Volume 43- No. 22
May 31, 2012
by lyle e davis I remember when I was in the Army, stationed at Brooke Army Hospital, in San Antonio, Texas, we had a barracks-mate from Tennessee. His name was Doyle. Time dims the memory as to his last name, but I distinctly remember as though it were yesterday, when Doyle came back from vacation in Tennesse and brought with him a Mason jar of ‘White Lightnin’ - the eternal name for Moonshine. I’ve never been much of a drinker. An occasional cold beer, a glass of wine, maybe a Scotch and soda. But, small drinker that I was, I recognized perfection when I tasted it. This was the smoothest tastin’ stuff I ever did partake of, at least in the alcohol department. That’s as close as I ever got to the moonshine culture. If you really, really, wanted to understand moonshine and its culture, you’d have to consult ‘the old perfesser,’ by his own definition, the finest maker of moonshine there ever was. His name was Marvin Sutton but everyone called him “Popcorn.” He was an American Appalachian moonshiner originally from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. To say that Popcorn Sutton was colorful would be to shortchange him. And Popcorn didn’t like to be short-changed. Sutton's career in bootlegging—and getting caught for it—extended back to the 1970s. Sutton considered moonshine production a legitimate part of his heritage, being as he was ScotsIrish and descended from a The Paper - 760.747.7119
long line of moonshiners. A scrawny, long-bearded mountain man with a foul mouth and a passing acquaintance with copper tubing and kettles, Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton seemed the embodiment of moonshiners of yore. Brought up in rural Cocke County, Tenn., identified as
one of four "moonshine capitals of the world" in the cornwhiskey history "Mountain Spirits," Mr. Sutton learned the family trade from his father. The practice goes back to the Scots-Irish, who brought it to the New World, and it wasn't illegal until after the Civil War, says Dan Pierce, chairman of the history department at the
University of North Carolina at Asheville. "This is something that legitimately is an expression of the culture of this region," Mr. Pierce says. “He was a short, skinny fella, who always wore his hat—that was kind of his claim to fame, his hat that he always wore.
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Page 2 - May 31, 2012 ‘Popcorn Sutton’ Cont. from Page 1 And his bib overalls—he always wore bib overalls. Even when he came to federal court, he was wearing bib overalls. He was a friendly fellow, and of course every time you would talk to him, he would say, 'Ray, I’ve run my last run of moonshine, I'm not gonna do it anymore, I'm just getting too old to be doing this stuff.' ” —Ray Snader on "Popcorn" Sutton, 2008. Like his forebears, Mr. Sutton had brushes with the law, and was first convicted of selling untaxed liquor in the early 1970s. He mostly kept out of trouble after that, though friends say his nickname came from an unfortunate encounter with a balky barroom popcorn machine that he wound up hitting with a pool cue. But he was well known as a distiller around his native Parrottsville. Much to the dismay of law enforcement, he lived his life on his own terms, did and said whatever the hell he wanted and always had a trick up his sleeve.
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This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The Perfect Question The commanding officer at the Russian military academy (the equivalent of a 4-star general in the U.S. ) gave a lecture on Potential Problems and Military Strategy. At the end of the lecture, he asked if there were any questions. An officer stood up and asked, "Will there be a third world war? And, will Russia take part in it?" The general answered both questions in the affirmative. Another officer asked, "Who will be the enemy?" The general replied, "All indica-
He was a familiar figure at the Misty Mountain Ranch Bed & Breakfast in nearby Maggie Valley, N.C., wearing faded overalls and with a back stooped, he said, from decades of humping bags of sugar into the hills. He picked the banjo and serenaded guests on the inn's porch. He helped decorate the $155-a-night Moonshiner suite at the inn with some still hardware. Mr. Sutton put a modern spin on his vocation, appearing in documentaries and even penning an autobiography in 1999, "Me and My Likker." (You can buy it today at amazon.com. Price? $155.00). Souvenir shops in Maggie Valley sold his video, "The Last Run of Likker I'll Ever Make," and even clocks with his image on them. Other moonshiners have gone legit and cashed in; a former Nascar driver and moonshiner now offers Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon in Southern liquor stores. But Mr. Sutton insisted on earning a living the old-fashioned way and, in 2007, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and tions point to China ." Everyone in the audience was shocked.
Explosives busted him with 850 gallons of moonshine, stored in an old school bus on his property. Although Tennessee was once a hotbed of moonshine and federal "revenuers" pursued bootleggers through the hills, an attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Greeneville says he couldn't remember the last federal prosecution of a moonshiner. "Modern-day moonshining is the manufacture of methamphetamine," First Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregg L. Sullivan says. "Tennessee is in the top five states nationally." But in Cocke County, Sutton’s endeavors were coming to a halt. After his 2007 bust with the 850 gallons of moonshine, 2008 brought a conviction. (He pleaded guilty to production of distilled spirits and to a weapons possession charge.) In January 2009, after the ATF raid, Sutton was sentenced to eighteen months in a federal prison for illegally distilling spirits and possession of a firearm as a felon. Sutton, 62 and recently diagtree smoking a joint when a little lizard walked past, looked up and said, 'Hey Koala! What are you doing?'
nosed with cancer, pleaded with the U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer to let him serve his sentence under house arrest. Several petitions were made in attempts to reduce or commute Sutton's sentence, to no avail. In sentencing, the judge specifically referred to the documentary about him. Contrary to popular notion, most moonshine is not made with alcohol levels any higher than can be found in Kentucky bourbons or Tennessee whiskeys. Popcorn’s brew comes in somewhere between Jack Daniel’s and Four Roses Single Barrel bourbon. In Sutton’s final year, he determined to pass along his moonshine methodology to Northern Californian Jamey Grosser, a former professional Supercross motorcycle racer and current J and M partner who saw in Sutton a figurehead and a storyline. Here was a modern-day Jack Daniel, only there are no YouTube clips of Mr. Daniel being interviewed by Johnny ‘Popcorn Sutton’ Cont. on Page 3 the side. Then he asked the little lizard, 'What's the matter with you?'
A third officer remarked, "General, we are a nation of only 350 million, compared to the 1.5 billion Chinese. Can we win at all, or even survive?" The general answered, "Just think about this for a moment: In modern warfare, it is not the quantity of soldiers that matters, but the quality of an army's capabilities. For example, in the Middle East we have had a few wars recently where 5 million Jews fought against 150 million Arabs, and Israel was always victorious." After a small pause, yet another officer - from the back of the auditorium asked, "Do we have enough Jews?"
The koala said, 'Smoking a joint, come up and have some.' So the little lizard climbed up and sat next to the koala where they enjoyed a few hits. After a while the little lizard said that his mouth was 'dry' and that he was going to get a drink from the river.
The crocodile said that he had to check this out and walked into the rain forest, found the tree where the koala was sitting finishing a joint. The crocodile looked up and said, 'Hey you!' So the koala looked down at him and said, 'Maaaaaan dude... How much water did you drink?'
New Rules The Secret Service issued new rules of conduct for agents Friday. They can no longer get drunk, procure hookers or go to strip bars. The rules say that from now on, if agents feel compelled to engage in such behavior, they can run for public office like everyone else. ••••• A koala was sitting in a gum
The little lizard explained to the crocodile that he had been sitting with the koala in the tree, smoking a joint, but got too stoned and fell into the river while taking a drink.
Good Advice on Golf 1. Don't buy a putter until you've had a chance to throw it.
The little lizard was so stoned that he leaned over too far and fell into the river. A crocodile saw this and swam over to the little lizard and helped him to
2. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in your mind during your swing.
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to be a few stills? They were all over.”
On March 16, 2009, a week before the 62-year-old was to begin an 18-month prison sentence, he summoned Grosser to his property to review the whiskey-making process. On March 16, Sutton told Grosser he wanted to spend a little time alone with his wife, and Grosser caught a plane back to California.
