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Volume 43- No. 19

May 10, 2012

by lyle e davis For a long time I have thought that a neat idea would be to plop oneself down in a police station, go through the case files, interview the police officers involved and write stories about law enforcement. I don’t need to do that. George Nuttall has done it. George is a retired California Highway Patrol Captain, retiring in 1983. Since that time, he has been busy chronicling his 30 plus years in law enforcement work. It makes for a rollicking romp through law enforcement, starting with the San Diego Police Department, then continuing on with his CHP career. Lots of humor, lots of camaraderie, some tragic moments, some broken hearts, a few tears . . . but some enjoyable read. As I read through George’s book, “Cops, Crooks and other Crazies,” I recalled stories cop pals of mine had told me about ‘the early years.’ Thirty, forty or more years ago, Escondido cops did not have the tight rules and regulations they do today. It was typical to break in a ‘rookie’ by sending a radio call at 2 or 3am about a large man near the corner of Juniper and what is today known as E. Valley Parkway, with a large object in his hands, possibly a weapon. Blue pants, white shirt. Suspicious character. The poor rookie would drive up and down in his patrol car anxiously looking for this suspicious character . . . while the other on duty cops had a good laugh at his expense. The rookie, worried whether or not he would pass his probationary period, was more The Paper - 760.747.7119


and more frustrated because if he couldn’t find this suspicious character after such a vivid description and repeated radio calls . . . well, would he survive his probation period. The tall suspicious person was the Joor Muffler Man, a tall statue about 40’ high, and a landmark in Escondido for years . . . and it’s still standing. Similar exploits were pulled

in the San Diego Police Department back when George Nuttall became a rookie police officer. It wasn’t all fun and games, though. He learned some good law enforcement and investigative techniques. He met and knew some great cops who became life long friends. He also met cops that should never have been hired as cops. Incompetents and even worse. Some were

out and out thieves. George Nuttall does not have a great deal of love for the San Diego Police Department back in ‘the early days.’ Lots of terrible mismanagement, political favoritism, bribery, corrupt cops, an ‘old boy network,’ and less than fair treatment for good cops . . . often with outrageous violation of the rights of hard working cops to retain their jobs by being conscientious enforcers

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Page 2 - May 10, 2012 ‘Cops and Crooks’ Cont. from Page 1 of the law. Some, if they didn’t ‘look the other way’ when they were told to do so by higher-ups . . . would soon find themselves no longer a member of the San Diego Police Department. Nuttall survived his probationary period with high marks, was well liked by his fellow officers . . . and managed to avoid any disciplinary problems from sometimes dictatorial Police Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, and/or Police Commissioners. After two years, two months and two weeks, however, he’d had enough. His application to become a member of the California Highway Patrol was accepted and he embarked on his lifelong dream of becoming a “Prince of the Highways.” Going back to his original entry into law enforcement, we tag along with Nuttall as he learns the ropes . . . learns to identify the good cops from the bad cops, learns how to enforce the law fairly, and

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle

This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Car Keys Several days ago as I left a meeting at a hotel; I desperately gave myself a personal TSA pat down. I was looking for my keys. They were not in my pockets. A quick search in the meeting room revealed nothing. Suddenly I realized I must have left them in the car. Frantically, I headed for the parking lot. My wife has scolded me many times for leaving the keys in the ignition. My theory is the ignition is the best place not to lose them. Her theory is that the car will be stolen. As I burst through

to just become ‘a good cop.’ During his two plus years with the San Diego Police Department he saw lots of things he was proud of, lots of good officers . . . but he also saw bad cops. At that time, WWII had drained the manpower pools and they had not yet built up. The department was desperate for manpower so they’d hire most anyone. No great physical requirement, no agility tests, very little in schooling requirements. Once on the department there was no overtime, pay wasn’t the best, so the temptation to earn a couple extra bucks was often tempting to some cops. There was, for example, a major problem with corruption at the Board of Equalization. Shakedowns of bars and liquor stores were common, with bribes going to mysterious guys with fedorah hats and overcoats, standing in darkened doorways, to receive envelopes with old bills. Upon receipt of the money, flimsy charges against these bars and liquor stores mysteriously disappeared. They had been ‘taken care of’ the door, I came to a terrifying conclusion. Her theory was right. parking lot was empty.


I immediately called the police. I gave them my location, confessed that I had left my keys in the car, and that it had been stolen. Then I made the most difficult call of all, "Honey," I stammered; I always call her "honey" in times like these. "I left my keys in the car, and it has been stolen." There was a period of silence. I thought the call had been dropped, but then I heard her voice. "Idiot", she barked, "I dropped you off!" Now it was my time to be silent. Embarrassed, I said, "Well, come and get me."

by the Board of Equalization. Cops, the Mafia, and corrupt officials who were within the Board of Equalization, all were eventually rooted out and the Board of Equalization initiated reforms so these abuses could no longer continue.

could not work with “Red” any longer. The Sergeant had received a number of other complaints from other officers who did not want to work with Red either. Nuttall’s re-assignment to another partner was approved.

George had to walk beats, as well as patrol beats. Walking a beat for eight hours was a tiring job . . . but it let you ‘know’ the street and its people. You learned friend from foe . . . you learned how you could help, as well as enforce the law. You learned that sometimes a pat on the back and a friendly smile was a cop’s best enforcement tool. Slapping someone into jail just for the hell of it was not only inefficient, it was often unfair.

Red was eventually fired, then became a bartender and drunk himself to death, dying at age 42.

Nuttall learned by observing and practicing. One officer, Red Younger, Nuttall felt was nothing but a street thug with a badge. He watched him steal things, drink when he was on duty, steal money from prisoners. Eventually, Nuttall went to his Sergeant and asked to be reassigned to another officer. He simply walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways...yadda, yadda, yadda And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that I'm over the ripe old age of fifty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it! 1) I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

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2) There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ass!

She retorted, "I will, as soon as I convince this policeman I have not stolen your car." Yep, it's the golden years.

Another of Nuttall’s partners was such a trusted cop that the then-Attorney General, Pat Brown (later Governor) requested him on a special assignment probing the Mafia and its San Diego connections. Brown’s office bypassed the Command Element of the San Diego Police Department as they suspected, rightly so, that someon ‘high up’ in the department, notably the Sergeant in charge of the Vice Squad, was on the take and was a snitch. Nuttall’s partner, Gary Gray, successfully gathered infor‘Cops and Crooks’ Cont. on Page 3 Nowhere was safe! 4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! 5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car or those great 8 track players. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig? 6) We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it! 7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH ! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

