Volume 43- No. 37
September 13, 2012
by lyle e davis Those of us who served our nation as a member of any of the military organizations may not be aware of what great benefits are still available to us through the Veteran’s Administration. I found out by accident. A neighbor of mine, Sy Okun, was active with the VFW and the American Legion. He also handled all types of veteran’s affairs through the VA. He told me what I was eligible for and, lo and behold! He was right! I checked with the VA and soon had a pair of $4400 hearing aids. My cost? $150! Not a bad deal. All you need do is, if you were a member of the military for more than 90 days, check with your local Veteran’s Administration office. They will soon be able to determine your eligibility. Obviously, service connected disabilities are top priority. That is as it should be. But most, if not all, of us are eligible for some degree of coverage. I have fallen in love with the Veteran’s Administration Clinic in Oceanside. Not only with the physical building and facilities, but even more, with its people. Seems like they are always smiling and eager to help. Top professionals in ever sense of the word. My first encounter there was with Big John Spain, the always smiling, always cordial and polite, receptionist at the Audiology Clinic. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, John exudes that Southern Charm. John served as a
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Marine and, following his military service, began a new career with the VA. He’s been with them for seven years. A colleague, Venus Madkins, has as big a smile as John Spain does. She, too, has been with the VA for seven years, serving as a Health Technician in the Audiology Department.
from her photo, she, too, has a beautiful smile. Smiles are on the loose at the VA Clinic in Oceanside!
We soon met Dr. Megan Paulk, who specialized in Audiology. As you can see
As I paid my periodic visits to the Oceanside VA Clinic, the though struck me . . .”the VA
Together, these folks served me warmly, gave me a hearing exam, prescribed and built custom hearing aids . . . and feel like part of my extended family.
has been getting a bad rap. Some bad press because of problems elsewhere in the nation . . . yet, here, everything runs smooth as can be, and every bit as professional as any of the finest medical facilities in the private sector.” I decided that you, our readers, need to know how wonderful these folks are, what great medical treatment is available to you, and how you can get in on the act. The
“Welcome Home, Veterans!” Continued on Page 2
Page 2 - September 13, 2012 ‘Welcome Home, Veterans!’ Cont. from Page 1 VA deserves to have its story told. Some of you are already aware of the VA and what it has done for you and your medical problems. You may well wish to send us Letters to the Editor and let us know of your experiences so other veterans might also know your viewpoint.
presently have surgeons to perform them . . . so patients have to be waitlisted. All other departments at the Oceanside VA Clinic, however, we found had zero wait lists and patients can be seen promptly . . . and are. Recently, we took a tour of the complete facility. Amazing! State of the art; spotlessly clean . . . and lots of
Timely service? If I have a 9am appointment . . . I’m seen between 9am and 9:15. No unnecessary waiting. Even on walk-in service, which is available for hearing aid issues, I get very prompt service. Yes, there are some areas within VA where there are waiting periods. The Mohs Surgical Procedure for removing skin cancers for example, does have about a four month wait list. That is simply a factor of suppy and plus the fact it is a new program at the clinic. The technique itself is a fairly new one as well, so you have more patients that need the surgery than you
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle
This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy! Men Are Just Happier People... NICKNAMES If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah. If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy, Bubba and Wildman. EATING OUT When the bill arrives, Mike, Dave and John will each throw in $20, even though it's only for $32.50. None of
rain or shine, with all the fixin’s for coffee or hot chocolate, and usually some cookies or snacks. It’s all free, but most of us drop a dollar or two in the jar, just to keep them in supplies . . . and
Karen McKinsey Clinical Services Director
Volunteer Tim Bell, also a military veteran
Front desk volunteer, Doris Leaf the aforementioned smiles. One of the first folks you’re likely to see is one of the volunteers at the front desk. As you move on down the hall you’ll find another volunteer. He or his wife, or another volunteers is there every day, them will have anything smaller and none will actually admit they want change back. When the girls get their bill, out come the pocket calculators. MONEY A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs. A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need but it's on sale. BATHROOMS A man has six items in his bathroom: toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving cream, razor, a bar of soap, and a towel. The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A man would not be able to identify more than 20 of these items. ARGUMENTS A woman has the last word in any argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. FUTURE A woman worries about the future until she gets a hus-
a way of saying thanks. That pervasive feeling of service permeates the atmosphere at the VA Clinic in Oceanside. Arranging our tour of the facility, and also wearing a big smile, was the Clinical Service Director, Karen McKinsey, an RN who retired from the Navy, after 26 years . . . and, fortunately for us, decided to extend her career by coming on board the good ship band. A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife. MARRIAGE A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't. A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, but she does.
Oceanside VA Clinic. Karen was kind enough to assign us a tour guide - a young man who is a veteran of several tours of duty to Iraq and Afghanistan, Chad Artesi. Chad gave us the royal treatment and walked us around the facility, introduced us to staff, answered our questions, and even put up with me calling him by the wrong name on several occasions. (Evelyn thinks it might be a result of my senile mind . . but I’m resisting that diagnosis). ‘Welcome Home, Veterans!’ Cont. on Page 3 the house. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY A married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people remembering the same thing! The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper
DRESSING UP A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the trash, answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail. A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper, Guido, has cheated him out of $10,000,000.00
NATURAL Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed. Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
It was assumed that Guido would hear nothing so he would not have to testify in court.
OFFSPRING Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret fears and hopes and dreams. A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in
His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first place.
When the Godfather goes to confront Guido about his missing $10 million, he takes along his lawyer who knows sign language. The Godfather tells the lawyer, "Ask him where the money is!" ‘Chuckles’ Cont. on Page 14
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‘Welcome Home, Veterans!’ Cont. from Page 2 As Chad led us into the Primary Care department, we met a fascinating lady (yes, she had a big smile, too) from Panama. Mercedes Brathwaite, an LVN, has been with the VA for 17 years. Three more years and she will retire. With the great pension she will have earned in government service, she will enjoy a well deserved retirement.
volunteer, get acquainted, get to know the people . . . see if he liked it and, if he did, to puruse it. That’s exactly what he did . . . and that’s why he’s where he is today. We next got to meet one of the Clinic’s big stars, Dr. Katherine Wong, a Doctor of Optometry, who has been with the VA for 12 years. Dr. Wong has been the recipient of many awards for her contribution to her profession. A native of Golden, Colorado, she works in the Dermatology and Optometric area of the Clinic and, needless to say, also had a ready smile for us.
We were alerted that a Doctor of Internal Medicine was available to chat with us so we quickly moved over to the Internal Medicine department and met Dr. Kristin Bell, who studied medicine at the University of Chicago. She has been with the VA for 12 years.
After a nice visit, Chad showed us all the exam rooms in the Primary Care Department. Plenty of spacious, comfortable rooms for patients and their health providers to go over their cases and determine the best and most efficient treatment.
Dr. Katherine Wong, Optometrist, VA Clinic, Oceanside Close by, while visiting the GYN Department, we met Teresa J. Oldham, a nurse, but with administrative duties as the Specialty Clinic Coordinator. Originally from Kentucky, she’s only been with the VA for one year, but has 28 years as a nurse, four of which were as an Army nurse. We found out we had some things in common. She took some of her training at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas . . and I spent two years there as well. She also served with the
John Kenny, Laboratory Services Chief Chad suggested we meet the head of the Laboratory next. John Kenny has been with the VA for 10 years . . . but at the top of his list of accomplishments is his opening of the new laboratory at the Oceanside Clinic. He had been working in the VA office in Vista before the move was made. The laboratory is spotless, as you would expect. Well organized, operations flowing smoothly. Asked how he got into the profession, Kenny recalled he was in construction when a family member suggested he go to a local laboratory as a
Teresa J. Oldham, Clinical Departments Supervisor Palomar Pomerado Health District, which is where I met Evelyn Madison, who was at the time a member of the Board of Directors.
