September 01, 2022
Volume 52 - No. 34
By Friedrich Gomez
Every hour of every day, road rage occurs somewhere within our cities, counties, rural and urban sectors, within all 50 U. S. states – at alarming and increasing levels! It is now a serious, nonstop, growing danger – to human safety and to human lives.
98% INCREASE IN ROAD RAGE! It is mindboggling that gun deaths and injuries in road rage inciThe Paper - 760.747.7119
dents have increased 98% between 2017 to 2021 in America!
The tale of the tape is a most grisly one: road rage incidents have caused hundreds of horrific murders and more than 12,610 serious injuries to date . . . and counting!
2021 WAS THE DEADLIEST YEAR -- SO FAR! Our 2022 year is still yet to be played out, but, last year, 2021, was the deadliest year for road rage across the United States – thus far!
According to the official database of the U. S. Government agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 44 people were shot (per month) in 2021.
That is an intoxicating number to comprehend: Somewhere in our country, (more) than one person (per day) was shot in a road rage encounter . . . every single day . . . throughout the entire 2021 calendar year!
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IS SAN DIEGO COUNTY RATED HIGH IN ROAD RAGE? According to the official database of the U. S. Government agency, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), yes, San Diego County is among the worst American cities/counties with road rage. Several subsequent national surveys have corroborated this finding by the NHTSA. Among the nearly 19,500 incorporated cities, towns, and counties within
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all the 50 U. S. states, San Diego city/county consistently rates among the most dangerous places for road rage.
Other statistics concur, as with World Atlas, which ranked San Diego number 5 among the most dangerous road rage cities and counties in America today (with No. 1 being the worst). 1. Los Angeles, CA 2. New York City, NY 3. Mount Pleasant, NC 4. Chicago, IL 5. San Diego, CA
(https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/us-cities-with-the-worst-roadrage.html#) Also, CNBC Television News listed the 10 American cities with the most road rage, with San Diego – once again – making the Top 10 most dangerous road rage cities in the nation: 1. New York City, NY 2. Dallas, TX 3. Detroit, MI 4. Atlanta, GA 5. Minneapolis, MN 6. Phoenix, AZ 7. Miami, FL 8. Houston, TX 9. Cincinnati, OH 10. San Diego, CA
Also, the AAA Foundation for
Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
A DEA officer stopped at our farm yesterday, he said “I need to inspect your farm for illegal growing drugs.” I said “Okay, but don’t go in that field over there.”
The DEA officer verbally exploded saying, “Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me!” Reaching into his rear pants pocket, the arrogant officer removed his badge and shoved it in my face. “See this badge?! This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish…. On any land! No questions asked or answers given! Have I made myself clear?… . do you understand?!” I nodded politely, apologized, and went about my chores. A short time later, I heard loud screams, looked up, and saw the DEA officer running for his life, being chased by
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Traffic Safety listed the top 8 U. S. cities with the highest road rage incidents, published in the Fiscal Times (thefiscaltimes.com) for last year, on 11 May 2021, and which was also released by the Associated Press (AP) wire news services: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Los Angeles, CA New York, NY Miami, FL Phoenix, AZ Tampa, FL Houston, TX San Diego, CA Boston, MA
San Diego is consistently within the Top 10 worst road rage cities in the entire nation. Avoiding road rage is critically important, even life-saving. That’s why avoiding road rage is so important today – you never know who is in the other car.
According to Donati-Grayman, spokesperson for AAA: “We have the majority of people who say this is a serious threat. Yet, the majority of drivers admit to doing it.” WHAT DO WE REALLY KNOW (OR NOT KNOW) ABOUT ROAD RAGE? What do we really know – or not know – about this aberrant social phenomena that is wreaking havoc as never before across our American landscape? What are the true underpinnings that
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my big old mean bull…. With every step the bull was gaining ground on the officer, and it seemed likely that he’d sure enough get gored before he reached safety. The officer was clearly terrified. I threw down my tools, ran to the fence and yelled at the top of my lungs, “Your badge, show him your BADGE!” The Plan
Lets put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home. This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies, and walks. They'd receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs, etc., and they'd receive money instead of paying it out.
They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly if they fell or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool, and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ's and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an outdoor exercise yard
By Sean Dietrich
“Welcome to the University of Alabama,” says Ashley, as she shakes my hand.
Ashley is my liaison today. She is wearing a crimson dress and crimson shoes. Everyone is wearing crimson. Even the custodians are pushing crimson brooms. Ashley leads me to my dressing room. I am doing a show at the Bryant Conference Center today. Pinch me.
Today, I will perform in a room filled with six hundred bazillion people. I will play my guitar and tell jokes about the rural singlewides from whence I sprung.
The lights are dim in the giant auditorium. The room is big enough to qualify as an aircraft hangar. The sound guy shakes my hand. He is probably wearing a crimson underpants. “Welcome to the University of
Each senior could have a PC, a TV, a radio, and daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.
The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised, lights off at 8 pm, and showers once a week. They would live in a tiny room, pay $5000 per month, and have no hope of ever getting out. Justice for all.
•••• Ladies, if a man says he will fix it, he will fix it. There’s no need to remind him every six months. •••• Proof that I'm a fun guy to be around? All my girlfriends have always laughed while we were having sex. No matter what they were reading. •••• An elderly couple in their 70's were about to get married. She said, "I want to keep my house." He said, "That's fine with me."
She said, "I want to keep my Mercedes." He said, "That's fine with me.'
She said, "I want to have sex 6 times a week."
Alabama,” he says.
The University of Alabama is not like your run-of-the-mill State-U. This place is Disney World.
Everything is big here. If you ask for a Coke, for example, they give you a two-gallon jug and several hundred shares in the Coca-Cola Company.
In the lobby of the conference center are monstrous glass cases with artifacts and oil portraits of Coach Bryant, Gene Stallings, and Joe Namath. “This place is like the Vatican for SEC fans,” says the sound guy. “Only instead of Jesus, Mary, and Saint Peter, it’s Frank Thomas, the Bear, and Saint Nick.”
I am led into the auditorium to set up my guitar for soundcheck. Directly behind the stage is the largest video screen I’ve ever seen. The screen broadcasts gigantic
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He said, "Put me down for Fridays." •••• I am going to stand outside. So, if anyone asks, I am outstanding. •••• Only in math could someone say you bought 60 cantelopes and no one says "what in the hell is the matter with you?" •••• I just ran five miles. What a workout! I thought that ice cream truck would never stop! •••• Science is working on the wrong thing. I don't want to live to 150. I want to be 40 for 30 years. •••• Friendship among Women: A woman didn't come home one night. The next morning she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend's house. The man called his wife's 10 best friends. None of them knew anything about it. Friendship among Men:
A man didn't come home one night. The next morning he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend's house. The woman called her husband's 10 best friends. Eight confirmed that he had slept over, and two said he was still there.
I sleep better naked. Why can’t the flight attendant understand that?
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Looking for things to do? Places to go? Check out Oodles every week for listings of civic and service club meetings throughout our area. Have an event you need publicized? Email it to: Oodles.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you submit photos do NOT embed them! Send as jpg, tif, or pdf attachments only. Simple press releases are the best: who, what, where, when, why. Please, no brochures or flyers. Keep it simple. You’ll get more ink!
Escondido Chamber of Commerce and Sunrise Rotary Presents: The 12th Annual Grape Day 5K Coolest Event / Great Causes - Saturday, October 8th, Run / Walk / Stroll Virtual Event Option - Great Prizes. Support the MS Society & Escondido Sunrise Rotary
Our Mission at the Escondido Sunrise Rotary’s 11th Annual Grape Day 5k is to unite 5k fundraisers and walk, run, or stroll race participants with the opportunity to support Rotary International and a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.
Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family out for a good time! Stick around for the Grape Day Parade and Festival featuring live entertainment, childrens' activities, grape stomping, food trucks and fun for everyone!
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are driving road rage statistics to unprecedented heights since 2017 to the present (98% increase from 2017 to 2021 in road rage encounters)?
“AMERICANS ARE GETTING MORE MISERABLE, AND THERE’S DATA TO PROVE IT.” The handwriting was already on the wall back in 2019, when The Washington Post cited a most disturbing revelation in their bold headline: “Americans Are Getting More Miserable, and There’s Data to Prove It.”
In releasing findings from the 2019 General Social Survey (one of the longest-running and most highlyregarded public opinion research projects in the nation), the Washington Post gave the sobering bottom line: “Americans are getting more miserable than ever before. We’ve come a long way from the peak happiness of the 1990s.” Such angst among a nation of citizens causes temper flare-ups and spontaneous release of pent-up emotions by millions of drivers on today’s roadways.
“AMERICANS ARE THE UNHAPPIEST THEY’VE BEEN IN 50 YEARS!” And the trending continued in 2020 when the PBS News Hour released their poll numbers, stating in part, “Americans are the unhappiest they’ve been in nearly 50
The race courses through historic Escondido. A substantial portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as other causes supported by Escondido Sunrise Rotary.
The race will commence at 7:30 a.m., beginning and ending near the Chase Bank on the corner of West Grand and Orange. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers overall and within various age categories.
Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. To register go to http://www.grapeday5k.com.
The Grape Day 5k Run kicks off Escondido’s Grape Day Celebration, an annual event celebrating the city’s history, especially the late 19th century, when thousands of acres of vineyards dominated the landscape.
years,” in citing raw data from the Covid Response Tracking Study, conducted by the National Opinion Research Center.
According to social scientists, there are chockablock reasons for this recent uptick in road rage encounters. The engine that is driving these violent road rage statistics upward is, ostensibly, the unsteady zeitgeist that we currently live in.
Certainly, there is a national anger, growing anxiety, and collective frustration of an entire nation of human beings who are constantly battling and attempting to survive and grapple with an unrelenting and deadly pandemic. In a nutshell, the very social fabric and existence which we have grown accustomed in living our ‘normal lives’ . . . has been hugely erased.
