Volume 43- No. 21
May 24, 2012
by lyle e davis What do you say when you find a suitcase with almost $1 million in cash, believed to be from donors who thought they were giving to the U.S. Navy Veterans Association. Yet if you check out the owner of that suitcase you find that he lived like a pauper, stocking up on beef jerky and bumming meals at homeless shelters. Two brilliant journalists with the Tampa Bay Times, Kris Hundley and John Martin, chronicle some amazing police work. Police work is hard. Sometimes dangerous, more often just hard, plodding, tedious work . . . following one clue after another. In this case, the authorities were successful . . . but it took time. Lots of time. It paid off. Their target, when finally acquired, had a suitcase full of stolen birth certificates and credit reports, enough identities for a lifetime on the lam. But he used the same names repeatedly, leaving a trail of bread crumbs for investigators to follow. And that is just what they did. Finally, the fugitive made a fatal mistake. He had a penchant for picking unusual names. Any con man can disappear under a run-of-themill name like Bobby Thompson, the name he used for a decade in Tampa. Only a genius can hide in plain sight using names like Dale Booqua or Elmer Dosier. This man, the target, ran Navy Veterans, called himself "Commander" and had his picture taken twice with President George W. Bush. After two years on the run, he was caught by U.S. marThe Paper - 760.747.7119
Bobby Thompson appears at a hearing in Cuyahoga County Court in Cleveland on May 8, 2012, see lower right photo. The former fugitive charged with identity theft and running a $100 million scam collecting donations for veterans tried representing himself in court on May 10, 2012, before changing his mind and accepting an attorney. When arrested, Thompson had almost $1 milllion in his suitcase (above right). The defendant goes by the name Bobby Thompson. Authorities don't think Thompson is his real name but have been unable to identify him.
shals tipped to his whereabouts in Portland, Ore., when he recycled an alias he had used a year ago in Providence, R.I. The name: Anderson Yazzie. There are three Anderson Yazzies in the United States, all Navajos, all in the
Southwest. None Above, left, one of the many Thompson faces had ever been to with President George W. Bush. Thompson Providence or consults his attorney above, right Portland. "But if you start doing database Deputy U.S. Marshal Bill searches or asking your contacts Boldin, one of three investigators tracking Thompson, said in different jurisdictions to searching the country for a check hotels, businesses, bus "Joe Smith" would have been lines for an Anderson Yazzie, that name jumps out," Boldin virtually impossible.
â€œFaces of Robert Thompsonâ€? Continued on Page 2
Page 2 - May 24, 2012 ‘Robert Thompson’ Cont. from Page 1 said in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times recently. "It's incredibly time-consuming, but it's an easy name to track." The target: When the U.S. Navy Veterans Association was exposed as a nationwide scam by the Times in March 2010, one of the first officials to react was Richard Cordray, Ohio's attorney general at the time. The fake charity had solicited nearly $2 million from Ohio residents alone. Cordray's office got a grand jury indictment of Thompson and his accomplice, Blanca Contreras, in October 2010, on charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud. Last year, Contreras was sentenced to five years in prison. Thompson couldn't be found to stand trial. After Cordray lost re-election in January 2011, he called Pete Elliott, the U.S. marshal for the northern district of Ohio, and asked him for help
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dealing with a tipster who would not stop pestering him. The man claimed Thompson was really a turkey farmer in West Virginia.
knew as Bobby Thompson.
The tip proved Elliott's men, known nothing Navy Veterans hooked.
Starting with one alias, the team quickly learned of others.
bogus, but who had about the case, were
"He's the kind of guy we want to go after," said Elliott, whose team has captured 26,000 fugitives since it was formed in 2003. "I gave them the ability to go anywhere to follow the case. Every week we were one step closer." By January, Boldin, Deputy Marshal Tony Gardner and Special Deputy Marshal Mike Caruso, a detective on assignment from the Euclid Police Department, were working the Thompson case full time.
Outside another sign read: "What have YOU done to identify/capture 'Bobby Thompson' today?!"
By running facial recognition software on its driver's license database, Indiana officials had discovered the target's photo on three identification cards issued in the early 2000s. In addition to "Thompson," the fugitive had stolen the names of a man in Gallup, N.M., and a dead police officer who once worked on a Navajo reservation. "He didn't use those names for years," Boldin said. "But he was preparing for the day he was going to go on the run."
The three men holed up in a windowless storage space used by Elliott's fugitive task force on the 12th floor of the federal building in Cleveland. On one wall, the newly formed task force had plastered photos of the man they
When they weren't making calls and combing through databases like those of utility connections, video rentals, bus passes and hotel reservations, the task force hit the road.
that speak to their hearts: Fried Green Tomatoes Driving Miss Daisy Steel Magnolias Gone With The Wind ----------Southerners know their religions: Bapdiss Methdiss Football --- AMEN! -------------Southerners know their cities dripping with Southern charm: Chawl'stn S'vanah Foat Wuth N'awlins Addlanna --------------Southerners know their elegant gentlemen: Men in uniform Men in tuxedos Rhett Butler ----------------Southern girls know their prime real estate: The Mall The Country Club The Beauty Salon -------------Southern girls know the 3 deadly sins: 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.
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They started by interviewing Thompson's former lawyer, his imprisoned accomplice and one of Navy Veterans' fundraisers to flesh out the man they knew only from photos. They learned Thompson drank as much as a bottle of vodka a day. He lived a spartan lifestyle in a run-down apartment with roaches. He never drove. He carried $100 bills but shopped at Walmart and ate frozen turkey dinners. Thompson dressed like a slob, in baggy T-shirts and cargo pants, looking like he'd just rolled out of bed. He would clean up only when he went to a political event. Then, he would put on a blue blazer as well as the gladhanding persona of a former Navy intelligence officer turned charity honcho. A check with the State Department's passport department was a dead end. "Leaving the country involves additional scrutiny with passports," Boldin said. "He was ‘Robert Thompson’ Cont. on Page 3 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. ----------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,
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‘Robert Thompson’ Cont. from Page 2 smart enough to know not to subject himself to that. Trying to leave the country would be very difficult, and trying to leave with millions of dollars would be even harder." The aliases: Just a few weeks after they took up the case, the investigators began to interview the real people behind the identities the fugitive had filched. After Caruso and Gardner spent a few hours with the real Bobby Thompson, a 65year-old full-blooded Choctaw who lives in Washington state, they became convinced the Seattle man was not involved in the scheme. Their effort to uncover how his life might have overlapped with the fugitive's yielded one tantalizing clue: The real Thompson had worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the Albuquerque area. Several other aliases stemmed from the same place. So the task force booked a trip south, trekking from Albuquerque to Gallup to Ganado, Ariz., across the Navajo reservation and back again. The investigators spent five days driving across the desert and launched a media blitz that included electronic billboards with Thompson's mug shot. They visited casinos, apartment complexes, homeless shelters, a VA hospital and a Navajo school trying to see whether anyone recognized the fugitive. Sitting down across kitchen tables from people whose identities had been stolen, they showed photos of Bobby Thompson and asked: Do you know this man? Do you know any of the other people whose identities he stole? Is there a chance you worked together, belonged to the same clubs, had been treated at the same hospital? None of them had even donated to Navy Veterans. "We were looking for a common thread," Boldin said. "We never found one. Did he open up the Gallup phone book and randomly pick some names? We still don't know."
