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Volume 44 - No. 43

November 6, 2014

Editor’s Note: The election is over. It’s time to put any animosity aside, have a cup of tea, or other libation, sit down together and have some fun.

My good friend, Kent Ballard, has been away from his computer for awhile. But, once again his marvelous writing emerges as he determines to have some fun with me, his pal. I thought. Warning: Do NOT take everything Kent says or writes as gospel. Strange as it may seem he actually makes some of this stuff up out of his often demented mind. Yes, I became the butt of some of his imagination but since we’re trying to get over the election and enjoy some whimsical things for a change, I will submit to being made sport of and you are invited to jump in, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the wild ride of reading another story by Kent Ballard: ••••• You knew lyle e davis was a combat correspondent in Viet Nam, didn't you? Well, he got the Armed Forces Journalists "Bronze

Pen" award for taking out a Viet Cong antiaircraft gun. He doesn't talk much about it, and with good reason. But I know the straight dope.

Late North County Election Returns - as of 10:30 PM Tuesday All percentages are approximate and incomplete: Escondido Mayor Council District 2 Prop E

Prop G Prop H

Palomar Health Trustees

Sam Abed Olga Diaz Council District 1 Ed Gallo Consuelo Martinez John Masson Rick Paul Yes No Yes No Yes No

Dara Czerwonka Hans Christian Sison Jerry Kaufman Ray Mccune Dale Bardin

Vallecitos Water District Distrtict 3 Mike Sanella District 1 Elitharp Vista Mayor Judy Ritter Vista Council John J. Aguilera Dave Cowles

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63% Projected winner 31%

60% 40% 53% 22% 56% 44% 37% 63% 39% 61%

Projected winner Projected winner

Projected to pass Projected to lose Projected to lose

9% Too close to call 8.75 8.7 8.63 8.52

52% (too close to call) 56% (apparent winner) 65% (Projected winner) 27.44 (too close to call) 23.25 (too close to call)

He woke up one morning while being carried over the shoulder of a huge MP who unceremoniously dropped him onto the floor deck of a Huey. They'd found Lyle passed out again on the steps of Mrs. Li Kao Pong's "YouDrinkee-Here-Meet-NiceGirls" bamboo saloon and were tired of his antics on their base. So they tossed him in the Huey simply to get rid of him as it was headed for Da Nang, 140 miles away. He came around while hanging upside down over the MPs shoulder and asked for another drink. Noticing the earth was moving and he was not being propelled by his own legs, Lyle politely asked, "Who the hell are you and where am

I going?" The MP said, "They're gonna fly you to the Hill 441 firebase. LBJ's there and he wants to meet you."

Well, Lyle perked right up! The President? Lyndon Johnson wants to meet me? What an honor! Not that I don't deserve it, of course! Lyle rolled around on the deck of the Huey and finally arrived at a sitting position. He took out his comb and ran it through his bug-infested hair, wiped some of the crusted NuocMam sauce from his face and brightly colored Hawaiian shirt, and vomited over the side of the deck. Feeling somewhat better now, he reached for his canteen to rinse his mouth and found he had

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filled it with Cambodian goat beer the night before. Lyle took a long, hard drink of the 104 degree beer and was instantly drunk as a monkey again.

The chopper lifted off and was just gaining forward speed past the wire perimeter when it flew over a quad 14.5 millimeter Russian machine gun Charley had smuggled up near the base earlier, rolling the heavy and clumsy Commie weapon balanced on six bicycles. The VC gun crew was exhausted and asleep, and when she heard the "whup-whup-whup" of the approaching helicopter a 20 year old Viet Cong sympathizer took it upon herself to shoot it down. Fortunately for all aboard, she couldn't find the safety on the guns and the Huey pilot saw the four heavy machine gun barrels pointed straight at his bird and some little Commie girl trying to

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!

Wife missing ...

A husband went to the police station to report his wife missing: Husband: - I’ve lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home. Sergeant: - What is her height? Husband: - I really never noticed. Sergeant: - Build?

Husband: - Not slim, not really fat. Sergeant: - Color of eyes?

Husband: - Never noticed.

make them spit lead. The pilot banked hard to port and Lyle, not holding on to anything and having been too drunk to strap in, fell from an altitude of about 45 feet. As he rolled across the deck he knocked the feet out from under the door gunner, leaving the hapless G.I. hanging from his safety strap, his M-60 out of reach.

Had it not been for a wellplaced thorn tree, the impact probably would have killed him. But he crashed down through the needle-like branches, screaming like a banshee, and bounced off the bottom limb and onto the girl. He had so many of the nasty four inch long thorns sticking out of him he impaled the young girl too and they found themselves literally stuck together physically.

Drunkenly, Lyle took no notice of the thorns or the screeching, clawing, biting little Viet Cong wildcat and reached for his canteen again. The VC gun crew woke up and saw this

Sergeant: - Color of hair? Husband: - Changes according to season. Sergeant: - What was she wearing? Husband: Dress/suit/ I don’t remember exactly. Sergeant: Did she go in a car? Husband: - yes.

Sergeant: - What kind of car was it?

Husband: - Black Audi A8 with super charged 3.0 litre V6 engine generating 333 horse power with an eight-speed triptonic automatic transmission with manual mode. And it has full LED headlights, which use light emitting diodes for all light functions and has a very thin scratch on the front left door . . . at this point the husband started crying ... Sergeant: - Don't worry sir... We will find your car. The Doctor Will See You Now

Two patients limp into two different medical clinics with the same complaint. Both have trouble walking and appear to require hip surgery. The FIRST patient is exam-

mad, bleeding Yankee in a brilliantly colored shirt stuffed into the gunner's platform with their female comrade and leaped to their feet. They could not fire their AK-47s for fear of hitting the girl, so they all came running with machetes and bayonets. Lyle polished off his canteen of the malodorous swill, tipped it towards the onrushing Viet Cong, and asked the girl, "Are they with you, sweetheart?"

It would have been the end of our intrepid war correspondent, but the Huey circled back and made a devastating gun run just fifteen feet overhead, the door gunner back at his M60 and firing at everything that moved below. This took out the charging gun crew to a man, and by some miracle did not hit Lyle or his new-found love in the Russian gunner's post although bullets pinged and ricocheted all around them. Terrified of the roaring machine gun and the Huey which was circling for another pass, the Viet Cong girl filled

ined within the hour, is xrayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.

The SECOND patient sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment, then waits 8 weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray, which isn't reviewed for another week and finally has his surgery scheduled for 6 months from then, pending the review boards decision on his age and remaining value to society. Why the different treatment for the two patients? The FIRST patient is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet. The SECOND patient is a Senior Citizen on Obamacare. There comes a time when a woman just has to trust her husband.

For example ...

The wife comes home late at night and quietly opens the door to her bedroom. From under the sheets she sees four legs instead of two. She reaches for a baseball bat and starts hitting the sheet as hard as she can. Leaving the covered bodies groaning, she goes to the kitchen to have a drink. As she enters, she sees her husband

with adrenaline and managed to leap off the gunner's station--carrying Lyle with her--and onto the ground where she and Lyle rolled to a painful halt underneath the gun deck. The Huey lined up again, and now not seeing their fellow American, assumed the worst. The pilot flared his ship, hovered just twenty feet above the Russian quad, and his gunner sprayed it and the entire area until he was out of ammunition. Then, for good measure, he dropped five hand grenades on and around the AA gun while the pilot called back to their base and ordered a platoon to come search for whatever little was left of Lyle.

While all this was occurring, Lyle belched a couple of times, he and the girl protected by the heavy Russian iron deck of the quad guns. Between explo‘A Fantasy Ride’ Cont. on Page 3

there, reading a magazine.

