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by Frank Lorey III The B-29 Superfortress gained most of its fame flying missions over Japan during World War II. “Blackie” Blackburn operated the central fire control on a 20th Air Force, 73rd Bomb Wing B-29 Superfortress. He made twenty missions in the Pacific, his first on November 24, 1944, striking at Tokyo; his last was on the very last mission of the war. On the same day that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Blackburn was out on another mission, and heard on the radio that an atomic bomb had been used. The Paper - 760.747.7119

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He had been operating out of Tinian, the same island that the nuclear bomb wing was deployed, but their group had been kept completely away from the secret B-29 force. “My first response to hearing the news was ‘What in hell is an atomic bomb?’ but when we got back [to base] we got more word of it,” recalled Blackburn. Operating the Fire Control also made for some interesting experiences. “I shot down a lot of Japs—they came in from the front, even though we were flying at high level, between 29,000 and 35,000 feet,” he remembered. Still, they were high enough that many of the enemy fighters could not

reach them—on his very first mission Blackburn could see about a thousand of them milling about far below, posing no threat. He finished his B-29 career dropping supplies on POW camps after the war ended, before our troops could get in to liberate all the prisoners. Col. Robert Morgan gained fame as the first to complete 25 missions with his famed B17 Flying Fortress, the “Memphis Belle.” Few people remember that he also went on to fly the B-29 Superfortress for another 26 missions, including leading the first bombing raid on

Tokyo since Doolittle raid.

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Morgan said the biggest transition problem going between the B-17 and the B-29 was that “the B-29 was not fun to fly--the B-17 was. The 29 you had to work to fly, you had to fight the controls, and it wouldn’t take the punishment the B-17 could. The whole story on the B-17 was the damage it could take and still fly.” The Memphis Belle crew and plane were returned to the United States for a threemonth public relations tour. After the tour, he was sent to train in the B-29 at Pratt and Wichita, KS, and then it was

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Page 2 - November 29, 2012 ‘Superfortress’ Cont. from Page 1 off to Saipan to fly his new bomber, the “Dauntless Dottie,” named after his wife. He had one particularly close call in the B-29 on a mission over Tokyo. Morgan said “we got two engines shot out right over Tokyo, and if it was not for Iwo Jima we would have ended up in the drink.” His B-29 never suffered as much damage as the B-17 did, because as he put it--”the Japanese AA [anti-aircraft fire] was not near as accurate as the Germans were.” About the only good thing Morgan had to say about the B-29 was that “its best part was the pressurization. We still wore the mask for safety purposes, as some bubbles blew out occasionally and it decompressed.” Ken Morton was a flight electrician in the Royal Air Force, flying in Lancaster bombers. He started as a British Air Cadet, training to be a gunner. After the war,

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This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! The Baby Ward . . . A pregnant woman gets in a car accident and falls into a deep coma. Asleep for nearly six months, when she wakes up she sees that she is no longer pregnant and frantically asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, “Ma’am you had twins! a boy and a girl. Your brother came in and named them.” The woman thinks to herself, “No, not my brother … he’s an idiot!” She asks the doctor, “Well, what’s the girl’s name?”

he transferred to the U.S. Eight Air Force, and spent two and a half years starting in 1948 working on B-29 and B-50 Superfortresses at the Lakenheath, Upper Hayford, and Brize-Norton bases. “The B-29’s were from the 22nd Squadron, 2nd Bomb Wing, and had been brought over as a [Cold War] deterrent,” Morton stated. His B-29 aircraft was named “Bad Penny.” They later flew the KB-50s on aerial refueling, reconnaissance, and experimental missions. But the Superfortress gained its prominent place in history by being the only bomber to be used for atomic bombing missions, at both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It was not until after the war that many details came out about these missions, and crews were not even allowed to talk about them for some time thereafter. That first atomic mission brought back many memories for Dick Nelson, the radioman of the “Enola Gay,” “Denise,” answers the doctor. “Wow, that’s not a bad name, I like it!” she exclaims. “And what’s the boy’s name?” “Denephew,” says the doctor. ••••• Fall Classes for Women at THE ADULT LEARNING CENTER NOTE: DUE TO THE COMPLEXITY AND DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF THEIR CONTENTS, CLASS SIZES WILL BE LIMITED TO 8 PARTICIPANTS MAXIMUM. Class 1 Up in Winter, Down in Summer – How to Adjust a Thermostat Step by Step, with Slide Presentation. Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM.. Class 2 Which Takes More Energy – Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours? Round Table Discussion. Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

and Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk, the navigator on that historical first atomic bombing flight. The top-secret 509th Composite Group was selected for the training and eventual mission. Led by Paul Tibbets, much intensive planning, training and practice went into the preparations for the eventual . Nelson related, “If I got nervous, it was only because we knew how important the mission was and we didn’t want to mess up.” There were three B29’s on the mission, and he saw one drop an instrument package on a parachute— designed to measure the effects. “I couldn’t see the actual bomb itself drop because of my position in the plane,” he said. Van Kirk had already flown most of his missions with Captain Paul Tibbets in B-17 Flying Fortresses in Europe, so he knew what to expect from the pilot. “I thought Tibbets was a hard-nosed commanding officer,” he remarked, adding that “he Class 3 Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping?–Group Debate. Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours. Class 4 Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase–Pictures and Explanatory Graphics. Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks. Class 5 Curling Irons–Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet? Examples on Video. Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning At 7:00 PM Class 6 How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program Help Line Support and Support Groups. Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM Class 7 Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos? Open Forum.

wasn’t a spit-and-polish type, but he demanded perfection when you were in an airplane.” Van Kirk claimed that Tibbets saved his life, and the lives of their crew, many times with his flying skills. “We were shot at a lot together-we had four aircraft shot up so badly that they never flew again, but none of our crew was ever hurt,” he said, and considered that experience with Tibbets the reason that he was picked for the special top-secret mission. Another eventual crewman on the Enola Gay also flew missions in Europe with Tibbets and Van Kirk—bombardier Tom Ferebee. Van Kirk flew a total of 58 missions in Europe, most out of North Africa, and was then sent home to be a navigator instructor. When the 509th was formed, he was selected by Tibbets to serve as the Group Navigator with Tibbets as the Group Commander and Ferebee the ‘Superfortress’ Cont. on Page 3 Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours. Class 8 Health Watch–They Make Medicine for PMS – USE IT! Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours. Class 9 I Was Wrong and He Was Right!–Real Life Testimonials. Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined. Class 10 How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim. Driving Simulations. 4 weeks, Saturday’s noon, 2 hours. Class 11 Learning to Live–How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield . Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined Class 12 How to Shop by Yourself. Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and ‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 14


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‘Superfortress’ Cont. from Page 2 Group Bombardier. They reunited at remote Wendover Field, Utah—the site picked to be the training base. It was there that the transition was made to fly in the new Boeing B-29 Superfortress. Van Kirk said “we knew something top-secret was up, and whatever it was we were going to be the ones to fly the mission.” It didn’t take long to figure out that it was an atomic bomb. “They modified the planes, and we were surrounded with atomic scientists. We flew dummy bombs the same size and shape as the eventual bombs, on missions the same distance and using the same pull-out maneuver,” he added. “In addition, we were told by one scientist ‘we think the airplane will be okay if you are nine miles away when the bomb explodes.’” He wasn’t comforted much by the “we think,” as it was only the best guess at the time. More training occurred once they reached Tinian Island, including more practice missions using bombs of the same size and shape, but now loaded with high explosives. At a mission briefing on August 5th, they knew something was up—“When we were called together and went into the hut, there were guys with machine guns guarding the place,” he recalled. They were told the target was Hiroshima, and backup targets were also given. Then they were told to go and get some sleep—which no one could do. Takeoff was at 2:45 AM, and it was a little hairy due to the weight of the bomb and all of the fuel. Then came a sixhour flight over the ocean to reach the target. “Most of the crew didn’t have anything to do, so some slept, read books, or just stared out over the water,” he said, adding that “everything went exactly as had been planned.” As they approached Japan, it was so clear that they could see the target almost 75 miles away. “We had a long bomb run approach, and suddenly the