Grosser wanted into the spirits business, and he figured that selling moonshine legitimately (meaning paying taxes and obtaining permits) would offer an advantage over starting into bourbon or other aged whiskeys. Moonshine can go directly from still to jar to stores, without spending years aging in barrels. “I thought, ‘We’re going to sell moonshine,” ’ Grosser said. “Now ‘Just how were we going to do that?’ I had no idea. So I flew to Knoxville and started asking around. Everybody said, ‘Go see Popcorn. He’s the only one left.’ ” Grosser visited Sutton at his Cocke County cabin, where he spent five days talking about whiskey and taking in Sutton’s peculiar, profane and rebellious worldview. Upon arriving at Sutton’s house, Grosser saw a headstone on the porch inscribed, “Popcorn says (expletive) you.” Over many other visits, the two eventually developed an odd-duck master/apprentice relationship, and they developed plans to “go legit” and market Sutton’s white whiskey. “He kept teaching me what he’d learned,” Grosser said. “He told me, ‘Nobody else knows what you know.’ And he was methodical about passing it along.” When he asked Sutton about possible celebrity tie-ins, Sutton said the only public figure he’d want selling his ’shine was Hank Williams Jr. But Williams is loathe to pitch anything that’s not the NFL or T-shirts and undergarments. “My initial reaction was, ‘I have zero interest. None,’ ” Williams said. “But then they showed me Popcorn’s whole story. And I related to him. And I admired him. Here was the last real moonshiner, and moonshine has been so connected to music and to the South. It used to be everywhere. The road next to my farm in West Tennessee is named after a guy’s still: Swor Still Road. You reckon around Williamson County there used
“An hour later, he was dead,” Grosser said. Legendary moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton had rigged the exhaust pipe, climbed into the driver seat of his green Ford Fairlane and hit the ignition. On that March day, he was staring down the barrel of an 18-month prison sentence and was due to report to jail later that week, the price of getting caught with 850 gallons of moonshine. He never reported. Ms. Sutton discovered her husband in his green Ford Fairlane. "He called it his three-jug car," she told the AP, "because he gave three jugs of liquor for it." In a strange irony, just months after Sutton died, Tennessee eased its laws on moonshine production. The legislature passed a bill that greatly expanded the areas of the state where distilling is allowed. The new law allowed many moonshiners to go legit with their products and other distillers to start. Since then, there has been a building wave of new distilleries of various types entering the local marketplace, reviving a rich state heritage nearly destroyed by Prohibition. On Nov. 9, 2010, Hank Williams, Jr. announced his partnership with J&M Concepts LLC and widow Pam Sutton to distill and distribute Sutton's whiskey legally for the first time. Dubbed "Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey," it is produced on stills designed by Sutton using his secret family recipe and techniques Sutton entrusted to former Supercross professional Jamey Grosser of J&M Concepts. According to press reports, Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey will be initially distributed in
Tennessee and throughout the southeast. The copper stills were handcrafted by Vendome Copper and Brass in Louisville, KY. Hank Williams Jr. usually lays off the moonshine. “I’m kind of at the red wine and cigar stage of life,” said Williams, 61, who three decades ago sang, “The hangovers hurt more than they used to/ And cornbread and iced tea took the place of pills and 90 proof.” Yet Williams has joined with J and M Concepts in launching Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey, an “un-aged whiskey” (i.e., moonshine) that replicates the liquor made by East Tennessee moonshiner Marvin “Popcorn” Sutton, a banjoplaying, tax-avoiding distiller whose life and 2009 death were chronicled on television, in documentaries and in national newspapers. He was featured in a 2007 documentary Hillbilly: The Real Story, on The History Channel. In 2008, he was featured in the documentary The Last One, filmed by Neal Hutcheson. “This guy was real Appalachian Americana,” Williams said. “He was a folk hero.” Williams attended Sutton’s funeral, saw the outpouring of community support for the Cocke County local legend and shook his head at the circumstances behind Sutton’s death. “The government couldn’t leave him alone, so he killed himself,” Williams said. “It was all about something like $5,000 in taxes, which is about five minutes of my panty and T-shirt sales.” In the wake of all that, Grosser was left to wonder whether and how to move forward. J and M received offers in what Grosser calls “multiple tens of millions” for the rights to Sutton’s likeness and liquor, but Grosser refused, saying, “They wanted to bastardize Popcorn’s whiskey.” After much consultation with Williams and others, he decided on a regional approach and on a strict adherence to Sutton’s recipe
and methodology. “I asked a lot of advice,” Grosser said. “I went to Jimmy Russell, the master distiller at Wild Turkey, and started telling him about Popcorn. He said, ‘You don’t have to say another thing. Popcorn made some of the best whiskey that’s ever been.’ ” Grosser is quick to remind people that Williams is an owner, not merely a paid celebrity, and also that Sutton’s widow is a partner. He found a spot in Nashville for what he claims is “the biggest legal moonshine still in the world,” with Sutton’s expletive-laden headstone admonition inscribed on it. Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey arrived in select Nashville bars recently, and celebrities including Williams, Kid Rock, Martina McBride, Jamey Johnson, major league ballplayer Nick Swisher and actress Joanna Garcia attended a launch party at Nashville’s Marathon Building. Lipman Brothers will distribute the liquor, which will be packaged in Mason jars. “Over the last year or so, we’ve seen a rise in white whiskies,” said Woodland Wine Merchant owner Will Motley. “It’s a combination of the emerging craft distillery thing and people’s renewed interest in cocktails. Tennessee has a history of whiskey-making and bootlegging, and here you have a connection with this iconic figure.” “You’ve still got to be careful, though,” Williams said. “It tastes exactly the same as what Popcorn made, and it’s so smooth you sometimes don’t realize what you’re drinking. Like I’ve heard Jamey (Johnson) say, there’s at least one famous Tennessee whiskey, (Jack Daniels) and now there are going to be two. This one will be in a Mason jar.” The people of Tennessee, and in particular, in Popcorn’s neighborhood, have their own thoughts about moonshine: "You talk to some of the old people, and they say, 'You can say it was illegal and we don't like to break the law, but when it comes down to break‘Popcorn Sutton’ Cont. on Page 5
Page 4 - May 31, 2012 A Part of the World Trade Center Comes to the Escondido Charter High School About 360 students plus faculty and staff from Escondido Charter High School sat in awe Friday afternoon at a 2pm Assembly as Wayne Louth, who served his nation during the Vietnam era, presented the story of The Patriot Flag and a remnant from the Word Trade Center.
Above, Wayne Louth points out an I-Beam from the World Trade Center; below, Louth speaks to ECHS students
Man About Town There’s a lot of talk within the sports world about Junior Seau’s suicide and the apparent lack of visible signs of depression. To me, this suggests an obvious area that needs to be explored. Chances are Junior Seau was bi-polar. Bi-polarity used to be described as manicdepressive. I know of at least four bi-polars, two of whom committed suicide.
Local News As part of his presentation he also gave the Red Skelton version of the Pledge of Allegiance, following which he received a standing ovation.
Air Patrol gathered to place many flags in the courtyard of Escondido Charter High School. By all accounts, it was a moving day on campus, in recognition of this past Memorial Day weekend. Portion of Daley Ranch to Close Temporarily in June
their safety. Violators will be cited. Any questions or comments should be addressed to Bud Oliveira, Special Projects Manager at 760.839-4665 or firstname.lastname@example.org The contract to perform the work was awarded to the low bidder, Asphalt & Concrete Enterprises, Inc., Santee, CA in the amount of $165,868. The work consists of recycling the existing road in place, moisture conditioning and compacting the recycled road and underlying soils, compacting them and then placing a 3 inch thick compacted asphalt concrete pavement from the Gate at the La Honda Drive parking lot/trail head to the Daley Ranch House approximately one mile to the north.
This was all a part of the nationwide tour featuring both a structural beam from the World Trade Center and a heavy emphasis on our nation’s flag.
The City of Escondido will temporarily close the La Honda Drive entrance to Daley Ranch, as well as several trails surrounding the Ranch House, in order to repave the road. The closure will take place June 11, 2012, and should be completed by June 27. During that time, visitors may still access Daley Ranch by using the Caballo Trailhead or Cougar Pass entrances, as well as the Rattle snake Road Trailhead within Dixon Lake. A map clearly showing the closed areas will be posted at those entrances. The affected trails and extent of the closures are listed below:
A 24-year-old man was arrested and charged with having
On Friday morning, at 6:30am, members of the Civil
Visitors are reminded to obey all trail closure signs to ensure
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One, a young girl, was the a good friend (who is also bipolar). One moment she was laughing, joking, a half hour later she had hanged herself. It was near Christmas. Now, every Christmas season we worry ourselves sick about my pal who is bi-polar, worrying that he might go off the deep end. Another lady was laughing and joking with her husband. He took the dog for a walk. A half-hour later he came back. His wife had shot herself.
forming, people. ••••• Rattlesnake Season is Here! Be wary as you hike, take your pets for walks, or even just going to the mail box, or while gardening . . . it’s rattlesnake season and they are out looking for mates. During the mating season they are particularly aggressive and can get rather nasty. Our Chief Rattlesnake Scout, Nick Ponce, snapped a formal portrait of Father Rattler recently . . . here he is in all his glory: As you’ll notice, Father
Center for the Arts, Escondido (what a horribly awkward venue name!) is seeking additional subsidy from the city of Escondido.
