Volume 43- No. 42
October 18, 2012
San Onofre Nuclear Facility
Editor’s Note: We don’t mean to frighten you but . . . what would happen if we had a nuclear meltdown at San Onofre? Consider: There are concerns about a plume exposure pathway zone with a radius of 10 miles, concerned primarily with exposure to, and inhalation of, airborne radioactive contamination, and an ingestion pathway zone of about 50 miles, concerned primarily with ingestion of food and liquid contaminated by radioactivity. The average prevailing westward wind direction at San Onofre blows inland 9 months of the year. The 2010 U.S. population within 10 miles of San Onofre was 92,687, an increase of 50.0 percent in a decade, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data for msnbc.com. The 2010 U.S. population within 50 miles was 8,460,508, an increase of 14.9 percent since 2000. Oceanside is within 20 miles of the facility, as is Carlsbad. Within the 50 mile radius The Paper - 760.747.7119
is Vista, San Marcos, Lake San Marcos, San Elijo Hills, Escondido and Rancho Bernardo. With these concerns in mind, we commend to you this week’s cover story by Claudia Aragon. by Claudia Aragon
The Status of Nuclear Power in America and Around the World Being Powerless in a Nuclear Age Do you ever wonder where your lights and water come from? Most of us never give it a second thought. With a simple flip of a switch we can call on the gods of illumination. A quick turn of the faucet renders the cool, refreshing blessings of life enriching water, falling instantly at our feet to
cleanse and hydrate our bodies. These are simple, mindless acts we all perform daily and take for granted. We hardly ever think about where the water and power come from, as long as it’s there at our beck and call. I am no exception to the rule, as I mindlessly use both to my advantage on a daily basis. It wasn’t until the San Onofre nuclear power plant went down for repairs, that I became concerned and more aware. I began to wonder and worry about the infrastructure of our own nuclear plants, as I flashed back to recent world events, when just after the tsunami on March 11, 2011, Japan was met with severe problems at their nuclear facilities. Several heroic people died or suffered radiation poisoning while attempting to shut down the
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Fukushima Daiichi reactors in order to save millions of their fellow Japanese countrymen. I, like many others out there began to play the WHAT IF game. What if we have an earthquake near San Onofre? What if we have a tsunami, will the reactor hold? What if it doesn’t? Etc, etc, etc. I began to wonder if the producers and regulators of the world’s Nuclear Energy treated the aging reactors like we do our cars. In an effort to save money many of us keep our older vehicles on the road well past their prime, holding them together with duct tape and band-aids. Can the same scenario be true for the nation’s and world’s nuclear reactors? Are these aging behemoths of unspeakable junkyard dog fury, held at bay, tethered with only dental floss to keep them in their yards, as their unthinking operators feel confident they won’t break loose and bite?
Page 2 - October 18, 2012 ‘Meltdown’ Cont. from Page 1 Even old dogs bite. Japan finally decommissioned three nuclear reactors at the Mihama and Tsuruge facilities on September 18, 2012. The cost to decommission a plant ranges from $400 million to $1 billion dollars. In a frightening revelation it was disclosed the three reactors were forty years past their original shut down dates. Just like their sister reactors in Fukushima Daiichi, these reactors were built well before the current stringent earthquake and tsunami regulations and building codes were in place. There was also a disturbing trend I noticed when doing my research … no matter what year the shut downs occurred, almost all of the reactor/plant shut downs occurred within the month of August. In August 2011, the North Anna, Virginia, plant automatically shut down after an earthquake. When assessing the facility after the quake, minor repairs were necessary and one of her reactors was replaced after a coolant leak was discovered. There have been several reactor shut downs in August of this year (2012). In Minnesota, two out of three plants were shut down at the Monticello and Prairie Island plants, while the maintenance
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crews at the facilities performed needed repairs. The three plants produce 20% of the electrical power used in the upper Midwest. On August 12, 2012, the Millstone, Connecticut, reactor was shut down due to high temperatures at the cooling water intake. The repairs are still underway. August 13, 2012, the Calvert Cliffs, Maryland, reactor was shut down after a control rod dropped into the reactor core. Modifications are being made to prevent future instances from occurring. It’s comforting to know that each time a malfunction or accident occurs within a United States nuclear plant, the NRC takes measures to ensure all the plants reassess their facilities, in order to prevent possible or repeat occurrences in any location. In Belgium, on August 17, 2012, the Doel and Tihange , which provide 55% of the country’s electricity, were shut down. The nuclear reactors at both facilities were years past their original decommission dates. Currently no plans are in the works to build new reactors. For now they sit idle waiting to be fully decommissioned. The Crystal Rivers, Florida, reactor in Tampa Bay was shut down in 2009. I must say I was very impressed initially with what I read, regarding the safety measures
is "Someday the Vikings will... Aw, never mind." The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, covers 9.5 million square feet and has enough space to hold 185,000 idiot teenagers yapping away on cell phones. Madison, Minnesota, is known as "the lutefisk capital of the world." Avoid this city at all costs. "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" was set in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was Mary's first real acting job since leaving the "Dick van Dyke Show.” The show about a single woman's struggle to find happiness in the big city was originally titled "Life Without Dick," but that was changed for some reason.
Minnesota gets it's name from the Sioux Indian word "mah-nee-soo-tah," meaning, "No, really... They eat fish soaked in lye."
Downtown Minneapolis has an enclosed skyway system covering 52 blocks, allowing people to live, work, eat, and sleep without ever going outside. The only downside to this is that a Norwegian occasionally turns up missing.