And if all of this were still not enough, add to the above, the growing anxiety and uncertainty of a lifethreatening unemployment rate, rising economic and financial duress, socio-political strife, random school shootings, growing distrust and divisive anger in recent Supreme Court rulings, open and vented threats to our FBI and law enforcement -- all of this, have further divided a nation of people with distrust and division and pent-up anger. All of this, and more, have fueled short-tempers and vented rage on our national roadways.
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Escondido Public Library: Escondido Public Library invites the community to go “Around the World in Many Ways” in its fourprogram celebration of different cultures, funded by the California Humanities Library Innovation Lab Grant.
Escondido, CA 92025.
South American Adventure: Thursday, September 29, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bilingual storyteller Georgette Baker will perform an interactive musical storytime about South American countries. Cultural artifacts will be available for show and tell.
Only two more chances to enjoy Summer Nights (SDBG will be open until 8pm on September 8). Take advantage of extended hours to enjoy the summer’s warm weather and long days. Stroll through the Garden at sunset, and enjoy refreshments around fire pits near the main entrance.
Mid-Autumn Festival: Thursday, September 8, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Local author Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan will tell a story about the Chinese MidAutumn Festival, followed by an all-ages lantern-making craft. Chinese mooncakes will be provided while supplies last.
Danza Xinaxtli: Saturday, October 15, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Escondidobased Aztec dance group Danza Xinaxtli will perform traditional Aztec dances and discuss Aztec culture. Atole and champurrado will be provided while supplies last.
For more information on Around the World in Many Ways, contact Children’s Librarian Maureen Hogan at 760-439-5458 or email@example.com. For a calendar of Library events, visit www.escondidolibrary.org/events. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, BOTTOM LINE: Road rage deaths due to gun violence have doubled compared to (pre-pandemic levels).
ROAD RAGE NOW AFFECTS 80% OF ALL DRIVERS. On 14 July 2021, AAA revealed their startling report summary: “Nearly 80% of all drivers expressed significant anger, aggression, or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the past year.” The report reveals the startling fact that the majority of motorists (admit) to “extreme, combative behavior behind the wheel.”
One fact-gathering by SafeMotorist.com claimed that as much as 66% of traffic fatalities are now caused by firearms, rather than just a typical accident. Retired California Highway Patrol veteran, Ken Daily of Los Angeles, says road rage is nothing new, but the behavior pattern is: “It’s nothing new, but now they have weapons.” ROAD RAGE AFFECTS ALL VOCATIONS: JUDGES, TEACHERS, POLICE, CLERGY. It matters not if you’re an off-duty police officer in civilian clothes, or a law-abiding judge, or a role-model school teacher, or an upstanding church pastor from the pulpit – road rage can, and has, affected everyone – and across all professions and demographics today!
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San Diego Botanic Garden: San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG), San Diego County’s leading public botanical outreach and education institution, is blooming with fresh events and programming. While SDBG continues its houseplant showcase with World of Houseplants through Monday, September 5, I’ve rounded up some of the botanic garden's programming for your easy reference as you work on events + things to do coverage.
September 8 | Ticketed Amphitheater Concert: Peter Pupping Band
Monthly Bird Walk (September 5 at 8 a.m.)
The first Monday of each month, SDBG hosts a bird walk led by our birding specialists Rita Campbell, Sue Smith, Gretchen Nell, and Jeff Clingan. SDBG is a birding hotspot providing a home to our native
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slideshow photos of my face before the event.“That’s a big screen,” I say. “Biggest in the southeast,” says the sound guy.
My headshot is on a 32-foot, ultrahigh definition, highly advanced, 4K, LED video wall that is roughly the size of a small subtropical continent. You could park a Buick in my nostrils. “Has anyone famous ever been on this stage?” I ask the sound guy.
“Oh, sure,” he says with a laugh. “Nick Saban gets up on this stage all the time. All the Heisman Trophy winners have been here. National media fills this room whenever anything happens.” “Wow,” I say.
“Yeah,” he says, a smile plays at the corner of his mouth. “Wow.”
And I’m wondering what in the name of Derrick Henry I’m doing here. I have no educational pedigree. I am a guy without qualifications.
Still, my life has intersected with the University of Alabama over and
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Arrest – San Marcos
On 8/23/2022, at about 2:20 a.m., the victim was with two friends on a public bike trail near the 800 block of Rancheros Drive, in the city of San Marcos. The suspects, Deon Palmer (DOB 11-02-1989) and Johnnie Kousol (DOB 05-15-1978) arrived on foot and confronted the victim. During the argument, a bottle was thrown that struck victim’s dog in the face. The dog sustained a large laceration to his face. The dog was later treated for his injuries. The victim and both suspects continued to argue, and the victim was stabbed multiple times. The Victim sustained multiple cuts and punctures as a result of the physical altercation. The victim was able to get away from the suspects and obtained assistance from an unrelated party who called 911. Both suspects fled the location after they stabbed the victim.
San Marcos Sheriff’s Deputies and the San Marcos Fire Department responded to assist the victim. Deputies also responded to search the area for the suspects. Deon Palmer was located at the intersection of East Mission Road and Bennett Avenue by deputies and was identified as one of the suspects. The second suspect Jonnie Kousol fled the location and was not located until about 7:00 a.m. Johnnie Kousol was contacted by deputies in the 200 block of Woodland Parkway. Jonnie Kousol and Deon Palmer were arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon, cruelty to animals, and conspiracy. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated for his non-life threatening
injuries. The investigation is ongoing and being handled by the San Marcos Area Detectives. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at 858-510-5200. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 with information and you will remain anonymous. You can also download the P3 anonymous tip app. You may be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to a felony arrest. Printer/Delivery Problems Plague North County Newspapers
The Paper, like several other North County newspapers have suffered from late deliveries in recent weeks because Advanced Web, our printer of over 23 years, sold/merged with an Anaheim based printer and, as a result, deliveries from Anaheim to North County were way off schedule. Normally, our distributors would pick up the latest edition of The Paper at 5am every Wednesday morning and all papers would be delivered in North County by 5pm that same day. The last three weeks we were unable to receive delivery until noon or 1pm. Thus the delay in getting papers out to our many distribution points in North County. The Paper is not alone with delivery problems. Also affected are our good friends and worthy competitors, The Escopndido Times Advocate, The RoadRunner, Coast News and the Ramona Sentinel.
We are all hopeful for patience from our readers, our advertisers, and our many subscribers.
they had made a correct diagnosis of my ailment (gall bladder attack/spasms). Then I got the bill. $13,086.96
Of that, I had to pay $50. Kaiser Permanente took care of the rest.
We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you understand. Body near Escondido found wrapped in tarp
A deceased human body wrapped in what appeared to be a tarp was discovered Thursday morning off a road in unincorporated San Marcos, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department confirmed.
The body, the gender of which has not been determined, was reported around 7 a.m.by a construction worker heading to work, according to Lt. Chris Steffen. The Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene, located around the 8000 block of Harmony Grove Road near Escondido Creek.
The Sheriff’s Department reported in a press release that the body was wrapped in an unknown material, which Steffen later said appeared to be a tarp.
Sheriff’s officials were still processing the scene as of 11:30 last Thursday. Harmony Grove Road was closed in both directions near Questhaven Road due to heavy law enforcement presence in the area.
The Sheriff’s Department Homicide Unit will lead the investigation into the incident. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at 858-285-6330 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.
Chair" for anyone with balance issues or knee issues!
Lynn Morgan has been a Zumba Member since 2010. (See her ad on page 8). Below, Lynn Morgan and close personal friend, a pooch named Doc Martin.
Man About Town The Paper endorses . . .
For Mayor, City of Vista, John B. Franklin, currently Deputy Mayor.
He has been a council member for eight years and has been consistent in his support for key issues facing Vista . . . Public Safety, Traffic, Parks & Recreation, Fiscal Responsibility and Homelessness in Vista.
His fellow legislators, both in Vista and surrounding communities all speak highly of him. He has acquitted his responsibilities well and has earned the Mayor’s Chair. The Price of Health . . .
A couple years ago I wrote about my trip by ambulance to the local hospital? And how I was there about four hours, by which time
Laboratory $3879.60 (blood work, urine, etc. I think that's high)
IV Therapy $ 448.60 (ridiculous. One bottle of saline solution, one tube, one needle, one piece of tape to hold it in place). The ambulance bill was around $2000 (ridiculous!) Medicare paid most of it, my share was $200. (And I didn't even get a siren!)
Moral: Don't get sick. If you do, make sure you have good insurance! •••• Delighted to see long time pal and frequent advertiser, Lynn Morgan, back in action teaching her Zumba Classes. She is celebrating her 12th anniversary as a Zumba Instructor this month .....and have expanded her classes to include "Zumba in the
An Irish Fan
Your incredible cover story "Porn for My Pastor?" (8/25/22 issue of The Paper) is a remarkable example of investigative journalism I cannot readily find elsewhere, simply because I don't even know it exists! This is why The Paper is virtually impossible to ignore!
I don't miss a weekly issue because I'm actually afraid of what I might miss! Not to disparage other newsprint, but even though I enjoy "straight news" about our North County region with The Coast News Inland Edition or the Escondido Times-Advocate (I also subscribe to the SD Union-Tribune & NY Times, online), The Paper often publishes unique, "edgy" cover stories not feasible in major dailies. The Paper can take any mainstream topic
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lay new tile. And wouldn’t you know it? Doctor Hurt is on the scene, making sure everything is just done dead solid perfect.
He is a perfectionist! That’s one reason he’s such a great dentist. A top perfectionist who sees to it his patient’s have zero pain and the best dental output possible. I spoke to him last Thursday and he was his usual jolly self, always a smile in his voice, always upbeat.
Some of the more interesting items: CT Scan/Body $6639.20 (expensive, but found the problem immediately) ER $1199.90 (no complaint here; they were fantastic!)