Above, another view of the Ibeam from the World Trade Center, with flag
It is thought that there might be a lack of lithium in the brains of bi-polars. It is still under study. Junior Seau’s demeanor over the past several years would suggest that bipolarity should at least be looked into. Whether you can research bi-polarity post mortem, I don’t know. Some famous bi-polars: Dick Cavett, Kurt Cobain, the musician, Rosemary Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr., actor, Patty Duke, actress, Richard Dreyfuss, actor, Carrie Fisher, actress, Connie Francis, singer. Lots of creative, high per-
Rattler is difficult to see at first glance. All the more important to be alert when outdoors. They’re everywhere, lawns, gardens, patios, even sometimes venturing indoors . . . garages, kitchens, outdoor nurseries at shopping centers . . . stay awake! I see where the California
24-year-old Man Faces Sexual Predator Charge for Sex with 12-year-old Escondido Girl
Based on what I’ve seen, the progress the new managment team has made . . . I’d be inclined to recommend they receive additional funding. I recently met Jerry Buckley, their Vice President for External Affairs (which means, among other things, he’s in charge of raising money). He’s sharp. He’s amiable. He knows his stuff. He has a brilliant background. Have not met interim CEO Jon Teeuwissen, but all reports are that he is also very sharp with strong credentials. This is the most successful financial season CCAE has since 2005 - which is a great sign of progress. Mayor Sam (Abed) and his team have kept their campaign promises of a balanced budget and it’s hard to find money in this economy . . . but, if possible, this is an area ‘Man on the Town’ Cont. on Page 6
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ing the law and feeding the family, or not feeding the family, we feed the family.'" Moonshine may be entering its twilight—the Tennessee legislature recently passed a law legalizing moonshine distilleries, which means that pretty soon it'll be just another piece of roadside kitsch In his later years, Popcorn would tell everyone, “this is my last run, I’m geting to old for this business . . .” but his cellphone number was very available—he'd give it to people to call to order some moonshine. And one of the stories that came out in his federal court case was that he had met up with a fellow and sold him 50 gallons of moonshine, because there was a discounted rate … he had ended up selling 50 gallons to this undercover agent, helped him load it and everything. "I guess, probably about two years or so ago, he married a woman, and he was married at the time that he committed suicide. He was actually buried in
a very isolated plot in western North Carolina, near the graves of his mother and father. Several months later, his wife had his body exhumed and there was a large public memorial service to him. And after that memorial service, his body was taken on a horse-drawn caisson to his property in Parrotsville, Tennessee, where it was reburied. Before his death, he already had his coffin—the shovels were there. And he also had his grave marker, a small grave marker that was already made, to put on his grave. And I didn’t see it personally, but I’ve seen photos of it. And it said simply, "Popcorn says '[Expletive] You.'" Popcorn believed in his Whiskey and the traditions he lived and ultimately died for. Even in the midst of his impending prison sentence he managed to ensure his life’s work would continue by passing this tradition onto his apprentice who he called the “grocery boy.” ‘Popcorn Sutton’ Cont. on Page 13
sustain a good shellacking in the November election. A number of readers took umbrage, choosing to dismiss it as liberal bias rather than to examine the merits of the argument.
Commentary I've read several items from this guy, and he has always seemed pretty unbiased to me. This time it's one sided, but I'm not sure it's too far off the mark. The points he raises are just some of the reasons I have left the Republican Party and become an Independent Voter (Decline to State or 'No Party Preference') - lyle Columnist, Author, Pastor By Byron Williams I Still Say Republicans Need a Good Shellacking in November In December I opined in this column that perhaps the best thing that could happen to the Republican Party is to
Last week, two scholars -Thomas Mann from the liberal Brookings Institution and Norman Ornstein from the more conservative American Enterprise Institute -- reached a similar conclusion. They state unequivocally that the blame for the current dysfunction in Washington lies at the feet of the Republican Party. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post last week, they wrote: "In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party." ‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 13
Page 6 - May 31, 2012 goodies and socializing afterward. All Model A owners or enthusiasts are welcome. For more info, email Sheila at email@example.com or call 951.696.0323.
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistance League Presents Scholarships
Assistance League® of Inland North County recently presented a check for scholarships to students in the nursing program at California State University, San Marcos. Pictured are (l-r) Dr. Mark Vernoy, Terri Sharpe, Gloria Tecca, Dr. Judy Eckhart, Sally Johnson, Karen Warburton, Kim Hartwell, Chantal Flannagan, and Richard Talmo. This year the nursing students received $15,000 and an additional $2,500 was given to a nursing student demonstrating leadership qualities. This award is in memory of Matt McLaughlin. In addition to scholarships to CSUSM students, Assistance League gives scholarships to nursing students at Palomar College, graduates of Orange Glen High School, San Pasqual Academy, and Escondido Charter School. The McLaughlin Chapter House and Thrift Store, at 2068 East Valley Parkway, Escondido, supports four other philanthropic projects: Ready…Set…Read!!!, Operation School Bell®, Operation Duffel Bags, and Baby Real Deal. For more information about volunteer opportunities, go to www.assistanceleague.info or call 760.746.7532. Meeting and Events Calendar Palomar Model A Ford Club’s June meeting will be on Wednesday, the 6th. Upcoming tours and technical advice are topics on the agenda. Meetings are held at Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos. Doors open at 6pm; meeting starts at 7pm, with
Join the Humane Society for Dads & Dogs on June 10th - From 12noon to 2pm on Sunday, June 10, the Escondido Humane Society will be onsite at the Lexus Escondido dealership, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, with adorable adoptable animals so you can adopt the love of your life. Hullabaloo will put on a musical show for kids, and Doodlebug Designs will be available for those who want to make a clay impression of their little one’s hand or feet. Sandra Kay Photography will be offering a free 5x7 digital print of the entire family. Anyone who adopts a pet that day also can have a complimentary 8x10 photo with their newest family member. There will be free refreshments and drawings for prizes. Anyone who visits the dealership to test drive a Lexus now through June 10 will be entered into a drawing to win the use of a Lexus for Father’s Day weekend. Everyone is welcome to participate, but dads are especially encouraged to join in. For more information, contact Tasonya Jackson at 760.690.2720 or email@example.com. American Association of University Women to Explore "What America will be like over the next 100 years" when they meet on Saturday, June 16. The meeting starts at 10am; speaker at 11am, followed by lunch at noon. Larry Sundram will explore “What America will be like over the next 100 years.” Things that appear to be so permanent at any moment in history change with stunning speed; eras come and go. This program reviews pivotal events of the 20th century that set the stage for transformational and audacious events in the 21st century that almost no one is talking about. Where will America stand in the emerging new world? Mr. Sundram is past President of Vista Rotary Club and District Governor for the San Diego/Imperial Counties District. AAUW Meetings are held at the Redwood Town Court, 500 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, and are open to the public. Reservations are required for the optional $12/lunch. Contact Sandra Gerard at 760.739.0710 or firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. For info about AAUW and upcoming events, check the website at www.escondido-ca.aauw.net. Monthly ‘ArtWalk’ at Old California Restaurant Row, 1080 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, will be on Sunday, June 3, from 2-5pm, featuring original works on sale by local artists and craftsmen, and from 3-5pm, there will be a live musical performance by Micky Maga (jazz guitar) in the heart of North County’s largest dining and entertainment destination. Live art demonstrations, and free craft station for children is also planned. Held on the first Sunday each month near the Village Shops at Old California Restaurant Row, “ArtWalk” will offer a free and lively experience for the community to enjoy and appreciate the arts. For more info, contact Marilyn Huerta at 760.271.6795. Upcoming “ArtWalks” are scheduled for Sunday, July 1 (Kainga Music, Steele Drum School), August 5 (Mike Rudolph, piano), and September 2 (John & Mo Mullins, Folk Jazz). Admission is free and open to the public. Special offers on dining and entertainment will be available at many Old California Restaurant Row businesses. For more information, contact Marilyn Huerta at 760-271-6795. The next Bluegrass regular “First Tuesday” no-charge event takes place at the Round Table Pizza, corner of Washington & Ash in Escondido on Tuesday, June 5, starting at 7pm, with
local bands or pick-up groups from the parking lot jam sessions. The featured band takes the stage around 8pm, and that will be the Murphy Family. Also, this will be Kids Night. For additional information, check the website at www.NorthCountyBluegrass.org, or contact Ann Smith at 760.402.1577 or email@example.com. The Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet on Thursday, June 7, from 6-8:15pm, at Cocina del Charro, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. The Guest speaker, The Soul Entrepreneur, is Dr. Vrunda Dave’, Small Biz Marketing Expert, who will discuss “How to Position Yourself as the Go-To Expert in Your Market.” The meeting is a fun networking opportunity with great food and door prizes. Bring quarters for a special Quarter Auction. Guests are welcome. A slate of new officers for 2012-2013 chapter year will be voted on. For additional info, contact Lori at 909.744.0115 or Sue at 760.822.2242, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Casino Night Fundraiser Set for Friday, June 8, for “Miracle Babies,” a non-profit organization which provides support and financial assistance to families with critically ill newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit. This third annual event will be on Friday, June 8, from 7-11pm at the Mission Valley Marriott. Tickets cost $100/person, or $150/couple; with Poker Player passes, which include unlimited bar, swag bag and opportunities to win prizes, are available for $500/each. Cocktail attire suggested. This lively fundraiser treats guest to an evening of Las Vegas-style casino games, silent and live auctions, and a variety of fabulous foods from many San Diego restaurants. For more info, or to purchase tickets, visit www.miraclebabies.org, or visit the Miracle Babies page on Facebook. Miracle Babies was founded by Sean Daneshmand, M.D., is based in San
‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4 that needs attention. Our arts programs in Escondido have taken some pretty heavy hits. It will be interesting to see how Mayor Sam, Councilmembers Waldron and Diaz respond to this challenge. Councilmembers Ed Gallo and Mike Morasco are already on board, recommending the subsidy. ••••• Saw where an 80 year old grandma went skydiving . . . against her will, as it happened. Once chuted up and hooked up to her instructor, she decided she didn’t want to jump. The instructor pushed her out of the plane and made the jump anyway. An absolute No-No. means no!