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put into place when the reactor was constructed. According to Tampa Bay Online, Crystal Rivers 3 is one of five power plants in the state of Florida and it is the only nuclear energy power plant in the state. The other four power plants are coal burning. The reactor enclosure was built to withstand a category 5 hurricane or a tornado with 360 mile an hour winds. The facility was built 30 ½ feet above sea level, which helps it to withstand any hurricane surge. The plant was also installed with waterproof doors resistant to 40 ½ feet of water without a breech. The housing walls surrounding the reactor core are made of 42” thick concrete. Now given all that information, I was shocked to learn the plant was shut down due to the delamination of the concrete walls surrounding the reactor core. Not to be confused with a crack or other type of breech, delaminating is a form of peeling, as the concrete comes apart in sheets or layers. The Florida Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the engineers have to come to an agreement as to the scope of the repairs needed. Tens of millions of dollars have been spent trying to come up with a solution to the problem. Try as they might, the engineers still have not figured out how to make all the necessary repairs in order to not only get the plant up and running but fully operational. In 2010, a year and a half later after
was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in St. Paul. He was the only artist to accurately depict the perfectly circular heads of Minnesota natives. The Hormel Company of Austin, Minnesota, produces 6 million cans of Spam a year, even though no one actually eats it. Spam is a prized food in Japan & Hawaii--Spam sushi! Minnesota license plates are blue & white and contain the phrase "Blizzards on the 4th of July - you get used to it." Frank C. Mars, founder of the Mars Candy Co., was born in Newport, Minnesota. His 3 Musketeers candy bar originally contained three bars in one wrapper, each filled with a different flavor of nougat - chocolate, Spam and lutefisk. Tonka trucks continue to be manufactured in Minnetonka, Minnesota, despite the thousands of GI Joe dolls killed by them annually in rollover accidents. No airbags, no seat
the shutdown, the grand sum of 150 million dollars had been spent and the reactor was still non-operational. According to an independent review of repair options commissioned by Duke Energy, it has been estimated that returning the damaged reactor to service could cost $3 billion dollars and take up to eight years to complete the necessary repairs. Duke Energy went before an NRC, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, hearing in August 2012 to submit their proposed repair plan. At the time of the hearing, they were finalizing a merger with Progress Energy. The status of the 838-megawatt Crystal River 3 reactor and the three-year shutdown became an issue in the weeks preceding the merger, which was completed in late July 2012. It was stated at the that no decision had as yet been made whether to fix or retire the Crystal River 3 reactor. With the cost to decommission a plant ranging from $400 million to $1 billion dollars, the NRC, the state of Florida and Duke-Progress Energy will now have to decide if going forward with the repairs is the most viable option of the two. The United States nuclear power plants are divided into four regions, and every month there is Power Reactor Report. Here are the four regions and the reactor status for the month of September 2012: ‘Meltdown’
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belts. These things are deathtraps, I tell ya! Author Laura Ingalls Wilder was raised at Walnut Grove, Minnesota, and was famous for writing the "Little House" series of books, as well as inventing the "Spam diet" which consists of looking at a plate of Spam until you lose your appetite. Much like the "lutefisk diet." The snowmobile was invented in Roseau, Minnesota, so as to allow families a means of attending 4th of July picnics. Minnesotans are almost indistinguishable from Wisconsinites. The only way to tell them apart is to ask if they voted for Mondale in '84. Cold is a relative thing ya know.... At 65 degrees, Arizonans turn on the heat. People in Minnesota plant gardens. At 60, Californians shiver uncontrollably. People in Minnesota sunbathe. ‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 14
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‘Meltdown’ Cont. from Page 2 (Note I am only listing the plants which are down, or operating at a diminished capacity.) REGION 1 (26 plants) Beaver Valley 2 90% Fitzpatrick down Nine Mile Point 1 down Peach Bottom 2 down Seabrook 1 down Three Mile Island 1 down REGION 2 (31 plants) Brunswick 1 down Crystal River 3 down McGuire 2 down Saint Lucia 1 down Turkey Point 3 29% Vogtle 1 down Watts Bar 1 down REGION 3 (24 plants) Byron 1 down Clinton 97% Dresdon 3 99% Duane Arnold 88% Fermi 2 68% REGION 4 (21 plants) Arkansas Nuclear 2 down Cooper 98% Fort Calhoun down Palo Verde 2 95% San Onofre 2 down San Onofre 3 down There are so many factors and variables affecting the closures or diminished working capacity of the reactors. Countrywide drought has affected the amount of water available to cool the reactor cores at the plants located near rivers. I noticed when I looked at the site map for the reactors they were almost always built next to a water source, albeit a river or the ocean. Those built next to rivers have been hit hard by the nationwide droughts, in part due to diminished rains and snow runoff. Water districts in every community implement and regulate a rotating watering schedule, to save precious water needed to help create power. Many other power plants run on diesel or coal fuel, hydrogen power, water and wind turbines. Not too many green choices. According to a report by the Energy Information Agency, nuclear power provides the country with approximately 18% of its electricity. Though coal is the nation's largest source for electricity, providing 43% of our energy and natural gas makes up another 25%. Renewable sources make up the remaining 14%, with hydroelectric dams accounting for more than half. Wind accounts for around 3% and biomass (paper mills or agricultural plants) supply only 2%. Solar and geothermal make up less than 1% of American electricity production, according to the Energy Information Agency. Laying a mere stone’s throw away from San Diego is the San Onofre nuclear power plant, which was
built on federal land and is part of the Camp Pendleton Marine base. Because it’s located within the boundaries of a military facility, San Onofre lies in protected air space. The facility overlooks the Pacific Ocean and salt water is pumped in to cool the reactor rods. As the rods cool, steam is created supplying the 1.4 million southern California households with electrical power. The original plant, San Onofre 1, was built in 1968 and retired in 1992. The two current reactors were built in the 1980’s. Initially the San Onofre power plant shut down in October 2011, due to a massive power outage that affected millions in California, Arizona and Mexico. According to the Huffington Post: “A four-page letter from NRC Regional Administrator Elmo E. Collins laid out a series of steps Edison must take before restarting the seaside reactors located 45 miles north of San Diego. Elmo wrote that the problems in the generators must be resolved and fixed and "until we are satisfied that has been done, the plant will not be permitted to restart." The plant's four steam generators each contain nearly 10,000 alloy tubes that carry hot, pressurized water from the reactors. The Unit 3 reactor was shut down as a precaution in January 2012 after a tube break, and extensive wear was found on similar tubing in its twin, Unit 2, which has been shut down for maintenance. If nothing else positive came about from the tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi disaster of March 2011, at least it spurred the nuclear commissions worldwide to reassess their nuclear energy programs and safety protocol. I am confident that this is the reason we are seeing so many plants close down for repairs and updates to the cooling stations, the waterproof doors and the generators. The Japan nuclear disaster set the bar high, showing the world how important it is to avert tragedy and be proactive in repairs and the decommissioning of out dated reactors. Atomic energy is nothing new. Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1) was the world's first human-made nuclear reactor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi cago_Pile-1 - cite_note-cp1anl-3 CP-1 was built on a rackets court, under the abandoned stands on the west side of the original Alonzo Stagg Field Stadium, at the University of Chicago in 1942. The first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was initiated in CP1 reactor on December 2, 1942, and in 1965 the site was designated a National Historic Landmark. In the United States, there are currently over one hundred nuclear reactors operating at 64 plants across the country, half of which
are well over 30 years old. According to the New York Times study examining the decommissioning of nuclear power plants, the following results were noted: Each power plant is required to set up a trust fund that they put a portion of rate payer money into for future decommissioning costs. These trust funds are allowed to invest as they see fit, including in the stock markets. The 2008 stock market crash eroded many of the funds that were already deficient for covering the cost of cleaning up a reactor site. If an established fund has a surplus in the monies needed to cover the decommission, the power company gets to keep the rest of the established fund as a profit and is not required to refund any portion back to the users. However, if the fund runs short the public makes up the difference. Scenarios where power companies profit from any excess in the trust fund encourages cutting corners and delaying decommissioning as long as possible to try to gain more excess profit in the fund. This also encourages risky investing where profit can go to the power company. If the fund falls short the public is stuck with the bill. There is also the possibility of a nuclear power operator simply filing for bankruptcy or going out of business, dumping the insufficient trust fund on the public to deal with the abandoned nuclear plant. Since most nuclear power plants and their operators divert each plant into its own LLC, a company could close or abandon a plant and the LLC company without any recourse to the larger private company that operates multiple facilities. A prime example of how these power companies can easily scam the public and shirk all responsibility for the plant decommissioning was seen with the Zion nuclear plant in Illinois. Exelon sold the plant to ZionSolutions including the trust fund. The trust fund was intended to send excess back to rate payers. With a slight of hand the fund was given as an asset to “ZionSolutions;” rate payers lost oversight, access and refunds. ZionSolutions, oddly named specific to the plant, appears to be a company created just for decommissioning Zion and is related to a company called Energy Solutions, a private company that has a nuclear waste dump in Utah. They intend to take the entire Zion facility and dump it in the Utah desert. The discount “decommissioning” by dumping the entire plant in the desert would net ZionSolutions about a 20% profit. No word on what happens to it then when ZionSolutions evaporates. I was curious how many first generation reactors worldwide were out there which had outlived their decommission dates. What I found is there are staggered generations, (2 and 3) operating simultaneously worldwide and that Bill
Gates plans to build a stage 4 reactor in China. According to an article by POPSCI: Bill Gates recently confirmed during a talk at China's Ministry of Science and Technology that Terrapower, a company in which he is a primary investor, will be collaborating with Chinese scientists on a next-generation nuclear reactor. It's still in the early stages, but there are a lot of impressive superlatives being thrown around, and we have to wonder: Why not bring it stateside, Mr. Gates? Gates himself classified the project as in the "early stages," and understandably so: the reactor proposed would be a Generation IV reactor, which don't exist yet. In fact, they're not even particularly close to existing; most estimates peg the earliest construction of a Generation IV reactor at around 2030. In case you were wondering, currently active nuclear reactors are classified as Generation II or III, with first-generation reactors having been long shut down. Gates is quoted as saying, "The idea is to be very low cost, very safe and generate very little waste," and he classified it as a traveling wave reactor. It's a theoretical kind of reactor, under study by Terrapower that requires no enriched uranium, but actually uses depleted uranium, which means hardly any nuclear waste. Theoretically they can also run for decades without refueling. The name comes from the idea that fission begins in a specific part of the core and moves outward, in a traveling wave. Terrapower and the Chinese scientists will be researching the possibilities of this reactor over the next five years--good thing Terrapower falls under the umbrella of our pal Nathan Myhrvold's loaded Intellectual Ventures, because that research alone could top a billion dollars in cost. If successful in this endeavor the worldwide problem of storing nuclear rods could be resolved, simply by utilizing them in a category 4 reactor. I’ll be reassessing my power usage the next time I throw the switch.
