Volume 44 - No. 41
October 23, 2014
by lyle e davis
It’s probably the last thing Escondio Mayor Sam Abed and his fellow council candidates needed with an election looming just weeks away. As a result of a cover story that The Paper broke on October 9th that featured publication of “a letter that didn’t exist,” there’s a lot of red faces and nervous conversations taking place at Escondido’s City Hall.
The story deals with the forced “retirement” of former Escondido Chief of Police, Jim Maher, which appears to have been manipulated by Escondido City Manager Clay Phillips, with the assistance and cooperation of City Attorney Jeff Epp, and, possibly, Mayor Sam Abed. The Paper published a copy of the letter the city had prepared for Jim Maher to sign, a condition necessary to pay Maher the 2nd $75,000 installment of a severance agreement. Maher refused to sign, knowing that to do so could make him a party to a criminal conspiracy; Clay Phillips, Escondido’s City Manager denied the existence of such a letter. We printed it.
Mayor Abed, when questioned by The Paper, was asked if he had knowledge of such a letter: “Absolutely not!” said the Mayor. “It would be a violation of the law to do that. I don’t know a lot about such a letter but both Clay and Jeff assured me this never happened.” The paper trail of the letter, a pdf file, clearly shows the letter was authored by Escondido Deputy City Attorney Jennifer McCain.
The Mayor was then asked, “if such a letter did exist and if we had it in our possession as evidence, and if we were to publish that letter, would that be cause for concern as to the level of honesty you are experiencing The Paper - 760.747.7119
Above Left and Right, former Escondido Mayor Jerry Harmon outlines his concerns and plan of action for the news media, concerning the latest Escondido scandal. Photo by Pat Mues.
from Clay and Jeff?”
“Yes,” said the Mayor. “That would be cause for dismissal. If we have evidence of wrongdoing I will take the appropriate action. We hold our city employees, all city employees, to the highest legal and ethical standards. That would be a reason for dismissal for cause.” After The Paper published the letter “that didn’t exist” we followed up with more questions of Mayor Abed. Given the revelations, what action did he intend to take. The Mayor proceeded to try for the Olympic record in backpedalling from his previous comments by saying: “Well, we are concerned but the matter is in litigation and we can’t really take any action until the court decides.
We don’t have any real evidence. The letter may well have been an exchange of proposed correspondence between Jim Maher’s attorney and the city attorney’s office in an attempt to resolve the issue.
But, we asked, if Clay made the statement (to David Garrick, of the UT, ““That’s absolutely not true; the payment was withheld for breach of contract. No one sent him a letter like that. Can you imagine us even doing that?”
http://www.utsandiego.com/ne ws/2014/aug/23/tp-formerpolice-chief-sues-escondido/ . . .
is that not a flat out lie? If it is a lie, does he deserve to hold the position of City Manager? “Well, the letter purportedly came from the City Attorney’s office and not the City Manager’s office. Clay may not have known about the letter. We asked Sam if he truly believed that the move to oust Maher was not a close collaboration between the City Manager’s office and the City Attorney’s office and the left hand knew what the right hand was doing at all times? “That may be the case but we
can’t take any action until the court hears the matter. It is in litigation and is a personnel matter.” So you’re saying no action will be taken unless and until the court hears the pending litigation? Which comes after the election?
“Yes, the election has nothing to do with what action will or should be taken. We want to follow due process and have the court hear the matter and make a judgment. If the court determines Clay and Jeff were not truthful then I will be the first to take action.” We also spoke with Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz and asked her similar questions. What have you heard from the Mayor and the rest of the city council about the revelations published in The Paper: “Not a peep. I asked for a closed session meeting. It was ignored. I’m only one vote so I’m limited in what I can do.”
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We are at a point where the city needs firm and decisive leadership. The voters will likely be looking at the two candidates, you and Mayor Sam Abed, to see who is able to best demonstrate the bility to lead during a crisis. What plans to you have to address this issue?
“Well, as you know, I think a lot on different problems facing the city. I do my research and try to come up with solutions. As you are aware, I sent a letter to our District Attorney, Bonnie Dumanis, detailing my concerns about the Maher matter a year ago. She was in the middle of an election campaign and not only did not take any action but she didn’t even respond to my letter.
happened in the Maher matter, and other events, the city is not going to come out looking pretty.
I’m hoping if I’m elected Mayor that, with the community support, and the cooperation of my colleagues on the council, we can move forward and fix existing problems and work together to prevent similar problems from occurring in the future.” Later that same day, Deputy Mayor Diaz confirmed to me that she had transmitted another request to District Attorny Bonnie Dumanis, requesting she take action and launch an investigation. Diaz had sent a similar in September of 2013 and Dumanis declined to open a file.
I will, today, send another letter to Bonnie Dumanis and suggest the crisis is real and is imminent and requires an immediate investigation.
Most recently, former Escondido Mayor Jerry Harmon was so upset with the revelations and documented evidence that he called a news conference at city hall last week.
I can tell you this, all that has
In 2013 I brought a law suit against the City of Escondido for using Taxpayer dollars for political purposes. Tax dollars were spent to promote unfairly
At the council level, I’m being stonewalled. One thing we have gotten accomplished as a result of the Maher matter is Clay can no longer arbitrarily give severance agreements. This has to come through the council for approval.
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A cowboy walked into a crowded bar, waving his 1911 Colt .45 with a 7-round magazine plus one in the chamber and yelled, "Who in here has been sleeping with my wife?"
A voice from the back of the bar yelled back, "You need more ammo." Just another example of why you need to own high-capacity firearms. A story of Heaven & Hell
While walking down the street one day a corrupt Senator (that may be redundant) was tragically hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and
He said, in part: The City of Escondido is in conflict with Section 18205 of the State of California Elections Code.
is met by St. Peter at the entrance.
"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.
"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity." "Really?, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator."
I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell. The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
and illegally, two propositions on the 2012 November ballot. In January of this year the City settled out of court and agreed to correct their procedures so that this misuse of public funds would not occur again. However it appears the city leadership has not taken this seriously and has again crossed the line by using public dollars to attempt to prevent our previous Chief of Police, Jim Maher, from seeking public office in Escondido. Specifically Mayor Abed, the City Manager and City Attorney have failed to safeguard the city’s resources. Mayor Abed is elected to “enforce” City policy and ensure that the City Manager and City Attorney act accordingly. I call on the Mayor now to answer to the people about what is going on at City Hall. Remember in 2012, Chief Maher stepped down under pressure and took an early retirement against his personal wishes and his career plan. Many citizens and law enforcement personnel in Escondido and the San Diego region were left wondering why. News reports and editorials raised many questions, but the public never got any answers until just recently when a strangely suspicious letter surfaced. That letter had been prepared by the City for the “retired” They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.
Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises. The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven... So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns. "Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity." The Senator reflects for a minute, and then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell...
Chief to sign. His signature on this letter was to be the quidpro-quo, the payback, for receiving the balance $75,000 of his “retirement” settlement agreement. It is the content of the letter that is the most alarming. If it had simply said “…as your retired Chief I will not say anything negative about what occurred involving my retirement…” perhaps many of us could have lived with that. However, this letter goes far beyond that and says “I have no intention whatsoever to seek elective office… in the City of Escondido during the next election.” Just two months prior, UnionTribune columnist Logan Jenkins had written a column about the fact that Jim Maher was, in fact, considering a run for elective office in Escondido. The Mayor, Council, and City Manager knew that too! This steps over the line again in two ways. First, based on my understanding, as a lay person, of The State of California Elections Code Section 18205: “A person shall not directly or through any other person advance, pay, solicit, or receive or cause to be advanced, paid, solicited, or received, any money or other valuable con-
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Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.
"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"
The devil smiles at him and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted." Vote wisely on November 4th. ••••• Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport lounge in Bozeman, Montana, awaiting their flights.
One is an American Indian, passing thru from Lame Deer. Another is a cowboy on his way to Billings for a livestock show. And the third is a fundamen-
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The Paper • Page 4 • October 23, 2014 Escondido Police Arrest Suspect in Fatal Shooting
The Escondido Police Department is reporting the arrest of a suspect in the shooting death of Escondido resident, Leonel Garcia.
As previously reported, on Saturday, September 29th, Escondido Police were called to the area of West 15th Avenue and Orange Street about a shooting that had just occurred. Officers arrived on scene moments later and found one adult male, later identified as Leonel Garcia, 19, of Escondido, on the sidewalk. Officers were able to establish Mr. Garcia had been walking along the sidewalk on West 15th Avenue when he was approached by a suspect who fired several rounds at Mr. Garcia from close range. Mr. Garcia suffered a single gunshot wound. Mr. Garcia was transported by ambulance to Palomar Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. On Monday, October 6th, Mr. Garcia died of his injuries. An investigation conducted by the Escondido Police Department RobberyHomicide and Gang Units has led to the arrest of a suspect. The suspect is sixteen years old and no further information will be released regarding the
Man About Town
We had just finished tearing down our booth from the Escondido Street Faire on Sunday when I said to Evelyn, “I’m ready for a bowl of Charlie’s Chili!”
Evelyn responded, “You’re reading my mind. I’m ready to go to Charlie’s as well.”
So off we went to Charlie’s Restaurant in Escondido, me for chili, Evelyn had turkey, stuffing and yams . . . I, generally a non-drinker, even had a cold beer.
It was a relaxing wind-up to an enjoyable and beautiful day of weather, lots of people, old and new friends droping by to visit, handing out copies of The Paper and a rather pleasant Sunday.
suspect’s identity. The suspect is being held in Juvenile Hall and has been booked for violations of penal code sections 187(a) and 186.22(b). Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call Detective John Myers (760-839-4782) of the Escondido Police Department, Robbery Homicide Unit; or, call the anonymous tip-line at 743-TIPS (8477). Information may also be left anonymously on line at www.escondido.org/police. Retirement Ahead for Palomar College President
Robert Deegan, 61, President of Palomar College, has announced his retirement effective June 30th, 2015, after having served the San Marcos college for more than 10 years. Deegan looks back on a record of solid growth with increasing enrollments as well as record numbers of graduates earning their degrees and certificates. He also was enthused about the passage of a $694 million bond that funded new facilities throughout the campus.