plane surged upward, so we knew the bomb had been released,” Van Kirk related. They immediately went into a steep turn, with the nose pushed way down to try and speed away from the target. 43 seconds later there was a blinding flash, followed by a shockwave, and then a roaring sound. They eventually looked back and could see a large white cloud where the target had been, and the cloud was higher than the altitude of the aircraft. Both Nelson and Van Kirk enjoy talking to young people in an effort to “set the record straight.” With the many attempts to be “politically correct” about the United States and the atomic bomb, schools rarely teach the truth about the millions of lives saved by not having to invade Japan—lives on both sides, including civilians. Milton “Milt” Sprouse entered the Army in 1943 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After the basic training was completed, he was selected for Airplane Mechanic School, a process that took another year and a half to complete. First they went through the general mechanical subjects, and then Milt went on to learn everything possible about engines. As the training progressed, Sprouse worked on B-17 engines, and then was selected for a top-secret unit based at Wendover, Utah, commanded by Col. Paul Tibbets. He became engine mechanic on the ground crew of a B-29 Superfortress, still not knowing more than the fact it was huge compared to the previous planes that he had used in training. In April, the unit moved by train to Seattle and boarded a Liberty ship, the “Cape Victory.” After a tedious 30day passage, which included a lot of zigzagging to avoid submarines, they arrived on Mother’s Day 1945 on Tinian Island. From that point on, Milt never got near another B-17—the whole focus was on the B-29’s.

As they pulled alongside the long pier that extended outward from the island, they could tell this was a different world. The island had not been fully secured, and Marines were still dealing with Japs that were hidden in the many caves. Warning signs were posted to keep the new arrivals away from certain areas. The first job was to build runways using the crushed coral. When it wasn’t raining, and Sprouse said “it rained like heck about every hour with mud up to our knees,” the coral reflected the scorching sun’s heat. The troops also had no place prepared for their stay, so Tibbets was told his men could use the old potato patch to pitch tents. Each man had a shelter half, so two men stayed in each tent. At least there was a mess hall for dining. By the end of the month, the runways were ready, and the B-29’s arrived. Tibbets immediately flew back to Washington to complain about the security and living situation on the island, and the results were immediate. The Navy Seabees that had also been involved in building the runways had nice quarters, and they were told to vacate and sent back to Okinawa—freeing up the needed housing. The 509th moved right in—the best quarters were reserved for officers, but there were sixman tents for the enlisted men, a great improvement. The enlisted men never got anything better than tents the whole time they were on the island. Once the aircraft had arrived, the crews did no work other than maintaining the Superfortresses. It was considered a further training period, and the noticeable difference was that there were scientists all around—from Los Alamos, New Mexico. Periodically a lot of generals would also show up to observe. The B-29’s came with tails marked with a large black arrow, and within days

Tokyo Rose announced their arrival, remarking about the insignia. Apparently spies were still on the island, able to communicate by radio to Japan. Sprouse and the other men all listened to Tokyo Rose, usually getting a good laugh, but this was different. Tibbets immediately ordered the insignia removed, and they were repainted with another squadron’s markings. Tokyo Rose reported that the unit had left the island, and the Japanese never figured out what had happened. Training was always kept top secret. In Utah, a large cement block with bomb shackles was loaded into the plane to be dropped near the Salton Sea in Southern California. Even the cement block was top secret—any not dropped had to be returned under cover. Training continued on Tinian, always under the highest security. When the day for the atomic mission came, Sprouse said “we noticed things going on that were different, but we didn’t know what was going on— not even the ground crews on those planes.” The word came later in the day. After the planes took off, the men were summoned for a party on the baseball field—free hot dogs and beer, and ball games all day long. Sandwiches and salads were also given away during the day, and the party went on until long after dark. Nothing was said during the day, not even until long after the planes returned. Rumors flew about during the day, and most of the rumors said that the war was over. No official word was mentioned on Tinian—it came from another source. The evening program on Armed Forces Radio had a special announcement. Sprouse said “the announcement was ‘some unit has dropped a powerful bomb on Japan, enough to destroy a whole city’.” He added that “the men quickly figured out that ‘some unit’ was us.” Even as the second atomic mission was completed, no official ‘Superfortress’ Cont. on Page 7


Page 4 - November 29, 2012 2500 Pounds of Marijuana Seized off Carlsbad Coast Nine persons were arrested off the coast of Carlsbad last Thursday after being pursued for about an hour in a maritime adventure. A panga boat with two persons on board tried to elude authorities but eventually gave up. Police and Border Patrol agents combined in the law enforcement action. The boat was first spotted near the San Elijo State Beach campground near Encinitas at about 1:30 a. m. according to Carlsbad police. The alerted the Border Patrol who deployed a helicopter which chased the boat as it went back and forth, from Ponto Beach in Carlsbad to Swamis in Encinitas, finally coming ashore near the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad at 2:30 a.m. Police arrested two Mexican nationals from the boat, and 2,500 pounds of marijuana were found aboard, said

Local News Border Patrol spokesman Jerry Conlin. The Border Patrol located another seven people who were on land nearby and they, too, were also arrested and appear to be connected to the drug-smuggling incident, Conlin said. The boat, the marijuana, and a Ford F-150 pickup were all seized. Battle Looms at Oceanside City Council Between Mayor and Council Members Who will represent Oceanside at SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments)? That’s the key issue between a Pier 6 brawl that appears to be forming between Mayor Jim Wood and Councilman Gary Felien who seeks to remove Mayor Wood as the city’s representative on SANDAG. SANDAG is a regional agency that oversees county transporation mplanning and hands out money for transportation projects. Oceanside has not been getting their fair share of transket around me. And I beat a drum and sing a chant. For some reason, everyone at the dinner table then suddenly disappears to other parts of the house. I've never been able to figure out why that happens.

Man About Town I just wanted to thank Evelyn publicly for the always amazing, creative and delicious food she prepares . . . not just on holidays . . . but regularly. I also want to thank the Indians, and leave it at that. Except to say that during Thanksgiving Dinner, in tribute honor and respect, I always wear a headdress and wrap a warm, colorful blan-

Last but not least, I echo the thoughts of that brilliant writer, Earl Pomerantz, in saying to the children of the turkeys: Thank you for letting us eat your parents. It's unlikely you'll feel better when I tell you they were delicious. I just wanted to let you know what happened after they disappeared. And how indispensable they are to the festivities. Oh yeah, and thank you for reading my "stuff," always or once in a while. You are my oxygen, and you know how well people do without that. I sincerely appreciate that you're out there. And that's it. I love this holiday. No presents are required. And you get to nap in the afternoon without feeling old.

portation issue money according to Felien. It appears Felian has the support of two other councilmembers, Jerry Kern and Jack Feller. The issue will likely have been resolved last night (Wednesday) when the matter was to be discussed and voted on in an initial vote. Results of the vote were not in as of press time.

representatives but that is subject to council approval.

Felien argues Wood doesn’t represent the positions of the three-member council majority or most city residents in actions he has taken on SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments), so he must go.

Wood was re-elected to a third four-year term on the council Nov. 6 with 54 percent of the vote, besting Councilman Jerry Kern (30.1 percent of the vote) and former mayor Terry Johnson (15.1 percent).

He goes on to say that Wood has not been fighting for road projects that the majority of the city supports. He suggests someone other that Wood would better represent the city at SANDAG.

Kern, Felien and Councilman Jack Feller often form a voting majority on the five-member council over Wood and Councilwoman Esther Sanchez.

Felien seeks to introduce a new ordinance that would name city representatives to SANDAG and other regional agencies, not leave that power solely in the hands of the Mayor. Technically, the Mayor may now name the After my nap, I will put away my headdress, my drum, and my blanket. (I may, on second thought, keep the blanket. These fall and winter nights can get a bit chilly). I hope you and yours had a Happy Thanksgiving. ••••• All kinds of news about eateries in Escondido. Escondido Joe’s, a popular downtown coffee house closed last week . . . its place soon to be taken by Kettle Coffee & Tea, at the same location. Meanwhile, the downtown restaurant Tango has changed its name to Bellamy's. Not quite sure why. Meanwhile, a new grill and restaurant has opened on East Valley Parkway. ••••• Interesting that Escondido Councilwoman Marie Waldron has suggested adding alcohol sales on city-owned Reidy Creek golf course. She thinks it might help them break even. They’ve been losing money for years. So far, the folks The Man About Town talks to don’t

An angry Wood suggested Felien would be in an all-out war if he pursues this issue. “He could find himself being recalled. I think the people who voted for me might be mad enough (that) if he tries to take my power away, they might go after him.”