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He and his staff are anxious for the renovation to be completed so he and they can once again take great care of their many dental patients, both old, regular and new. •••• Dr. Greg Hurt, the beloved and amiable dentist who heads up San Marcos Dental Cener is an amazing guy.
Last week we ran an older photo of Doc Hurt and his staff; here is a more recent one:
He is recovering from a surgical procedure (and I suspect his surgeon has told him to ‘stay home. Slow down. Rest up. Heal.’ But ol’ Doc Hurt . .he just can’t stay away from the office and clinic.
Not only did he have to undergo a surgical procedure but he has major renovation problems at his clinic with a buckled floor, due to old, rusty and leaky water pipes, which required the temporary shutdown of his clinic so the work crews could replace the plumbing and floor, and
I, too, am anxious for the San Marcos Dental Center to re-open as I have some dental work that needs
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JUST WEEKS AGO, OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER WAS ARRESTED & JAILED FOR ROAD RAGE WHILE IN CIVILIAN CLOTHES. Just weeks ago, on 25 July 2022, ABC Eyewitness News (WABC-7) broadcast that an off-duty police officer from NYPD was arrested, jailed, and suspended without pay from the police force . . . for road rage (while off duty, as a civilian). The 32-year-old off-duty police officer, Douglas Debonet, was arrested by his own NYPD after an out-ofcontrol road rage incident in which he broke the side mirror of a car, allegedly causing the motorist to drive off in fear.
Instead of leaving well enough alone, the enraged off-duty police officer then followed the driver to his home, where he pulled out his police gun and proceeded to threaten both the driver’s life and the life of his father who came out of his home. Debonet violently began waving a loaded gun in the father’s face, who was unarmed and compliant. In this road rage incident, Officer Debonet was arrested by his own department police officers and jailed at the 110th Precinct in Queens, New York. According to court records, Debonet was charged with criminal mischief and menacing a person with a live firearm weapon. Debonet was later released without
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Think about it:
Every single corpse on Mt. Everest was once a highly motivated person.
Stay lazy, my friends. •••• I chose the road less traveled. Now, where the hell am I? •••• Saaaaaay! You look like I need a drink! •••• Money investors have a remarkable facility for predicting the past. •••• THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS"FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: -1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." 2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned." 3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be
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bail and suspended from the NYPD without pay.
The Police Benevolent Association and the officer’s lawyer did not respond to calls for comment. Debonet joined the department in 2012, according to CCRB records (Civilian Complaint Review Board).
This most recent occurrence just weeks ago, is not an isolated incident with law enforcement, although this is an exception to the rule (most police officers, by far, are of high standing). CHURCH MINISTER CHARGED IN ROAD RAGE INCIDENT. Road rage is nothing new. And it has affected all vocations and all demographics.
As far back as 9 July 2017, USA Today ran the surreal headline: “JESUS, TAKE THE WHEEL!” MINISTER CHARGED IN VIOLENT ROAD RAGE INCIDENT.” As reported by USA Today: “William Rian Adams, 35, was arrested in connection with a road rage incident on Florida’s Turnpike near Palm City after pulling out a gun, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.” The gun which the preacher, from Calvary Episcopal Church in Fletcher, North Carolina, pointed at the other driver was a Glock 22.
According to the official police included in the price." 5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room." 6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow." 7. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared." 9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers." 10. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish." 11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun." 12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair." 13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller." 14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service." 15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish peo-
report, the “Man of the Cloth” grew angry when he said his Corvette was being followed too closely, so he “attempted to brake-check” (momentarily slamming on his brakes) to get the other vehicle to back off.
Official reports state that when the other driver attempted to pass in a Chevrolet Silverado, the preacher then pointed a semi-automatic handgun at him, according to troopers.
As a consequence, affidavits clearly show that the 35-year-old man of the pulpit was arrested and formally charged with two counts of “aggravated assault with a loaded deadly weapon.” Prior to that, in a separate incident, a retired minister was arrested for road rage in Carson City, Nevada. Baptist pastor, Elmer French, was booked for felony assault with a weapon and also charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
According to Carson City police, the 65-year-old retired minister, “waved a loaded .40-caliber handgun after he was unable to pass a motorcyclist.”
More recently, on 26 February 2020, the Christian based Baptist Press News reported the headline: “LOUISIANA PASTOR ARRESTED AFTER INTERSTATE SHOOTING.”
Louisiana pastor, Christopher “Checkerz” Williams, was arrested on 11 February 2020 for allegedly firing a handgun at an 18-wheeler dur-
ing an interstate road rage shooting incident.
The 47-year-old Lead Pastor at Renew Church in Baton Rouge was charged with illegally carrying and discharging a firearm, reckless driving, violent physical aggravated assault on another person, and criminal damage to property. The New Orleans Seminary informed the Biblical Recorder Staff at the Baptist Press (which also broke the news along with mainstream media), that Lead Pastor Christopher Williams was terminated from church employment. (Baptist Biblical Recorder Executive Editor, Seth Brown, contributed to the above report.) Take a short multiple-choice quiz and in the process learn more about road rage.
TRUE OR FALSE: MOST ROAD RAGE INCIDENTS GO UNREPORTED. A. True. B. False.
Answer is “A” true. Surprisingly, even though road rage appears to be breaking records, still, the majority of road rage incidents go unreported. Incredibly, in reality, both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Foundation for Traffic Safety estimate an unbe-
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ple there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners." 16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no airconditioning." 17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel." 18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes." 19. "My fiancee and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."
can goes out more often than me. •••• The best part about getting older is . . . nothing.
They asked me what I was doing there.
They couldn't settle on a name, until it hit them!
BE AWARE .... THEY WALK AMONG US and THEY VOTE! •••• Education is important. But ice cream is importanter. •••• I was thrown out of the break room from my Walmart yesterday. I told them I was on a break.
They said you don’t work here.
I said I had just finished using the self checkout so clearly, I do. •••• Anther Saturday night in the house and I just realized even the trash
Getting older sucks. •••• If you’re paying $3.00 for a bottle of Smart Water . . .it’s not working. •••• And just like that . . 1970 was 52 years ago. •••• Some things are better left unsaid . . which I usually realize right after I have said them. •••• When you’re dead you don’t know it and the pain is felt by others.
Same thing happens when you’re stupid. •••• I bought a little bag of air today. The company that made it was kind enought to put some chips in as well. •••• A boy was born of an Indian, Chinese, Irish, and Italian grandmother... They named him Ravi O. Lee •••• I had a lot of stuff to do today.
Now I have a lot stuff to do tomorrow.
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Alabama Cont. from Page 3
again. My father was a big fan of Alabama football. So am I. My wife bleeds houndstooth.
As it happens, I was born during the third quarter of Coach Bryant’s Liberty Bowl. His farewell game. The Crimson Tide did battle with the Fighting Illinis. I came into the world after Jesse Bendross ran an 8-yard touchdown and Peter Kim kicked a field goal.
At the moment of my earthly presentation, there was a television in the corner, broadcasting the game. My father was sitting before the TV. His nose, an inch from the screen. My mother was huffing. Throughout my delivery, the doctor would occasionally ask my mother, “How are we doing?” At which point my father would answer, “Twelve to fourteen. Alabama’s ball. Third down.”
All my life I wanted to attend the University of Alabama. It was the emerald city at the end of the proverbial rainbow. The big dream. All my friends attended Alabama. I married into an Alabama family. I went to games with my pals. I smuggled alcohol into BryantDenny Stadium in well-known orifices of my body. But guys like me don’t go to college. I am an academic nobody.
After my father died, my educational life became a colossal shipwreck. I became a dropout and an abject failure. I was a faceless ‘neck working construction, playing music in beer joints. I was one of a million guys with an Alabama “A” on the back of his 27-year-old Ford. I went to community college as a grown man. Got my high-school equivalency. Tried to make something of myself. But there is only so much lipstick you can put on a goat. When I finally finished college, I tried to further my education by enrolling in a small university which shall remain nameless. I dreamed of becoming a teacher someday. Maybe English or literature.
But admissions turned me down. Educational deficiencies, they said. Which was code for “sorry white trash.”
For years I believed there was a ceiling above me that could never be transcended. I believed I was without value. I hated myself. But somehow I started writing. Somehow I became me. Despite my own deficiencies. Somehow, there were other plans for me.
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lievable statistic that: “Nearly 8 out of 10 drivers today demonstrate aggressive driving behavior” which often leads to road rage.
By definition, road rage is: “Aggressive or angry behavior exhibited by a driver of a road vehicle, which includes rude gestures, verbal insults, physical threats, or dangerous driving methods targeted toward another driver in an effort to intimidate or release frustration.”
Keep in mind, road rage is not always reported because not all road rage ends in injury or death. In fact, road rage occurs anytime a driver hollers or yells an insult or gives an obscene physical gesture from their automobile to another vehicle and mutual tempers boil over. Road rage is not always a physical altercation, although it may very well lead to that, or worse.
Therefore, the statistics of road rage is thought to be much, much higher than the record high levels already recorded. Continue your multiple-choice quiz below, and learn new insights about road rage.
TAILGATING IS AMONG THE MOST COMMON PRELUDES TO ROAD RAGE TODAY. Which demographic below commits the most tailgating incidents? A. 17-18 (Younger Z generation) B. 19-24 (Older Z generation) C. 25-39 (Millennials) D. 40-59 (Gen X) E. 60-74 (Baby Boomers) F. 75-plus (Post War)
In an analysis of 10,037 police reports and also the Foundation for Traffic Safety, the correct answer above is “C” Millennials, age 25-39, who commit the most tailgating on our roadways.
Second, is “D” Gen X age 40-59. And the (least) tailgaters are Baby Boomers (age 60-74) and the Post War generation (75 and above).