Under Deegan’s leadership, an extensive renovation was com-
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I had excused myself earlier in the day to head home to watch the Chargers play a rather listless, sometimes dull, game. By now you are aware they lost a squeaker . . but, overall, not a terribly exciting game. At least for Charger fans.
Charlie Mitich, as many of you may have noticed, has lost about 10 lbs. since his auto accident and then subsequent gall bladder surgery. He’s on the mend, however, and eating everything in sight, trying to gain his weight back. Knowing Charlie, he’ll make it just fine. He is looking just great and he’s on duty most every day, making sure his beloved restaurant, Charlie’s, works perfectly. ••••• Some of you may have been in the service. Chances are your military base had a garage, usually operated by Special Services, where you could go and work on your personal vehicle, with lifts, tools, all provided. Usually, there was someone around who had some knowledge who could assist you to ‘do it yourself.’
Camp Pendleton has such a facility but it has a waiting list of two weeks.
I had such a facility available to me at Brooke Army Hospital at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Letters to the Editor Lyle—
The Mayor’s Race
I find myself in a conundrum regarding the upcoming mayoral election in Escondido. Never have I felt that Sam Abed was a particularly good mayor for our city and, especially with the treatment of our former police chief Jim Maher who I consider to be a friend, I am even more concerned about him continuing as our mayor. Additionally, I believe that, eventually, some personal involvement in this issue will come out. Olga Diaz, on the other hand, is very pleasant in personal talks I’ve had with her. However, her politics have never matched mine and I have always believed that she has attached herself to one particular segment of our city
Though I’m probably the world’s worst mechanic I spent many happy hours in that facility working on my 1960 Ford. Along comes Joel Munoz who opened up a commercial facility offering the same type of operation called U Fix It Automotive, in Oceanside. This sounds like a great idea and I’ll be making time in my schedule to head over and take a few photos to pass along to you. If yout want to check it out, you can call them at 760.672.2180, or take a gander at the website at: www.sandiegoufixitauto.com
and not the city as a whole. In this recent vote regarding conversion of a convalescent home to a shelter for the recent influx of children who have come across our borders illegally, Ms Diaz’s “yes” vote confirms that she cares primarily about the Latino’s in our city and not the entire city. With a city containing far too many illegals already, this is not acceptable. The third candidate is really unknown to me so a vote for him would be unwise. Who do I vote for? That’s the question and one that I really can’t answer. /s/Mary Brown Escondido, CA.
Does the City of Escondido have an Industrial Development Department? Maybe they call it Economic development? Do they have someone experienced heading that department who has actually been educated and trained to do that job? One has to wonder when our Mayor extols his prowess in attracting new businesses, but at the same time lamely watches while Escondido loses two long established enterprises with a total of 500 employees.
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Two of my very favorite people in the whole wide world, Mark and Lynn Shaw, owners of Auditory Assistants Hearing Aid Center at 430 N. Cedar St., Ste A, in Escondido, are busy as could be, preparing for their special “Lunch and Learn” event. Scheduled from 10am to noon on November 4th at Escondido’s Marie Callendar restaurant location, they are offering a free lunch to anyone who is hearing impaired. While enjoying lunch you will hear a guest speaker from Oticon, one of the top hearing aid suppliers in the nation.
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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 2
talist Arab student from the Middle East, newly arrived at Montana State University.
Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the two Westerners learn that the Arab is a devout, radical Muslim and the conversation falls into an uneasy lull.
The cowboy leans back in his chair, crosses his boots on a magazine table and tips his big sweat-stained hat forward over his face. The wind outside is blowing tumbleweeds around and the old windsock is flapping, but still no plane comes. Finally, the American Indian clears his throat and softly speaks. “At one time here, my people were many, but sadly, now we are few." The Muslim student raises an eyebrow and leans forward, “Once my people were few," he sneers, "and now we are many. Why do you suppose that is?"
The Montana cowboy shifts his toothpick to one side of his mouth, and from the darkness beneath his Stetson says in a drawl, “That's 'cause we ain't played Cowboys and Muslims yet, but I do believe it's acomin."
Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.
The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy, "Son, how old are you?' 'Eight', the boy replied.
The man continued, 'Do you know what these are used for?'
The boy replied, 'Not exactly, but they aren't for me. They're for him. He's my brother. He's four." "Oh, really?" the pharmacist replied with a grin.
"Yes." the boy said. "We saw on TV that if you use these, you would be able to swim, play tennis and ride a bike. Right now, he can't do none of those." Ball Point Pens
When NASA started sending astronauts into space, they quickly discovered that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 million developing a pen that writes in
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1. She is an engaged and active member of our whole community. Why I Support Olga Diaz for Mayor of Escondido
The first morning after we moved into our house in downtown Escondido, I went looking for a cup of coffee. I found The Blue Mug and was warmly greeted by a woman named Olga Diaz. She was energetic, friendly, made a great cup of coffee, and welcomed me to the neighborhood. When she ran for Council in 2008, I voted for her. I did the same in 2012. 2012 was also the year I faced a dilemma over who to vote for for Mayor — Abed, Bologna, D’Agosta or Daniels, None of them thrilled me, but I voted for Mr. Daniels because I believed he was a moderate who would maintain the sort of even keel we had seen with Mayor Lori Pfeiler. Unfortunately, he did not prevail and Sam Abed became Mayor with 38% of the vote. This year, I am thrilled to be able to vote for Olga Diaz for Mayor. And here’s a dozen reasons why:
2. She recognizes the crucial importance of parks, recreation and libraries to the residents of Escondido as well as the vital role they play in building community and improving public safety.
3. She spends time at Council meetings actually listening to people and provides information to residents about the decisions being considered. 4. She began the revitalization of Escondido Creek and helped to bring in $2 million in grants for streetlights, landscaping and pocket parks.
5, She recognizes the importance of agriculture and has been a leader in developing water recycling plans for the City and would like to bring vineyards back to Escondido. 6. She knows that non-profit organizations provide vital services to the community while bringing in millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs.
7. She has a degree in accounting and has worked as an auditor and researcher — giving her the tools necessary to deal with any kind of finan-
8. She is a great speaker who will be a wonderful ambassador for Escondido. 9. She is not an ideologue butrather considers each issue on its own merits. (And is often much more conservative and conciliatory than I would ever be.) 10. She is bi-lingual and the child of immigrants, so she understands the issues that face our community.
11. She is a hard worker who is willing to roll up her sleeves and get the job done.
(In her volunteer work on the Creek, I mean that literally.) 12. She supports Smart Growth and development that pays its fair share.
13. She supports fair and balanced budgets. As Mayor, Olga Diaz will work to make Escondido a city that is innovative, welcoming and fun — for businesses, residents and visitors. I look forward to casting my vote for her on November 4th and urge you to do the same in person or through an absentee ballot. Do not sit this election out.
Social Butterfly The Paper • Page 6 • October 23, 2014
Association, suggested ways to improve this oil painting created by one of FAA's members. For information on all of FAA's activities, upcoming shows and opportunities, see www.fallbrookartassn.org. Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting at Grand Opening of Pieology Pizza
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The Escondido Chamber had a Ribbon Cutting at the Grand Opening of Pieology Pizza last weekend. Managers Michael Mercier and Hector Lara are already off to a good start at Pieology Pizza with speakers and entertainment at the Grand Opening event where they gave away free pizzas to attendees. Pieology Pizza is located at 1334 W. Valley Parkway, Suite 402, Escondido (corner of W. Valley Parkway/Auto Parkway. Call 808.237.9777. This is a new business franchise for San Diego County. Annual Tots ‘N Trucks Event A Success
Michael Jacques, demonstrator at a recent meeting of Fallbrook Art
The Golden State Can Shine Again
California continues to lag behind the nation’s manufacturing growth by a substantial margin; the U.S. is up more than 5 percent, while California is up only one-half percent.
provides Manufacturing commercial jobs, high-wage innovation, trade deficit reduction, and environmental sustainability. Yet the state’s financial picture is even more unpredictable with the loss of more than 640,000 manufacturing jobs since 2000.
Fifteen states have been recruiting California businesses to relocate or expand operations. EBay, Facebook, Visa, PayPal, and many manufacturers, have made major expansions in lowertax states -- particularly now that top income earners and
The Annual Tots ‘N Trucks Event, sponsored by the Escondido East Rotary Club and the Escondido Community Child Development Center (ECCDC) held recently was a rousing success. The event was held in Kit Carson Park in Escondido and attracted more
businesses in California pay the highest income tax rate in the nation, since Proposition 30 was passed in 2012. Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget continues to rely heavily on these temporary tax increases of Prop. 30. Long term planning for economic and business recovery in California cannot be done through tax increases.
The Legislature and governor could make significant tax and regulatory reform, and cure what’s ailing California. For the U.S. economy to recover fully, the Golden State will have to sparkle and shine again.
Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, and Vista.
