Volume 44 - No. 46
November 27, 2014
What you are about to read may seem too shocking for your belief-system. In fact, for some of you, portions of this article may seem so incredible that it will be dismissed as only rumor and nothing more. However, I assure you, it is indisputable fact. But, that part of this article will come much later.
A few weeks ago I decided, once again, to indulge my fantasies by visiting one of the most popular chat rooms on planet Earth. It was a Harry Potter chat room. Surprisingly, it is often composed of a variety of people from a wide spectrum of professions: medical doctors, university professors, members of the clergy, high school students, lawyers, elementary school kids, farmers, well let’s just say a most interesting composition of human beings, of all races, and ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Impressive, in that despite their individual differences, these citizenry from different countries of the world are suddenly on common ground; all drawn together by a common cause: to view and share their excitement and passionate perspectives on the fantastic tales of Harry Potter.
The world had never before seen the likes of Harry Potter. Yes, there have been legions of fantastic tales of enchantment and magic long before British author, J. K. Rowling, came onto the literary scene. L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” is one of the most beloved tales of fantasy, magic, and witches riding on broomsticks. And so it remains. A true classic. As are the collective works of C. S. Lewis. There are too many examples to cite, but J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and his Lord of the Rings trilogy certainly deserves a nod of acknowledgement, for they stand alone in their supremacy, so much so that their only point of reference are themselves. His fantasy books are the rod of excellence by which all others are measured. But, Harry Potter did not ascend to centre stage, he grabbed it. He virtually lived on the front pages of the world’s most powerful cosmopolitan newspapers! The books’ popularity are unparalleled. They sold more than 400 milThe Paper - 760.747.7119
lion copies, became the bestselling book ‘series’ in world history. To wit, Rowling’s third Harry Potter book (“Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”) sold three million copies in its first 48 hours, demolishing all sales records! Her sixth book, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” sold nine million copies in its first 24 hours of release! The
world of literature had never before seen such a reaction!
Such massive, international popularity bestowed upon its author, J. K. Rowling, the unique title of being the very first “billionaire author.” In 2004, Forbes magazine named Rowling as the first author to become a U.S. dollar billionaire! (Rowling disputed the claim of
billionaire. Her vast fortune – however it is calculated -- was (and is) greatly diminished by Ms. Rowling’s high U.K. tax rate, as well as her constant, generous charitable donations (over $160 million U.S. dollars, and counting!). Billionaire or not, the fallout from this unprecedented windfall, greatly benefits the cause
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of many charities, worldwide. For example, Rowling greatly endorses research labs in hopes of erasing multiple sclerosis and other scourges that are a curse to humanity. Her Harry Potter fame has empowered her to reinforce the war chests for countless heart-tugging organizations, such as “Children with Aids,” and “Make A Child Smile Appeal.” In October of 2010, J. K. Rowling was named “The Most Influential Woman in Britain,” by the foremost magazine editors. But this is not the unbelievable part of this article. That is still to come. So, please, read on. THE REAL WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
First off, I have a confession of sorts to make. It may seem an unforgivable one to Harry Potter fans everywhere, but, I never became a great fan of the Harry Potter movies. Rather, I succumbed whole-heartedly to the books! For me, the books were the real magic. The written words galvanized me; held me fast; then left me thunderstruck in the wake of their literary power. It was akin to reading Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” then viewing the movie
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! A Parable
On the sixth day, God turned to Archangel Gabriel and said, "Today I am going to create an area of land called The Midwest. It will be a land of outstanding natural beauty. It shall have tall hills and rolling plains full of game and eagles, beautiful sparkling lakes bountiful with bass and streams full of trout, forests full of deer and turkeys, valleys with fertile soil with an abundance nutrients to grow things, and rivers teaming with fish." God continued, "I shall make the land rich in resources so as to make the inhabitants prosper, I shall call these inhabitants Midwesterners, and they shall be known as the most friendly people on the earth."
adaptation, which was, in comparison, an obscene intrusion that trampled on the master’s organic prose.
Back to the Harry Potter chat room. Conversations ebbed and flowed and then it happened. A moment I will never forget. A nice lady from Curtis, Nebraska (whom I had come to know), weighed in with simple typed lines which tugged at my heartstrings. A wife and mother of two young daughters, she voiced an inner yearning, a calling-out from her small rural town, a wistful wish, which sadly had no discernible hope attached. She typed, “I only wish there really was a Hogwarts Castle. Where real magic and adventures can be experienced. Secret passwords that magically open up passageways through which one may disappear! A real magic castle, full of dreams, just like Hogwarts Castle, where Harry Potter went to school.” I wasted no time in replying to Lorna (not her real name). “Lorna, there really is such a place as Hogwarts! For over half a century it has existed, here in California, hidden away, among the lush flora, in the Hollywood hills. It is a real castle! With real hidden chambers. And real secret panels which are commanded to open only after the magic spell is uttered and through which you can disappear, just as in Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle!
"But Lord," asked Gabriel, "don't you think you are being too generous to these Midwesterners??"
"Not really," replied God.. "Just wait and see the winters I am going to give them!" HISTORY LESSON
For those that don't know about history, here is a condensed version: Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunters/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter.
The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. The wheel was invented to get man to the beer. These were the foundations of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups: 1. Liberals 2. Conservatives.
Once beer was discovered, it required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for
Lorna, it is a place of utter enchantment and wonder where priceless treasures are stored, and where you may feast in beautiful dining rooms, with magic and wizardry all about you! Lorna, there are even underground catacombs, like undiscovered cities, hidden beneath your feet, waiting for you to explore them, if only you can locate the portals through which to pass! All this, Lorna, along with a galaxy of elegant, ornate showrooms where the greatest practitioners of the ancient art of magic showcase their powers all for your enjoyment!” It would have been the height of cruelty to Lorna, if I were playing a joke on her. Such a hoax would have been heartless, to say the least. Yet, what I had just described was, well, just too fantastic to comprehend! I must admit, I would have doubted my own words, if I were in her place, in the tiny rural area of Curtis, Nebraska. Yet, she believed me. Needless to say, it was a momentous day in the life of Lorna. Likewise, my words caused a tumultuous wave of excitement to all the Harry Potter fans, from all points of the compass, who read my reply to Lorna! So, where is this modern-day Hogwarts castle? And why have so many people not heard of this magical place? For
them to be invented, they just stayed close to the brewery. That's how villages were formed.
Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement ... Other men who were weaker and less skilled at hunting learned to live off the conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQs and doing the sewing, fetching, and hair dressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement.
Some of these liberal men eventually evolved into women. They became known as girlie-men. Some noteworthy liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs, and the concept of Democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that conservatives provided. Over the years conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons. Modern liberals like imported beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine or imported bottled water. They
almost 52 years, it still remains hugely unknown! I conducted my own, unscientific poll, by asking over one thousand people, “Have you ever heard of The Magic Castle in Hollywood?” I was shocked, not surprised, BUT SHOCKED, that not many of the average citizenry knew of its existence! Of course, some individuals knew of The Magic Castle. Some had even visited it. But, they did not represent the norm. On the whole, this magical parcel of real estate is, well, still a secret! HOLLYWOOD’S MAGIC CASTLE
On January 2, 1963, something very mysterious appeared. The likes of which the world had never before seen, or experienced. Nestled at the foot of the famed Hollywood Hills, arose a mysterious Victorian castle. Its founders were two wizards, brothers Milt and Bill Larsen, Jr., who, themselves, belonged to one of the world’s most influential and secret societies. A society whose antecedents extend back in time several millennia, predating even the honorable Freemasons. A society so ancient and resilient, that it not only survived thousands of years, but its related fraternities encircle the world, to this very day.
And so, these two sorcerers,
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eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu, and French food are standard liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: most of their women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, dreamers in Hollywood and group therapists are liberals. Liberals invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn't fair to make the pitcher also bat. Conservatives drink domestic beer, mostly Coors or Miller. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, members of the military, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other conservatives who want to work for a living. Liberals produce little. They prefer to govern the producers ... and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the liberals remained in Europe when
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Milt and younger brother, Bill, somehow succeeded in building an over-powering edifice that, in reality, today, rivals the fictionalized world of Harry Potter! It is a realm of reality, yes, but a realm where the natural laws of physics are, ostensibly, bent and even suspended! A place where the line between the believable and the unbelievable is blurred. It is a magical castle from which springs forth charms and hocus pocus that are so fantastic and palpable as to curl Merlin’s beard!
But, who are these people, the founding fathers of this magical realm? And for what purpose does this piece of real estate serve and/or represent? Believe it or not, this magic castle structure, is preeminent, in all the world. It is the official world headquarters for the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), and it is the private domain for magical members, only. In the wizarding world, it is the Mecca, the lightning rod, that draws the greatest masters of the ancient art of magic and illusion together, from all points of the globe! It is the most powerful and influential society of its kind on this Blue Marble. It is simply called, The Magic Castle. U.S. PRESIDENTS, ROYALTY, HEADS OF STATE
The ledger of names that have trafficked through The Magic Castle comprise the world’s most prepotent movers-andshakers. U.S. Presidents, royalty, and heads of state, and many of Hollywood’s most illustrious icons have collected here, along with the Magi who have inspired its existence, and the legions of devotees who hold coveted membership. When President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan visited The Magic Castle, their entourage consisted of seven armed Secret Service men! Even in this secret hide-away, VIPs are appropriately escorted, according to U.S. and international protocol. The President and Mrs. Reagan attended The Magic Castle’s spectacular Houdini Séance. Even the trained Secret Service men were held spellbound by the proceedings which were, ostensibly, supernatural! All but one, that is. The seventh Secret Service agent stood, resolute, outside the séance room, guarding the entranceway, and, therefore, was not privy to the inner proceedings, all of which delighted the President, Mrs. Reagan, and the six heavilyarmed Secret Service men!