"We got some stuff, but nobody called and said, 'I know where this guy is,' " Elliott said. Calls to local officials in Boston, where Thompson had been seen at an ATM in July 2010, yielded a promising lead. He had rented a UPS box there under one of his aliases. It had been abandoned, but mail kept coming for several people, including three Navajos in New Mexico. Included in the mail was information about an apartment the fugitive had rented in Providence, R.I. The investigators were pumped as they headed to the Northeast in February. "We thought it was possible he was still there," Boldin said. No such luck. The fugitive had been in Providence just three months before he left suddenly in March 2011, immediately after a repeat airing of an episode of America's Most Wanted that featured Thompson's story. But the task force didn't go home empty-handed. The man who rented Thompson the apartment above a dry cleaner's on a busy street had stashed a bag of his belongings in the basement: camouflage shorts, a Leatherman pocketknife, empty backpacks and a stash of beef jerky. "Survivalist gear," said.
And people in the neighborhood who recognized Thompson's photo described a man who walked the streets for hours, haunting nearby bars and homeless shelters where he would eat. The landlord said when he entered Thompson's abandoned apartment, one room had shredded paper covering the floor and a paper shredder in the middle of the room. A new $3,500 box spring and mattress had been shoved into a corner. Investigators also found evidence that Thompson was trying to get a new charity/scam off the ground in Providence: the Plymouth Rock Society of Christian Pilgrims. A source who rec-
ognized the fugitive's photo told the task force that Thompson asked him to be an actor in a documentary he was filming for PBS comparing the Puritans' pilgrimage to America to a modern-day American's pilgrimage to Africa.
Boldin immediately texted the others: "It's him. He's sitting right next to me."
His chance at stardom vanished with Thompson.
After an hour at Biddy's, Thompson wandered slowly five blocks to a Fred Meyer discount store, leaning heavily on a cane. While investigators shadowed his moves, the fugitive rode a motorized cart through the aisles, picking up groceries and a money order for his rent.
In Providence, the investigators also landed a crucial clue. While there, Bobby Thompson had used the name Anderson Yazzie. The task force added it to the list of aliases they were watching and waited for a hit. It came in late April, when the Yazzie name resurfaced in Portland. Within days, the guys from Cleveland were on a plane. Before they got to Portland, local police had used information about Thompson's habits to come up with a list of neighborhoods where he might be living. They looked for low-rent areas near downtown that were on a bus line and within walking distance of bars, a grocery and a liquor store. Local detectives came back with word that a few trusted sources who had been shown Thompson's photo said they might have seen him in a working-class neighborhood in northeast Portland. "We felt pretty good about our chances," Boldin said of the stakeout. "But we didn't want him to get wind of us, or we were afraid he'd go packing." Less than eight hours after leaving the hotel on their first day in Portland, the men from the U.S. marshals had their man. While his colleagues and about a halfdozen police waited outside, Boldin strolled into Biddy's, an Irish pub on Northeast Glisan Street, about 6:30 p.m. The only people inside were the bartender, a woman drinking coffee and tequila shots and Thompson, who sat at the bar nursing a tall draft beer and staring out the window. He ignored the bald guy in a polo shirt and blue jeans who sat down next to him and ordered a bowl of chili.
The team did not move in right away, because they wanted to follow Thompson home in hopes of discovering his real identity.
"He was oblivious to us," said Boldin, who said most fugitives have a tendency to keep looking over their shoulders for the law. "He wasn't at all paranoid. He thought he was the smartest guy in the room and had nothing to worry about." After leaving the store and driving the cart to the edge of the parking lot, Thompson climbed onto a bus, only to get off a few blocks later and walk into the Hour-Glass pub, known for its cheap fried chicken. Law enforcement waited outside, not worried he was going to elude them. "We were pretty sure he wasn't going to outrun us," Boldin said. "At this point, we're just trying not to laugh." An hour later, Thompson emerged and turned onto a nearby street. When he stopped in front of a Victorian home and began fumbling in his pockets, agents moved in. Thompson did not resist. When asked his name he said, "I invoke my constitutional right to remain silent." The day after the arrest, as the investigators were going through the evidence found in Thompson's pockets and backpack, they found a business card for Rose City Self Storage, along with an access code. In the closet-size unit, they found two small suitcases. The first one, soft-sided, held batches of birth certificates, credit reports and other iden‘Robert Thompson’ Cont. on Page 5
Page 4 - May 24, 2012 Escondido Police Arrest Massage Therapist On Monday, May 14th, the Escondido Police Department investigated a complaint regarding a massage therapist that had unlawful sexual contact with a client during a massage at “Jags Salon,” located in the 300 block of W. Felicita Avenue. An investigation was conducted and detectives discovered that there were two separate incidents involving two separate victims with the same massage therapist. The two incidents had occurred at the salon within the past five months. Investigators arrested Eleodoro “Elio” Carreon on May 14th, at about 9:30pm at the Escondido Police Department. The Escondido Police Department is seeking additional information from women who may have experienced suspicious behavior or inappropriate activity during a massage with this specific massage therapist. Domestic Violence Suspect Arrested On Monday, May 14th, at about 7:30 PM, a woman
called EPD to report her car stolen. When the officer arrived to speak to her, she was gone and unable to be found. EPD was not able to finalize a report and did not put the car into the system due to lack of information (that is, by EPD routine, done by an officer speaking to the victim and then having the stolen vehicle put into the system).
that she had been hit by her boyfriend, later identified as Thomas Leon Davis (29 year old Escondido resident). The woman said Davis had hit her the night before and she had blacked out from being struck in the face. When she awoke, she noticed her car keys missing as well as her car. She said this happened just before 7:30 PM on May 14.
because of the information that Davis might have been armed. Davis remained in his apartment during this time.
On Tuesday morning, May 15th, the same woman called EPD to check on the status of her stolen car. This time an officer was able to connect with her so a proper report could be done, and the car could be put into the system. This second call from the victim was at an entirely different location than the call from the night before.
The woman called EPD to report her car stolen and did not mention she had been a victim of domestic violence.
SWAT completed evacuation of the surrounding apartments soon afterward and kept Davis’ apartment under constant watch.
When the officer arrived to speak to the woman, he noticed she had injuries to her face and it appeared she had recently been involved in a fight. The officer’s focus shifted from taking a report of a stolen vehicle to why the woman was hurt. The woman told the officer of Oceanside (or Carlsbad, or Vista, or San Marcos, or Escondido) charges you, an uninsured individual. Last October I required an ambulance ride from our home in Escondido to Palomar Medical Center, about a five minute ride, perhaps five miles. The ride was bumpy, had bad springs, and was expensive. Needlessly so. No way a five minute trip should have cost $1225.