The author, Claudia Aragon
Page 4 - October 18, 2012 Alleged North County Gang Members Rounded Up, Arrested In what San Diego Sheriff William Gore described as the largest sweep he could recall, more than 100 alleged members of street gangs were arrested last Wednesday. More than a dozen different law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation. The arrests resulted from three investigations that have been under way for more than a year and involve regional task forces of federal, state and local police agencies. 119 people were named in a series of federal indictments and criminal complaints that were unsealed Wednesday. Authorities said they arrested 104 of those individuals during early-morning sweeps. One of the detainees was Rudy Espudo of Escondido who U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy said is a member of the Mexican Mafia, the prisonbased gang that controls drugdealing, extortion and other crimes of Latino street gangs
Local News in San Diego and elsewhere. Top members of Mexican Mafia have the authority to order assaults or killings. They receive a portion of the “taxes” collected from street gangs and drug sales. Espudo belongs to an Escondido gang and oversees Mexican Mafia activities across North County, according to an indictment. Espudo, as well as almost 50 others, was named in two indictments that listed charges of racketeering conspiracy, including drug sales and distribution, kidnapping, robbery, extortion and money laundering. The largest investigation in terms of the number of arrests was an 18-month probe dubbed “Operation Notorious County,” which was led by the North County Regional Gang Task Force. It targeted gangs operating in San Marcos, Escondido and Fallbrook and led to charges against 51 people. The investigations utilized extensive wiretaps on approxand capers. Rice, pinto beans . . . add ‘em all up and it’s a feast fit for a King and his lady. Lo and behold, at the next table was Don Anderson and is wife, Sue. We first met Don when he was a playground supervisor for the city of Escondido. His career took off like a rocket and he retired, not all that long ago, as Director of Parks and Recreation. Handsome, blonde kid (I still call him a kid even though he’s a retired gent,) always with that beautiful smile and that beautiful wife.
Man About Town It was like a family reunion at Cenote Grill, 1896 W. El Norte Parkway, Tuesday evening. We finished The Paper and sent it off to the printer so decided to reward ourselves, relax, and enjoy some of that superb Tilapia the Cenote Grill serves up. Tasty, tender Talapia, covered with a creamy lemon sauce, spinach,
We had a bit of a chat then got down to the serious business of eating. Then, what to mine eyes did appear but yet another pal, Doug Bowcock, erstwhile stockbroker and alumnus of Colorado University. I had just had breakfast with him at Kiwanis that same day, and here we were, having dinner together as well. Was good to see Doug again but even better to see the lovely Ms. Rita, Doug’s child bride.
imately 60 different phones used by the defendants, Duffy said. Altogether, more than 100,000 conversations were captured during the probes. Paving Requires Overnight Grand Ave. Closure in Escondido Grand Avenue will be closed overnight through tonight (Thursday) for a paving project. Downtown Escondido’s main street will be closed in both directions between Maple Street and Centre City Parkway from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. today. The avenue has been closed at night since Monday. Grand Avenue will remain open during the day. George Weir Asphalt is the project’s contractor. The work is being done at night to minimize the effect on surrounding businesses and traffic. Escondido Election Looms: Issues Two council seats are up for grabs in Escondido: one held by Councilwoman Olga One would think the reunion would end there . . . but, no, came time to pay the bill and as I turned away from the cashier’s counter, there was another friend, the one and only John Masson, brilliant president of his own engineering and survey firm and previous Chairman of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. Quite an evening with old friends reuniting, all by sheer happenstance. Another amazing thing . . . one would think a restaurant might be a wee bit slow on a Tuesday night . . . but, nosiree! The Cenote Grill was jumping with customers and the wait staff was hard pressed to take the orders, get ‘em turned in, pick ‘em up, deliver to the clients. But they got it done in fine fashion. Another great little restaurant North County has to offer. ••••• This Columbus Day business: Sorry, I don’t understand it. All us normal folks have to work, want to work on
Diaz, who was elected in 2008, and the other held by Councilman Michael Morasco, appointed in 2010. Both Diaz and Morasco are running to retain their seats. Also running for the two seats are: Richard Alegre, a 72 year-old resident; Michael Collins, 43, retired Navy veteran and full time student; Deborah Goodrich, 59, a business owner; Don Green, 46, self-employed web designer; Carmen Miranda, 43, a school office manager. Collectively, all candidates tend to see the same issues that need to be addressed: the economy and quality of life. Escondido Curfew Sweep Nets 11 On Friday October 12th the Escondido Police Department conducted a curfew sweep throughout the City of Escondido. As a result of the sweep, a total of 11 juveniles were arrested for curfew violations. The juveniles were transported to the ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 8 Monday, Columbus Day. But our brethren (and cistern) at banks, post offices, and governmental offices, why, they all just up and take the day off. Somethin’ about a National Holiday. Why?
First off, everyone knows it was the Norwegians who discovered America (and not some little Dominican Republic island in the Caribbean); secondly, we Norwegians like to work. Most everyone else I know likes to work as well. They 741 can’t figure out why they can’t go to the bank, to city hall, to the post office, or contact their legislators on Monday, Columbus Day. We never were a 9 to 5 type of worker; can’t really understand those that are. We work till the job gets done. It’s part of the Viking tradition. (We of Viking stock are also always handsome guys and beautiful women. Why? Because when we’d go on our ‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 10
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The Paper Endorsements for San Marcos Unified School District
Janet McClean Incumbent
The Paper Endorsements for Palomar Health District There are three seats open on the Palomar Health District Board. We are endorsing Nancy Bassett and Linda Greer. We are not endorsing Dr. Marcelo Rivera. Even though he is an incumbent, we refrain from endorsing him because we have found him to be difficult to work with, stubborn, and set in his ways. He also does not return phone calls (which is the quickest way to go to the bottom of our fan list).
Randy Walton Governing Board Member
The Paper Endorsement for State Senator - 39th
Nancy Bassett Incumbent
Of the other candidates, we know little or nothing so cannot endorse them. Three members of the board, Bassett, Greer and good friend, Bruce Krider, support Rivera. While I respect their opinions I simply cannot, in good conscience, agree to support him. So, no endorsement is offered for the third seat.
Jay Petrek Incumbent
George Plescia Small Business Consultant
Linda Greer - Incumbent Registered Nurse
The Paper will be publishing endorsements for more candidates running for office within our distribution area, as well as the various Propositions. Look for them in the next several weeks!
Page 6 - October 18, 2012 years, North County Radiology has provided stateof-the-art imaging and interventional radiology services to patients throughout North County.
Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org North County Radiology Honored with Clarion Award Tri-City Hospital Foundation recently honored North County Radiology with the first annual Clarion Award to recognize a donor who has risen consistently to answer the call of community giving while inspiring others to support healthcare excellence in its community and for their many years of dedicated, uncompromising support for the mission of the Foundation. For nearly 50
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Laura Strickler Reverse mortgages have evolved significantly in the last few years. The industry has always listened to feedback from the senior community. Some changes take years to implement, but the industry always strives to meet consumer demand. This is the case with the fixed rate reverse mortgage program. Initially, the only reverse mortgage offerings were adjustable rate loans. But many clients felt uncomfortable with an adjustable loan program. For the most part, they were homeowners who purchased their home with a safe, 30 years fixed rate loan. An adjustable rate program was a newfangled loan program outside of their comfort zone. Many looked to other loan programs to provide a solution to
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The District is made up of 23 schools: 17 elementary, five middle, and one Community Day School. The ethnicity of the students is 70% Latino, 21% White, 3% African American, 2% Asian, and about 4% other.
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Pet Therapy Program Presented at Kiwanis Meeting At a recent meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista, the speaker was Robin Cohen, Manager of the Helen Woodward Center’s Pet Encounter Therapy program and she talked about the use of animals to comfort thousands of ailing and underprivileged individuals every year. Each animal meets a different need. Staff and volunteers their financial issues. That was when home equity wasn’t an issue. The industry answered the call for a fixed rate loan program. The fixed rate program is an excellent choice for those of you who need to use a large chunk of the loan proceeds immediately. One use would be to pay off an existing mortgage on your home. Once the existing loan is paid off, you no longer have a mortgage payment. However, you are still responsible for paying your property taxes and homeowner’s insurance premiums. The main difference between the fixed rate program and the adjustable rate program is that you are required to take all of the loan proceeds in cash at closing. Using the same example as in the previous column, a 62 year old homeowner with a home valued at $300,000 would qualify for a loan amount of $185,700.00 at today’s rate of 4.99%. The homeowner has an existing mortgage of $170,000 with a mortgage payment of $1,200.00. This would be paid off when the reverse mortgage closes. After closing costs and mortgage insurance costs of $7,592.00, and paying off the $170,000 mortgage, the remaining cash to the borrower would be $8,108.00. Now the homeowner has $8,108.00 to use for whatever they wish. AND, their mortgage
their expectations and dreams for students, providing parents with information they need to help their child succeed,” notes Superintendent Jennifer Walters. Del Dios Middle School had standing room only attendance, and the theme “After High School Comes College” created incredible energy among staff and families. Many alumni attended the event and helped families to classrooms.
Carol Brady Ames, President of the Kiwanis Club and Robin Cohen of the Pet Encounter Program Back to School Nights Successful During the first few weeks of instruction, the Escondido Union School District elementary and middle schools prepared their classrooms for visits by 18,000 students and their families. “Teachers share has been paid in full. There are no more mortgage payments to be made each month. Again, the property taxes and homeowner’s insurance still has to be paid by the homeowner, but they are now able to utilize that $1,200.00 mortgage payment for other living expenses. If you or a loved one is facing
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Meetings/Events Calendar Last Day to Register to Vote – If you moved or changed your name or address since you last voted, you must re-register. You made do this online at the Secretary of state’s website, or if you prefer to register in person locally, you may do so at the City Clerk offices, libraries or the Department of Motor Vehicles. As a former City Clerk, Jeanne Bunch, will be at Escondido’s City Council Chambers from 5:30pm until midnight on Monday, October 22, the last day to register for
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Open Sing Continuing for Pacific Belles – Open Sing for women with an interest in singing is continuing with the Pacific Belles Chorus of Sweet Adelines International. Women of all ages are encouraged to visit rehearsals on Monday night, 7pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 Chestnut St., Escondido. Learn about a cappella 4-part harmony and practice with the Chorus. Participants can join the Chorus for the performance of their December 1 show. Call 760.599.9452. Oceanside Charitable Foundation Announces Grants – The Oceanside Charitable Foundation granted a record $69,250 to local nonprofits at their Annual Grants Celebration recently. Nonprofits that promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Oceanside were the recipients, and they are San Diego Coast Keeper’s Project SWELL: Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership ($14,000); MiraCosta College’s STEM Camp ($30,000); and The Kid’s College’s STEM Extended Learning Enrichment Programs ($25,250) were awarded. Breakfast with the Littlest Pumpkin – The City of San Marcos will be hosting its annual Breakfast with the Littlest Pumpkin fundraiser on Saturday, October 20, from 7:30am-11am at the San Marcos Community Center. The breakfast benefits the Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program and will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, and orange juice or coffee. Quarter carnival games will be available for the children. Tickets are $5/adults and $4/children, and may be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. Call 760.744.9000 for more info. zzzzzzzzz Showtime at Vista’s Broadway Theater
1987-1990. He served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Detective until promoted to Sergeant in 1988. He spent four years as the Special Investigations Sergeant - drugs, gangs, vice, and intelligence.
– “Over the River and Through the Woods” is playing from October 12 through November 4, at Vista’s Broadway Theater, 340 E. Broadway, Vista. Show times are Thursday thru Saturday, 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. All seats are reserved and tickets are $17.50. Order online at www.broadwayvista.com or call 760.806.7905. Republican Women Celebrate 65th Anniversary – On Tuesday, October 23, the Carlsbad Republican Women Federated (CRWF) will celebrate its 65th anniversary at their monthly meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall will present a Proclamation in recognition of the club’s anniversary, at 11:20am during social hour, followed by a meeting and guest speaker, award winning talk show host, Chip Franklin. He began his broadcasting career in Washington, D.C., and 17 years later can now be heard mornings in San Diego on news/talk KOGO. Cost of the luncheon is $29/members and $35/non-members. RSVP by Thursday, October 18, to Jackie Peacock at 760.390.4452 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info about CRWF, visit www.carlsbadrepublicans.com. Daughters of Union Veterans Meeting Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent No. 5, will meet at 11am on Tuesday, October 23, in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. Member Barbara Ibaibarriaga will present the program "A Civil War Ghost Story." The mission of the Daughters is to spread widely the teachings of patriotism. For info call 619.475.0153. Celebrate Escondido – The Escondido Charitable Foundation will celebrate its
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Commentary A few thoughts about Chief of Police Jim Maher: Originally from Syracuse, New York, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and after an overseas tour (Japan) was stationed at Camp Pendelton as a Military Police Officer. He was named as “Honor Gradutate” at the 99th San Diego Police Academy, receiving his award from then San Diego Police Department Chief, Bill Kolender. He was hired by Escondido Police Department in June of 1980. He served on the Escondido Police Officer's Association Board , including a year as president, from
He was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, attended the F.B.I/ National Academy in 1997. He served as Investigations Commander and Press Spokesperson from 20002004, was promoted to Captain in 2005 and oversaw the Services Bureau. He created a CompStat crime trends and analysis program to focus the Department's efforts on crime reduction. He is the founder of the Escondido Police Athletic program which he and his wife, Eva, and their children contributed their time for three years. He set up Awards Ceremony dinners and BarBQ's where the participants recieved awards for their participation and ‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 13
his developer friends have their way and are able to unseat the two incumbent Vallecitos Water District board members, they will try to shift the costs of new development and developer impact fees to the existing rate payers, businesses, and residents of the District.