"Hi, sweetheart," he says. "Your parents have come to visit us, so l let them stay in our bedroom. Did you say, Hi?" The IRS Inquiry

IRS suspected a fishing boat owner wasn't paying proper wages to his deckhand and sent an agent to investigate him. IRS AUDITOR: "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them."

Boat Owner: "Well, there's Clarence, my deckhand, he's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $1,000 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of Bacardi rum and a dozen Budweisers every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also gets to sleep with my wife occasionally." IRS AUDITOR: "That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one."

Boat Owner: "That would be

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sions, he tried to smile at the girl (it was a frightening, lecherous leer in fact) and thanked her for moving them into the shade. "Mighty hot out here, li'l darlin'. How's about you and me going for an ice cream?" She bit him squarely on the nose and refused to let go.

In a high nasal pitch, Lyle (still not feeling any pain whatsoever) said, "Yew mithed my lipths, baby! "

The fifth and final grenade managed to blow apart a heavy strut from the Russian gun platform, dropping it squarely onto the girl's skull, knocking her cold. Lyle rubbed his bleeding nose a few times, blew snot and blood in the girl's face, and was about to attempt an awkward apology when thirty G.I.s arrived, checking the handful of dead VC gunners and eventually dragging Lyle and the girl out from under the bullet and shrapnel-ridden armor. Lyle looked around and bellowed, "Hey, beat it you guys! I found her first!" It took six First Infantry soldiers about ten minutes to get them pulled apart. By then the Medivac chopper was landing and Lyle took his second helicopter ride for the day. As the troops carried him to the MASH unit on the base, he looked over and asked for the young lady's phone number, offered to buy her a nice dog dinner, and promptly passed out. They shot him with enough morphine to knock over an ox, which, mingled with all the horrible brews still in his body, kept Lyle out for three days. They had to send someone to the motor pool to grab all the pairs of pliers they had available and two doctors and a nurse spent two hours pulling thorns out of Lyle, another medical team doing the same for his lovely Viet Cong companion, also drugged senseless and laying just two operating tables away.

Bandaged and in handcuffs, they Jeeped the girl to a prison camp while Lyle muttered in delirium for days, pointing mysteriously to his lips. Fellow war correspondents picked up the story from the First Infantry troops, and soon all were huddled around their typewriters pecking away furiously. I have a faded copy here, and I quote from it: (FLASH) 0034-156994United States and Worldwide press -Firebase Raquel, South Vietnam

Word has just reached U.S. forces of the valiant heroism of an American War Correspondent, Lyle E. Davis, who single-handedly captured then destroyed a heavy Sovietmade antiaircraft gun set to ambush Army helicopters. Davis was found among 342 enemy KIA and was locked in mortal combat with a surviving VC after climbing out of a punji stake-lined pit and attacking the North Vietnamese regiment bare-handed. Davis, who hails from Nebraska, received multiple wounds. Reliable sources indicate that Davis, still carrying punji sticks embedded in his body, climbed aboard the Russian-made weapon and trained it on the enemy at point-blank range, calling in an air strike on his own position and manned the Soviet weapon even while F-4 Phantom jets strafed and bombed the area. A B-52 Arc Light mission was diverted to the massive battle but called off at the last minute, the 34 heavy U.S. bombers returning to their bases on Guam. Davis kept cool enough throughout the battle to tuck a female Viet Cong intelligence agent under the deck of the guns he used to wipe out the Communist regiment and keep her alive for questioning. She was wounded by the heavy bombing and cannon fire from Navy jets launched from the carrier USS Intrepid but survived and is now said to be cooperating with Army

Intelligence services. Davis remains in a coma, suffering from multiple wounds, but is expected to survive his harrowing experience. First Infantry (Big Red One) soldiers told this correspondent it was "the most courageous thing any of us has ever seen" and "that guy could put John Wayne to shame." Davis apparently saw the antiaircraft gun platform from a searching helicopter and literally leaped out to occupy the weapon before it could be brought into use against American air power. Rushing towards the AA gun, Davis fell into a camouflaged trap but crawled out, fought his way to the controls of the Russian weapon, and, according to First Infantry sources, "mowed them down like cutting a lawn." Another First Infantry soldier said, "Yep. Helluva fight. Never seen nothing like it before. Nope, not me. Nossir!" President Lyndon Johnson was told of the event, but was unable to comment due to his scheduled visit

from the National Spelling Bee Champion. End Transmission --30--

Well, that's what it says anyway. My brother was in the First Infantry around this same time and informs me they were prone to exaggeration, especially around reporters who "stayed in the rear with the gear." The real number of gun crew bodies was seven, not 342, and Lyle didn't exactly make a Tarzan leap out of the helicopter. The "punji sticks" were thorns, and the "Viet Cong intelligence agent" was released as she was a local favorite at Mrs. Li Kao Pong's bamboo saloon. She healed quickly and soon returned to working both sides of the street. At no time were there any U.S. aircraft present, save for the lone Huey. But Lyle got the Bronze Pen anyway, and lost it two months later in a poker game. ‘A Fantasy Ride’ Cont. on Page 5


The Paper • Page 4 • November 06, 2014 Escondido DUI Enforcement Results

On Saturday night, November 1, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol. Officers assigned to this detail made 44 traffic stops and conducted 9 Field Sobriety Tests. During the evening, one driver was arrested for DUI, and sixdrivers were cited for being unlicensed or having a suspended license. Three vehicles were impounded. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dixon Lake Annual Trout Derby Postponed: Water is Too Warm

This will be the 36th annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby staged by the city of Escondido - but it will have to wait a bit. Originally scheduled for November 8-11, over the Veteran’s Day holiday, the high water temperature has required a postponement.

Trout require cold water and the warm temperatures of the lake water would likely cause a high mortality rate once the trout supplier planted them in

Man About Town

Popped in to visit long time friend, Jerry Harmon, last Friday. In addition to his Escondido home he bought what was, at one time, a small 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in Oceanside that had been built in 1946 after WWII. It also had an original garage that had been converted to a guest house in 1950’s. Wow! What a change!

Jerry saw the property, a 1/2 acre in size, had tremendous potential. So he commenced to build. And build. And build some more.

And before you knew it, there was a beautiful three story home . . . let’s just call it a mansion. It has 5,000 sq. ft.,

the lake.

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Originally the lake was scheduled to receive 1,500 pounds of trout on Oct. 29 to kick off trout season and to prepare the lake for the annual derby. That stocking was delayed and set for Wednesday with hopes that lake water temperatures would be cooler.

“Unfortunately, today’s water temperature reading at 76.1 degrees leaves us little choice but to delay opening day once again, along with postponing the lake’s annual Trout Derby. There is no new date for the derby yet, as it will be based on what the water temperatures do over the next couple of weeks,” said city lakes superintendent Daniel Hippert. This is the first time in the 36year history of the derby that it has been postponed. Typically held over the Veterans Day holiday weekend, the popular event draws hundreds of competitors in youth, adult and senior divisions.

Hippert said the city was hoping for good news this week that water temperatures would be at or below the maximum required for a healthy fish stock.

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14 rooms, five of which are bedrooms, plus a loft, four full baths and two 1/2 baths. A high beam ceiling in the living room(as well as in the guest house). Balconies surround 90% of the house with a 270 degree view offered . . . which includes the ocean, and, on a clear day you can even see the Cuyamaca Mountains. Jerry bought the place in 1997 because he wanted to invest in the Oceanside area. He wanted something closer to the coast . . . and his daughter, Theree, lives there as well.