Aside from crash fatalities, road rage deaths due to gun violence have doubled compared to pre-pandemic levels.
FAILING TO ALLOW OR PREVENTING ANOTHER VEHICLE TO MERGE MAY CAUSE FRUSTRATION, ANGER & ROAD RAGE. Ignoring (or purposely preventing) another vehicle to safely merge into traffic is a common everyday scenario and can often lead to impatience, frustration, and vocal or physical confrontation. On congested public streets with heavy traffic (especially on Valley Parkway in Escondido), I always see a poor driver trying to merge from a shopping centre parking lot or a fast food
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Restoring California’s Failing Mental Health Programs
California’s mental health system is struggling to keep up with demand. Those seriously in need of treatment are trapped in a rotating cycle that takes them from living on the street, to the emergency room, sometimes to jail, then back to the street. Since more serious cases get the most attention, people with milder symptoms don’t receive needed care and often fall into the same cycle.
Today, only about a third of Californians with mental illness receive the care they need, and 31 of California’s 58 counties with a “high need” for mental health services report a shortage of mental health caregivers. That must change quickly if we are to get a handle on this serious public health/safety problem. That’s why I joined Senator Scott Wiener as co-author of Senate Bill 964. Sponsored by the Steinberg Institute, the bill will create a “Behavioral Health Workforce Preservation and Restoration Fund.” SB 964 develops new coursework in our colleges and universities that focuses on behavioral health, creates an online job board where licensed providers can post job openings, eliminates bureaucratic barriers that prevent trained workers from entering the field, and requires a comprehensive analysis of California’s behavioral health workforce so we can meet the state’s growing needs. The bill also provides hiring and performance-based bonuses for workers and a stipend program for students in Master of Social Work programs with special focus on pub-
lic behavioral health.
Implementation of SB 964 will revitalize and expand California’s behavioral health workforce, and increase access to care for thousands of untreated or under-treated Californians dealing with serious mental illness and substance abuse problems. Ultimately, better care for the mentally ill will not only restore thousands of lives, it will lead to less homeless, less crime, and better, safer communities for all Californians. Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R – Valley Center, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the communities of Bonsall, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hidden Meadows, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Rainbow, San Marcos, Temecula, Valley Center and Vista.
5th District Supervisor
Homelessness continues to be a major issue facing San Diego County, with approximately 8,427 individuals experiencing homelessness across the County.
Pollsters at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies asked nearly 8,500 Californian voters, including 872 San Diegans, to choose two leading concerns they would like state leaders to address. The top two statewide concerns were: 1. Housing Affordability 2. Homelessness
Whenever I meet with groups or people in our community, the most frequently asked question I receive is, 'What is being done about homelessness?' With nearly 50% of the homeless population living in California clearly, there's a problem.
My office is always looking at ways to get people off the street, into housing and treatments, if necessary. Last week, I brought forth action that will address these issues with a simple, yet impactful approach. It’s called the “ByName List.” The By-Name-List will include the name, homeless history, health, and housing needs of every person experi-
encing homelessness, by consent and updated in real-time. The list will transform the strategy to end homelessness from an anonymous issue into one focused on each individual’s needs. It will also allow for providers to be much more effective at treating and knowing each person. For example, if a homeless individual is in Chula Vista and receives treatment and a few weeks later then end up in Oceanside, homeless service providers will now have that person’s medical history that will get them what they need and address any problems going forward. It will save taxpayers money and will help get people off the street. Another benefit to the list is it will allow us to find out if the homeless programs in San Diego County are effective, or if we need to look at
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Q: I paid for a vacation rental in Paradise Island in the Bahamas through Vrbo. I also purchased trip cancellation through CSA Travel Protection on the Vrbo site and have confirmation.
Unfortunately, one of the members of my party is unable to travel for medical reasons. I called CSA to file a claim, but they have no record of my policy. A representative also told me they have been having problems with Vrbo confirming trip insurance but not sending the info to CSA. CSA said that I am not covered as far as they are concerned.
I reached out to Vrbo again. An agent told me to contact CSA. I even copied and pasted my insurance confirmation in the correspondence, but he wasn't interested. I also asked him for his badge number, but he said he wasn't allowed to provide it.
To resolve the problem, I would appreciate a trip insurance policy so that I can take the necessary steps to obtain a refund or a full refund directly from Vrbo. Attached are copies of the trip insurance confirmation and the cost of the rental. Can you help me, please? -- Sam Maniar, Hudson, Ohio A: If you paid for a travel insurance policy through Vrbo, you should have one. What Vrbo does -- or doesn't -- do with your money once it confirms the policy is not your problem.
Your correspondence with Vrbo clearly shows that you purchased an insurance policy. That turned out to be a smart move because the policy covers an unexpected illness. Since a member of your party can't travel, you should get a full refund for your stay.
The paper trail is confusing but it supports your position. Vrbo's system says, "the original purchase did not go through and was canceled." Yet you received a confirmation. But Vrbo also says it initiated a retroactive purchase of the trip cancellation insurance for you. So you should have been covered. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of Vrbo's executives on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. It looks like you tried to contact them but never heard back. That's problematic. There's only one way you could have known that you didn't have insurance -- and that is to monitor your credit card purchases carefully. If you're expecting a transaction and it doesn't go through, you'll need to make inquiries. That's especially important with insurance. And yes, even if you get a confirmation. I contacted Vrbo on your behalf. "This is a complex case," a Vrbo
representative told me. "Our customer relations team has been looking into what happened with Mr. Maniar's booking and speaking with CSA to get more information. We are also providing Mr. Maniar with a full refund for the cost of his booking as a gesture of goodwill, and he will be contacted by our billing team for next steps." Vrbo refunded your stay.
Christopher Elliott's latest book is “How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler” (National Geographic). Get help by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help © 2022 Christopher Elliott.
Q: I recently received a $6 bill from Hertz for toll charges from 2012. The company told me that a third party, Toll Processing Partners, conducted an audit during which it discovered a previous unpaid invoice. I contacted Hertz, and it suggested that I get in touch with Toll Processing Partners about the outstanding invoice. I called, but after keeping me on hold for 20 minutes, the company said it could not provide an invoice. I can't make payments on charges that are not correctly invoiced. It's unfortunate their accounting system allowed this issue to occur, but it is their issue to resolve, not mine.
I just attempted to book a reservation through Hertz. It appears I am now on the Hertz Do Not Rent list. Hertz would prefer to lose business rather than simply write off a $6 charge. Can you help me get this straightened out? -- Marcus Hall, Simi Valley, Calif. A: I can't believe this happened. Sending a 10-year-old bill is highly unusual. But banning someone by adding them to the Do Not Rent list over $6 is absurd. You're a frequent business traveler, so Hertz stood to lose a lot of money by putting you on the Do Not Rent list. And yet it did.
It wasn't your responsibility to chase down a third party involved in the transaction. After all, you rented a car from Hertz, not Toll Processing Partners. If you don't get a valid invoice, you should not have to pay.
How long can a car rental company hold you liable for your toll charges? Most businesses write off a debt after two years. (The government requires federal agencies to write it off after 24 months under most circumstances.) So Hertz was going way, way beyond normal business practices.
And how about your banning? Hertz is, of course, free to put anyone it wants on its Do Not Rent list
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September 01, 2022
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
Where do We Go From Here?
As a nation we’re more divided than ever before. Liberal against Conservative. Whatever you believe there seems to be a person somewhere close by who thinks just the opposite and neither of you seems to be willing to listen to the other’s point of view.
For the past five years I’ve been writing here in The Paper about our history, but are we going to have much of a future? … one that will be as good to our grandchildren as our past has been to us? Our so-called most powerful nation on earth isn’t anymore.
Liberal Democrat Bill Maher, who is more of a sage commentator than a professed comedian, recently pointed out more than a quarter of today’s American youth couldn’t qualify for our military because they’re too fat and out of shape … that includes a good deal of our 17 to 22-year olds. Maher and I are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, but I agree with him on many of his common-sensible observations such as the above mentioned.
How many of today’s generation know anything? On-street interviews indicate just how much many of our 20-somethings don’t know simple things they should have learned in school ... like “Where is Europe?” “What city is our nation’s capital” and “who is (today’s) president?” It’s sad to tally the number of young people who couldn’t answer those questions. When simple math is presented to many of today’s youth, blank stares look back at you.
Too many of today’s youth and even those sliding closer to middle age have their nose stuck into a smart phone. It’s frightening to know that many of those staring at their phone screens are not as “smart” as that piece of Yankee ingenuity they’re holding. A friend of mine told me of an encounter he had recently with a 16year old lad who had lost his smart phone. He asked my friend if he could use his phone. The youngster was directed to the land-line phone hanging on the wall. He went over to the phone, and for a couple of moments decided how to take it off the wall. When he got it in his hand he stared at it before finally asking my friend how to proceed in making his call. Many classic car owners don’t have to fear having their vehicles stolen because most of those classic cars have standard transmissions and few people under 40 know how to operate a “stick” shift. Admittedly, that’s an unfair comparison because nearly all American-made vehicles made since the turn-of=the-century have automatic transmissions.
“Many” schools at most levels, but certainly not all, teach or offer very little history and virtually no geography. Sitting at the dinner table one evening some years ago I began quizzing my youngest son about what he was learning in school … the various world locations around the globe. At the time he was a senior in an Oceanside high
school, When I gave up on him being able to answer locations around the world I began with questions of locations of various states and cities here in America. I ask him which direction he’d go to get to San Diego. He paused. He had no sense of geographic direction because geography wasn’t offered in his school. I was a bit perplexed at that last question because the weekend before I had taken the family down to Harbor Island in San Diego for dinner. During my early days at the old BladeCitizen a young 20-something asked me how to get to San Marcos because she was going to pitch an ad contract to a restauranteur. She was raised and went to school in Del Mar. She had no idea where San Marcos was. … a city some 20 miles from where she spent all of her (to then) life.