I like things that are free. But, of course, they aren’t totally free. You and I paid for them, in part, because of our service to our nation; being a member of one of the great military organizations, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
Dr. Kristin Bell, Internal Medicine Oceanside VA Clnic
Mercedes Brathwaite an LVN with VA Oceanside
After five years, you get totally new hearing aids and they are always state-of-the-art, top of the line. And now, under a new policy, those new hearing aids don’t even cost me $150. They are free!
Besides treating exisintg medical conditions, the VA Clinic also focuses on Wellness Issues . . . that is, keeping you healthy be education programs, by assisting you with learning aids that you can even use at home. We discussed this with Julie Weise, RN, who focuses on the TeleMOVE! program. (Her photo does not appear as she did not want it taken). This is a weight/health program that helps to promote proper diet, exercise and other programs that the patient can program and monitor his/her progress at home . . . utilizing a computer-type piece of equipment that is easy to operate. Ms. Weise coordinates this entire program. As mentioned earlier, I became aware of and got involved with the VA because of a hearing loss. I investigated and found I was eligible for health care through the VA and, specifically, I would be able to secure hearing aids, exam, fitting, and supplying of the equipment, including batteries, at a fracton of the cost I would have had to pay within the private sector. My first set of hearing aids were $4400 in the private sector. They cost me $150. Our pup got ahold of the hearing aids several times and chewed them up. The VA didn’t blink. They repaired them. No charge.
During the tour, I found out from Chad that I may also be able to qualify for additional medical services. Optometry, for example. I was told I just need to see my primary doctor and s/he would refer me to optometry, or, if necessary, to an ophthalmologist. More great things to discover! The Oceanside VA Clinic is new, opening on May 26th of 2010. Located at 1300 Rancho del Oro Drive in Oceanside, the new $40 million building is two stories of gleaming glass and steel in Oceanside. It’s not far from the gates of Camp Pendleton. The facility is open Monday-Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can reach them by phone at 760.643.2000. There are more than 235,266 veterans in the San Diego and Imperial Valley counties. You just might be the next one eligible for coverage. It’s worth looking into. To enroll, call (760) 643-2000. They’ll point you in the right direction to determine your eligibility. (It would help if you have your DD214 form available). If you served in the active military, naval or air service and are separated under any condition other than dishonorable, you may qualify for VA health care benefits. Complete the "Application for Health Benefits" at your local VA. Or call a toll-free number at 877-222-VETS (8387). Once your application is received and processed, you will receive written notifica‘Welcome Home, Veterans!’ Cont. on Page 7
Page 4 - September 13, 2012 Escondido Police Arrest Man Wanted on Warrants An Escondido Police Department traffic checkpoint nailed a man with a warrant for his arrest Friday night. Not only did he have a warrant but he was driving a stolen vehicle according to Lt. Tom Albergo. Police arrested the man ---who was also driving on a suspended license --- for auto theft, police Lt. Tom Albergo said in a statement Saturday. The man was already wanted on a warrant for possession of stolen property, Albergo said. 2,660 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was in the area of Lincoln Avenue and Fig Street. Another driver, an illegal alien, was arrested after he gave police conflicting information about his identity, Albergo said. Officers checked his fingerprints and found that he was driving on a suspended license, had previous drunken driving arrests and was in the country illegally, according to Lt.
Local News Albergo. The man was turned over to federal immigration officials. Nine citations were issued during the checkpoint, including 13 to unlicensed drivers. During the checkpoint, 12 vehicles were released to designated drivers. Four vehicles were impounded. Long Awaited Oceanside Hotel Planned For Next Summer An upscale $35 million hotel project, 1010 Oceanside, appears to have approval to move forward and is planning starting construction by next summer. Located on the edge of downtown Oceanside, the hotel would have 124 hotel rooms and 90 residential lofts, 432 parking spaces, a 4,600square-foot meeting room and a rooftop pool with ocean views, according to developer Hamid Nikkho of the Los Angeles based Amidi Real Estate Group. "It's going to be a very luxury building with all the ameni“Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer, she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘That’s Michael, he’s a doctor.’” A small voice at the back of the room rang out, “And there’s the teacher, she’s dead.”
Man About Town Good pal, Dr. Steve Heilman, the always smiling chiropractor, he with the healing hands and the affable personality, told me a tale the other day about some kids in school. All of the kids in the class had been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
I think when I chuckled I encouraged him as he went on . . . There were some other kids I heard about. The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted it on the apple tray: “Take only ONE. God is watching.” Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was a large pile of chocolate chip cookies. A child had written a note: “Take all you want. God is watching the apples.” Is it any wonder that Dr. Steve’s practice is growing? Not only does he give you pain relief . . . but he manages to tickle your funny bone as well.
ties you could imagine," Nikkho said last week. Both city and project officials expressed the solid belief that once people see these developments, people are going to be interested in coming back downtown and investing. The structure will take up an entire block bordered by Mission Avenue, Horne Street, Seagaze Drive and Clementine Street. The project is expected to provide 250 jobs during construction with 80 permanent jobs once it's completed. The Big hearted folks department: There’s a gal named Dawn Beattie who spends most of her time, and a lot of her and her husband’s money, rescuing dogs. Mostly Chihuahuas but any dog that needs a helping hand is likely to find it from Dawn and her hubby. Dawn heads up forgottenpaws.org and has dogs listed every week in The Paper (see page 10) looking for a ‘forever home.’ Currently, Dawn has yet another project. Most of the dogs she rescues are owner surrender. The most common reason she hears is due to moving and the new place will not allow pets. But Dawn has another problem with medical issues. She has a 13 year-old that was dumped at a shelter because of the medical issues. The owners either didn’t want to, or could not afford to, incur the necessary veterinary costs to take care of the dog. Dawn will spend somewhere between $1200 and $1500 to take care of the dog. Those are very scarce persona, but she will not let a wonderful dog roast in a
project also is expected to generate about $500,000 a year for the city in sales taxes. Looser Parking Regulations May Generate More Jobs for Escondido Escondido commercial real estate broker, Jim Crone, is applauding the city council’s consideraton of new regulations that would loosen some parking regulations which, in turn, would help decrease commercial vacancies in a number of neighorhood plazas. ‘Local News’ Cont. on Page 10 desert shelter and suffer just waiting to die. The thought occurs to me that someone who is reading this just midght have a few, or maybe more than a few, to help out with expenses like this. The dog wouldn’t know who you are . . . and probably wouldn’t be able to thank you directly, but Dawn would. And so would I. If your heart moves you to help, you can contact Dawn at www.forgottenpaws.org or contact her at email@example.com. ••••• Hizzoner, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed, is all aglow and flashing big, happy smiles these days, thanks to a very positive writeup in the San Diego Business Journal . . . all about Escondido. Hizzoner rattled off three key developmental projects that will have enormous impact as they play out in the coming months: the renovation of Westfield North County; the opening of Palomar Medical Center; and the expansion of Stone Brewing
‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 10
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The Paper Endorsements For Vallecitos Water District of Director Seats
VALLECITOS WATER DISTRICT Board of Directors Division 5 Darrell W. Gentry - we have known Darrell Gentry for about 14 years, as a member of the San Marcos City Council, as a volunteer for Los Caballeros de Aventura, a youth diversion group, as a member of the Board of Directors for Division 5 of the Vallecitos Water District, since 2004. In ever single instance, Mr. Gentry has performed admirably. As an incumbent, he knows the job and its demands. He’s developed contacts that can make information flow much smoother. Low back pain can be a crippling experience. You might not be able to play golf, work, or even sit in the car for a 30-minute drive. And you may not be able to remember the last time you even had a restful night’s sleep. Life cannot be enjoyed to its fullest if you are suffering with low back pain or sciatica . . . that just will not go away! Do You Have any of the Following Conditions? • Sciatica • Lower Back Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Degenerative disc disease • Herniated or Bulging Discs • Facet Syndrome • Failed Back Surgery Fortunately, if you are suffering from any of these problems, your pain may be relieved or eliminated by non-surgical spinal decompression therapy. Far too many medical doctors believe your options are limited to bed rest, pain pills, exercises, steroid injections, and surgery. They are wrong! That’s because
He is President of DWG Consulting and has a Bachelors of Science degree in Urban Planning. A San Marcos resident for 20 plus years, he is a member and Past President of the San Marcos Kiwanis Club. A former City Council Member— City of San Marcos 1994-98. and of Planning—City of San Marcos 1978—1989 - with all this experience, we feel he is the most qualified for this position. We know and admire Hal Martin, one of the other candidates who is terming out as a San Marcos city councilmember. Martin has considerable savvy as an elected official. The third candidate, Mr. Patrick Knapp, is a member of the real estate profession. However, with all due respect to the other two candidates, in view of Darrell Gentry’s position as an incumbent, with his considerable knowledge of both the district, its needs and its demands, and having served as Board Chairman on two occasons, with his large array of contacts within the District, we strongly endorse Darrell W. Gentry for Districe 5 Director.