Hollywood’s The Magic Castle once owned, “Genii, The International Conjuror’s Magazine,” its most powerful flagship publication, run by its editor/publisher, Bill Larsen, Jr. Its worldwide influence was formidable. Great Britain’s
Prince Charles, himself an avid fan, but, in addition to that, he is an accomplished magician in his own right. In 1975, Prince Charles auditioned and passed a legerdemain (sleight of hand) test to gain rightful membership in England’s most prestigious magic fraternity, The Magic Circle, based in London! Prince Charles adroitly performed the ancient “Cups and Balls,” considered one of the oldest recorded magic feats, as well as being a routine calibrated to test one’s dexterity and misdirection skills, the quintessential elements in all magic. These two fraternities, England’s The Magic Circle, and America’s The Magic Castle, carry the torch of sorcery that extends back to antiquity. WHAT’S INSIDE THE MAGIC CASTLE?
The Magic Castle is more than just a piece of breath-taking architecture. Its cavernous interior is laden with priceless relics and artifacts amidst secret passageways and hidden chambers. In fact, when first entering the lobby of The Magic Castle and checking in with the receptionist (members only, or if you’re lucky, having a Guest Pass from an active member), your magical journey quickly begins. Visitors must approach the golden owl with the red blinking eyes and utter the secret words, “Open Sesame!” The large bookcase magically moves and a secret panel is revealed that guests disappear through! Going through the short, secret passageway one passes a medieval suit of armor on the right, which often speaks to those who intrude. Not knowing of your surroundings while in this magical domain is like touring the Louvre Museum blindfolded! Even if one does not care for prestidigitation and magic, the Victorian splendor and countless treasures cannot be ignored. Museums, artifacts, and priceless collectibles abound everywhere. Up the Grand Salon Staircase, visitors wind their way to the majestic Main Dining Room and the celebrated Cherub Room, to feast. There are five dining rooms in all. Not knowing of your surroundings can rob you of the precious adornments around you. For example, guests in the Main Victorian dining area may not realize that they are peering through gorgeous cut crystal windows and 180-year-old etched glass from the Imperial Restaurant in Scotland!
Many dining on lobster or filet mignon, pan-seared salmon, or even just a Caesar Salad are sometimes unaware, but, if their gaze were to look heavenward, their eyes would feast on a priceless Tiffany Dome, embedded in the ceiling above them! And the historic Hollywood of old beckons far below, lights twinkling like fireflies in the night, allowing din-
ers a nostalgic view of the old Roosevelt Hotel, landmark for the Motion Pictures’ Academy Awards (the movie Oscars), where they were first presented on May 16, 1929.
Even the most pedestrian of objects are astonishing. The Palace Bar, on the second floor, where you can enjoy your favorite soft or hard beverage, is from a 17th-century London pub (dating back to the early 1600s, when William Shakespeare still walked the earth). Imagine, the Bard may have even quenched his thirst at this very bar! What an astounding notion to ponder. This and countless more pleasures to the eye can be discovered and appreciated throughout The Magic Castle. (Bonus fact: the food at The Magic Castle is most reasonable.) UNDERGROUND CITIES AND SECRET PASSAGEWAYS
Best friend, and fellow magician, Mike Romero, told me of a recent visit to The Magic Castle with family and friends. He explored to his heart’s content, and navigated the many floors, feasted and then imbibed on the finest spirits while visiting the many showrooms to witness some of the greatest magicians showcasing their miracles. Yet, when I asked him if he discovered any of the underground areas, beneath the Magic Castle, he seemed surprised at their existence. In short, they were overlooked! THE HAUNTED WINE CELLAR
The first underground area (on the south side), beneath the Magic Castle, is unbelievable! It is comical in that I could not locate the portal, or entryway to it. So, like a fool, I led my friends from the dining room and past the Corridor of the Stars, and around in a complete circle, back to our original starting point! Yes, I could have asked for directions, but we men can be most stubborn in that regard! After all, look at Moses. He wandered aimlessly around the desert for forty years because he was too stubborn to stop and ask for directions! Hmm, so that puts me in rather good company! I finally asked one of the Knights of the Castle (who are identified by the badges they wear) for directions. And there it was, a most inconspicuous portal and “poof,” we vanished through it and started our journey downward to the Haunted Wine Cellar, located in a network of subterranean catacombs, that include a Hat and Hare Pub (complete with a wizard bartender), a stage for magic shows, and even a virtual ghost party one is challenged to locate through the long haunted corridor of the Haunted Wine Cellar.
THE NORTH SIDE UNDERGROUND
The second underground area is on the north side of the Magic Castle, and is NOT connected to the other (south side) underground, where the Haunted Wine Cellar is located. In regards to the north side underground, its one entry point can be accessed only from the second floor, not far from The Palace of Mystery, which is the largest and most lavish showroom, wherein magic shows, complete with M.C., take place.
Again, I did not know where the entry point was located which descends to the underground area that contains the Inner Circle Ballroom and museum! Purely by accident, we noticed a group of cheerful visitors, drinks in hand, nonchalantly stroll past us, talking and laughing as they went by. Talking to my immediate circle of friends, it suddenly occurred to all of us that the cheerful party of men and women who just passed by, were now silent! In fact, they had disappeared from our view! Looking straight at the wall in the distance, we could not see where they could have gone, as they seemed to have all vanished into thin air! Curious, we retraced their steps and suddenly, it appeared to us -- an open pathway to our right, invisible from where we originally stood! We passed through and downward we went, deeper and deeper, one dog-leg left turn, till we heard the cheerful and collective voices of people, talking, laughing, and many dancing at the Inner Circle Ballroom dance floor! Whew! This called for a drink so straight to the W.C. Fields bar we went to whet our whistles. The Inner Circle Ballroom is some 30-feet under the Parlour of Prestidigitation stage. This subterranean Inner Circle Ballroom houses rare memorabilia from Hollywood’s golden movie era. The Ballroom ceiling reflects what is known as an “infinity illusion.” Though the ceiling is only one-inch thick, the viewer sees an endless, infinite sky above them! Incredible magic! GHOSTS AND PHANTOMS
Like Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Castle, Hollywood’s Magic Castle, likewise, has its share of ghosts, phantoms, and things that go bump-in-the-night! The large men’s restroom, adjacent to the Grand Salon Staircase on the main floor, is haunted in a manner reminiscent of The Phantom of the Opera. As such, strange voices seem to emanate from the mirrors inside, often to the unexpected delight of the men tending to business. One humorous moment was when a large, mountain of a man at the urinal
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Fatal Collision - Escondido
On Sunday, November 23, at about 11:13 am, officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Broadway and Valley Pkwy regarding a serious injury collision. As officers arrived, they found two vehicles on the south-west sidewalk. The driver of a tan Honda Civic was found seatbelted and unconscious. Officers quickly determined the driver had no pulse and was not breathing. Officers attempted to remove the driver from the car, but they were unable due to the extensive vehicle damage. EPD Officer Isaac Buan, a former Emergency Medical Technician, performed CPR on the driver in a seated position for several minutes until EFD medics arrived. Unfortunately, the driver was unresponsive to Officer Buan’s heroic life-saving measures and later died at Palomar Hospital as a result of his injuries. The second vehicle involved was a white Toyota Corolla, and both the driver and passenger were transported to Palomar Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Based on witness statements and vehicle damage, it appears the driver of the Honda ran a
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Man About Town A Salute to Waitresses: Athletes, Diplomats, Problem Solvers
They are unsung heroines, these waitresses that serve North San Diego County.
As is well known, I don’t miss too many meals . . . and we tend to dine out often, given the nature of our work.
As a consequence I see, and marvel, at the efficiency of the waitresses and wonder, just how do they do it?
Check ‘em out next time you’re at J&M’s, or Charlie’s, or Westside Cafe, Broken Yolk Cafe, or Jalapeno Grill. Run, run, run. They run from table
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Thank you so much for writing such an informative and comprehensive article about "Our Enemy."
We Support the Escondido Community Child Develoment Center!
What is going on with our Department of Social Services? They propose to pull five state licenses which would close the three child care centers in Escondido which serve 400 low income kids and their families! We have reviewed the alleged violations and find the state is over-zealous and working on thin technicalities.
Has the state really considered what would happen to those 400 low income kids if the Centers are shut down?
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to kitchen, kitchen to table, table to table, always with a cheery smile on their face (even when the occasional grumpy customers shows up; even when squalling kiddies are making a cacophon;y of noise . . . ) The grin and bear it and you’d never know they actuallly have real, live problems just like you do. Maybe even bigger problems than you do.
They smile, take your order, sometimes wrestle with the kitchen staff to ensure your order is done the way you like it . . . and they come back to the table with another of those cheery smiles.
Recently, I’ve focused my observations on these hard working gals and wonder how they can go, go, go like that all day long! They don’t walk. They run. Constantly in motion. You try standing on your feet for 6-8 hours . . . then try it by not standing but walking fast . . . for 6-8 hours, now add piles of plates and cups to one of your arms . . . and try to smile. Betcha can’t do it. I couldn’t.