Kern argues that unless an issue is union-related, Wood is out of the loop and doesn’t understand the issue. Feller, who was re-elected to ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 5 think that’s such a hot idea. I’m inclined to agree. Think it raises more problems than solutions. The 19th hole belongs right where it is . . . in the clubhouse, not out on the greens. We don’t need tipsy golfers, we don’t need kids being slipped drinks by friendly golfers, we don’t need the rowdiness that alcohol tends to bring to the table. Actually, golfers can wander out on the course now with drinks from the clubhouse. Waldron’s proposal, however, would suggest a cart running around to provide booze for golfers. Not needed, in my opinion. There must be other ways to generate revenue. Even the city’s finance officers says the revenue generated wouldn’t be worth the trouble it might cause. I’m sure Councilmember Waldron means well, but this is an idea that should be put up on a shelf, right next to the proposal to bring a minor ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 13


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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 the council Nov. 6, said Wood has allowed SANDAG transportation money that could have gone to Oceanside to be used elsewhere. A Portion of Jesmond Dene Park Playground to Temporarily Close The City of Escondido temporarily has closed the northern children's playground at Jesmond Dene Park, 2401 N. Broadway, as of this past Monday, November 26th, and it will remain closed until Friday, December 7th, 2012. The closure is necessary to remove silt from the playground area, re-establish drainage flows and replace the mulch in the playground areas. The southern playground also will be closed for a short period within this two week period to replace the mulch also. One playground will remain open during park hours.

Bizarre Murder Case Has a New Twist In the latest revelation of an

already bizarre murder case, a woman who was slain, allegedly by her husband, had recently been sued by the city of Oceanside in Small Claims Court for administrative citations totalling $2,000.

claims court in July, asking the court to order her to pay $2,000 for unpaid administrative citations issued in 2011. The documents do not specify what the violations were that led to the citations.

Anna-Maria Hengl, 73, wife of the accused Frederick Hengl, 68, both of Oceanside, was found in the Hengl home - or, more correctly, parts of her were found. Parts of her body were found in stew pots, cooking on the stove. Her severed head was found in the freezer.

Hengl already had a small claims judgment against him in the amount of $480.

The dismembered discovered after complained of a coming from the police responded.

body was neighbors foul odor home and

Neighbors on Ditmar confirmed the rather bizarre lifestyle of the couple. Frederick Hengl occasionally wore women’s clothing and makeup. They say AnnaMaria Hengl was a deeply troubled woman who always wore the same set of clothes and would often harass passers-by by preaching or scolding them.

The husband, Frederick, was then arrested last Friday on suspicion of murder and is being held without bail.

Escondido Councilmember Waldron Suggest Alcohol for Golfcourse

The couple lived on Ditmar street, less than a block from Oceanside’s City Hall.

A suggestion by Escondido Councilwoman Marie Waldron that the city lift a ban on alcohol sales on cityowned Reidy Creek golf

According to court records, Oceanside city officials sued Anna-Maria Hengl in small

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Letters to the Editor Police Retire

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What a shame that the citizens of Escondido are seeing their police chief Jim Maher forced out. He has been the best leader of our police the city has seen in decades. Where have our elected officials been during this very obvious, personal vendetta by city manager Clay Phillips against Chief Maher? He, the city manager, can hire and fire just about anyone he pleases, and the city council can fire him. At the very least, three council members could have stood up to ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 10


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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: thesocialbutterfly@cox.net

From left to right the pastors are: Phil Corr (present pastor), Maureen Gates, Herb Chamberlain, Otto Schneider. The church choir is shown, below left

First Congregational Church of Escondido Celebrated 125th Anniversary

The First Congregational Church of Escondido, 1800 North Broadway, celebrated its 125th anniversary in

September with a special worship service and musical program. Members of 50 years or more were recognized, and a catered lunch was served, where members and guests could relive the history of the church. Historical documents were on display. The first worship service was held on December 18, 1886, one month after the first organizational steps were taken, and the church was formally incorporated on September 25, 1887, starting with five members and growing to 130 within the first ten years. Santa is Coming to Town Early for Animals in Need Santa and his helpers are making a special stop at the Escondido Humane Society on Saturday, December 1 to celebrate our four-legged friends. Bring your pets, bring your kids, and bring joy to the animals at EHS during Pet Photos with Santa and the Holiday Boutique and bake sale where gourmet gifts for

How To Sing the Blues How To Sing the Blues 1. Most Blues begin, “Woke up this morning.” 2. “I got a good woman” is a bad way to begin the Blues, ‘less you stick something nasty in the next line, like “I got a good woman,with the meanest face in town.” 3. The Blues is simple. After you get the first line right, repeat it. Then find something that rhymes … sort of: “Got a good woman – with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher – and she weigh 500 pound.” 4. The Blues are not about choice. You stuck in a ditch, you stuck in ditch; ain’t no way out. 5. Blues cars: Chevys and Cadillacs and broken-down trucks. Blues don’t travel in Volvos, BMWs, or Sport Utility Vehicles. Most Blues transportation is a Greyhound bus or a southbound train. Jet aircraft an’ state-sponsored motor pools ain’t even in the running.

Walkin’ plays a major part in the blues lifestyle. So does fixin’ to die. 6. Teenagers can’t sing the Blues. They ain’t fixin’ to die yet. Adults sing the Blues. In Blues, “adulthood” means being old enough to get the electric chair if you shoot a man in Memphis. 7. Blues can take place in New York City but not in Hawaii or any place in Canada. Hard times in St. Paul or Tucson is just depression. Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City still the best places to have the Blues. You cannot have the blues in any place that don’t get rain. 8. A man with male pattern baldness ain’t the blues. A woman with male pattern baldness is. Breaking your leg cuz you skiing is not the blues. Breaking your leg cuz an alligator be chomping on it is. 9. You can’t have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong. Go outside to the parking lot or sit by the dumpster.

10. Good places for the Blues: a. highway b. jailhouse c. empty bed d. bottom of a whiskey glass Bad places: a. Ashrams b. gallery openings c. Ivy League institutions d. golf courses 11. No one will believe it’s the Blues if you wear a suit, ‘less you happen to be an old ethnic person, and you slept in it.’ 12. Do you have the right to sing the Blues? Yes, if: a. you’re older than dirt b. you’re blind c. you shot a man in Memphis d. you can’t be satisfied No, if: a. you have all your teeth b. you were once blind but now can see c. the man in Memphis lived. d. you have a retirement plan or trust fund. 13. Blues is not a matter of color. It’s a matter of bad luck. Tiger Woods cannot sing the blues. Gary Coleman could.

dogs and cats and homemade presents for people and pets alike will be available. The event will be from 10am-4pm at the shelter, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. All pets can meet Santa and have their photo taken with him and their families. For a $10 donation, participants will receive a keepsake 4x6 photo; for an additional $10 they can get a CD with the digital file, just in time to create holiday cards

Opal and Lupa with Santa with the entire family. Additional packages are available. Walk-ins (and wag-ins) are welcome. For info, call 760.888.2235, or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. Meetings/Events Calendar Teen Actors to Present “The Outsiders” – S.E. Hinton’s Classic “The Outsiders” production will be presented at

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Ugly white people also got a leg up on the blues. 14. If you ask for water and Baby give you gasoline, it’s the Blues. Other acceptable Blues beverages are: a. wine b. whiskey or bourbon c. muddy water d. black coffee The following are NOT Blues beverages: a. mixed drinks b. kosher wine c. Snapple d. sparkling water 15. If it occurs in a cheap motel or a shotgun shack, it’s a Blues death. Stabbed in the back by a jealous lover is another Blues way to die. So is the electric chair, substance abuse, and dying lonely on a broken down cot. You can’t have a Blues death if you die during a tennis match or getting liposuction. 16. Some Blues names for women: a. Sadie b. Big Mama ‘How To Sing the Blues’ Cont. on Page 12