Today our society is faced with a serious lack of “common sense.” Consider the following: does it make sense to “defund” the police? Does it make sense to let criminals to walk free without bond? How ‘bout arresting parents for trying to address school boards? When schools experience budget crunches would it make sense to lay off white teachers first, regardless of tenure before less-experienced teachers of color as some unions in Minnesota have decided? And then there’s the growing problem of “gang looting?” Should students be made to feel guilty because of the color their skin? And most of all, how much sense does it make to open our southern border to anyone who wants to walk or swim across with little or no hindrance? Without borders we don’t have a nation. For those of us who have served in the military, been loyal Americans, paid our taxes, tried to be good citizens, and obey laws, the Jan. 6, 2021 mob riot on our Nation Capitol building was an affront to our national pride, history and all loyal Americans.
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eatery, such as Jack in the Box, with bags full of hot food to take home for the family. As the long line of cars in front of me come to a dead stop at a red light intersection, I always pause to let him/her merge safely – and almost 100% of the time, they smile and wave a gesture of thanks.
Unfortunately, according to the Foundation for Traffic Safety, that is not always the case with a driver (purposely and aggressively) shutting the other vehicle out by pulling close to the car ahead, which is stopped for a long red light. AMONG MALE & FEMALE DRIVERS, WHICH GENDER IS MOST LIKELY TO (ALLOW) A VEHICLE TO MERGE INTO CITY TRAFFIC AS MENTIONED ABOVE? A. Male drivers. B. Female drivers.
Correct answer above is “B” female drivers. While there are many courteous male drivers, female motorists are far more likely to “take pity” on a car waiting to merge into a long line of stopped cars at a red light intersection. Almost 40% of male drivers will (purposely prevent) or just ignore another vehicle hoping to safely merge. However, the female drivers win “hands down” in showing courtesy in this regard: FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9011696
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IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY, WHAT ARE THE PRIMARY REASONS FOR INCITING ROAD RAGE? As cited at the top of this news story, San Diego County is among the most dangerous cities in America for road rage. In San Diego County, (among) the primary reasons for inciting road rage for our particular metropolitan region are:
1. Abruptly cutting off another vehicle. 2. Tailgating. 3. Talking on the cell phone while driving. 4. Abruptly changing lanes while speeding. 5. Rude gestures and/or cursing at another driver. And it’s not just San Diego that ranks high in road rage, but California – as a whole -- is among the most dangerous states for road rage related shootings! CALIFORNIA AMONG THE TOP MOST DANGEROUS STATES IN ROAD RAGE SHOOTINGS! Gun violence on roadways and road rage shootings are increasing! Remember, incidents involving armed motorists are deadlier than they were 5 years ago.
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Alabama Cont. from Page 6
Apparently, you can put lipstick on a goat. Apparently all things do happen for a reason. Apparently I’m not trash. Because here I am. In Tuscaloosa dadgum Alabama. Before the show, a member of the university English department shakes my hand. He says, “Welcome to the University of Alabama.”
And the heck of it is, I think I really am.
Problem Solved Cont. from Page 7
for any reason. But sending you into exile for $6 seems petty. Someone didn't check to see how much business you were giving Hertz. If they had, they would have quickly forgiven the debt.
I think you could have easily resolved this with a brief, polite email to Hertz. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the Hertz executives on my consumer advocacy site.
I contacted Hertz on your behalf. A representative contacted you by email shortly afterward. "Please accept my sincere apology for the delay in this toll charge being brought to your attention," the Hertz representative said. "Due to this, we have advised our Toll Processor to zero out the balance and not attempt to collect. We have also reinstated your rental privileges." Christopher Elliott is the chief advocacy officer for Elliott Advocacy. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or get help with any consumer problem by contacting him at http://www.elliott.org/help. This story originally appeared in the Washington Post.
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Chuckles Cont. from Page 5
Procrastination is a good thing. You always have something to do tomorrow . . plus, you have nothing to do today. •••• Gastroenterology Doctor to patient: “You don’t need a colonoscopy but I’m ordering one because, quite frankly, I don’t like you.” •••• If Dracula can’t see himself in a mirror, how come his hair is always so well combed? •••• Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision. •••• Raise your hand if you put things in a safe place . . and then forget where that safe place is. •••• Politicians have egos galore and always desirous of more, be it power or sex, they become mental wrecks, yet we elect them evermore. They will swear by the Almighty, "Why I never lifted her nightie" "It wasn't a bribe." "No, I never imbibe." "I say this quite forthrightly." Now we both know he is lying, despite his fervent denying. So, whether Rep or Dem, its us or them, the situation demands rectifying.
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The most recent, reliable statistics show that of all the 50 U. S. states: Texas, Florida, and California (in that order) lead all other American states in the number of road rage incidents (involving guns).
HOW TO PREVENT ROAD RAGE. Always be courteous to other drivers. You never know who is in the other car and if they are armed. Never put your life or family at risk.
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announcement can save one human life, then its purpose has been achieved.
SPECIAL THANKS. Once again, I wish to thank all my reader fans who continue to send me great cover story ideas! Please keep all those wonderful story suggestions coming! I have not met all of you. Many of you are anonymous, some online fans out-of-state, and even some in Europe. Nonetheless, you are all greatly valued. And all greatly loved. Each and everyone.
Precautionary rules to follow:
1. Always keep a safe distance between you and other vehicles on the road. 2. Always use your turn signals to communicate your intentions. Never cut anyone off. 3. Give room for other drivers to merge. 4. Refrain from rude hand gestures and/or offensive or inflammatory language. 5. Practice patience at all intersections, in traffic, or waiting for a parking spot. 6. Refrain from using your high beams unless necessary to see. 7. Abide by the rules of the road at all times and be courteous to your fellow drivers. ALWAYS REMEMBER: You have a family and loved ones who depend on you, and your safe return home. Road rage exists everywhere, all the time, so promise yourself that you will not be its next victim.
WHAT TO DO IN A ROAD RAGE SITUATION. You may be a perfectly courteous and respectful law-abiding driver and, still, you may fall prey to an irrational, drunk, or angry driver through no fault of your own. You never know who is in the other car; they may be a dangerous felon, someone high on drugs, suicidal, or armed with a deadly weapon. 1. If you or your family are in a road rage situation, the best course of action is to remain calm and remain focused on your driving and getting to your destination safely.
2. Do not engage with the other driver. Do not return gestures or remarks made at you. 3. Avoid eye contact.
4. Be sure you and your passengers keep all your seat belts securely buckled in case of unexpected braking. 5. If someone is following you as the result of a road rage situation, avoid going to your home and try to pull into a police station, fire station, or another heavily populated area.
6. When you safely reach your destination, call 911 (or have one of your passengers do so if en route).
7. Write down or provide a fully detailed report of the incident, and prepare to appear in court (if necessary).
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A friend and I were discussing the news recently and he told me that the first thing he reads are the obituaries. I asked him why that was so interesting and he said, “I wanted to see if I was in the list and what was said about me. I also was curious about how old most of the deceased were. I always take satisfaction in knowing I have outlived them.”
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On the other hand, it might be one last attempt on the part of the family to extol the virtues and accomplishments of a life. Of course, we would want to leave out the questionable information.
I find it interesting that he amused himself with this information. When I read the obituaries of someone I knew,I am always amazed at how much is written about the person I never knew. Most families spend hours gathering the bits and pieces of a person’s life. It must be a challenge at times. How would the deceased feel, reading what others felt was important? Would one be flattered or incensed if an important fact was left out? Perhaps it would be wise to keep a log of one’s own life, giving credit where credit is due and leaving out the superfluous. At least, when the time comes, as it will for each of us, the data will be there.
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There might even be some honest appraisal of disappointments and accomplishments. Either way, it would be the testimony of the deceased.
Such is the case of a retired group I oversee. Each is writing a synopsis of her/his life and what has been important. It gives one a chance to flatter the self or at least do some self analysis, or ask how one truly thinks of the self, warts and all. Now, the next time you read an obituary, remember it is what others think was important. What do you want said about you? Think about that. My ministry includes Dial-a-Prayer, 760 746 6611 and Youtube, Walking With God In The Garden. Please feel free to use them. Pastor Huls
Seamus is pet of the week at y o u r Rancho Coastal Humane S o c i e t y. He’s a 7year-old, 15-pound, m a l e , Domestic Short Hair cat with a Red Tabby coat.
Seamus has lived in the same home all his life. Now his owner moved into an assisted living facility and couldn’t take him along. He needs a new home.
The $75 adoption fee for Seamus includes medical exam, neuter, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip. For information about adoption or to sponsor a pet log on to www.SDpets.org or call 760-7536413. Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas Friday through Monday from 11 AM to 4 PM or Wednesday and Thursday by appointment.
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A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.
San Marcos • Mayor Rebecca Jones
Escondido • Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara
Summer concert finale with 80’s tribute band BetaMaxx
Thank you to those who joined us for previous summer concerts in July and August! Our Parks and Recreation team is thrilled to offer in-person gatherings to enjoy live music and dancing.
We’re ready to rock the night away at our last summer concert for the season and we hope you’ll join. On Sept. 10, BetaMaxx, an 80’s tribute band, will hit the stage to close out the summer concert series at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road in San Marcos.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or low-back chairs to enjoy the show. Tickets are limited, so gather your friends and family and coordinate purchasing tickets early. Pre-sale tickets are $8, sold online or in-person at the San Marcos Community Center and Senior Activity Center. At the door tickets are $10 and will be limited due to capacity. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit san-marcos.net.
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter
Vista’s Growin g Coffee Scene
Something’s brewing in Vista, and our city is becoming increasingly caffeinated with a growing coffee scene.