I’m on my feet for more than an hour and I call for my chaise lounge, a pedicurist, and a soft drink. Perhaps a fan to caress
Letters to the Editor
You outdid yourself again!
Thank you for sharing with your audience the info about the Faith, (Baha’i)
I am so happy that you were able to contact Omid and Fari, I think more people need to know this kind of information about the Baha'is and you do it so beautifully! You are a true friend. I just forwarded it to the Oceanside Baha'i community and a few others nearby as well as a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai's of the United States. And now that I am writing I think I will forward it to many others! Warmly, Patty Yant Carlsbad
the gentle locks of my hair as though it were a soft summer breeze.
No sir . . . these gals earn every penny they make in tips (most waitresses make most of their income on tips. They usually have a miniscule salary or hourly wage . . . without tips they simply couldn’t make it. As it is, they probably earn somewhere between $25,000 and $35,000 per year. Minimum for waitresses in California is $7.50 per hour to start, but many are at $9-10 per hour, plus tips. Some restaurants offer benefits, most don’t. Some restaurants have high turnover, but the
Celia Taghdiri Vista
I never understood the “Keystone Pipeline” issue and finally looked it up on Wikipedia. I’m glad I did and highly recommend you doing so. Amazingly a good part of it is already completed. On the displayed map the blue section is now under construction completing the link between Cushing, Oklahoma and Houston, Texas. This is owned and paid for by TransCanada, a Canadian oil conglomerate and will carry Canadian heavy crude to the Gulf of Mexico for shipment overseas. The part for the pipeline shown in green is where the hang-up is. A deal was worked out for US oil companies to hook on to the pipeline so they
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ones we patronize generally have staff that have been there for years. That speaks well of ownership and management. Waitresses who are treated well by management generally don’t run off looking for greener pastures. A well run restaurant, with good management, will have plenty of customers on a regular basis . . . and a solid, well trained, cheerful waitress staff. Check them out next you’re at a restaurant. note of how they always And be generous with tips. They’ve earned it.
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conservatives were coming to America . They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get something for nothing. Here ends today's lesson in world history:
It should be noted that a Liberal may have a momentary urge to angrily respond to the above before forwarding it.
A Conservative will simply laugh and be so convinced of the absolute truth of this history that it will be forwarded immediately to other true believers and to more liberals just to piss them off.
And there you have it. Let your next action reveal your true self ... I'm going to have another beer. ••••• I don't say my golf game is bad, but if I grew tomatoes, they'd come up sliced. ~~ Arnold Palmer
Murphy's other 15 laws
1. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 2. A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing
3. He who laughs last, thinks slowest. 4. A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
5. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
6. Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't. 7. Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
8. The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there's a 90% probability you'll get it wrong. 9. It is said that if you line up all the cars in the world end-toend, someone from Texas would be stupid enough to try to pass them.
10. If the shoe fits, get another one just like it.
11. The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.
12. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.
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was, suddenly, insulted by the resident phantom singing, “It’s a Small World, After All.” The man and his company of friends had fits of uncontrolled laughter. Meanwhile, I got off rather easy. At my moment of relief, the phantom appeared briefly to inform me that I was, “A quart low.” The Women’s restroom is also haunted, but in a manner that precludes me from elaboration.
On the second level, adjacent to the Palace of Mystery showroom, is a very old-fashioned wooden phone booth, vintage perhaps fifty or sixty years old. Anyway, it is haunted! You may enter it, close the door, and attempt to make a long-distance call, collect. Hmm, ‘long distance’ at The Magic Castle may, well, reach the non-living. Consequently, a rather unwelcomed guest may wish to join you, so, try to make the best of things. (One person at a time, please, in the Haunted Phone Booth.) Screaming is optional. HOLLYWOOD’S PLAYGROUND
The Magic Castle quickly became the “Playground for the Stars.” Today, any star who is worth their salt, has frequented this haunted and fun place. And speaking of ghosts, the most popular ghost on the The
Magic Castle premises “Invisible Irma.”
Irma is the Castle’s resident ghost who plays requests on her piano. Singing legends Barbra Streisand, as well as Frank Sinatra, became so enamored by the mischievous sprite that they spent protracted periods of time singing along to her piano accompaniment!
Many celebrities and VIPs frequent the Castle, partly because of the strict rules in place: No cameras allowed. Neither are guests allowed to seek autographs, thus ensuring the privacy of countless luminaries. Such rules were especially reassuring for movie legend, Cary Grant, who was eagerly sought after by the notorious paparazzi, as well as by rabid movie-star fans. Grant was not only a member of The Magic Castle Board of Directors, but, he occasionally performed there as “The Great Carini.” Of all the movie stars in all of Hollywood, the late Johnny Carson often said that his biggest wish for a “Tonight Show” guest, would be – hands down – Cary Grant. A wish that went unfulfilled. Grant remains, one of Hollywood’s biggest legends.
And speaking of Johnny Carson, he was involved in a most embarrassing incident at
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S.M. Boys & Girls Club Has New CEO
The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos announce the Club's new Chief Executive Officer, Tish Murry. Tish has worked for Boys & Girls Clubs for 26 years, starting her career in 1988 at the Woodland Park Branch in San Marcos, and after 25 years has returned home. She has had years of training and working with Boys & Girls Club organizations and policies. She is the mother of a daughter, enjoys softball, traveling, cycling, photography, and working on behalf of the youth of the San Marcos community. The B&G
Senator Mark Wyland: Thankful For Many Things
November 30th will conclude my fourteen years of service in both the State Assembly and Senate.
I am thankful to have served the people of the 38th Senate District, and 74th Assembly District.
As a legislator, I tried to focus on solutions to problems California’s including economic investment and job creation, appropriate and effective government spending, edufor reform cation California’s English language learners, expanded vocational education programs, and assistance for our Veterans.
at the Shadowridge Country Club in Vista. November speakers were from the Women’s Resource Center; Development Director LaurenJane Stephenson and Volunteer Coordinator Arnita Moore. The WRC provides high quality supportive services, counseling, shelter, ad education to North San Diego County women, children, and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault. This organization services almost 6000 families a year; donations are always welcome. VWC Project Coordinator Sylvia Buesch conveys the club’s donations for the Center, For information about the VWC, visit www.womansclubofvista.org or call 760.822.6824. All are welcome.
CEO, Tish Murry Vista Woman’s Club Announces Meeting
On December 10th Crystal Gates, HMLA Family Readiness Officer, and two of this Camp Pendleton’s squadron members will speak at the Vista Woman’s Club meeting, starting at 10:30am,
I am most proud of Senate Bill 1572, which placed a $900 million veteran’s bond on the ballot in 2008 to help veterans with down payments on a house. The bond was approved by 63.5 percent of voters.
My passion for education led me to create an educational foundation, through which I will continue to pursue Career Technical Education and civic education programs. This next year I will also serve as a legislator-in-residence at the University of Southern California’s Institute of Politics to mentor students.
Thank you for your support. I wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving, and a prosperous 2015.
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Thanksgiving, a Time to Reflect on our Blessings
Thanksgiving has arrived. It’s a time to enjoy family and friends and to take at least a few moments to give thanks about how fortunate we Americans are to live in this land of abundance and liberty.
Thanksgiving commemorates the Pilgrims first harvest in America in 1621. There were numerous Thanksgiving celebrations in early American history, including one proclaimed by George Washington to celebrate the victory over the British at Saratoga during the Revolutionary War. The modern holiday was proclaimed by President Lincoln in 1863, and has been celebrated every year since. We Americans have a great deal to be thankful for. We live in a nation founded on the notion that all men are created equal, with God given freedoms that are inviolate.
The Escondido Fire Department Incident Response Unit (senior volunteers) donated over 600 pounds of food to the Military Moms Ministry at Camp Pendleton to help make Thanksgiving a little easier for our military families. Kudos to these senior volunteers! Meetings/Events Calendar
J & M’s Family Restaurant is proud to help Interfaith Community Services with the Holiday Food Drive. From now to January 1st, drop off any nonperishable food items at J & M’s during regular business hours (6am-11pm daily) and they will deliver them to Interfaith for needy families. While at J & M’s enjoy their friendly atmosphere and good food.
Black Friday Sale at Escondido Municipal Gallery – The Escondido Municipal Gallery at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido, will be open on Black Friday and Super Saturday, November 26th and 27th, from 11am-
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Today the world surrounding us seems to be descending into chaos. Though violence, terror and disease are sweeping vast areas of the globe, at least here at home we remain confident that we are safe, free and secure, our rights enshrined in a Constitution based on individual liberty, secured by a military second to none. Here in the United States, the rule of law is sacred, government powers are limited and our leaders should serve the people, not the other way around. During this holiday season, we should remember the blessings bestowed upon us by our Creator as free human beings. Whatever our beliefs, we should be thankful for our families, our homes, our liberties and those willing to put their lives on the line to protect all of us.