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than 500 kids of all ages. Over 25 trucks were on display, including representatives from the Escondido City Fire and Police Departments, where children were able to climb aboard, pull levers and honk horns. The event also featured a carnival games area and entertainment from the Police Department’s K-9 unit and karate demonstrations. County Supervisor Dave Roberts, who helped sponsor the event through a Community Enhancement grant, was on hand and stated “We are so grateful for the great work ECCDC does in support of working families and through their curriculum preparing children for a successful future.” Also in attendance was Escondido Mayor Sam Abed who remarked how much this event has grown over the four years being held and that he has attended. ECCDC is a non-profit serving
Updating Privacy Laws to Reflect 21st Century Realities
Maintaining a sense of personal privacy in an era of surveillance cameras and widespread use of drones and other intrusive technologies can be challenging, to say the least. That’s why I joined with Assemblyman Ed Chau (D – Monterey Park) to introduce Assembly Bill 2306, legislation that reins in the unauthorized use of drones and helps protect our right to privacy. Unmanned aerial vehicles are rapidly gaining popularity and are used for a variety of legitimate purposes such as firefighting and security. However, their growing use increases the possibility that our privacy will be violated, often without our even being aware that it’s happening. Current law defines invasion of privacy when “a visual or auditory enhancing device” attempts to capture an image or sound recording of
the community of Escondido through Early Childhood Education. Established in 1974 by former Escondido Mayor Lorraine Boyce who saw the need to give women with children a chance to get back into the work force or continue their education. ECCDC has grown to three locations and currently serves over 400 children and employs over 100 people from the community. For more info, contact Patricia Cavanaugh, Executive Director, at 760.839.9361, Ext. 107. Meetings/Events Calendar
North San Diego Business Chamber Member Orientation – Today, Thursday, October 23, from 7:30-9am, the North San Diego Business Chamber will hold their quarterly complimentary Member Orientation. New and existing Chamber members are encouraged to attend to meet the Chamber staff, introduce your business, familiarize yourself with the benefits of the Chamber and get connected. The Chamber is located at 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104, San Diego, 92127. San Marcos Chamber Mixer is Today – Thursday, October 23, from 5:30-7:30pm, the San Marcos Chamber’s Mixer will be held at the San Marcos Historical Society, 1952 Sycamore Dr, at Heritage Park,
‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. on Page 7
a person engaged in a personal or familiar activity in which there is a reasonable expectation of privacy.
AB 2306 updates existing statutes by inserting the phrase “any device” to ensure that new technologies, including drones, will be covered under the law. Happily, AB 2306 passed both houses of the Legislature with unanimous support, and was signed into law by Governor Brown on September 30. With the implementation of this bipartisan legislation, California’s privacy laws will take a major step toward reflecting today’s high-tech world. While drones may offer many positive societal benefits, this legislation carefully balances those benefits with our constitutional rights to privacy and security. AB 2306 will take effect on January 1, 2015.
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‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6
inside Walnut Grove Park. Meet and network with other business leaders. Cost is $5/Chamber members and $10/non-members. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 760.744.1270, located at 904 W. San Marcos Blvd., Ste 10, San Marcos. The November Mixer will be on Thursday, November 20, at Vallecitos Water District, 201 Vallecitos De Oro; and the December Mixer will be Thursday, December 18, at the Residence Inn/Marriot, 1245 Los Vallecitos Blvd. Mayor Matt Hall to Speak at Carlsbad Republican Women’s Club - On Tuesday, October 28th, you are invited to attend the luncheon of the Carlsbad Republican Women’s Club to hear Carlsbad
Mayor Matt Hall speak on the state of the city and issues for the city’s future. Following Mayor Hall’s presentation, members will break into roundtable discussion groups to plan the club’s goals and objectives for 2015. This is an opportunity to learn more about club activities, how you can be involved, and where you can make an impact. General meetings are on the fourth Tuesday each month in the Wave Crest Room at the Hilton Garden Inn, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad. Doors open at 11am; the program begins at 11:30am. Cost is $30/members; $35/non-members. For more information, contact Niki at 760-931-9420 or email@example.com. RSVP by October 23rd. Check it out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated.
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have seen her mature as a politician and public servant. Where she once appeared to the casual observer to be too strident, I have watched her temper her passion with the knowledge that leadership takes compromise.
Our days are eaten up by simple, daily activities. Just getting out of our car takes 15 minutes. Trying to find where we parked takes 20 minutes. It takes a half-hour in the checkout line in Wal-Mart, and onehour to return the item the
Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow
When I had the opportunity to meet with Diaz the first time, I could not help being impressed by her intelligence and what I perceived to be a genuine desire to make Escondido the best a city can be.
I’m voting Olga Diaz for Mayor…here’s why
When I choose who I will support to represent me, I prefer people who I feel will also best represent the broadest segment of the public they serve. I prefer people who are articulate, accomplished, and diligent. I prefer people who have a solid grasp of the issues—who will work hard to understand them and examine their ramifications from every angle. And, I prefer people who embrace humility and humanity.
For these reasons, and more, I will cast my vote for Olga Diaz. I’ve been watching Ms. Diaz from afar and up close almost from the very beginning of her public career. In that time, I
An example of Olga Diaz in action was her willingness to take the initiative to find out the reasons for the city not allowing In-N-Out to locate a restaurant in the city, and to then lobby to remove the obstacles. The popular chain is now in Escondido because, just like the immortal words of a politician from an earlier era, she didn’t simply ask, “Why?” but rather, “Why not?”
I have had doubts about her attitude toward development— especially certain proposals currently under review—but have concluded that, while I may not always agree with her decisions, I will never doubt they are fully reasoned out and wellresearched.
I am confident Diaz’s education as an accountant will not only not bankrupt the city with intemperate decisions on things
‘Kirk Effinger’ Cont. on Page 9
The Malmedy Massacre
In the bitter-cold winter of 1944, the Allied forces were racing to the Rhine River to overthrow the German Nazi regime; at the same time,the enemy was desperately trying to break through and recapture the port at Antwerp, Belgium. During what became known as “The Battle of the Bulge,” several atrocities took place on both sides, but most of those by the Allies were in retaliation against the murders of POWs and civilians committed by the Nazi Waffen SS. The “Malmedy Massacre” was a heinous crime where 84 U.S. POWs were murdered by their German captors near Malmedy, Belgium. The atrocity was com-
Let me take you through a typical day: We get up at 5:00 am, have a quick breakfast and join the early morning Walk-andFart Club. There are about 30 of us, and rain or shine, we walk around the streets, all talking at once. Every development has some late risers who stay in bed until 6:00 am. After a nimble walk, avoiding irate drivers out to make us road kill, we go back home, shower and change for the next activity. My wife goes directly to the pool for her underwater Pilates class, followed by gasping for breath and CPR. I put on my 'Ask me about my Grandchildren' T-shirt, my plaid mid-calf shorts, my black socks and sandals and go to the clubhouse lobby for a nice nap. Before we know it, it's time for lunch. We go to Costco to partake of the many tasty samples dispensed by ladies in white hair nets. All free! After a filling lunch, if we don't have any doctor appointments, we might go to the flea market to see if any new white belts have come in or to buy a Rolex watch for $2.00.
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mitted on Dec. 17, 1944, by members of Col. Joachim Peiper’s SS panzer command.
In order to frighten the Allied troops, Hitler ordered the lastditch counter-offensive to be carried out with a brutality previously used by the Nazis on the Eastern Front in Russia. During his 1946 war-crimes trial in Dachau, Peiper testified “… no quarter was to be granted, no prisoners taken, and no pity shown towards Belgian civilians.”
The German SS unit approached the Malmedy crossroads as an American convoy of about 30 trucks and Jeeps arrived. Peiper’s troops opened fire on the American convoy, immobilizing the first and last vehicles of the column, forcing it to halt. Armed with only rifles and other small arms, the Americans had to surrender to the Nazi heavily-armed tank force. While Peiper’s column continued to move on, a contingent of SS troops left behind, took the American prisoners to a nearby field and opened fire with machine guns. The Americans panicked. Some tried to flee, but most were shot where they stood. A few sought shelter in a café at the crossroads, but SS troops set fire to the building, and shot all who tried to escape the flames. Some in the field had dropped to the ground and pretended to be dead when the shooting began. However, SS troops walked
‘Tom Morrow’ Cont. on Page 9
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‘Scandal at City Hall’ Cont. from Page 2
sideration to or for the use of any person in order to induce a person not to become or to withdraw as a candidate for public office. Violation of this section shall be punishable by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the Penal Code for 16 months or two or three years.” Second, again the City would be using public funds to pay for this quid-pro-quo, their pay back, to the “retired” Chief. This on-going and continued misuse of public tax dollars for political purposes requires an immediate investigation by appropriate law enforcement authorities who are charged by their Oath of Office to investigate and punish those who break the law and the public trust. Harmon forwarded a packet of informtion to:
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Keep the current trustees: Bruce Krider Jerry Kaufman Stephan Yerxa
The San Diego District Attorney The San Diego County Grand Jury The State of California Attorney General The United States Attorney General The California Bar Association He said he will be asking for investigation and corrective action. And if necessary a follow up law suit will be filed to protect the tax payers of this city from a culture of tax payer abuse and misconduct of public officials which borders on the misdeeds of the City of Bell, California.
I will be contacting District Attorney Dumanis to file a formal complaint. As a former Mayor and continuing taxpayer, it gives me no pleasure to have to assume this roll of citizen activist on behalf of my fellow Escondido taxpayers. But the abuse of law and the ignoring of “Oath of Office” to uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State
of California, and the improper expenditure of public tax dollars has to take precedence.
I hope the investigation is thorough and completed with due speed. I hope another law suit is not necessary to right the wrongs that have been committed with public tax dollars. Mayor Abed has been quoted as saying that he would start termination proceedings against the City Manager and City Attorney if the existence of the above letter is true. It is now beyond question that the letter was drafted by the City Attorney’s office at the Manager’s request. I call on Mayor Abed to back up his promise and take action!
I encourage all of my fellow citizens to join me in this effort to protect the rule of law and to ensure that no one in the future of our City will be improperly coerced from running for ANY public office. This is an important issue to be shared with our friends, neighbors and our children, because only by being diligent and standing up for what is right can we protect our democracy. It must never be taken for granted.
For those who may wish to add their support and names to this cause you may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
And, those who are likewise concerned, please contact DA Dumanis and officially ask for her to investigate this matter. Remember it is not enough for one person to speak up when a wrong has been committed, it is important for all who demand justice to do so. ••••• And so here we are . . . waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Will District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis or any other law enforcement agency open an investigation? Will these revelatons impact the Escondido mayoral election? We don’t know. We just report the facts. You, the voter, make the final decision.