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‘Cops and Crooks’ Cont. from Page 2 mation that was used to prosecute the Mafia biggies and draw their corrupt influence down to the low, low levels. After six months, the Grand Jury returned indictments against Frank “Bompo” Bompensiero and other Mafia figures. The arrests and the resulting scandal resulted in a complete reforming of the ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) enforcement unit. Nuttall was grateful to a 25 year veteran, Sergeant George Mason, who had taken him under his wing, told him he’d be assigned to a number of different officers as partners. All officers, he said, had good habits . . . and maybe some bad ones. Adopt the good ones, disregard the bad ones. It was good advice. During his two years plus service with San Diego PD, Nuttall had his share of painful duties. One, a military veteran, a medic who had seen wounded and maimed service men, could not get the trauma out of his mind. He wound up hanging himself in a somewhat anticipated suicide. The man’s wife and daughter saw the resuls of the suicide. That was tough to take, particularly taking care of the young girl. He was also involved in a major shootout in Linda Vista in which seven persons were shot, including two police officers. Fortunately, none were fatally shot and the perpetrator was then arrested without further incident. His utter disdain for incompetence is displayed in his story about ‘the dunce.’ A fellow officer who was assigned as his partner. “The Dunce” was a five year veteran but was a compulsive gambler and had a bit of a drinking problem as well. He would start every shift by visiting his bartender/informant at a local ‘swingers bar,’ then return to the police car trying to conceal his alcoholic breath with breath mints and cigarettes. He was not interesting in doing any hard police work. He just wanted to put in his time. He drove the main artery streets, never the side streets (where crimes were more likely to be com-

mitted). He lacked good judgment and was not particularly observant; never more observant than when he asked “where’s the dead body?” and was told, “you’re standing on it.” Sure enough, someone had put a white bed sheet over the body and ‘the Dunce’ had walked right on top of the corpse. Eventually, ‘the Dunce’ wound up writing bad checks to cover his gambling losses and wound up in San Quentin . . . never a pleasant place for former cops to visit, let alone live. Nuttall does not hold a whole lot of love and admiration for the San Diego Police Department, in spite of the many friends he met on the force. Most often, that disdain was as a result of corrupt and inefficient management. They had arranged, for example, to order heavy ticket writing . . . because the PD got to keep 50% of the fine revenue. As a consequence, cops were urged to write tickets for anything they could. This rankled Nuttall. He believe in enforcing the law but common sense had to be applied as well. If you didn’t write enough tickets, you were subject to departmental discipline, real or implied. Overt and covert. Finally, Nuttall was assigned the job he had coveted. He became a motorcycle officer. He enjoyed this for as long as he could, but he knew his days on the San Diego Police Department were numbered. He had been accepted by the California Highway Patrol and would soon leave SDPD and begin a 30+ year career with his beloved California Highway Patrol. He was to become one of the “Princes of the Highways!” Nuttall’s accounts of his 30+ years with the California Highway Patrol is both interesting, fascinating and, sometimes, troubling. His days at the California Highway Patrol Academy were productive, interesting, challenging, and stayed with him for many years as he would return again and again as an instructor, an administrator, an advanced student, and for refresher courses. The one area he disagreed

with while a cadet, and still does, is the use of “High Stress Training” as practiced by the Los Angeles Police Department. This ‘high stress’ training was comparable to Marine Boot Camp and, he felt, was less productive than working cadets into proper physical and mental shape gradually, rather than total immersion training. His argument is supported by a thesis written by a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Captain, Edgar Oglesby. His thesis can be found at the USC Doheny Library, listed as ‘65035- Oglesby, Edgar Wixon. The effect of police academy training on the social attitude of police recrutes Decembe 1974, v. 138 leaves; 8cm.’ Basically, the thesis states, and statistically proves, that cadets and military members who are introduced gradually to physical and mental challenges do much better on retention of training, on social interaction, than those who were ‘force fed’ their training. To date, that philosophy has not been adopted by the CHP Academy. One disturbing element I found throughout Nuttall’s book was the fact that police agencies statewide, whether city, county, or state police, had plenty of malcontents and/or incompetent members of the force; there were also political ramifications as to who got promoted and who didn’t. While Nuttall had a number of superior fellow officers at both the level of the San Diego Police Department as well as the California Highway Patrol, he also found malcontents and incompetents in all agencies, including the Sheriff’s Department and the FBI. He names names and places and the actions or inactions that were or were not taken some of which resulted in the needless loss of life of law enforcement officers. He attained his life long dream of becoming a motorcycle officer but, with time and experience, he was promoted to Sergeant, then Lieutenant and, finally, to Captain.

Though he loves motorcycles and the career he had with them, he now recommends that the CHP and other law enforcement agencies remove them from their vehicle fleet, replacing them with automobiles. Why? He statistically demonstrates how there are more officers injured or killed on motorcycles than in standard automobiles and that, with the cost of acquisiton and maintenance, it is actually less expensive and more efficient to utilze regular autombiles. Nuttall acquired a skill in recognizing statistical trends, analyzing them and making recommendations which, when adopted, would end up saving the CHP in excess of $1 million. While he could well have collected 10% of the savings based on a plan that has always been in place at the state level for money saving ideas, he never once claimed the fees. He felt it was part of his job and was more important to him to see that effective changes were implemented. Later, when the changes were implemented and he computed the fees he could have earned, he shrugged his shoulders and moved on to other tasks. He was also adept at reorganizing departments and making them more efficient. He bridled at some of the promotions he saw being made because of politics . . . officers being promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain based on their political ‘pull’ rather than their qualifications. He also bristles at the idea of “college degrees” being considered as of prime importance in advance offices to command level. He has seen way too many officers promoted to command level that had little or no street experience . . . only “theoretical” expertise in the most effective way to enforce the law. He learned, however, to bide his time and to be something of a diplomat. More than once he had to hold his tongue when he saw some‘Cops and Crooks’ Cont. on Page 5

Page 4 - May 10, 2012 Community Notification of High Risk Sex Offender The City of Carlsbad Police Department, in conjunction with the Regional Office of the Department of Justice/Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Task Force announces the presence of a high-risk sex offender in the southern area of Carlsbad. Mark William PLISKA, 58 years old, is a convicted sex offender.

Local News and Lascivious Acts with a Child Under 14 years of age. PLISKA is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. He is currently in compliance with his probation. He is subject to sex offender registration requirements and is currently in compliance. He is registered as “Transient” status. The purpose of this release is to inform the public of the presence of a high-risk sex offenders living in their community. This information is being provided for citizen safety in accordance with Penal Code Section 290 and the San Diego County Sex Offender Management Committee protocol. Carlsbad Police Has Major Take Down of Gang Members

PLISKA has recently moved to the southern area of Carlsbad and is currently registered as a transient in Carlsbad. PLISKA has been convicted of multiple counts of Lewd

Since October 2011, the Carlsbad Police Department investigations unit has been investigating several gang related felony assaults, shootings, and commercial burglaries that have occurred within the downtown area of Carlsbad. As a result of this comprehensive investigation, instead of asking a question. After about three minutes, Sam interrupted him and asked him if he had a question. A verbal argument ensued . . . the audience member felt he had a right to complete his statement (I agree with him); Sam said he was there to respond to questions and wanted to spread the opportunity for questions around. Several other audience members responded negatively . . . "It's Mayor Sam, not King Sam!" Sam responded . . . "This is MY meeting. I have to be able to control it."