Once airborne, the grandma became unharnessed from her instructor and had to hang on for dear life. They landed and both survived . . . and the grandma joked about it later. But tragedy could have happened. The instructor should be barred from dealing with students. He
Diego, and is a non-profit organization to provide financial assistance and support to families in need with newborns in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Escondido Democratic Club members (and friends) will hold their first "EDC Members Speak Out!" meeting on June 9. A recent survey of Club Members indicated they wanted an occasional opportunity to open the floor for discussion of issues and concerns. Those attending will be able to share their important issues in brief presentations, followed by questions and answers. A business meeting is scheduled at 10:30am, followed by the "Speak Out!" session at approximately 11am, Saturday, June 9, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N. Broadway in Escondido. Admission is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is free on site. For additional information, visit the website at www.escondidodems.org, e m a i l email@example.com, or call 760.740.8595. “Summertime” at Artists Gallery, a fine art exhibit celebrating “summertime” will be on display at the Escondido Art Association’s Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, from Wednesday, June 6 through Saturday, June 30. The collection includes original paintings, drawings and photographs juried by art instructor, demonstrator, and workshop conductor Chuck McPherson. Ribbon awards for the best artworks will be presented during an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, June 9, from 5-8pm. Members of the public are invited to attend, mingle with artists, and enjoy free refreshments. Regular gallery hours are 11am-4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission to the gallery is always free. For more info, call 760.489.0338, 760.741.3117, or check the website at www.escondidoartists.org.
‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. on Page 13 should never have pushed that old lady out of the plane. Unheard of! ••••• Dismayed at the very weak television news anchor teams in San Diego, particularly on the weekends. The overall quality of local television journalists is rather low. I cringed when not one but several tv field reporters would begin almost every sentence with “Now . .” “Now, police are investigating. Now, police say the subject was a resident of Illinois. Now, the house is under surveillance.” Amazing that news directors allow this type of amateur presentation. Also, the tv news reporter who reported someone “drowned to death.” Um, yeah. ••••• Does anyone actually go the San Diego Padres games anymore? And, if so . . . why? They appear to be such a completely inept team . . . with a record (as of Monday) of 17 wins and 32 losses. San Diego has a reputation for lousy sports franchises. Even the Chargers disappoint.
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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 sex with a 12-year-old Escondido girl, police said Monday. Christopher Bradley Nutt, recently of San Dimas, met the girl through an online social network, according to a news release from the Escondido Police Department. The girl's mother told police early Sunday that the child had been missing since Saturday evening. Officers began "a systematic search," contacting the girl's friends and checking her cellphone, police said. The investigation led them to the 1000 block of Nightingale Place in Escondido, where they found Nutt with the girl in the bedroom of a house, police said. The man was arrested and the girl reunited with her parents. Nutt was charged with five incidents of intercourse with a minor; one incident of sodomy with a child younger ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 8
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Page 8 - May 31, 2012 Remembering Those who Stood in Harm's Way - on Four Paws
Shelly is a Longhaired very small Chihuahua. She is only 1 year old and 4 pounds now. She loves to play and snuggle. She gets along great with other dogs, cats and people.
Above, Military Working Dog Chyba C260 sitting on the memorial. Chyba lost the only battle of her life when she died of cancer last year. The granite statue on the memorial is a replica of Chyba.
There's an old saying that great soldiers "die with their boots on." In reality, many of them wear no boots ... and instead of two feet they have four paws. This past Memorial Day, Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) held a service in honor of the Military Working Dogs and their handlers who stood in harm's way, sometimes sacrificing their own lives, to protect others. "The average Military Working Dog (MWD) saves 150 lives during its time in service," says RCHS spokesman John Van Zante. "Since the creation of the Army's K-9 Corps in 1942 MWDs have detected explosives that would have killed soldiers and civilians and alerted our troops to enemies that could not be seen, only smelled." The Military Working Dog Memorial is located in Cricket's Corner Dog Park at RCHS. This is the only private MWD memorial west of the Mississippi River. If you've never visited the MWD Memorial at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, make this your first time. It’s still there . . . and will be, forever. Cricket's Corner Dog Park is at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas.
and spayed is Shelly microchipped. Her microchip registration is included. Her vaccines and rabies certificate are all up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for her transition and any favorite toys or bedding she may have claimed. To get all the details on our events to meet Shelly or for more information and pictures on our other available pups just visit our website www.forgotemail or tenpaws.org firstname.lastname@example.org. Great News! Bran has a Home! Remember Bran? The German Shepherd we featured last week? The dog that watched other dogs being adopted and he kept being returned to his pen . . . apparently consigned to always being the forgotten one?
Kennedy is Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. She's a 1 year old, 13 pound, bundle of love! Christina, who works in the kennels, calls Kennedy a "Typical Terrier." She has lots of energy. She's friendly and social. And she absolutely loves other dogs. Kennedy was transferred to RCHS through our FOCAS program. She gets along great with other dogs....no matter how big or small they are. The adoption fee for Kennedy is $125. That includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, spay, 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 or log on to www.sdpets.org.
‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 7 than 14; four incidents of lewd acts with a child younger than 13; four incidents of oral copulation of a child younger than 14; five incidents of possession of child pornography; and sexual exploitation of a child. Nutt remained at the Vista jail on Monday evening in lieu of $1,175,000 bail, jail records showed.
Well, Monday morning we got a call from a lady who wanted to adopt him. The good news is, Bran was no longer available. Another family had adopted him last week. But, it just happened that good friend, Bruce Krider, has two other German Shepherds that need a home . . . and we reckon this new lady will fall in love with at least one of them .We were delighted to learn that good ol’ Bran found himself a home. We’ll keep you posted.