Man About Town I see the city of Oceanside decided to raise their ambulance rates. This is a sore point with me and should be with Oceanside residents as well. Even if you have insurance, which pays for the ambulance ride, you should still be concerned. The insurance company negotiates a rate far, far less than what the good city
Thanks to my Kaiser Insurance my co-pay was $200. Still the balance was outrageous, even if Kaiser paid a negotiated lower fee. What would have happened if an uninsured patient needed an ambulance ride? S/he could not afford the $1225. These are the kind of problems residents in Oceanside will have to face come July. It ain’t right! While I’m pontificating about things medical, let me also praise the medical staff at Palomar Medical Center, its Emergency Room staff and
The woman said she had seen Davis with a handgun in his possession on many occasions and that he also had an assault rifle. EPD detectives were assigned to this case. At about 10:45 AM that morning, EPD Patrol officers discovered Davis was in his apartment in the 1300 block of E. Grand Ave. They tried to get him to come out of his apartment, but Davis refused. Patrol officers began to evacuate surrounding apartments as a precautionary measure its physicians and nurses. What is LOUSY about Palomar’s Emergency Room service is the waiting room. I, personally, have waited for up to five hours to be seen. Recently, my eldest son, in extreme pain, had to wait almost two hours to be seen, with no pain medication. It ain’t right! I call on the Palomar Pomerado Health District Board of Directors to give marching orders to their highly paid President and CEO, Michael Covert, to solve this problem. Get consultants, whatever is needed. No one should have to wait that long while in extreme pain. True, with the new hospital in west Escondido we will have more beds than the present Emergency Room . . but waiting rooms have an exponential way of expanding to accept more waiting patients. Still in the area of the healing
At about 12:15 PM, it became apparent that Davis was not going to cooperate. EPD SWAT and Emergency Negotiations Team were activated and responded to assist the Patrol officers and detectives.
At about 3:15 PM, Davis surrendered. SWAT took him into custody without incident. The arrest itself was unremarkable. Davis will be booked at Vista Jail on charges of domestic violence as well as additional charges to be determined at a later time. This investigation is on-going and no further details will be released. Escondido Sobriety ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 8 arts, good friend and brilliant chiropractor, Stephen Heilman, is returning to Escondido from Dallas, Texas, where he attended a series of seminars to hone his already considerable skills as a chiropractor. I will check him out and see if he has (a) a southern accent, (b) a 10gallon hat, (c) a pony, and (d) a tattoo. (Can’t picture handsome Dr. Steve with a tattoo - but, then, I can’t see tattoos on most anyone. The nation survived Elvis (who, it was said, would corrupt our youth), rock and roll (ditto) . . . the 60’s and 70’s (ditto) . . . and now we have . . . tattoos. It’s bad enough with football players but women? With tattoos? Run for the hills! Hide the women and children (at least the women without tattoos). Call the National Guard! Call Governor Moonbeam and tell him to tax tattoos! That will resolve California’s financial crisis overnight. (Why do I always have to come up with all of these clever solutions?)
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‘Robert Thompson’ Cont. from Page 3
tifying information for about 20 people. A second, hard-shell case was packed with stacks of cash, bundled with pony-tail ties and wrapped in an old newspaper. Gardner's reaction: "Holy crap." When the stacks of $100s, $50s and $20s were finally counted, the total was $981,650. Three days after arresting Thompson, Gardner and Caruso were wedged in next to him on a commercial flight back to Ohio. The two were passing the time trying to figure out a crossword puzzle in the back of the in-flight magazine when Caruso came across a clue that seemed particularly timely. Nudging his colto turned he league, Thompson.
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: email@example.com Assistance League Donates Ball Gowns The Assistance League of Inland North County donated ball gowns, purses, and shoes for military balls, for the second year. Assistance League supports five philanthropic programs regularly, in addition to providing clothing for children of military families at Camp Pendleton. For more info, www.assistanceleague.info or call 760.746.7532. "Paws in the Park" Raised $110,000 for Animals in Need Everyone at the Escondido Humane Society is thrilled to announce that the recent "Paws in the Park" dog walk raised $110,000, the most ever in the event’s 13-year history, and breaking last year's milestone of $101.630. The rain stayed away for the more than 1,000 attendees and their canine companions who came out to raise funding and awareness for animals in need. Every dollar will help care for the 433 animals currently at the shelter, as well as the thousands more expected to come through the shelter's doors this year. Team Sweet Pea and Jesse was the top fundraising team at $18,268, followed by Team Low Rider ($10,991) and Team Daisy ($1,341). Wendy Wright was the top fundraising individual at $13,434, with Pamela Wiedenkeller ($4,955) and Candy Kalman ($2,025) rounding out the top three. Fundraising pages for Paws in the Park will remain open until June, so there is still time to donate. Visit www.escondidohumanesociety.org or call 760.888.2235 for information. The dog walk featured a 1.5- or 2.5-mile walk, warm-up with Tamilee Webb of “Buns of Steel” fame, a Canine Couture fashion show, Wet T-Shirt Contest for the dogs, opportu-
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Page 8 - May 24, 2012 Three Years and Still Waiting
Some dogs wait a short time for their happy ending. For some it seems to take much longer. Bran is one of our very special boys who has been waiting for what seems to be forever. He has broken the record for the longest time in the rescue without finding a home. He is now celebrating his third year since he was turned in to the high-kill shelter by his owner and snatched from the euthanasia list by Coastal volunteers. What does that mean for Bran? Well, in three years, Bran has patiently waited, laying in the front of his kennel, paws regally crossed as German Shepherds sometimes do, and watched as more than 900 lucky German Shepherds have crossed over his shadow on their way to a loving forever home. There is a sense of longing in his eyes, but Bran never complains. Bran has made some true friends since he has been in the rescue. He has a dedicated group who try to go by the kennel every day to make sure he gets out for his walk. Bran sits in quiet reserve until he hears the voice of one of his friends coming around the corner and then sees their face. That is when Bran shows his excitement. These are the people he knows he can count on, the ones who have never let him down. Since Bran has been in rescue, his personality has remained the same. Some would go crazy spending their days in a run. Bran just loves life. He loves his people and he respects a person who is in command. He can pick up on a person’s fear or intimidation in about two seconds. And his mischievous side is always waiting to say “Boo” to one he sees lacking in the command and control depart-
Bubba Joe…Just a wee puppy now but he will grow to a nice family size doggy. He is a Dachshund Chihuahua blend a as known commonly Chiweenie. He is only 3 months old and 4 pounds now. He is fun with his sibling, other dogs, cats and people. He will be a good small size and perfect for active people that love to go hiking, walking and the beach. Bubba Joe will be neutered and microchipped when age appropriate. His microchip registration is included. His vaccines and rabies certificate are all up to date. He comes with a full 3 piece safety equipment set, food for his transition and any favorite toys or bedding he may have claimed. To get all the details on our events to meet Bubba or for more information and pictures on our other available pups just visit our website www.forgottenpaws.org or email email@example.com.