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‘Tom Morrow’ Cont. from Page 7
among the bodies and shot any who appeared to be alive.
By late evening of Dec. 17, rumors that Nazis were killing POWs had reached American forces. One unit promptly issued orders that "No SS troops or paratroopers will be taken prisoner but will be shot on sight." There are claims some of the American forces retaliated by killing German prisoners at what became known as the “Chenogne Massacre.” The size of the Malmedy Massacre caused unusual attention and protest because it was the only one perpetrated on such a large scale against American troops by the Germans during the war. For Malmedy the Dachau war crimes tribunal tried more than 70 SS soldiers and pronounced 43 death sentences (none of which were ever carried out) and 22 life sentences. Eight other men were sentenced to shorter prison sentences.
All the convicted were released during the 1950s, the last one to leave prison was Peiper in December 1956.
Peiper lived in France following his prison release. In 1974, a former Communist resistance fighter uncovered the former SS colonel’s presence in France. Peiper sent his family back to Germany, but he stayed behind. During the night of July 13, 1976, a gunfight took place at Peiper's house, which was set on fire.
Peiper's charred body was found the next day with a bullet in his chest. He had just started writing a book about Malmedy and what action followed. Peiper’s attackers were never identified.
‘Kirk Effinger’ Cont. from Page 7
like pay and benefits, it will instill fresh thinking in ways to allocate funding priorities to do the most for the city as a whole. This includes maintaining a business-friendly attitude, but with an eye toward the less tangible benefits of making people feel good about where they live and work. Like she says, “Being business friendly is important. Being people friendly is essential.”
There are many in this town who feed into an “anyone but Sam” meme. Some of Diaz’s support assuredly comes from there. While I have expressed my reasons for not voting for the current mayor in an earlier column, I don’t subscribe to that thought, but rather to the notion that I am voting for the best person for the job.
I hope and expect that a Mayor Diaz will not treat her ideological opposites with the disdain and condescension they have shown her thus far. I will be disappointed with anything else.
Olga Diaz promises a future that will include a more inclusive approach to Escondido’s citizens, one that doesn’t separate
The Doctor is In!
Airway Centric, You and Your Dentist
Airway Centric (AC) is the “new” philosophy in treating your overall health and wellness today. Your airway and how it affects how restful your sleep and breathing is the MOST IMPORTANT function of your body. Your ideal mental and physical performance depends on an open airway, clear nasal breathing and restorative sleep. Your dentist is the primary health care provider who can detect and initiate treatment for compromises in your health due to breakdowns in your ability to deliver fresh supplies of oxygen to your body. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a uniquely human disease! As humans evolved to an upright posture, the forebrain grew with the freeing
of our hands for manipulation of our environment, but our facial framework retreated and the nasal airway became diminished in size and function. This is why humans do not have the ability to smell as well as other mammals. You’ll notice that even our cousins, the primates, have much longer snouts than our own (my staff says I’m the exception!). This shortening increased airway resistance, and mouth breathing was born. This has led to lowering of our ability to re-oxygenate our tired tissues when we’re sleeping and because of the compressed airway, leads to OSA as well as other sleep related disorders, especially as we get older and our tissues lose their “tone.” Thus, sleep deprivation ensues. That’s not all … in many cases jaw joint clicking and popping as well as pain can begin and intensify as well requiring special devices, oral appliances, or even surgery to correct. However, there now is a better way for some. Along with the lack of sufficient oxygenation of your tissues to repair while sleeping, oxygen deprivation (oxidative stress) leads to system failures resulting in inflammation, diabetes, obesity, decreased brain
groups in order to maintain power, but instead brings them all together to make things better. Let’s help her make things better.
‘Letter to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 4
First we lost the DMV employing 250 employees. That department is a vital State agency servicing Escondido’s large number of automobile dealers, one of the largest contributors to the city’s revenue base. The UT reports on Sunday, October 12th that Realty Income Corporation founded in Escondido in 1947 now with 250 employees will leave for new digs in Carmel Valley by the end of the year. Realty Income is a 5.8 Billion dollar company with it’s stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange and an average 5% annual return to shareholders. One would think Escondido would like to retain this company. The essence of a good Economic Development is knowing existing businesses well enough to anticipate their needs and be creative in meeting those needs, something Escondido appears not to do very well. Successful development is not a passive, reactive activity but requires frequent contacts and the ability to bring city departments and business owners together. Absent those talents
functioning (lower IQ in developing children), cardiovascular disease, decrease of your immune system (think CANCER), and heart attacks. Early intervention is essential to prevent sleep disorders and the resultant emotional and behavioral problems, neurocognitive impairment, decreased academic performance and poor physical growth which can ensue in developing children.
That’s where the new paradigm for treatment comes in. The key is to establish good efficient nasal breathing with ideal development of your upper arch. Believe it or not, this can be done even in us baby boomers because we still have a stem cell population, albeit diminished, when we’re older. Once we’ve established this, then we bring the lower arch forward to match your upper arch, usually using an
Escondido will likely lose more payrolls in the future.
Rarely have I seen a list of local political candidates that I admire as much as I do those running today.
They are all capable, visionaries and dynamic individuals.
I personally endorse, support and recommend: Marie Waldron for State Assembly District 75. Mike Sannella for Vallecitos Water Board District 4. Paul Malone for Vallecitos Water Board District 3. Jean Diaz and Pam Lindamood for the San Marcos Unified School Board. Those I have worked with over the past years I have learned to appreciate their personal friendship as well as their competence and dedication. /s/Bob Bowen San Marcos, Ca.
Not a Fan of The Paper
I find your irreverent Catholic "Daily Chuckles" offensive. I have been a Catholic all my 77 years. Why don't you put some Muslim, or Jewish Daily Chuckles. I am sure you would receive some strong threats
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oral appliance, and finally we’ll re-establish you ideal bite.
Airway Centric (AC) is based on extensive scientific studies and longitudinal analyses of past treatments for Sleep Apnea, Jaw Joint Dysfunctions, and Sleep Disorders. A thorough examination by a dentist or ENT doctor specially trained in these areas is the first step in treating these disorders. Once this is done you’ll be able to breathe well, achieve restful, oxygenated, restorative night’s sleep, as well as perform optimally during the day. Without it … you’ll get sicker quicker, fail to heal, and die early… and that’s a fact! Call our office at (760) 7344311 for a free examination and consultation. It may be the best call of your life!
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from the Muslim people! And the Jewish people would block your publication. You show signs of being biased, prejudiced and cowards. Please show respect for my Catholic faith.
I picked up "The Paper" free from my local library, but I will not pick it up again. /s/Viviana Sini Oceanside, CA.
Mozart is a stunning one year old male German Shepherd and weighs about 59 pounds. He has a great personality and would make a great pet for most families. He was rescued from Baldwin Park Animal Shelter in Baldwin Park on July 27 on the day he was to be euthanized only
for lack of being discovered in time until the Puppy Coalition of Escondido decided he needed to be saved for some lucky family.
He is available for only recent veterinary costs for neutering and initial exams and tests. Please call Bruce at 760-612-9156 in San Marcos.
Another Dog Saved by The Puppy Coaltion From Being Needlessly Euthanized To help, call 760.612.9156
Editor’s Note: Since you will not have picked up a copy of The Paper again you will not have seen a joke in today’s paper that pokes fun at the Muslims.
We have had jokes dealing with Jews . . . with Jehovah’s Witnesses, with Baptists, and with Mormons. We have had jokes about Germans, Irish folks, Chinese, Japanese, and, when we are feeling particularly frisky, about Norwegians (think Ole and Lena). I am of Norwegian heritage so when I hear or see a Norwegian joke I get so upset I can barely eat my lefse.
We fully intend on publishing jokes of many colors. When
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‘Man About Town’ Cont. from Page 4
You will also hear, in detail, on Brain Hearing. Just one more example of their motto,
“Today's Technology, Old Fashion Service.” These talent-
ed folks will answer any all questions related to hearing and hearing aids. The are issuing an open invitation to folks with hearing problems. ••••• One of the prettiest voices you’ll ever hear comes from one of the prettiest real estate specialists you’ll ever meet, Elisabeth Lentulo. Elisabeth, who hails originally from Germany, is a singer with the
Gary Bonner singers, and is busily engaged in rehearsals for the holiday season. Typically, they appear at local churches throughout southern California. She is a shining star at Broadpoint Preoperties in Escondido. ••••• My pal, Greg Hurt, one of the premiere dentists I have known in my lifetime, is busily engaged in remodeling his
‘Man About Town’ Cont. on Page 16
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tional value of TV while paid advertising plays hob with our ability to use the Internet.
Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory
“Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign”
“Blocking out the scenery, breakin my mind.” That 1971 hit by the Canadian rock band, “The Five Man Electrical Band,” became a mantra for the anti-establishment “peace and love generation” (hippies). Today it’s not signs that are “blocking the scenery, breakin our minds,” it’s ads. The big ugly signs and billboards that once lined America’s thoroughfares are to a large extent gone. The signs and billboards that clog our electronic highways are the new threat to our tranquility and sanity. Advertising on television seriously threatens the entertainment and educa-
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things get so politically incorrect that we can’t poke fun at ourselves or others, in a nonmalicious way, we will probably retire.
It is probably best that you do not pick up another copy of The Paper. It seems to upset you.
Thanks for writing. peace, as they say.
Letter to the Editor:
San Marcos is a vibrant community with a long history of being a desirable place to live. Our local school district, San Marcos Unified School District, is one of the reasons why families come to San Marcos. Between the three of us we have over 57 years of serving the community as elected members of either the San Marcos School Board or the San Marcos City Council. We believe experience as well as current and past service are critical components of an elected official. We believe in selfless service to the community.
