Until now, has the board been forthcoming with the public about the serious losses attributed to operating both hospital campuses? 12. Is it now the boards’ goal to consolidate and permanently serve Escondido with only the new campus?

13. What is the board’s current goal to supply a mid-town facility?

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technology to users. Much of the blame for Microsoft’s current predicament gets heaped on Ex Microsoft CEO “Monkey Boy Ballmer” (if you want to see why Ballmer is called “Monkey Boy” simply type Monkey Boy Ballmer into your search engine and watch the You Tube video. It’s worth the trouble) Ballmer bullied a reluctant board of directors into endorsing the costly Nokia deal and presided over the Windows 8 disaster.

If Windows 10 doesn’t succeed, Microsoft risks joining the legions of great American companies that slowly wither away. Make no mistake; Windows 10 was designed to save Microsoft, not to benefit users. It is no surprise that Win 10 is now being offered free of charge to XP and Vista users. Microsoft only delayed that announcement in

the hope that Vista and XP users would pay for an upgrade to Win 7 or 8 in order to get the free Win 10 upgrade. It will be no surprise when Microsoft extends the one year free upgrade period indefinitely. Microsoft needs everyone to be on Win 10. Windows 10 may indeed be something you will want to have on your PC, tablet or phone someday. If you have and hate Win 8/8.1 you may want to switch to Win 10. If you have Win 7 you probably won’t. Whatever your situation, it is foolish to “upgrade” to a new OS until it has been debugged and proven in operation for a few months.

Next week we talk about Win 10, what it’s for, what’s it missing and how Microsoft plans to make money by giving it away.




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While staff makes the argument the hospital is losing $20 million per year and the logical move to stop the bleeding is to shut it down, many critics argue that the economic shortfall is due to terrible management by former CEO Michael Covert and the prior Board of Directors for paying Covert an outrageous salary and bonuse, and allowing themselvers to be manipulated by Covert. Covert is now gone, having taken another job out of state, leaving current CEO Bob Hemker with a terrible debt and little cash. The impact will include an approximate 60 to 75 full-time employeees being laid off with an additonal 80 to 220 parttime staffers being released.

The public, who voted to support a bond issue to help finance the new hospital, had been assured repeatedly that the downtown campus would

Death Notices

John F. Kluck, 25, of San Diego, CA., passed away on June 15, 2015.

Nicol Bianchi, 73, of San Diego, CA., passed away on June 6, 2015.

Rudolph David Blake, 93, of Escondido, CA., passed away on June 19, 2015.

Paul Voracheck, 55, of Escondido, CA., passed away on June 21st, 2015.

Manuel Saenz Villegas, 65, of San Marcos, CA., passed away on June 23, 2015.

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Several members of the nursing staff have complained that this is all going way too fast, not leaving sufficient time to discuss and analyze the problem and come up with possible alternatives. Additionally, they argue that now is the wrong time to be shutting down the downtown campus with the flu season approaching. If it must be closed, they argue, do it after flu season, not before. Fatal Collision Kills Two Drivers

The cars slammed into each other in a head-on collision early Saturay morning along Interstate 15 near Gopher Canyon Road, according to California Highway Patrol reports. CHP officers responded at 3:04 a.m. to a report of a traffic collision on southbound lanes of the freeway in northern Escondido, according to dispatchers. A 51-year old Santa Ana man crossed into oncoming traffic and struck the car of a 57-yearold woman from Vista who was driving in the southbound lanes, according to the Medical Examiner’s office. The names of the drivers were not released.

The southbound lanes of the freeway were tied up for almost three hours while the CHP conducted its investigation, which is ongoing at this hour. Full details of this accident will be reported in next week’s issue of The Paper.

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Police are called to an apartment and find a woman holding a bloody 3-iron standing over a lifeless man. The detective asks, "Ma'am, is that your husband?" "Yes" says the woman.

"Did you hit him with that golf club?" "Yes, yes, I did." The woman begins to sob, drops the club, and puts her hands on her face.

"How many times did you hit him?"