Man About Town

We attended Mayor Sam’s “Town Hall Meeting (Mayor Sam Abed, of Escondido). I thought Sam made a very good, professional presentation. Lots of graphs, charts, data, etc. . Unfortunately, Sam lost his temper about 80% of the way through his presentation. One member of the audience sought to read a statement

No, Sam. You called a Town Hall Meeting where people were invited to share their thoughts, ideas AND questions. This was not a City Council Meeting . . . it was supposed, by your own definition, to be a meeting to discuss ideas and exchange viewpoints. Had Sam simply let the man complete his prepared statement and asked his question, the matter would have blown over and, most likely, Sam would have had a generally positive Town Hall Meeting presentation. But Sam, losing

on May 8th, the Carlsbad Police Department served a total of 7 search warrants at the residences of identified gang members. The Carlsbad Police SWAT team was utilized to perform the service of two of the search warrants. The remaining five search warrants were served by Carlsbad Police personnel with the assistance of the North County Gang Task Force, Narcotics Task Force, San Diego County Probation Department, California State Parole, and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The search warrants were conducted at residences at the following locations: 1) 600 block Magnolia Avenue, Carlsbad (2 search warrants) 2) 3400 block Harding Street, Carlsbad 3) 3500 block Madison Street, Carlsbad 4) 3100 block Madison Street, Carlsbad 5) 3400 block Monroe Street, Carlsbad 6) 4000 block Vista Calaveras, Oceanside During this investigation, five gang members were arrested. Matthew Guaduarrama was his temper, hurt the chance he had to maintain a positive image of the Town Hall Meeting. I do applaud Sam for holding Town Hall Meetings . . . but he needs to be a bit more flexible in tolerating what he sees as 'interruptions' in the flow, in the dialogue. Just moments prior, for example, Sam had spent a good 15 minutes responding to another gentleman who had asked a question dealing with the accounting of, and comparison, of financial figures with other cities. Clay Phillips, the City Manager, also addressed the issues and spoke rather well. He, as much or more than Sam, has been under fire recently for having granted $200,000+ in raises to department heads, bypassing rank and file members of staff, as well as the library closing issue. This issue, probably more than any other, is what led to the firestorm of protest which necessitated a Town

arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon (2 counts), Commercial Burglary, Dissuade Witness, Conspiracy (3 counts), Participate in Street Gang, Violent Hate Crime, and Drunk in Public. Matthew Guaduarrama was booked into the Vista Detention Facility. Abraham Perez was arrested for Commercial Burglary, Conspiracy, Participate in Street Gang. Abraham Perez was booked into the Vista Detention Facility. Three Hispanic male juveniles were arrested and booked into Juvenile Hall for various aforementioned crimes. One Hispanic male adult was arrested by ICE for an immigration violation. Seau Paddle Out Ceremony Results in Two Injuries Hundreds of people gathered to paddle surfboards, kayaks and other vehicles into the ocean near Junior Seau's ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 10 Hall Meeting. It was also a shame that staff had done such an excellent job of preparing charts, slides, . . . and then the sound system was terrible. I could barely hear Mayor Sam. The traveling microphone, used for speakers in the audience, worked fine . . . but Sam’s was barely audible. I thought at first it was my hearing aids but in checking with others, they, too had difficulty hearing. Oh . . . and I thought Sam looked great. Fantastic suit and sport shirt combination. Looked like Beau Brummel - looked very "Mayor-like." ••••• Doess anyone else who lives on computers get fed up with the constant barrage of the phony “Cox Emails,” and “Cox Alerts?” For the uninitiated, these are scam artists at work, trying to persuade you that they really are Cox Communications and they want to relieve you of your identity, including your com‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 7

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thing just plain dumb being done, or watched unqualified persons running a command office. Particularly rankling was seeing people appointed to senior governmental or commission positions . . . who had never had any street experience. “That’s where you learn police work,” he says. “On the streets. Not in some university classroom.” Through it all, he plodded along, being a good CHP officer who had good ideas and tactfully presented them to the powers-that-be. In time, many of his ideas were adopted, but not all. To this day, he urges CHP and other law enforcment agencies to adopt the Koga Baton and Physical Method of Arrest, replacing the long taught and less effective technique being taught by the FBI. Bob Koga, who developed the technique and who has since retired from the Los Angeles Low back pain can be a crippling experience. You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. And you may not be able to remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep. Life cannot be enjoyed to its fullest if you are suffering with low back pain or sciatica . . . that just will not go away! Do You Have any of the Following Conditions? • Sciatica • Lower Back Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Degenerative disc disease • Herniated or Bulging Discs • Facet Syndrome • Failed Back Surgery Fortunately, if you are suffering from any of these problems, your pain may be relieved or eliminated by non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Far too many medical doctors believe your options are limited to bed rest, pain pills, exercises, steroid injections, and surgery. They are wrong! That’s because

Police Department, now lives in North County, residing in Fallbrook. While Nuttall saw some of his ideas adopted, but not all, it came to the attention of the higher-ups that this CHP officer had something on the ball. Not only was he a good officer but he was a thinker, a doer, and an efficient organizers. In time, in spite of the political appointments sometimes made ahead of him, he was promoted to Sergeant . . . then Lieutenant . . . and, finally, Captain. These promotions didn’t come overnight and they didn’t come because of political muscle. They came because this guy was good at what he did. His investigative technique was top notch, his reports thorough, and well documented, all based on factual evidence. These talents were to stand him in good stead in his law enforcement career and even beyond, to the point after he retired from the CHP ‘Cops and Crooks’ Cont. on Page 10

given to the city's top staff. Trotting out all the charts and reports one could imagine, Abed used a Wednesday evening town hall meeting to say the recent raises were "justified."

Commentary Editor’s Note: This week we step aside and publish an editorial from our friends at The North County Times. We could not have said it any better and we totally agree with their position. A Buyer's Market Just when sanity appeared to be making headway in the philosophical battle over how we compensate public employees, an irrational fear of losing staff to other jurisdictions is again holding sway. Escondido Mayor Sam Abed has gone on the offensive this (last) week as he attempts to defend indefensible raises

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Whether something is "justified" or not is pretty subjective ---- particularly in the fuzzy world of politics. The point the mayor is missing is that the raises (which came after the rank and file accepted pay cuts) were provably unnecessary. Riverside County recently filled its vacant CEO position for the same pay the previous CEO had complained was too little. More than 100 people applied. In San Marcos, the new city manager is actually getting less than his predecessor. Some 50 applicants wanted that job at that pay. Clearly, it's a buyer's market. So the notion being put forth in Escondido that the city had no choice but to give raises or ‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 13

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Social Butterfly

Page 6 - May 10, 2012 Burrows (right) presented a check to Mikaela in the amount of $1,000. The daughter of Michael and Jenny Ihm, Mikaela plans to attend UCLA in the fall.