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‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6 the North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, at 5pm on November 29; 7pm on November 30; 2pm and 5pm on December 1st and 2nd. Geoff Geissinger, a 7th grader at Eart Warren Jr. High, read the novel about honor and acceptance emerging from a teenage turf war between the workingclass “greasers” and wealthy “socs” in 1960s Tulsa. Geissinger, who turns 14 on November 24, and fellow student actor Gabe Krut (13) lobbied the school’s director to produce this play. The production drew teenagers from La Mesa to Vista to join the cast. Tickets cost $10/children, up to age 17, and $14/adults. Call 858.481.1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org/. “The Year Without a Santa Claus” – The San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production “The Year Without a Santa Claus” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, on November 30, December 1 and 2. Show times are Friday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 2 and 7:30pm; and Sunday at 2 and 6pm. The show features a cast of local actors, ages 7 to 17. Ticket prices are $7/youth/students/seniors, and $10/adults. Tickets for the 2pm show Saturday are $7 for all ages. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more info, go to www.san-marcos.net, or call 760.744.9000. Tree Lighting Ceremony & Winter Wonderland – On Saturday, December 1, from 3-8pm, a Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and Winter Wonderland will be held at the Lyric Court, Great Green Lawn, 340 No. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, at the California Center for the Arts. This is a free community event, with Victorian Carolers, art activities, costumed performers, food, cookies and cocoa, live entertainment, real snow, visits with Santa, and more. Share the joy of the holidays by bringing a new, unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army

‘Superfortress’ Cont. from Page 3 word was given on the island. When the Japanese didn’t immediately surrender, two of the 509th planes were sent back to Utah, possibly to await a third bomb. The war did end, and those two B-29’s never rejoined the unit. The remaining 13 Superfortresses were ordered back to the States, and took off for Hawaii, the first stop on the journey home. One of the planes, “Up N Atom,” caused a stir before the trip could be completed. “We got to this remote field that wasn’t really being used anymore, and security was posted around the old base, as well as men guarding the planes,” Sprouse recalled. A general drove on to the field and wanted a tour of the planes, but he was ordered away at gunpoint. The general still insisted on driving near the aircraft, but was told he would be shot if he approached any of them too closely. Sprouse remembered that the

Holiday Toy Drive, and non-perishable food items for families in need and seniors served by Interfaith Community Services. This event is generously sponsored by George & Cindy Weir, Weir Asphalt Construction Group; Irving Z. and Anne D. Sigele Foundation, and Linden Root Dickinson Foundation.

Friday, December 7, learn to create your own vertical dream garden “Living Green Walls” with George Fortier, owner of Vertical Garden Solutions. The meeting is held at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista. Guests are welcome. For more info, visit vistagardenclub.org.

“Rhapsody” to Entertain at Woman’s Club Meeting – On Monday, December 3, starting at 10:30am, the Woman’s Club of Escondido will hold their meeting at the Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose (corner Mission Ave.). Cost of lunch is $10/person, and it will be served at 11:30am, followed by a holiday presentation by the Rhapsody vocal ensemble. Rita Christie, chairperson for the Homeless Veterans Project, will introduce and present to Mr. Gabriel, Director of Veterans Services for Interfaith Community Services, 160 shoe boxes filled with toiletries, snacks, etc., for the homeless men and women veterans. Amanda Rowland, a recent graduate of San Pasqual High School and Woman’s Club scholarship winner, will also be recognized for her donation of ten shoe boxes. Jessie Berryman will issue cookbooks to be sold for $12/each as a fundraiser. Come dressed in your holiday finery. Call 760.489.0579 for reservations.

“Holiday Joy” Concert on December 8 – The choral organizations of the California Center for the Arts, will present “Holiday Joy” at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 So. Chestnut St. (at 9th Ave.) on Saturday, December 8 at 7pm. The Center Chorale, a 40-voice adult ensemble under the direction of Dr. Joe Stanford will be joined by the 50+ singers of the Center Children’s Chorus, directed by Dana Stanford. Tickets for the Concert may be purchased by phone 760.294.7218, through the “contact us” form on the website, www.escondidochoralarts.com, or at the door the day of the event. Ticket prices are $20/adults; $18/seniors and military; $10/students, and children under 12 are free.

“Holiday Dinner Meeting Among Friends” – The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi International will hold their annual Christmas Party, “Holiday Dinner Meeting Among Friends” on Monday, December 10, from 6-8:30pm in the Recreation Room at Casa de Amigos Mobile Home Park, 1751 W. Citracado Parkway, Escondido. This event is for all chapter members (active, inactive, on leave, or transferees) and guests. In the spirit of giving, members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for a 10 to 15-year old. Cost is $20/person. Reserve by December 3, by calling 760.743.2610. Vista Garden Club Meeting – When the Vista Garden Club meets at noon on

general “got close enough to notice the nose art on ‘Up N Atom’.” Milt produced a picture of the basically unclad beauty that adorned the front of the B-29, and said the general told the crew to “put some clothes on her or you aren’t going anywhere.” The crew tried to take up a collection from other crews to hire an artist, but got very little sympathy. They eventually did find someone willing to paint a black nightgown to cover the offending artwork—and Sprouse also has a picture of the revised results. The journey then continued to Mather Field, California and then on to the new home at Roswell, New Mexico. In 1946, Sprouse was promoted to crew chief on the B-29 “Big Stink,” one of the original 509th aircraft. “Big Stink” was involved in Operation Crossroads, the atomic testing out of Kwajalein Island. Milt stayed in that position for 2 ½ years after the war, flying to Guam three times, twice to England, and all over the U.S. In 1949 he was taken

New Family Event for the Holidays Announced – Christmas on Maple Plaza, a new downtown “tradition” after the Escondido Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 8. This free program of Christmas traditions will be held from 11am-5pm, in the 100 block of No. Maple St., one block south of the parade’s end in Grape Day Park. Highlights will include holiday vendors, a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (teddy bears from Santa while supplies last), photo op, cookie decorating, caroling, live entertainment with Holiday dance performances, children’s Christmas stories, Santa’s mailbox, a tree lighting ceremony and, just possibly, holiday hay wagon rides. Salvation Army Food Drive collection boxes will be ready to accept your donations of canned food for the local SA Center. Please bring some canned goods to donate. For complete information , see the EE website at www.escondidoevents.net or email escondidoevents@cox.net. Contact Peggy Stankovich at 619.838.8020 for an opportunity for your group to perform at this event.

Kids in the Garden: Let’s Get Down in the Dirt! – On Saturday, December 8, from 10am to 12noon, the Kids in the Garden class will be held at the Alta Vista Gardens. Attendees will be handling and learning about many kinds of soils, from sand to clay, etc. Also, cooking up compost using leaves, grass, weeds, and garbage to help students get started in their own gardens. Class fee is $5/child for two hours, accompanied adults are free. As members of the Alta Vista Gardens, the monthly Kids in the Garden class is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required at farmerjones@althvistagardens.org or call 760.822.6824. Farmer Jones, a retired elementary teacher with 28 years experience in the classroom, is a Master Composter who has worked in school and children’s gardens for 40 years. The Gardens is located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, inside Brengle Terrace Park. Check the website at www.altavistagardens.org.

Democratic Club to Hold Annual Holiday Luncheon – On Saturday, December 8, the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will hold their annual Holiday Luncheon in the Fairway Room at the Lake San Marcos Resort and Country Club, from 11:30am-1:30pm. It will be a sit-down catered lunch with a no-host bar. Cost is $27/person if paid before November 30; $30 after November 30. Entrée choices are London Broil or Chicken Medallions, plus salad, dessert and coffee. Also, there will be a special Holiday Raffle. The Country Club is located at 1270 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. For reservations, call Mrs. Franco at 760.591.7655, or visit the website, www.lsmdem.org for more info.

off flight duties to train others as ground mechanics, and retired from a 30-year military career in 1973.

marked the uncompleted portion. Warning had been given to clear the last barrier before touching down, which he successfully did many times. Late in the afternoon, the co-pilot landed in the gravel, hitting the barriers and eventually the 12inch edge on the pavement. We bounced up, but were amazed we didn’t break the gear or blow the tires. Obviously the Major had a few choice words for the co-pilot.” Sprouse added “What a bump—I couldn’t believe that we were still rolling.”