ment. A quick correction from someone he has read wrong, and Bran is also ready to say “Oops. My bad.” He needs a home with a family who is experienced with the German Shepherd breed. He doesn’t mind relaxing around inside the home while you’re at work. He would just like the comfort of a home. While he came from a home with dogs, life in the kennel has convinced him that he would prefer a home where he doesn’t have to compete for the attention of another fourlegged friend. He likes to be the prince. Bran has a very playful side to go along with his mischievous side. At first he played a bit too much with his mouth, but his friends have been working on that with him. He loves to play by himself. He enjoys fetching a ball, but expect to retrieve it from wherever he decides to lay it down. He wants everyone to know that he’s not a retriever. He also enjoys a little rough-housing with his person, but sometimes this can escalate, so we don’t encourage it until a level of trust and
Cadbury is Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 3-1/2 year old, 13 pound, big ol' brown Tabby cat. Depending on who you ask, Cadbury is either "Mellow" or "Lazy." But we like to think of him as a "gentle old soul...stuck in a young cat's body." He was transferred to RCHS through our FOCAS program. He gets along with other cats. The adoption fee for Cadbury 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 760-753.6413 confidence has been built. We know that there is a home for every dog we get in the rescue. Please consider giving Bran that home he has waited so long for. Some dogs are easier to place than others. Some have personalities that are a bit difficult to figure out. Some are just who they are, a bit of a challenge but a whole lot of reward. If you are up for that challenge, please consider Bran, as he waits patiently for you. Tomorrow the sun will rise and Bran will go for another walk, at the end of which he will go back to his kennel where he will watch the corner and wait to hear another familiar voice, another day in the life of Bran, a prince of a dog, without a home or family to call his own. ‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 Check Point Nails Four Suspeced DUI’s Four suspected drunken drivers were arrested at a checkpoint in Escondido that wrapped up early Sunday, along with a probation viola-
Polly is a 2-year-old spayed female pit bull mix, ID 59503. Polly is a delightful young lady with a cute little face that has endeared her to many of the staff and volunteers. She is currently attending shelter Canine Good Citizen classes with a volunteer who is committed to teaching her everything she needs to know about being a great family pet. She knows most of her basic commands, including sit, down and stay, and she happily comes when she is called. Polly can get really excited and exuberant, so she would do best in a home with experienced dog folks who would understand how to give her clear directions and rules to follow. Polly is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $85 adoption fee includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247. tor and a woman with prior felony arrests and 11 aliases who was arrested for possession of false government documents, police said. One of the four suspected drunken drivers caught at the checkpoint in the vicinity of Fig Street and Lincoln Avenue had previously been formally deported and was taken to jail on an immigration hold, according to Escondido police Lt. Tom Albergo. Two other drivers were arrested between 6 p.m. Saturday and midnight, Albergo said. One who had alcohol in his system and was driving with a suspended license had violated the terms of his probation which stemmed from a prior drunken driving conviction, Albergo said. Officers also arrested a woman, who had 11 aliases, for suspicion of possession of false government documents, Albergo said. She had been ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 15
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Police Explorer Recruitment Drive The Escondido P o l i c e Department will host a “Recruitment Drive” for young men and women between the ages of 16-20 who are interested in becoming volunteer Police Explorers. The event will be held on Monday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Police and Fire Headquarters, 1163 N. Centre City Parkway. For young men and women interested in the field of law enforcement or criminal justice, the Explorers program offers a realistic view of what the job is all about. Explorers receive hands-on training on subjects such as traffic control, enforcement stops,
interviewing witnesses, and conducting investigations into serious crimes. Explorers also participate in special events such as Sobriety Checkpoints, security at sporting events, and alcohol enforcement details. During monthly ride-alongs Explorers use the police radio, assist with paper work and directly participate in most calls for service. Once accepted into the program, Police Explorers are required to attend two meetings, one special event, and one patrol ride along per month. This is a total of approximately 20-25 hours per month of volunteer work. Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month and attendance is mandatory. For more information, please contact Lt. Neal Griffin, 760-839-4703.
Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Last week I was pleased to see the City of San Diego garnering national attention for its businesses prac-
We’ve done this by cutting red tape, streamlining the permit process, and initiating a wide array of programs to directly assist businesses, both large and small.
Forbes Magazine ranked San Diego as the third best city for technology jobs, and I shared the results of a national study that ranked San Diego as the most business-friendly big city in California.
The Kosmont-Rose Institute’s Cost of Doing Business Survey, produced annually by Claremont McKenna College, said that, “San Diego is such a low cost area because the fees and taxes are much lower across the board compared to the rest of California.”
As Mayor, creating a businessfriendly climate has been one of my highest priorities. We’ve gone out of our way to attract and retain businesses in a wide variety of industries, from the emerging clean-tech industries to bio-tech and high-tech.
We will continue to work hard to help businesses create jobs for our residents, and we will make every effort to remove unnecessary roadblocks so that companies can expand.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Vista is gearing up for a busy summer with plenty of activities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. The Wave Waterpark opens this Saturday and it’s a great place to cool down with the family. Information is available at thewavewaterpark.com. The annual Strawberry Festival also takes place in downtown Vista this weekend. Food, treats, pie eating and strawberry costume contests, as well as the annual 5K run/walk are scheduled. Now is the perfect time to lace up your shoes and head downtown. Event details are at Strawberryfest.com.
This upcoming Monday is Memorial Day. This is such an important time for our community - as so many have served and are serving in the Armed Forces. This day is about honoring our war dead, every man and woman who responded to the call of duty and gave their life to protect our way of life. We honor their memories and we pay tribute to their families. Today, in time of war, we also acknowledge the living who serve our country in distance places overseas and here in the United States. We thank the troops for the great sacrifices they make for us each day. We hope that they return safely to their families.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Businesses warned about phony fire inspectors There have been several recent reports of people posing as fire inspectors and claiming (or demanding) they need to do a safety inspection at local businesses. Sometimes they even say a business needs new equipment installed or repaired. After their visit, they bill the business for hundreds of dollars. This is a fraudulent practice and you do not need to comply with these phony inspectors. The San Marcos Fire Department conducts fire inspections once a year at all businesses; however, our inspections are FREE OF CHARGE and are NEVER con-
ducted by a private party or company. Uniformed San Marcos Fire Department personnel conduct all inspections, and they will always provide you with appropriate identification, arrive in official uniform, and drive a marked city vehicle. If you are in doubt about an inspector’s authenticity, you may call the fire department to verify personnel. If the fire department finds items that need to be corrected, you will be notified in writing and given adequate time and detailed instructions on fixing the problem. At that time, you may need to hire a fire protection contractor to perform some work; however, the fire department will provide you with guidelines to do this so you hire a respectable contractor.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Wounded Warrior’s Code Poker Ride Benefiting W o u n d e d Warrior Homes, the 2012 Warrior’s Code Poker Ride will be taking place on Saturday, June 2. This 88 mile ride, sponsored by Southbay Motorsports and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cassidy McFarland, will take riders from the Southbay Motorsports location (1890 Auto Park Place, Chula Vista) throughout the beautiful mountains of San Diego County and back. Participants will enjoy BBQ, music, entertainment, the Kane “Insane” Friesen Motorcycle Stunt Show, opportunity drawings, vendors and poker hand awards. All street legal
motorcycles are welcome and registration is underway through the morning of the big event. For more information on registration or to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Homes organization, contact Mia Roseberry at (760) 4833553 or visit www.WoundedWarriorHomes.org . Proceeds to this worthy organization will help our dedicated military men and women who have been medically discharged with Traumatic Brain Injury and PostTraumatic Stress Disorder. WWH seeks to provide affordable housing, hands-on resources and a positive transition path for all individuals from active-duty military service to independent living as a veteran of foreign wars. Please help these heroes who have given us so much!