Commentary VALLECITOS WATER DISTRICT Board of Directors Division 1 We are endorsing Timothy M. Shell. Again, he is an incumbent, having served as a board member. He has an engineering background. We place a high value on incumbents as they have learned their jobs, they know the players, both fellow board members as well as staff. They have worked on policies together within the district and have a strong knowledge of the needs and direction the District needs to head. ‘Division 1’ Cont. on Page 7
there may be a non-sugical solution • Review of your MRI, and to your sciatica and low back pain! • A report of findings that includes a treatment plan that hopefully will If you’ve heard about spinal decom- make you pain-free. pression therapy, or always wanted to check it out and see how it might You’ll get to see everything first help your condition, now is the best hand and find out if this treatment might be your disc/sciatica solution, time. like it has been for so many other Spinal decompression therapy can patients. create a decreased pressure within the disc that can allow the disc And the best part of this treatment is material to be pulled back into its . . . No Dangerous Drugs and No normal position . . . and bring a Surgical Procedures! fresh blood supply to promote healSpinal decompression treatments are ing. very gentle and are almost always What this means for you is that in painless. In fact, every once in a just a matter of days or weeks, you while, I notice a patient sleeping could be back on the golf course, during a treatment session. enjoying your love life, or traveling Call today and tell our receptionist again. that you would like to come in for For a limited time, until September the Special Spinal Decompression 24th, $25 will provide you all the Evaluation. services that normally cost $145! We can get started with your conWhat does this special limited time sultation, examination, and X-rays offer include? Everything I normal- (again, if indicated) as soon as there’s ly do in my new patient evaluation. an opening in the schedule. You’ll get: • An in-depth consultation where I Our office is called Heilman will listen . . really listen . . to the Chiropractic and we are located at 245 W. El Norte Pkwy, # C details of your case. • A complete neuromuscular exam- Escondido, CA. I look forward to helping you so you can hopefully ination. live a pain-free life. • X-rays (if indicated)
The Paper not Welcome at Carlsbad Senior Center We don’t go where we are not welcome . . . but it seems to us there is a right way and a wrong way to decline a service. The Paper is distributed at the Joslyn Senior Center in Escondido and at the San Marcos Senior Center. Recently we were asked by several readers if we would drop copies of The Paper off at the Carlsbad Senior Center. We readily agreed to do so. ‘Commentary’ Cont. on Page 14
Dr. Stephen Heilman Sincerely, Stephen Heilman, D. C. PS. One of the biggest myths about pain is that it will go away by itself, without any treatment. A study in the British Medical Journal found that myth to be untrue, showing that 75% of back pain sufferers -- who do not seek treatment -- will have either pain or disability 12 months later. Bottom line . . . if your pain has not gone away by now, it’s not likely to go away on its own. Life is too short to live in pain! Call 760.480-4480
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Evelyn Madison The Social Butterfly Email Evelyn at: firstname.lastname@example.org Here We Come, Dr. Phil! The Gamma Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority has scheduled a bus trip to the Dr. Phil Show on Monday, October 15. The bus will leave Escondido about 5:45am to arrive at the Studio by 8am, where we are scheduled to see two tapings of shows for the new season, finishing about 1pm. Then on to Farmer’s Market for lunch/shopping, and arriving back in Escondido approximately 5pm. Cost is only $25/person, and that includes coffee and snacks in the morning, and water, soft drinks and snacks on the way home. This is on a first-come, first served basis, and reservations are required, with advanced payment. For reservations or more information and details about the studio’s requirements, call 760.746.1649. If you have special needs, we need to know, so the studio can hold accommodations for you. If you didn’t get away this summer and need a mini-vacation, this is always a fun trip! First Congregational Church of Escondido to Celebrate 125th Anniversary The First Congregational Church of Escondido, located at 1800 North Broadway, is celebrating its 125th anniversary on Sunday, September 23, 2012, with a special worship service at 10:00am, led by Pastor Phil Corr, and a musical program including the chancel and hand bell choirs, and guest musicians under the direction of Cynthia Poole. Members of 50 years or more will be recognized, and a proclamation by Mayor Sam Abed will be
read. Immediately following the service, a catered lunch will be served. Historical documents will be displayed so members and visitors may take a walk down memory lane. Supervised play ground activities are available for children. Lunch tickets are available for $10/adult and $5/children ages 3-10. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 760.745.3320, and guests are welcome. See more details about the history of the Church, in Local News, page 10. Kiwanis Club Donates to Interfaith The Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista donated $500 in support of Interfaith Community Services “Project CARE,” a Senior Services program that helps seniors stay in their homes. Whether they need food, minor home repairs, contact with people, transportation, improved mental health, or other human needs, Interfaith helps them make their homes a refuge from the world and a good place to begin healing. Check it out at www.interfaithservices.org.
(l-r) Carol Brady Ames, president, Nadine Kaina, member, of Sunrise Vista Kiwanis, and Rita Ziegler, Director of Senior Services at Interfaith Community Services. Meetings/Events Calendar University Women to Meet on Saturday, September 15 – The American Association of University Women, Escondido-San Marcos Branch, will meet on Saturday, September 15, at 10am, at Redwood Town Court, 500 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. The guest speaker will be Elaine Swann, nicknamed “The Etiquette Lady,” speaking on “The Modern Woman and Etiquette Changes,” She will address etiquette on email, cell phones, RSVP’s, social networking, and much more. She is a lifestyle and etiquette expert who addresses all aspects of manners in today’s world; she is a social commentator and writer, and special correspondent on San Diego’s NBC 7/39 “News in the Morning.” The meeting is open to the public. Reservations are required. Cost of $13/person covers a full lunch. Contact Sandra Gerard at 760.739.0710 or email@example.com to RSVP and for directions. For info about AAUW and upcoming events, see the website at http://escondidoca.aauw.net/.