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4pm for the two-day sale. Looking for something different and unique for holiday gifts? Fine Art, Eco Art, functional and wearable art? Your purchases help support the gallery and its artists; 10% off art work in the front Gallery’s “Art Riot” Exhibition; 20% off all Kellene Richett-Nguyen handmade Lampwork beaded jewelry and bead sets; 10% off selected items over $100 at Gallery 262, Art in Craft Medium; 20% off selected items in Renee Richetts Gallery Space (100% of the sales of these items will be donated to the gallery by Renee). For more info, call 760.480.4101. Events of the Escondido Woman’s Club – The December meeting of the Escondido Woman’s Club will be
Monday, December 1st at 10:30am at their clubhouse, 751 No. Rose (corner Mission Ave), Escondido. The business meeting will be followed by a Christmas program and lunch. Reservations are requested by calling Nora at 760.743.0246. Then on Saturday, December 6th, the Woman’s Club invites you to “Christmas at Enchanted Oaks” – a home tour and fundraiser. Visit this historical old home dressed in holiday finery, bringing back memories of Christmases long ago. There will be tempting treats, hot cider, chocolate, coffee, or punch. Bring family and friends . . . share the magic of Christmas. Drop by anytime between the hours of 12noon to 5pm. Donation of $5/person and children under 6 are free. Call Pat at 760.45.11079 for tickets or informa
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In one incident where a staffer spanked a child, that staffer has been terminated. The state inspector herself reported the following positive notes:
There are no accessible bodies of water or firearms on the premises. The furniture and equipment are safe, age-appropriate and in good repair. Cots are used for napping. Bedding is identified and stored separately for each child. Rooms have adequate heating, lighting, ventilation, and drinking water is readily available. The floors are clean and safe. The facility is free of flies, other insects or rodents. Bathrooms are maintained with operational toilets and faucets with appropriate temperature. Bathroom is lighted, ventilated, and sanitary. Food service area consists of a kitchen which is clean and free of hazards. Trash receptacles have tightfitted lids, Cleaning supplies are kept inaccessible to children. The outdoor play area is fenced and has sufficient cushioning and adequate shade. Their are operational drinking fountains available. Grounds are free of debris or potential hazards. LPA reviewed medication storage, facility has
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stored expired medications for children who are no longer attending. The isolation area is the Director's office. The facility menu is posted and adequate food is available for meals/snacks. LP A's reviewed a sample of Personnel Records which contain appropriate documentation which includes the permits as required. There is at least one staff member present with current CPR and First Aid certification. LPA's reviewed a sample of Children's Records which contain appropriate contact information. LPA's reviewed SignIn sheets, The last emergency drill was conducted on 5/30114. There is a current children's roster. Sounds like a pretty well run operation to me.
Aside from the spanking incident, where the staff member was terminated, there was one other case where a child had been alone in a room for a short period of time, following a bathroom break; it is believed the child wandered off into another room on his own. When he was discovered a short time later, he was turned over to his family. Most of the other allegations are simple paperwork issues
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13. Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.
14 God gave you toes as a device for finding furniture in the dark.
15. When you go into court, you are putting yourself in the hands of twelve people, who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. ••••• While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked over to the wheelchair. Placing his hand on the man's, he said, “I know how you feel. My Mom makes me ride in the stroller too.” ••••• As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing. After mulling over my answers, she remarked, “My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to
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use them.” Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. “In ten years,” I said, “you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.”
Carolyn shrugged. “In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.” ••••• Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children. One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her injection. “No, no, no!” she screamed.
“Lizzie,” scolded her mother, "that's not polite behavior.”
With that, the girl yelled even louder, “No, thank you! No, thank you!" ••••• On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, “Dad, I know babies come from mommie's tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?”
After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, “You don't have to make up something, Dad. It’s okay if you don’t know the answer.”
with the big bands of Harry James and then Tommy Dorsey. In 1943, he left band singing and was signed by Columbia Records, launching his career as a soloist.
He became the idol of "BobbySoxers" after Columbia released Sinatra’s first album in 1946, “The Voice of Frank Sinatra.”
Sinatra, ‘The Voice’
For the better part of the 20th century he was known as “The Voice.” Few performers have ever had the magnetism of Francis Albert Sinatra, yet his life was surrounded by controversy because of associations. Much of his rumor-filled life has spiraled into legend.
Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra Dec. 12, 1915, was an American singer and filmstar. He was born in Hoboken, N.J. to ItalianAmerican parents when America was emerging as a world power. As he entered his early singing career, Sinatra’s personal idol was popular crooner-of-the-day Bing Crosby. By the early to mid1940s, he landed “boy singer” jobs
During the 1940s, he made a number of musical movies for MGM, but by the early 1950s, his professional career had stalled. In 1953, Sinatra was reborn when he was cast in “From Here to Eternity,” which led to an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. One legend has the singer getting the “Eternity” job with the help of a mob friend. Sinatra later was nominated for Best Actor in “Man With The Golden Arm,”(1955) and won critically-acclaim for his role in “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962). With his 1953 film success, Capitol Records signed Sinatra that recorded some of his all-time hits, putting him on top for the rest of his life.
Throughout his career, just how Sinatra took advantage of opportunities remains debatable. Commonly accepted assumptions have Sinatra connected to the Mafia. He never denied some of his friends were of questionable character, but “rumors” never became actual fact. During the 1960s, Sinatra was
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The Paper • Page 8 • November 27, 2014 The Story of Soldier
Editor’s Note: Bruce Krider and I co-founded a program known as The Puppy Coalition. The mission is to save as many dogs as we can from being needless euthanized.
Bruce, bless his heart, has saved about 40 dogs this year, spending well over $30,000 of his own money in the process. One means of finding homes for dogs scheduled to die is via Craig’s List.
Here is a story that touched my heart . . . and I hope it touches yours as well. ORIGINAL AD:
I learned about this tonight at about 10.30pm but am up at 2 am because I thought the story should be told so that if there was anybody out there who was moved to do something this, they might want to spare the life of a dog.
His name is "Soldier.” He is a year and a half old German Shepherd who has been in the Lancaster (LA County) animal shelter since 10/13. That was when his family moved away and dumped him there. Apparently, they were moving and just couldn't be bothered to take him along.
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that can be easily fixed.
One citation, dealing with the keeping of prescription medication for children after they are no longer attending the center, is particularly irksome. The Center staff, knowing the family are low income, held the prescriptions for the family to reclaim, knowing prescriptions cost money, sometimes a lot of money. Staff tried to do the right thing. The state frowns on that. So now the staff has no choice but to require the family to reclaim the medication(s) within 24 hours or they will be disposed of. And the family has to pay for replacement medications. Great thinking, state of California. That will solve a lot of problems for the poor. (Sarcasm intended.)
ECCDC operates programs which serve children from low income families exclusively. Every child ECCDC serves is able to attend solely because of state subsidies. In addition to child care these subsidies provide two meals a day and two snacks for these children plus vision, hearing and dental screenings, as well as additional access to social-emotional and professional therapy for individuals and family units.
On the 24th, Soldier was taken to the "euthanasia room." He had been there about ten days and no one had discovered him and adopted him so his time "was at hand." His luck had run out.
I have heard from people whose job it is to put animals to sleep, mostly dogs, that the animal knows what is going on. They either sense something from the spirits of those who have gone before or they just somehow gather the vibes from the feel of death in the room and the mannerisms of the people there around them, they know what is about to happen to them. Some know it when they are being dragged on a leash down the hall to that room with all four legs stiffly outstretched trying to stop with every ounce of energy they have. But it is futile.
Well, getting back to Soldier, he had been brought to the euthanasia room and was on the "euthanasia table." He was being readied for the injections that would end his short life right then and there. No one had come to get him out so this was gonna be it. As he lay there, he looked at one of the attendants. As he lay there, Soldier knew what they were going to do to him and he stretched out his paw to the hand of the attendant in front
Two of the three centers operate under both day care and infant licenses and one operates only a day care facility. The first facility was founded in 1976. The most recent facility was opened in 2010.
The 9th Street Facility, named after the founder of ECCDC, Lorraine Boyce, is not named in a single allegation as having allowed a single deficiency to occur against this facility or its day care license. Also, the East Valley Parkway Center, named after Betsy Jones, a former Executive Director of ECCDC, the accusation contains only two allegations of deficiencies, both of which would constitute Type B deficiencies, one for failing to file a report of the name change of the director at that facility within 10 days and one for failing to report “an incident that had occurred” on or about May 3, 2013. The Clothier Center on Lincoln Avenue, contains all 10 of the allegations in the accusation. ECCDC has taken strong measures to remedy any problems that may have occurred at that location. Actions the state has already taken has led to de-funding of programs, and may lose even more funding. The center operates on a $4 million budg-
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of him and in that instant, a message passed between them. It was something like, "Please don't do this to me. I don't want to die. I am a good dog. Can't you help me? Please...."
Literally a second before the deadly injection, the attendant said. "Stop. Wait. Soldier put his paw into my hand. I can't do this. Let's give him a break. Let's give him some more time." With that, Soldier was taken down off the table and was spared a premature date with "the needle." He was given until October 30. If he has not been chosen by someone to adopt him by Monday evening, he will go, once again, down the hall to the euthanasia room and this time there will be no reprieve. He, will, indeed, be killed. His dead body will go, with numerous others to a rendering plant where they will use his body and those of others killed to be used for commercial purposes. So, as I said, I read about this tonight at 10.30 and here it is 2.15 am but I couldn't sleep until I got this out. I was literally propelled to tell Soldier's story by forces that would just not let me rest or sleep. It was like they were saying, "Get out of bed and tell people about this dog RIGHT NOW." There was to be no arguing on this... Something or someone somewhere, maybe Soldier's guardian angel was not going
to give me peace until this was done. So there you have it. My hope is that someone out there within reach of this ad will see it and decide that maybe now is the time they need to get a family pet. Just maybe they will get "Soldier" a second but permanent reprieve before his date with doom on October 30. Will you be the one? (I already have four dogs by the way. All rescues ... so I am literally over-dogged otherwise I would drive 3 and a half hours up to Lancaster right now and get him. If any of this has moved you to action, Soldier's ID number is A4498915. You should call the shelter at (661) 940-4191. Tell them you are interested in this dog and you wanted to double check his availability. Until someone has made a CTA (commitment to adopt) and has been there and filled out the adoption info, he will not be saved. You have to go there. You can tell them you are interested but nothing counts till the CTA happens. Soldier is in cage L336. The shelter address is 5210 W. Ave. I, Lancaster, CA 93536. Their hours on Monday are 12 noon till 7 pm. I hope someone shows up for him.