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Oceanside's San Luis Rey Rotary Club members did foliage cleanup for North County Lifeline in Oceanside, as part of Rotary's annual international work day program. Shown l-r are Bob Schroeder, Dr. Mike Kastrup, and Jodi Coe. Photo by Tom Morrow

Show, and magic will be provided by Arimaw Productions. Attendees will have a chance to preview more than 20 different half-day specialty camps for children from the ages of 5 to 14. Hands-on activities and demos will include crafts, magic, science, and more. Examples of camps to be offered this summer include Drama, Clone Wars, Cheers & Gymnastics, Science in the Kitchen, Inside the Art Museum, Musicstar Rock Academy, Robots, Rockets and Flight, and more. Most camps are one week long and last for 2 to 3 hours each day. For a detailed list of summer enrichment camps, pricing and registration, go to

San Marcos Presents Summer Enrichment Camp Preview Fair Escondido Republican Women, Federated, selected Mikaela Ihm (center), a senior at San Marcos' Mission Hills High School, as the winner of their 2012 Charlotte Mousel Scholarship. At the April luncheon, co-president Barbara Fowler (left) and scholarship chair Ardie

The City of San Marcos will be presenting a free Summer Enrichment Camp Preview Fair at The Wood House in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Rd., on Friday, May 18, from 4-6:30pm. Free entertainment includes the Icky, Yucky, Gross Bug Show, a Bubble

The Doctor is In! main purpose be inproving their patient’s health). The patient didn’t have a large budget at the time but she did have dental insurance. After her initial x-rays and cleaning were completed, the dentist san marcos dental center 760.734.4311 came in to examine her and discuss the treatment necessary. It was a thorough “presentation,” very San Marcos Dental Center “polished” BUT… there was an Dr. Gregory Hurt, DDS urgency about it that didn’t quite “feel right” to her. She was For a Good Dentist-Patient informed that if she didn’t have Relationship her gums treated “right away’ that Communication is the Key she could get diabetes or die from A dental colleague of mine related a heart attack as early as “today or the following story to me during a tomorrow” and that she “must recent implant seminar we were begin treatment as soon as possible” and “make a payment… TODAY!” both attending. A new patient on She had most of her questions whom he had just begun treat- answered although as the “presenment, started with another office tation” continued the phrase “This that concentrates on esthetic den- is what needs to be done,” became tistry. The other office performs more and more frequent. When period-scaling, laser decontamina- she finally asked for a copy of her tion and gum surgery, cosmetic records for a second opinion, the crowns, implants and adult ortho- dentist and office staff seemed a litdontics. It’s also an office that’s tle upset! been trained in and follows a wellknown dental consulting group’s When she arrived at my friend’s guide to increasing the doctor’s office, my colleague’s staff seated financial success as its primary her in an operatory introduced goal (as opposed to having their himself. He first asked her what

Kaye Van Nevel named Soroptimist of the Year in Vista Kaye Van Nevel was named Vista Club's 2012 “Soroptimist of the Year” at the club’s meeting recently. The award recogher concerns were about her oral condition. The patient advised him that she had dental insurance, was on a limited budget, and needed her basic necessities addressed. He re-examined her and assured her that he could produce results that would improve her oral and overall health in a very esthetic way … and that it could be done at a more convenient pace for her budget. Although their conversation was much shorter she could tell within a few minutes that she wanted him for “her doctor”… because caring for her health was his first priority! As the appointment finished he did warn her of the dangers her gum disease could pose for her overall health, including the potential for diabetes and heart problems, but did so without scaring her into thinking that she would drop dead before tomorrow. As she left she even applied for and was approved for financial credit. She had come to recognize that she needed to extend her budget to remedy a couple oral issues that weren’t anticipated and shouldn’t be put off, and felt comfortable do so without pressure from the dental staff demanding

nizes a member “who has gone above and beyond the Club’s obligations, providing outstanding service throughout the year,” said

Club President Cherie Wilson. “For the past five years,” said Wilson, “Kaye has led our club’s Human Rights/Advancement of the Status of Women mission through our Stop Trafficking Program. With the help of other dedicated members, she spearheaded the formation of the AntiHuman Trafficking Collaborative; members just completed the fifth successful Human Trafficking Awareness Walk; and a Speakers’ Bureau has been formed to bring awareness and education about this topic throughout the region. Kaye is the club’s main representative to

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puter password, date of birth, all kinds of data that they can then mine, and either sell or otherwise pass themselves off as you and get new identity cards . . . and maybe ruin your credit.

attend activities related to human trafficking in San Diego County. In addition, she wrote and received grants for this initiative from the County and the Optimist Club. Kaye is committed to the Soroptimist mission and the club’s vision and she volunteers for anything that will move forward our club’s work,” Wilson said. For more info, see http://blog.soroptimistvista.or g/member-news/.

You call the real Cox Communications and they can’t be bothered. First, you go through an endless series of voice mails before you get a real, live, human being . . . and then your complaint is totally ignored. Call your local police department and they decline to do anything because “no crime has yet been committed.” Life does get frustrating, doesn’t it? It’s clear from some of the phony Cox emails that they were probably composed in either Russia or some Slavic country. “We are shorting down your account for inactivity unless you give us the following information.” Well! I can’t remember ever being “shorted down.” I think there is, or should be, a special place in Hell for these computer scam artists. Scott and Kenny Davis, the eldest and youngest sons of the Man ABout Town, were devastated by the news of Junior Seau’s suicide. Both had known Seau quite well. Scott had been to Seau’s home, played catch with his kids, would tease and joke with him; Kenny had gone surfing with Seau a number of times, as well as playing volleyball with him. Both reported Seau was just a fine, fine young man and great fun to be around. All of our hearts were broken when we watched the terrible grief of Seau’s mom as she faced reporters and sobbed her heart out. I, personally, never knew Seau. Never met him. But I felt I knew him . . . . if for no other reason, seeing the immense amount of grief poor Ms. Seau displayed during that shattering discussion with members of the press and her neighbors. Sad, sad, story.

Meeting/Events Calendar Bill Williams to Show Uganda Slide Show - On March 15, The Paper's cover story was "Finding the African Silverback Gorillas. . ." in Uganda. Bill Williams had recently returned from a trip to Uganda at that time and has been showing his slide show to various organizations in the community. The next showing will be on Tuesday, May 15, at 6:30pm, in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library, 239 So. Kalmia, Escondido. Living Legacy Video Being Made of Seniors Who Served in Military - In honor of Memorial Day, the San Marcos Senior Center and Living Legacy Movies have joined together to compile a short set of clips of seniors who have served in the military. The video will then be presented to the Center to be shown at their Memorial Day party. If you are interested, or know of a senior to interview, call the Senior Center and speak to Georganne at 760.744.5535, Ext. 3602. San Marcos Senior Center has space available if you are looking for a meeting place for your special interest group, such as chess, a book club, or model airplane building. The Center has space available M-F in the afternoons, for a nominal fee. Call Georganne at 760.744.5535 to check for availability. Also, Oasis classes are now being offered at the Center, 111 W. Richmar Ave., San Marcos. Register for classes by phone, online, or walk-in. Call 760.796-6020, online at or walk-in, 210 E. Park Ave., Room 6, Escondido. Classes are Ready Set...Get Organized; materials fee, $2 cash only; Thursdays, May 10 and 24, from 1-3pm. Class fee is $7. Jewelry Design...The Basics; Wednesday, May 16, 1-3pm; jewelry making kit for necklace and earrings offered for $15, cash only. Class fee is $10. Money Management: A Woman's Perspective; Thursday, May 31, 1-3pm; Class fee $5. S.M. Rotary Programs for May - The Rotary Club of San Marcos meets Thursdays from 12noon to 1:30pm at Lake San Marcos Country Club. Guests are always welcome and cost for lunch is $15. Weekly meetings include speakers on a variety of topics, fun and fellowship. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders. May speakers are: May 10- Assistant Principal Gary DeBora-Profound Direction in School Culture @ San Elijo Middle School. May 17- President/CEO of Customer Service Advantage, IncTechniques to Produce Amazing Results. May 24- Bill Uhland Ethics Award Presentations- Honorees- Individual: Irma Cota, NCHS & Business: Jeff Ritchie, EDCO. May 31- Rotary Club of El Cajon Past President Larry McKimGripping Tales of a First Responder during Hurricane Katrina. Info, visit or contact President Linda Strand at 760.505.9436 or "Kids in the Garden" Class, May 12, from 10am to 12noon, at Alta Vista Gardens. A session of Nature Planting, a Treasure Hunt and hike with Farmer Jones. Fee is $5/per child, per session, and accompanied adults are free. Fees are