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Page 12 - May 24, 2012 dozen other places that our Government won’t or can’t tell us about. Each of these servicemen and women deserve our full measure of respect and gratitude for their service to our country.
Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth thecomputerfactoryltd.com The Computer Factory We Remember Memorial Day is the day of remembrance for those who gave their lives in military service to the United States of America. All who died in the service of their country deserve equal respect whether in time of war or peace, from enemy fire or accident. It is their service we honor and not the act of dying. 100,000 American servicemen and women died in WW I, over 400,000 in WW II, 35,000 in Korea and nearly 60,000 in Viet Nam. Since Viet Nam, American soldiers and sailors have served and died in El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, The Persian Gulf, Panama, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and probably a
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WW II stands alone above all other conflicts of the past hundred years for its sheer scale. The six-week battle for the tiny Pacific Island of Iwo Jima killed 7,000 Marines. That’s more than the total number of all American service personnel killed in all the conflicts since the end of the Viet Nam War. During WW II over 16 million men and women served in the armed forces, nearly 15% of our population. In recent years America’s armed forces have numbered less than 1%. The WW II generation has been called “America’s Greatest Generation.” It is fitting and proper on Memorial Day to pay special tribute to this generation, not just for those who died in the service of our country but for those no longer living who served us so well in war and in peace and for those living today who serve to remind us of the sacrifices they made to protect our freedom.
seared into Americans a gritty toughness, a survival instinct and strength of character that made us invincible in war. The sons of the depression went overseas to fight for freedom and the rest of the nation united to support them at home. Women of all ages went to work in factories to replace the men who went to fight. We recycled tin cans and bacon grease, darkened our homes, rationed fuel, food and clothing and did without luxuries like sugar, nylons and coffee. The entire nation willingly united behind the war effort. There were no peace demonstrations, sit-ins or flag burnings. The generation that united in war, then united in peace. The soldiers who lived the horrors of trench warfare, suicide attacks and death camps came home to build the greatest nation on Earth. Those of us lucky enough to have grown up in post-war America as sons and daughters of “The Greatest Generation” knew a
“golden age” in America that may never be matched. All veterans deserve our respect and recognition but it was more than veterans that created that “Greatest Generation.” The hardships of the times and the horror of war created an entire generation with renewed appreciation for freedom and gratitude for the blessings of America. Our parents along with most of the “The Greatest Generation” are gone now and those that remain are eighty or older. Nome and I are indeed fortunate to have so many as customers and friends. So the next time you meet a survivor of that generation, remember, they are all part of “America’s Greatest Generation.” Having the opportunity to show them our gratitude and respect is an honor and privilege that may not be available to us for much longer. God Bless America!
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lion. Californians cannot Governor Brown’s Budget afford to finance current Plan is More of the Same government spending, let The Governor’s revised alone any new spending. When Jerry Brown became Governor for the third time, budget once again lacks effective government Overreliance on new taxes he promised that he would reforms or long-term cost disregards the need to make difficult decisions to savings. According to last streamline programs in repair California’s finances. week’s report by the order to reduce spending. At his inauguration, he said “at stage of my life, I have not Legislative Analyst’s Structural reforms are this come here to embrace delay or Office’s, California’s budget required to eliminate denial.” Seventeen months deficit is likely to be $17 bil- duplicative agency opera- later, however, he released a lion – one billion dollars revised budget plan that more than projected just tions, and legislation should embraces the delay and denial focus on job creation rather he expressly promised to four days earlier. than the creation of new, avoid. And yet, the budget pro- unaffordable programs. Over the last decade the majorposed maintains an ineffecI believe California’s spendity party has stood in the way tive model that relies on uncertain and unnecessary ing is unsustainable. Higher of sound fiscal policies and taxes are not the answer, as they still refuse to accept tax revenues. they will only delay eco- responsibility for the ongoing budget deficit. Governor The revised budget requires nomic recovery, not fix Brown is continuing this irretax increases, which will California’s struggling edu- sponsible behavior by neglectonly suppress economic cation system, and act as a ing to make tough decisions growth, while permitting temporary solution to the regarding spending reductions. state spending to rise to a state’s ongoing fiscal mis- He is also trying to fool voters into approving a $58 billion historic high of $141.9 bil- management.
tax increase that will only fuel more out-of-control spending and government growth. Just last year, the Democrats passed a majority vote budget that relied on $4 billion in phony revenue that failed to materialize. And now, since that phantom $4 billion wasn’t realized, it is being touted by Governor Brown as an example of falling revenues and a reason tax increases are necessary to balance the budget. The truth is Governor Brown’s revised budget relies on more of the same – higher taxes and more spending. Despite his rhetoric that California “needs” higher taxes, his budget is slated to grow spending by $12.4 billion, from the 2011-12 enacted budget of $129.5 billion to $141.9 billion in 2012-13.
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Numbers Don’t Lie - Or Do They? In a recent North County Times article, Jerry Van Leeuwen was quoted as saying:
Letters to the Editor Tim Cunning - Man on the Move Is there anything Timothy Cunning can’t do? Football player at Orange Glen High School, he holds a black belt in Karate, retired from a successful marble/tile and remodeling business at age 43; has an accounting degree, is a real estate broker . . . has a beautiful home, a beautiful wife (Marie) and two beautiful kids, Morgan and Andrew. It would appear he’s got it all. Named President of his Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club of Escondido after less than a year’s membership, the club thought so much of him they promoted him quickly and, when he finished that term, nominated him to be Lieutenant Governor for Division 37. He was elected. Currently, he is focused on the caring and nurturing of his client base for Andrew Morgan Realty, a firm that specializes in high end real estate. Tim attended Orange Glen High School in Escondido then took his Masters in Accounting from National University, attained his real estate license in 1994, and became a broker in 2010. There are those who wonder if there might be a career in politics for Tim. He’s an amiable sort, enjoys a good joke (and is learning how to tell a good one as well) . . . is a people person and is adept at accomplishing whatever mission he undertakes. Isn’t that what we look for in a leader? Who knows, maybe we have a councilman, a supervisor, a state senator, an assemblyman, perhaps . . . a governor? Wait a minute . . . you don’t suppose . . . ?