“Girls Day Out” is Theme of Women’s Club Luncheon – When the San MarcosVista Christian Women’s Club luncheon is held on Monday, September 17, the theme will be “Girls Day Out.” It will be held at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, at a cost of $17/inclusive. The speaker will be Joyce Bruggeman, ‘A Style Setter” from San Marcos, a resource analyst from Cal State SM, and a motivational speaker who will challenge you to “Dare to Dream.” The special feature is a presentation showcasing Miche bags by Stephanie from Oceanside. Miche bags are the “Stuff of Love.” Entertainment will be some very special music. Guests are welcome. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited, and asked to reserve by September 13, however, walk-ins are always welcome. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772, or Martha, 760.471.7059. Marie Waldron to Speak at TERC Meeting on September 17 – When The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) meets on Monday, September 17, Marie Waldron, Escondido Deputy Mayor and Candidate for State Assembly, 75th District, will be the main speaker. In addition, Richard Alegre, Escondido City Council Candidate, will be introduced. He is one of two Republicans in the City Council race. The meeting will be at the Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido. Check-in begins at 11:30am with the buffet lunch and meeting starting promptly at noon and concluding at 1pm. . Cost is $14/person. Reservations are necessary; call 760.743.1195. For more info about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub.org. Tri-City Tea Party Meeting on Tuesday, September 18 – When the TriCity Tea Party meets at 6pm on Wednesday, the 18th, they will host a forum for the Oceanside City Council Candidates, do an analysis of California Ballot Propositions, including Prop. 32, and Mira Costa College Bond, plus hear the latest Election Integrity Project news from Ruth Weiss. TCTP’s Action Group Leaders also will give updates. Attendees are encouraged to come early and enjoy food and beverage at Boomers Café, 1525 W. Vista Way, Vista. Contact Tri-City Tea Party at 760.613.8628, or www.tricityteaparty.org. Cymbidium Society Announces Program for September Meeting – When the San Diego County Cymbidium Society meets on Wednesday, September 19, the Culture class at 6:30pm will be a panel discussion on “what is this orchid and how can I grow it?” Then at 7pm, the featured speaker will be James Rose of Cal-Orchids, who will discuss “laellia anceps and its hybrids.” Jim has many years of working with orchids, owning his own business since 1987, published in the AOS, Orchid Digest, and CSA magazines, and well respected for his knowledge and distinctive sense of humor. He lectures all over the world at orchid shows and World Orchid Conferences. He is a Cymbidium Society of American Judge, and active member of the Japan Grand Prix organizing committee where he has judged every year at the world famous Tokyo Dome. The meeting will be in the Ecke Building, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Admission is free; visitors welcome. For info, call 760.931-0502 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lake San Marcos Events – The following events are being held at Lake San Marcos during the month of September: Saturdays, September 15, 22, and 29, Mini Golf Clinics. These are free, and will start at 1:30pm for adults, and 2pm for juniors. Reserve with the Pro-Shop at 760.744.9385. Then Wednesday, September 26, will be Games on the Green: A Skill Challenge for Men and Women. $10 Putting Contest, includes a signature cocktail and light bites; and a $5 Closest to Pin/Longest Drive Contest, with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Reserve with Pro-Shop at 760.744.9385.
Trendy Tots Courtyard Sale – The San Marcos Community Services is hosting a children’s resale event in the Civic Center Courtyard, 1 Civic Center Dr., on Saturday, September 22, from 8am-1pm. This event is free to the public and will feature the resale of gently used clothing and items geared towards expectant parents, babies and children. For vendor applications or more info, go to www.san-marcos.net or call 760.744.9000. Get Involved - Become a Volunteer at CCAE - The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, invites energetic individuals to join their volunteer team. Opportunities are available to work in performing arts, education and administration. Anyone interested can attend the Volunteer Information Session on Wednesday, September 19, at 7pm, at the Center Theater. RSVP to volunteer coordinator, Michelle Whitaker, at 760.839.4138. Silent Auction Being Held at San Marcos Library – Friends of the San Marcos Library are featuring ten special books on the Silent Auction table this month. The auction ends at 1pm on Sunday, September 30. Books can be bought at a “buy it now” price. Books include Egyptology, Complete Herbs and Spices, Gods and Generals: Paintings by Kunstler, and the Riverside edition of the Complete Shakespeare. The “Among Friends” bookstore is open 7 days a week, Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Sundays from 1-3pm. Call 760.891.3007 for information on evening hours. Deadline Coming Soon for EHS’s Best Friends Photo Fundraiser – There’s just a short time left (the deadline is Wednesday, September 26) for people to submit snapshots of their furry, feathered, finned, or scaled friends to become stars by participating in the Escondido Humane Society’s Best Friends Photo Fundraiser. The tax-deductible entry donation of $25 supports animal rehabilitation and adoption programs, so every entry means a happier life for a pet still waiting to become someone’s special pinup star. Eleven winning photos will appear as the famous Pets of the Month, and the first 50 entries that meet contest guidelines will be featured in the calendar’s community collage. Every completed entry receives a complimentary highquality calendar. The regular suggested donation is $20/calendar. Submit your favorite snapshot, but photos must contain only animals – no people, and copyrighted photographs are not accepted. High-resolution, horizontal-layout photos are preferred. Download entry forms at www.escondidohumanesociety.org or pick them up at the shelter, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Completed entry forms and photos can be emailed to email@example.com. For more info, call 760.888.2235. CSUSM “Arts & Lectures” Debuts New Ticketing Process – Arts & Lectures’ cultural and scholarly events at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) this year will have a new ticketing process; all events will require a ticket. This will streamline the process for event-goers. While a few events will remain free, 10 of the 13 slated for the fall will be sold with ticket prices ranging from $5 to $20. Students are required to reserve a ticket for events, but will not be charged, as their tickets are subsidized through a fee that is paid by them as part of their tuition and funds programs. All tickets will now include complimentary parking in specified lots. Tickets and more information are available via the Arts & Lectures website at www.csusm.edu/al. Discounted tickets are available for faculty and staff. Tickets are now on sale. The series will kick off Wednesday, September 19, with the screening of the documentary “In the Panyard,” showcasing the transformational effects of the steel pan music of Trinidad and Tobago. Following the film, a live concert will be
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‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6 held by musician Keli Ross-Ma’u and members of the Kainga Music School. On Thursday, September 20, Lecture by Maylei Blackwell. Monday, September 24, Dance and Music by Pavel Zustiak/Palissimo; and on Wednesday, October 3, Film & Music “Nervous Films” – at 6pm. New “Intimate Classics” Series Announced for CCAE – The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, has scheduled the following programs for the new series “Intimate Classics” to take stage in the Center Theater. Saturday, September 22, 7pm, Daniel Lessner, Piano. Saturday, October 6, 7pm, Stephen Salters, Baritone. Sunday, January 6, 3pm, Pablo Sainz Villegas, Spanish Guitar. Sunday, February 24, 3pm, Gustavo Romero, Piano. Saturday, May 4, 7pm, The Lincoln Trio – Desiree Ruhstrat, Violin, David Cunliffe, Cello, and Marta Aznavoorian, Piano. Ticket prices are Members: $40; $30. Full Price: $47; $35. Tickets available by calling the ticket office at 800.988.4253. The Center is located at 340 No. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. For the season’s opening celebration on September 22, you are invited to a pre-concert champagne reception and dinner at 5:30pm. Please RSVP by September 18, by calling Britney at 760.839.4186. Dinner cost is $50/person. Then complimentary dessert and coffee will be provided after the concert in the Lyric Court, to meet Daniel Lessner. Entries Requested for Juried Art & Photography Show – The City of San Marcos Community Services is holding a Juried Art & Photography Show at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, during the month of October. Receiving date is Monday, September 24, from 8am-6pm. Oils and acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, and mixed media/collage will be accepted
‘Welcome Home, Veterans!’ Cont. from Page 3 tion of your enrollment status in the VA health care system. Are you eligible? Chances are, yes. If you answer these basic questions, you may be well on your way. Did you served in the active military, naval, or air service and were honorably discharged or released. Or, were/are you a Reservist or National Guard member and you were called to active duty by a Federal Order (for other than training purposes) and you completed the full call-up period? If you answer yes to either of these questions . . . you just might qualify for free or low cost health coverage. Karen McKinsey, the Clinical Service Director, said VA clinics in Vista and Escondido had been handling more than 54,000 outpatient visits a year. Now that it’s fully operational, the new clinic handles up to 100,000 outpatient visits annually. Each patient usually makes several visits a year.