Letters to the Editor Vallecitos Water District is NOT the holdup Kirk Effinger’s recent editorial (in the North County Times) is full of exaggerated claims and false allegations about supposed “mistreatment” of developers by the Vallecitos Water District. As a longtime resident and businesswoman in the San Marcos community, and as a current member of the Vallecitos Water District board, I feel it is essential to set the record straight. Kirk Effinger represents the interests of developers and not the interests of the rate payers. Make no mistake, if Kirk and
The assertion that Vallecitos Water District has held up the development of the Creek and University District projects is nonsense and disingenuous. I served on the San Marcos Creek Task Force as a citizen/creek area property owner appointed by the City Council, not as a representative of Vallecitos Water District. The Task Force carefully reviewed the plans for the projects, and the City and Vallecitos staffs worked very close with each other. The Environmental Impact Reports for each project contain water and sewer studies that address the impacts of each development. The effects of the increased density changes of these projects ‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. on Page 10
President Theodore Roosevelt 'In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.'
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‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 police station and eventually released to their parent/guardian. Of the 11 arrested, 7 were males and 4 were females. Additional violations included possession of marijuana, possession of alcohol related products and being drunk in public. Political Warfare Begins in San Marcos Normally, a candidacy for a seat on the Vallecitos Water Board is a rather sedate thing. Not a lot of bombast, not a lot of politicking. Not so this year. Timothy Shell, an incumbent member of the Vallecitos Water Board of Directors in Division 1 and a candidate for re-election, has complained to the city of San Marcos that his signs are being sabotaged and he feels the city of San Marcos may be playing favorites. He noted that he had received notice from the San Marcos City Clerk’s office that a number of his signs had been place in illegal locations and they had to be moved within 72 hours. He went out and worked till 3am, moving all signs to legal locations. He then noted that Betty Evans, another candidate for his seat, and who has been endorsed by Mayor Jim Desmond, had signs in illegal locations as well (the Borden Road construction fence) and reported that information to the city. He reported this to Karl Schwarm, the Code Enforcement officer, who allegedly told Shell, “that sign will come down today.” As of October 16th, Evan’s sign was still at that location, according to Shell. (See below)
“If this is due to her close relationship with Mayor Jim Desmond, that is not fair. Using City resources to support one candidate over another doesn't seem right,” said Shell, in his letter to the city. “I would much rather just let the voters see our names, hear our qualifications and our vision for the Vallecitos Water District, and then decide the candidate they prefer. Sadly, that does not appear to be possible in my race for Vallecitos Water District Board of Directors in San Marcos, since I have no ties to San Marcos politicians or developer,” said Shell. The Paper talked to the City Clerk’s office and were advised that both Code Enforcement and their office were working together to resolve any issues. The City Clerk did acknowledge that Betty Evans’ sign was still up as of this morning (October 16). She also assured The Paper that the city and its staff did not play favorites, that all candidates were given copies of the sign ordnance and all candidates were expected to abide by them and if they didn’t, then code enforcement would step in. As to the theft of signs, those complaints should be referred to the Sheriff’s Department. “Regarding the signs on the Borden Road construction fence, I am concerned and appalled that the City of San Marcos does not appear to be consistently enforcing the sign ordinance with my opponent, Betty Evans,” said Shell.
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Page 10 - October 18, 2012 ‘Letter to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 7 were well known to Mr. Effinger, and he attended the Vallecitos Water Districtsponsored, public workshops which directly addressed the land use changes, impacts to facilities, and associated cost estimates for those specific plan areas as well as other proposed developments. Mr. Effinger is absolutely correct when he says that the Vallecitos Water District has long enjoyed a reputation for strong fiscal health and conservative management policies. However, he is totally incorrect when he states that Vallecitos Water District policy does not allow for reimbursements to developers. For decades, Vallecitos has had fair and equitable reimbursement policies for developers that are comparable to many public agencies in San Diego County. Mr. Effinger’s father, Bill Effinger, who is a developer representative, was even present at the board meeting when the current policy was adopted, yet he did not speak or object to the policy when it was presented ‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4ya raiding parties we’d never kidnap ugly women. The gene Pool, don’t ya know. And that’s scientific fact. You could look it up. ••••• After he retired from the Escondido Police Department, former Sergeant Nick Ponce decided to make up for lost time. He and his wife, Sharon, took up geo-caching and have traveled all over the globe in pursuit of those hidden caches. Most recently they flew into Atlanta, then rented a car and drove all over the South, including a visit to Graceland for a visit with Elvis (he was not available for interview), to Tupelo, Mississippi, Elvis’s birthplace (he still was not available for interviews). Then, they made a side trip to Birmingham, Alabama, where they sat down at the dinner table with former Escondido City Councilmember, Kris Murphy. His wife, Monica, is an Emergency Room physicians and they love living in Alabama. Ponce reports the South is great but they all talk funny down there. Welcom home, Nick! (Y’all).
for public comment. The current policy is very fair to developers and can easily be found in Ordinance 161 in the Engineering Section of the District’s website at http://vwd.org. Mr. Effinger’s exaggerated claim that Vallecitos Water District is charging developer’s fees that are in some cases triple those of other jurisdictions is completely false. The truth is Vallecitos has a longstanding policy that developers pay their fair share of impact fees and this policy is reflected in the developer impact fees that were passed by the board this last spring. What Mr. Effinger conveniently fails to disclose is that the base sewer capacity fee which was recently passed actually decreased for developers. Contrary to Mr. Effinger’s assertion, Vallecitos Water District does not make “last minute” fee demands on developers. Developers are provided estimated fees very early in the development process and are required to prepare engineering studies that identify a project’s impacts upon existing water and sewer systems so service to existing customers is not diminished. Those studies assure that the facilities necessary to accommodate the new impacts are constructed and paid for by developers so that current District ratepayers don’t foot the bill. Mr. Effinger needs to get his facts straight and be honest about his true intentions and the developer interests he represents. /s/Margaret “Betty” Ferguson San Marcos, Ca.
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Sassy comes to us with a great personality and a desire to please. She is also a foster favorite with her sweet quiet playfulness. She does great with other pets and people of all ages. Sassy is about 2 years old and 89 pounds. She loves to get in her doggy bed in the evening and settle in for the night. She seems to be a Chihuahua blend of extraordinary coloring. Like all our pups Sassy is spayed and microchipped. Her 5 way vaccines and rabies are all up to date. She comes with a full 4 piece safety equipment set, food for her transition and any favorite toys or bedding. For more photographs please view her on our website as well as all the other pups in our rescue that need forever homes or a foster family. Visit www.forgottenpaws.org or contact us at email@example.com.
Kei is a 7-year-old spayed female Akita/Shepherd mix, ID 66878. Kei is a wonderful, gentle, active dog who wants nothing more than to be in close proximity to her human friends. She gets along well with other dogs, loves to go for walks and is a pleasure to walk on a loose leash. Kei is also house broken. Kei is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $25 adoption fee in October includes spay, microchip, up-to-date vaccinations and vet exam. For more information, call (760) 888-2247 or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org. The Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center seven days a week. ‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 7 6th Annual Grants Awards program, on Thursday, October 25, from 5:30-7:30pm, at the Vineyard Golf Course, 925 San Pasqual Road, Escondido. Beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. This program will be the largest Grant Awards ever. For info or to RSVP, contact Sadie Brinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 619.814.1381.
Bentley is Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 7-month-old, 5-1/2 pound, neutered, male, Yorkshire Terrier mix puppy. Bentley was surrendered to RCHS when his family realized they didn't have enough time for a puppy. Puppies need lots of attention. The sooner you and Bentley start your puppy training classes, the happier you'll both be. Bentley's adoption fee of $195 includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. If you can't adopt him, maybe you can sponsor Bentley until his new family arrives. Meet Bentley right now during "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month" 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.