Jerry proudly took us on a tour of his home . . . all of which he built himself. Siding, balconies, structural items, kitchen . . . all his. What amazed me was the fantastic hardwood flooring he had laid down. Beautiful! It took him about 10 years to bring the house to its present state. He goes there two to three days a week, sometimes staying over, sometimes returning to Escondido. He holds parties there about once every three months . . . just parties for friends (about 100) or, perhaps, a fund raising event. Throughout the home you’ll see beautiful photo art from brilliant photographer David Scarborough as well as phe-

Letters to the Editor Lyle,

Thanks

Thank you for pursuing the light to so near the end of the tunnel, and sharing the findings with the public. Escondido must see that an investigation goes all the way so we have a clear view of the conduct of our city officers. Prop H is a difficult one. You share the reasoning I chose after much consternation.

And another big thanks for endorsing Olga Diaz as an honest, progressive, and sensitive mayor for Escondido. Sincerely,

Lucy Berk Escondido, CA

Comment

I read this and thought I'd pass

nomenal paintings by Laura Glusha, the 92 year old painter, based in Escondido. In fact, Jerry held a 90 year birthday party for Laura in his party house. They’ve known each other for over 20 years. Laura’s paintings sell for well over $10,000.

Does he rent it out? No, sorry. He built it, in addition to an investment, as a mourning project . . . to remember his brother Dwight, who was murdered in San Bernardino back in 1996. He just has it as a second home and a party home for personal events and fundraisers. Here’s a tip. Get to be a friend of Jerry’s and you’ll like-

it along as this sentence seems apropos of Escondido politics by Abed and his ilk:

"But in horse race-dominated politics, the campaigns know that the best way to win is to turn out the sliver of the population most likely to vote for your candidate–which can often mean focusing on issues that aren't all that relevant to most people."

"Just 36 percent of eligible voters participated in the 2006 midterms; it was 37 percent in 2010. So the majority of the public doesn't even vote in these contests;"

From here: http://fair.org/blog/2014/10/28/ nonvoters-are-people-too/

FAIR, in case you weren't aware, stands for 'Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting"; something I think you hold close as a precept. /s/Bruce Sims Success is not owned, it's leased. And the rent is due every day. No Longer a Fan of The Paper

So, when did Escondido hating

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ly get an invite.

Jerry also sees it as a Legacy he’ll be passing on to Theree, and sons David and Derek. ••••• We drink a lot of tea at our house, occasionally coffee - but I’m an adventurous sort and a new item has just arrived at Costco that I’m anxious to try.

It’s Coconut Coffee and Tea. . . and you and me . . . we get free samples at Costco! CACafe Coconut Coffee & Tea can help with weight control, digestive and heart health, and can improve the body’s immune system. I’m game for each of them! Let’s meet up at Costco!


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me. What would you like to know"? Surprise!

A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order the “Chicken Surprise”... the waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before the lid slams back down.

“Good grief, did you see that?” she asks her husband. He hadn’t, so she asks him to look in the pot. He reaches for it and again the lid rises, and he sees two little eyes looking around before it slams down. Rather perturbed, he calls the waiter over, explains what is happening, and demands an explanation. “Please sir,” says the waiter, “what you order?”

The husband replies, “Chicken Surprise.”

“Ah! So solly,”says the waiter, “I bring you Peeking Duck.” Some Bonus Chuckles . . .

Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a stern sermon on the devil.

One said to the other, 'What do you think about all this Satan stuff?'

The other boy replied, 'Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out. It's probably just your Dad.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, 'Why is the bride dressed in white?'' The mother replied, 'Because white is the color of happiness, And today is the happiest day of her life.'

The child thought about this for a moment then said, 'So why is the groom wearing black?' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Three boys are in the school yard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, 'My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a poem and they give him $50.' The second boy says, 'That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100.'

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By now you may be wondering why I brought this all up. Well, you see, Lyle came home with a serious thirst for Cambodian goat beer. It's illegal as hell here in the States, but he knows people in Chinatown who smuggle some in now and then. He's okay until he gets around THAT stuff, then it's lights out for the next week or so. My suspicion is that Lyle recently got another case of it somehow and this is the true reason for his horrible butchering of my otherwise fine fables. So the best we can do is, I'll write 'em, you read 'em, and we can both thank the Good Lord that we don't have to experience what his office smells like. Cambodian goat beer is ... well, let's not get into that. I have a weak stomach and the very thought of it is making me ill already. Regards,


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Woman’s Club of Vista Initiates New Members

The Woman’s Club of Vista initiated three new members. The club meets at 10:30am the second Wednesday of the month at Shadowridge Country Club in Vista. The luncheon presentation for November 12th meeting will be speakers from The Women’s Resource Center in Oceanside. All are welcome. Contact Nancy Jones for reservations at 760.822.6824 or womansclubofvista@gmail.com. For more info, visit the website at www.womansclubofvista.org. (See photo above)

Water for California and Our Region

California's complex water issues and controversies are historical. Yet we again find ourselves in the middle of difficult drought conditions. Several communities issued mandatory water conservation orders to reduce water usage, but we need more. California's drought could cost the state more than $2 billion just this year, along with 17,000 farm jobs.

the this, address To California Legislature voted to place a $7.5 billion water plan on the November ballot. If passed by voters, the bond will be the largest investment in decades in California’s water infrastructure plan to build reservoirs, clean up contaminated groundwater, and promote conservation measures.

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From left: 2nd Vice PresidentMembership Sylvia Buesch, new members Judy Ritter, Chris Anderson, Karen Rott, and Membership Committee member Kay Silverman Contemporary Women’s Group Prepares for Operation Santa

GFWC Contemporary Woman of North County (CWONC) is gearing up for Operation Santa to support families from CWONC’s adopted Marine Squadron – HMLA#369.

Santa will be flying into Camp Pendleton with toys for the kids and your help is needed.

CWONC will be collecting toys for all ages and stocking stuffers and books for children under 8 years old. Donations can be dropped off on November 10th between 6-7pm at the San Marcos Senior Center, 111 Richmar, San Marcos. For more information or to arrange a pick up, contact Laura at lm6536@att.net.

$2.7 billion of the bond is slated for one new dam and reservoir, in Northern California near Colusa, and another northeast of Fresno. $725 million of the bond would be used for water recycling and desalination projects, top priorities in San Diego County. The water plan’s integrated regional water management projects include drought relief projects, safe drinking water in economically distressed areas, groundwater storage, recharging depleted underground aquifers, as a catalyst for getting projects moving faster.

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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Pictured: Sean Schacht sewing colorful holiday stockings for “Operation Santa” Meetings/Events Calendar

Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club Meeting Today, Thursday – Women in Rancho Bernardo and surrounding communities are invited to the luncheon meeting today, November 6th, at 11:30am, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn on Bernardo Oaks Drive. Special guest speaker is Sandy Lehmkulher, president of the Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, which provides many services for our warriors. Hear how you can help returning injured warriors. Cost is $26/person. Contact Fern at 760.741.6620. For info about the RBWC or becoming a member, contact Jan at 858.487.6942 or Diana at 858.484.8958.

ABWA and Escondido Chamber Presents Special Event – American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) and the Escondido Chamber are joining together for a special presentation on the “Purposes and Functions of the Federal Reserve Bank.” Guest speaker is Jody Hoff, Senior District Manager of Economic Education at

Veterans Day, 2014

96 years ago, November 11, 1918, at the Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, the First World War ended, and the guns that had killed or wounded over 35 million people finally fell silent. The following year, “Armistice Day” became a national holiday, recognizing the bravery and sacrifice of over 4 million Americans who served, and over 116 thousand who died, in the “War to End All Wars.” Of course the “Great War” did not end all wars, but merely set the stage for another conflagration that would claim over 60 million people barely 20 years later. Throughout all our wars, including the World Wars and the wars and police actions since, the courage and dedication of our service men and women has always seen us through. Veterans Day,

the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. The Federal Reserve Board, (or the Fed as it’s called) influences American lives in a major way on a daily basis yet many of us have limited understanding of how it was formed, its structure or the role of the Fed in the U.S. economy. The program will be on Thursday, November 6th at the Escondido Chamber office, 720 N. Broadway, Escondido; a reception with appetizers and beverages from 5:30-6:30pm, and the program from 6:30-8pm. Special pricing for members and guests is $20/person. Seating is limited. For questions about the meeting or ABWA, visit the website at abwa-soaringeagles.org. For reservations and payment, go to abwamembership@gmail.com or call 760.822.2242.