for the art show. Original prints from film or digital camera will be accepted for the photography show. Cost is $10 and one entry per person will be accepted. The diagonal dimension including frame is not to exceed 54”. Entry forms available online at www.san-marcos.net, or call 760.744.9000, ext 3503, for more info. Sculpting Classes Announced - Jeannie Ortiz is teaching sculpting classes weekly at the Alta Vista Gardens; on Mondays from 2-5pm and Thursdays 10:15am12:15pm. Work in modeling clay, soap, plaster, wood, stone, and others. Classes are for all ages, and given continuously year-round, so you can start anytime and learn starting at the beginning. Adults pay $20/class or $75/month; youth (under 20 years old) pay $15/class or $50/month. For more info, call Jeannie Ortiz at 760.414.1056, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Downtown Escondido Is Going to the Dogs! - The “pup-coming” pet event is the Grand Woofstock, the ulti-Mutt dog/pet expo for pet lovers, featuring all things poochie. Many fun and helpful pet products, vets, groomers, trainers, agility schools, and local rescues will be on Grand Avenue for six hours of fun and helpful information. Hourly doggie contests, Pet Parade, live music, Dog Beach, doggie demos, Raffle Basket, and more pet and family-friendly entertainment. There will be a $5/entry fee for doggie contests. “Yappy Hour” specials will be featured at select downtown eateries. Acacia Animal Health Center is onboard as the main sponsor, and Home Depot is planning to build dog houses at the event and raffle them off to support EHS. Also, a 3x MicroDog World Champion will be performing during the day; and there will be a Blessing of the Animals at 10am to start off the event.
Woofstock is produced by Escondido Events to provide a fun, family-friendly outing for local dog lovers and their petbuddies, and to support the Escondido Humane Society (EHS) and many worthy volunteer doggie rescue groups in North County. Ten percent of the net proceeds from the event will go to EHS. For complete information, visit the website at www.escondidoevents.net or contact Peggy Stankovich at email@example.com or by phone 619.838.8020. On Saturday September 22nd, youth art will be auctioned off during North County Lifeline’s premier fundraiser It’s Now! It’s Wow! The event will be held at the Oceanside Museum of Art from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and is being catered by Escondido’s legendary Stone Brewing Co. Guests will meet the local youth artists who are auctioning their painting, mosaic work, and other unique pieces of art to
help support their own youth development program. Lifeline works with more than 3,000 children and youth each year including 250 at the Crown Heights Community Center. Through Lifeline’s programs, these youth make the daily choice to finish their homework, engage with caring adults, and stay away from the dangers of drugs, gangs, and other threats to their longterm success. The event will be catered by Stone Brewing Co. and will feature delectable foods from their local farm and several of Stone’s finest ales including Stone Pale Ale and Stone IPA. To purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Lenkowski at (760) 842-6252 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nclifeline.org/iniw.
Grand Woofstock will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 10am4pm, on Grand Avenue, downtown Escondido, between Maple and Kalmia Streets. This is a free event. Grand
“With the number of combat casualties coming back, and with the economy, a lot more beneficiaries actually want our services,” she said, “and if you look at the work load, the VA workload, especially San Diego, every year it’s gotten larger and larger.” Pulling it all together in San Diego County is the brand new Director/Chief Executive Officer for VA in San Diego, Jeffrey Gering. Mr. Gering arrived here in May of this year.
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‘Division 1’ Cont. from Page 5 We know and admire Betty Evans and Michael Hunsaker. Ms. Evans is a former San Marcos City Councilmember and has excellent credentials. Mr. Hunsaker is an engineer by training; now retired, he is active in the community, often speaking to official bodies. His talks often deal with minute details that are well researched. They are both outstanding people and candidates . . . but, again, we go with the incumbent with our endorsement for the reasons stated. We endorse Timothy M. Shell for re-election to the Vallecitos Board of Directors, District 1. In District 4, Margaret E. “Betty” Ferguson, is running un-opposed and we are happy to endorse her as well. Our endorsements for the Vallecitos Water District: District 1 - Timothy Shell District 4 - Margaret E. “Betty” Ferguson District 5 - Darrell Gentry
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Page 10 - September 13, 2012 ‘Local News’ Cont. from Page 4 Crone sees restaurants and other new tenants if the City Council approves that proposal in a regular meeting scheduled for last night. As of press time, The Paper had not received word of the council’s vote. City officials and Crone both said the looser rules would create jobs, bring many neighborhoods a greater number of convenient dining choices, and help Escondido land businesses that might choose San Marcos or Rancho Bernardo instead. "I can't tell you how many times I've been unable to lease to a tenant because there wasn't enough parking," said Crone. The Escondido Planning Commission has unanimously endorsed the looser regulations because they were confident it would be of benefit to the community. A similar measure in downtown Escondido last year has paid dividends, with several new restaurants recently opened or expected to open soon. The change would have a minimal effect in the city's larger plazas, such as Westfield North County mall and the Dick's Sporting Goods plaza at Interstate 15 and Valley Parkway. Plazas larger than 3 acres have lower parking requirements based on the theory that parking is shared among a greater number of businesses and that customers are more likely to make multiple stops within the plaza, according to city officials. Two North County Churches Celebrate Their Ages Leaders at the First Baptist Church of Oceanside just celebrated the church's 125th birthday celebration this past weekend. The church, located at 240 Grace St. in Oceanside, had a reunion of sorts over the weekend . . . together with a festival all mixed in. First Baptist is thought to be the first Protestant church in Oceanside. The church opened in 1887 with nine people in a small home near the
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beach owned by T.C. Bunker. That house was known as the Bunker House, and later Traveler's Hotel on Cleveland Street. The church moved to several different locations over they years, finally moving to its present location at Grace and Maxson streets in 1957. City officials were present last weekend to help the church celebrate. Meanwhile, Escondido’s First Congregational Church will also be celebrating its 125th birthday, come September 25th. On September 25, 1887, the Congregational Church of Christ was incorporated and started with five members. Under the leadership of the Reverend M.A. Starr, funds were raised for the first building. This was a real achievement for the membership of 142, since at that time all building materials had to be imported from San Diego. The entire structure was built of wood frame and brick, and the steeple tower of the
Alpine is Pet of the Week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas. He's a 1-1/2 year old, 15 pound, neutered, male, Blue Point cat. Alpine was adopted once before from Rancho Coastal Humane Society, but when his new family got him home they discovered that they're allergic to cats! That's not Alpine's fault, but it was enough that he ended up back in the RCHS cattery. He's a big, mellow guy, but he doesn't like the cattery so don't be surprised if he's hiding under his blanket when you come to adopt him. Alpine's adoption fee of $145 includes up to date vaccines, veterinary exam, neuter, and microchip. Meet Alpine 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.
church remained one of the highest points in town for many years. The new hitching posts were also a prominent feature. The building was dedicated on Sunday, June 26, 1898, and remained in continuous use for sixty years. The first parsonage built for the minister in 1890 cost $435.00; and in 1910, plans were made for a new manse across Maple Street from the church. The church was closed for four months in 1918 by order of the Health Department in response to an outbreak of Spanish influenza, and all public meetings were canceled as well. Today, known as the First Congregational Church, its present location is 1800 N. Broadway. Services began at this location in July 1989, and the campus was dedicated October 8, 1989. The First Congregational Church of Escondido is one of the oldest congregations in the Southern California Conference of the United Church of Christ and continues to welcome visitors and new members to this day, 125 years after its incorporation.