In the 2 ½ years as a flight crew member in B-29’s, Sprouse recalled the plane was “underpowered, dangerous, with a lot of overheating problems.” He rode up front with the flight engineer, and felt it was fairly spacious compared to other aircraft. The plane had three or four crew changes over those years, but for most of the period he was with just two crews. The days were spent in training, and Sprouse said “there were a lot of close calls in those B-29’s.” On one local test hop, a new 2nd Lt. was flying as co-pilot in training, with a Major as the pilot. “We had been doing a lot of touch and go’s to give him experience,” he related. “Work was being done to extend the runways, and the ground had been dug up 18 inches below the runway surface at the ends. About 6 inches of gravel had already been put down, and barriers

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Another close call came on a flight from Hawaii back to the mainland. One engine caught fire, and the extinguisher would not work. “The pilot could not even get the propeller to feather, but eventually it did,” Sprouse remembered. The fire burned itself out somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, and the crew thought they would have to ditch. “A lot of eyes kept looking out at that engine,” he said. As they ‘Superfortress’ Cont. on Page 10


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An Update on Sweetie and Tuffy One of the great things that comes with owning a newspaper . . . one of the 'paybacks' you get for all the hard work and long hours, is that every now and then you do something that makes something good happen. Background: A 90 year old woman had to go into a nursing home for assisted living care. She had two 10 year-old German Shepherds that were bonded . . . and no place to go. They were sent to a shelter and had until November 10th to be either fostered or adopted . . . or they would be euthanized. They were not only innocent, but harmless . . . yet they were going to be killed by November 10th if someone didn't claim them. We published the story. Offers to adopt the pair came from Pennsylvania, Washington State, Canada and even Israel. A local San Diego couple

In 1988 the drug company Allergan acquired the rights to distribute Scott’s botulinum toxin and shortly thereafter changed its name to “Botox.” Since then, Botox has proven to be useful in several areas including treatment for frequent urination, reduction or removal of brow wrinkles (1992), excessive sweating, frown lines, etc. With the new millennium, FDA approvals continued to roll in. In 2002 Botox Cosmetic (the frownline fixer) got it’s official government go-ahead for cosmetic treatments and its use has exploded since then. The opportunity to still “look young” as the baby boomers reach retirement age was and still is, overwhelming and, not surprisingly, the response to this “serum of youth” has become huge world-wide! Botox has now become a new method of treatment in dentistry. People with overactive saliva

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agreed to take the dogs but it didn't work out. They had a condo, a new baby, and a Bassett Hound. Too much conflict. For the family, for the dogs. Not a good fit. Ronnie and Diana Morris, long time friends and advertisers (Ronnies Service Center) with The Paper, read the story and asked Ronnie's elderly mom if she'd like the dogs. She did, they did, and here's what happened: Subject: photos of the girls and the Morris family Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:06:45 -0800 From: sweetie tuffy sweetieandtuffy@gmail.com To: lyle davis thepaper@cox.net Hi Lyle, Thought you might like to see a few photos from the day we dropped off Sweetie and Tuffy. Diana called today and says Doris is so thrilled. The girls are so obedient, so friendly. When they aren't following her around, they are enjoying her very specious back yard - they love it!

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Page 10 - November 29, 2012 ‘Superfortress’ Cont. from Page 7 approached Mather Field, the runway was foamed, and ambulances lined up for the landing, which turned out to be uneventful. Sprouse went to the 509th’s 60th anniversary reunion in October 2005, when about 40-50 of the unit members headed back to Tinian for the first time since the war. It turned out to be quite a reunion, the last for most of the veterans. Don Reynolds flew the B-29 in an unusual role, as part of the 368th Troop Carrier Group in World War II. The Superfortress was not widely used as a troop transport, but Reynolds flew several routes in the Pacific in that capacity. He also joined the 509th Composite Group after its return back to the States after the war at Roswell, NM. Reynolds flew many flights to test various aspects that the Army Air Forces wanted to learn about. He recalled the early problems with the B-29’s engines, when there were frequent fires in-flight. “It eventually turned out to be a problem with spark plugs, an engine could even blow a plug right out doing damage on the way,” Reynolds remembered. He added “we were pretty nervous about it every time we were in the air, until the problem was solved.” There are still several static B29's on display in the United States, in various stages of restoration. The Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Arizona, has "Quaker City," intact except for the outer wing panels beyond the outboard engines. The rest of the plane appears to be in remarkable condition, due to the volunteer efforts at the museum, and the dry desert air that has preserved many later aircraft at the nearby military storage facility at Davis-Monthan. Castle Air Museum, in Atwater, California, has a completely intact B-29, and a close relative, the RB-50 Superfortress, modified and

updated for Cold War reconnaissance missions. A few hundred miles south, the March Air Force Base museum also boasts a nicely restored B-29 marked as "Mission Inn." Planes of Fame Air Museum in nearby Chino has the fuselage of the famous B-50 "Lucky Lady II," the first plane to fly non-stop around the world in 1949 using the new in-flight refueling technology. Unfortunately, the fuselage was the only part of the plane to be preserved. Travis Air Force Base Museum in California also has a B-29, called "Miss America 62," which was restored and put on display in the past few years. Amid much controversy and attempts at "political correctness," the Smithsonian put the fuselage of the famed "Enola Gay" on display after many years of storage, drawing many protests over signage which was eventually fixed. Despite these and other static ‘Superfortress’ Cont. on Page 13 ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 5 Phillips and told him to back off his personal vendetta. I had believed that Mayor Abed and the four council members, Olga Diaz, Mike Morasco, Ed Gallo and Marie Waldron, supported Chief Maher. You would think that three of them could have told Phillips enough is enough, yet all five of them showed no backbone at all and stayed silent. What a shame. I am appalled, as are many others, with their lack of testosterone and failure to control the city manager. I don’t know if anything can change before the end of December in Chief Maher’s favor or not, but one thing for sure is this mayor and council should serve one term only. /s/Dennis Galt Escondido, CA. Letters to the Editor are always welcome. Please try to stay at 250 words or less. Email your letter to: thepaper@cox.net

It is that time of year for exceptional desserts and we have the perfect one to offer. Cookie! She is a 2 year old terrier blend of creamy delight. She is a very happy, playful pup who also just loves to cuddle. She is looking for a family or just a single person who will give her the love and attention she so deserves. And in return she will be your best friend for life. Guaranteed…..no weight gain devouring the love from this Cookie. Like all our pups Cookie is spayed and microchipped. All her vaccines and rabies are up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for his transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more pictures please visit her on our website as well as other pups in our rescue that need homes www.forgottenpaws.org

Nick Charles is a 4-year-old neutered male miniature poodle mix, ID 66415. If we could use just one word to describe Nick Charles it would be “happy” with capital, bold letters! Nick Charles has a very sweet, playful disposition and has a joy for life that is contagious. He is very exuberant and boisterous and loves to play and act silly. It’s impossible not to have a smile on your face when you spend time with him. He especially loves toys and will zoom around your legs when he is really excited. He does well with other dogs, but his exuberance can be a little overwhelming for some dogs. He will do best with a confident canine companion who can keep up with him. Nick Charles has an enzyme deficiency in his pancreas, the result of which is an inability to properly digest and absorb his food. He is on a special medication twice a day that helps him digest his food, so his new family will need to continue his regimen. Nick Charles is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. His $85 adoption fee includes neuter, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247.

‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 5 course to help the financially struggling course break even by attracting more golfers and more community tournaments, seemed to be drawing little support. Critics suggested there would be more rowdy behavior and little revenue increase. Gil Rojas, the city’s finance chief, said he doubted additional alcohol sales would help solve the course’s financial problems. John McNair, an executive with JC Resorts, the company that has run the course for the city since it opened in July 2002, also did not support the idea. “Most executive courses don’t have a beverage cart,” McNair said. “The golfers aren’t out there for five hours — it’s more like three hours and 15 minutes. If it was a championship course, I’d say absolutely make the change.”