Police asked that anyone with information on this case call them at 760-839-4758. The public can also contact police through an anonymous tip line at 760-743-8477 or at www.escondido.org/police. Vista Man Gets Long Prison Senence A Vista gang member who took part in two Orange County jewelry store robberies was sentenced last Friday to 90 years to life in prison. Michael Burgin, 32, was convicted in January of 2009 jewelry store robberies in Tustin
Prudence is a 5-year-old spayed female longhair muted calico mix, ID 62029. Prudence is a friendly girl who loves to have attention lavished upon her. When she’s not being petted she likes to play with her kitty string toys. Prudence is currently residing with some other adoptable felines that she gets along well with, so she might not mind having a feline companion in her new home. Prudence is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $42.50 adoption fee in June includes her spay, microchip, up-todate vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. and Laguna Beach. Co-defendant Adam Weick, 31, who was also convicted of an August 2009 robbery of the Tustin jewelry store, was sentenced to 21 years behind bars. The two were the last to be sentenced out of a dozen defendants caught up in an investigation into a Vista gang. Co-defendant Aida Arroyo, 30, pleaded guilty to seconddegree robbery and other charge. She was sentenced last month to 12 years in prison. Arroyo went to Tustin Village Jewelers about 5 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2009, pretending to sell a ring. As she left the secured shop, Burgin and Weick burst in and robbed the store at gunpoint, stealing more than $160,000 in merchandise, prosecutors said. Burgin was also involved in an August 2009 robbery at a ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 17
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Looking for some inexpensive family fun this summer? Then you won’t want to miss “Movies in the Park.” This summer you can enjoy beautiful summer evenings in Grape Day Park while catching outdoor movies that are perfect for the whole family. The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. with a variety of children’s activities, as well as a snack bar. The movies will begin at dusk. Movie schedule: June 9 June 23
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ABC News Anchor Hugh Downs used to close his 20/20 news program by saying “We’re in touch, so you be in touch.” That phrase reminds me of keeping our residents informed about city programs, projects and event. We’re in touch with the latest happenings, therefore, we can keep you in the news loop. To do this, the city has employed a variety of useful communication mediums. The best way to get the latest news is to go to the city website, www.sanmarcos.net, and sign up for “E-Alerts.”
When signing up, you can choose to get emergency-related notifications, traffic alerts, news briefs and a host of other city information emailed directly to you in real time. If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, consider becoming a fan or following the City of San Marcos to keep up on the latest news from City Hall. You can also interact with other residents and stakeholders on Facebook to discuss important issues facing your community. Find us at www.facebook.com/sanmarcoscity or www.twitter.com/sanmarcoscity. Finally, set an AM radio dial at home and in the car to AM 1610, which is San Marcos’ new emergency public radio station. During a large-scale disaster, this station will broadcast important local information for residents. Staying in touch, please call Communications Officer Jenny Windle at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3169.
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Last week I released the May revise of my proposed budget, an update to the budget I
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Due to our financial reforms, and better than expected revenues, our financial picture continues to improve. I recommended service restorations such as: adding three more operating hours each week at our libraries, and re-opening the central library on Saturdays; increasing the number of cadets in our police and fire academy classes; putting $8.3 million into infrastructure projects; and increasing the city’s allocation to arts pro-
grams. The budget I unveiled last month for Fiscal Year 2013 was the first structurally balanced budget the City of San Diego has seen in decades. The city is projecting a $120 million surplus over the next five years. Reforms such as managed competition, the streamlining of city departments, outsourcing our information technology, and making major changes to the city’s retirement and retiree health systems have all contributed to our financial recovery. The restoration of city services is a testament to the hard work and sacrifice of city employees, and our residents.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Enliven your senses this s u m m e r ! V i s t a ’ s Moonlight S t a g e Productions upcoming 32nd summer season is almost upon us and this year offers a perfect mix of new and revived shows. The summer season of Broadway musicals is presented June through October in the beautiful outdoor Moonlight Amphitheatre located within Brengle Terrace Park. This season’s productions include: Legally Blonde: The Musical (June 27-July 14), based on the hit movie; Fiddler on the Roof (July 25-Aug. 11) the Tony award-winning musical set in 1905 in a small
Jewish village in Russia; Anything Goes (Aug. 22-Sept. 8), the fabulous Cole Porter musical about comical mistaken identities on board the S.S. American crossing the Atlantic Ocean; and Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Sept. 19-Oct. 6) the brilliant musical laced with dark humor. Share a summer night out with family and friends under the stars and discover why Vista’s Moonlight is the place for incredible musical theatre! The Moonlight offers two types of seating, lawn and reserved, and information can be found at moonlightstage.com.
Yes – it’s back! The colorful sights, sounds and delicious smells of the Philippines will be filling the Civic Center Plaza in Oceanside (330 North Coast Highway) on Saturday, June 9, from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. In conjunction with the Oceanside Public Library and Friends of the Library, the Filipino-American Cultural Association of North San Diego County will be hosting the 11th Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration. Be ready to be transported as the celebration will be in full swing with participants fea-
tured in the traditional costume show, a talent showcase, storytime featuring Filipino stories and folklore, local artists performing Filipino dances from the different provinces of the Philippines and fantastic traditional Filipino foods that will be available, such as pancit, lumpia, adobo and more. This is going to be a great day for adventurers of all ages, so be sure to come out and join in the fun! All events are free and open to the public. For more information, be sure to visit the website of www.filamsandiegonorthcounty.com. See you there!
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Page 12 - May 31, 2012 “How do you figure I’m hurting the economy, Jack?”
Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth thecomputerfactoryltd.com The Computer Factory Cactus Jack Called
“I’ll tell you how. At first I didn’t think nuthin of it when you started bad mouthin your competition. Then I noticed that Circuit City stopped sellin computers shortly after you pointed out they was sellin junk. Then you took off on how Fry’s house brand, Great Quality was a big joke and Fry’s had to stop makin computers. Next you put the whammy on Comp USA, Good Guys and PC Club. Now every one of em is gone.”
I was stunned, “why what did I do?” I asked. “Them articles you write is doin more to screw up the economy than Bush and Obama put together and you need to stop it.”
“Gut and Amend” Disregards Legislative Process
“Yes I did,” I replied, “and you know as well as I do that it’s the truth.” Jack snorted, “What I know is that Dell announced on Wednesday its first quarter earnings is down 33% and HP/Compaq announced they’s layin off 27,000 employees. I hope to hell yer proud of yerseff” “Jack, that little weekly paper I write for only gets distributed here in North County,” I explained. “What I write doesn’t have any worldwide impact.”
Nome answered the phone just before closing last Friday evening. “Its for ,” she said. As she handed me the phone she did the finger down the throat gag reflex thing and rolled her eyes. I knew it had to be Cactus Jack. Jack started on me as soon as I said hello. “I want you to do me and everybody else a big favor and stop writin them dad-burned weekly columns in The Paper.”
“Really?” said Jack. “Well this month you wrote about how Dell and HP/Compaq has caused the death of customer service in computers, didn’t ya?”
“Well” said Jack, “If it eases your conscience to think like that, go right ahead and do it but the facts says other wise. That paper goes right up on the Internet the day its published so the whole world kin
read it, you may be destroying millions of lives every time you take a hack at one of them big companies. You ain’t goin to keep doin it, are ya?” “Yes Jack I am going to keep writing and telling it like I see it,” I said. “I’m sorry you feel the way you do, but I think you’re wrong about my effect on the economy.” “Well so be it then,” Jack sighed. “but I would ask you to do me one teeny little favor.” “Sure Jack,” I said, “what is it? “Would you mind not sayin nuthin mean about Fry’s in your column? I count on stockin my store outa their dumpster and ifn you knock them off, Ill be outa business in a week.” “You’ve got it Jack,” I said.
I interrupted, “For heavens sake Jack you can’t possibly think I’m responsible for all that.” “I didn’t want to but then a couple of months ago you tore up Best Buy and their Geek Squad and a week later the announced they was closing 50 stores” “Well that’s got to be just a coincidence,” I laughed.
that have banned project labor agreements from receiving state funds for their construction projects. The bill left the Senate This week the legislature will in one form, was gutted and vote on hundreds of bills in a amended in the Assembly, and rush to meet a voting deadline. returned to the Senate a completely different bill. While the state constitution requires new bills to wait 30 I believe this approach to lawdays before being voted on, making disregards the rules, some politicians have figured often results in unintended conout a way to limit the public’s sequences, and can produce laws right to review proposed laws. that don’t reflect the people’s In Sacramento’s jargon, it is interests. called a “gut and amend” and it can drastically change a bill on Senator Mark Wyland represents short notice. Completely new the people of the 38th Senate and unrelated language is insert- District, which includes San Diego ed into a bill and this new ver- (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, sion does not have to return to Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel the beginning of the process. Valley) and Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho A perfect example of this is SB Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, 829. The bill initially addressed Vista the south Orange County workplace safety, but the final cities of San Clemente and San version prohibited charter cities Juan Capistrano.
Monday, May 28th marked Memorial Day which gave us an opportunity to pay tribute to our brave members of the military who laid down their lives for our nation and salute their valor and courage.
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From the Revolutionary War to the current conflict in Afghanistan, American service members have had to endure numerous challenges to carry out their mission. Given the reality of war, some never come home to see their families, which is why we set aside one day each year to pay tribute to their sacrifice.