Beatrix is a 7-year-old spayed female mediumhair mix, ID 66328. Beatrix is a mature beauty with an impressive dark gray and white coat. She loves to play and is very loving and affectionate. When you let her sit in your lap and give her plenty of pets, she will turn on her motor to tell you how much she appreciates your efforts. Beatrix is available for adoption at the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. Her $25 adoption fee in September includes her 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 every day. ‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4 Co. At the top of the list is the planned upgrade of Westfield’s regional center just off Interstate 15. The $55 million project includes a new Target store, several new restaurants, and the center will be a technological marvel that should draw many new visitors, according to Abed. When completed in December, the mall will support about 550 permanent service and retail jobs, according to the city. Well done, Mr. Mayor ... and his council members. ••••• Those of you who live and die on Facebook, something is going on where you can help. The folks at the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, are competing with charities nationwide for grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 from the Chase Community Giving program. Residents can help ensure their success by simply voting starting now for the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos through the Chase Community Giving program on Facebook.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed WoofStock! Join us for North County's Premier Pet Expo titled “The G R A N D WoofStock” which will be held in downtown Escondido on September 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This FREE canine-friendly event features vendor booths offering unique dog related merchandise, flyball and agility demos. The Escondido Police Department will have a K-9 unit on display. There also will be an "Ask a Vet" booth staffed by local veterinarians and an "Ask the Trainer" booth to get some advice on training your fourlegged friends. Participating Grand Avenue restaurants are planning specials and yappy
hours and many of our restaurants are dog-friendly, sitting on an outside dining patio listening to live music while sipping on a chilled glass of wine or beer is just one of the many enjoyments to be had at WoofStock. Face painting for kids, pictures of your pooch at our famous Dog Beach and local shops will be rolling out the red carpet with discounts and specials and they will be passing out dog treats too. This Pet Expo will benefit the Escondido Humane Society who will be on-site showing adoptable pets, as well as representation from several local pet rescues. Don’t forget to bring your furry friend too! For more information please visit www.escondidoevents.net
Rancho Bernardo • Mayor Jerry Sanders Last week, San Diego won state approval to expand a highly-successful regional economic incentive program that to date has helped create over 7,300 new jobs in the region. In an effort to ensure that business expansion, attraction, and retention efforts continue and increase in San Diego, the San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone (SDREZ), a regional collaboration between the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, National City and the Unified Port of San Diego, applied for and received approval from the State’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) to expand the
Enterprise Zone into northern and southern parts of the County. Businesses that operate in an Enterprise Zone can claim state tax credits for wages paid to employees as well as for purchasing certain manufacturing, data processing, and communications equipment. Enterprise Zones are one of the most valuable economic development tools we have. Approximately 920 local companies have used the program to hire thousands of local workers.Governor Brown has indicated he might change the program. I hope the folks in Sacramento remember that but for the Enterprise Zone, California might not have been successful in getting many businesses to build or expand operations here.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter As summer turns to autumn, and we settle in for yet another change of season, I hope we can all take time to appreciate what a wonderful place Vista is to live, work, and raise a family. Personally, I am thankful for the remarkable accomplishments together we have made in the past few years, with the addition of our new Sports Park for our youth teams, new fire stations for public safety, and the increase in the number of businesses opening or relocating to the city. All of these occurrences benefit us by enhancing our quality of life, increasing
job growth, or providing for a safer community. While other areas of the country are heading into colder months, we still have beautiful weather locally, and I hope you are able to enjoy the countless outdoor amenities Vista has to offer. There is still time to experience an entertaining evening at the beautiful outdoor Moonlight Amphitheatre; tickets are on sale for the final summer performance, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street which runs from September 19 through October 6. Tickets are on sale at moonlightstage.com or by calling the VisTix Box Office at 760.724.2110.
San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Fall Edition of San Marcos 360 is here
The 2012 fall edition of the San Marcos 360 Magazine is now available. Residents and businesses received the publication in their mailboxes last week. Featuring articles on Highway 78 updates, management changes at city hall, budget updates, law changes affecting residents, and park developments, the free magazine serves to connect resi-
dents to their government. San Marcos 360 is published three times per year by the city and includes timely news about the city along with a complete guide to the city’s parks and recreation offerings. Residents and visitors can also discover exciting recreational activities, special events, day camps, enrichment programs and classes, sporting leagues, and seni ior programs. For more information or to view the publication online, visit www.san-marcos.net.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood New Solar Energy Facility The City of Oceanside just broke ground on a new solar energy facility on Thursday, August 30. This project will produce a renewable source of energy for the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility that is both cost-effective and reliable. Once completed, the improvements will generate more than $1.6 million in savings for our City ratepayers over the next 20 years. This one-megawatt solar project will generate approximately 25 percent of the San Luis Rey Water Reclamation Facility’s electricity demand,
which is outstanding. Through a power purchase agreement, the City will purchase electricity at rates competitive with those offered by the regional utility and will own the renewable energy credits associated with the project. SunPower Corp., a global solar technology company based in California, will design and build this facility on approximately 10 acres of City land that is adjacent to the SLRWR Facility and install SunPower T0 Trackers, which track the sun during the day, enhancing energy capture up to 25 percent over conventional fixed-tilt systems. Oceanside – going green with reliable renewable energy!
Page 12 - September 13, 2012 are permitted to build new PCs with Windows XP and anyone purchasing a PC with a license for Vista Pro or Win 7 Pro is permitted to exercise “Downgrade Rights” and install Windows XP Pro at no additional cost.
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WIN 7 passes XP. The market share for each operating system is determined by sampling which operating system is being used by PCs accessing the Internet. In August, Windows XP’s decade long dominance ended. Windows 7 scored 44.76%, Windows XP 44.22%. Windows Vista’s share at 6.1% barely above the 6% presence of Apple’s three co-existing operating systems combined. Microsoft forced Major brand PC sellers (Dell, HP/Compaq, Gateway etc) to stop selling XP and install Windows Vista (2007-2009) and Windows 7 (2009-present). There are some exceptions. Small PC producers (like The Computer Factory)
ADA Bill Helps Businesses
During the final month of session, 899 bills passed the legislature, but few helped businesses. Legislation to improve California’s economic climate has not been the majority party’s priority. However, on the last day of session one bill passed that will provide needed relief for businesses: Senate Bill 1186. SB 1186 will help businesses protect themselves against lawsuits and fines for not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Many attorneys exploit money from businesses that are not strictly in compliance with the ADA. And, as new rules are regularly added, it is difficult for businesses to keep up-to-date with the latest ADA requirements.
The majority of home and small business users who bought PCs since 2007 have Vista or Win 7. Most large corporate users still run windows XP, even on their newest PCs. These users have been slow to adopt Win 7 simply because the upgrade would require hardware upgrades to older PCs. Many expensive application software packages specifically designed to support a particular industry are designed for 32bit Windows XP. Moving to 64bit Windows 7 often requires purchasing expensive new software. Most businesses have opted to defer the expenses associated with moving to Win 7 as long as Win XP provides a practical alternative.
