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Volume 44 - No. 41

October 16, 2014

by Kent Ballard

Author's note: Every word of this is true.

One of the drawbacks to rural life is the lack of big name entertainment. When I was seven years old, in 1960, I realized it was pretty unlikely that Soupy Sales or Steve Allen would ever make a public appearance in a corn field near me. Live entertainment usually consisted of playing baseball with my dog or riding Old Mary, our Holstein, around in the barn lot.

One day while watching the afternoon cartoons on our ancient Philco, I was astonished when the host announced that he was going to make a public appearance at a new furniture store opening in the little town near our farm. There would be singalongs, magic tricks, and a free treat for every boy and girl in attendance. The host was a nice man named Happy Harry, and he was immensely popular with all of the local children. He reported for duty every afternoon in a crisp white sailor’s suit and cap, played passable guitar, and best of all, ran lots of cartoons. He opened his show with a warm smile and a cheerful song, and he closed it with the admonition for all of us “good little sailors” to mind our moms and dads and say our prayers at night. Being a farm kid, I had never seen a real celebrity before, and this would be my first. I knew Happy Harry was a star because I had seen him on TV. That was what I kept telling my mother as she loaded me into our '58 Ford on the big day. I was going to see my hero. And get a prize! He was to appear at noon. We got there twenty minutes early and found about a hundred other kids and their mothers packed tightly around a rickety-looking platform. My Mom wanted to make sure I had a good view so she started trying to cram me forward. She succeeded only in wedging me in between other mothers who were trying to cram their kids ahead. It was a hot day and they smelled funny. The Paper - 760.747.7119

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Noon came. Noon went. No Happy Harry.

By 12:30, the crowd was making its displeasure pretty vocal. The store manager made a few lame excuses, reassured everybody that there would be prizes and fun galore, then hastily departed the stage.

A little after 1:00, the crowd was soaked in sweat and openly hostile when Happy Harry lurched onto the platform. He

had about three days’ growth of beard. His sailor suit—so spotless and creased on TV— was rumpled and stained. His hair was sticking out at odd angles from under a greasy swabbie’s cap planted far back on his head, and he was drunker than any human being I would see for the next fifteen years. He mumbled something about being late, swayed to and fro silently for a moment, then

launched into a rambling and largely unintelligible story about Popeye, who he referred to as his “ol’ drinkin’ buddy.” He paused in mid-sentence a couple of times to leer wickedly at some of the younger mothers and mutter under his breath. Bear in mind that this was a very conservative rural community, and that this took place in 1960. Some of the mothers, shocked, dragged their protesting children away

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and swore to write Harry’s sponsors. Others marched into the store for a confrontation with the manager. But most of us, parents and children alike, stood in open-mouthed amazement as Happy Harry picked up his guitar and invented a new set of lyrics to his theme song, which he howled loudly while twisting and gyrating like Elvis.

Happy Harry then picked up a box of magic tricks, stared at it curiously for a moment, and sat it back down without a word. He was looking pretty bad by then; pale, sweating profusely, and unable to focus his eyes.

As kids often do when they find someone in a predicament, we turned utterly vicious and began taunting him and booing. My strongest memory of the day is of an older kid yelling, “Hey, Harry! What’s your REAL name? Tell us your REAL name, Harry!”

Happy Harry’s face turned purple with fury and his bloodshot eyes actually frightened me. “Happy Harry IS my real name!” He bellowed maniacally, “My first name’s ‘Happy’ and my last name’s ‘Harry’!” This was received with catcalls and squeals of derisive laugh-

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ter. I have no idea why this is so vivid in my memory after fifty-four years. I guess it never occurred to me that Happy Harry may have, in fact, had another name. I was to learn much that day.