Pam Lindamood currently serves as a Governing Board Member and has been a volunteer in our schools for over 20 years. Jean Diaz currently chairs the SMUSD Prop K
In 1952, at the dawn of the TV age, the average hour of prime time TV was 82% program and 18% commercials. Today that ratio has changed dramatically. A prime time hour of TV in 2014 is 68% program and 32% commercials. If you include the “embedded” paid commercials and those annoying and distracting teasers at the bottom of the screen, the percentage of time you are exposed to advertising on prime time TV can exceed 40%. Nonprime time is even worse.
Surveys report that Americans spend 30 hours a week watching live TV. Conservatively 30% of that time is spent watching commercials. If those numbers are correct then the average American spends nine hours a week watching commercials. That’s 468 hrs or twenty full days watching commercials each year. An average American will watch commercials nearly four years in a 70 year lifespan. Since you are only awake 70% of your life, the four years of commercial watching represents nearly 10% of your waking life. Amazing! Many of us have found ways
Citizens Oversight Committee and has been actively involved in the Chamber of Commerce – Government Affairs Committee, San Marcos Economic Development Corporation and The Senior Foundation for Wellbeing.
For these reasons, the three of us have decided to endorse Pam Lindamood and Jean Diaz for the San Marcos School Board. We urge you to consider voting for these two candidates. Please review their websites at www.pamlindamood.com and www.jeandiaz4smusdboard.co m. /s/Mary Borevitz /s/Pia Harris-Ebert /s/Sharon Jenkins
On the Town . .
Greetings. Was that the "Man About Town" across the fire pit from us Saturday night at the Left Coast Willie show in San Marcos? Sure looked like him (minus the hat and cane). We were there largely due to his review in The Paper a few weeks ago, and the review was dead on! Great show, great music and a great place to listen outside. We'll be back to see Willie, and will check out other bands there also. Thanks for turning us on to the
to avoid commercials by recording programs, paying for ad-free content or streaming content from the Internet. Increasingly advertisers are questioning the value of TV advertising and TV ad spot prices have begun to fall.
ads. One survey estimated that 6.5% of Internet user time is spent watching commercials.
Old California Coffee House and Left Coast Willie. We're weekly readers and big fans of The Paper. Keep up the good work..
have read the ballot wording and the statements for and against it. What concerns me is that no one has pointed out that there are no hard and fast guarantees that the pool, meeting place, etc., which are supposedly the selling points all citizens want, will actually come to fruition. What will happen if Schlesinger decides to sell part or all of the property? Will future owners be held to complete all those promises? And what will happen if Schlesinger has a financial downturn, as so many projects failed due to the national economy?
The Internet is free and to a great extent its infrastructure and content is supported by advertising. Advertisers use a myriad of techniques to get your attention. They hijack, phish, pharm, pop-up and banner you to distraction. They block your view with ads they shrink your e-mail viewing area to run ads on both sides, they grey-out your screen to overlay their ads, they run info-mercials as a preface to content you want to watch. They pop, flash, wiggle and writhe to pull your eyes over to their
Steve Beulke and Carol Paeper
Editor’s Note: Yep. That was us. A Letter to the Editor
I apprecite your articles on “The Smoking Gun?” and the “bully” of Propostion H.
I’m outraged that justice has not been done for Maher. I don’t understand why the Grand Jury and/or the District Attorney have not brought this to a conclusion for him, especially with that letter as evidence.
However, the real reason for this letter is Proposition H. I
While Internet ad watching percentages don’t approach those of TV viewers, Internet users spend a considerable amount of time and effort avoiding, deleting or simply being distracted by commercial advertising. The bottom line? Internet users are fed up. Many users want hassle free Internet browsing and email service. It is within the bounds of technology to provide safe, secure, malware and ad-free Internet access but somebody must pay for it. That somebody is you. Next week we will discuss how major players Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and others are beginning to promote hassle free Internet services for a price.
This measure is declared a compromise but when, where, and by whom were all the details of such a compromise worked out? It seems to me that people are being deluded into voting for Utopia, or a Brigadoon, that
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can evaporate in the mists tomorrow.
I haven’t seen anyone raise these questions. I hope you will bring them to the forefront in The Paper. Sincerely,
/s/Sheril Cunniing, Escondido, CA.
Thank You Lyle!
Lyle, I am sure you have by now seen Jerry Harmon's video taped in front of City Hall. It was your Smoking Gun issue that got Mr. Harmon's attention. For that I Thank You!
I hope Bonnie Dumanis gets off her butt and goes forward with this. /s/Dennis Galt Escondido, CA.
Past Issue Location Dear Editor:
I just got my hands on your October 16th issue of The Paper and found it really one of the best.
the copy of “The Smoking Gun,” issue. How do I go about getting a copy of that most exciting (to be sure) issue of The Paper. Thank you.
Jill Kuhlmeyer Lake San Marcos, CA.
Editor’s Note: Chances are The Computer Factory has a back issue. They usually keep six to eight weeks of back issues. Call them at 760.744.4315 and inquire. If they are out that issue (it was a very popular issue) I’ll make sure some extra copies get dropped off at their store at 845 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos.
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VOTE BRUCE KRIDER
I recently was ill and missed
for Board Member
Palomar Pomerado Health Trustees •Past Chairman • Current Board Member
• Bruce Krider - 10 years serving Palomar Health • Our new hospital, one of the five most technologically advanced hospitals in the world brought to fruition by Bruce and the current trustees. • The Mayo Clinic has affiliated with Palomar, thanks to the efforts of Bruce and the current board.
Keep the current trustees: Bruce Krider Jerry Kaufman Stephan Yerxa
‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 7
We're usually back home by 2:00 pm to get ready for dinner. People start lining up for the early bird about 3:00 pm, but we get there by 3:45 because we're late eaters.
The dinners are very popular because of the large portions they serve. We can take home enough food for the next day's lunch and dinner, including extra bread, crackers, packets of mustard, relish, ketchup and Splenda, along with mints.
At 5:30 pm we're home, ready to watch the 6 o'clock news. By 6:30 pm we're fast asleep. Then we get up and make five or six trips to the bathroom during the night, and it's time to get up and start a new day all over again. Doctor-related activities eat up most of our retirement time. I enjoy reading old magazines in sub-zero temperatures in the waiting room, so I don't mind.
Calling for test results also helps the days fly by. It takes at least a half-hour just getting through the doctor's phone menu. Then there's the hold time until we're connected to the right party. Sometimes they forget we're holding, and the whole office goes off to lunch.
Should we find we still have time on our hands, volunteering provides a rewarding opportunity to help the less fortunate.
Florida has the largest concentration of seniors under five feet and they need our help. I myself am a volunteer for 'The Vertically Challenged Over 80.' I coach their basketball team, The Arthritic Avengers. The hoop is only 4-1/2 feet from the floor. You should see the look of confidence on their faces when they make a slam dunk. Food shopping is a problem for short seniors, or 'bottom feeders' as we call them, because they can't reach the items on the upper shelves. There are many foods they've never tasted. After shopping, most seniors can't remember where they parked their cars and wander the parking lot for hours while their food defrosts. Lastly, it's important to choose a development with an impressive name. Italian names are very popular in Florida. They convey world travelers, uppity sophistication and wealth. Where would you rather live: Murray's Condos or the Lakes of Venice? There's no difference -- they're both owned by Murray, who happens to be a cheap bastard.
I hope this material has been of help to you future retirees. If I can be of any further assistance, please look me up when you're in Florida. I live in the Leaning Condos of Pisa in Boynton Beach. Deep Thinking?
1. There are two sides to every divorce: Yours and Goofy’s.
2. The closest I ever got to a 4.0 in college was my blood alcohol content. 3. I live in my own little world but it's OK; everyone knows me here.
4. I saw an obese woman wearing a sweatshirt with "Guess" on it. I said, "Thyroid problem?" 5. I don't do drugs 'cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.
6. A sign In a Chinese Pet Store: "Buy one dog, get one flea." 7. Money can't buy happiness but it sure makes misery easier. 8. I got a sweater for Christmas. I really wanted a screamer or a moaner.
9. If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the "terminal"?
10. I don't approve of political jokes. I've seen too many of them get elected.
11. The most precious thing we have is life, yet it has absolutely no trade-in value.
12. If life deals you lemons, make lemonade. If life deals you tomatoes, make Bloody Marys. 13. I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. 14. Shopping tip: You can get shoes for a buck at bowling alleys.
15. I am a nobody and since nobody is perfect, I must be perfect.
16. Every day I beat my own previous record for number of consecutive days I've stayed alive. 17. No one ever says, "It's only a game!" when their team is winning. 18. Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?
19. Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?
20. Marriage changes passion ... suddenly you're in bed with a relative. 21. Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked? 24. Snowmen fall from Heaven unassembled. 25. Every time I walk into a singles bar I can hear Mom's wise words: Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been!
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‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 7
Good Morning Escondido Breakfast on Friday – Get to know your fellow Chamber members over breakfast at the Good Morning Escondido Networking event on Friday, October 24, 7:30-9am; checkin begins at 7:15am, at the J & M Family Restaurant, 1215 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. There will be breakfast, networking and door prizes. Cost is $10/members and $20/prospective; RSVP to Claudine@escondidochamber.org or call 760.745.2125.
S.M. Theatre West Presents “Alice In Wonderland” - The City of San Marcos Theatre West Youth Theater will present the musical production, “Alice in Wonderland,” at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, on October 24, 25, and 26. Show times are Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2 and 6pm and Sunday at 2pm. The show features a cast of local actors aged 7 to 17. Ticket prices are $7 for youth/students/seniors and $10 for adults. Tickets for the 2 pm show on Saturday are $7 for all ages. Tickets are available in advance or may be purchased at the door. For more information, go to www.san-marcos.net/theatrewest or call 760.744.9000.