Thank You I can't remember when we first picked up "The Paper." However, it has become something we look for whenever we are out. I want to specifically thank you for your article on the final stages of life and what should be done especially about the physician order for sustaining life. We both knew we needed to do something, but the article really got us to working. The next thank you is for the wonderful things you did for Wings of Freedom tour. My husband is a WWII ball turret gunner, and so we were tracking the schedule for this. However, your article was outstanding. I have to add that these people really are a foundation allowing the WWII veterans to actually see and feel again things that they had almost forgotten. My husband was able to fly in the B-17 from Palomar to French Valley. This was the first time he had flown since July 1945. Considering he has Parkinson's and broke his hip, this wasn't an easy task to actually get him on the plane, but these wonderful people did it just so he could fly one more time. Thank you for your paper. It reminds me of the paper than was out when we first moved to Escondido. I remember the article on the first page was "horse fishing in Lake Hodges" - tells you how long we have been here. Again, thanks for the articles that I doubt any other newspaper would find 'interesting enough' to publish, but that we really enjoy reading. John and Goodman
"You try to make it a science and you try to be as objective as you can possibly be," he said. "I wouldn't want to pay more than I legitimately owe either." But Van Leeuwen disagreed with (my) argument that costs are being divided unfairly. Lights Total Hockey Soccer Skate Park Is this fair ? Brochure Cost Hockey UP Soccer UP Skate Park UP Softball Down
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Is this fair ? There are many more examples. Council members have demanded recreation follow a "cost recovery" model, with every program charging high enough fees to cover its expenses. And council members said during a public hearing last week that Van Leeuwen shouldn't make one sport subsidize another. Mayor Sam Abed said he was OK with such subsidies. "I can live with that, because we need to maintain recreation in our community," he said. If so, then do the subsidies fairly. Jerry's 24% increase last year was to make it to "cost recovery" in soccer and now he wants more. This year he wants 16% more while cutting staff and increasing income. Again Jerry's numbers just do not add up. Wally Gutierrez, Soccer Dad Escondido, CA. Not All Military Casualties are Combat Related We are grateful for the wonderful people and organizations that support our Military and their families through such projects as "Wounded Warrior Project," We applaud their efforts and those who support them. I heard recently on a Wounded Warrior Project TV ad "The greatest casualty is being forgotten," This is so true, but please look deeper into this because "the forgotten" is comprised of much more than the servicemen and their families who have benefited from Wounded Warrior Project, or who are obvious candidates for their great help. ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 14
Page 14 - May 24, 2012 ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 13 -You say that you support our Troops, and especially our wounded warriors. -You acknowledge that the deepest wounds are often NOT visible (PTSD). -You acknowledge that in 2011 Military suicides are at a record high. -How many were related to our foreclosure crisis? What about the psychological wounded warrior? According to a March 10, , Union Tribune article, there were 392 suicides (non-military & military). Approximately 10 of these made the radio & TV news. Why so few? Because these were the violent, sensationalized ones. What about the FORGOTTEN? They don't generate enough drama for TV and radio ratings. Of the forgotten: How many were related to our foreclosure crisis? How many were Military? I find it hard to get the answers. We have an INSIDIOUS problem that our irre-
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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 8 arrested in the past for several felonies which included drug and weapons violations, he said. More than 2,900 vehicles passed through the checkpoint where officers found 24 drivers without insurance, 24 without a license and seven who were driving with a suspended license, Albergo said. Officers also distributed educational material on traffic safety improvements, Albergo said. In addition to the checkpoint, officers patrolled the city for drunken drivers until 3 a.m., he said. Man Confronts Oceanside Police, Winds up Dead Oceanside Boulevard was the scene of a confrontation Sunday afternoon between Oceanside Police and a man who initially had been involved in a disturbance at a nearby AM/PM gas station and had fled west down Oceanside Boulevard. Responding officers caught up with him. The man became "agitated" and grabbed a broom handle or some type of stick from a nearby truck, according to police. A sheriff’s deputy, Michael Astorga, fired at least one shot, striking the man in the chest. The man, later identified as Elwood Edwards, 22, from Los Angeles County, died at the scene and remained in the bushes behind Temple Heights Elementary School while authorities conducted their investigation. Both Oceanside Police officers and San Diego County Sheriff's deputies had responded. The gas station where the incident began sits on the border between Oceanside and Vista, which is patrolled by the Sheriff's Department. Edwards had
reportedly trashed the store part of an AM-PM gas station, had hit another person over the head with a beer bottle, and threw a brick through the window of a car, injuring a passenger. Later that same day, Oceanside police were investigating a possible shooting and report that people were injured Sunday afternoon during what may have been a rock, bottle or brick-throwing incident, according to a police spokesperson. Paramedics responded to attend to several injured persons. There was some speculation that this incident may have been related to the earlier incident that developed into a fatal confrontation. Police were still investigating that possible link. This incident developed in the 4900 block of Oceanside Boulevard, very close to Temple Heights Elementary School, near where the earlier man’s body lay following the fatal confrontation. Half a dozen police cars and official vehicles lined the street behind yellow police tape as multiple agencies looked into the incident(s). Investigation later proved that both incidents were one and the same. Tragedy Strikes Mission Hills High School in San Marcos A popular student and athlete, Anthony Vaeao, a senior at Mission Hills High School, collapsed about 2:50 p.m. a week ago Thursday at the school, authorities said. Friends said he was playing a game of pickup basketball with some friends. He showed no signs of life when authorities arrived minutes later, a sheriff's lieutenant said. He was taken to a hospital where his death was pronounced. He reportedly had accepted a football scholarship to
In remembrance of the upcoming Memorial Day we would like once again to welcome Kathy and honor her husband, Tony Beavers, for his dedication to our country by serving 23 ½ years as a reconnaissance marine. He has had several overseas deployments including three to Iraq and Iraq freedom and the Gulf War. Retired March 2012.
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Escondido: First City in County to Voluntarily Allow Immigration Audit
E-Verify audits led to the dismissal last fall of more than 50 employees at Escondido Disposal.
Since April 23rd federal immigration officials have been auditing the city of Escondido with the full blessing and cooperation of the city’s officials. In fact, Escondido is the first city in the county to voluntarily enter into a new agreement between the city and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that allows ICE to audit its hiring records to make sure all city employees are eligible to work in the United ., The measures go beyond the E-Verify system, which Escondido was also the first city in the county to adopt in March 2011. E-Verify allows the city to determine worker eligibility for new hires only, but the new agreement allows ICE to scrutinize the employment documents of everyone on the city's payroll, including elected officials. The agreement makes Escondido a member of IMAGE, which stands for ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers. City officials praised the program last week as a way to quickly root out fraud at City Hall; make sure coveted city jobs go to eligible workers instead of illegal immigrants; and set an example for private-sector businesses that Escondido has encouraged to crack down on illegal workers. Councilwoman Marie Waldron said, "If we're going to hope and suggest that other businesses do the same thing, we need to take the lead." Mayor Sam Abed, who has said he was born in Lebanon but became a U.S. citizen in 1990, also praised the program, saying the city needed to do everything possible to
Escondido also has an agreement with ICE where its agents help Escondido police officers determine whether suspects of crimes are in the country illegally or are wanted for deportation. Records show that the partnership, which both agencies call the first of its kind in the nation, has led to 819 arrests in the city. Escondido has processed 147 new full-time and part-time employees since beginning to use E-Verify 14 months ago, and the city hasn't fired any of the new hires based on such eligibility checks, according to the city personnel chief. The city has about 700 fulltime workers and roughly 200 part-timers. When the audit is complete, Escondido will be promoted from an IMAGE "partner" to IMAGE "certified. Other IMAGE participants in Escondido include Unicel Corp., Betz Concrete, Bergelectric and S&H Contracting. Elsewhere in North County, IMAGE participants include Fluid Components International in San Marcos, Body Beautiful Car Wash in Poway and two businesses in Rancho Bernardo: Bernardo Heights Country Club and Symcoat Metal Processing. Oceanside Ambulance Fees Go Up Whatever injuries or illness you have, if you live in Oceanside, add one more headache to your complaints. The headache of paying an increased fee for your ambulance ride, as of July. Ambulance fees increasing as of July 1: ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 17 For Advertising Information or to subscribe, Call (760) 747-7119
Page 16 - May 24, 2012 Government Reforms Made Escondido an Efficient City by Sam Abed Mayor of Escondido