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Heard, Nathan Eugene
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The Magic Castle. Magic Castle proprietor, Milt Larsen, told me about it. The Castle has a strict dress code: coats and ties for men, evening dresses for women. One evening, television producer-director, Dick Carson, younger brother of Johnny Carson, showed up, alone, at the Castle reception area – but without a tie. Anticipating such scenarios, the Castle keeps a supply of ties for guests who may have forgotten to put one on. The frontdesk host offered Dick Carson a complimentary tie for the evening – but he flatly refused to wear it! Dick was reminded of protocol: No tie, no entrance. In turn, Dick reminded the hostess who he was, implying that he was above such rules! The situation escalated as both sides remained steadfast. Unable to reach resolution, the hostess called upstairs to speak with Castle owner, Milt Larsen. Informed of the stalemate, Milt placed a call to Johnny Carson and asked him to make a ‘judgment call,’ regarding his brother, Dick. An honorable member of the Magic Castle, himself, Johnny Carson fumed: “Put my G—damned brother on the phone!!”
Milt recalled that, “Johnny apparently read his brother The Riot Act, and that was that.”
Dick put on the tie. The Magic Castle is a place full of unexpected magic. A specific table, across from the main Grand Salon Bar on the first floor, is haunted by a mischievous poltergeist. Unexpected guests are often startled to find that their drinks, purses, or whatever else is placed on their table, begin to mysteriously move or change places whenever they look away! (Ask the barkeep or a Knight of the Castle (they wear badges) to whisper which table is haunted, then just sit back and have fun watching the reactions from your family or friends!)
The Haunted Bar Stool is located at the Grand Salon Bar, itself. Again, secretly inquire which stool it is, then – without drawing suspicion – make certain a member of your group sits there. Then, just sit, talk shop, and watch the fun begin! The person perched on The Haunted Bar Stool will never forget the experience! It is hilarious because everyone will actually see the illusion first, before the ‘victim’ does!
The Magic Castle is not a stuffy, or pretentious place. The real magic is the friendliness, and casualness that presents itself. It is truly a place to relax, have fun, and ‘let your hair down.’ Occasionally, a lively discussion may break out
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Nat is survived by his four daughters; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five brothers; one sister; and his beloved dog, Keeper.
Service to be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Emmanuel Faith Community Church, 639 E. 17th Ave, Escondido, CA. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Escondido followed by a fellowship at Emmanuel Faith Community Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Kiwanis Club of Escondido (Foundation) in memory of Nat Heard.
• The most frequently cited source for city-related information was the City’s newsletter, mentioned by 39% of respondents.
Kiwanis Key Club for over 10 years.
Nathan Eugene Heard, 82, passed away on November 17, 2014, at Tri City Hospital.
Nat served for 23 years in the United States Marine Corps and retired at the rank of Captain. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He dedicated his life to Kiwanis International and serving the children of the world. He was past president of the Escondido Kiwanis from 2001 to 2002 and director of the
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closely tied to the Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Because of the hotel’s alleged mob ties, Sinatra was suspected of having a role. Later, when Sinatra bought a share of the Cal-Neva Hotel & Casino in Lake Tahoe, the Nevada Gaming Commission denied the resort a gaming license because of Mafia members, namely Sam Giancana, frequented the resort.
Sinatra continued to deny any illegal association, yet maintained his loyalty to those of whom he called “my friends.” Over the years, many of those friends got him jobs with variousnightclubs. In the late ‘70s, one of those friends, a club owner in New Jersey, had given Sinatra a break when he was having a tough time finding work. That owner was the benefactor of Sinatra’s loyalty. The owner was having financial problems so the crooner appeared at his club for a week of full-house performances, not taking any money. While Sinatra had been a strong supporter of John F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, it wasn’t the only time he would help get a President elected. During the 1980s, Sinatra was a stanch supporter and friend of Ronald Reagan, who was at the opposite end of the political spectrum.
Sinatra continues to be one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. In 1985, Sinatra was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Reagan and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1997. He won 11 Grammy Awards as well as the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. One of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century, Sinatra’s popularity is matched only by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Michael Jackson.
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Oceanside-Carlsbad Coin Club Show – The one-day coin show sponsored by the Oceanside-Carlsbad Coin Club will be on Saturday, December 6th from 9:30am to 4:30pm, at the meeting room of the Dove Library (at right of main entrance in outside courtyard), 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad.
San Marcos Senior Center December Activities – 1) Lunch is served daily Monday thru Friday at 11:30am at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 760.744.5535, ext. 3606. Lunch choices include a hot or cold entrée with dessert, and soup & salad bar option every Tuesday and Thursday. Suggested donation for
Soldier’s Freedom Ride
If you have other questions about adoption, I can probably answer those. I don't know other specifics about Soldier than what I have shared except that he was dumped because his loving family apparently didn't want to be bothered taking him on their move. You may text or call me at 760612-9156 if I can help in any way. FOLLOW UP: Story of "Soldier," German Shepherd Reprieve (LA County Animal Shelter, Lancaster)
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO SAW THIS AD A DAY AGO ... I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT NO FEWER THAN FOUR PEOPLE TRIED TO ADOPT SOLDIER YESTERDAY -- WHICH WAS TO BE HIS LAST DAY ALIVE ... SO HE IS A HAPPY CAMPER AND HAS A HOME. I HAVE ATTACHED HIS FREEDOM PICTURE (above). TO THOSE WHO STEPPED UP AT THE END OF THE 11TH HOUR TO HELP THIS GUY OUT - THANKS!
seniors 60 & over, $4/person; under 60, $5 cost. Lunch transportation is provided for San Marcos seniors that no longer drive; $1 suggested donation is requested in addition to the lunch donation. The Senior Center accepts EBT card donations. 2) Wal Mart shopping every Tuesday. For more info, call 760.744.5535, ext. 3605. 3) Cultural Discovery classes will be in Israel for Dec, moving from the basics of Judaism to Christianity. This unit of study on “The Middle East 101” includes the ancient times and people, the great recorded histories, and the three monotheistic religions. These classes will be held at the Senior Center on Tuesdays from 1pm to 2:30pm. Fee for the unit covers 8 weeks at $52. 4) “All Things Disney” presented by Lora at the piano, at the Senior Center, on Thursday, December 4th at 11:30am. Lora will play an hour long tribute to Mr. Walt Disney, featuring favorites “Mary Poppins,” “It’s A Small World” and many other Disney songs to listen to or sing along during lunch served at 11:30am. Reservations required for lunch – see above about lunch. Oceanside Woman’s Club Meeting Announced – On Thursday, December 4, the Woman’s Club of Oceanside will hold their
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Suri is the pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s an 8 month old, 41 pound, “Boxador” (Boxer /Labrador Retriever mix.) Suri loves other dogs and she loves every person she meets. She’s very smart and eager to learn. Her new family will want to reinforce her training. Keep in mind that she’s going to need plenty of exercise. She would be a terrific hiking or running partner. The $145 adoption fee for Suri includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-753-6413 for more information. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM W- Monday
Silas, a 12-year-old Domestic Short Hair mix, is a shy kitty looking for a new best friend.
After a Good Samaritan brought him into our care, Silas has been fairly shy but has warmed up to volunteers and staff that he’s most familiar with. Don’t let his bashful tendencies fool you; he’s a very sweet boy! Senior cats can make the best companions because they are more relaxed and calm, have a longer attention span for training neat tricks, and often already know basic household etiquette (like scratching and litter box needs). Silas is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3450 E Valley Parkway. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (760) 888-2275.
The Pastor Says . . .
and so we walked from the car to the duck pond and on to the playground hand in hand.
On the playground, though, she is more independent than any of the other grandchildren. She likes me to be close enough to help if she gets into difficulty, but she’d rather do everything by herself.
Pastor Tom Fry Retired, Church of the Nazarene Be Thankful
It was a grandparent’s delight. Our granddaughter (age 4) was going to spend the day with us while her mom worked a substitute teaching assignment. Eventually we ended up at the park to do two of her favorite things: feed the ducks and play on the playground.
I have a hard and fast rule that the younger grandchildren have to hold my hand while we are in a parking lot. It’s mostly for safety, but it’s also part ruse. Once they start exercising their independence, holding Grandpa’s hand is not a priority. This last grandchild is a little different. She actually likes to hold my hand
I was a respectful distance behind as she made her way toward another piece of equipment and pulled herself up into the cup-like apparatus. For a moment, she was off balance, might’ve felt a bit uneasy like she might fall. Instinctively, without even looking back, she reached her hand out, knowing that my hand would be right there to steady her. And it was.