He attempted to regain control by slurring, “Hey kids, who wants a prize?” This quieted us for a moment until he held up a small bag of balloons. Obviously, he had balloons enough for only a fraction of the children present. There was a rush for the stage and the little kids in front were being mashed in the process. Happy Harry panicked and threw the balloons towards the rear of the crowd, a grave tactical error. The crush of children tried to reverse direction instantly and there was a stampede. Many children— including yours truly—were knocked down and trampled. While kids were crying and mothers were screaming, Happy Harry, wild-eyed and literally drooling, picked up a thick stack of publicity photos and threw them at everybody, cursing humanity in general and children in particular as he did so. The hapless store manager and a couple of burly employees rushed up onto the stage and grappled with Harry, giving him the bum's rush down the steps and into the back door of the new store.

tion how much space several fur bodies need to get comfortable.

I would have enough money, and no guilt, to go on a real vacation. I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college. The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: "out," "sit," "down", "come," "no," "stay," and "leave it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates and makeshift barriers.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy yummy for the tummy'..

When the doorbell rings, my home wouldn't sound like a kennel.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be hairfree.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through all the fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed any way I wanted, without having to take into considera-

My house would not look like a day care center, with toys everywhere.

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O, R-I-DE, S-U-P-P-E-R, and C-O-O-KI-E. I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

To the best of my knowledge, there were no lawsuits filed. (This was 1960, remember.) Happy Harry’s show remarkably continued for another year or so, then he was replaced by another, less memorable host. The local gossips in our community kept the telephone lines busy with lurid details about the grand opening, and the new store eventually went bankrupt.

For some time afterward, I was a major celebrity among my friends in the second grade who didn’t go to the store opening. They listened with rapt attention over and over as I described the “riot,” and within two weeks the story contained squad cars full of state troopers who, in desperation, turned police dogs and fire hoses onto the mob in order to quell the disturbance while Happy Harry fired a pistol wildly into the air … Television has changed since those days, and not all for the better. Live TV is almost unheard of, and children’s shows rarely acknowledge the delight a child enjoys when watching an adult caught making outrageous mistakes. Kids do that all the time. Seeing grownups in a less than perfect light often has a reassuring effect. Perhaps, the kid will think, maybe I’m not so

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading them as 'mud' season.

I would not have to answer the question: 'Why do you have so many animals?' from people who will never know the joy of being loved unconditionally by the closest thing to an angel they will ever encounter. How EMPTY my life would be! Diplomacy

The Syrian Ambassador to the UN finished giving a speech and walked out into the lobby where he was introduced to a U.S. Army Ranger. As they talked, the Syrian said, "I have just one question about what I have seen in America."

The Ranger said, "Well, is there anything I can do to help?"

The Syrian whispered, "My son watches this show called 'Star Trek' and in it there is Kirk who is Canadian, Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is from Scotland, Uhura who is black, and Sulu who is Japanese, but there are NO Muslims. My son

bad after all … And that might be the best lesson we could teach them.

Looking back, that was one of the happiest afternoons of my life, even if I didn’t get a balloon. If I could meet Happy Harry now, I’d shake his hand and thank him. But I damn sure wouldn’t buy him a drink. Social Butterfly Late News:

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Call 760.747.7119 is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Iranians, Iraqis, Afghans, Egyptians, Palestinians, Saudis, Syrians, or Pakistanis on 'Star Trek'. The Ranger leaned toward the Syrian Ambassador and whispered back, "That's because it takes place in the future..." MURDER AT THE WALMART

Tired of constantly being broke and stuck in an unhappy marriage, a young husband decided to solve both problems by taking out a large insurance policy on his wife, with himself as the beneficiary, and then arranging to have her killed. A 'friend of a friend' put him in touch with a nefarious darkside underworld figure who went by the name of 'Artie.' Artie then explained to the husband that his going price for snuffing out a spouse was $5,000.

The husband said he was willing to pay that amount, but that he wouldn't have any cash on hand until he could collect his wife's insurance

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Dear Mr. Davis,

Roy and Mary Garrett Escondido, CA 92030

In light of your recent excellent article re the attempted silencing of Escondido police chief Maher, and the apparent lack of concern by the public watchdogs who are supposed to monitor and punish such conduct, I have prepared the enclosed open letter to the city officials who are willing to use taxpayer money to silence political opposition, Mayor Sam Abed City Manager Clay Phillips City Attorney Jeff Epp

Re: possible negotiations to prevent me from running for office Dear Sam, Clay and Jeff,

The recent publication in The Paper disclosing your efforts to induce James Maher, our popular retired police chief, to stay out of public office and avoid public political discourse has stimulated me to write this invitation to enter negotiations for the same or similar deal. I thought such efforts were a crime against the State of California and the residents of Escondido, especially since it was their tax money you used as an inducement. The fact your efforts were known and or abetted by the City Attorney (Jeff Epp and staff) indicates it may not be a crime, or if it is you all think it is a tiny one, thus I make my offer below.