Cymbidium Society Orchid Plant Auction – The San Diego County Cymbidium Society will hold their annual members’ Orchid Plant Auction, an opportunity to buy special orchids for reasonable bids. Auction will be held in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden on Thursday, October 25. Plants for sale are divisions of plants from members and well-known local growers. Some plants have been awarded honors by national orchid societies. Plant inspection and taco bar, the featured refreshment, starts at 6:30pm and bidding at 7:00pm. Visitors are welcome and admission is free. Information: 760-9310502; email@example.com. RB Art Association Announces Activities - On October 25th members will meet and offer an informal critique of artwork at 7pm at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Bring one or two pieces of your artwork if you would like constructive comments from other artists. The public is welcome at a charge of $5/person. RBAA members are free. Then on Friday, October 26, from 12noon to 5pm, the October Fest Art Walk will be held at 17140 Bernardo Center Dr. Local artists will display their work. Hand made jewelry, fabric art, note cards, framed paintings and drawings will be for sale. For more info, visit www.ranchobernardoart.org, or contact Sharon at 858.521.7008.
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On Saturday, October 27, the new Maple Street Plaza in Downtown Escondido will transform into a cheese-lover’s paradise. “The Wedge” artisanal cheese celebration will feature a free street festival, live music and a beer and wine garden, plus 30 tasting locations inside shops and restaurants along Grand Avenue and beyond. Bring your appetite and sample some great gourmet food, local wine and craft beer. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the newly constructed Maple Street Plaza, this is a great time to do it. The plaza features hand-crafted masonry, an interactive water feature and dozens of artistic details that are
fun to discover. The Wedge goes from 2 – 6 p.m. Don’t delay! Ticket prices go up the day of the event! To purchase your “Wedge Passport” go to http://wedgeescondido.com/ And that evening after The Wedge, don’t miss the Recycled Materials Runway event at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, featuring edgy, ecofriendly fashions. This annual event always brings new and exciting energy to Escondido’s art scene and showcases young, up and coming designers’ creativity in weaving recycled materials into clothing designs. Proceeds help fund programming at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, operated by the Escondido Arts Partnership. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:15 p.m. To purchase tickets go to www.escondidoarts.org .
Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Last week, I announced that the city will not raise water rates even though the city’s wholesale water costs will increase 9.6 percent at the beginning of 2013. This is the second consecutive time that the city has declined to pass along an increase in the price of wholesale water to its customers. Effective last January, the city’s wholesale water costs went up more than 7 percent, but the city was able to absorb the increased costs because of efficiencies adopted by the Public Utilities Department.
The price of water is obviously a huge issue for everyone in San Diego, including families on super-tight budgets and businesses trying to contain costs in this challenging economy. I want to caution San Diegans that our Public Utilities Department cannot continue indefinitely to absorb the rising costs of water without raising water rates. The city will be able to absorb the additional price hike scheduled for Jan. 1 because the Public Utilities Department continues finding ways to save money. Among other things, the department will offset its rising expenses by using savings from a number of infrastructure projects that finished under budget.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Vista has a n o t h e r Farmer’s Market for residents and visitors to check out. In September, the Vista Village Business Association began sponsoring a Farmers Market in downtown Vista for merchants, residents and commuters to purchase fresh produce. The Main Street Certified Farmers Market is open every Wednesday in the historic downtown area from 4-8 pm. The market features organic certified fresh produce, seafood, a variety of nuts and honey and even has arts & crafts and live music. I encourage you to bring your friends and family and enjoy an evening visiting
downtown and shopping the Farmer’s Market for your weekly produce. Vista is fortunate to have two farmers markets now. Vista's original Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. Noon at the County Courthouse (North County Regional Center), 300 block of South Melrose Drive, in Vista, just South of Highway 78. Take time to browse one or both of the markets. They both feature fruit, vegetables, food items, plants and other specialized products and market shoppers can stroll among the many booths specializing in flowers, arts and crafts, as well.
While the beginning of October has been more like summer, cooler temperatures are right around the corner. With it comes sweaters, jackets and making sure your home is ready for the change of season. Here are some energy saving tips: Buy a power strip for your entertainment center – and remember to use it! Your TV, sound and gaming systems can all be plugged into a power strip and one button turns everything off. Some strips even come with a remote control.
Appliances with glowing lights or displays (like coffee makers) use small amounts of electricity all day and night, which can add up over time. Unplug them when it makes sense. You can get timers for your electronics that require charging – the timer allows you to plug in your phone or tablet computer and not waste electricity once it’s fully charged. Make sure your heating system is in working order. For more information about conserving energy this holiday season, please visit www.sdge.com.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood OMA’s Halloween Spectacular The Oceanside Museum of A r t ’ s Halloween Spectacular, Art After Dark: Come As You Aren’t, is going to be something that the 21+ crowd in our community is going to really enjoy. In an early celebration of Halloween, OMA is asking that you bring your best alter ego to their soiree happening Friday, October 26, from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, at 704 Pier View Way in Oceanside. Inspired by the exhibition YOU: Investigating Identity, guests are encouraged to dress as their own altered identities for an artful
evening featuring music by The Creepy Creeps and DJ Danny Massure, a haunted staircase by David Ghilarducci, an exhibition of creatures crafted by character designer Neville Page, live art by Michael Summers and Mark Richmond, delicious food and beverages, and much more! For an added incentive, costumed guests will have the opportunity to enter a costume contest with the chance to win up to $1,000 in prizes. Tickets to this event are now available by visiting the museum’s website at www.oma-online.org or by calling (760) 435-3721 for reservations – or purchase your tickets at the door the night of the event. Wishing you a frighteningly good time!
Page 12 - October 18, 2012 n’t really Adobe; it was a “Trojan Horse.” Lets suppose you have a suspicious nature and don’t accept the phony update but click the X in the upper right hand corner to shut it down. Count Dracula slips through the door anyway. The creators of some “Trojans” have linked their installation process to the X. Instead of closing the “Trojan” you’ve invited it. So what’s a body to do?
Nome and Paul Van Middlesworth thecomputerfactoryltd.com The Computer Factory Staying in the Game-Part 2 Last week we recommended that users avoid “Social Engineering” exploits by spurning unsolicited Internet invitations no matter how genuine or attractive they appear. Malicious software (Malware) is typically subject to “The Vampire Rule,” (a vampire can’t enter a home unless invited by the owner). Malware invitations, “Trojan Horses,” like the famous Trojan Horse, present themselves as attractive or seemingly important offerings. When you “invite them in” they go to work infecting your PC, turning off your defenses and opening the back door for their invading armies. For example, you download an E-mail attachment from a trusted source. Up pops a prompt telling you to “click here to update your Adobe Reader.” You click and in walk the vampires. It was-
Trick and Tax As Halloween approaches, many San Diego County residents will receive a new state tax bill that is deceptively labeled a “fire prevention fee.” Homeowners in State Responsibility Areas may have to pay nearly $150 a year for this new fire tax. The legislature passed the fire tax in 2010, and my Republican colleagues and I strongly opposed the legislation. It is an unfair tax disguised as a fee. At the end of October, more than 100,000 fire tax bills will be sent to State Responsibility Area residents within San Diego County. This is the largest number of bills sent to any county. In addition, none of the money raised by this tax will generate additional fire
When you suspect a phony invitation, press the CTRL, ALT, DEL keys simultaneously. When the Task Manager box appears, click on the APPLICATIONS tab and “end task” on any suspicious programs. If there are no suspicious programs in APPLICATIONS, turn off your PC and restart it. Then run your Spyware scan program (Spybot, Malwarebytes etc).