Vista Garden Club to Hold Fall Fundraiser Luncheon - The Vista Garden Club’s annual luncheon raises funds for students studying horticulture at Mira Costa College. This year's event will be held at the Vista Valley Country Club, off Gopher Canyon Road in Vista, on Friday, November 7th, starting at 12 noon. This event includes door prizes, a live auction, and opportunity drawings for items donated by members and local businesses. Cost is $25 for lunch per person with a choice of salmon or chicken entree. Want to attend? Contact Nancy Curtis at lovethosebirds@gmail.com.

Library’s Middle Grade Book Club Hosts Author Erin Fry Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 912, will meet on Friday, November 7, in the Turrentine Room from

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November 11, commemorates the sacrifice of all veterans who have served in war and in peace.

For over 200 years, the millions of men and women who have worn the uniform at great risk and sacrifice have created and defended the greatest, freest, most powerful and prosperous nation in the history of mankind. Thanks to our veterans, this nation stands as a bulwark of freedom and stability in a world seething with despotism, instability and terror.

While our veterans have never failed us, sometimes we have failed them. We must always support our veterans, not just remember them on Veterans Day. Above all, we must honor their service by remaining vigilant, so that the nation they built at such great cost will forever remain strong and free.


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3:30–4:30pm. Participants will discuss “Secrets of the Book.” Library programs, events, and services are free and open to the public. Programs are sponsored by Friends of the Library, located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido. For information about the R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club, contact Youth Services Librarian Lalitha Nataraj at 760.839.5458 or at lnataraj@escondido.org. Additional information about the Library’s programs for children of all ages can be found at library.escondido.org.

DAR Chapter to Hear From Major Bartell from Carlsbad Army Navy Academy – On Saturday, November 8, the Santa Margarita Chapter of the Daughters

of the American Revolution (DAR) will host speaker Major Bartell from the Carlsbad Army Navy Academy. The meeting will be held at the El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside, with social time at 9am and breakfast buffet at 9:30 followed by the program and chapter meeting. For more information, contact wprosser@cox.net.

Public Library Opens 2014-15 Saturday Concert Series – Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist, will open the new season’s Saturday Concert Series on November 8th at 3pm in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. He is an internationally renowned guitar virtuoso with a repertoire ranging from Bach to Edvard Grieg, and has per-

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Early Morning Musings

4:20 am. Wide awake.

Got to thinking about Nurse Evelyn. That gal can do anything!

About a month ago I wrote how I gave one of our landscapers $5 and asked him to dig a hole about 3' long, 3' deep and 2' wide, as we had a 20 year old cat that we expected to die most any day.

Sunny Boy was Gene's cat . . . Evelyn's late husband. It was a feral cat that he began to feed and the cat became close to Gene and tolerated Evelyn. Gene developed lung cancer, which soon spread, and within a matter of months he was gone. I knew him fairly well. Liked him.

A couple years later, Evelyn and I became a couple. Now Sunny Boy was Evelyn's cat . . .they were close. Sunny Boy would have nothing to do with me. Wouldn't sit by me. Would run away if I tried to pet him. But he would occasionally accept food from me.

This lasted for about 11, maybe 12 years. Then one day, out of nowhere, Sunny Boy began to cuddle up with me and we became pals. "What took you so long?" I would ask him. "We could have been pals all these years."

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About six months go, Sunny Boy started going downhill. He went mostly blind . . . and, I think, mostly deaf.

Today, he mostly sleeps. He'll get up if we enter the room but I don't think he sees us. I think he senses the vibrations of our foot steps. He stays in the kitchen, mostly. We brought in a comfortable, attractive bed for him and put him in it several times, thinking he would be more comfortable. He would have none of it. He'd get out and walk over near the dishwasher and lay down on the floor and sleep. He eschewed his bed. (I didn't really need to say that part but I was looking for an excuse to use the word "eschew," just so you could see how erudite I was.) Sunny Boy just kept spiralling down . . . so when it appeared he was on his last legs I had the gardener dig his grave. It's still out there on the backyard bank, nestled 'neath an orange tree, and amongst the ice plant. Empty.

Evelyn took him to the vet and she (a specialist in cats only) gave Sunny Boy antibiotics and an IV. Every day, for about four weeks. Sunny Boy . . . well, he's not doing well.

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‘Chuckles’ Cont. from Page 5

The third boy says, 'I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, He calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial service, she wrote, 'They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I don't want them to take me out when I'm dead.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A police recruit was asked during the exam, 'What would you do if you had to arrest your own Mother?' He answered, 'Call for backup.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Joseph and Mary took Jesus with them to Jerusalem. A small child replied, 'They couldn't get a baby-sitter.' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ A Sunday School teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'Honor thy Father and thy mother,' she asked, 'Is there a commandment that

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teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'

Without missing a beat, one little boy answered, 'Thou shall not kill..' ~~~~~~~~~~~~ At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the week, his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, 'Johnny, what is the matter?'

Little Johnny responded, 'I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to have a wife.'

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, of most concern was a shortage of rubber since the Japanese controlled the rubber-producing regions of Southeast Asia. Throughout the war, rationing of gasoline was motivated by a desire to conserve rubber. Accordingly, tires were the first item to be rationed by the OPA, which ordered the temporary end of sales Dec. 11, 1942. “The War Production Board” (WPB) ordered the temporary end of all civilian automobile sales on Jan. 1, 1942, leaving dealers with a half million unsold cars. Only certain professions qualified to purchase the remaining new car inventory.

Rationing During World War II

For civilians during World War II, rationing was introduced in stages, which was a process that controlled the size and frequency of a number of items used in everyday life.

In the summer of 1941, the British government appealed to the United States to conserve food in order to provide a bigger supply to be shipped to Brits, who were already fighting the Germans. They were being starved out by constant bombings and U-boat attacks on shipping. The “Office of Price Administration” warned Americans of potential gasoline, steel, aluminum, and electricity shortages.

By early February of 1942, automobile factories ceased manufacturing civilian models and converted to producing ships, aircraft, tanks, trucks, cannons, and other military products, with the United States government as the only customer. May 4, 1942, civilians first received ration books through more than 100,000 schoolteachers, PTA groups, and other volunteers. A national speed limit of 35 miles per hour was imposed to save fuel and rubber for tires. Each person in a household received a ration book, including babies and small children, who qualified for canned milk not available to others. To receive a gasoline ration card,

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a person had to certify a need and ownership of no more than five tires. All tires over five were confiscated. Gas rationing was by category: An "A" sticker on a car was the lowest priority of gasoline rationing and entitled the car owner to 3 to 4 gallons per week. “B” stickers were issued to workers in the military industry, entitling their holder up to 8 gallons per week. “C” stickers were granted to persons deemed very essential to the war effort, such as doctors. “T” rations were made available for truckers. Lastly, “X” stickers on cars entitled the holder to unlimited supplies and were the highest priority in the system, including ministers, police, firemen, and civil defense workers.

Anyone wishing to purchase a new metal tube of toothpaste had to turn in an empty one. Sugar was rationed a half-a-pound per person per week -- half of normal consumption. Bakeries and ice cream makers received rations of about 70 percent their normal usage.

Because of German U-boat attacks on shipping from Brazil, coffee was rationed one pound every five weeks, about half of normal consumption. Other rationing included gasoline, bicycles, footwear, silk, nylon, fuel oil, stoves, meat, lard, shortening and oils, cheese, butter, margarine, processed foods (canned, bottled,

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Which brings me back to the central premise of this story. Evelyn. And how she can do anything.