As you know I am a bit old, (71 ½), semi retired, lazy and tend to nap a lot when my schedule allows (often) so I expect the bidding to be a bit low, probably in the range of 5 to ten dollars for each year I do not run for an Escondido office, but every little bit helps as I approach senior status. I note you also attempted or accomplished the silencing of both our ex chief and his wife so they could not engage in political discourse or criticism of Escondido council members, staff, or their policies. I regret I cannot bring myself to offer negotiations toward that result so you just have to hope your veil of secrecy and intimidation continues to operate ……sort of. With rapidly diminishing regards, Roy Garrett, Escondido Resident

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The Paper • Page 4 • October 16, 2014 Escondido Police Capture Armed Robber

On Wednesday, October 8th, at about 2:25 am, Escondido Police responded to the 7-11 at 620 N. Ash St. regarding an armed robbery that had just occurred. The suspect entered the business and showed the clerk a handgun that was concealed in his waistband. The suspect was described as an Hispanic male adult, 30’s, wearing a black hat, black hoodie, black t-shirt, blue jeans, and black shoes. The clerk, out of fear, gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect fled the scene in a newer white sedan. Description of the suspect’s vehicle was obtained by video surveillance. Officers shortly located the suspect’s vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The suspect ditched the car and initially got away. The suspect vehicle was located and confirmed to have been involved with the 7-11 robbery.

Later that morning, Escondido Police officers were able to locate the suspect in a room at the Motel 6 located at 900 N. Quince St. Escondido Police’s tactical team, patrol officers and crisis negotiators responded to the motel. The suspect refused to come out to meet the officers. After a search warrant was obtained, entry was made

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into the room and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. No one was injured in this case. The suspect has been identified as 26 year old Domi Gustavo Jimenez. Jimenez is transient out of San Jose and has contacts in Escondido and San Diego. Jimenez will be booked into the Vista Detention Facility after processing and charged with armed robbery. Anyone was additional information on this case is asked to contact the Escondido Police Department at 760-839-4722. Fatal Accidenet Escondido

On Sunday, October 12, at about 3:03 am, the Escondido Police Department received a report of a single-vehicle collision involving a silver Toyota Corolla on Bear Valley Pkwy at Canyon Rd. Responding officers and Escondido Fire personnel arrived to find the car engulfed in flames. Once the fire was put out, the lone frontseat passenger required extrication by FD for removal. The driver was found to be deceased. The passenger, identified as Angel Ramirez, a 23year-old Escondido resident, was transported to Palomar Medical Center with severe traumatic injuries. The driver has not yet been identified. Speed is believed to be a factor in this collision.

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Kudos to the Escondido Police Department for nailing the suspect in the armed robbery of the new 7-11 at Washington and Ash. Caught him in less than 24 hours. Pretty sharp police work!

Speaking of the Escondido PD, the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club presented Chief of Police Craig Carter, along with several of his Lieutenants, with 12 child car seats to be given out to families who needed them. The seats are much needed to transport small children if they have to ride in a squad car.

Chief Carter, a former member of that club, accepted the award and thanked the club for its community involvement.

Left to right, Capt. Mike Loarie, Capt. James Stuard, David Geary, the club’s youth community services chairman, Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter, Cookie Comer, past club president and Jim Mac Isaac, club president

Though he professed his great love for his old club, we all understood that, as Chief, he is unable to be a member of civic and service clubs because of the demands on his time. We all recall him as a member with a great sense of humor and a fun guy to be around.

lyle e davis, editor and publisher of The Paper, taking note of one of the handsome young Captains, Jim Stuard, was heard to mutter, “Not that I’m feeling old or anything, but I

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Letters to the Editor

The Smoking Gun?