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Taking out his 3-wood, he took a mighty swing. The ball hit a tree, bounced back, hit him in the forehead and killed him.

As he approached the gates of Heaven, St. Peter asked, "Are you a good golfer?"

The man replied: "Got here in two, didn't I? ___________________________ The bride was escorted down the aisle and when she reached the altar, the groom was standing there with his golf bag and clubs at his side. She said: "What are your golf clubs doing here?"

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016111 The name of the business: El Tule Oaxaca Cuisine #2, located at 1514 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Guillermina E. Martinez Gonzalez and Hipolito Leo Martinez Cedillo 1514 Linda Vista Dr. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Guillermina E. Martinzes Gonzalez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014276 The name of the business: California Center for Surrogacy and Egg Donation, located at 477 El Camino Real, #C208, Encinitas, CA. 92024. This business is hereby registered by the following: California Center for Reproductive Science 477 El Camino Real #C310 Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lori Arnold, MD. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/29/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015


The Planning Division Director of the City of San Marcos has considered and does intend to APPROVE Director’s Permit 15-009 on Thursday, June 25, 2015. Project No.: P15-0015 Case No.: DP 15-009 Applicant: Schmitt Imports, LLC Request: A Director’s Permit to allow for the operation of an online based automotive retail sales facility within a 3,168 square foot tenant space. Location of Property: 1365 Grand Avenue, Suites 100, 101 & 102, more particularly described as: The westerly 583.20 feet of the northerly 241.84 feet of Lot 2 of Block 114 of map no. 806 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on December 21, 1895. Also, the southerly 17 feet of Grand Avenue. Assessor’s Parcel Number: 219-140-03-00. NOTICE: Appeal rights are available. Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Director, provided the appeal fee is paid and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) days (due no later than 5:30 PM on Monday, July 6, 2015). The Planning Commission shall hear the appeal within forty (40) days after the filing of such appeal. Appeal fees shall be paid upon submittal. Said appeal shall be in writing and specify where there was an error in the decision of the Planning Division Director. Contact the Planning Division at 760-744-1050, extension 3233. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Art Pinon, Assistant Planner, at 760-744-1050 extension 3204, or Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 6/25/15.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016186 The name of the business: Med 2 U Mobile, located at 733 N. Ash Street, Escondido, CA. 92027. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Hazard 485 N. Citrus AVe #50 Escondido, CA. 92027 Gabriela Santianez 733 N. Ash Street Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lisa Hazard This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014036 The name of the business: New Tech Builders, located at 1988 Acorn Road, San Marcos, CA. 92078, This business is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Owen 1988 Acorn Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/27/15.. /s/Daniel Owen This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/27/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014482 The name of the business:, located at 650 N. Tremont St., Oceanside, CA. 92054. This business is hereby registered by the following: The Masters Turf 650 N. Tremont St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carol Hill, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/01/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015407 The name of the business: Shear’s To You By Lisa, located at 2055 Montiel Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lisa Hernandez 2360 Canyon View Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/10/15. /s/Lisa Hernandez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/10/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)

The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 6, 2015. Case No: P14-0039: CUP 14014 Application of: Crown Castle Request: A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the continued operation of an existing thirtyfive (35) foot tall wireless telecommunication facility disguised as a faux tree located on the Twin Oaks Golf Course in the Twin Oaks Valley Ranch Specific Plan Area in the Twin Oaks Valley Neighborhood. Location of Property: 1425 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, more particularly described as: A portion of Parcel A of Map No. 16247 in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on October 4, 1990, as Instrument No. 90-544825 of official records. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 182-160-12-00. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050. Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 6/25/15.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015353 The name of the business: Antonio’s Landscaping, located at 3946 Via Rosa, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Antonio Pedro Gaspar, Caterina Jose Pedro 3946 Via Rosa San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 7/13/2010. /s/Catarina Jose Pedro This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/9/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014648 The name of the business: Kinaly Thai Restaurant, located at 1220 East Mission Road, San Marcos, ca. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lee A. and Manny Souvannarath 6761 Burgundy St. San Diego, Ca. 92120 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 6/03/2015. /s/Lee A. Souvannarath This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/3/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015120 The name of the business: Sun Valley wholessale Florist, located at 28442 Mactan Rd, Valley Center, CA. 92082. This business is hereby registered by the following: Vince Martinez 14700 Fruitvale Rd. Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/04. /s/Vince Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/08/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-013871 The name of the business: Mariakamotors, located at 5415 Blackberry Way, Oceanside, CA. 92057, This business is hereby registered by the following: Gregg Mariaca 5415 Blackberry Way Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gregg Mariaca This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/26/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2015-00017800-CU-PTNC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner John Michael Barter filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: John Michael Barter, to Proposed name John Michael Taylor. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: July 14, 2015, 8:30a.m., Department 26.