They showed her at the vet's office how to insert an IV and how to administer a variety of drugs into the IV line to help keep Sunny Boy alive.

We place him on a kitchen counter, atop a towel. Daddy (that's me) stands on one side of the counter, stroking Sunny Boy's jowls and the front part of his neck. He loves that and it calms him down. Evelyn will have given him an injection of a pain killer about 15 minutes earlier so the IV needle won't hurt and bother him that much. I keep stroking his jowls and chin and talking to him softly, telling him what a good boy he is . . . and he seems content.

Meanwhile, Evelyn is doing the hard stuff. Preparing the IV, inserting the IV, trying to hold the IV tube while reaching for several syringes used to inject more medication into the IV line.

I suppose, if I had to, I could do that . . . but not as well as Evelyn. Of late, Sunny Boy has been less tolerant of the IV. He's fighting

and frozen), dried fruits, canned milk, firewood and coal, jams, jellies, and fruit butter. Penicillin was rationed by the military. Hospitals received only small amounts. Each hospital decided which patients would receive the wonder antibiotic.

There was a black market in ration stamps. The OPA ordered vendors not to accept stamps they themselves did not tear out of books. As a result of the gasoline rationing, all forms of automobile racing and sightseeing were banned. In 1946, a year after the War ended, all rationing ended.

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it and is uncomfortable.

Evelyn decided she was not going to do this anymore. I said, "If you and I were terminal, we've already decreed that we don't want 'heroic measures' to keep us alive. Just let us be pain free, comfortable, and let us pass, naturally. We need to do that with Sunny Boy. He needs to be allowed to be comfortable and not have to tolerate these infusions." So now we keep Sunny Boy comfortable. I pick him up from time to time and talk to him softly, holding him in my arms, stroking him. Letting him know he's loved and allowing him to accept affection. Evelyn does the same. That boy is not wanting for affection and being held. We should all get that comfort. Any day now, Sunny Boy is likely to leave us.

And then I shall place him in my $5 grave, up there on the bank, amongst the ice-plant, 'neath the orange tree, and cover him up with warm, California earth.

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The Pastor Says . . .

those who have served to share their stories, it is always with pride and gratitude. Also, I have found that for many who have not served, there is a regret that they never wore the uniform.

Pastor Richard Huls, Retired THE VETERAN

Last week I was in Lowe’s, purchasing some plants with my credit card, when the clerk noticed my military ID. She first thanked me for my service to the country and then told me I was entitled to a discount on my purchase because of my service. Since then, I have discovered that many businesses offer discounts to veterans. More important than the discounts, however, are the words of gratitude for having served. More and more I am finding people expressing gratitude for this service. Along with this, is a deep pride on the part of those who presently serve and have served in the military. It has been my privilege to be a speaker at many Veteran’s Day events. When I ask

While serving as a chaplain during the Viet Nam crisis, I was often asked how I could reconcile the war with the teachings of Christ. I found that the question of war’s morality was not new to Viet Nam. There have always been questions of whether killing another human being, even one’s enemies, was within God’s will. And yet, when there is injustice, cruelty, barbarism such as with ISIS, the call for self and national defense seems obvious. This country has responded to such actions since the founding of the nation and continues to do so today on behalf of other countries as well. In having done so, we have veterans, men and women who serve, often ending up wounded, homeless, jobless, divorced, traumatized, and desperate. We hear their sad stories of returning home without arms, legs, their sanity, and proper care. These are our veterans, too. As a chaplain, it has been my privilege to officiate at funerals and memorials of WW I vets, now the declining numbers of WW II vets, and, more recently, vets from Korea, Viet Nam, and the Middle East. Each has had a special place in my heart and mind, and I hope, yours as well. Let us remember that November 11 is their day – VETERANS DAY.


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Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed Downtown Escondido – So Much to See and Do

Escondido is unique in the region for having one of the few historic downtowns. And although the Cruisin’ Grand vintage car expo season has come to a close, there are still dozens of unique, independently owned shops, restaurants, art galleries and day spas along Grand Avenue worth visiting.

In just the last year, several new businesses have set up shop on Grand Avenue. Pinup Culture offers a variety of vintage-inspired fashions for men and women, as well as accessories, art and other surprises. Across the street, Dreambox Candles and Gifts offers “fabulous

gifts for fabulous people.”And Plan 9 Alehouse, with its roll-up garage door perfect for people-watching, has become a craft beer destination since it opened just a year ago.

Every Tuesday afternoon, Downtown Escondido hosts a Farmers’ Market full of fresh local produce and artisan goods, and the Saturday morning market features unique vendors from around North County. Downtown Escondido’s restaurant offerings also recently have been recognized regionally. EscoGelato was voted “Best Dessert in San Diego” by Union-Tribune readers last year, and Bellamy’s was voted “Best French Restaurant in San Diego” for 2014 in San Diego Magazine’s “Best of” poll. So next time you’re looking for someplace to dine, shop or just stroll, come to Downtown Escondido!

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Honoring our Veterans

Veterans Day is next and week it’s the perfect time to pause and pay tribute to those brave veterans who came before our troops currently serving around the world. We honor all of our veterans, especially those in the North County region. As a City, we are proud of the men and women who have so bravely and selflessly served our country.

The dedicated troops who are presently serving our country in distance places overseas and at home should

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formed nationally in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, and the Firehouse Arts Center in San Francisco. Visit library.escondido.org, or contact Senior Librarian, Paul Crouthamel at 760.839.4814. The Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and sponsored by Friends of the Library.

EAA Free Demo by Portrait Artist Kazuaki Uehara – The Escondido Art Association (EAA) will present prominent portrait artist Kazuaki Uehara who came to the US from Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. He is a member of the Portrait Society of America and San Diego Portrait Society. On Saturday, November 8th, in conjunction with the Second Saturday Artwalk, he will demonstrate his techniques, using a live model, at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. A reception will be held at 5pm, and drawings held for an opportunity to be a model at this reception and to model at a date to be determined. All are welcome to attend.

also be acknowledged. We owe America’s veterans and those now serving a depth of gratitude and appreciate the great sacrifices they have made for us. Their patriotism is an inspiration for us all.

I also applaud those who have answered the call to serve our nation and who are investing back into their communities with new business ventures and job creation, as well as the companies partnering with them. I encourage you to support these veteran owned businesses as you seek the services you need or go about your shopping and dining in Vista.

“Summation” Book Release Reading and Party – With their first five artistic anthologies as Finalists in the San Diego Book Awards, “Partners-in-Rhyme” Robert Lundy and Elizabeth Yahn Williams announce the release of “Summation VI: The Merging of Art and Poetry” at the Escondido Municipal Gallery on Saturday, November 8th at 262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido. The Escondido Arts Partnership, which publishes the series, will sponsor a reception beginning at noon and presentations will follow at 12:30pm. The public is welcome. This sixth anthology features over 80 poems, mostly by member of Poets INC (Inland North County), but also includes visiting writers from Los Angeles, Pomona, Tehachapi, and Chula Vista. For more information, contact Wendy Wilson at 760.480.4101.

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San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Opportunity for Non-Profit Groups at San Marcos Holiday Event

carolers, children’s entertainment, hands-on activities, food trucks and a tree-lighting ceremony featuring jolly old St. Nick himself.

Thousands of visitors turn out each year for the two-day event with events which include a crafts fair,

For an application or more information, please go to www.sanmarcos.net/specialevents or call

The City of San Marcos Community Services is seeking non-profit groups who would like to raise funds or provide children’s activities for its annual "Santa's Magical Village" to take place at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 3 to 8 pm and Sunday, Dec. 7 (9 am to 3 pm.