donated to development of Alta Vista Children's Garden. A year of Kids in the Garden classes are free with Alta Vista Gardens family membership. Class fee includes free use of new Children's Music Garden and 15 acres of Botanical Garden, sculptures, paths and sweeping views. Call Farmer Jones to reserve, at 760.822.6824, or email f a r me r j on es@ a l t a v i st a g ar d e n s. or g . Located inside Brengle Terrace Park at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive. Website: Hearing Loss Association (HLA) Meeting is Saturday, May 12 - The meeting starts at 10am, until 12noon, at the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium. The program will be Toni Barrient who will tell about her many years working for HLAA National, and about the CaptionCall phone where it will be on display to try it. There will be a 50/50 drawing, and social time with coffee and cookies. Parking is free. Visitors at the March meeting were Betty Falc from Escondido, and Holly Borders from Valley Center. There is no meeting in June. The July 14th program will feature Camille Jenkins and her four-legged hearing aid, Ricco. Camille is a Hearing Dog Recipient/Volunteer with The Sam Simon Foundation who trains assistance dogs. Lake San Marcos Democratic Club meeting will take place on Saturday, May 12, with refreshments/social time at 12:30pm, and the meeting from 1-2pm, at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos. Check the website at for directions and info, or call 760.744.9233. The speaker will be Prof. Glen Brodowsky, who will talk about "China: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century." Dr. Brodowsky, a Professor of Marketing at Cal State University, San Marcos, since 1997. In 2007, he was a Fulbright Scholar teaching at National Cheng-chi University in Taiwan. Escondido Democrats To Discuss the Struggle for Women’s Rights - The Escondido Democratic Club meeting is scheduled for 10:30am to 12noon, Saturday, May 12, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 No. Broadway, Escondido. Three veteran activists, members of the club, Attorney Tracy Emblem, former Mayor Lorraine Boyce, and therapist Dorris Kingsbury will share their observations and experiences during their program "Women's Rights; A Continuing Struggle." Admission is free, and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served. Onsite parking is free. Info: Call 760.740.8595, or visit "Old Escondido" 15th Annual Mothers Day Home Tour - On Sunday, May 13, the Old Escondido Historic District is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a lineup of five distinctive historic homes built between 1885 and 1923 for their annual Mother's Day Home Tour. They will be open from 11am to 4pm. There will be refreshments in the garden of one of the homes, with linens and floral displays, cookies and pastries, and the traditional Auntie Helen's Special Recipe Lemonade. Purchase tickets in advance for $20/each at Rosemary-Duff Florist, 101 W. 2nd, Escondido History Center in Grape Day Park, or online at Children under 12 can attend at no charge with a paying adult. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available for $25 each at 537 So. Juniper Ave. Proceeds from the tour help to further the mission of the Old Escondido Historic District; to preserve, protect, and promote Escondido's oldest neighborhood. For more info, call 760.291.7206. Carlsbad and Oceanside Chambers to Host Sundowner - On Monday, May 14, these two Chambers are hosting a Sundowner at Legoland California, in Carlsbad, from 5-7pm. Cost is $10/chamber members and $25 for prospective members (must call in advance to attend); cash only. Must be 21 or older to attend. Info: Call the Chamber at 760.931.8400.

Raffle prices are needed; contact the chamber in advance to donate a raffle prize. Superior Court Judges Candidates' Forum, Vacancy Decontrol to Highlight Tri-City Tea Party Meeting - Learn about your area judges and hear arguments on the issue of vacancy decontrol, at the next Tri-City Tea party's Forum on Tuesday, May 15, from 6-7:30pm. Also hear updates from the Action Groups. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy food and beverage at Boomers Cafe, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista. Contact Tri-City Tea Party at 760.613.8628 or Cymbidium Society to meet on Wednesday, May 16, 7pm, Ecke Bldg. At the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Harry Phillips will speak about "Mounted Orchids, Fact and Fantasy." At 6:30pm, Phyllis Prestia will talk about "Orchid Pests." Free; visitors welcome. Info: Call 760.931.0502, or email Civil War Round Table Meeting, May 16 - The meeting will start at 7:30pm, at the Palisades Presbyterian Church, 6301 Birchwood St., San Diego. Author David E. Wall of Oceanside will review the experiences of his grandfather, Pvt. Edward Kiniry of the 1st Illinois Light Artillery, in the Civil War from the Battle of Shiloh through the Siege of Chattanooga. The public is welcome; meetings are free. Refreshments are served. Escondido Christian School Announces Annual Picnic fundraising event, consisting of a full day of family fun including games, rides, entertainment, food, and live and silent auctions, plus raffle prizes. The picnic will be held on Saturday, May 19, and is themed "The Heart of America's Future." Last year, due to the generosity of donors, they raised over $35,000, which funded items such as scholarships, technology, academic programs. Music programs, a drama club, sports programs and play equipment. Any products, services, or monetary donations are appreciated and should be sent in care of ECS Picnic at P.O.Box 300157, Escondido, CA 92030-0157. Partnership several are There Opportunities available, from $75 to $1750. For more information, call the school at 760.745.2071. ECS is a nonprofit grade school serving children from pre-school through 8th grade; founded in 1948, and admits students of any race, sex, or nationality. The focus is on partnering strong family values and top rated academics, with a Faith foundation to ensure that each child develops Leadership, Strength and Courage skills to enable them to flourish in today's world. Community Potluck at Nature Preserve - You are invited to a potluck gathering in the natural setting of the Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve at 2437 Hutchison St., Vista, on Saturday, May 19, from 1-3pm. Meet your neighbors from the community who share an interest in birds and animals and their natural habitats. Make new friends and learn something new about where you live. Enjoy a walk on the trails to see the restored coastal sage scrub, southern willow riparian forest, and coast live oak woodland plant communities. Info: contact Becky Wilbanks at 760.295.1548 or "Royal Treatment" is theme for San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club luncheon on Monday, May 21, at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $17 inclusive. The speaker will be Yrene Freidmann, a Pharmacist from Carlsbad, who discovered the prescription for peace and tells how our life can have "Sweet Endings." A special feature "Addicted to Chocolate" is a special display of all kinds of candies by CC's from Chocolates, Etc.