Microsoft hopes that Win 8 will create a common interface for PCs, tablets and smart phones boosting its opportunities in tablet and smart-phone hardware, software and applications sales. Customers ask if we think they should wait for Win 8’s release to buy a new PC. Here are three reasons not to wait. Touch screen capability is a non-feature for most of us. Though Win 8 is basically Win 7 it’s still not a good idea to adopt any new OS in the first six months of its life. In our opinion Microsoft is so bent on promoting Win 8 because of its potential to affect Microsoft’s tablet and smart-phone business that they will be offering free upgrades early in 2013. Our recommendations for operating system upgrades depends
on the situation. If you have an XP PC don’t consider “upgrading” your OS. Both Vista and Win 7 will simply slow you down. If you need better performance try a hard drive clean up or upgrading RAM, hard drive and/or video. If your PC has Windows Vista, a “downgrade” to Win XP or an upgrade to Win 7 will both improve performance. Downgrading to XP will cost less and give a bigger performance boost but XP device drivers for some Vista PCs may not be available. Upgrading a Vista PC to Win 7 will cost between $150 and $200 but it’s worth considering for desktop or notebook PCs that originally cost $600 or more. If you would like more information or a free assesment stop in or give us a call.
Microsoft will end full support for Win XP in April 2014. Most corporations plan to upgrade to Windows 7 by the support expiration date. Windows 8 will debut this fall but few companies plan to implement it. Win 8 is essentially Win 7 with touch screen capability, a feature of little interest to corporate users.
nesses to prevent a lawsuit. In addition, businesses will be given a clear timeline to resolve complaints, and the fines associated with non-compliance will be reduced by seventy-five percent. Threatening lawsuits have exploited ADA requirements, and unpredictable standards have burdened businesses in California. SB 1186 is a welcome solution to help companies meet requirements and alleviate the threat of frivolous lawsuits.
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 SB 1186 will prohibit lawyers Orange County cities of San from sending letters that Clemente and San Juan demand money from busi- Capistrano.
Sacramento Continues to Waste Money Each week, another news story highlights the culture of corruption and incompetence in Sacramento. Given the condition of our economy, it’s senseless that the state continues to waste our money in a number of ways. The scandal in the California Department of Parks and Recreation over a hidden stash of $54 million in taxpayer dollars has reverberated across the state. Several months prior, state officials had threatened to close 70 state parks unless taxes were raised. Yet Department bureaucrats failed to report they had more than enough money to keep all our parks open. The media also uncovered that Parks staff were allowed to participate in a controversial vacation buyout pro-
gram, costing taxpayers $271,000 between May and July 2011. These wasted dollars padded the bank accounts of staff instead of going to support our parks. Despite scandals like these, some in Sacramento are demanding higher taxes from Californians. I believe we can support critically important services such as public safety and education with the money Sacramento already takes from the citizens. The problem is that lawmakers and bureaucrats find new ways to spend those dollars on questionable priorities and then demand higher taxes when they run short of money. Sacramento should focus on controlling and prioritizing it’s spending, not asking for more tax dollars when they’ve demonstrated they can’t manage what they have.
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North County Singles Scene
Kathy B. We are truly fortunate to live here in North County San Diego. There are so many wonderful places to explore and things to do! However, those of us who are waging the battle of the bulge may perceive some difficulties while trying to be active in the Singles community because we feel “lesser than” or unattractive. When in fact there are more “chubbies,” just like us, than we realize. That being said, the options available to us for getting together in singles
groups and get moderately active while doing so are ever expanding. Greg Minor, our local exercise guru, has been such a true inspiration to me. Both he and his beautiful wife, India, bicycle to many of their meetings. They ride their bikes even when they have appointments in Del Mar. My favorite spot to hang out and get some exercise is our local San Diego Wild Animal Park (Safari). It’s close by, is home to so many wonderful animals to gawk at and provides 1800 beautiful acres to explore. Now that the weather is cooling down, it seems to be the perfect time to take advantage of this local marvel. I really love the fact that they have membership packages for under $100/year which can be used for entrance to both the Zoo and The Safari Park. Please say hello if you pass by me as I’m walking the trails trying to lose the poundage.
‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 10
Smoking . . . a Terrible Habit - that You CAN Quit
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and complete the original Project to its full potential. A redundant conveyance system does not work if there is no more water to convey.
Water Issues Dear Editor: With regard to Mr. Elias’s article on the proposed tunnel plan, he opined that something is better than nothing addressing the critical California water situation. Unfortunately, with Sacramento’s obsession with higher taxes , political control and special interest spending, the prospects are not promising. The California Water Project was only 60% completed. The key missing component: reservoirs. Southern California’s problem is that rain can be 4 inches one year and 40 the next. In good years, the excess flows to the sea wasted. The first priority should be to conserve water don’t rmember exactly when. Suffice to say . . . I no longer smoke . . . thanks to hypnosis. Food tastes better, I smell a heck of a lot better, and I’ve saved a lot of money (Cigarettes today cost $5 a pack?!) I’m not alone. In the past decade more than 100,000 smokers have quit. Hypnosis just might be able to help you. And it’s easy. One hour in a comfortable chair with a trained hypnotist and . . . can you believe it? You will no longer smoke? Well, that’s the offer made by a North County hypnotist, Dr. Ginger Marable, PHD, CHt. She offers a hypnosis session of one hour that will free you of smoking forever. Her system has a scientifically documented 95% success rate and she offers a lifetime guarantee. Same deal I had. If you start smoking again, you get another consultation at no charge. For details, give her a call. Dr. Ginger Marable, 760-420-2279 or go to
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Drawing down the Delta further may not be viable during droughts. Sacramento proposes establishing still another layer upon existing layers of expensive, unelected bureaucracy which can dictate water to insider gain without ratepayer recourse. San Diego water districts are already suing the MWD for overcharges. Can we trust Sacramento appointees to be above politics? The writer is correct that controlled water releases will be an environmental benefit. Large reservoirs can become parks and wildlife habitat. Man can live symbiotically with nature. /s/Michael Hunsaker San Marcos Bill Ballance Cover Story I was extremely pleased to see a photo of the late Bill Ballance on the cover of The Paper this morning. I picked up a copy and read every word. Bill Ballance was someone who was expert in expressing intellectual cleverness, something I've always admired. He was smart and funny and quick. I loved his radio show and his LA-based television show. Even today, later in my life, I can think of only a handful of people who have so impressed me with their intellect and wit the way Bill Ballance did. I really enjoyed reading the article very much. A bright spark from a better, vanished time. /s/Gordon Wagner Rancho Bernardo
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‘Commentary’ Cont. from Page 5 Last week, however, a patron of the Carlsbad Senior Center as well as the driver for The Paper were rudely informed by the secretary of Sue Spickard, the Center Manager, thatThe Paper was not welcome at the Center. According to witnesses, the secretary was upset because she had seen the photo art for the cover story dealing with the Sikhs and went ballistic. Witnesses say she was yelling about “sheiks,” (which is not a Sikh title,) “bedsheets,” (a pejorative term for anyone who is Arabic or, in the case of Sikhs, Indian,) and “political agenda.” The Paper has no political agenda involving Sikhs. This story was run by us in recognition of the terrible tragedy in Wisconsin where Sikhs were murdered. We felt our readers deserved to know more about the Sikhs that were murdered. It was not a religious story in the sense of us prosletizing for the Sikh faith. It was an indepth article explaining who the Sikhs are, and what they believe.
Mary K. Schroeder, 90, of Escondido, CA., passed away on September 9, 2012.
Arrangements by California Funeral Alternatives Escondido and Poway We think this is outrageous behavior, for the secretary of the manager of a Senior Center to decide what you can read, and what you can’t. You have a right to read information about your world, about your community. To date, there have been no apologies to either the patron or our driver. Fine. We’ll stop delivering The Paper to the Carlsbad Senior Center. We believe, however, that the City of Carlsbad should be concerned about one of its employees trying to determine news content that members of its community are allowed to read. That is pure censorship and should not be allowed.