Honoring our fallen service members on Memorial Day is a wonderful tribute and a reminder that we should always take the time to remember those who fought to protect our freedoms. Moreover, we must teach our young people about the remarkable legacy of service, perseverance and sacrifice that the fallen have left behind. Passing these values on will help ensure the enduring greatness of America.
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‘Popcorn Sutton’ Cont. from Page 5
Celebrating the legacy of a whiskey-making legend, you can now enjoy Popcorn Sutton’s Tennessee White Whiskey exactly the way Popcorn made it. Only thing is . . . you have to go to Tennessee to get it. That’s the only state in which it is sold.
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Tennesseans have always enjoyed their whiskey. According to Tennessee Distilleries: Their Rise, Fall, and Re-emergence by Kay Baker Gaston, at the very end of the 18th century there were some 61 stills in Davidson County, which is pretty amazing when you consider there were only about 4,000 people living here then. Distilling continued to grow throughout the 19th century, and by 1874, distillers in Robertson County alone were producing some 45,000 barrels of whiskey annually. So large was the corn consumption that despite Tennessee’s rich soil and prime corn growing conditions, demand couldn’t be met, and huge amounts of corn were imported from out of state to keep up with production. Eventually, however, various temperance movements and Prohibition largely wiped out the industry by the first part of the 20th century. Before the crackdown, Tennessee boasted dozens of distilleries, the largest being Cascade (later known as George Dickel), along with Jack Daniel, Greenbrier and J. S. Brown Distilleries on Wartrace Creek. Distilling for a time was the largest manufacturing industry in the state.
Only two of the above would survive Prohibition, and today Tennessee is known for both George Dickel and what is arguably the state’s most identifiable export worldwide, Jack Daniel’s. From the repeal of Prohibition in 1933 until the most recent law change, it was exceptionally difficult to get legal approval to distill spirits in the state of Tennessee. Only a few counties allowed the practice, and for a distillery to be approved it had to get a referendum on the ballot and then win a countywide vote. This made it nearly impossible for new producers to start up. In 2009 all that changed. A bill was drafted that would permit distilleries in any county in Tennessee where there are both operating liquor stores and liquor by the drink, which opens up much of the state. One wonders, however, if Popcorn Sutton would have gone legit. One suspects he was having too much fun being a traditional moonshiner.
‘Commentaries’ Cont. from Page 5 Republicans, in my view, have embraced the type of negotiation tactics that has placed President Barack Obama in a similar position to the one that led President John Kennedy to conclude after his 1961 summit in Vienna with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev: "We cannot negotiate with those who say, 'What's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable.' " Republicans have become an anti-intellectual, anti-tax and anti-science protest party that eschews compromise. Pick an issue -- where have the Republicans demonstrated leadership beyond their "our way or no way" philosophy? Was it climate change, the economy, the deficit, the debt ceiling or the health care legislation? The strident tone that the party has embraced would leave little room for bygone Republican stalwarts such as Jacob Javits, John Danforth or Everett Dirksen, let alone Barry Goldwater or Ronald Reagan.
The individual mandate of the health care legislation that the Supreme Court is currently evaluating is not some Orwellian first step to deconstruct the welfare of a free society but an idea put forth by the conservative Heritage Foundation. Republicans in Congress have taken a conservative idea that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney also used to pass health care legislation in Massachusetts, transforming it into Marxist ideology to prove the president is attempting to change the nation for the worse. In our system of government, it is always problematic when one political party passes major legislation alone. But what should the president do when the Republicans have no desire to support anything he proposes, even if it is their idea? Politically speaking, I understand that when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested if Republicans work with the president, he will get the credit. What I don't understand is when such considerations trump working in the interest of the American people. This is not to suggest Democrats are the party of virtue, but it is difficult for our form of democracy to function when one party prefers the comfort of the extreme. Hiding behind a campaign promise may provide one with the appearance of sticking to one's principles, but it is a cowardly way to govern. The strict adherence to a campaign promise when governing can be as useful as paying for auto repairs before the mechanic has determined the problem. Our system of government needs two political parties actively engaging in the marketplace of ideas. That also includes casting difficult votes and sometimes compromising on behalf of the American people. Anyone can hold a placard that reads "No!" That's called being an activist.
But should the American taxpayer compensate such acts at $174,000 annually? Between liberal and conservative orthodoxy lies the answers to America's myriad problems. But answers are impossible to find if one party is content to stay under a rock appearing periodically to offer focus-tested pabulum to justify doing nothing. ‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6 Upcoming Theater Events - “The Adventures of Peter Pan,” Saturday, June 9, 10, - 2pm and 7pm showings; and Saturday, June 16, 2pm; then “Alice in Wonderland,” Sunday, June 17, at 2pm and 7pm showings; and Friday, June 22, at 7pm. Both are Premiere for Kids presentations, and both will be held at Vista’s Avo Playhouse 303 Main St., Vista. Tickets: Vistix: 760.724.2110, or online at www.vistixonline.com. For more info, visit the Kids Shows page on the website at www.broadwayvista.com. Then Premiere Productions presents “Too Old For the Chorus, But Not Too Old to be a Star!”, June 14 through 24th, at the Welk Resort Theater, 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Tickets: Welk Resort Box Office at 888.802.7469 or online at www.welktheatersandiego.com. The Senior Services Council, 728 No. Broadway, Escondido, will hold a free Parkinson’s Support Group meeting on Tuesday, June 19, from 10am-12noon. Dr. Brad Arens, who is afflicted with Parkinson’s, will speak and show slides on his remarkable climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease. No reservation is required. Check the website at www.escondidoseniorservices.org for other Council programs. Call to Artists: “Local Color” – The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is putting out a call to the growing community of artists to exhibit work that reflects their personal sense of style, content, and execution, for the “Local Color” exhibition. You may enter one piece. The show is open to all visual arts media and palettes. The width of the art should not be greater than 24 inches. This is a People’s Choice exhibition, meaning that the public gets to vote for their favorite artwork. Exhibition dates are from July 13 thru August 3. Receiving dates are June 15 and 16, from 11am to 2pm. Reception date is July 14, from 5:30-8pm, at the Gallery, 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido. Escondido Municipal Gallery Spring Workshops Announced: David Lenhert & Lee Kirchhevel will do a Photography Workshop, called Introduction to Landscape and Nature Photography, on Saturday, June 2, from 10am – 2:30pm. Whether you want to create fine art quality photography or simply improve your skills and make better photographs, this introductory class will give you the visual and technical tools to get started. Cost is $65/for EAP members or $75/general. To register for the class, call the gallery at 760.480.4101 during business hours or sign up online. On Saturday, June 30, from 10:30am1:30pm, Rachelle Farber (farberartdesigns.com) will hold a Watercolor Greeting Card Creation workshop. Discover the skills of sketching and techniques of blending watercolors in creating unique greeting cards. Creative students of all ages and levels are invited to have a fun day tapping into your creative watercolor spirit. Sign up online. $40/EAP members or $45/general. The Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido.
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Sunshine Sue by lyle e davis
Long time ago, when first starting out in radio, I had the “all night show," at KBON, Omaha, Nebraska. The all night show is where many young radio broadcasters began their career. It can get boring. Record after record, hardly any commercials, lots of PSA's (Public Service Announcements) which don't generate any revenue for the station as they are programmed free of charge. I remember the first night I went on the air and followed the station format of which records to play, in what order. It's called the "rotation," a station format you follow, playing the top records in a certain sequence, news at the top of the hour and the bottom of the hour and station breaks, as I recall every 15 minutes. In between you played the records. I can remember coming home from work that morning and going to bed. Visions of a
platter going round and round and round stuck in my head and I kept hearing Fats Domino's "I Wanna Walk You Home . . " over and over and over. Finally, I fell asleep. I guess I did this job about a year or two. One thing that sometimes kept the job from being too boring was the telephone. Lonely listeners would call up at all hours of the night, requesting a record be played . . . sometimes just to chat a bit.
REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AGREE,
Dave Roberts is the bipartisan leader our County needs.