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as a Captain, back in 1983. He retired after one year and six days as a Captain. He had attained the top rank he could achieve. Why he retired after only one year, we don’t know. He was in a position of influence that could have implemented some of the ideas he had long recommended and sought. He says he retired the day after his 53rd birthday because state retirement pensions were based on age and years of service at the time of retirement. He had 29 years with the CHP, two plus years with the San Diego Police Department. Perhaps that was enough. Before retiring, however, he had several particularly outstanding memories. First, on March 1, 1983, he directed the motorcade of cars and limousines carrying The Queen of England and staff, and President Ronald Reagan, Nancy, and their respective staffs. He coordinated the network of law enforcement agencies assigned to this task, including Secret Service, CHP, LA Sheriff’s Department, and members of the San Diego Police Department. He also had established a close friendship with President Ronald Reagan and the Secret Service Staff that protected Rancho Del Cielo, Reagan’s ranch near Santa Barbara. Since retiring from law enforcement he has continued to push for Law Enforcement Reform. He has also devoted much of his retirment years to a personal mission: that of proving the case about D. B. Cooper, the hijacker who, on November 24, 1971, bought a one-way ticket to Seattle at the Portalnd International Airport. He gave his name as Dan Cooper and was booked on a flight that left at 3:10pm. He has profiled D. B. Cooper as a former Green Beret and a compulsive gambler over his head in debt to the Las Vegas Mafia loan sharks who had given him his final warning:

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Peeps is Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 4 year old, 12 pound, brown Tabby cat with a bright white chest that runs up into his face and whiskers. He can be shy at first, but pretty soon he'll be giving you soft head-butts to remind you it's time to pet the kitty. Peeps will also knead your lap. In the cattery we call that "Making Muffins." He arrived at RCHS around Easter. He's named after the Easter candies ... because he's so sweet. The adoption fee for Peeps is $125. That includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. Rancho Coastal Humane Society is at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours: 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-7536413.

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entry and stairwell.

His profile of Cooper was based on his knowledge of the Mafia loan sharks, their sadistic and deadly methods of dealing with welshers, and the fact that Las Vegas was still controlled by the Mafia at that time.

Nuttall’s research proves, he feels, that Cooper did not survive the jump. That he would have frozen in the subzero temperatures present at the altitude of his jump, and that his remains are on an island known as Government Island. He is furious that federal agencies have no computer track of his aircraft, thus being more accurate in determining where he jumped; that the feds have not been responsive to his written requests for information . . . and he is convinced there is a conspiracy, pushed initially by J. Edgar Hoover, the late dictatorial FBI director who Nuttall says was being blackmailed because of his homosexuality and his gambling debts.

During the investigation, a news reporter at a Portland Police station overheard a reference to “D. B. Cooper” and put it out over the news wires; thus Dan Cooper became D. B. Cooper for all time. Upon departure from Portland, Cooper passed a note to the flight attendants and flight crew demanding $200,000 cash, a backpack and four parachues and demanded the plane NOT land at Seattle’s SEATAC Airport until the money and parachutes were ready and could be given to him without delay. At 8:13 pm, Cooper jumped from the rear stairwell of the Boeing 727, the only aircraft at the time that had a rear

His book, “Cops, Crooks and other Crazies,” as well as “D.B. Cooper Case Exposed” can be purchased at and and through New Century Press, in Chula Vista (619.476.7400) or Mr. Nuttall personally at 949.770.6076..

Simone is 2-year-old spayed female shorthair mix, ID 57764. Simone is an active, spirited young girl who loves to play. She especially enjoys her kitty ball toy. But she also likes to settle down for pets and love from her people friends. She loves affection so much that she would prefer not to share with another cat; for that reason shelter staff suggests she is the only feline in her new home. Simone is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes her spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. ‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 house at 604 S. The Strand about noon Sunday to honor the famed linebacker. Seau, a former San Diego Chargers player who made the NFL's All-Pro starters list for 12 years, was found Wednesday morning at his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities ruled his death a suicide. A woman in her 50s was rescued Sunday after she paddled into the water off for the tribute to the football great, an Oceanside fire official said. A lifeguard who was patrolling around the hundreds of surfers at the memorial saw the woman suddenly begin floating face-down about 12:10 p.m., an official with Oceanside Fire Department said. Lifeguards brought her to shore, where they began lifesaving efforts. The woman was taken to a hospital in serious condition. ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 13

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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

Second Public Hearing on Charter City

San Marcos to be featured in Strong Cities, Strong State campaign

The Escondido City Council will hold the second public hearing on the proposed Charter City ballot measure on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at the 6:00 p.m. City Council meeting. A copy of the draft charter may be found on the City’s website at es/1/media/PDFs/CC_Proposal.PD F As part of the public hearing, the City Council requested that staff evaluate and bring back alternative forms of electing the mayor and city council for possible inclusion in the City Charter. Options to be reviewed include, among others, district elec-

tions, cumulative voting, run-off style elections and other options to the current at-large system of electing the Mayor and City Councilmembers. The Escondido City Council currently plans to place a charter city proposal on the November 2012 ballot to change the governing system from a general law city to a charter city. In California, there are two kinds of cities: charter cities and general law cities. Of the 477 cities in the state, 105 are chartered. Both kinds of cities have broad powers and enjoy considerable freedom in the form of government, which may be established, and the types of activities in which they may engage. The first public hearing was held on April 18, 2012.

Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Anyone who takes a trip to Downtown San Diego these days will notice an exciting addition to the city’s skyline. Our new Central Library is more than half complete, and the final structural beam was put in place in a Topping Out ceremony on April 27. I was excited to attend the Topping Out ceremony, which represented the outstanding progress that’s been made. This building is being constructed on time and on budget. The new Central Library will open its doors next summer.

22 study rooms and 400 computer stations. It’s the result of decades of work by community leaders and local volunteers, who raised the $185 million through private donations, grants and other funding, at no cost to the city’s general fund. The library’s most striking feature is its domed roof, which can already be seen rising above the East Village. This building will be a beacon for the Downtown neighborhood, as well as a resource for the entire city.

Now 57 percent complete, the library will be home to a new charter school, a 350 seat auditorium, 6 meeting rooms,

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. This upcoming Tuesday marks this solemn occasion and flags will be lowered at all City of Vista facilities in remembrance of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. On this day, people are also reminded of the need to be vigilant against all forms of crime. Did you know that thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, Vista residents can schedule vacation home security checks or have someone drop by to check on an

elderly or disabled person? The Vista Sheriff's Senior Patrol program provides this valuable service in the community. The volunteers not only enhance the safety in Vista’s neighborhoods but also improve the quality of life for home-bound seniors. Designed to draw upon the experience of senior citizens, the program is currently recruiting volunteers who are 50 years or older. Responsibilities range from administrative work, to patrolling neighborhoods, writing parking citations, and marking abandoned vehicles. To learn more about programs offered by the Senior Volunteers, or if you would like to volunteer, contact the Sherriff’s Senior Patrol office at 760.940.4434.