An indoor craft boutique, where visitors can browse booths of holiday-themed arts and crafts, will be set up both days. A children’s area will offer free crafts tables where children can make holiday ornaments, sand art and gingerbread houses, among other items. Children can also visit and pose for photos with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Walk a Mile in Our Boots Street Fair

On Saturday, November 8th, the Oceanside Public Library will be holding a Veteran and Active Duty Street Fair from 11 am – 2:00 pm in the Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms at 330 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside. The street fair is part of the Oceanside Public Library’s participation in War Comes Home, an initiative from California Humanities to encourage dialog between active duty military, veterans and the general public. The fair will feature local organizational resources for veterans and active duty members of our community

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“According to Chaulk Mound Trout Ranch, our fish supplier for the last several years, the maximum water temperature to guarantee healthy fish is 70 degrees,” Hippert said.

Lake water temperatures will be monitored and a decision as to when to hold the derby will be made at a later date. Fishing at Dixon Lake does not require a fishing license, but anglers much purchase a daily lake fishing permit.

The lake is open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily. Shore fishing and fishing docks are available along with boat rentals. For additional lake or camping information, visit dixonlake.com or call the lake ranger station at 760-839-

and there will be a Kid Zone with a mini Boot Camp, crafts and stories for children.An opportunity to participate in a community mural project will also be offered. Other events will include an MMA demonstration, a photo booth to capture military themed tattoos and live music. Local food trucks will be on hand to offer their fare. There will be a quiet zone featuring talks and workshops from local organizations and an hour of veterans telling their stories. For more information or suggestions for future programs, please call Jennifer Hafen at 760-435-5625 or email jhafen@ci.oceanside.ca.us. Come out and support our active duty military and veterans. We’ll see you there!

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Whatever happened to Windows 9?

2014 has been an interesting year for Microsoft. There have been six, count them, six Microsoft PC OS (operating systems) to talk about this year. With 92% of the Worlds PC OS in 2014, both Microsoft’s oldest and their newest OS lost market share to Win7. Win XP fell from 27% to 24% and the Win 8/8.1 from 13% to 12% as users upgraded from XP, Vista and Win 8/8.1 to Win7. Win7’s market share grew from 49% in Jan 2014 to its current level of 53%. Business and home PC shoppers find it hard to believe that Win7 actually gained

‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 4

Logan Jenkins take over writing the editorials and letters to the editor for what was a great little newspaper?

What a total let down today's edition was. I haven't seen this much hate in print since Bob Filner or some Jenkins slop. I had to go to page 12-ish before I found anything positive about Sam. Over our thirty years as residents we've seen Escondido's leadership grow the town. We've seen the many improvements under Sam's leadership. We sure don't want to see it turned into a third world town. /s/Joe Pane Escondido, CA.

Unhappy With Endorsement Change

Lyle,

I was disappointed to read the latest issue of your paper and see that you have flip flopped on Prop H.

So in your mind someone deleting a person or posting off of their facebook page is worse than a chicken manure dumper? As you know, some residents were forced from their homes by that little stunt

market share in 2014 because all they find in retail stores are Win8 notebooks and desktops. The reality is that retail PC sales are down and corporate PC sales are up. Microsoft bans the sale of Win7 for retail but allows Win7 sales for corporate customers. Over 90% of corporate users continue to use Win7 Pro. Also, many savvy home and small business users have found that new Win7 desktop and notebook PCs are available from independent PC builders and sellers like The Computer Factory.

Win 8.0 was released in October of 2012 and was an instant flop. In October 2013 Microsoft announced the release of the Win8.1 free upgrade as a cure-all for Win8’s problems. This too flopped. By early 2014 Microsoft had given up hope of resurrecting Win 8 and began hyping its replacement, Win9. In April 2014 Microsoft hired Tony Prophet away from HP as its new Vice President of Windows Marketing. Tony admitted that Microsoft had erred in not listening to its customers in the development and deployment of Win8. He pledged that this would never happen on his watch. As further proof that Microsoft was distancing

itself from the Win8 debacle, Tony announced that Win9 would now be called Win10. Why? (Wait for it, wait for it). Because 10 is further from 8 than 9! (Where do they get these clowns?)

Windows 10 is scheduled for release in late 2015. Is it worth waiting for? Probably not. Win7 will be the dominant OS for many years to come. Win8, XP and Vista will continue to fade into the background. In a year or two there may be as few XP PCs around as there are Apple PCs.

Most desktops and notebooks built after 2006 can be upgraded to Win7 Pro. It costs between $180 and $250 depending on whether RAM needs to be added. Assuming

that the hardware is good, a Win7 upgrade can add years to the useful life to your PC. We built hundred of PCs with Win XP during the Vista years (2007-2010). All of them are perfect candidates for a Win7 upgrade or a trade in on a new Win7 PC. Here are a few tips that can make life easier for Win XP holdouts. Don’t use Internet Explorer, Outlook Express or Microsoft Security Essentials. Microsoft is using these programs to scare and torment XP users. Instead use Chrome (or Mozilla), any Web mail and Avast. Don’t be overly concerned with viruses; you are little, if any, more vulnerable with XP than you are with Win8.

and it was also illegal.

Also, your "Special Edition" smearing Sam Abed just in time for the election is notable. Since you are endorsing Olga Diaz who is also a flip flopper, it all makes sense. /s/Mark Layte Escondido, CA. Lyle,

Boycott The Paper!

In my opinion, your change of support on H from no to yea is blatantly rubbish. What ECCHO puts on it's own website is not censorship. The merits of the case have not changed. There was no reason to change your support. Unless..

I think you gave it away when you said you received his "personal assurances." Guess what? When he bought the property, he gave us those same "personal assurances" that he wanted to keep it a golf course. In court and under oath, he later admitted he always planned to develop it. I hope you had him under oath as well. Given the change in your support for censorship of a private website. I think it's plain that you were looking for an excuse

to change your support. Bad move. If ECHHO decides to boycott your advertisers, I will join them. /s/David Whitehead Escondido, CA.

Another Reader Upset With Our Endorsement Reversal

Lyle Davis, In regards to your shallow and transparent reversal on Proposition H.

One of my favorite movies is From Here to Eternity. In it, Burt Lancaster plays top kick Warden, and he remarks about his superior Captain Holmes, "He'd strangle in his own spit if he didn't have me around here to swab out his throat for him." That's damn good writing, don't you think? And I believe those words are analogous to you, Mr. Publisher/Editor. You see, it's a good thing that Schlesinger showed up, just a

few days before election time, to swab out all of those hitoned, well-lodged ethical and moral gobs of spit that had been clogging your throat.

It appears you were looking for a reason, any reason, no matter how flimsy or poorly thought out, to be Schlesinger's ally. There are times in our life when we are wrong, but we don't know it, and those around us dismiss it as an aberration because they know we are just not thinking correctly, and that we will get your senses back. I have been there, and most often I come to the right answer in time. But alas, I fear that you already know the right and proper answer and choose not to acknowledge it. For this I pity you, because you have lost your honor, if you ever had any. Sell or shutter the paper - you are no longer worthy of the responsibilities that go with it. Mark Rogers - Escondido


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Regional Connect Networking – The North San Diego Business Chamber’s Regional Connect Networking event will be held at Vintana Wine & Dine, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido, on Wednesday, November 12, from 5-7pm. $10 on 11/12; Non-members $35. Call the North S.D. Business Chamber office at 858.487.1767.

Chamber Mixer to be Held at Mia Guadalajara – The Escondido Chamber’s Business After Five Mixer will be held on Thursday, November 13, from 5 to 7pm, at Mia Guadalajara Restaurant, 525 W. 2nd Avenue, Escondido. Members are free; must have reservations. $10 at the door. $25/prospective members (must call the Chamber prior to attending). Hors D’oeuvres and nohost bar.