The Paper AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00054359-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Piper Jaclyn Lichty, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Piper Jaclyn Lichty to Proposed name Piper Jaclyn Martin. 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:September 25th, 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 07/26/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00056397-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Violetta Inna Sansone and Steven Van Sansone, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Scarlett Colleen Sansone to Proposed name Francesca Colleen Sansone. 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: October 2, 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 08/16/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-020859 The name of the business: Aroma Avenue, located at 1405 S. El Camino Real, #111B, Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Royal State Investments, LLC 333 Paloma Bay Ct. Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Yazan R. Muowahid, Mgr. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/03/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021603 The name of the business: Coast North, located at 31970 Via Giannelli, Bonsall, CA. 92003, is hereby registered by the following: Cindy T. Lloyd 31970 Via Giannelli Bonsall, CA. 92003 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Cindy T. Lloyd This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/13/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022086 The name of the business: Bozzay Property Management, located at 2038 Camino Drive, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Tibor Bozzay 2038 Camino Drive Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 8/17/2012. /s/Tibor Bozzay This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/17/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021843 The name of the business: Innovative Commercial Funding, located at 719 Almond Road, San Mrcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Paul T. and Lisa A. Socia 719 Almond Road San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 8/15/12. /s/Paul T. Socia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/15/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012
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The name of the business: Groutsmith San Diego, located at 705 Center Drive, Suite 108, San Marcos, Ca. 92069 is hereby registered by the following: GAV Investments, LLC 705 Center Drive Suite 108-252 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Janice Goka, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/17/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012
The name of the business: San Marcos Apartments, located at 233 W. San Marcos Blvd., #61, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Kathleen M. Lockhart, Trustee 13 Beacon Bay Newport Beach, CA. 92660 This business is conducted by A Trust. First day of business was 8/01/2005. /s/Kathleen M. Lockhart, Trustee, the John C. Lockhart Children’s Trust This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/09/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012
The name of the business: Hometown Realty Services, located at 2389 Carriage Circle, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Hometown Lenders, Inc. 2389 Carriage Cir. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/1/12. /s/Gary Lee, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 09/04/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023301 The name of the business: Motor Carrier Safety Compliance, Motor Carrier Safety, Motor Carrier Compliance, Motor Carrier Specialists, Motor Carrier Specialist, located at 1407 Avohill Drive, Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Motor Carrier Safety Compliance, LLC 1407 Avohill Drive Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a.. /s/Susan Albach, Managing Member This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/30/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021930 The name of the business: Conscious Awareness, Conscious Awareness Institute, located at 900 La Fiesta Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Riti Di Angeli 900 La Fiesta Ct. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Riti Di Angeli This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/16/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022228 The name of the business: North County Welding and Fabrication, North County Fabrication, North County Welding, located at 255 Walnut Hills Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Michael A and Lorena Solee 255 Walnut Hills Dr. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael A. Solre This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/20/2012. 8/23, 8/30, 9/6 and 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-021307 The name of the business: So Cal Trike Center, Dusk to Dawn Motorcycle Service, located at 1050 Linda Vista Dr. #B, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Rix M. Eden 2128 Buena Creek Road Vista, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 4/1/1991. /s/Rix M. Eden This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/09/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022707 The name of the business: Active Inkwear, located at 4863 Dulin Rd., Fallbrook, Ca. 92028, is hereby registered by the following: Stephen Michael Estes 4863 Dulin Rd. Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Stephen Michael Estes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/24/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022923 The name of the business: Pacific Market, located at 1450- W. Mission Rd, #PQ, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Raghed Saco 1005 La Pluma Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 7/01/2012. /s/Raghed Saco, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/28/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022515 The name of the business: SAFA Transport, located at 1039 Bartlett Dr., Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Antonio and Maria O. Salazar 1039 Bartlett Dr. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Husband and Wife. First day of business was 6/15/2010. /s/Antonio Salazar This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/23/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-022615 The name of the business: PM Cleaning, located at 272 Gannet Dr., Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Jamie Martinez 272 Gannet Dr. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jamie Martinez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/23/2012. 8/30, 9/6, 9/13 and 9/20/2012
The name of the business: Orange Grove Trailer & RV Park, located at 1045 E. Vista Way, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Tres Amigos, LLC 1045 E. Vista Way Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was 2/20/2002. /s/Victor Martinez, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/24/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2012-00056702-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Andres Oscar Delgado filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Andres Oscar Delgado to Proposed name Oscar Andres Laguna 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: October 16, 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 08/27/2012. /s/Aaron H. Katz, Judge of the Superior Court 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023050 The name of the business: EAP Realty, located at 10140 Canyon Drive, Escondido, CA., 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Denise Dupas 10140 Canyon Drive Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Denise Dupas This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/29/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023385 The name of the business: FurEver Pet Portraits, located at 1241 Highbluff Avenue, San Marcos, CA. 92078 , is hereby registered by the following: Linda Goldstein 1241 Highbluff Avenue San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Linda Goldstein This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/31/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023389 The name of the business: Step By Step Christian Preschool & Infant Center, located at 755 Civic Center Dr., Vista, CA. 92084 , is hereby registered by the following: Silvia R. Pineda 319 Palm Canyon Dr. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Silvia R. Pineda This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/31/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023263 The name of the business: Shadowridge Dance Center, located at 2055 Thibodo Rd., Suite N, Vista, CA. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Ellen S. Hummel 1567 Glacier Rd. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/8/89. /s/Ellen S. Hummel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 08/30/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023296 The name of the business: Cafe Panini, located at 505 C Oak Ave., Carlsbad, CA. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Gene Desantis 510 Anchor Way Carlsbad, CA. 92008 Sia Nouri 1286 Discovery St. San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by CoPartners. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gene Desantis This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/30/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023096 The name of the business: SW Suspended Ceilings, located at 1917 Louis Dr., Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Spencer Wenzek 1917 Louis Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Spencer Wenzek This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 8/29/2012. 9/6, 9/13, 9/20 and 9/27/2012
NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: June 6, 2012 To Whom It May Concern: The Name of the Applicant is: SUSAN ELIZABETH VASQUEZCORONADO The applicant listed above is applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 959 E. VISTA WAY VISTA, CA. 92084 Type of license applied for: 41 On-Sale Beer and Wine 9/13/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-024127 The name of the business: All In One Appliance Installers, located at 2244 S. Santa Fe Ave #C21, Vista, CA. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Delma D. Lamando 2000 S. Melrose Dr., #28 Vista, CA. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Delma D. Lamando This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/10/2012. 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023487 The name of the business: All Dolled Up Beauty Parlour by Ruby, located at 3540 Windrift Way, #199, Oceanside, CA. 92056, is hereby registered by the following: Ruby Santillanes 3540 Windrift Way #199 Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Ruby Santillanes This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/04/2012. 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-023915 The name of the business: California’s Mexican Restaurant #2, located at 577 S. Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, CA. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Arturo Avila Angel 707 E. 3rd Avenue Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/5/2012. /s/Arturo Avila Angel This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/07/2012. 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4/2012
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2012-024291 The name of the business: Conrad Construction & Remodel, located at 265 Brisas Court, Ocenside, CA, 92058, is hereby registered by the following: Thomas Lee Conrad 265 Brisas Court Oceanside, Ca. 92058 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Thomas Lee Conrad This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County on 9/11/2012. 9/13, 9/20, 9/27 and 10/4/2012
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www.bahai.org Baha’is Believe: • all humanity was created by one God and is part of one human race • the purpose of life is to know and worship God, to acquire virtues, to promote the oneness of humankind and to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization • work performed in the spirit of service is a form of worship • the soul, created at the moment of conception, is destined by God to reach the afterlife, where it will continue to progress until it attains the presence of God. Be a guest of Bahai’s! Learn more about what we believe. Visit one of our meetings. Call a Baha’i in your city for more information!
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