On the way home I was recalling my recent study of the ancient Hebrews. They walked hand in hand with God a lot of the time. They knew that God loved them and would take care of them. But they were often mesmerized by the attraction of one “playground” after another, and would break their handclasp with God and run off on their own. Until….They too, jumped into something new and suddenly felt off balance, as if they might fall. Instinctively, they reached back, without even looking, certain that God’s hand would be there to steady them. For the very same reason as my granddaughter. They knew they were loved and that God would care for them.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed HOLIDAY FOOD FOR FINES
The Escondido P u b l i c Library’s annual Holiday Food for FinesProgram will begin on Monday, December 1, and run through Wednesday, December 31, 2014. The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their records. Proceeds will benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to needy families throughout the North County area. Expensive items, such as canned hams and powdered infant formula, count for up to $5.00 worth of
fines per item. Nonperishable items such as canned vegetables, pasta, canned tuna fish, and dried pasta count for up to $1.00 worth of fines per item. Non-nutritious and perishable items such as candy and chips; damaged cans/containers; and food past its expiration date cannot be accepted. Food may only be used to clear fines - not for fees associated with lost or damaged books and materials, or City Attorney fees.The Library also welcomes donations from patrons who do not have any fines but want to bring in food just to help those in need. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. Contact the Library at 760-839-4684 or visit their website s library.escondido.org.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Happy Thanksgiving San Marcos
Thanksgiving is the time of year when we give thanks for the good things in life that make it special, including the privileges and rights that define us as Americans. Let each of us take a moment to give thanks for the men and women in military service to our country at home and around the globe and also for family, friends and others who give meaning to our lives. This year we have much to be thankful for. We especially give
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Shop Safely During the Holidays
Many of us this take time to begin our holiday shopping. Stay safe while heading to the shopping mall or to our local retailers when you are out and about during the holidays. Following are tips to keep safe. Be sure to report any suspicious activity you observe to security or call law enforcement. Have a safe and happy holiday season.
1. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
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could ship oil (light sweet crude) from the huge Baken oilfields in South Dakota & Montana to refineries for use in the USA. There have been some major concerns about oil polluting the underground water supply in the Sand Hills area of South Dakota. Most of this has been worked out subject to approval by the Supreme Court of South Dakota. I was not much in favor of this deal, but now I have a better understanding of it I hope our leaders in Washington get this deal done. At least that’s my opinion right now. Naturally I reserve the right to be wrong. I’ve been there before.
4. Park in a high-trafficked area.
5. Do not leave packages visible in the car.
As I have mentioned before, I encourage you to shop in Vista. Not only does this support local jobs, but the tax generated from the sales helps the City to fund and provide services to you and everyone in the commu nity.
/s/Sid Colquitt Escondido, CA.
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as to whom is the world’s greatest wizard, as in a discussion of politics. My dear aunt Mercedes once lost her dentures in a heated debate, back in 2012, at The Magic Castle. She remains steadfast in her magical opinions.
The true genesis of The Magic Castle was long before I was around, but, my “Uncle Miltie,” who co-founded it (“Milt Larsen,” to you muggles), has told me of its colorful legacy, much of which I have revealed for the first time in this very exclusive article for The Paper.
So, how does one get into The Magic Castle, since it is mem-
As we approach the holiday season let us also remember there are many whose lives are less than whole and dedicate ourselves to being sensitive to their needs and making this a better community for all who call San Marcos home. On behalf of the City of San Marcos, I wish you and your families the very best this Thanksgiving.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood
2. When walking to your car, have keys out and ready. 3. Lock the car, close the windows.
thanks for the citizens in our community, young and old, from all walks of life, who make San Marcos a community that fosters goodwill and generosity.
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event
Oh come all ye
The elves are dusting off their tools and the jolly ole man has sent his suit to the cleaners. The City of Oceanside is hosting the annual holiday tree lighting event at the Regal Cinema Plaza, located at 401 Mission Avenue across from the Sunset Market, on December 4th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. There will be fun activities for the whole family. Children can take pictures with Santa Claus, create a craft, ride a zip-line, climb a tree, play in bounce houses, participate in
bership only? Well, you can start by emailing me at: Blitzfried@yahoo.com and reference The Magic Castle Contest. I will randomly draw and award ten Guest Passes. Each Guest Pass will allow up to eight adults, age 21 or older, sacred passage to a realm beyond their wildest dreams! So, what are you waiting for? You read The Paper, now for God’s sake, put it down and email me! Otherwise, you won’t stand, well, a ghost-of-achance!
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meeting at their clubhouse, 1606 Missouri St., Oceanside. Coffee and conversation at 9:30am and the business meeting at 10am. Entertainment will be by the Oceanside High School Choral group. Lunch will be served at the Oceanside Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane, after the meeting. The Woman's Club is involved in
games or take a ride to the pier in a horse-drawn carriage. After the tree lighting ceremony, be sure to head over to the Sunset Market for all your holiday gift needs. There will be music and a children’s activity area. The Holiday Market will be open on Thursdays in December from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. After your shopping excursion, take a leisurely stroll on our downtown streets and stop at one of our fine restaurants for a delicious meal. For more information on the annual tree lighting or any of our seasonal events, please contact Parks and Recreation at 760-435-5041or visit our website at www.oceansiderec.com
many projects that benefit the local community including awarding scholarships to students and helping the youth in the area. Guests and new members are always welcome. Call 760.639.5387 for more information.
Winter Wonderland at Escondido H.S. Farm – The Agriculture Department and Baseball Team have teamed up for the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lot and Winter Wonderland fundraiser. This event will be open starting Friday, December 5th, through Saturday, December 13th, Monday thru Friday from 4pm-8pm and Saturdays 10am4pm. There will be special free children’s activities on Fridays and Saturdays; including storytime with elves, Santa Claus, arts projects, petting zoo, take your own pictures for free, and more. You can pre-order Christmas trees, poinsettias and wreaths to ensure your preferred size and type is available. For Pre-orders, contact Nicole Hoofard, AG Advisor’s email at email@example.com
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Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
“My New Computer Will be Obsolete by the Time I get it Home”
In the “old days” there was truth in that statement, but today? Not so much. The Internet has changed everything.
Gordon Moore, one of Intel’s founders made an observation in 1965 that has become known as “Moore’s Law.” Moore predicted that technology would find a way to double the density of transistors on silicon wafers every two years. David House, another Intel executive modified “Moore’s Law” to predict that combining the doubling of transistors with other technological advances would double CPU processing power every 18 months. The way to measure CPU processing power is to count the number of instructions it can execute in a
single second. This measure is called MIPs (Millions of Instructions per Second). At the dawn of the PC age in 1982 an Intel 286 CPU measured 1.2 MIPs (that’s 1,200,000 million instructions per second). By 2000 the average CPU measured 3600 MIPs, in 2006 the average PC CPU scored 19,000 MIPs, 92,000 MIPs in 2012 and today’s multicore CPUs are closing in on 200,000 MIPs (that is 200,000,000,000 or 2 septillion instructions per second.) or two hundred thousand times faster than IBM’s first PC.
As technology created ever more powerful PCs, Microsoft developed ever more capable and resource hungry OS (operating systems) to keep pace. Software developers also expanded the capabilities of their products to take advantage of the growing PC power. Gaming, video/audio, solids modeling and animation applications benefitted from every increase in performance but in the last ten years fewer and fewer users have been able to benefit from all the increase in computing power. That is the reasons that Windows XP has been able to hang on for so many years.
any faster than the download speed of 10 to 100 Mbits per second which is well within the range of nearly any PC. You can do your banking, send an e-mail and cruise Amazon at flank speed with your ten year old wart hog. You can’t listen to music, type a letter or play Solitaire any faster with a new i7 than you can with your old Pentium IV.
With PCs remaining technologically viable for ten years or more many consumers no longer view performance improvements as strong an incentive to purchase new PCs. PC makers have to rely on Microsoft to keep the ball rolling. Microsoft does everything it can to force users to buy new
PCs by sabotaging its older operating systems. Today XP is under attack.
Users can often avoid buying a completely new notebook or desktop PC simply by upgrading the old one to Windows 7. Upgrading the memory and operating system on a seven year old Win XP or Vista PC may be far more cost effective than purchasing a new one. A PC up to seven years old often has significant value as a trade in on a new Windows 7 PC. We upgrade them with Win 7 Pro and 4GB of RAM and resell them, they rarely last more than a couple of days on our shelf.
As Internet applications have come to dominate most user activities, computer speed has lost its appeal. A ten year old Windows XP PC zips around the WWW and downloads streaming video at the same speed as one that is 1000 times faster. Why? Because the Internet download speed is the pacing item. A super fast PC can’t suck electrons off the Internet
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red light south-bound on Broadway directly into the path of the Corolla, which was west-bound Valley Parkway, causing the collision. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this time. Names of the drivers have been withheld at this time pending notification of family. The traffic investigation is ongoing at this time and is being conducted by Officer Michael Garcia of the Traffic Division. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Officer Garcia at the 760.839.4728. Traffic Enforcement
On Friday, November 21, agencies involved with “AVOID the 8 on Hwy 78” conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Centre City Pkwy / Decatur Way, in Escondido. At the conclusion of the checkpoint, officers conducted a DUI Saturation Patrol along the Hwy 78 corridor.
During the checkpoint, drivers whose ONLY offense was being UNLICENSED to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered owner of the vehicle to either take or assign
possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. 14 vehicles were released to the owner or a designated driver and 5 vehicles were impounded.