Recently PC users have been getting phone calls from a person identifying himself as a “Windows” representative. He tells you that your PC is infected and “Windows” asks you to turn on your PC and allow them to fix it. This is a scam based in India. The “technician” is only interested in invading your PC and getting your credit card number. These guys are really nasty. If you let them into your PC and then refuse to pay they will leave your PC inoperable. Don’t let them in. Users need to be diligent about security updates for the Windows operating system and third party applications like Java, Reader, Acrobat, Flash, Real Player and others. Check each of these
websites for security updates monthly. Check your anti-virus security suite regularly to make sure it’s on, updated and scanning daily. Run your anti-spyware scan once a week. If you do all these things there is an excellent chance that you won’t get hit. If you suspect you have an infection you need to deal with it ASAP. Allowing malware to remain in your PC can corrupt your operating system. Here at The Computer Factory an infected PC can usually be cleaned for $90 but if we need to replace a corrupt operating system and save user files the cost will be $135. ‘A stitch in time” as they say.
Scareware is a form of malware that tries to get you to do something stupid by warning you that if you don’t do what it tells you to do, something bad will happen. Phony virus warnings are an example. The FBI Ransom virus is another clever and nasty example. It lurks near questionable sites (porn, music sharing etc) and pounces when it sees you download something. It locks up your PC, announces that the FBI has caught you in an illegal act and tells you to pay $200 (by money card) within 72 hours or face prosecution. If you think you might have actually done something wrong you may be tempted to pay rather than take a chance. Bad decision.
prevention activity. San Diego County residents will be paying more, but will not benefit from the tax. The more taxed, the more likely Californians will run from the state’s alarming “trick and tax” practices in search of economic opportunities in states where “trick or treat” is the season’s preferred tradition. For information regarding how to appeal the tax bill see: http://firetaxprotest.org/ 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,
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This session, I was gratified that Governor Brown signed AB 1522, a bill to protect crime victims I co-authored with Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. This legislation resulted from a call to my office by Crystal Harris, a constituent residing in the 74th Assembly District. Crystal Harris's story is a tragic one. Ms. Harris' husband had violently AB 1522 passed both houses assaulted her and was senof the Legislature without tenced to six years in prison opposition and was signed for his crime. into law by Governor Brown Because of a bizarre legal loop- on September 28, 2012. hole, Ms. Harris was ordered Fortunately, AB 1522 will to make monthly payments of now prohibit granting spousal $1,000 in spousal support to support, community property her ex-husband who would be and pension benefits to indiable to collect the money viduals convicted of violent upon his release in 2014. sexual felonies against their Selflessly, Crystal turned her spouses.
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‘Commentary’ Cont. from Page 7 achiements. He coordinated semi-annual department blood drives for 17 years. He is a member of the Escondido Kiwanis Club, C.A.F.E., and many other community groups. He earned an AA Degree from Palomar College, a Bachelor's in Business from National University, and A Master's in Management, also from National University. He is an Adjunct Professor at Palomar College, teaching classes in Narcotics, Community Relations, and Criminal Investigation. He and Eva have been married for 31 years, with three successful children and two grandchildren. This was an outline of his career before he became Chief. Maher was promoted to Chief in July 2006. He then did the following: Established three pillars for the
Police Department's standards and efforts - Professional Conduct, Community Outreach, and Crime Reduction. Established a Community outreach position. Developed a clearly defined policy regarding undocumented immigrants. Established a Spanish Community Academy. Participated in the Peace and Unity March, partnering with local churches. Set up 911 for kids. Established F.I.T. (Family Intervention Team) A program to keep at risk youth from joining gangs, and, E.G.R.I.P. (Escondido Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention). Established a Cold Case Team. Developed and Implemented Geographic Policing. Enhanced the Diversion Program. Positioned two spanish speakers and a Sworn Officer in the front lobby. Hired a billingual Polygrapher. Offered spanish classes for Officers then offered Rossetta Stone. Formalized the Employee Awards Program and increasing the amount of Awards
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allowed. Brought back PERT Has increased and maintained daytime checkpoints and DUI checkpoints. Set up a Joint Effort Program Partnership with I.C.E. that has taken hundreds of illegal criminals from the community. Established a Set Team ( Special Enforcement Team). Established an AB 109 Team AB 109 is a Bill that lets out low level inmates to be released from prison. Recieved the Partnership Award from John Morton, the head of I.C.E for that program. There has continued to be an unprecidented decline in crime and a significant decrease in traffic accidents. Currently the department has lost 12 Officers to other departments and another 12 openings have not been filled. And this is the Chief that has been placed on unpaid leave to conduct an investigation? To protect him? We have become aware of the various rumors and allegations that are floating around. We have not published them because they are just that: rumors and allegations. 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
In the past, there has been a Chief of Police who was a good man and a fairly decent Chief . . . but who had a drinking problem that was fairly common knowledge. No rumors or allegations ever surfaced in the public arena. He was never “put on paid leave while an investigation was conducted . . . in order to ‘protect him’ ...” He served out his term and retired. He has since passed away. Knowing Chief Maher, who seldom drinks, we have a hard time believing he deserves this type of treatment. We have learned who the other two officers are who are involved in this incident and what the incident is all about. The matter could easily have been handled inhouse. Instead, a major controversy has been allowed to develop. Based on what we have learned, from reliable sources, depending upon the disposition of this matter, there is a good prospect of at least two lawsuits being filed against the city of Escondido. It is time to complete this investigation and report to the people of Escondido, and then all parties should get back to meaningful, productive work. glands producing copious amounts of saliva can be injected and brought under control. Individuals with jaw joint pain, typically called Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMD) often times get relief through intramuscular injections. TMD can also be associated with migraine headaches, and either or both can be treated with Botox treatments with and sometimes without oral appliances. Another use is in patients who show too much of their upper gums because of too much tension pulling up on their upper lip. Two small injections of Botox can control this anomaly as well. As time progresses it appears that Botox will continue to be used in ways that help alleviate not only the “look of old age,” but contribute to remedy medical and dental problems we run into as individuals and as a society. It seems that, with the help of science, we truly can make a purse out of a sows ear!