The Escondido City Council has worked very hard the last 18 months and made significant government reforms at City Hall, delivering on promises made to the public before the 2010 election. I am proud to tell you that financial stability and economic development achievements under our action plan were at the core of our success in attracting new jobs and business to Escondido. Keeping a major promise to the voters, we have delivered two consecutive years of balanced budgets after four years of deficit spending, increased code enforcement and implemented the employment-verification program E-Verify. We have also established $30 million reserve and economic development funds to focus on job creation and restore Escondido's image as a safe and attractive place to live, do business and raise a family. Financial stability was realized by focusing on government core functions. We downsized government, increased efficiency, outsourced several city services to reduce cost, reprioritized spending and implemented comprehensive pension reforms. The pension reform, which has been praised by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, will reduce our $18 million annual obligation and $107 million underfunded pension to the state. Additionally, the expenditures of $500 per capita put Escondido at the top tier of most cost-effective cities in North County. Under economic development priorities, we attracted more than $200 million in
new private investments: The Westfield North County $100 million upgrade, a second Target at the mall, a Walmart in east Escondido, a major Stone Brewing Co. expansion project, and the new Latitude 33 housing project in downtown are good examples. These major economic activities, in addition to the $1 billion new Palomar Medical Center, have created hundreds of jobs in our community. Streamlining local government regulations in targeted commercial areas and reducing multifamily development fees have helped attract major investors to our city. Providing fee waivers for restaurants and permit processing and eliminating parking requirements have helped make our downtown more vibrant and appealing to new businesses. We continue to coordinate with 13 wineries in and around Escondido to promote the wine industry in our city, a significant part of our rich history. Under public safety, traffic safety checkpoints continue to make our streets safer by removing hundreds of drunken, uninsured and unregistered drivers from our streets. The Escondido Police Department's cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has resulted in deporting 800 illegal criminals from our community. This has earned the EPD the Homeland Security Partnership Award, the only law enforcement agency in the nation to receive this honor. The significant reduction in crime has made Escondido safer today than it was 20 years ago. And finally, to run the city successfully as a business, we need to pay all employees based on skills, education, experience, responsibility and performance. Rewarding people based on merit is the founding principle for the city's success and prosperity. Unfortunately, many of these significant achievements have been ignored and sidetracked by biased media coverage and sometimes unfounded allegations. Despite this, the City Council majority's commitment to change the direction
of the city is stronger than ever, and will always be guided by our resolve to do what is right to make Escondido one of the finest cities in North County. I can assure our citizens and businesses that we will remain true and faithful to the voters and the community we serve. /s/Sam Abed Mayor of Escondido www.samabedformayor.com ‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6 sandiego.org/donate.htm or mailed to Honor Flight San Diego, 9423 Keck Court, San Diego, 92129. Contact them also if you would like to become a volunteer. Meetings/Events Calendar City of San Marcos to Present 2012 Summer Concerts in the Gardens - The annual "Summer Concerts in the Gardens" series will be held at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos.. A variety of bands will provide music appropriate for all ages at this outdoor venue. Concerts begin at 7:30pm; gates open at 6pm (unless otherwise noted). Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is free. Schedule is Saturday, June 23, James Kruk (Elvis Tribute); Saturday, July 28, Savor (Santana Tribute); Saturday, August 25, Sue Palmer (Boogie/Swing); and Friday, September 7, concert starts at 6:30pm, Clay Colton Band (Country). Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the SM Community Center. Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door, and $3 for children under 12. Season passes are now available for $25. For tickets and info, visit www.san-marcos.net. OASIS Travel Has Two Trips Planned Thursday, May 31, to March Air Reserve Base & Field Museum. Discover one of the oldest airfields operated by the U.S. Military. Take a guided tour of the base by members of the squadron. Have lunch at the base cafe, then on to the March Field Museum which serves as home to over 70 historic aircraft. Tour is limited to 40 passengers. Tour price of $56 is all inclusive. Pick up locations include Rancho Bernardo Community Park and Escondido Transit Center. Call 760.670.5538 for reservations. Then on Saturday, June 2, take an Old Town Tour, the birthplace of San Diego, led by a former docent and expert on Old Town. Highlights will include the Wells Fargo Museum, Mormon Museum and the Casa de Estudillo; then time for a nohost lunch at one of many Old Town eateries and shopping. Price of $61.00 includes transportation, driver's tip and coach refreshments. Pick up locations include Rancho Bernardo Community Park, Escondido Transit Center and Oceanside Park N'Ride. Call 760.670.5538. Golf Tournament & Padre Game to Benefit the MAP Program - The Echo Pacific Construction Company presents the 2012 MAP Foundation Golf Classic, on Friday, June 1, shotgun "scramble" start at 1pm, at the Vineyard Golf Course, 925 San Pasqual Road, Escondido. Early registration is appreciated. All golf participants will be given two tickets to the Padres/Diamondback game on Saturday, June 2. The game begins at 4:15pm and is a jersey giveaway
night. Additional discounted Padre game tickets can be ordered at email@example.com. Ticket prices are $14/each. Sponsorships are available in many categories, from $1,000 to $2,500, and a foursome is included with each sponsorship. Auction or raffle prize donations will be greatly appreciated, and you will receive Tournament recognition. Player package includes Green Fees, Golf Cart with GPS, Executive Lunch, unlimited warm-up range balls, reception and dinner, and two tickets to the Padres/Diamondback game on Saturday, June 2nd. Entry Fees are $140/individual or $550/foursome. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. For information about the tournament, registration, sponsorships, or prize donations, call 760.707.8059. The MAP program's purpose is to enhance the higher education opportunities for students enrolled in the Escondido Union High School District with a reward of tuition assistance and guaranteed admission to California State University, San Marcos. The MAP Foundation for Academic Success, Inc. can be reached at 760.291.3245, or the website at www.mapfoundation.net. North County Lifeline to sponsor basic mediation skills training program. Gain a thorough understanding of the essential skills and techniques used in the mediation process and conflict resolution, in this 40-hour program. It will run on June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, from 8:30am to 5:30pm each day. Cost is $750.00. For the North County Bar Association members, a $50 discount is offered. For more info, or to register, contact Maria Ochoa, Lead Mediation Program Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Oceanside International Film Festival (OIFF) Calls for Submissions from professional and amateur filmmakers, from both international and local San Diego sources. No experience necessary. Students especially are encouraged to participate by taking advantage of great discount rates. The OIFF officially kicks off the season of film festivals on August 16, and which continue through the Fall in San Diego County. The OIFF is a public event, underwritten by Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF), the parent entity and a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Check it out at www.ocaf.info. The festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and are looking for recognition among wider audiences. Elevating the chances for landing distribution deals for movies is one of the high goals of this organization. There are sponsorship opportunities for corporate and private sectors. Interested parties may call 760.590.4792 for details. There are several film categories, and submission fees vary, however they do increase as deadline time gets closer. No submissions will be accepted after July 2, 2012. Filmmakers will be notified by July 9th if their work was selected for festival screening. Filmmakers may mail their submissions only on DVD or Blu-ray to P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA, 92051. Call to leave a message at 760.433.3632, or email OIFF@ocaf.info. For more info, see OIFF Facebook page at www.facebook.com/likeOIFF. Are you a Life Learner, Activities Director or Recreation Specialist looking for an adventure? Visit the San Diego Archaeological Center to see 10,000 years of human history. It is a museum housing artifacts from over 800 sites in San Diego County. Located in the picturesque San Pasqual Valley between the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park and Ramona, it is 30 minutes from Julian. At the Center you can view exhibits, explore archaeology with hands-on activities and observe the ongoing research. Groups of 10 or more will have a 30-minute presentation and behind-the-scenes tour of the Center. Call to schedule a Museum Tour
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Late Arriving News District Election Discussion On Tuesday, May 29th at 6:00 PM, at the Escondido Union High School District Service Center Board Room, 302 North Midway Drive, Escondido, CA 92027 there will be a meeting convened as the County Committee on School District Reorganization. This is an open public hearing, discussing a proposed change of election system and establishment of trustee areas for the governing areas of the Escondido Union High School District. Spokesperson(s) for EUHS District will speak and provisions for public comment are made as well. Individual speakers will be called from speaker cards. There will also be questions from County Committee members. In that both the school district and the council are considering district elections, this should be an informative meeting. and the results may well figure into decisions for both governmental entities.