While other areas of North County have long been known for their strong culture of shops and roasters, new, upcoming, and seasoned coffee shops with a twist are growing the culture in Vista. Steel Mill Coffee and the soon to be opened Archer’s Arrow, both on Main Street, and Cat and Craft cat café in the Business Park have all made their homes in the city and are bringing new flavor notes to the growing scene. Also based in downtown is Brewed Vista, which is known for its gourmet coffee and craft beers. Downtown’s VistaisOpen.com provides self-guided tour podcasts and you can click the audio on their website to listen to the self-guided tours while taking in all of what our unique and vibrant downtown has to offer!
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and present little known narratives such as "The Final Phone Calls to Loved Ones During 9/11." Or America's only emperor (Emperor Norton), or declassified inside trivia on the "Cuban Missile Crisis." Even your declassified data on "Nazi Germany's Race to Produce the World's First Atom Bomb & Stealth Technology" was shocking and illuminatiing for all of us! And I agree with other Letters to the Editor that your brilliant writer Friedrich Gomez is not afraid to critique CRT, WOKE, Cancel Culture, the Race Card, Radical Political Correctness, and even reverse White prejudice which has wrongly cost countless innocent jobs merely because people were not aware of proper terminology!
All of my coworkers, friends, online acquaintances, all of us, are damned proud of the owner/publisher of The Paper, Lyle E. Davis for giving us Americans something rare, fresh, and opinions which much of America today are just too damned scared to say out loud! Lyle, we not only love
you but we NEED you!
-----From Patrick Flannigan & his big Irish Clan, North San Diego County. From Another Writer
Publishers are humans,too. The old joke, who asked Mary Todd Lincoln,"Other than the shooting Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?" Answer. The playwright.
Yes, we writers are ego driven, though most would not agree that is true. We all love to get compliments on our work. A natural and healthy desire. In your case you have a fine line to walk selecting the writer, the topic and giving the writer the freedom to say what has to be said. An exacting task. When all this comes to fruition and resonates with a reader who takes the time to actually write to you, by all means strut. Most of us get far too few accolades for what we do. Also, some say that for everyone who took the time to write, 10 others had the same thought. Bust the buttons on your shirt. Smile. Smile. Smile. Ain't life grand?. /s/ Pete Peterson, Escondido, CA. (A frequent contributor to The Paper)
A City’s role in general is to provide services that add to the Quality of Life of its residents. The quality of those services help define the profile and reputation of the city. And as we all know, the better we can make them, the more desirable the city becomes to live, work, play and invest.
The city doesn’t do this alone, other entities both public and private contribute to the overall reputation. Entities like the school districts, or the Chamber of Commerce have an impact. Recently our Chamber of Commerce hosted a wellreceived Green Energy Expo that served among other things to show our interest in being good stewards of the land.
A city’s role also includes the mandate to create opportunities for business growth and development. Our staff recently announced the initiation of a Business Incubator concept with a focus on AgTech. A lot of prep work went into this in and out of the city. The University of California showed a lot of interest in, and support of the concept. It will be the first one in Southern California. The city will be hosting an AgTech Startup Hackathon Event on October 21st through the 23rd. Keep an eye out on the City’s Website for details in registering. It is open to everyone. Stay informed, Be Kind, Remember your neighbor, and Stay safe! Semper Fi, Mac Paul P. McNamara Mayor of Escondido email@example.com
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to be done. Would love to see, in person, that always smiling Dr. Greg Hurt! His staff always have great smiles and attitudes. They are an absolute delight! •••• SANDAG is at it again. Lying. 5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond can’t be quite as blunt as your irascible, grumpy old editor. But I can and did say it.
I don’t trust SANDAG. They’ve lied to us before and diverted funds that should have come to North San Diego County. And now it appears they have lied again - lying by omission of information is just as bad as a bald faced lie. I’m beginning to think it’s time to start buying buckets of tar and big bundles of feathers . . . and letting SANDAG know, in no uncertain terms, how the people feel about their underhanded ways. Supervisor Desmond had this to say. lyle --
SANDAG has been told by the State of California that they should include the per-mile tax or possibly come up with a new transportation plan. The Board of Directors has urged them to remove the per-mile tax, yet the entire $162.5 billion plan relies on the ability to charge people for every mile they drive, demonstrating how completely out of touch SANDAG is to the challenges and needs of San Diegans. It’s time for SANDAG to come back to the table and find a suitable plan
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birds, migrants, and wintering guests. Starting promptly at 8am to get the most out of our early morning birding hours, the group searches out the greatest number of bird species in our native and ornamental gardens. All those interested in birding, beginner to expert, are invited to attend. Free to SDBG members. Forest / Nature Bathing (Sunday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.) Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. Your guide, Rhana Kozak Ph.D., is a San Diego Botanic Garden Docent, Certified Forest and Nature Bathing Guide since 2015, Herbalist, and all-around Nature lover. Cost: Members $32, Nonmembers $40. Class fees include Garden admission. Folk Herbal Medicine (September 26 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Join herbalist Corinne Feinberg as she teaches you to communicate with the natural world through an intuitive method of herbal medicine. Succulent Turtle Topiary (September 29 from 10:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.)
SAPLinGS (Wednesdays - Friday from 10 a.m. - Noon) - Drop by anytime!
The Santa Margarita Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, encourages you to celebrate Constitution Week, September 17-23. The Declaration
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before Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerburg were even born. When we got started Bill Gates and Steve Jobs still had all their baby teeth. We enjoy coming to work because we get to use our experience to help people make good decisions. We really love that we can help folks make decisions that save them money and fit their needs. Staying in touch with the technology in our industry is fun, interesting and useful. Helping our business and home customers with technologies that make their lives safer, simpler and more enjoyable makes us feel good about what we do.
The Computer Factory 845 W. San Marcos Blvd 760-744-4315 thecomputerfactory.net "High Tech with High Touch We did it again! Part 1 of 2
In early August “The Union Tribune” announced the results of their annual “San Diego’s Best” reader’s poll. For the seventh year in a row, THE COMPUTER FACTORY in San Marcos was voted the #1 “Computer store” in North County.
While that in itself is an accomplishment, here are some other interesting things about The Computer Factory. We also claim to be the oldest computer store in San Diego and the biggest (3000 square foot) computer store west off the Mississippi. We (Paul and Nome) claim to be the oldest and most experienced active computer store owners in the United States if not the World. We were working with computers many years
John Van Zante’s Critter Corner
Since 2010 the Internet, with its access to virtually the entire range of human knowledge, has come to dominate PC usage. PCs and to a large extent smart phones have become little more than Internet access devices. Since the 1970s we have been conditioned to think of computers and cell phones as part of an ever evolving, ever improving technological process that renders our older devices obsolete every couple of years. That all changed as the Internet became the main focus of technology over the last few years. Making the entire universe of human knowledge available and inventing innovative ways process and use it became a job for high speed, high power Internet servers. Our PCs no longer need fast CPUs, mass storage devices and lots of memory to hold and process data from the Internet. For the most part our PCs need only to receive, display and transfer data.
Nearly all PCs built after 2009 have CPU speeds sufficient to run Internet applications in real time. A brand new, high-end Dell, HP or
United States to earn a 4-star rating and a perfect score of 100. * Before you donate, check the Better Business Bureau accreditation. * Search GuideStar.org to check an organization’s Candid rating. Are they telling you about what they do and how they’ll spend your donations? Many nonprofits receive matching grants throughout the day. If you donate online, be sure to check back. You might be able to double your donation!
Thursday, September 8 is San Diego Gives Day. Your favorite, nonprofit organizations “join paws” and ask you to support local programs. Your money stays here.
Rancho Coastal Humane Society President Judi Sanzo says, “San Diego Gives is an opportunity to highlight the tremendous work of all the amazing nonprofits here in San Diego County. So, whether it’s animals, arts and culture, environment or education, there’s a cause for everyone.” How do you know which organizations will use your donation wisely?
* Log on to Charity Navigator. This nonprofit organization rates other nonprofits nationwide. For example, Rancho Coastal Humane Society is one of only four working animal shelters in the
At Rancho Coastal Humane Society, I like to say, “Dollars are dog food.” On San Diego Gives Day dollars are also books, medical supplies, family services, senior programs, and the environment.
Choose wisely. Chose to make a difference right here at home. ••••• A reminder to please make plans, in writing, for the care and comfort of your pet in case you become incapacitated or pass away.
This week’s Pet up for adoption, Seamus, came to us because her owner had to go into a Memory Care unit . . and had not left plans for the care and comfort of Seamus. So now he is being cared for by Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Seamus needs a new home. Are you his new home? If you need help in preparing a document for your pet’s care, call 760-753-6413.
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Lenovo PC with an AMD Ryzen or Intel CPU, 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SSD might set you back $2000 but it won’t handle the Internet any faster than your ten year old PC. A small percentage of business and professional users still use ‘high task” off-line, stand alone applications on powerful PCs but even these applications are being increasingly replaced by applications run on high speed Internet servers.
For the past decade PC makers and smart phone manufacturers have continued to emphasize speed and capacity gains made in their hard-
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of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776 after years of colonists becoming frustrated and the king becoming more belligerent. However, it wasn’t until September 17th, 1787, that this fledgling country became the United States of America with the signing of the Constitution. It wasn’t until the Constitution was written and adopted as the law of the land that this country, these people, would become one. In 1955 the Daughters of the American Revolution petitioned Congress to set aside a week in September to honor the United States Constitution, and in so doing, to garner public attention, to encourage the study, and thus, the understanding of and respect for the law of the land. Public Law 91 was signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaiming September 17-23 as Constitution Week in America. This annual event honors the legacy of our patriot ancestors, their willingness to give everything for the sake of independence. Honoring our Constitution and its legacy is reason to celebrate. Join us also at 1pm at the Mission San Luis Rey as we celebrate Bells Across America signifying the ringing of the town criers bell calling the citizens to hear about the signing. The DAR is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through
ware products in order to boost sales. The reality is that for the most part, the Internet has eliminated the need to increase local processing, memory and storage capabilities and we have seen a dramatic drop in new PC sales as consumers and businesses find their older PCs maintain technological relevance for a decade or more.