Following are other results from this event: Ø 1098 vehicles drove through the checkpoint. Ø 882 vehicles were screened in primary. Ø 3 FST’s were conducted, resulting in 2 DUI arrests (1 alcohol, 1 drugs) Ø 62 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers who could not produce a driver’s license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs) Ø 26 total citations were issued during the checkpoint. (3 for suspended license and 20 for unlicensed driver, 11 for no insurance.) Ø 2 drivers cited for possession of marijuana, 1 driver arrested for possession of methamphetamine Ø Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems.
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or Aaron Hoofard, Head Baseball Coach’s email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You or any student can turn order forms in to the Ag Department or Cashier. Keep a copy of your order form and bring it with you for pick up. The Christmas Tree lot is located at the school site on North Broadway behind the Varsity baseball field on the northwest end of the high school campus; look for signs. These groups will be raising funds to support their programs. "Once Upon A Dream" Dance Show at S.M. High School - The dates for the Dance Show at San Marcos High School are December 5 at 7pm and December 6 at 3pm and 7pm. At the matinee there will be a 'meet and greet' with the characters at 2:30pm. Presale tickets are $8 VIP, or $15 and $10 at the door. Info on the San Marcos High School website.
MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting – On Saturday, December 6, in the Aztlan Rooms of MiraCosta College, the Horticulture Club will meet beginning at Noon and feature the Holiday Gift Exchange and Potluck lunch. The club will provide turkey and ham. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish like vegetables, salad, appetizer, and dessert, to share. Anyone wishing to participate in the Holiday Gift Exchange is asked to bring a gardenrelated wrapped gift of $15 value. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call 760.721.3281.
“Christmas by Request!” – The Pacific Belles Chorus, a Chapter of Sweet Adeline’s International, invites you to begin your holidays with “Christmas by Request!” The Chorus show will be on Saturday December 6th, at 1pm, at the Park Avenue Community Center (formerly Joslyn Senior Center), 210 East Park Avenue, Escondido. The performance will include many holiday favorites that have been requested from past shows plus some new songs
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Lionel Lizarraga, 72, of Escndido, CA., passed away on November 19, 2014.
Helen Mae Kaapke, 80, of Oceanside, CA., passed away on November 16, 2014.
Laura Williams, 54, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on November 20, 2014.
Joel Lester Veigel, 58, of San Marcos, CA., passed away on November 22, 2014.
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Escondido and Poway in 4-part a cappella harmony. Also, there will be entertainment from several Pacific Belles quartets and "Coast to Coast," a men's quartet that we love. A festive Christmas atmosphere will include holiday music, a “homemade” bake sale, refreshments, and more. Bring your family and friends to begin your holidays in song. Donations are $15 for adults, $10 for high school students, and $5 for children under 12. For more information, check the website at www.pacificbelleschorus.org or call 760.533.8151.
Holiday Village and Tree Lighting Ceremony Planned - The City of San Marcos presents its Annual Santa's Magical Village at the Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Drive, on Saturday, December 6 from 3-8pm and Sunday, December 7 from 9am-3pm. The lighting of the holiday tree will take place at 6:30pm on Saturday, December 6th. Santa Claus will have the honor of climbing to the top of the tree and turning on thousands of twinkling lights. Entertainment for the tree lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 pm. The event will feature an indoor holiday boutique, free activities for children including letters to Santa, cookie decorating, sand art, carnival games, and more! Entertainment including bands and choral groups will be featured throughout the weekend. The Rockin’ Cranberry Carolers will be one of the highlights of the weekend. Gourmet food trucks will be onsite during the Tree Lighting on Saturday and specialty food vendors will be there on Sunday. Santa will be available for visits and photos on both days. Pancake breakfast with Santa will be held on Sunday,
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et, most of which is obtained via grants. The state’s action could well jeapordize funding support from a variety of sources and, effectively, close down the centers.
The ECCDC board, its 118 member staff are good, solid people who have for the past 40 years cared for those who need the care most. Unfortunately, overzealous staff from the Department of Social Services may have severely damaged
We are hopeful cooler heads will prevail and ECCDC will be allowed to continue to provide quality child care for almost 500 preschoolers in the Escondido community for many years to come. The state needs to recognize what a precious jewel it has and nurture it, not destroy it.
And then where do the poor children go for food, warmth, shelter, comfort, counseling?
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December 7 from 9-11:30am in the Community Center. Tickets are $5/adults and $4/children and may be purchased at the door. For more info, call 760.744-9000 or visit www.sanmarcos.net.
Fifth Annual Festive Farmhouse – A Farmstead Holiday Celebration – On Sunday, December 7, from 11am to 2pm, experience Christmas like the San Pasqual Valley pioneers. Make traditional holiday decorations to decorate the 1880’s farmhouse and take home; enjoy cookies and hot drinks; sing Christmas songs around the 1884 organette; relax in the Victorian parlor; and tour the farmhouse. Open to all ages. Suggested donation: $3/individuals or $5/families. For information, email email@example.com or call 760.432-8318 and leave a message. Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido 92025.
San Marcos Holiday Craft Boutique at Farmers Market – At the San Marcos Certified Farmers Market at Olde California Restaurant Row, 1020 W. San Marcos Blvd, on Sunday, December 7, from 11am-3pm, there will be a Holiday Craft Boutique with unique gift items and local arts and crafts, in addition to farm fresh produce, healthy gifts, and gourmet foods. Also, there will be live music with Jazz Guitarist, Lambert Fooks. For more info, contact Christy Johnson, Market Manager, text or call 760.580.0116.
Sorority Members to Meet for Annual Holiday Dinner Meeting The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi International will celebrate its’ annual Holiday Dinner Meeting on Monday, December 8th, at 6pm, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos. All chapter members (active, inactive, on leave or transferees) and guests are invited to attend. Cost is $17/person. To make a reservation by December 1st, call Peggy at 760.743.2610. In the spirit of giving, members are asked to bring items to give the Escondido Humane Society. Suggested items include Kirkland brand canned dog food; large and medium Kongs and peanut butter to fill them; clean new or old
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028321 The name of the business: Logistic Solutions, located at 1428 Misty Sea Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Gerald M. Moloney 1428 Misty Sea Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerald Moloney, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/27/2014 11/06, 11/13, 11/20 & 11/27/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028452 The name of the business: A Touch of Light Photography, located at 338 Cheyenne Lane, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Mitchell P. Hill 338 Cheyenne Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was 10/28/14. /s/Mitchell P. Hill This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/28/2014 11/06, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029335 The name of the business: Wellcare Supported Living, located at 610 W. 9th Ave., #18, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Imelda Bocade 1117 Jackson Place Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Imelda Bocade, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029157 The name of the business: The MASH UP, located at 3231-C Business Park Drive #320, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Atargold, LLC 1203 White Sands Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 11/04/2014. /s/Tony Beckerman, COO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/04/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027947 The name of the business: One Way Movers, located at 1710 S. Juniper St., Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Eric Milner 752 Corvette Dr. Unit A Ontario, Ca. 91764 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Eric Milner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/22/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028788 The name of the business: Adopt-ADog Station, located at 3625 North Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Kathleen L. Kudera 3625 North Way Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kathleen L. Kudera, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/30/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029200 The name of the business: Pure Energy Band, Vestures Flourish, 820 Los Vallecitos, #H, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Rolling Buy Corp. 820 Los Vallecitos Blvd. St H San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carmen Jacobs, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029830 The name of the business: Metis HQ, located at 409 S. Las Posas Road, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: RJC Productions, Inc. 409 S. Las Posas Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ryan Carr, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027453 The name of the business: Camilas Photography, located at 2027 Mission Ave., #019, Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Felipe Rojas 681 Paseo Rio Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/03/2011. /s/Felipe Rojas, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/16/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27 and 12/04/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029883 The name of the business: Laura Wedemeyer Music Studio, located at 337 Camino Mateo, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Laura J. Wedemeyer 337 Camino Mateo San Macos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/12/14. /s/Laura J. Wedemeyer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027225 The name of the business: Lakeview Village, Lakeview Village Apartments, Lakeview Village Apartment Homes, located at 3115 Sweetwater Springs Blvd., Spring Valley, Ca. 91978, is hereby registered by the following: FRG Cornona Pointe LLC & JSP Corona Pointe LLC, REVX Lakeview, CSG Lakeview LLC, 655 Montgomery St., Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA. 94111 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 2/12/2014. /s/Curtis Gardner, Principal This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/14/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, & 12/04/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027227 The name of the business: Mission Trails, Mission Trails Apartments, Mission Trails Apartment Homes, located at 6975 Golfcrest Dr., San Diego, Ca. 92119, is hereby registered by the following: MLF Trails, LLC, REVX-492 LLC and JSP Trails, LLC 655 Montgomery St., Suite 1700 San Francisco, CA. 94111 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 2/24/2014. /s/Curtis Gardner, Principal This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/14/2014 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, & 12/04/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029851 The name of the business: California Snacks, located at 4155 Lake Circle Dr., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 is hereby registered by the following: Soha Korkis 4155 Lake Circle Dr. Fallbrook, Ca. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/12/14 /s/Soha Korkis, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/12/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2014-020849 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: California Snacks, located at 7602 Romeria St., Carlsbad, Ca. 92009. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 03/02/2011 and asssigned File No. 2011-006373 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Cal Traders, Inc. 7602 Romeria St. Carlsbad, CA. 92009 I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime). /s/Sonia Staub, President This statement was filed with Ernest Dronenburg, Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/12/2014. 