Super Soundproofing Co •Expert Products •Floor Noise Barrier •Insulation Floor and Wall Tape •Vibration Isolation Tape

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UPHOLSTERY

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Home Care

Specializing in short and long term care assistance for all ages, with all activities of daily living, in your home. Drive to/from doctor appointments, new mommy assistance/infant care, Alzheimer patient care, general assistance before/after surgery, respite care for parents of disabled children, and much more. Rates start at $16.00 per hour for companion services.

SOUNDPROOFING

Death Notices

PAINTING

Young's Painting Interior/Exterior

Popcorn Remover -Texture Wallpaper removal - Crown Molding Wooden Floor Installation - Mobile Home Painting - Low Price Guaranteed! Sorry! No Small Jobs!

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Reserve your Sponsor Table for $75. For reservations, call 760.745-2125 or contact Claudine@escondidochamber.org.

You’re invited to attend a complimentary Estate Planning Seminar for you, your family, and your pets. On Free Estate Planning Seminar for You, Family, and Pets Thursday, November 13, from 12noon-2pm, at 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, 92058; Lunch will be provided; RSVP by Friday, November 7th, by calling 619.243.3488. For more information about gifting through your will or trust, contact Nicole Roman at S.D. Humane Society and SPCA at 619.243.3443, or nroman@sdhumane.org. El Camino Quilt Guild Meeting Notice – On Thursday, November 13th, the El Camino Quilt Guild will meet at the North Coast Church (The Edge Building), 2405 N. Santa Fe, Vista. Doors open at 9am; plenty of parking, snacks, and café on site. Program speaker will be Wendy Butler Berns, and her topic is

‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. on Page 14

Rhea Sarah Walling, 92, of Escondido, CA., passed away on October 24, 2014.

Darwin Roy Metts, 87, of Escondido, CA., passed away on October 28, 2014. Lois L. Schmeeckle, 89, of Escondido, Ca., passed away on October 18, 2014.

Arrangements by California Funeral Alternatives Escondido and Poway

LEGALS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027638 The name of the business: Morningstar Productions, located at 2045 Sequoia Street, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Robrt earl and Deborah Llewellyn 2045 Sequoia Street San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a married couple. First day of business was n/a. /s/Robert Earl Llewellyn, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/17/2014 10/23, 10/30, 11/06 & 11/13/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027422 The name of the business: San Diego Deluxe Transportation, located at 1035 Calle de Alcala, Escondido, Ca., 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Obaid Ullah Malikyar 1035 Calle de Alcala Escondido, Ca. 92025 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Obaid Ullah Malikyar, owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/16/2014 10/23, 10/30, 11/06 & 11/13/2014


The Mighty Mojo Page

Accupuncture/Pain Management

Apartments

Quail Creek Apartments Gated, Planned Activities

Bigger apartments, Better facilities Adults, 55 Plus

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Attorney

The Law Offices of Nadine Sayegh

147 S. Orange St. Escondido Domestic Violence, Family Law, Personal Injury, DUI 760.233.1002 www.nmslaw.net

AUTO REPAIR

Custom T-Shirts

DMV Services/Insurance TriColor Insurance

Chair Repair

Golf Driving DMV Range Batting Cages Thunderbird Golf and Baseball Lessons

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment RISK FREE 3 VISIT TRIAL

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Coins & Loans

760.745.4816 Escondido Coin & Loan, Inc. 241 E. Grand Avenue

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Mark Shw, Hearing Instrument Specialist, and wife, Lynn, co-owner

Auditory Assistants Hearing Aid Service Center

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Insurance

Legal Advice

John Smylie Law Offices 3643 Grand Avenue, Suite A San Marcos, CA. 92078 Probate and Business Law Medical Supplies/Pharmacy

Escondido Pharmacy and Home Health Care Always great prices and Service! Medical Supplies, Wheelchairs, Walkers 909 E. Valley Parkway

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‘Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 13

“Capering with Creativity and Our Quilts.” For more info, check the website at info@elcaminoquilters.com.

Senior Anglers to Meet on Friday, November 14th - The regular monthly meeting of the Escondido Senior Anglers will be on Friday, November 14th at 9:30am at the Park Avenue Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. This energetic over-50 crowd of men and women participate in both fresh and

Tree Trimming

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Veterinary Services No Excuses! We Get It Sold!

New Client Special $34.50 PHysical Exam & Office Call

Regular $40.00. Limit one per household. Coupon must be presented at or before payment.

New clients only. Not usable with any other offer Village Veterinary Hospital 316 W. Mission Avenue #113 Escondido, CA. 760.741.9999

Hairpieces & Wigs

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Hearing Aids

W. A. Stone Termite & Pest Control Termite Treatment Starting at $389

www.donnadavisrealtor.com

26351 N. Centre City Pkwy

760.727.4248

Chiropractor

Donna Davis

South of Mtn Meadow and Deer Springs 1/4 mile

Nordahl Rd & CA 78 760.753.7907

COFFEE!

Real Estate

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760.746.6188

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Family Owned and Operated 45 Years

Photo/Video Services 1531 W. Mission Rd. Suite F San Marcos, CA. 760.744.2800 VHS to DVD $10.95 every day

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105 West Grand Ave. Escondido Hair Pieces and Wigs for people with hair loss Tuesday - Friday

Great Food and Entertainment 316 W. Mission #115 On Facebook: Comstock Bar and Grill

Termite & Pest Control

We’ve Moved - New Location 723 S. Escondido Blvd Instant Auto Registration Same Day Suspension Lifted M-F Free SR22/Filing

Elite Wigs

Bar & Grill

Photo Video Services

UNITED

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“I AM NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOUR REFERALLS”

Elisabeth H. Lentulo, Realtor ®

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Restaurants

Westside Cafe

Just great food and great service! 912 S. Redwood St. Escondido

760.739.9265

Mike’s BBQ Superb BBQ!

1356 W Valley Pkwy, Escondido, CA Phone:(760) 746-4444

J&M’s Family Restaurant 1215 E. Valley Parkway Escondido Where homestyle cooking is just the beginning…

760.745.3710

Retirement Community

Reverse Mortgages

saltwater fishing, youth trout and catfish derbies, various picnics, RV camp-outs and other community service events. Guests are always welcome; All meetings are free. For info, contact Ron at 760.736.4009.

Legals

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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028187 The name of the business: Pacific Coast Sail Charters, located at 4513 Cove Dr., #16, Carlsbad, Ca. 92008, is hereby registered by the following: Leslie Earl George, Jr. 4513 Cove Dr. #16 Carlsbad, Ca. 92008 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 12/10/96. /s/Leslie Earl George, Jr. This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/24/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027205 The name of the business: American Pro coating, located at 1748 Avocado Rd., Oceanside, Ca. 92054, is hereby registered by the following: Joseph Martinez 1748 Avocado Rd. Oceanside, Ca. 92054 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 1/01/1999. /s/Joseph Martinez, Owner 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 and 11/13/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027223 The name of the business: Lawn Painters of America, located at 29825 Platanus Drive, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Michael Victor Garcia 29825 Platanus Drive Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Michael Victor Garcia, Owner 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 and 11/13/2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027260 The name of the business: Diminish Industries, located at 2700 E. Valley Pkwy, Spc 313, Escondido, Ca. 92027, is hereby registered by the following: Daniel Placensia and Jesus Coranado 2700 E. Valley Pkwy, Spc. 313 Escondido, Ca. 92027 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. First day of business was 10/11/14. /s/Daniel Placensia, Partner 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 and 11/13/2014