Next week we will review The Computer Factory’s inventories of new and refurbished PCs (desktop, notebook micros and all-in one) and discuss how each configuration relates to different user patterns and lifestyle niches.
better education. It is open to any female eighteen years of age or older who is lineally descended from an ancestor who participated in some way in America’s fight for independence in the American Revolutionary War. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Inland North County Parkinson's Support Group Meeting September 6th Parkinson’s Support Group. Free monthly meetings for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners are held from 10 AM until Noon at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo, in the Parish Hall. Our featured speaker for Tuesday, September 6th is Scripps Nurse Practitioner Sherrie Gould who will present Treating Hallucinations Delusions” Separate Brealpit Sessions for People with Parkinson’s and care partners will follow the presentation to discuss successes and challenges. Come learn, share, meet, and enjoy the free refreshments with other involved Parkinson’s persons. Please call (760) 749-8234 or (760) 518-1963 if you have any questions. Laughlin/Oatman Trip presented by Escondido Senior Travel Wed, Aug 10, 10:58 AM. Escondido Senior Travel is traveling to Laughlin/Oatman, October 11-13, Tuesday-Thursday and staying at
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for all of San Diego County. The current transportation plan neglects North & East County and instead focuses on downtown San Diego.
It taxes working-class families and the underserved communities that aren’t able to afford to live next to where they work. It crushes landscapers, plumbers, farmers, electricians, parents and families, and anyone who must drive or work and live away from fixed rail lines to make a living. San Diegans deserve a world-class transportation system, but it must be thought out carefully and must be presented to the taxpayers, not decided by bureaucrats.
This is just one reason why The Paper has strongly endorsed Jim Desmond for re-election as 5th District Supervisor. He is in touch with the community and knows what the people want and he fights for them (us).
If you’d like to help Supervisor Desmond in his re-election campaign, or to assist in the fight against SANDAG you can reach him here: San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond h t t p : / / w w w. s u p e r v i s o rjimdesmond.com/
The Paper Owned and Operated by a Veteran! lyle e davis US Army, Entertainment Director, 1957-1959 Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas “The state of Texas was never invaded while I was on duty at Fort Sam. You could look it up!”
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the Aquarius Casino Resort. Payment is due September 2, 2022. The Travel Office at the Park Avenue Community Center in Escondido is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 to 12:00. Valley Center History Museum: Who knew "Hercules" could cook? By ROBERT LERNER, Historian Valley Center History Museum
The Valley Center History Museum has several cookbooks on exhibit, all attributed to the local woman who portrayed the fictitious cooking icon Betty Crocker. Joining this fabled group of books is one by the late Steve Reeves, better known as a world-class bodybuilder, movie star, and Valley Center rancher.
Reeves, who lived in Valley Center for 43 years before dying in 2000, appeared in more than 20 motion pictures, but was best known as the star of "Hercules" and for staying fit and healthy.
The book, called "Steve Reeves Hercules Cookbook," states that the material reveals his food recipes and nutritional secrets. Promotional material points out correctly that the film hero inspired millions of people to become fit before fitness was cool. The 104page book includes recipes for his meals and special nutritional drinks made from fresh fruits. The Valley Center Historical Society was told by a co-editor that data was taken from home recipe cards and personal interviews. Before gaining world-wide fame, Reeves attended chiropractic school and also studied physical therapy.
At the museum, a permanent exhibition features memorabilia from each part of his life. There are photos of body-building competitions (he was Mr. America, Mr. World and Mr. Universe), motion picture souvenirs (at one time he was number one at the box office) and mementos of his ranching years in Valley Center (a saddle, branding iron, tack equipment, and personal photos).
For more information on Steve Reeves, visit the Valley Center History Museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The museum can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling 760-749-2993.
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The Planning Director of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP220004 on September 12, 2022. Project No.: DP22-0004 Applicant: SH North City, LLC Request: A Director’s Permit to allow the relocation and operation of a previously approved temporary rock crusher located within a 3.92 acres site in the University District Specific Plan area in conjunction with the North City development area, west of Twins Oaks Valley Road and north of Discovery Street within the Barham Discovery Neighborhood Planning Area. Environmental Determination: The project is within the scope of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the University District Specific Plan and 2014 Addendum to the FEIR (State Clearinghouse No. 2008101083) for the University District Specific Plan pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Location of Property: Within the centralized location of the University District Specific Plan in conjunction with the North City development area, west of Twin Oaks Valley Road and north of Discovery Street, more particularly described as: Portion of lots 3, 4 and 5 in Block 63 of the subdivision of Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, according to map thereof No. 806, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, State of California, on July 16, 1982. Assessor’s Parcel Number(s): 221-080-06-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Scott Nightingale, Principal Planner, by calling 760-744-1050 extension 3281, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org Notice: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 5:30 PM on September 22, 2022. The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-7441050, extension 3233 or email@example.com. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 09/01/22.
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The Planning Director of the City of San Marcos has considered the proposed project and does intend to APPROVE the Director’s Permit DP22-0005 on September 12, 2022. Project No.: DP22-0005 Applicant: Sema Construction, Inc. Request: A Director’s Permit for the temporary use of a rock crusher for the San Marcos Creek Specific Plan and Floodway Improvement Project. The rock crusher will be used to process excavated materials onsite, to minimize export of excavated materials. Environmental Determination: The temporary use of the rock crusher is within the scope of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR 05-41) certified for the project on July 24, 2007 and exempt from further environmental review pursuant to section 15304(e) of the Cal. Code of Regulations, in that the temporary use of a rock crusher is negligible or no permanent effects on the environment. Location of Property: A vacant lot, approximately 700 feet south of W. San Marcos Blvd, between Via Vera Cruz and Bent Avenue, more particularly described as: A portion of lots 1 and 2 in block 69 of Rancho Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, excepting therefrom the northerly 115 feet of the easterly 250 feet, according to map thereof no. 806, filed in the Office of the County Recorder of San Diego County on December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel Number(s): 221-061-65-00. Further information about this notice can be obtained from Senior Planner Sean del Solar, by calling 760744-1050 extension 3223, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org Notice: Any interested person may appeal the decision of the Planning Division Manager to the Planning Commission provided the appeal fee is paid ($20 for residents; $1,155 for non-residents) and a written appeal is submitted to the Planning Division Secretary within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the decision (due no later than 4:30 PM on September 22, 2022. The written appeal should specify the reasons for the appeal and the grounds upon which the appeal is based. The City’s Planning Commission will then consider the filed appeal/s at a later public hearing. The Planning Division can be contacted at 760-7441050, extension 3233 or email@example.com. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in any City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call 760-744-1050, extension 3145. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 09/01/22.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016329 The name of the business: Neat Nest Cleaning, located at 3512 9th Street, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: Elvia Balderas and Julio Gonzalez 3512 9th Street San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 1/07/2022 /s/ Alvia Balderas Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/20/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01, & 9/08/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018657 The name of the business: El Clamatazo, located at 4659 Calle Del Palo, Oceanside, CA. 92057. Registrant Information: Yeni Elizabeth Hernandez 4659 Calle Del Palo Oceanside, CA. 92057 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/26/2017. /s/ Yeni Elizabeth Hernandez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/18/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018563 The name of the business: Fitforteapparel; FITForteapparel, located at 752 Mission Grove Pla. Apt j06, Escondido, CA. 92025. Registrant Information: Jorge Giovanni Garcia 752 Mission Grove Apt 506 Escondido, Ca. 92025. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/01/2017. /s/ Joge Giovanni, Garcia Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/17/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARK GERARD Case No. 37-2022-00021899 PR-LA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 CENTRAL (Probate) To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of MARK GERARD. A petition for probate has been filed by RYAN GERARD in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that LEILA B. MENGUITA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 9/20/2022 Time: 11:00 AM. Dept: 504 Room: Jeffrey Bostwick Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: SCOTT R. BURTON 574 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road San Marcos, CA. 92078 442.777.2021 DOP: 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
75yr old woman w/MS in wheelchair seeking live-in care provider in Escondido. This would be primary/only residence of care provider. Shifts are 5 evenings a week but would need to sleep at apartment all 7 nights weekly. Compensation includes private bed, bath, utilities, cable and internet in a 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment. Male or female apply. No pets or children. Must pass IHSS background check and have valid DL. Leave Message 760-666-5555
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017799 The name of the business: Red Clipper Barber Shop, located at 1979 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054 Registrant Information: Abel Martinez 515 Greenbrier Dr., Apt 3, Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/01/2022 /s/ Abel Martinez Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/08/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15.2022 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 2022 - 9017340 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: Sun and Coast RV, located at 1966 Las Lomas, Vista, Ca. 92084. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 01/18/22 and assigneed file no. 2022-9001305. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Be Healthy Vending LLC 1966 Las Lomas Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000). /s/ Shelly Hoiseth, CEO, Owner This statement was filed with the San Diego Recforder/County ‘ clerk as indicated by the stamp above. 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 and 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018476 The name of the business: Locks N Roses, located at 445 Ribbon Beach Way #278, Oceanside, CA. 92058 Registrant Information: Osher Cohen 445 Robbon Beach Way #278 Oceanside, CA. 92058 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Osher Cohen Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/16/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15.2022