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The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023974 The name of the business: Divorce Mediation of San Marcos, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd, #400, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Phebe Enfield 1926 Fairway Circle Drive San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Phebe Enfield This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/07/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025261 The name of the business: Station Pizza, located at 1531 W. Mission Rd., #B, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Winston Drew Minor and Caroline Seaneen Fox 735 Casa Real Ct. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Winston Drew Minor This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/21/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00057425-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Barbara Denise Mau filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Barbara Denise Mau to Proposed name Dana Denise Morgan. 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: November 13, 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 09/24/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023855 The name of the business: 7 Potato More, located at 1660 San Luis Rey Ave., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Karen Wittmeyer 1660 San Luis Rey Ave. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Karen Wittmeyer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/07/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-024926 The name of the business: King Wealth Care Services, located at 417 E. Carmel St., STE 105, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Richard D. King 1526 N. Elm St. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Richard D. King This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/19/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012
STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWAL FROM PARTNERSHIP OPERATING UNDER FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME #2012-024843 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME OF PARTNERSHIP: Brake Guard U.S.A., located at 1240 N. Broadway #59, Escondido, CA. 92026 THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME REFERRED TO ABOVE WAS FILED IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON April 6, 2010 and assigned File No. 2010-009631. THE FOLLOWING GENERAL PARTNER HAS WITHDRAWN: Charles Jones 1240 N. Broadway #59 Escondido, CA. 92026 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/ Chuck Jones This statement was filed with David Butler, County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/18/2012. 9/27, 10/04, 10/11 & 10/18/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-024348 The name of the business: The Water Eye Custom Work, located at 713 Winsor Ct., #3, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Jose Perez Cruz 713 Winsor Ct #3 Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jose Perez Cruz This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/12/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 & 10/18/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023494 The name of the business: North County Technology Solutions, located at 2907 S. Santa Fe #23, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: David Perez 2907 S. Santa Fe #23 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/David Perez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/04/2012. 9/27, 10/04, 10/11 and 10/18/2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025150 The name of the business: Blenderz Java & Juice, located at 611 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd., #30, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Marie Mullins 611 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #30 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Marie Mullins This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/20/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023407 The name of the business: Quality Discount Flooring, locaed at 32771 Saskia Pass, Temecula, CA. 92592, is hereby registered by the following: Kevin Marshall 32771 Saskia Pass Temecula, CA. 92592 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kevin Marshall This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/31/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025116 The name of the business: A & K Autos, located at 961 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Alicja Bajek 961 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/07/2010. /s/Alicja Bajek, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/20/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-024853 The name of the business: Brake Guard U.S.A., located at 2722 Harriet Street, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Lawrence Jones 2722 Harriet Street Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business FICTITIOUS BUSINESS was 9/18/2012. NAME /s/Lawrence Jones STATEMENT This statement was filed with #2012-024831 Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of SanThe name of the business: ShellBell Designs, located at 935 W. San Diego County on 9/18/2012. Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Shell-Bell LLC 935 W. San Marcos Blvd #201 San Marcos Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 09/01/2012. /s/Shelli Kahl, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/18/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012
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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00057429-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Jill Rogul filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jill Rogul to Proposed name Jill Uhley Rogul. 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: November 20, 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 9/28/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 10/04, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025273 The name of the business: Bee’s Tees, located at 754 Marigold Way, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Brooke Elyse Petrek 754 Marigold Way San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Brooke Elyse Petrek, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/21/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023683 The name of the business: Chavez Registration and Income Tax Service, located at 516 S. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Santiago Chavez 3110 Jacqueline Ln. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/14/2005. /s/Santiago Chavez, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/5/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025675 The name of the business: CPR ‘US, located at 3740 Pershing Ave, #4, San Diego, CA. 92104, is hereby registered by the following: Nikki Tarantino 3740 Pershing Ave. #4, San Diego, CA. 92104 Alex Barrios 1938 Louis Dr. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by copartners. First day of business was 9/25/2012. /s/Alex Barrios This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/26/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025247 The name of the business: Little Geckos Learning Academy, located at 503 Camino De La Paz, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Rebecca Marquez 503 Camino De La Paz San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Rebecca Marquez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/21/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025308 The name of the business: Hidden Treasures Co., His and Hers, located at 250 S. Pacific St., #108, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Sarah Kate Enterprise Inc. 250 S. Pacific St. #108 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/21/2009. /s/Sarah Jackson, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/24/2012. 9/27, 10/4, 10/11 and 10/18/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025615 The name of the business: Mojo Yogurt - Encinitas, located at 1042 A North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Narendra Kanji 8015 Calle Pinon Carlsbad, CA. 92009 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Narendra Kanji This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/26/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025703 The name of the business: Doctors Medical Staffing Group LLC, located at #217, 1507 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Doctors Medical Staffing Group LLC 2144 Firethorn Glen Escondido, CA. 92027 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 9/26/2012. /s/Kesha Hudson, Manager This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/27/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026676 The name of the business:Angel Hair Essentials, located at 933 Bridgeport Court, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Timica Radden 933 Bridgeport Court San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Timica Radden This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/09/2012. 10/18, 10/25, 11/01 and 11/08/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026278 The name of the business: R. D. Costa De Oro, located at 1025 S. Santa Fe Ave., # 6, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Ramon Bazan 2451 Stockton Ln. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/03/2012. /s/ Ramon Bazan This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/03/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026502 The name of the business: Triwest Heating & Air, located at 1562 Montgomery Dr., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Robert J. Begnaud 1562 Montgomery Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by n individual. First day of business was 5/01/1997. /s/Robert J. Begnaud This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/05/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026499 The name of the business: Old Town Mexican Cafe, located at 2489 San Diego Ave., San Diego, Ca. 92110, is hereby registered by the following: Dos Stars Inc. 2489 San Diego Ave. San Diego, CA. 92110 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 7/28/1977. /s/Jan Willis, Treasurer 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026279 The name of the business: Royal Prestige Mustang, located at 1025 S. Santa Fe #6, Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Mario J. Mejia 2451 Stockton Ln. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/03/2012. /s/Mario J. Mejia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/03/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025716 The name of the business: Medifast Weight Control Centers, located at 191 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: Weight Control Centers of California, LLC 191 N. El Camino Real Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 8/2/12. /s/Kent Coykendall, CEO This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/27/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026883 The name of the business: SoCal Dolce, located at 6965 El Camino Real, Suite 105-255, Carlsbad, CA. 92000, is hereby registered by the following: SoCal Dolce,Inc. 6965 El Camino Real, Suite 105255 Carlsbad, CA. 92000 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Karen Patel, Treasurer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/10/2012. 10/18, 10/25, 11/01 and 11/08/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026168 The name of the business: San Diego Tennis Lessons, located at 12060 Tivoli Park Row, #4, San Diego, CA. 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Brandon Sieh 12060 Tivoli Park Row, #4 San Diego, CA. 92128 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/01/2012. /s/ Brandon Sieh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/02/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026197 The name of the business: Pophealthy.com, located at 197 Woodland Pkwy, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Edward Parrish, Jr. 145 W. El Norte Pkway #123 Escondido, CA 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 3/10/2009. /s/Edward Parrish, Jr. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/03/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025748 The name of the business: Maddie V Jewelry, located at 894 Gallery Dr., Oceanside, CA. 92057, is hereby registered by the following: Jillian J. Ventrone 894 Gallery Dr. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jillian J. Ventrone This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/27/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025659 The name of the business: Marcom Consulting Group, located at 1450 Westmore Pl, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Patricia A. Rarus 1450 Westmore Pl. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was June 1, 1998. /s/Patricia A. Rarus This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/26/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-025758 The name of the business: The Homestead at Bridle Creek, The Marketplace at Bridle Creek, The Homestead, The Market at Bridle Creek, The Homestead @ Bridle Creek, The Marketplace @ Bridle Creek, The Market @ Bridle Creek, located at 3384 Bridal Creek Lane, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: David and Kathleen Hofer 3384 Bridle Creek Lane San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Kathleen Hofer This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/27/2012. 10/4, 10/11, 10/18 and 10/25/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026021 The name of the business: DIA Finishing, located at 1010 E. Bobier, Spc, 83, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Chrisian O. Velazquez Guevara 1010 E. Bobier Dr. Spc. 83 Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/01/2012. /s/ Christian O. Velazquez Guevara This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/01/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026378 The name of the business: Lockwell Security Services, Inc., Lockwell Locksmith, Lockwell Supplies, located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 108A-35, Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Lockwell Security Services, Inc. 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 108A-35 Carlsbad, CA. 92008 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/25/2012. /s/ Patrick Gleeson, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/04/2012. 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/01/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00056991-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Lauren Nicole Juma filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Lauren Nicole Juma to Proposed name Lorreyn Nicole Jumah. 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 4th, 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 10/9/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 10/11, 10/18, 10/25 and 11/08/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-027033 The name of the business: L.A.S. Enterprise, located at 2305 S. Summit Circle Glen, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Saleh Saleh and Laila “Sahli 2305 S. Summit Circle Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a husband and wife. First day of business was Oct. 01, 2012. /s/Saleh Saleh This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/12/2012. 10/18, 10/25, 11/01 and 11/08/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026163 The name of the business: Dream Shutters, Armanchi Interior Design, Presto Staging, located at 1759 Grain Mill Rd., San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Akbar Joharchi 1759 Grain Mill Rd. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was June 1, 2006. /s/Akbar Joharchi This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 10/02/2012. 10/18, 10/25, 11/01 and 11/08/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-026531 The name of the business: California Funeral Alternatives, locadted 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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