The address of the court is: North County Division, Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated May 28, 2015. /s/William S. Dato, Judge of the Superior Court 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-013926 The name of the business: Ironclad Designs, located at 1451 Enchante Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056. This business is hereby registered by the following: Alma Kocur 1451 Enchante Way Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alma Kocur This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/26/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015090 The name of the business: MiMi Beauty Supply & Salon, located at 115 N. El Camino Real, Oceanside, CA. 92058. This business is hereby registered by the following: Patricia Shin 28039 High Vista Dr. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/1998 /s/Patricia Shin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/08/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014248 The name of the business: Cobalt Designs, located at 8385 Miramar Mall, San Diego, Ca. 92121. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michelle Walsh 338 Cobalt Drive Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michelle Walsh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/29/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014183 The name of the business: SurfRide Limousine, SurfRide Limo, located at 6212 Beadnell Way 20, San Diego, CA. 92117. This business is hereby registered by the following: SurfRide Transportations LLC 6212 Beadnell Way 20 San Diego, CA. 92117 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 8/07/2014. /s/Hazem Mohamed Saber, President, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/28/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-013723 The name of the business: Tea Lane Tea Parlor, located at 119A Main Street, Fallbrook, CA. 92028. This business is hereby registered by the following: Elaine Ruth Lasater 1858 Canyon Heights Road Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Elaine Ruth Lasater This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/22/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ELIZABETH ANN BURNS Case No. 37-2015-00019342PR-LA-CTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of ELIZABETH ANN BURNS, AKA ELIZABETH PASSEN BURNS, AKA BETTYE A BURNS Petition for Probate has been filed by ERIN ERIKA HEGEDUS in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1409 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA. 92101, Madge Bradley Bldg. Central.. The Petition for Probate requests that ERIN ERIKA HEGEDUS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The peition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal repreesentative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representattive will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petitions and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 07/14/15 Time: 11AM. Dept: PC1 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or or personal delivery to you of a notice under Section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a peson interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. In Pro Persona Erin Erika Hegedus 1610 S. Atlantic Avenue, Apt A. Cocoa Beach, FL. 32931 760.215.9309 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 & 7/9/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-013633 The name of the business: Hydrante, Ocean of Tea, located at 1824 Towhee St., San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Monica McGuiness 1824 Towhee Street San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Monica McGuiness This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 5/21/2015. 6/04, 6/11, 6/18 & 6/25/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-014904 The name of the business: More Than Haircuts, located at 1537 Grand Ave., #B, San Marcos, CA. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Mitsuo and Dara Liesberg 39899 Tanager Trail Murrieta, CA. 92562 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 3/3/89. /s/Mitsuo Liesberg This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/04/2015. 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 & 7/02/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015493 The name of the business: WJ Shafer, located at 1872 Lendee Drive, Escondido, CA. 92025. This business is hereby registered by the following: Weston Shafer 248 N. Van Ness Ave. Apt 4 Los Angeles, CA. 90004 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Weston J. Shafer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/11/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16 /2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015460 The name of the business: Cali Aggression, located at 2907 S. Santa Fe Ave., #48, San Marcos, CA. 92069. This business is hereby registered by the following: Michael L. Rosemund 2907 S. Santa Fe Ave. #48 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael L. Rosemund This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/10/2015. 6/18, 6/25, 7/02 & 7/09/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016176 The name of the business: Mamas BBQ, located at 532 12th Street, Imperial Beach, CA. 91932. This business is hereby registered by the following: Jennifer Loffredo 532 12th Street Imperial Beach, CA. 91932 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jennifer Loffredo This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016205 The name of the business: Kbach Associates Insurance Services, located at 5973 Avenida Encinas #200, Carlsbad, CA. 92008. This business is hereby registered by the following: Ascendant Fiduciary Consulting, LLC 5973 Avenida Encinas #200 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 6/01/15. /s/Terry Kaltenbach, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016199 The name of the business: Zacatecas Produce, Zacatecas Produce, Inc., located at 1991 Don Lee Place, Escndido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Zacatecas Produce Inc. 1991 Don Lee Place Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Alfredo Castro, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/18/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-015274 The name of the business: Lora at the Keyboard, located at 1195 La Moree Rd., #63, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. This business is hereby registered by the following: Lora Clark 1195 La Moree Rd. #63 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/1/2003. /s/Lora Clark This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/09/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2015-016364 The name of the business: Shipshape Travel, located at 2023 Jenna Place, Escondido, CA. 92029. This business is hereby registered by the following: Cynthia Katz 2023 Jenna Place Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cynthia Katz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 6/22/2015. 6/25, 7/02, 7/09 & 7/16/2015