Lyle,

Thank you for not letting up on this story. So much has happened and I am grateful the truth is finally getting out. Clay is a scumbag and ruled with an iron fist for a long time. If you were not on his team then your career was cut short. If you kissed his ring then you could get yourself promoted. I'm glad to finally see all of this coming to light. Chris Wynn Riverside County, CA.

(Editor’s Note: Chris Wynn is a former Lieutenant with the Escondido Police Department).

I couldn't agree more with what Chris said. A lot of people have suffered greatly because of the politics (dirty) in Escondido and I am hopeful (glad) that the truth will come out about Clay, Sam, Jeff, Jennifer, and the others who worked to destroy peoples lives. Chris and I are just a couple of about 10 people who are no longer at the PD because of affiliation or perceived affiliation with Jim (Maher) and that is very sad. Your investigative journalism is top notch and I sincerely enjoyed the read. Stay after em. More to uncover. Sincerely,

Greg Ellis, Chino Hills, Ca.

Another Fan

Dear Editor Lyle,

We are residents of Carlsbad and read your paper weekly at our gym where it is distributed. We really like the newspaper, all the articles, the ads, the opinions, etc. etc. We enjoy

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used to coach that cute little kid, Jim Stuard. Now look at him. A Captain! In the Escondido Police Department!” ••••• Congratulations to Mark Shaw, owner of Auditory Assistants Hearing Aid Center of Escondido. Last Saturday he took his national board certification exam and passed with flying colors. He is now a National Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist! Mark tends to these hearing aids of mine and he is THE BEST! He will celebrate this accomplishment while also celebrating the birthdy of his lovely wife, Lynn, as well. Big weekend in Julian, then off to San Juan Capistrano, then a Hornblower cruise!


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money. Artie insisted on being paid at least something up front, so the man opened his wallet, displaying the single dollar bill that rested inside. Artie sighed, rolled his eyes, and reluctantly agreed to accept the dollar as down payment for the dirty deed.

A few days later, Artie followed the man's wife to the local Super Wal-Mart store. There, he surprised her in the produce department and proceeded to strangle her with his gloved hands and as the poor unsuspecting woman drew her last breath and slumped to the floor the manager of the produce department stumbled unexpectedly onto the murder scene. Unwilling to leave any living witnesses behind, ol' Artie had no choice but to strangle the produce manager as well.

the police station, Artie revealed the whole sordid plot, including his unusual financial arrangements with the hapless husband, who was also quickly arrested. The next day in the newspaper, the headline declared ... (You're this ...)

going to hate me for

'ARTIE CHOKES 2 for $1.00 @ WAL-MART!'

(Oh, quit groaning! I don't write this stuff, I receive it from my warped friends and then publish it for you!)

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However, unknown to Artie, the entire proceedings were captured by the hidden security cameras and observed by the store's security guard, who immediately called the police. Artie was caught and arrested before he could even leave the store. Under intense questioning at

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informed and ready to make a difference. The meeting begins promptly at 11:30am at Cocina del Charro, 890 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, followed by a buffet luncheon for $16, and is open to the public. For reservations, due by Friday, October 17th, contact Rosalia at escondidorwf@cfrw.org or 760.489.1407.

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Military Order of the Cootie Steak & Lobster Dinner – The American Legion Post 365, at 1234 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, is holding the steak & lobster dinner event on Saturday, October 18th. Tickets are $25/person and are available at the Post in advance. Visit www.legionpost365.org for details, or call 760.726.0472.