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 and 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030271 The name of the business: SC Plumbing, located at 225 W. El Norte Pkwy #130, Escondido, CA., 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Steven Kent Newman 225 W. El Norte Pkwy #130 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Steven Kent Newman This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/17/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 & 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030339 The name of the business: Azure Sky, located at 1423 Westwood Place, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Katherine Milam and Juan Baigorria Meija 1423 Westwood Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Katherine Milam This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/14/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 & 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-029286 The name of the business: Health 4 U, located at 5418 Spencer Lane, Carlsbad, CA., 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Michael F. and Lyn Perry 5418 Spencer Lane Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Married Couple. First day of business was 2/25/2010. /s/Michael F. Perry This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/05/2014 11/20, 11/27, 12/04 & 12/11/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030601 The name of the business: Donnelly’s, located at 5939 Darwin Ct., Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Tri Fine Irishmen, LLC 5939 Darwin Ct. Suite 100 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael McGinnis, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/19/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030734 The name of the business: The Lock Doctor, located at 12463 Rancho Bernardo Rd., #555, San Diego, CA. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Sean Thomas Giles 723 Foxhall Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/1/14. /s/Sean Thomas Giles This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/21/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (City Council)
The San Marcos City Council will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Case No: P14-0001: GPA 14001, R 14-001, SP 14-001, MFSDP 14-001, TSM 14-001, CUP 14-016, ND 14-007 Application of: The Norman SM Project Owner, LLC (Mission 316) Request: The Mission 316 Specific Plan proposes an attached multi-family, residential condominium project up to 93 units. The condominiums will range from 1,400 – 1,990 s.f. and feature 2-3 bedrooms in three stories with a maximum building height of 45 feet. A total of 213 parking spaces are proposed. This includes 2car garage spaces for each unit plus an additional 23 guest parking spaces. Approximately 5.27 acres of common and landscaped open space areas are proposed. Discretionary actions include: A General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Specific Plan, Multi-Family Site Development Plan, Tentative Subdivision Map, and a Conditional Use Permit for utilization of a rock crusher during the grading operation. The Specific Plan action also modifies the Heart of the City Specific Plan to include the Mission 316 Specific Plan which changes the land use designation from “Commercial” to “Medium Density Residential.” The project also includes adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Location of Property: E. Mission Road, between Woodward Street and Falcon Place, more particularly described as: A portion of Lot 3 in Block 52 of the Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof No. 806, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, December 21,1895, and, Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 10177, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof, filed in the office of the County Recorder of said county June 27,1980 as instrument No. 80-204014 of official records, and, A portion of Parcel B of certificate of compliance recorded September 15, 1999 as instrument No. 990631820, being the westerly 140.00 feet of Lot 4 in Block 52 of the Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof No. 806, filed in the recorder’s office of said county on December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220210-10, 220-210-41 & 220210-46. Planning Commission Action: The Planning Commission recommended approval of the request to the City Council by a 7-0 vote. The hearing before the City Council is a de novo hearing and any correspondence submitted to the Planning Commission that you wish presented to the City Council must be resubmitted for Council consideration. Contact the City Clerk for resubmittal of any correspondence and/or petition for or against the application. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in a public hearing or any other city program, service, or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050, Extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 11/27/14.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-030382 The name of the business: ICE, ICE Expo, located at 1611 S. Melrose Dr., #A286, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: International Cleaning Experts 1611 S. Melrose Dr. #1286 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 8/01/2013. /s/Gianna Hammer, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 11/18/2014 11/27, 12/04, 12/11 & 12/18/2014
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Would You Consider Helping Save Rescued Dogs by Fostering Them?
The Puppy Coalition Foundation rescues many dogs from regional kill shelters. These dogs are often rescued on their last day of life in these “shelters.” The recipe for providing a foster home for a rescued dog is simple:
1.) A little space for a doggie bed somewhere in your home. We will even provide a bed. 2.) Spend a little time with the dog to go out and do “their business” and get some exercise walking. We like to suggest at least 45 minutes over the course of the day. More is great. These dogs are house-broken. 3.) Then add love. These dogs crave love because in the preceding months they have gotten little and they all yearn for close relationships with humans. The Puppy Coalition will provide dog food and handle veterinary needs.
We will work around your schedule to show the foster dogs to those who may be interested and potential adopters. We believe that you will find it personally rewarding helping a rescued dog to get a fresh start in a new life. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity to volunteer to help save some of these wonderful animals, call Bruce at 760-612-9156.
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towels and small rugs; cat toys – furry mice, jingle balls, feather toys, etc.; Dawn detergent; manual can openers, etc. For more item suggestions, call the local Escondido office at 760.888.2275.
"Season of the Heart" is Theme of Christian Women's Luncheon On Monday, December 8th at 11:30am the Christian Women's Club will meet for a luncheon at the St. Mark Golf Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost of the luncheon is $18 inclusive. The speaker will be Dr. Adrienne Di Camillo, "Holiday Enthusiast" from Dove Canyon; a practicing marriage and family counselor and will tell how to live a "Fairytale Life." The special feature "Artistic Designs" is a presentation by Sarah from Vista showing how to have beautiful nails for the holiday. Entertainment will be special music by Steve and Company from Oceanside with "The Sound of Christmas." Bring a friend. There will be some gift giving; you may be a winner. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by Thursday, December 4th. Walk-ins are welcome. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more info, go to www.Stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Martha at 760.471.7059.
eReaders eXplained at Escondido Public Library – The Escondido Public Library will offer “eReaders eXplained,” providing instruction and demonstrations on how to access and download free Library eBooks and online magazines to your smartphone, tablet,
eReader, or computer. eReaders eXplained will be held on Monday, December 8, and again on Tuesday, January 20, from 6pm-7pm, in the Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. eReaders eXplained takes the mystery out of how to use Library eBooks with eReaders, including iPads, iPhones, and other tablets, and will provide step-by-step guidance for the required one-time set-up. Anyone considering purchasing an eReader for their own personal use, or as a gift, can also learn different eReader product features. In addition, the program will also provide information on how to access Zinio, the Library’s new, downloadable free magazine collection with over 100 popular magazines for use on computers, smart phones, and tablets. Attendees should bring their own devices to get the most out of this hands-on learning experience. Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other programs, visit library.escondido.org or call Paul Crouthamel at 760.839.4814.
African Violet Society Meeting is December 9th – On Tuesday, December 9th, from 10:30am-12noon, the San Diego North County African Violet Society will meet at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue. The program will include filling clear glass jars with candy to donate to the Library staff; thirty decorated jars with a candle inside will be donated to the staff of a convalescent home in El Cajon; decorate cupcakes with green icing, and dip edible violet blossoms in egg white and sugar them for the members and guests; and there will be a Holiday Potluck. In addition, there will be a raffle, an auction, and a door prize. For info, contact Pauline Mueller, 760.433.4641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announced for DUVCW – The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 18611-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent 5, will not have a program meeting in December. Their custom is to meet at a restaurant for lunch to celebrate the holidays. This year they will meet on Tuesday, December 9th, at 11:30am, at Tom Ham’s Restaurant in San Diego. For information about DUVCW, call 619.475.0153.
Brandeis to Have Special Program – On Wednesday, December 10, Lottie Blumenthal and Trudy Holeb will talk about being “Kindertransport” survivors. This will take place at 1pm at the Glassman Building of the R.B. Community Center. There is no charge for this program. For further information and to RSVP, call Linda at 858.487.8041.
Fallbrook Chorale Presents “A Christmas Festival of Song” – On Saturday, December 13, at 2pm, the Fallbrook Chorale will present “A Christmas Festival of Song” concert at the Sonrise Christian Fellowship Church, 463 S. Stagecoach Lane, Fallbrook. Tickets are $15/adults, reduced pricing for children and military. For information, email Jeannie@deadlinedata.com. “Carols by Candlelight” Concert Announced – A beloved Christmas tradition, “Carols by Candlelight,” returns for its 25th Silver Anniversary on Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Dedicated to championing the welfare of children, Carols by Candlelight will donate all proceeds to Rady Children’s Hospital. This concert brightens the lives of children in need and it is hoped that you will consider joining as a Sponsor. In addition to amazing entertainment, at each concert there
will be live and silent auctions, plus raffle prizes. You can join the efforts to help Rady Children’s Hospital by donating to the live and silent auctions. Any products, services, or monetary donations are appreciated and should be sent to Carols by Candlelight, c/o Rancho Computers, 253 So. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. If you prefer, contact the Auction Coordinator, Mona Durney who can be reached at Mona@ranchocomputers.com. Mona will be happy to arrange for your gift to be picked up.
In previous years there have been such stars as BJ Thomas, Jose Feliciano, Lee Ann Womack, Collin Raye, Billy Ray Cyrus, Kenny Loggins, and local favorites. After the show, the performers and patrons move to the outside courtyard, light candles, and sing “Silent Night” under the stars. Tickets can be purchased on the website at www.carolsbycandlelight.com, or by calling Mona at 760.737.7200. In addition, you can purchase “Military Gift Tickets” for $25/each to be given to military families – a wonderful way to show our military they are valued and appreciated. December Kids in the Garden Class – On the second Saturday, December 13th, the Kids in the Garden Class will be Music in the Garden; make your own instruments. Enjoy a sing-along with the autoharp, learn about sound and vibration, then make your own instruments from recycled materials. Class fee is $5/child. Adults pay $3 entry fee, and need to stay with their children. Membership forms are available on the website. Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required; contact: email@example.com or call 760.822.6824. The Gardens are located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park.