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Escondido, CA—In a 2002 issue of Neurosurgical Focus, a peerreviewed article was published by a Dr. Michael D. Martin, MD et al. in which the third sentence states: “The disc itself is active tissue that contains significant mechanisms for self-repair.” That article was published by a neurosurgeon and written directly for neurosurgeons.

“The Disc Itself Is Active Tissue...”

So what does that really mean to us? It tells us that the disc itself does have a God-given ability to heal and repair if provided the proper mechanisms for self-healing. There is a specific mechanism inherent in each of the spinal discs called the “pump mechanism of disc nutri-tion” (see Fig 1). When this mechanism is not working properly, the spinal discs will begin to die causing bulges, herniations, and eventually spinal stenosis.

The spinal disc is one of the very few tissues in the body that does not have a direct blood supply for circulation. The only way that the disc gets the circulation of water, oxygen and nutrients for self-repair is via this specific disc pump mechanism. What happens when you decrease cir-culation in any type of tissue, whether it be animal tissue, plant tissue or human tissue? Exactly, it begins to become weak and begins to degenerate.

Symptoms Are NOT The Problem

Now the symptoms of pain, numbness,

brown leaves are the plant’s problem? Of course not, the leaves turning brown is just a condition that is telling you that there is something wrong with the plant. The plant is unhealthy and needs water and nutrients. You could spray paint the leaves green but it just covers up the condition. The underlying problem still exists and will continue to produce brown leaves until you fix the actual problem. and tingling that most experience with bulging, herniated or degenerative discs are NOT the problem. The definition of a symptom: “something that indicates the existence of something else.” It is just like the dashboard of your car telling you that something is wrong (brake lights out, engine needs checked, overheating, etc.) Those lights that appear in your car dash are NOT the problem. You can remove the lights surgically or put a piece of duct tape over the lights but the problem will NOT be fixed...the problem is still present.

Let’s take a look at a plant for example...if the leaves on a plant begin to turn brown, would you say that the

extent of your disc damage for only $70. This examination will consist of a detailed neurological evaluation, extensive orthopedic testing, and a detailed analysis of the findings of your evaluation. He will sit down with you and go over your condition with you in complete detail. You will know exactly what is causing all your pain (or other symptoms).

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

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

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Dr. Heilman will be offering this spinal disc severity examination from now until Friday, July 3rd, 2015.

Call 760-480-4480 to make an appointment to determine if your spinal discs can be treated.

NOTE: Dr. Heilman’s Spine and Neuropathy Care Center is located at 700 W. El Norte Pkwy in Escondido immediately East of Interstate 15 at the intersection of Seven Oaks.

The Paper - June 25, 2015  
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