Talk Show Host Mike Slater to Speak at ERWF Meeting Escondido Republican Women, Federated, will be hosting 760 KFMB-AM radio talk show host Mike Slater as their featured speaker on Wednesday, October 22. Well known throughout Southern California, Mr. Slater is a true believer in capitalism and the Constitution. Bring friends and associates for an upbeat, informative program, and leave the meeting

“BARKtoberfest” Special Adoption Weekend at Humane Society Campuses – October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month nationwide, and the Humane Society and SPCA is celebrating with “Barktoberfest,” a special adoption weekend October 17-19 at all San Diego Humane Society campus locations. The Humane Society is one of 33 organizations receiving grant funding to hold large-scale adoption events as part of the 2014 ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon, presented by Subaru. Adoption fees for all animals will be reduced by $25 during this special event. The following participating organizations will be onsite on Saturday, October 18, from 11am to 3pm: Lionel’s Legacy, Maltese Rescue California, Pit Bull Rescue San Diego, SPOT and English Springer Rescue America, Inc. The location of North County campuses is 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido; 572 Airport Road, Oceanside; and 2481 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. For more information, and to see a full list of events and activities, visit www.sdhumane.org/barktoberfest. Bluebird Boutique Raises Money for Maya Relief Cause in Guatemala – On Friday, October 17 (from 12-6pm) and Saturday, October 18 (from 9am-5pm) the Bluebird Boutique volunteers will hold a fundraiser for a non-profit organization called Maya Relief, which provides water filters and stoves for the very poor in Guatemala. This is a very small organization that allows

the use of all donations to go directly to the purchase of these stoves and water filters without red-tape and personnel to be paid. 100% of the profits from this boutique will help raise money for the Maya Relief cause. There will be over 700 artisan quality handmade gifts, an art exhibit, interactive cultural exhibit showing typical lifestyle of Maya people, an 80”x80” hand-quilted Medallion Quilt to be raffled, children’s craft station, and more. Find this on www.facebook.com/bluebirdboutiquemayarelief for samples of what will be available. All this at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5970 La Sendita, Rancho Santa Fe.

Escondido Community Wellness Expo; Information and Resources for Older Adults - The Escondido Senior Center will host the 8th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 18 from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave, Escondido. Designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” the Expo will provide valuable health/wellness information and resources to older adults in the community. The Expo is open to all adults 50 and over, and their families and friends who support them and assist with important life enhancing decisions. Attendees can browse over 30 exhibitor booths with personnel available to discuss resources and information on programs and services pertaining to seniors. The Expo will also feature pneumonia and shingles vaccination shots, flu shots, and a variety of health screenings that focus on body composition, and blood pressure, and hearing health. Seniors are encouraged to bring their medications and questions for one-on-one pharmacist consultations. A free continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees from 8:30am–9:30am, and free gift basket drawings will be held

throughout the event. The Expo is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the City of Escondido in partnership with Palomar Health. For information, call the Escondido Senior Center at 760-839-4688.

Free Composting Workshop on Saturday, October 18th – A free composting workshop will be held at the Escondido Community Garden on Saturday, October 18, from 8:3010am. Staffed by master composters, it will include instruction and demonstration in the building and maintenance of a backyard compost pile and worm bin. No registration is required. Workshop will be canceled in the event of rain. The Community Garden is located on the west side of Centre City Parkway, just north of Highway 78. Turn west on Decatur Way into the parking lot of the Escondido Police/Fire facility. Park near the garden. For more info, call Lori Calvert in Public Works/Recycling at 760.839.4361 or email lcalvert@escondido.org. Composting workshops are held quarterly and hosted by the City of Escondido and the Escondido Community Garden.

AAUW Meeting Scheduled for Saturday, October 18th – The Escondido/San Marcos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet at Redwood Terrace at 10am on Saturday, October 18th. The speaker will be Sandra Noyes, talking about “My Life in Botswana.” Sandra was diagnosed with cancer and decided to join the Peace Corps for an adventure for the time she considered she had left. She lived with the natives, hunted with the men, and flourished against all odds. This branch of AAUW has announced a $3,000

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scholarship to undergraduate women pursuing degrees related to the STEM classes (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics). Guidelines and applications are posted on the AAUW website under “our programs” and have been distributed to the financial aid offices at the local colleges and university. Applications are due October 17th. Lunch is served at noon; cost is $13. If staying for lunch, make a reservation with Sandra at 760.739.0710. Halloween Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center on Saturday, the 18th - Enjoy Halloween-themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s first annual Halloween Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center, 6565 Alicante Road, on Saturday,