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016771 The name of the business: The SDtician Skin Studio, located at 4161 Oceanside Blvd #29, Oceanside, Ca. 92056 Registrant Information: Cameron Barker 1070 Bellingham Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92057 This business is operated by an individual., First day of business 7/13/22. /s/ Cameron Barker Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/25/2022, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017380 The name of the business: Shangaani Transportation, located at 991 Postal Way #14, Vista, CA. 92083. Registrant Information: Omar Mohamed Umiye 991 Postal Way #14 Vista Ca. 92083 This business is operated by an individual., First day of business n/a. /s/ Omar Mohamed Umiye Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/02/2022, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017054 The name of the business: Fastback Appraisal Network located at 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste 216, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008. Registrant Information: Arthur L. Lansdale IV 1711 Creekside Ln. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 10/14/2011 /s/ Arthur L. Lansdale IV Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/28/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017538 The name of the business: Modern Flamingo, located at 3208 La Mirada Dr., San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Brooke Beaver 1029 Poinsettia Ave. Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 8/1/2022 /s/ Brooke Beaver Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/03/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017820 The name of the business: KRC Realty; Rich Farmer Team, located at 1132 San Marino Dr., #100, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Ktesius Realty Corporation 1132 San Marino Dr., #100 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 10/2/2005 /s/ Richard Farmer, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/08/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017046 The name of the business: JEJ Customs, Inc., JEJ Enterprises, JEJ Racing, JEJ Helmets, located at 1345 Encinitas Blvd., Unit 134, Encinitas, Ca. 92024. Registrant Information: JEJ Customs, Inc. 1345 Encinitas Blvd. Unit 134 Encinitas, CA. 92024 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 12/28/2017 /s/ Shanna Johnson, CFO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/28/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017788 The name of the business: Jerrold A. Wohlfarth Chapter #130, located at 761 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA. 92084. Registrant Information: Thomas E. Colgan 4849 Glenhaven Dr. Oceanside, Ca. 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business October 24, 2020. /s/ Thomas E. Colgan Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/05/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018033 The name of the business: Nulux, located at 3001 Carlsbad Blvd., Suite 8, Carlsbad, CA. 92008 Registrant Information: Luxury Bath San Diego, Inc. 3001 Carlsbad, Blvd., Suite 8 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a /s/ Joseph Mario Anguiano, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/10/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018140 The name of the business: Alara’s Editing Productions, located at 3122 El Cajon Blvd., Apt 2, San Diego, Ca. 92104. Registrant Information: Alara Elizabeth Phillips Jones 3122 El Cajon Blvd. Apt 2 San Diego, CA. 92104 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business 7/01/2022 /s/ Alara Elizabeth Phillips Jones Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/11/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016818 The name of the business: Lashing Vibes, located at 6 Creekside Drive Unit 850, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Brenda Nancy Gutierrez Alatorre 6 Creekside Drive, Unit 850 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business March 1, 2019. /s/ Brenda Nancy Alatorre Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/25/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08, & 9/15/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017899 The name of the business: First Class Car Keys, located at 10254 Spruce Woodland Way, Escondido, Ca. 92026 Registrant Information: Eric Long Nguyen 10254 Spruce Woodland Way Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Eric Long Nguyen Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/09/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15& 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018293 The name of the business: LikeHearted, located at 635 Via Santiago, Vista, Ca. 92086. Registrant Information: Michael Anthony Bennett 635 Via Santiago Vista, Ca. 92086 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael Bennett Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/15/2022 8/25, 9/01, 9/08, & 9/15/2022
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2022-00034087-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Steven James Barrera filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Steven James Barrera to Proposed name of Steven James Dunn. 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: October 11, 2022, 8:30 am, Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, Ca. 92081, North County Regional Center. 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 July 26, 2022. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON ABOVE DATE - SEE ATTACHMENT. /s/ James E. Simmons, Jr. Judge of the Superior Court 9/1, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017097 The name of the business: Up In Smoke BBQ, located at 925 W. San Marcos Blvd., Unit B, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Registrant Information: Up In Smoke Restaurants LLC 925 W. San Marcos Blvd., Unit B San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company First day of business n/a /s/ Nicholas Bennett, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/28/2022 8/18, 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9016528 The name of the business: Mirjana’s Alterations, located at 750 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, Ca. 92025 Registrant Information: Rijka Milovanovski 1412 Westwood Pl. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business n/a. /s/ Rijka Milovanovski Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 7/21/2022 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 & 9/01/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017741 The name of the business: North County Villages, located at 3742 North Avoc’A, Mesa, AZ. 85207. Registrant Information: Wolfgang and Danietrta R. Schimanski 3742 Avoc’a Mesa, AZ. 85207 This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business 8/19/2017. /s/ Wolfgang Schimansky Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/05/2022, 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022
NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF FREDDIE MENGUITA Case No. 37-2022-00022046 PRLA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 CENTRAL (Probate) To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of FREDDIE MENGJUITA. A petition for probate has been filed by LEILA B. MENGUITA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that LEILA B. MENGUITA be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed actions.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 9/20/2022 Time: 11:00 AM. Dept: 504 Room: Jeffrey Bostwick Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: SCOTT R. BURTON 574 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road San Marcos, CA. 92078 442.777.2021 DOP: 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9018382 The name of the business: InZane Brewing Company, located at 236 Main St., Vista, Ca. 92084. Registrant Information: UPChuck Enterprises, Inc. 1235 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista, Ca. 92084 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business n/a. /s/ Michael Zane, CEO Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/16/2022, 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9017618 The name of the business: Beauty Care by Jenny, located a 9821 Carroll Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA. 92131 Registrant Information: Beauty Care by Jenny, LLC 9821 Carroll Canyon Rd. San Diego, Ca. 92131 This business is operated by a Liited Liability Copany. First day of business n/a. /s/ Eric Nguyen, Member Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/04/2022, 8/25, 9/01, 9/08 & 9/15/2022
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS ON CALL, AS NEEDED ARCHITECTURAL & ENGINEERING (A&E) SERVICES RELATED TO CITYWIDE OWNED PROPERTY MANAGED BY IDS REAL ESTATE GROUP PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that IDS Real Estate Group and the City of San Marcos (City) request statements of qualifications from qualified architects, engineers, and consultants for the above stated work. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The City is seeking the services of qualified firms to provide professional design and consultancy services for Cityowned properties managed by IDS Real Estate Group. Consultants must meet or exceed the requirements stated in the Request for Qualifications (RFQ). CONTRACT TERM The term of the Order/Agreement shall be for five (5) years with three (3) one-year options to extend, which may be exercised at the City’s sole discretion. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF STATEMENT: All statements must be received via email no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022. Late proposals will not be accepted. Proposing consultants are required to request a read receipt or a reply from the recipient for confirmation of delivery. Facsimile submittals are not acceptable. Proposals should be addressed to City of San Marcos c/o IDS Real Estate Group, Attn: Construction Manager, 785 J Street, San Diego, CA 92101. All proposals are to be electronic and shall be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org PRE-PROPOSAL MEETING: A non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022, meeting in the lobby of the San Marcos Civic Center. The purpose of the pre-proposal meeting is to discuss the RFQ and answer questions proposers have relating to the RFQ and/or the Order/Agreement. SUBMISSION OF STATEMENT: A complete RFQ package is available for download electronically from: https://spaces.hightail.com/spa ce/CVppMJIOF1
It is the responsibility of the proposer to download and carefully review the contents of all documents provided in this RFQ, including the addenda and any exhibits attached thereto. Proposers must provide a response to all components specified in this RFQ. Incomplete proposals, proposals containing errors or inconsistencies, failure to comply with the submission requirements contained in the RFQ, or other process or content errors or deficiencies may constitute cause for rejection. Submission of a proposal indicates acceptance by the proposer of the conditions contained in the RFQ and the attachments thereto, unless clearly and specifically noted in the proposal and confirmed in the Order/Agreement executed between the Owner and the selected service provider. The Owner reserves the right to retain all proposals submitted and to use any idea(s) in a proposal regardless of whether that proposal is selected. that, pursuant to the San Marcos City Charter and the San Marcos Municipal Code, payment of prevailing wages
and compliance with the California Labor Code Sections 1770 et seq is required for this project. The Contractor will be required to comply with all of the terms and conditions (including State General Prevailing Wage requirements) prescribed for Contractor performing public works construction projects. The California Department of Industrial Relations determines the general prevailing wage rates for the State and are available at the DIR website, http://www.dir.ca.gov, or from the City of San Marcos’ City Clerk Office. DIR REGISTRATION Under (SB 854), “contractors” are required to register with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) on an annual basis (July 1-June 30). All contractors and subcontractors submitting bids will be required to have registered in advance with the (DIR) and must meet the minimum program qualifications necessary to be eligible to work on public works projects pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and Public Contract Code Section 4104. DOP 8/25 & 9/01/2022 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR LETTERS OF SPECIAL ADMINISTRATION Case No. 37-2022-000322519 PRLS-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Probate Division 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of JOSEPH F. ST. JEAN. JR. Decedent. Frances Darlen Baca requests that decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate and that Frances Darlene Baca be appointed special administrator. Decedent died on 9/5/2019 at San Marcos, CA. Decedent’s residence at time of death was 1586 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA. 92078, San Diego County.
NOTICE OF HEARING: Notice of hearing that the above entitled case has been set for the reasons listed below and at the location shown above. Inquiries regarding this notice should be referred to the court listed above. TYPE OF HEARING: Petition for Appointment of Special Administrator DATE: 10/006/2022 TIME: 01.30p[m DEPT: 503 JUDGE: Julia G. Kelety Address of court: Same as noted above.
Attorney for petitioner: In Pro Persona Frances Darlene Baca 8484 Ninth Ave. Hesperia, CA. 92345 Phone: 760.207.5554 DOP: 8/25, 9/01 & 9/08/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019303 The name of the business: The Legacy Alliance, located at 1918 Redwing Streete, San Marcos, CA. 92078. Registrant Information: The Legacy Homeschool Alliance 1918 Redwing Street San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 8/25/2022 /s/ Tim Shaw Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/26/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2022-9019237 The name of the business: North County Associated Brokers, J.B. Properties, located at 1435 Vacquero Glen, Escondido, CA. 92026 Registrant Information: NC&B, Inc. 1435 Vacquero Glen Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business 4/16/2012. /s/ Joseph R. Boozer, President. Filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego, on 8/25/2022 9/01, 9/08, 9/15 & 9/22/2022
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