Two Days Left for Tickets to the Oceanside Boys & Girls Night Out Gala – Saturday, October 25th is the night for the 2014 Gala of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside. There will be dinner, live and silent auctions, youth art gallery and performance, live music and dancing. Black tie optional; complimentary valet; tickets are $200/person. For tickets or information, contact Alexa Morr at 760.433.8920. Boys and Girls Night Out 2014 Gala, Saturday, October 25th – Bryll Hair Lounge has teamed with Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside to make the 2014 Boys and Girls Night Out a fantastic ad glamorous night. Present this item at Bryll Hair Lounge before or on October 25th for all your style needs and they will generously donate 20% back to the Club. Thanks go to the talented Bryll Hair Lounge team located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Suite 100, Carlsbad, 760.753.1337, www.bryll.com. Escondido Genealogical Society October Meeting Announced Mary Ann Vincent from the State Genealogical Alliance will be the speaker at the October meeting of The Escondido Genealogical Society. The meeting will be held on Saturday, October 25, at 10:00am in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. She will speak on "Civil War Widow's Pensions." The meeting is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. Contact email@example.com.
Bilingual Book Discussion Group Meets at Escondido Public Library - Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), the Library’s Bilingual Book discussion group, will meet on Saturday, October 25, from 3:30-4:45pm in the Turrentine Room. Attendees discuss the book in both English and Spanish, enabling them to enjoy great literature while polishin’ both their English- and Spanish-language skills. El angel perdido/Lost Angel, by Javier Sierra, is the selected book for October. This is a spine-tingling apocalyptic thriller set in real-world locations and based on well-researched mythology and scientific facts. The Book Club facilitator is Miriam Ruvinskis. Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month. On November 29, readers will
discuss Y las montanas hablaron/And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at 760-8394814.
Interactive Mural Project at the Municipal Gallery in October – The public is invited to interact with a mural on the east side of the Escondido Municipal Gallery during the month of October. Local students created an interactive mural as part of a two-year workshop with the University of San Diego’s TransBorder Institute and visiting artist Jon Lowenstein. Students were challenged to explore their community through the use of images, starting with themselves and their families and expanding to the larger community of Escondido. In particular, the students took on the theme of immigration, examining what it means to them and how it has shaped their lives and worldviews. The students produced and collected a multitude of photographs that represent their life experiences. For information, contact Wendy Wilson or Chrisanne Moats at the Municipal Gallery at 760.480.4101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The address is 262 East Grand Avenue, Escondido. DUVCW October Meeting – Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent #5 will meet at 11am on Tuesday, October 28, in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. The program will be a Civil War Halloween story presented by sister Barbara Ibaibariaga. For information, call 619.475.0153.
San Marcos Senior Center to Hold Halloween Party – On Friday, October 31, San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, will host a Halloween Costume Parade and Party with a Spooktacular ballroom dance performance by Mel Carrillo and the Sophisticated Dancing Ghouls. The party begins at 10:45am followed by lunch at 11:30. There will be prizes of a $25 gift certificate for best individual costume and $40 gift certificate for best couple. Everyone is welcome. Must RSVP in advance for lunch by calling 760.744.5535 ext. 3606. Lunch is a $4 suggested donation for seniors 60 and above and $5 cost for guests 59 and below. In addition, it’s never too late to join The Middle East 101 Cultural Discovery Classes which started on October 7th and run from 1-2:30pm on Tuesdays at the Senior Center, 111 Richmar Ave, San Marcos. Brain fitness through cultural discovery. For more info, call 760.744.5535. For a complete list of activities, visit the website at www.sanmarcos.net/seniors.
20th Anniversary Season Opens at CCAE – The new season opens at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, with Jake Shimabukuro on Friday, October 31, at 7:30pm. Declared by Rolling Stones as a “musical hero,” ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro has earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. On Saturday, October 25th at 7:30pm, join the Center Chorale for a captivating evening of musical illumination as they sing Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, opening the Choral Arts season. At the Museum, until November 9th, explore the rich history of Mexico and celebrate the Dia de los Muertos exhibition featuring a collection inspired by the colorful holiday. The Center is located at 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido.
Veterans Association of North County Events Coming Up – On Saturday, November 1st, two events will take place at the Veterans Association of North County (VANC) facility at 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside: The VANC Resource Center is home for approximately 30 different Veterans Organizations in North County. Both of these events are fund-raisers for VANC, and the City of Oceanside will match all funds donated to VANC for these two events. The first event at 10am will be the showing of the movie “BRAVO.” This documentary film is a narrative of the 77-day siege at Khe Sanh, Vietnam, which started on January 21, 1968. The Commanding Officer of “B” Company, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and some members of his Company will be at the VANC building to present their accounts of what really happened at Khe Sanh. The movie is free but they are asking for a small donation. For every $5 you donate you will receive a ticket for a drawing of a 32-inch flat screen TV. RSVP to email@example.com. Seating is limited. If you can’t attend the movie presentation, please consider mailing a donation to VANC, Attn: Bravo, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058, and write Phase III in the memo section of your check. Then later that day the doors will open at 4pm for the Halloween Dance, until 9pm, and there will be food, fun, music and dancing, in addition to a prize for the best costume. Cost is $20/person. There will be a catered dinner and tickets are selling quickly. Call Roberta Schuster at 760.807.1871 for more information and to purchase tickets. If you are unable to attend, please consider purchasing a ticket for an “Active Duty” military person or family in your name. Any other donations can be made by mailing a check to VANC, Attn: Halloween Dance, 1617 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92058, and write Phase III in the memo section of your check.
Free Genealogy Workshop to be Presented at Library - Escondido Public Library will host a free Genealogy Workshop on Saturday, October 25, from 2:30–4:00pm in the Library’s Pioneer Room—the City’s local history and genealogy archive. The Pioneer Room is located in the Mathes Community Center at 247 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. The Workshop will be taught by Ginger Kullman, a lifelong Escondido resident and genealogist. It is designed for beginning genealogy enthusiasts who want to discover their family history and learn about research resources and techniques. Registration is required as seating may be limited. Call 760-745-6633 to register. Attendees will receive free information packets and an introduction to Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource. The Library provides this popular genealogy database for public use in the Library and at the Pioneer Room. This program is sponsored by the Pioneer Room Friends, a support group dedicated to preserving and promoting Escondido’s rich local history. Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. For information about the Pioneer Room, contact Librarian and Archivist Helene Idels at 760-839-4315 or visit library.escondido.org.
Library Presents a Celebration of Filipino Dance - Escondido Public Library presents the FilipinoAmerican Cultural Organization (FACO) Dance Group on Saturday, October 25, at 3pm, in the Turrentine Room. The FACO Dance Group promotes an appreciation and celebration of Filipino culture by performing classic Filipino dances in colorful, traditional costumes. This event is a
highlight of the Library’s partnership with KPBS to promote 2014’s One Book, One San Diego selection, Monstress, by author Lysley Tenorio, a San Diego native. Monstress describes the Filipino experience through a series of heartfelt short stories. The Library also presents the following upcoming events in celebration of the 2014 One Book, One San Diego program: Children around the World: the Philippines, Thursday, November 13, in the Turrentine Room from 3-4pm. Cora Cooks Pancit, by Dorina K Lazo Gilmore, the 2014 One Book, One San Diego children’s selection, will be the featured book, along with a program that promotes Filipino history, culture, crafts, and music. This program is targeted for children ages 6 to 10. As a grand finale, Lysley Tenorio, author of Monstress, will make his only North County appearance at Escondido Public Library on Monday, November 17, at 6pm, in the Turrentine Room. KPBS is promoting this event and reservations will be required. More information on how to secure a reservation will be announced on KPBS.org in the near future.
All Library programs are free and open to the public. The Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in Escondido. For more information on 2014 One Book, One San Diego programs at the Library, contact Paul Crouthamel at 760-839-4814. To learn more about the Library’s events and services, visit library.escondido.org. Palomar Health Hosts Community Flu Vaccination Program – Flu season is here and Palomar Health is prepared to vaccinate more than 3,500 North County residents through its annual community flu shot program. Clinics are being held at various locations throughout the hospital district’s service area now through January 16, 2015, to adults and children 9 years of age and older. The 2014 vaccine protects against the seasonal flu virus. It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop following the vaccination ad protection lasts sixmonths to one year. Typical flu symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. Unlike a cold, flu symptoms can come on suddenly, are more severe, and can be life-threatening.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the following people be among the first to get vaccinated due to their higher risk of flu complications: People 50 years or older; people of any age who have heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, HIV, blood disorders, kidney disease, or anyone with a weakened immune system. Children, age 6 months and older; pregnant women; people living in nursing homes or assisted living facilities; health-care providers and caregivers who live with, or care for, anyone listed above. Cost of a flu shot through the Palomar Health community clinic is $20/person for children and adults under 65 years of age. Medicare is accepted for those who qualify. Palomar partners with the S.D. Department of Health to provide free flu shots for those in need. Palomar’s flu clinics are available in Escondido, San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Poway, Warner Springs, Julian, Valley Center, Ramona, Oceanside, La Jolla, Fallbrook, and Temecula. A list of the daily clinics is available online at www.PalomarHealth.org/Flu.
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The Puppy Coalition Foundation rescues many dogs from regional kill shelters. These dogs are often rescued on their last day of life in these “shelters.” The recipe for providing a foster home for a rescued dog is simple:
1.) A little space for a doggie bed somewhere in your home. We will even provide a bed. 2.) Spend a little time with the dog to go out and do “their business” and get some exercise walking. We like to suggest at least 45 minutes over the course of the day. More is great.
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A more recent October celebration is Pastor Appreciation Day (or Month) that began in 1992. Like Veterans’ Day, Mothers’ Day and Thanksgiving, its seems odd that we have to calendarize times to appreciate those who mean so much to us, or to be thankful for the blessings of life.