October 18th from 5 to 9pm. The city’s newest swimming pool will be transformed into a floating pumpkin patch where participants can catch a pumpkin with a hula hoop. Every child will receive a pumpkin to take home to decorate. Come dressed in a swim suit and enjoy other fun and spooky activities including diving for treasures, collecting bones, catching mutant fish and more. As the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special presentation of movie “Hotel Transylvania” on the giant outdoor movie screen. “This event is fun for everyone,” says Rachel Shay, special events director for the City of Carlsbad. “It combines two great things; Halloween and swimming in the heated pool.” Cost is $8/person. Children ages 3 and under are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information visit the city website at www.carlsbadca.gov, keyword search “Halloween Plunge.”

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Kirk’s Column by Kirk Effinger

Why I will not vote for Sam Abed

Like it or not, the mayor of any city becomes the personification of the city he or she represents. The presence and demeanor of that person are nearly as important as their policies in shaping the views of people who live within the city, as well those looking in from the outside.

With that in mind, and in contradiction to the idea of his being a “tireless cheerleader” for the city of Escondido, I see Sam Abed as one of the worst possible examples of such an icon.

A cheerleader for his city would not tell an open forum the city is a “poverty magnet.”

Marilyn Shea Attorney

A cheerleader would not incite division within his community and negative images to the world outside by giving newspaper interviews and going on radio and national television to rail about how “no one in Escondido” wants an immigration facility in their city.

Abed apparently thinks we aren’t paying attention. On the one hand, he refuses to take a position on Proposition H, saying he “wants the people to decide”--something he voted to not do when creating the “open space” designation for the property in the first place—while blithely feeling it his obligation to put the weight of his office behind the charter city measure and proclaiming his views on a land use matter before the Planning Commission had even heard the issue.

Walking Tours in “Walktober” – The Escondido History Center will have their regular walking tour on Saturday, October 18, starting at 10am. Meet at Escondido Blvd at 5th Avenue to explore the So. Escondido Boulevard area with Carol Rea as your guide. Teaming up with Circulate San Diego for Walktober, try some of the other tours this month which include an Art Walk with Escondido Education COMPACT on October 18th, and a walk around Daley Ranch on October 25th. For more info, check the website at www.EscondidoHistoryCenter.org or call the office at 760.743.8207. San Marcos Charity Wings Art & Craft Center News – Painting Class: Social Artworking, and Handmade Halloween. The Painting Class will be on Saturday, October 18, from 5-7pm. Learn to recognize color, value and technique under the gentle and entertaining teaching of Tammy Gillespie. Years of experience is not necessary to enjoy the process of painting. Beginners welcome. Registration includes all materials to create a 16x20” canvas masterpiece (BYOB). Cost is $20/members; $35/non-members. Then October 1-3, during open studio hours, the Center is the perfect place to make your Halloween costumes. Clothes will be provided by New 2 U Consignment for you to alter; sewing machines embellishments, etc. available for you to use all day. $10/day per person. Everyone is welcome for Handmade Halloween.

St. Mary Church Groundbreaking is on Sunday, October 19th – The St. Mary Catholic Church in Escondido will officially break ground on Sunday, October 19th, for the new Parish Center and you are invited. The ceremony will begin at 3pm on the grounds behind the Church as they turn the first earth to begin construc-

Historically Speaking by Tom Morrow

The Desert Fox

Abed is quite proud of the city’s comeback in recent years but its debatable whether that comeback is the result of any clear achievements on his part or simply the inertia of a gradually improving national and regional economy. Claims of attracting new business investment in the city such as the renovation of the Westfield North County mall seem grandiose alongside the simple fact that mall owners around the world have felt compelled to reinvent their facilities in an effort to stay relevant.

During the 20th century, there were a number of renowned and highly-respected military leaders – Pershing, Eisenhower, Patton, Bradley, MacArthur, Marshall, Yamamoto, Montgomery, but none had the unique admiration of both friend and foe as that of Germany’s Erwin Rommel.