I had one gal that constantly called. "Hi . . . .I'd love to hear Johnny Mathis. It would, you know . . . put me in the mood." Her name was Sunshine Sue and she had a voice that would melt a frozen stick of butter. I can't mimic in writing the warm syrupy voice she had but it went something like . . ."Hyeeeee . . . (mmmmm) . . this is . . Sunshine Sue . . . (deep, sexy breath) (sexy whispery voice . . .) "I'd just (mmmm) love to hear some . .. Johnny Mathis (deep, sexy breath) "It'd, you know ‘Sunshine Sue’ Cont. on Page 17
e of trust. I trust “I am endorsing Dave Roberts becaus I know that the him to do what he says he will do. nt honesty in public can put their trust in him. I wa we have in my elected officials. That’s what Dave Roberts.” PAM SLATER-PRICE
SUPERVISOR REPUBLICAN SAN DIEGO COUNTY
“Dave Roberts brings a no-nonsense work ethic to everything he does. He doesn’t waste time worrying about the politics of the situation. He simply gets things done. That’s what our County needs.” DONNA FRYE FMR. DEMOCRATIC SAN DIEGO CITY COUNCILMEMBER
IN THE JUNE 5 PRIMARY, VOTE
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District 76 Farrah Douglas
The Paper Endorsements Probably the election that draws the most interest in North County is that of the County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Only three candidates appear to have a realistic shot at the seat. Steve Danon, Carl Hilliard and Dave Roberts. This is a tough decision but a no-lose decision because any one of the three would likely make a find Supervisor. In fact, the race appears to be so close that we rather imagine it will wind up with a runoff election between the top two vote-getters. Dave Roberts is Deputy Mayor of Solana Beach, is known as a ‘can-do’ guy. Has a good record as a successful businessman and impressive credentials of working with various governmental agencies. He’s young and vigorous, amiable, very approachable. Carl Hilliard is a two-term Mayor of Del Mar, is a very successful businessman, a distinguished attorney with a brilliant record of winning the cases he’s taken to trial, well spoken, was a professor of Law at California Western School of Law - and is a fascinating conversationalist. Steve Danon has been Chief of Staff for Congressman Brian Bilbray, knows his way around the halls of power in Washington, D. C., and has good local connections as well. He has experience as a businessman, is very articulate and has an impressive list of endorsements. Brian Ziegler, a deputy district attorney, is a newcomer to the political world and needs some seasoning. He is, in our judgment, not ready for a Supervisor’s seat. Stephen Pate has every legal right to file for the office but we wonder why he did. He simply doesn’t have the wheels to do the job. So, our decision comes down to one of the three primary candidates. We’ve listened to all the candidates at several debates (more accurately
described as panels where no candidate really got enough time to tell their story properly. We like all three candidates. We like them a lot. But, after having met and talked with each of them, having followed their campaigns, ad after much study, we will endorse Steve Danon for District 3 Supervisor. We would not be at all unhappy, however, if either Carl Hilliard or Dave Roberts grabs the golden ring. As we said earlier, any one of them would represent us well. County Board Supervisors, District 3 Steve Danon
If it ain’t broke . . . don’t fix it. Proposition 28, if enacted, would give legislators a 12 year term limit, regardless of whether in the Assembly or Senate, or split between the two. If denied by the voters, the status quo remains. Legislators can have 14 years in office, six years maximum in the Assembly, eight years maximum in the Senate. Prop 28 Vote No Proposition 29 is, to us, a nobrainer. Anyone who has had cancer or knows a friend or family member who has had cancer, knows the insidious nature of this disease. Anything we can do to find a cure . . . we should do it. Taxing each pack of cigarettes $1 will generate $735 million in new excise taxes . . which will be used to fight cancer. To not vote yes on this proposition would be to thank Big Tobacco for all the cancer they’ve helped create. Prop 29 Vote Yes Proposition A, in San Diego metro, would eliminate what amounts to the “prevailing wage” that is often required to be paid to construction workers and thus increases construction costs substantially. Opening up the labor market to bid will not only save substantial costs on construction, but will also lessen the construction unions stranglehold
on city coffers. Proposition A - San Diego eliminate "prevailing wage" requirement Yes
District 77 Brian Maienschein District 78 No recommendation District 79 No recommendation
Proposition B will give San Diego voters the opportunity of putting a stop to the outrageous pensions being paid and finally deliver the first step in pension reform.
District 80 No recommendation
Proposition B - San Diego Pension Reform Yes
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Once a mobile home has been sold or otherwise conveyed, the owner of the property would be free to increase rents. This protects the existing mobile home owner and entitles the property owner to seek market rents.
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Proposition E - Oceanside Rent Control Yes Propositon F would provide that Oceanside hold run-off elections if no candidate gets more than 50% of the vote. Proposition F Yes President Ron Paul (Maybe Mitt Romney - we’ll decide that later. For the moment, Ron Paul is our choice for endorsement). US Senator Williams
Mayor, City of San Diego Nathan Fletcher or Carl DeMaio Our preference is Nathan Fletcher. We like an Independent in office; but odds are that DeMaio will win. So that’s it. Our recommendations for this election, June 5, 2012. Agree or disagree . . . your call. Do your homework. Study the candidates, study the issues . . . then get out and vote! It’s not only your right, but your duty as a citizen. Let your voice be heard!
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Op-Ed Throughout history there have been people who liked to roam and explore . . . while others chose to stay at home and tend the store. A simple statement, but with strong meaning when referring to the colonization of the world and neither one is good without the other. The magnitude of this movement is so prevalent in the settlement of the American West. For example, Escondido, California, established in 1885, grew rapidly to around 5,000 population in the first fifty years, illustraing what was happening in all of America. Yet, the rest of the country was growing too, with the stay at homes. What is it that motivates people to roam or stay at home? There are undoubtadly many reasons, some we would never think of, but there are some reasons that stand out: • In order to hitch up a team of horses to a covered wagon, throw in all of your belongings and pull up stakes, takes a gambler who will play the odds that they can do better. The stay at home is satisfied enough and will not take a chance. • Job satisfaction may be lacking. Doesn’t like the work, or working conditions, can’t get on with the boss, or other workers, etc. The trouble with that is there is no way of knowing if a move would make any difference, so why not go looking elsewhere and maybe things will be better. • The family is an important reason to stay put. A member of a close knit family will ever think of leaving it. The ones who do not have this deep loyalty to the family often end up with an undesirable situation where the family is spread all over the country and get-togethers are infrequent. Of course there has to be the greed for wealth. Witness the gold rushers, or a friend may tell about a place where there are plenty of jobs and the pay is excellent. Many people who fall for this kind of hype end up in a deep hole. The wonder is that some peo-
ple are on the move all of the time and others never move. It is not rare to have someone say they still live in the house in which they were born, or in the near vicitinity. Sometime you may ask a person if they have lived here all of their life and they might say, “not yet.” This commentary deals with just America. Other parts of the world have different reasons, like religious intolerance, tyranny, or like Christopher Columbus, seek an all-water route to the Orient, and accidentally gain fame by discovering the South America. /s/Dale Wolf Omaha, Nebraska Editor’s Note: Mr. Wolf is 96 years old and is a frequent contributor to The Paper.
A Modest Proposal Congressional Reform Act of 2012 1. No Tenure / No Pension. A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office. 2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose. 3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. 6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 7. All contracts with past and ‘Op/Ed’ Cont. on Page 17
Social Security is Not an Entitlement by John Smylie
Letters to the Editor I made payments to FICA (Social Security) for 62 years. I am currently recycling my social security check because I am still working. Social Security administration will provide a copy of your contributions. If the money I contributed to social security had been invested at 3% my social security check would be 50% greater than my current payment. Plus the principal would be intact to pass on to the next generation. Suppose I had invested the same money with an investment counselor, insurance company or banker for 62 years. The investment counselor or bank informs me I will be paid a monthly check until I die. The check will be less than 3% of my investment. The banker or investment counselor then tells me I have no principal left. I am further informed that I have to return the check each month as long as I continue to work. The banker or investment counselor would go to prison for operating a Ponzi Scheme! Yet our government not only operates this Ponzi scheme, but calls it an entitlement as if it is a gift from the government. The current news reports that if I happen to have income from my savings or IRA, I should give it someone who needs it more because they have not saved for retiremeent. To top it off, the government now taxes the payments.
The Birthday Girl Morning Evelyn! What lovely coverage you gave my mother's 100th birthday! She was so pleased with the words and photos. You did such a nice job of honoring her and I very much appreciate it. Thank you so much! Best Regards, Pat Coleman Escondido, CA. FFA and County Fair Time Hello, It's that time again! We at the San Marcos FFA are preparing our animals for the San Diego County Fair. San Marcos FFA Prepares for San Diego County Fair The San Diego County fair begins on June 8th and runs through July 4, 2012 but the San Marcos FFA has been preparing their projects for several months now. Each FFA member’s animal represents months of time and effort on behalf of the student. Some projects, like the beef, started when they were selected last summer. When they arrived at the San Marcos FFA Ag Farm in the fall, the hundreds of hours that each steer project requires began.