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Scrabble is the Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. This 10 week old, 15 pound, English Shepherd puppy was transferred from another animal shelter through the RCHS / FOCAS program. Scrabble is a big fuzz ball that will probably grow up to be a big dog ... 60 pounds or more. But for now, he's a puppy that will need lots of time and attention. It's never too soon to start basic puppy training. He's going to be part of everything you do ... so now's the time to get him started on the right paw. Scrabble's $195 adoption fee includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. If you can't adopt him, maybe you can sponsor Scrabble until his new family arrives. Meet your new cat, dog, or rabbit right now at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Adoption hours are 11 to 5 Wednesday through Monday. For more information call 760-753-6413.


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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed SPEND IT! In Escondido

With the busiest shopping season of the year in full swing now, this is a good time to remind residents about a community awareness campaign called Spend It! In Escondido. The focus of the campaign is to educate community members about the importance of shopping in Escondido. Every taxable dollar spent in Escondido benefits important Cityprovided services such as police and fire, senior services, libraries, street maintenance, street lights, parks and recreation. Sales tax generated from Escondido transactions (1% of gross

taxable sales), stays in Escondido and contributes to the quality of life you enjoy.

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Purchases generating sales tax revenue are critical to a healthy Escondido economy. But it’s not just about sales tax revenue: While the goal is to increase sales during the busiest shopping time of the year, there are other positives to shopping locally. If you stay in town, you save on gas, you discover new businesses you might not have otherwise visited, and you contribute to community pride and the health of the Escondido business environment.

The City of San Marcos recently launched a new promotion aimed at getting residents connected with city news. Residents who “like” the city on Facebook, begin following San Marcos on Twitter, or sign up for the city’s e-News alerts from now until December 20 will automatically be entered to win one of three fabulous prizes --- an iPod Touch, a $125 VISA gift card or a $75 VISA gift card.

More information about Spend It! In Escondido is available online at www.SpenditInEscondido.org.

While three lucky people will walk away with a great prize, everyone who signs up is a win-

Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Last week, I joined representatives from the economic development community to celebrate The Wheat Group’s recent activation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) operating site. The FTZ program allows companies like The Wheat Group – a company specializing in the design, development, and distribution of accessories – greater access to operating capital by allowing them to defer duty payments on goods that enter the United States, and in some cases, eliminate payment of duties on imported goods that are later exported. The goal of the program is to help encourage and facilitate U.S.

exports abroad, expedite international trade, and create local jobs. The Foreign Trade Zone program helps companies defer paying duties on merchandise imported into the U.S. that often ends up sitting somewhere in a warehouse for months and sometimes years. This enables companies to free up capital that can then be used to invest in new technology or hire more employees. The FTZ operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and administered on the local level by the City of San Diego. The program encompasses the entire San Diego County and parts of Riverside County including Temecula and Murrieta.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter I always look forward to the many community events and traditions that are celebrated in Vista this time of year. In the next few weeks, fun, family-oriented events are taking place in the downtown area. I hope you are able to take a break from the hustle and bustle that can become so prevalent during the holidays to enjoy the Vista Village Business Association’s annual tree lighting ceremony tomorrow on November 30; and the Chamber’s Parade and Winter Fest on December 1. The Vista Community Clinic’s annual Holiday Home Tour,

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond

which includes a tour of the beautifully decorated Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, is scheduled for December 2, and raises much needed funds for pediatric care to local children. Information is available on line at cityofvista.com. As we move into the holiday season, 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 community. Much of the City’s budget comes from local sales tax – money that provides for public safety, parks, and other services that keep the city operating.

ner because they will be connected to San Marcos’ news and always up-to-speed on the latest projects, programs and services offered by the city. Even more good news is that the promotion is being funded through a grant by San Diego Gas and Electric --- not your city tax dollars! To participate in the promotion, just “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sanmarcoscity; start following us on Twitter @sanmarcoscity; or sign up for e-News at www.san-marcos.net/alerts.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood TERI Christmas Performance

TERI is a private, non-profit organization that was founded in 1980. Their goal is to serve individuals with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities. TERI’s philosophy is simple – each individual has the right to lead a valued, meaningful and fulfilling life of uncompromised quality in our San Diego County community. TERI operates eleven residential homes in the county, has a Learning Academy & Country School (K-12), offers fitness and recreational centers, has an equestrian program, and much more.

On Tuesday, December 18th, at the Sunshine Brooks Theater in Oceanside, located at 217 North Coast Highway, TERI Players will present a special evening benefit performance of their upcoming holiday show. “Let Your Hearts Be Light” will feature all original songs and material created by the adult theater arts students who attend TERI. Be sure to join in this magical and memorable evening of song, dance and Holiday cheer! To purchase tickets to this wonderful performance, be sure to go online to www.TeriInc.com or call (760) 721-1706. See you all there!


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Big Box electronics stores need inhouse PC technical service for three reasons. To support the sales and installation of PC related components and upgrades, to evaluate and process customer returns and to accomplish post warranty repairs and upgrades on the PCs they sell. Best Buy, Fry’s, Staples and Office Depot have hands-on PC techs on site. Costco and Wal-Mart handle customer post warranty PC issues by phone and referrals. Big Box PC tech services departments are typically “cost centers” supporting product sales. They are not expected to generate a profit. As “cost centers” they are often regarded as “necessary evils” by the enterprise. Dearly departed Good Guys,

Comp USA and Circuit City each had a dismal reputation for “cost center” customer service. Fry’s technical support is clearly a “cost center” dedicated to in house sales support. They have little interest in appearing to be a “customer service” organization. If you buy a component at Fry’s by all means let them install it but don’t take your PC to them for repair. Staples “Easy Care” and Office Depot’s tech services are also essentially “cost centers” supporting new product sales. Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” has attempted the leap from “cost center” to “profit center.” Unfortunately they have not done it very well when it comes to PC services. An Internet search for comments on “Geeks” service show thousands of angry customers decrying incompetence and price gouging. The Consumer Support Scoreboard, a customer service rating survey, shows over 90% negative feedback from “Geek Squad” victims.

ply doesn’t happen in corporate environments. The result is what we call “cookie cutter” solutions that don’t necessarily meet the customer’s needs. Then there is the requirement that “Geek Squad” turn a profit. They need sky-high pricing in order to compensate for the ineptitude of their technicians and the rigidity of their corporate structure. To date no Big Box electronics chain has been able to establish a viable PC repair service that actually does a credible job doing general PC repair and upgrade for the public. Every single one that has tried has failed. Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” is the most visible failure because they have tried harder than anyone else to push PC services as a part of their core business. The other Big Box

stores have the same problems but they largely restrict their PC technical services to supporting their own product sales. PC’s are a unique commodity. They are far more personal than a TV or car. The ways we use our PCs are unique to each person or business. Taking your PC to a shop is more like visiting your doctor. You need to communicate your problems and needs and you want to be sure that the person who is responsible for fixing your PC really understands what result you are looking for. Big Box stores simply aren’t capable of providing that level of service.