LEGALS

The Paper City of San Marcos: Notice Hearing: Public of Consider an Amendment to the City’s Program of Projects within the 2014 Regional Transportation Program Improvement (RTIP).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on November 10, 2014, a public hearing will be held with respect to the City of San Marcos approval of an amendment to Regional 2014 the Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP) regarding the City’s TransNet Local Street Improvement Program of Projects. The San Diego Association of Governments the as (SANDAG), Planning Metropolitan Organization, is responsible to administer the RTIP. The RTIP is a multi-billion dollar, multi-year program of proposed transportation projects and any project that is capacity increasing or funded with state, federal or by the TransNet Ordinance must be included within the RTIP. SANDAG provides opportunities to amend the RTIP year. the throughout SANDAG has now initiated an amendment to the 2014 RTIP and is providing the City of San Marcos an opportunity to submit any changes, additions and/or programming of TransNet funds at this time. The City of San Marcos is recommending the amendment of the RTIP to adjust the TransNet funds programmed for capital projects. A complete list of the amendment is available for public review at City Hall, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA. Interested persons wishing to express their views on the aforementioned of Program TransNet Projects will be given an opportunity at the public hearing, commencing at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, and will be held at 1 Civic Center Council the in Drive Chambers, San Marcos, California. Written comments prior to the hearing will also be accepted and shall be submitted to City of San Engineering Marcos, Division, 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069-2918, Attention: Beth Herzog, Sr. Management Analyst. Phillip Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos. PD: 10/30/14 & 11/6/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026153 The name of the business: Connie’s, located at 1688 S. Melrose Dr., #206, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Connie Ambacher 2000 S. Melrose Dr. #168 Vista, Ca. 92081 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Connie Ambacher, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/01/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025492 The name of the business: DK For You, located at 1708 Promenade Cir., Vista, CA. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Dylan W. Fulton 1708 Promenad Cir. Vista, CA. 92083 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Dylan W. Fulton This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/23/2014 10/23, 10/30, 11/06 and 11/13/2014

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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027684 The name of the business: Abbott Assist, located at 1810 Harmony Grove Rd., Escondido, CA. 92029, is hereby registered by the following: Andrew Abbott 1810 Harmony Grove Rd. Escondido, Ca. 92029 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Andrew Abbott This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/20/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028064 The name of the business: Power Tires, located at 1620 Grand Ave. #1, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Patricia Fausto 140 Dogwood Pl. Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Patricia Fausto, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/23/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014

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 #2014-026787 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 David Self 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 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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028347 The name of the business: Hanson Quarter Horses, located at 1646 Little Gopher Cyn Rd., Vista, Ca. 92084, is hereby registered by the following: Cathlene Hanson 1646 Little Gopher Cyn Rd. Vista, CA. 92084 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 5/25/1985. /s/Cathlene Hanson, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/27/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13 & 11/20/2014

CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS CIP NO. 88503, CITYWIDE REGULATORY AND WARNING SIGN UPGRADE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT – PHASE 1 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 Wednesday, December 3, 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 proposed project will replace, furnish, and install approximately 1160 regulatory and warning traffic signs in the City of San Marcos to meet current sign retro-reflectivity standards as adopted in the California Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). All replaced regulatory signs will be upgraded to a sign sheeting material of High Intensity prismatic or better. All replaced signs will be installed within the City right-of-way in Public Work Sectors 4 and 5 (see attached map). The proposed project will also upgrade existing traffic sign supports to the City’s standard sign supports for regulatory and warning traffic signs. Other miscellaneous work includes adjusting existing traffic signs, removing and salvaging existing traffic signs and sign supports, repairing damaged sidewalk, and installing sign identification labels. LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located on various city streets in the City of San Marcos. TIME OF COMPLETION Time is of the essence in the performance of the Work under this Contract. All work shall be completed in every detail to the satisfaction of the Agency within SIXTY (60) WORKING DAYS after the date specified in the Notice to Proceed. Liquidated Damages shall conform to the latest edition of the Standard Specifications “Greenbook” subsection 6-9 except the specified amount shall be changed to FiveHundred Dollars ($500.00) per calendar day that the work, including punch list, is not completed beyond the specified contract time. 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 920692918. 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 questions relating to the Bid and Contract Documents, please contact Michael Rafael, Associate Civil Engineer, at mrafael@san-marcos.net. 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 CITYWIDE REGULATORY AND WARNING SIGN UPGRADE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT – PHASE 1 (CIP PROJECT 88503) 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. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 11:00 a.m, on Thursday, November 13, 2014 in the Valley of Discovery Room at City of San Marcos City Hall located at 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos, CA 92069. Bids from contractors not represented at this meeting will be rejected. 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. IMPORTANT INFORMATION Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this notice. Bidders are also advised that, as required by Federal law, the City of San Marcos is implementing new DBE requirements and continue to report overall DBE participation for this Federal-aid contract. The DBE contract goal for this project is 12.3 percent. In order to ensure compliance, the DBE outreach must start earlier in order to provide the required proof of outreach. All outreach efforts shall be documented (including follow up contacts) to demonstrate aggressive pursuit of DBE participation. The DBE solicitation should not be limited to those operating in the area. It is the responsibility of the prime contractor to solicit all certified DBE’s willing to work in the area. Contractors are responsible to review the latest requirements of Caltrans the Division of Local Assistance

before submitting their bid. Bid documents without the following forms/documentations may be considered non-responsive. 1) Exhibit 15-G1 (Local Agency Bidder DBE Commitment) 2) Exhibit 15-H (Good Faith Effort) 3) Good Faith Effort documentation (to document the effort to find DBE even if goal is met) 4) Exhibit 12-B (Bidder’s List of Subcontractors (DBE and NON-DBE)) Please refer to Appendix C of the original bid document covering detailed DBE requirements and required forms for Federal-aid projects to be submitted. 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. Estimated construction cost: $290,000.00 s/s Michael Edwards, City Engineer/Director of Public Works Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp Nov. 6, 2014 and Nov. 13, 2014 SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED

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 adopted by the City Council on October 28, 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: 11/06/2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028452 The name of the business: A Touch of Light Photography, located at 338 Cheyenne Lane, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Mitchell P. Hill 338 Cheyenne Lane Escondido, Ca. 92026 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was 10/28/14. /s/Mitchell P. Hill This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/28/2014 11/06, 11/13, 11/20 and 11/27/2014.

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE ADOPTED

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 adopted by the City Council on October 28, 2014, by the following roll call vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: JABARA, JENKINS, JONES, DESMOND; NOES: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE; ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBERS: NONE. ABSTENTION: ORLANDO. 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: 11/06/2014 ORDINANCE INTRODUCED

Ordinance No. 2014-1403 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending section 8.80 of the San Marcos Municipal Code relating to smoking in public places. Ordinance No. 2014-1403 was introduced on October 28, 2014, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on November 10, 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: 11/06/2014 ORDINANCE INTRODUCED

Ordinance No. 2014-1404 an ordinance of the City Council of the City of San Marcos, California, amending section 10.10 of the San Marcos Municipal Code relating to youth access to tobacco. Ordinance No. 2014-1404 was introduced on October 28, 2014, and will be presented to the City Council for adoption on November 10, 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: 11/06/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-028321 The name of the business: Logistic Solutions, located at 1428 Misty Sea Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Gerlad M. Moloney 1428 Misty Sea Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Gerald Moloney, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/27/2014 11/06, 11/13, 11/20 & 11/27/2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-026595 The name of the business: Assure Senior Living, located at 11845 Timaru Way, San Diego, CA., 92128, is hereby registered by the following: Rihana Qassimyar Huggler 11845 Timaru Way San Diego, CA. 92128 This business is conducted by an indivdidual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Rihana Qassimyar Huggler This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/06/2014 10/30, 11/06, 11/13, and 11/20/2014.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-027125 The name of the business: H2H Consulting, located at 953 Stoneridge Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Paul C. Hart 953 Stoneridge Way San Marcos, Ca. 92078 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/Paul C. Hart, Self/Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 10/13/2014 10/23, 10/30, 11/06 and 11/13/2014


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