The City of San Marcos will be profiled next week as part of the ongoing “Strong Cities | Strong State” campaign highlighting local government success stories across California. “Strong Cities | Strong State” is a project of the League of California Cities and the California City Management Foundation (CCMF). We are excited to showcase San Marcos’ quality of life in this campaign. The city has done an incredible job balancing resources, maintaining top-notch service and providing an excellent quality of life for

our residents. The overarching goal of the “Strong Cities” campaign is to promote the innovation and experience of local officials in delivering vital services at a time when this expertise is vitally needed by state leaders struggling with fundamental issues of governance. “Strong Cities | Strong State” seeks to position cities as vital, necessary and equal partners in building a better California. The “Strong Cities | Strong State” website is the centerpiece of a campaign broadly promoting city success stories alongside profiles of the elected officials and city managers working together to build and maintain a high quality of life for California city residents. The City of San Marcos’ profile is accessible at:

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Golf with a Hero

On Tuesday, June 5, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will hold its 12th Annual Golf with a Hero event at the Marine Memorial Golf Course on Camp Pendleton. Each year this event provides an opportunity for local residents, business and civic leaders to treat our Marines and Sailors to a much deserved day of golf, including a wonderfully prepared lunch and dinner for these avid golfers. Not only will this terrific event provide a special time for the participants, but proceeds from this gathering will benefit

the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) – an organization near and dear to my heart. VANC is an association of more than 30 different veteran organizations serving over 5,000 members – and it headquarters is located here in Oceanside. So come out and get involved in something truly worthwhile. Even if you don’t play golf there are many sponsorship opportunities available. For more information be sure to contact Scott Ashton or Kristi Hawthorne at the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce at (760) 722-1534 or visit See you there!

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Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth The Computer Factory We Interrupt this Program for a Breaking News Bulletin

This week’s column was supposed to be the second of a two part series on the deterioration of customer support in high tech consumer products. We need to put that discussion aside till next week in order to address the rapidly spreading “social engineering” scam generally known as “The Microsoft Phone Scam.” There are several variations but in general it works like this. You get a call from someone claiming to be a Microsoft employee. He tells you Microsoft has reason to believe that your PC is badly infected. He offers to assist in checking out your PC in order to determine whether or not you

Neither Microsoft nor any legitimate company will “cold call” you to offer assistance with your PC. Criminals posing as representatives of legitimate companies make these calls. Their purpose is to gain access to your computer, personal data, and financial information or con you into paying them. One way or another, they plan to rob you. If you don’t hang up at once but instead co-operate with them by providing access to your PC, you’re screwed. Most folks smell a rat and hang up without allowing the scammer to access their PC but the scammers can be persistent and very persuasive.

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In addition to stealing your personal and financial data and trying to get you to wire cash, bank transfers or credit card numbers they may also ask you to return calls to telephone numbers that appear to be American area

codes, but are really linked to foreign phone numbers that will dump massive international charges on your telephone bill. Of course there are thousands of other telephone and Internet “social engineering” scams. If you want to read more, simply type “internet scams” into your search engine. I received two “get rich quick E-mail” scams while I was writing this column. One from Benin says that if I send them $105 today they will send me $10,000 a day until I get the full amount (5.1 Million dollars) they’re holding for me. If you see a “Closed till Further Notice” sign on our door next week you’ll know it worked.

Last week one of our customers brought her fathers PC in. It seems that he had fallen hook, line and sinker for the “Microsoft scam” and had already sent a considerable amount of money to India for computer protection services. He had instructed his bank to wire even more money but Western Union refused the bank’s request to process the wire. They knew the address and knew it to be a scam. The bank told him that his PC had probably been hacked and was perhaps being controlled by a criminal network (botnet).

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California’s business and tax policies continue to suppress economic development and job creation. Chief Executive Magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States Survey” released its state rankings last week. California was ranked last by 650 CEOs from across the country. The survey evaluated categories like workforce quality, tax policies, and regulations. Once again, California falls behind in every category, and it illustrates why change in Sacramento is necessary.

They brought the PC to us and sure enough it was infected. We were able to remove the “Hacker” without having to reinstall the Windows operating system. Because his PC had been compromised, we advised him to change all his passwords. As it happened, he decided to trade his old desktop in on a new notebook PC and transfer his important files from the old desktop. This did not alter the need to change all of his passwords.

ty. Demand for improvement in California is evidenced by 11 percent unemployment, a workforce in need of retraining, and the departure of numerous businesses. Competitive tax incentives led more than 250 employers to move jobs to higher ranking states in 2011. The loss of businesses and jobs and their respective tax revenues are barriers to economic recovery. I believe overregulation, whether produced by bureaucracy or the legislative bill factory, burdens employers and employees. The legislature should be focused on creating jobs and increasing economic development in the state.

California’s Business Environment Still Lagging A recent study by Chief Executive Magazine once again ranked California as the worst state in the nation to do business. Unfortunately, this is the eighth year in a row that California has earned this dubious distinction. The survey, completed by 650 business leaders, graded states based on several factors including, taxes, regulations, quality of life and the quality of the workforce. The study also pointed out that 254 companies decided to leave California for greener pastures in other states – a 26% increase over the previous year. Despite the eco-

nomic downturn, states like Florida and Texas have made economic gains because of their business friendly economic policies. In fact, business tax and regulatory reforms recently enacted in Florida have led to the creation of 140,000 private sector jobs and a 2.1% drop in unemployment. If California wants to avoid this horrible ranking next year, our Legislature needs to take steps to reduce red tape and enact comprehensive tax reform. By encouraging businesses to grow here we can reduce the unemployment rate and breathe life into our struggling economy.

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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 10 After the ceremony, Scott A. Davis, of Escondido, was taken to Scripps Hospital Emergency Room, when his wet feet slipped on rocks after emerging from the ocean. His surfboard wound up hitting him in the chest resulting in several broken ribs. He was later released, after treatment. Mr. Davis is the eldest son of lyle e davis, editor and publisher of The Paper, and was a good friend of Junior Seau. Carlsbad Street Fair Wins Great Weather Treat Downtown Carlsbad was full of people last Sunday as balmy spring weather attracted an estimated 100,000 persons, who visited some 800 booths. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce holds the street fair in the spring and a similar event in the fall, organizers said. The chamber has been hosting its street fairs for 39 years. Escondido Police Arrest Man in Stabbing Death of Ex-Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Christopher James Selena, 41, was arrested on suspicion of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's town house in the 800 block of North Fig Street and stabbing her boyfriend to death. His ex-girlfriend fled to a friend's house and called police after she woke up and saw her ex-boyfriend standing near her bloody, unconscious boyfriend, according to an Escondido Police Department statement. Selena is a documented gang member whom she had obtained a domestic-violence restraining order against ---on suspicion of murder, authorities said.. The victim, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m. Selena was arrested about 10:40 a.m. in the 1200 block of Keystone Way in Vista. Selena was named as a member of a San Marcos street gang and has been arrested on suspicion of violating restraining orders four times since 2010, and an additional

time for illegally possessing a knife, according to court documents and arrest records. June Primary Not Entirely an Open Election We've all heard that the June 5 Primary election is an open election; that is, you may vote across party lines. Well, that is not true as it applies to the offices of President of the United States and Central Committee members. The American Independent and Democratic parties are allowing registered voters who have declined to state a party preference to vote Democrat or American Independent without reregistering. The Republican Party is not allowing "decline to state" and "Independent" voters the right to vote Republican. If it is your desire to vote Republican for either of these two offices, you must be a registered Republican. The last day to register to vote in the June primary is Monday, May 21. Jeanne Bunch, retired Escondido City Clerk will be at Escondido's City Hall (City Council Chambers) from 5:30 p.m. until Midnight on May 21st to register voters. If you need to change your party affiliation, name or address, you must do so by this date. Have a Local News tip? Email it to:

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‘Commentary’ Cont. from Page 5 lose top administrators is not borne out by the facts ---- no matter what those charts say. If the rare employee or two is offered more money by a different public agency, there are ---- as proved above ----dozens of qualified people willing to take that job. Just because one auto shop might be paying its mechanics $50 an hour doesn't mean every other shop in town has to pay the same. If your $45-an-hour mechanic threatens to go to the other shop that pays more, it's an empty threat unless that higher-paying job comes open. And even then, it's going to be a competitive battle to get that job. With Escondido having shut down a library branch and cut back on other services (including pothole repairs, which are being donated to the city by a local business), it is irresponsible at best to have allowed the city manager to hand out these raises, which add up to more than $150,000 per year. The full City Council should reverse these, if at all legally possible, and put that money toward serving the residents whose taxes ultimately pay for every salary at City Hall. Agree? Or Disagree? Yo u r v i e w s a r e welcome via Letters to t h e E d i t o r . C e r t a i n l y, Escondido City officials, both elected and appointed, are welcome to respond to our comm e n t a r y. Please submit your comments to:

Letters to the Editor Hooray for Chief Maher! Lyle— I read with interest your recent article about the activist protest at City Hall seeking the firing of our fine Chief of Police. It does my heart good to learn that the supporters of Jim Maher outnumbered those who would like to see him fired. Chief Maher has been doing a great job for our community and, because of his focus, our crime rate is down in Escondido. I can’t find any reason to fault his work and we hope he’ll stay on as Chief for as long as he’d like. /s/Mary Brown Escondido, CA. A Canadian Likes The Paper Recently I was waiting for an oil change at the Mazda dealership in Escondido, Ca, and picked up a copy of The Paper. As a Canadian, I was very impressed with Lyle Davis' article about Camp Douglas. We seem to only see movies and read books about the great efforts of the union army. I am not taking sides ... I was just amazed about the story and wanted the author to know that I really enjoyed (was fascinated) with his article. When we return in the fall, perhaps we may be fortunate enough to read another article with new history that we never aware of. Thank you,

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Death Notices Sheri M. Garcia, 46, of Escondido, CA., passed away on April 29th, 2012. Ronald L. Eckert, 65, of Escondido, CA., passed away on April 24, 2012. Joseph P. Buckley, 83, of Escondido, CA., passed away on May 1, 2012. Marmon R. Doswald, 101, of La Mesa, CA., passed away on May 2, 2012. James R. Owens, 67, of Poway, CA., passed away on May 5th, 2012. Andrea Cenderelli, 41, of Escondido, CA., passed away on May 5th, 2012.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-011122 The name of the business: Shellyshack, located at 250 Neil Terrace, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Michelle Bennett 250 Neil Terrace Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 04/01/2012. /s/Michelle Bennett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/20/2012. 4/26, 5/03, 5/10 and 5/17/2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010321 The name of the business: TACMAT Outfitters, located at 310 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., Suite 107347, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Stanley R. Farwell II 637 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stanley R. Farwell II This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010303 The name of the business: Spinal Care Center, San Diego County Spinal Decompression Center, located at 700 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite 4, Encinitas, Ca. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Richard J. Horne 3001 Via da Caballo Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Richard J. Horne This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010333 The name of the business: Coastal Precision Contracting, located at 370 Chinquapin Ave #2, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Adam Burgess 370 Chinquapin Ave #2 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Adam Burgess This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/13/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010320 The name of the business: Ammar Equipment, located at 3460 Marrow Rd. #103.370, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Stanley R. Farwell II 637 Shenandoah Ave. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stanley R. Farwell II This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/12/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-008598 The name of the business: 3Rise, located at 1683 Neptune Ave., Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Cindy Villalpando 4187 Lonnie St. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 Michael Apodaca 1683 Neptune Ave. Encintas Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by A General Partnership. First day of business was July 31, 2003. /s/Cindy Villalpando This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 3/27/2012. 4/19, 4/26, 5/03 and 5/10/2012

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00051659-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner No Name Hermosillo, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: No Name Hermosillo, to Proposed name Alvino Bernadino Hermosillo. 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: June 12th, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department N3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 4/26/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 5/03, 5/10, 5/17 & 5/24/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-011632 The name of the business: Village Lindo Paseo - DBA, The Suites on Paseo, located at 5595 Lindo Paseo, San Diego, Ca. 92115, is hereby registered by the following: Dale Walker, 3567 Corte Rosado Carlsbad, Ca. 92009 Paul Denyer 3525 Del Mar Heights #751 San Diego, CA. 92130 A. Ericah Aragon 2481 Cilantro Glen Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Dale Walker, General Partner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/26/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31/2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-011748 The name of the business: Healing Connection, located at 542-A Hidden Ridge Ct., Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Gerald P. Bedard 542-A Hidden Ridge Ct. Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerald P. Benard This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/26/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012143 The name of the business: New Concepts in Human Development, NCIHD, located at 12665 Calle De Rob, Poway, Ca. 92064, is hereby registered by the following: Concepts in Human Development 12665 Calle De Rob Poway, CA. 92064 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Larry L. Heureay, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/01/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012323 The name of the business: Balina Home Decor, located at 224 North Cost Highway, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Ergun and Rainie Suel 1032 S. Ditmas St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife.. First day of business was n/a. /s/Larry L. Heureay, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/03/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-011671 The name of the business: First Choice Tree Care Services, First Choice Tree Care and Maintenance, located at 1160 Calle Emparrado, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Gerardo Cortez 1160 Calle Emparrado San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerardo Cortez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/16/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31/2012

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-009038 The name of the business: Nattiya Thai Restaurant Northern Spirits, located at 727 W. San Marcos Blvd, #115-116-117, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Nattiya LLC 934 Brian St. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 12/19/2007. /s/Nattiya Sontisup, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/02/2012. 4/05, 4/12, 4/19 & 4/26/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012249 The name of the business: North County Christian School, located at 1874 Lindsley Park Drive, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Jennifer Carroll and David Allen Sexton 1874 Lindsley Park Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jennifer Carroll Sexton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/02/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 & 5/31/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012651 The name of the business: Sweetest Buzz, located at 13350 Camino Del Sur, #9, San Diego, Ca. 92129, is hereby registered by the following: Orduno and Starr LLC 31103 Manford Dr. Winchester,CA. 92596 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Partnershp. First day of business was n/a. /s/Erik A. Orduno, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/07/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 & 5/31/2012

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