“Geek Squad” employees aren’t demons, they’re just normal kids like the ones next door. Several factors combine to create Geek Squad’s poor reputation. High turnover and lack of technical competence are major factors. You don’t become a competent computer tech by getting a “certification.” It takes years of experience. To optimize problem solving the technician needs to talk to the customer and fully understand the issues involved. That sim-

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New Legislative Session

Next week the California State Assembly and Senate will convene the first day of the 2013-2014 legislative session. Each house will welcome new legislators, some have long resumes of experience as elected officials and some are entering their first public office. For all legislators, this session will be as challenging as any other. Persisting problems and conflicting solutions impact the legislative process. Each session, legislators introduce thousands of bills, some important, some unnecessary and many that do not address California’s greatest needs: economic growth, improved education, effective accountability, and increased transparency. These needs are not new. Every year that they remain unsolved represents another year that the majority party

fails to implement substantive solutions, solutions that save money, grow the economy, demonstrate government reliability, and help schools prepare children for adult life. I plan to introduce legislation to prioritize each of these needs, and I encourage my colleagues of both parties to do the same. In the new session, I hope the legislature avoids the ineffective patterns of the bill factory and focuses on producing results for California. Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes San Diego (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley) and Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, Vista the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

19. Make your own Blues name (starter kit): a. name of physical infirmity (Blind, Cripple, Lame, etc.) b. first name (see above) plus name of fruit (Lemon, Lime, Kiwi,etc.) c. last name of President (Jefferson, Johnson, Fillmore, etc.) For example, Blind Lime Jefferson, or Cripple Kiwi Fillmore, etc. (Well, maybe not “Kiwi.”) 20. I don’t care how tragic

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‘Superfortress’ Cont. from Page 10 B-29's, the Commemorative Air Force’s "Fifi" remains the only flying example due to the tragic ending of a valiant recovery attempt of a B-29 in Greenland. The "Kee Bird," which crash landed in 1947, was discovered to be in excellent condition despite the severe cold temperatures and high winds of the arctic environment. Darryl Greenamyer and his team labored throughout the short summer of 1994 at the remote site, only to have winter weather strike just before they could fly the Superfortress out. One member of the team lost his life due to illness during the first recovery attempt. Never ready to give up, Greenamyer and crew returned the following summer and succeeded in bringing the old bomber back to life, even if it was only for a few short minutes. While moving across rough terrain to reach the takeoff point, a fuel leak in the tail auxiliary power unit caught fire, and the B-29 was completely destroyed. The crew members in the plane barely got out with their lives, leaving behind all of their personal possessions. All they could do was stand in silence, watching their dream go up in smoke. The Confederate Air Force's B-29 Superfortress "Fifi," the last of its type flying in the world, continues to be a big draw throughout the nation as it tours air shows, local CAF chapters, and other special events. The tour normally includes a B-24 Liberator, also owned by the Commemorative Air Force, known as "Diamond Lil." At each of the tour stops, it is not unusual to have three or four thousand people turn out each day to watch the large bombers touch down and roll to a stop. The sound of the four engines was enough to bring tears to the eyes of many WWII veterans that stand by watching, remembering their days of glory fighting in such aircraft.

There are plans to continue the restoration of one of the static B-29's that still exist to flying condition, but "Fifi" is still in a unique position among the air show circuit warbirds. The last of over 4200 Superfortresses built that can still take to the skies, she is also the largest of the World War II aircraft still on tour. The plane is over sixty years old, having served as a training plane at the end of the war in Kansas, Texas, and Nebraska. By 1948, she was turned over to the elements in desert storage, only to be brought out of retirement for the Korean War. "Fifi" was refurbished, but did not actually go overseas into action, winding up as a trainer again. Somewhere around 1956, the Superfortress was turned over to the Navy and flown to China Lake as a static target. Fortunately, the aircraft was not greatly damaged, and in 1971 efforts began to bring the B-29 back to flying status. She was flown to the CAF headquarters in Midland, Texas, her current base, where extensive historical restorations have brought the plane back to original World War II appearance. Standing in any of the crew positions gives you the same viewpoint that our airmen had while preparing for a mission over fifty years ago. Tom Cloyd and Bill Freeman both feel a bit "nervous and uneasy" when pulling the giant bird into the air after each tour stop. The responsibility to take care of the last flying example of the Superfortress is overwhelming. Pre-flight checks are meticulously done, and anything even slightly out of the normal will delay the plane's arrival at the next stop. Neither one of them wants to be remembered for losing this warbird, which gives the public confidence that "Fifi" will be around for some time to come.

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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4 league ballpark to Escondido. ••••• Errors and Ommissions: In an Editor’s Note to a Letter to the Editor last week, our esteemed editor goofed up. He remarked that the letter writer, Frederick Gomez, a gifted and frequent contributor to The Paper had submitted “four or five cover stories.” Ooooops! Gomez has submitted 16 cover stories, to wit: (1) Racing Fever, Del Mar Style. July 15, 2010. (2) The World Famous Magic Castle. Sep. 9, 2010. (3) Houdini. Ocdt. 28, 2010. (4) The Historical Jesus. 12/9/10. (5) UFOs - Are They Real? 1/13/11. (6) The Kumeyaay -- Poway's First People. 1/27/11 (7) Dreams -- Why and What They Mean. 2/23/11 (8) THE WASP - America's Unsung Heroines. 3/17/11. (9) Sea World's Secret -3/11/11. (10) Black Patriots - Amer. Lost Legacy. 5/25/11. (11) Dlm Racetrack - Little Known Facts/tails/tales. 7/13/11. (12) Escondido's Toothpick Man. 8/18/11. (13) Suicides -- A Cry For Help. 10/13/11. (14) Haunted San Diego. 10/27/11. (15) Mother's of Invention. Women Inventors. 11/16/11. (16) Will the Real Einstein Please Stand Up? 7/25/12. And with that Mea Culpa, we bid you adieu for this week. See you again next week! ‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 7 your favorite teachers for the magic they create in their classrooms each day to educate our kids. Visit Mission Federal Credit Union’s website at MissionFed.com/Im-Thankful to fill out an online form, or write a personal note and drop it off at any Mission Federal Credit Union branch or Cox Solutions Store by December 8. There are prizes for teachers, students and classrooms, too; Grades K-12, public, private and charter schools. “Holiday Memories” is Theme of Christian Women’s Club Luncheon – On Monday, December 10, at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women’s Club will be making “Holiday Memories.” Cost of the luncheon is $17/inclusive. Speaker will be Nancy Sherman from Huntington beach, an award-winning home economist ready to enjoy “Holiday Festivities” and share her story on how to overcome “Stress and Success.” A special feature is “Christmas

Dazzle” a Christmas parade of dazzling Christmas sweaters. Entertainment will be some “Holly and Jolly” Christmas music by Tom Southwick from San Marcos. Guests are welcome. Wear Christmas colors if you like. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by Thursday, December 6. 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. Recent Programs/Awards at Sunrise Vista Kiwanis Club – “Voices for Children,” Susan Smith, Volunteer, spoke about their Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program which believes that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and works to improve the lives of San Diego County’s foster children. Check out www.voices4children.com. Another program was by David Piazza, Development Manager for Toward Maximum Independence (TMI), a non-profit public-benefit corporation supporting people with disabilities. Their major areas of services and support are Community Living, Employment Solutions and Family Support for the estimated one in six people who are born with a developmental disability. Check out www.tmi-inc.org. Students chosen as “students of the month” for October for their personal and academic achievements, were Amelia Valdovinos, student at Washington Middle School and Andrew Sullivan, student at North County Academy, were recognized by the Kiwanis Club. Teachers Win Competitive Grants for Innovative Projects – The Escondido Education Foundation (EFF) is awarding $10,000 for elementary and middle school students in the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) to carry out innovative projects during the spring 2013 semester. Teachers from 15 schools submitted grant proposals for consideration. Selection was based on the grant applicant’s creativity, clarity, impact, and potential replicability of their project idea. New this year, the Foundation will award three different levels of grant awards: one school-wide grant for $5,000; two team or grade level grants at $1,000 each; and six individual grant awards of $500 each. The grant award event will begin at 4pm on Monday, December 3, in the Turrentine Room at the Escondido Public Library. The award event will include a panel discussion by CSUSM undergraduates as alumni of both the Escondido Elementary and High School Districts who participated in the high school district’s MAP Program. Each will explain how their early educational experiences have enabled them to succeed and why innovation is so important for young students of today. Since 2005, the EFF has funded over 270 EUSD teacher grants totaling over $110,000 in Innovation Award funds. Participation in the competitive grant program by teachers is voluntary. A committee of EFF board members and volunteers from the community evaluates each proposal without knowing the teacher or school associated with the project. Teachers from each of the district’s 23 schools have won a grant. For more info, go to www.escondido-educationfoundation.org.