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When she arrived at our office, we were just finishing our morning patients. As she signed in she related to our front office staff her severe fear of having dental treatment, and the additional problems with her jaw joint. Despite all that, she said she was in so much pain that dental care was imperative! Our staff quickly moved her through the reception area and into our Oral Sedation Operatory. After getting the pre-requisite information needed for treatment, and reviewing her health history and a list of her medications, we took an x-ray of the area… being very careful not to touch the actual tooth itself. The results were ominous… The tooth would have to be extracted with replacement by either a “flipper,” bridge or preferably, an implant. She was extremely anxious and although she had made it to our
‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 15 • Base life support, Oceanside resident: now $600. Increasing to $840. • Base life support, nonresident: now $950. Increasing to $1,290. • Advanced life support level 1, Oceanside resident: now $725. Increasing to $1,010. • Advanced life support level 1, nonresident: now $1,050. Increasing to $1,460. • Advanced life support level 2, Oceanside resident: now $825. Increasing to $1,150. • Advanced life support level 2, nonresident: now $1,150. Increasing to $1,600. The City Council approved the fee changes 3-2, with Councilmen Gary Felien and Jerome Kern opposed. The new rates are expected to generate $330,000 to $350,000 in revenue annually. Felien opposed that budget plan, and Kern said after the March budget workshop that, though he voted in favor of the budget plan, he didn’t office, she was crying over the fear of having to undergo treatment. Fortunately, she hadn’t eaten since breakfast, about 6 hours ago … which gave us the fasting time needed in order to treat her with Oral Sedation. We explained the procedure to her and assured her that after having reviewed her medical history and current medications, that she could have this simple procedure used. This would enable her to relax and have her treatment, in this case, an extraction, done in a comfortable, nonthreatening way. She reluctantly agreed and after obtaining the proper medical consults and authorizations, and cross-referencing her medications with the sedatives we would be using, all was ready to go. We checked her pre-operative blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen consumption and reviewed her preoperative and postoperative instructions. She was required to contact a friend, in this case, her mother, whom she called and who came over and agreed to take her home after her treatment. We initiated her treatment by crushing her sedative medication with a breath mint and depositing it under her tongue. This greatly increases the
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The Paper 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. Erich 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 #2012-012143 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’Heureux, 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 #2012-011084 The name of the business: Geek Concepts, LLC, located at 5417 Old Ranch Road, Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Geek Concepts, LLC. 5417 Old Ranch Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Debra Francois, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/19/2012. 5/03, 5/10, 5/17 and 5/24/2012 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 Court Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerald P. Bedard This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/26/2012. 5/03, 5/10, 5/17 and 5/24/2012
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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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012846 The name of the business: SCI Architerctural Woodworks, Inc. located at 2951 Norman Strasse Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: SCI Architectural Woodworks, Inc. 2951 Norman Strasse Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/09/2007. /s/Robert A. Singleton, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/08/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012531 The name of the business: Relax Zone Thai Massage, located at 2142 Industrial Ct., #C, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Suporn Billups 2142 Industrial Ct. #C Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 08/13/2010. /s/Suporn Billups This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/04/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-013149 The name of the business: San Diego Car Rental, San Diego Rental Car, SD Car Rental, SD Rental Car, located at 722 Enterprise St., Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: SDCR, Inc. 722 Enterprise Street Escondido, CA. 92029 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 05/10/2012. /s/Tarek Kabban, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/11/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012
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 4/26/2012. 5/10, 5/17, 5/24 and 5/31/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-010501 The name of the business: Aerolumens Enterprises, AeroLumens Enterprises, located at 2459 Fawn Creek Lane, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Glenn Harter Borland 2459 Fawn Creek Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Clenn Harter Borland 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 #2012-013020 The name of the business: Plato’s Closet, located at 1134 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Denothy Corp. 1134 West Valley Parkway Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/13/2003. /s/Denise Dabbs, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/10/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012
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The name of the business: Advanced Family Chiropractic of Miramar, located at 9360 Activity Road, #C, San Diego, Ca. 92126, is hereby registered by the following: Kimberly Goreham 13221 Leeds Lane Poway, CA. 92064 Alex Savastano 9505 Gold Coast Dr. #80 San Diego, CA. 92126 This business is conducted by a Joint Venture. First day of business was 01/01/2012. /s/Kimberly Goreham This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/02/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-013145 The name of the business: TLC Home Buyers, Home Bound Property Group, located at 746 Via Barquero, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Jeffrey Michael and Vyrna Corazon Romek 746 Via Barquero San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 03/01/2012. /s/Jeffrey Michael Romek This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/11/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012
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The name of the business: Solana Stone, located at 1291 Pacific Oaks Place, #119, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Michael E. Morris 1291 Pacific Oaks Place, #119 Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael E. Morris This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/18/2012. 5/24, 5/31 , 6/07 & 6/14/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-013715 The name of the business: Winterstrom Heating & Cooling, Winterstrom HVAC, located at 707 Hilo Way, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Wayne Winterstrom 707 Hilo Way Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Wayne Winterstrom This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/17/2012. 5/24, 5/31 , 6/07 & 6/14/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-014044 The name of the business: JR Design, located at 1217 N. Grape St., Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Julie A. Rosenkraus 1217 N. Grape St. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Julie A. Rosenkrans This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/21/2012. 5/24, 5/31 , 6/07 & 6/14/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-014141 The name of the business: Deer Springs Equestrian, Deer Springs Feed & Supply, located at 140 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Deer Springs Equestrian, LLC 31732 Capuchina Way Coto de Caza, CA. 92679 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Theordore Olsen, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/22/2012. 5/24, 5/31 , 6/07 & 6/14/2012
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The name of the business: North County Dog Training, located at 10142 West Lilac Road, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Shelley Sloane 10142 West Lilac Road Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by a an individual. First day of business was 05/14/2012. /s/Shelley Sloane This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/14/2012. 5/17, 5/24, 5/31 & 6/07/2012
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May 24, 2012 issue. News and entertainment for north San Diego county.