I do not believe my 62 years of investing in social security should be termed an entitlement! It seems to me to be a partial return of my investments.
Other projects such as goats, lambs, and pigs also require many hours of care and attention and will be auctioned off at the San Diego County Fair Junior Livestock Auction held on Saturday, June 30th. The San Marcos FFA encourages the community to come to the fair to see how well their time and effort has paid off for these projects.
John Smylie Valley Center
/s/Ashley Therien San Marcos, CA.
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‘Sunshine Sue’ Cont. from Page 14
could chat privately without any distractions."
‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 8
(said slyly and sexily) put me in the . . . (mmmm) mood."
She looked at me and said . . . "But, Lyle, I'm (long, sexy sigh) Sunshine Sue."
Laguna Beach jewelry store with two other gang members, prosecutors said.
I froze. My entire being deflated and I wondered . . "How in the hell do I get myself out of this?"
One Arrest, Five Cars Impounded at DUI Checkpoint
check up on a San Diego County-based relative who he could not reach by phone. Deputies visited the home of the woman, who said she did not know the caller. She said she’s recently been scammed into wiring money to someone pretending to be a relative of hers who was abroad and in trouble.
Sheriff's deputies arrested a DUI suspect, impounded five cars and issued 27 citations at a DUI checkpoint Friday night, authorities said Saturday.
Deputies determined that the call they received was from someone connected to that operation who was attempting to reconnect with the woman for more money.
The checkpoint was set up in the 100 block of West Mission Road from 7 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday. Many of the citations were issued for driving without a valid license, the statement said.
Another scam involved a suspect who posed as a sheriff’s deputy -- he used a real deputy’s name -- by phone to attempt to take money from an elderly man’s bank account. The man received a call from the ‘deputy,’ who told him he’d won a large amount of money but needed to pay a fee before they money could be wired into his account, which the suspect said the Sheriff’s Department was handling.
Well! I'm a young 22 or 23 year old red blooded male . . . purely for the sake of courtesy and station public relations, you understand . . . I just HAD to meet . . . Sunshine Sue. One morning she broke the ice by asking if she could come by the station and say hello. Could she? Could she? Hell yes, she could! Thinking out my battle plan: 3am. Only a security guard down stairs, five floors down. I'd call him and alert him that I was expecting a guest, that it was okay to let her in and put her on the elevator. No one else in the building but me. Lots of long playing records I could line up, giving me plenty of time to visit or, you know. . . with Sunshine Sue. (Harry Belafonte's album was great if you needed time to go down the hall to the bathroom; Marty Robbins original version of "El Paso" was about 4.5 minutes long if you just needed a really quick trip to the john. I had ALL the long playing records lined up. It was about 3am and she was due any minute. My mind boggled at what might transpire that morning. I was looking forward to this adventure . . . and then it was shattered. The cleaning lady showed up. Of all times to clean the offices! She was gonna kill the moment. No private, intimate moments with Sunshine Sue. I had to do something. I hurried out to the lobby/reception area and accosted the lady. She was older, I suppose in her 50's, wrinkled gingham type dress, wore glasses with one lens frosted over, hair kinda messy. I'm sure she was a very hard worker and had an important job but I just didn't need her there right now. "Um, I wonder if you could come back in a couple hours? I'm expecting a very important guest that I have to interview and it'd just be easier if we
I fumbled around, apologized, and invited her into the control room. "Gosh, Sue, I'd love to chat but I'm busier than I thought I was gonna be. I just found a note asking me to file all the records from yesterday's broadcasts and I have to have them done before I get off the air at 6am. Do you suppose we could meet some other day . . .um, night?" It seemed to work well enough. A short time later . . Sunshine Sue left the building and I breathed a sigh of relief. She continued to call, almost every night but I somehow always managed to be busy and we never met again. I also learned to never again associate a voice with a physical appearance.
Elderly Phone Scams San Diego Sheriff’s deputies are warning elderly residents throughout the county against two telephone scams that have surfaced within the past week. One operation was reported after a suspect called sheriff’s deputies to request that they
The Sheriff’s Department does not participate in sweepstakes, contests or money transfers,
according to a news release from the department.
More often than not . . . you will be disappointed.
‘Op/Ed’ Cont. from Page 16
present Congressmen and women are void effective /1/13. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women. Congressmen/women made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to ork. THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS! /s/Jeanne Bunch Escondido, CA. Editor’s Note: Jeanne Bunch is the retired Escondido City Clerk and active community member. Letters to the Editor are welcome: Email them to: email@example.com
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It's not a gimme if you're
14. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. 15. You can hit a two acre fairway 10% of the time and a two inch branch 90% of the time.
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18. When you look up, causing an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again. 19. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequently make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe. 20. If you want to hit a 7 iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard.
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To calculate the speed of a player's downswing, multiply the speed of his back-swing by his handicap; i.e., back-swing 20 mph, handicap 15, downswing = 300 mph. 22. There are two things you can learn by stopping your back-swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: how many hands you have, and which one is wearing the glove. 23.
Hazards attract; fairways repel.
24. A ball you can see in the rough from 50 yards away is not yours. 25. If there is a ball on the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint. 26. It's easier to get up at 6:00 AM to play golf than at 10:00 to mow the yard. 27. If there's a storm rolling in, you'll be having the game of your life. 28. Golf balls are like eggs. They're white. They're sold by the dozen. And you need to buy fresh ones each week. 29. It's amazing how a golfer who never helps out around the house will replace his divots, repair his ball marks, and rake his sand traps.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012323 The name of the business: Balina Home Decor, located at 224 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Ergun and Rainie Suel 1032 S. Ditmar St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife.. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ergun Suel 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 #2012-012249 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 #2012-013020 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-012285 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
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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
The name of the business: Smokin’ Joes Handyman and Remodeling Svcs., located at 1639 Anka Lane, Escondido, Ca. 92026 is hereby registered by the following: Joseph D. Osborn 1639 Anka Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/15/2007 /s/Joseph D. Osborn This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/25/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012
The name of the business: Encinitas Acupuncture Doctor of Herbal Medicine, located at 1011 Devonshire Dr., #B, Encinitas, CA. 92024 is hereby registered by the following: Hyung Sub and Hye Sil Kim 33045 Rossman Cir. Temecula, CA. 92592 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Hyung Sub Kim This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/29/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012
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The name of the business: JR Design, located at 1217 N. Grape St., Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Julie A. Rosenkrans 1217 N. Grape St. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/02. /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
The name of the business: El Resto Tree Service, located at 159 Terrace Dr., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Jose R. Celis 159 Terrace Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/03/2011. /s/Jose R. Celis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 4/27/2012. 5/24, 5/31 , 6/07 and 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/Theodore 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-013190 The name of the business: FAMILY EYE HEALTH OPTOMETRY CENTER, located at 181 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Karen Peschke O.D., APCO 181 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/17/2012. /s/Karen Peschke, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/11/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-013771 The name of the business: TrendSetters, located at 1482 La Mirada Drive, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: SoCal Athletics, Inc. 1482 La Mirada Drive San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 5/14/2012. /s/Aimee Asebroek, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/17/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-014393
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
The name of the business: Tax Associate Xperts, Inc. will do business as TAX, Inc., located at 442 Lexington Circle, Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Tax Associate Xperts, Inc. 442 Lexington Circle Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 4/05/2012. /s/Michele Curello, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/23/12. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012
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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
The name of the business: Strata Aviation Arts, located at 306-N West El Norte, #316, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Sydne and Ralph Gilbert 306-N West El Norte #316 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sydne Gilbert This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/25/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012
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The name of the business: K.W.K. Vent Systems, located at 993 C South Santa Fe #208, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Kory Kaiser 993 C South Santa Fe #208 Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kory Kaiser 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
The name of the business: Mucho Green Products & Services, located at Circle J Lot #1, Borrego Springs, CA. 92004, is hereby registered by the following: Juan Gaytan 2865 Double O Rd. Borrego Springs, CA. 92004 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Juan Gaytan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/25/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012
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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
The name of the business: RAC Solutions, located at 315 S. Coast Hwy 101, #U45, Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Curt A. Reece 315 S. Coast Hwy 101 #U45 Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Curt A. Reece This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 5/25/2012. 5/31 , 6/07, 6/14 & 6/21/2012
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