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The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028629 The name of the business: Grom, Grom Prix, Grom TV, Grom Surf Coach, Grom Surf School, located at 3245 Production Ave., #D, Oceanside, CA. 92058, is hereby registered by the following: Ricky Schaffer 3245 Production Ave., #D Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/29/12. /s/Ricky Schaffer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/29/2012. 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 and 11/29/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028368 The name of the business: Shop Felyne, located at 2159 Newcastle Ave, #B, Cardiff, CA., 92007, is hereby registered by the following: Lauren Phillips 255 Horizon Dr. Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Lauren Phillips This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/26/2012. 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 and 11/29/2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00058001-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Lito Monderin Daligdig and Erlinda J. Daligdig filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present names: Lito Monderin Daligdig and Erlinda J. Daligdig, respectively. Proposed names: Lito M. Dalidi and Erlinda J. Dalidi, respectively. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: December 11th, 2012, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 10/22/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028712 The name of the business: Empire Nail Products, located at 2422 Primrose Ave., Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Samra Hallett 2422 Primrose Ave. Vista, CA. 92083 Brooke Fleming 1828 California St. Oceanside, CA. 92054 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Samra Hallett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/30/2012. 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 and 11/29/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029092 The name of the business: MSA Company, located at 1455 Alturas Rd., #115, Fallbrook, CA. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Librado Zuniga Solorzano 1455 Alturas Rd. #115 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Librado Zuniga Solorzano This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/05/2012. 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028522 The name of the business: The Emerald Village Organization, located at 1850 Gopher Canyon Rd., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Words for the Many, LLC 10470 S. Parise Dr. Whittier, CA. 90604 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jessica Plancich, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/29/2012. 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 and 11/29/2012.

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-029674 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES: Escondido Yellow Cab, Escondido Yellow Cab Taxi, All Yellow Taxicab Esco, All Yellow Taxi Escondido, San Marcos Yellow Taxicab, All San Marcos Yellow Taxi. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAMES REFERRED TO ABOVE WERE FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON Nov. 14, 2011 and assigned File No. 2011-031643 ARE ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Syed Owais Qurni 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/ Syed Owais Qurni This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/09/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029500 The name of the business: R. McKinney Painting, located at 1021 Memory Lane, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Roger A. McKinney 1021 Memory Lane Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Roger A. McKinney This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028912 The name of the business: Eric’s Sandwich Shop, The Sandwich Shop, located at 340 N. Andreasen, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Eric Edwards 9743 Juniper Lane Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Eric Edwards This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/01/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029433 The name of the business: Winner Enterprise, located at 1226 Via La Ranchita, San Marcos, Ca., 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Melinda Jarrell 1226 Via La Ranchita San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Melinda Jarrell This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/07/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028975 The name of the business: AnAinegosyo, located at 373 Beaumont Drive, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Anthony V and Anita L. KyamkoYap 373 Beaumont Drive Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by Husband and Wife. First day of business was 10/29/2012. /s/Anthony V. Kyamko-Yap, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/02/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029290 The name of the business: Dolce Italia Rosticceria, located at 679 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Dolce Italia Desserts, Inc. 215 S. Pacific St. Ste 107 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Leticia Castronovo, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-027812 The name of the business: Arroyo Press & Publications, located at 3612 Ocean Ranch Blvd, Oceanside, Ca. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: F. Edward Keenan 2105 Tierra Verde Rd. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 6/2/06. /s/F. Edward Keenan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/22/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29, and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029131 The name of the business: Universal Power Washing Services, located at 4775 Gardenia St., Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Andres Roman 4775 Gardenia St. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/05/2012. /s/Andres Roman, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/05/2012. 11/08, 11/15, 11/22 and 11/29/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029478 The name of the business: FDIS North County, located at 2605 Companero Avenue, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Severino Financial Inc. 2605 Companero Avenue Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/07/2012. /s/Michael D. Severino, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/08/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029214 The name of the business: MP Fixed Income, located at 1504 Caminito Aguar, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Marv Povich, Inc. 1504 Caminito Aguar San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/01/2012. /s/Marv Povich, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028129 The name of the business: Train4Anything Fitness, located at 6305 Citracado Circle, Carlsbad, CA. 92009, is hereby registered by the following: Sean Evan Witkin 6305 Citracado Circle Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Sean Evan Witkin This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/24/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00058482-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Lisa Elias filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Lisa Elias. Proposed name: Brie Madisen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 15th, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 11/13/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 & 12/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029708 The name of the business: Kingdom Come Limo Services, located at 228 Candice Place, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Cory Price 228 CAndice Place Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/13/2012. /s/Cory Price This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/13/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028841 The name of the business: Pops Hot Rod Garage, located at 305 Wisconsin Ave, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: George R. Hallett III 2422 Primrose Ave. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/George Hallett This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/31/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029779 The name of the business: Aloha Steam Clean and Detail, located at 221 Smilax Rd., Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Phillip Martin Mosk 221 Smilax Rd. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Phillip Martin Mosk, This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/13/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-029299 The name of the business: Prospect Threads, located at 15 Bronco St., Trubuco Canyon, Ca. 92679, is hereby registered by the following: Tanner Marvel 5602 Montezuma Rd. #215 San Diego, CA. 92115 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Tanner Marvel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/06/2012. 11/15, 11/22, 11/29 and 12/06/2012.

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-030042 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: La Dolce Idea, located at 10808 Scripps Ranch Blvd. #104, San Diego, CA. 92131. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON 09/08/09 and assigned File No. 2009-25779 IS ABANDONED BY THE FOLLOWING REGISTRANT(S): Cano, James 10808 Scripps Ranch Blvd., #104 San Diego, CA. 92131 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/James Cano This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030030 The name of the business: De Maria Consulting, located at 1605 Caudor St., Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: John De Maria 1605 Caudor St. Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/15/2012. /s/John De Maria This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030179 The name of the business: Papaya Bay, located at 3815 Mission Ave., Oceanside, Ca. 92058, is hereby registered by the following: Nattapon Thitathan 3936 Estancia Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Nattapon Thitathan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030017 The name of the business: Dynotech Motorsports, Inc., located at 1352 N. Melrose Dr., Ste A, Vista, Ca. 92083 is hereby registered by the following: Dynotech Motorsports, INc. 1352 N. Melrose Dr. Ste A Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 11/01/2012. /s/Lauren Glazier, Secretary This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030123 The name of the business: Williams’ Travel Shows & Photography, located at 1244 Rocky Pt. Way, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: William L. Williams 1244 Rocky Pt. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 11/15/2012. /s/William L. Williams This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/15/2012. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 and 12/20/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026531 The name of the business: California Funeral Alternatives, Inc., located at 1020 E Pennsylvania Avenue, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: California Funeral Alternatives, Inc. 1020 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 01/01/1998. /s/Marcia J. Jungas, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/05/2012. 10/18, 10/25, 11/01 and 11/08/2012

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028494 The name of the business: Dragon’s Day Care, located at 1145 Law St., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Alejandra Gaytan 663 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd #129 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/21/07. /s/Alejandra Gaytan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/29/2012. 11/22, 11/29, 12/06 and 12/13/2012.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00058700-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Tung Ngoc Vuong filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Tung Ngoc Vuong Proposed name: Andy Ngoc Vuong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: Date: January 22nd, 2013, 8:30a.m., Department 3. The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated 11/26/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 & 12/20/2012

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE Date of Filing Application: October 30, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: CAROLINE SEANEEN FOX, WINSTON DREW MINOR The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 1531 W. MISSION ROAD #B SAN MARCOS, CA. 920691255 Type of license applied for: 41-ON-SALE BEER AND WINE - EATING PLACE 11/01/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-028834 The name of the business: RB Design, located at 621 S. Andreasen Dr., Suite F, Escondido, Ca. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Generation Circuits, LLC 621-F S. Andreasen Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 10/31/2012. /s/Thomas F. Beales, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/31/2012. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 and 12/20/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-030737 The name of the business: St. George Writing Academy, located at 512 W. Juniper St., San Diego, Ca. 92010, is hereby registered by the following: Michelle Marie St. George 512 W. Juniper St. San Diego, Ca. 92010 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/01/2012. /s/Michelle St. George This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 11/26/2012. 11/29, 12/06, 12/13 and 12/20/2012.

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