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Clara, a 2-year-old Dwarf Hotot mix, is a glamorous girl waiting for the perfect family to notice her movie star good looks. This petite girl is sweet and affectionate once she gets to know you, and is sure to add years of entertainment to her new family. With her gorgeous white fur and adorable black markings, Clara loves to be admired but prefers it’s on her terms. She can be quite active and would do best in an x-pen, as she finds a cage can be too confining. She would love a bunny experienced home that can understand her needs. Clara is available for adoption at the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA at 3450 East Valley Parkway in Escondido and is currently in foster care. To learn more about making Clara part of your family, please call (760) 888-2247.
On the other hand, if it weren’t on the calendar, we might not find the right time to celebrate and say thank you.
Pastor Tom Fry Retired, Church of the Nazarene Days of Appreciation
There seems to be a day to celebrate just about everything. Just in October there is National Poetry Day and National Dessert Day. Checking a long list, it is laden with food celebrations. Gumbo, Pierogys, Sausage Pizza, Pasta, Seafood Bisque, Chocolate Cupcakes and Brandied Fruit. And the list goes on.
Of course, there are also days in October to celebrate Chess, Dictionaries, Mothers-in-law, Free Thought, Farmers, Fossils and Feral Cats. My favorite trifecta day is October 4, when you can Celebrate, Tacos, Golf and Vodka. There’s a symmetry there that may be unappreciated by nongolfers.
Now that I am retired, I can encourage people everywhere to appreciate their pastor. There are myriads of statistics that illustrate the difficulty of the job, though few pastors will admit the “job stress” they often feel. I was privileged to serve a congregation that appreciated their pastor in many ways all during the year, but in October, they outdid themselves. We’ve spent most of the gift cards, and, I’ll admit, not kept all the greeting cards we received. But we will never forget some of the heartfelt, encouraging notes included in those cards.
Now it is our turn. The other day my wife did something she had never done. And when you’re part of the Medicare set, that doesn’t happen often. She purchased a Pastor Appreciation Card. We’re taking it with us to church this Sunday, to remind our pastor that we appreciate her, not just when the calendar says so, but every day. I encourage you to do the same.
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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed 2014 Wedge Cheese Festival
You won’t want to miss the Downtown Business Association’s 2014 Wedge Cheese Festival on October 25, from 1 to 5:00 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of local wine, beer, and food while walking along beautiful Grand Avenue in historic Downtown Escondido.
The $35 Wedge Tasting Passport ($45 after October 18) gets you access to 25+ cheese, wine, beer and restaurant tasting stops. There also is a Designated Driver Passport for $25 (food stops only). The tasting stops consist of our local downtown businesses hosting fine cheeses and a diverse selection of craft beers and bou-
tique wines, as well as local restaurants offering samples of their delicious creations! Your passport includes all the cheese and restaurant nibbles and your choice of 10 beer and/or wine pairings. You can check out the growing list of restaurants, cheeses, breweries and wineries as well as last year’s participants by visiting wwwhttp://wedgeescondido.com In between tastings, there will be a craft fair and live music from the award- winning band Santana Brothers at the Heritage Garden at the corner of Grand Avenue and Juniper Street. For more information about the event visit http://wedgeescondido.com . For information about the City of Escondido, please visit www.escondido.org
Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Keeping Trick-orTreaters Safe
Halloween is a fun time of the year and everyone wants a safe and happy Halloween for themselves and especially their children. Using safety tips and common sense can help make the most of the upcoming Halloween night. Following are tips to keep children and adults safe next week, when accidents and injuries are more likely to occur. Enjoy your Halloween fun and treats! trick-orWelcome • treaters with porch lights and any exterior lights on.
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Dr. Hurt and his staff are seeing their patients with no interruptions during the remodeling. When completed, they’ll be even more efficient and will be able to provide a broad range of dental services to even more new patients. You may want to call and get acquainted. They’re at 760.734.4311. ••••• Yet another fascinating lady of our acquaintance, also in real estate, is the lovely Rosa Ruiz. If you haven’t met Rosa, you need to. She has a fascinating background. Born and raised in Peru . . . she has become a great success in real estate since moving to America and
Do not give homemade • or unwrapped treats to children. Use extreme caution • when driving a vehicle. Be on the alert for youngsters darting out into traffic. Costumes should be • flame retardant so children aren't in danger near burning jack-o-lanterns. Keep costumes short to • prevent trips, falls, and other bumps in the night. Try make-up instead of • a mask. Masks can obstruct a child's vision. Make sure kids wear • light colors or put reflective tape on costumes for increased visibility.
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We had lunch with her recently and were spellbound as she told us of her early years in Peru and what all she went through in her life’s journey.
We kinda had to draw it out of her. That’s what newspaper folks do, you know. There’s enough information there to do a special feature on her one day. Don’t be too surprised if that’s exactly what happens.
Here again, if you haven’t met Rosa Ruiz, you really should; not only because she’s a fascinating woman with a fascinating life . . . but she’s also very sharp in the world of real estate.
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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Ready, Set, Go—Fire Preparedness Month
While San Marcos was hit hard by wildfire this May, the City of San Marcos has been actively reviewing emergency plans and resources to ensure the community is prepared for the peak fire season still ahead. It is no secret that San Marcos and all of southern California often sees a brutal fall fire season, and we all must do our part to prepare. To prepare, regional fire agencies and the County of San Diego is recommending resi-
dents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season. Residents can also get “ready” by making an emergency plan and gathering emergency supplies. If a fire breaks out, San Marcos residents can get “set” to evacuate by: subscribing to the City’s e-alerts and facebook and twitter pages, and setting radios to AM 1610 station to get the most accurate information.And finally, if told to do so by a public safety official, or if you feel unsafe, residents should “go.”
For more information, please visit www.readyforwildfire.org.
Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood 5th Annual Haunted Market
Ghosts and goblins are preparing to come out on Halloween night for the 5th annual Haunted Market at the corner of Pier View Way and Coast Highway. Sunset Market staff has prepared lots of Halloween fun for kids and adults alike. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., vendors are inviting kids 12 and under to “trick or treat” at specially marked vendor booths. Sunset Market volunteers will also be posted at the end of each street to provide treats for the kids. At 6:00 p.m., kids 12 and under are invited to gather at the
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3-Car Crash Results in Injuries and DUI Arrest
His name has not been released yet but the driver of one of the vehicles involved in a three car collision has been arrested for DUI. At least one man was injured in the crash that occurred in Vista last Wednesday at West Vista Way and Santa Clara Drive, around 8:40pm. The investigation of this accident closed traffic lanes in the area for about three hours.
According to witnesses, one driver, a Latino man about 5 feet 5 inches tall, wearing a gray shirt and tan work boots,
Main Stage in the center of the market for a costume parade. Grown-ups won’t be left out of all the fun; they are invited to participate in the Evil Laugh and the Blood Curdling Scream Contests. Participants who are interested in partaking in either one of these festive contests should report to the Main Stage to sign up by 7:30 p.m. The competition begins at 8:00 p.m. sharp! Deejay Steve-O from Rock the House Entertainment will be providing the sights and sounds of Halloween from the Main Stage all evening long just to make sure you are in the festive spirit! For more information, visit http://www.SunsetMarket.com or call 760-754-4512.
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Paramedics took at least one person to a hospital with multiple injuries.
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-023868 The name of the business: The Headquarters Salon & Wig Store, located at 407 Twin Oaks Valley Rd. #114, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Danielle Christine Barclay 1742 Elfin Forest Rd. #356 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Danielle Christine Barclay, Hairstylist This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/05/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 & 10/23/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025979 The name of the business: Landskeeping Garcia, located at 580 Los Vallecitos Blvd, Apt. 208, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Arturo Garcia 350 Pleasant Way #217 San Marcos, CA. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/5/2010. /s/ Arturo Garcia This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/29/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 & 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026030 The name of the business: EVOD Garage, located at 1277 Pacific Oaks Place, #102, Escondido, Ca. 92029 is hereby registered by the following: Dove Affair Inc. 1119 S. Mission Road, #324 Fallbrook, CA. 92028 This business is conducted by corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Shawn Dove, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/30/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 & 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026559 The name of the business: The Avenue Salon, located at 244 Grand Avenue, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Jacqueline Ratig 1639 Palomarcos Ave. San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Jacqueline Ratig, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/06/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027283 The name of the business: ShivaLife Consulting, LLC, located at 3540 Windrift WAy, #199, Oceanside, CA. 92056 is hereby registered by the following: ShivaLIfe Consulting, LLC 3540 “Windrift Way, Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business was n/a. /s/Kelli May, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/14/2014 10/23, 10/30, 11/06 & 11/13/2014
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025695 The name of the business: JK Training, located at 1203 Corte Encanto, San Marcos, Ca. 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Joana Kezas 1203 Corte Encanto San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Joana Kezas, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/25/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025548 The name of the business: Achievers; Health/Fitness/Sports/Tactical, located at 1212 Olive Ave., Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Paul Merritt 1212 Olive Ave. Vista, Ca. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 9/24/2014. /s/Paul Merritt This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/24/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025554 The name of the business: Active Knots Sports Massage and Yoga Center, located at 210 S. Juniper, Suite 110, Escondido, Ca. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Elisa and Mike Cohen 684 Amys Pl. Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Elisa Cohen, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/24/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026449 The name of the business: Sweet Nectar Embroidery, located at 1714 El Rosal Place, Escondido, Ca. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Deborah J. O’Grady 1714 El Rosal Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Deborah J. O’Grady, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/03/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30/2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025782 The name of the business: A J A Consultants, located at 664 Larkspur Court, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Anthony J. Adessa 664 Larkspur Court San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Anthony J. Adessa, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/26/2014 10/02, 10/09, 10/16 and 10/23/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024846 The name of the business: Cocina del Carmen Catering, located at 505 Vine St., Oceanside, CA. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Carmen Colon 505 Vine St. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Carmen Colon This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30/2014.
SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED
Ordinance No. 2014-1400 an ordinance of the City of San Marcos City Council approving a Specific Plan Amendment changing the name of “San Marcos Studios Specific Plan” to “Loma San Marcos Specific Plan”, Case No: SP 13-005 (P13-0060), Loma San Marcos LLC, Questhaven Pacific View LLC and La Paz Sunset, Inc. Ordinance No. 2014-1400 was introduced on September 23, 2014, and and adopted by the City Council on October 14, 2014, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, ORLANDO, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/23/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026321 The name of the business: Rosano’s Chevron, located at 236 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, Ca. 92024, is hereby registered by the following: R. Rosano, Inc 236 N. El Camino Real Encinitas, Ca. 92024 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 9/16/14 /s/Robert Rosano, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/02/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 and 10/30/2014.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026607 The name of the business: Rippers, Rippers Gourmet Hot Dogs, located at 1611 1/2 S. Center City Pkwy, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Guise Enterpreses, Inc. 740 El Dorado Dr. Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/Andrea Teravainen, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/06/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026587 The name of the business: L&L Maids, located at 1225 N. Broadway, #13, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Latoya Moore and Maria Castellanos 1225 N. Broadway, #13 Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was n/a. /s/Latoya Moore This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/06/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
The name of the business: Left Coast
Networks, located at 2796 Loker
Ave., Suite 103, Carlsbad, CA. 92010,
is hereby registered by the following:
Robert Cade Gore
2130 Meadowlark Ranch Cir.
San Marcos, CA. 92078
159 Diana St. #4
Encinitas, Ca. 92024
This business is conducted by a
General Partnership. First day of
business was n/a.
/s/David Self, Owner
County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego
10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026789 The name of the business: Carranza Tree Service, located at 240 S. Las Flores Dr., Apt 49, San Marcos, CA., 92069, is hereby registered by the following: Sabina Chavez Lopez 240 S. Las Flores Dr. Apt 49 San Marcos, Ca. 92069 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/07/14. /s/Sabina Chavez Lopez This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/07/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026900 The name of the business: Family Resources, Family of God Resources, located at 3452 Descanso Ave., #6, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: William R. Jacob 3452 Descanso Ave. #6 San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 01/14/93. /s/William R. Jacob, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/08/2014 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (Planning Commission)
The Planning Commission of the City of San Marcos will hold the following public hearing in the City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Drive at 6:30 p.m., Monday, November 3, 2014. Case No: P14-0001: GPA 14001, R 14-001, SP 14-001, MFSDP 14-001, TSM 14-001, CUP 14-016, ND 14-007 Application of: The Norman SM Project Owner, LLC (Mission 316) Request: The Mission 316 Specific Plan proposes an attached multi-family, residential condominium project up to 93 units. The condominiums will range from 1,400 – 1,990 s.f. and feature 2-3 bedrooms in three stories with a maximum building height of 45 feet. A total of 213 parking spaces are proposed. This includes 2car garage spaces for each unit plus an additional 23 guest parking spaces. Approximately 5.27 acres of common and landscaped open space areas are proposed. Discretionary actions include: A General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Specific Plan, Multi-Family Site Development Plan, Tentative Subdivision Map, and a Conditional Use Permit, to change the land use from Commercial to Medium Density Residential, and utilization of a rock crusher during the grading operation. The project also includes adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Location of Property: E. Mission Road, between Woodward Street and Falcon Place, more particularly described as: A portion of Lot 3 in Block 52 of the Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof No. 806, filed in the office of the County Recorder of San Diego County, December 21,1895, and, Parcel 2 of Parcel Map No. 10177, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof, filed in the office of the County Recorder of said county June 27,1980 as instrument No. 80-204014 of official records, and, A portion of Parcel B of certificate of compliance recorded
September 15, 1999 as instrument No. 99-0631820, being the westerly 140.00 feet of Lot 4 in Block 52 of the Rancho Los Vallecitos de San Marcos, in the City of San Marcos, County of San Diego, State of California, according to map thereof No. 806, filed in the recorder’s office of said county on December 21, 1895. Assessor’s Parcel No.: 220210-10, 220-210-41 & 220210-46. If you challenge the action(s) listed in this notice (or any of them) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the hearing body at, or prior to, the public hearing. The City of San Marcos is committed to making its programs, services and activities accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to participate in this public hearing or any other City program, service or activity, please contact the City Clerk’s office at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069, or call (760) 744-1050. Appeal rights are available. Contact the Planning Division at Extension 3233. Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/23/14. CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 88533, TWIN OAKS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of San Marcos, hereinafter referred to as Agency, invites sealed bids for the above stated Project and will receive such bids in the offices of Agency (City Clerk's Office on the second floor), at San Marcos City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 920692918, up to the hour of 2:00 p.m., on October 24, 2014, at which time they will be publicly opened in the “Valley of Discovery” Room at City Hall. Bids received after the hour and date for the bid opening will not be accepted and shall be returned unopened. The work to be done is described in these Bid and Contract Documents for the above stated Project. The general Scope of Work is as follows: DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work generally consists of the construction of curb & gutter, concrete sidewalk on the north side of Cassou Road, and multi-purpose D.G. trail on the south side of Cassou Road, including all the related work such as storm drain infrastructure and traffic signal modifications. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located at the intersection of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Cassou Road and extends west along Cassou Road to the City of San Marcos and County of San Diego jurisdictional line. GENERAL Copies of the Bid and Contract Documents are available for inspection at no cost to the bidder at the front counter of the Development Services Department on the first floor of City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, California 92069-2918. NO BID SETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. In conformance with State of California Assembly Bill 2036 complete bid sets will be available electronically, at no cost, at http://www.san-marcos.net and http://www.ciplist.com. It shall be the responsibility of the prospective bidders to download and print the bid documents for review and bid. Bidders shall also check the website for addendums which will be posted no later than 48 hours prior to the bid opening. Each addendum will include a conformation sheet indicating receipt of the addendum. This sheet must be signed and included with the bid for each
addendum issued. Bids which do not include the conformation sheet(s) for each addendum, if any, may be rejected. The City of San Marcos does not warrant, represent, or guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of information provided from any third party source. The City shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any loss or damages of whatever kind, nature, or scope, including, but not limited to, time, money or goodwill arising from errors, inaccuracies, or omissions in any documents and/or information retrieved from any third part source. Prospective bidders are encouraged to review the official version of all documents upon which they plan to rely. For a complete set of bid documents or the applicable RFP, all interested parties are directed to the City’s website at http://www.san-marcos.net or www.ciplist.com. A Pre-Bid Conference will be held for this project on October 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Valley of Discovery Room, City of San Marcos City Hall. The Contractor is required by the terms of the Bid and Contract Documents to perform diligently and continuously in order to complete all Work in every detail, exclusive of maintenance periods, to the satisfaction of the Agency within forty five (45) WORKING DAYS after the Date of Commencement. The Contractor shall pay the Agency, or have monies due it withheld, the sum of One thousand dollars ($1,000) per calandar day after contract time has expired. Bids shall be written clearly and legibly in ink in conformance with the Instruction to Bidders. All bids shall be submitted to the Office of the City Clerk in a sealed envelope plainly marked on the outside with "SEALED BID FOR "SEALED BID FOR TWIN OAKS VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL PROJECT DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." DO NOT OPEN WITH REGULAR MAIL." If using Federal Express or other such service for bid submittal, the contents of the submittal must be noted on the outside of that envelope as stated above. Each bid must be accompanied by cash, a certified or cashier's check payable to the City of San Marcos, or a satisfactory bid bond executed by the bidder and an acceptable surety, in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total aggregate bid amount. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for performance and payment bonds acceptable to the Agency. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 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 to whom the Contract is awarded, and any subcontractor under such Contractor, shall hereby ensure that minority and women business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids for subcontracts. Further, there shall be no discrimination in employment practices on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical handicap, medical condition, marital status, age, or sex. Attention is directed to the provisions of the Bid and Contract Documents which require retention from payments to the Contractor to secure performance under the Contract. Pursuant to California Public Contract Code Section 22300, and at the request and expense of the Contractor to whom the contract is awarded, acceptable securities (securities listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank or savings and loan, certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand deposit accounts or standby letters of credit) equivalent to the retention amount shall be permitted in
substitution of money withheld by the Agency to ensure performance under the Contract. Such securities shall be deposited with the Agency or with a California or Federally chartered bank or savings and loan as escrow agent who shall return such securities, along with any interest thereon, to the Contractor upon satisfactory completion and acceptance of the Work by the Agency. The Agency reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any irregularity, and to take all bids under advisement for a period of sixty (60) calendar days after the date the bids are publicly opened. All costs incurred by bidders as a result of preparing bids under this Notice Inviting Bids shall be the sole responsibility of each bidder. This Notice Inviting Bids neither creates nor imposes any obligation upon the Agency to enter into a contract. Liquidated damages for this Project will be per the Special Provisions Estimated construction cost: $ 375,000.00 s/s Michael Edwards, City Engineer/Director of Public Works Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp Oct. 23, 2014 and Oct. 30, 2014 ORDINANCE INTRODUCED
Ordinance No. 2014-1402 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending section 2.16.070 of the San Marcos Municipal Code to provide consistency in the exemption of money or property that candidates may contribute, loan to or expend on behalf of their own campaigns from campaign and voting controls. Ordinance No. 2014-1402 was introduced on October 14, 2014, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on October 28, 2014. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 10/23/2014 ORDINANCE INTRODUCED
Ordinance No. 2014-1401 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending section 1.08.010 of the San Marcos Municipal Code to modify rules of construction. Ordinance No. 2014-1401 was introduced on October 14, 2014, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on October 28, 2014. A certified copy is posted in the office of the City Clerk at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos PD: 10/23/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026259 The name of the business: Dr. Julian Pacino, located at 708 Mulkey Lane, Denton, Texas 76209, is hereby registered by the following: Julio Patino 708 Mulkey Lane Denton, Texas 76209 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Julio Patino This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/02/2014 10/09, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30/2014
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