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Rommel met his wife, Lucie, and married on Nov. 27, 1916. Their

Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, popularly known as “The Desert Fox,” was a German field marshal during World War II. He was born on Nov. 15, 1891, in a part of the German Empire. He was commissioned a lieutenant in the German Army in January 1912.

tion of the project, 30 years in the making. The new hall will cost a little over $4 million dollars, money raised by parishioners’ efforts and funding provided by the San Diego Diocese and the Knights of Columbus. The festivities will include light refreshments provided by all attending who are asked to bring a food dish to share with others. For additional information, call the Church

Escondido Woman’s Club is Accepting New Members – Come join us for philanthropy, fundraising, and fun. Sign up at our booth at the Escondido Street Faire on Sunday, October 19, from 9:30am-5:30pm. All women are welcome to our monthly meeting on November 3rd. For more info, call 760.743.0246.

Annual Fall Plant Sale at San Diego Botanic Garden – On Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, from 10am-4pm, at the 30th annual plant sale hundreds of unique, exotic and exquisite plants from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals throughout San Diego County will be featured. Selections include California natives, cacti, succulents, fruit trees, bromeliads, sub-tropicals, and house plants. Then on Monday, October 20, from 9am-12noon, all remaining plant stock goes on sale for ½ price. This plant sale is one of the Garden’s largest fundraisers and organized by more than 150 volunteers. The Botanic Attic, filled with new and gently-used garden-related items, a used book sale, and the popular Bakery Shoppe, selling homemade baked goods, jams and jellies, will also be available. Cost: Saturday, 10/18, free with paid regular admission or membership. Sunday, 10/19 and Monday, 10/20, free with $5 admission or membership. The Gardens are located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas.

only son, Manfred, would become Lord Mayor of Stuttgart from 1974 to 1996. He died on Nov. 7, 2013.

Rommel's reward for his 1940 “Ghost Division” successes in France was promotion to the rank of lieutenant general. He had a reputation as an elite commander of motorized forces and was appointed to lead the newly-created Deutsches Afrika Korps (DAK). He was sent to Libya to aid demoralized Italian troops. Because of his bold successes, British journalists dubbed him “The Desert Fox.” Never a member of the Nazi Party, Rommel is regarded as having been a humane and professional officer. His Afrika Korps was never accused of war crimes, and soldiers captured during his Africa campaign were reported to have been treated with dignity. Hitler’s orders to kill Jewish soldiers, civilians and captured commandos were ignored.

Late in the war during Rommel's last command of the Atlantic Wall prior to D-Day, Hitler ordered him to deport the area's Jewish population -- Rommel disobeyed. He refused Hitler's order to execute Jewish POWs, and directed that French workers be paid for their labor, and not be used as slave laborers. An RCAF Spitfire strafed him while traveling in his staff convertible. Rommel was thrown from the car, suffering cuts to his face and three skull fractures.

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The Paper • Page 8 • October 16, 2014

Legal protections extended to children who witness domestic violence incidents

As a mother, I can think of nothing worse than an assault involving a child. While providing legal protection for children in cases of domestic violence has always been a top priority of our court system, children who are present and witness these acts but remain physically unharmed have not been afforded the same legal safeguards. Existing law authorizes courts to issue specified protective restraining orders upon a good cause belief that harm or intimidation of a victim is reasonably likely to occur. Until now however, children who witness incidents of domestic violence, but who were not physically harmed, were not subject to these protective orders.

To remedy this situation, I introduced Assembly Bill

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the history articles of WW II because we should never forget the “Great Generation”. We highly value your endorsements and plan to use them on VOTING day. We are amazed you can produce a newspaper once a week as that must be really hard work! Thanks again for the paper! Colonel Floyd Isley, USAF (Retired) and Dianna Isley Carlsbad, CA. Prop H

The Editor Dear Sir,

We very much appreciated your clear and concise analysis of Proposition H on the November ballot. There has been so much money thrown at the promotion of the project that there is a lot of fear that many citizens have been completely deluded. A treatment such as you gave the subject gives us hope!

/s/Frances Raedeker and Maria Bowman Neighbors on Lorraine Place bordering the old golf course. Escondido, Ca.

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1850, which expands current statutes by declaring that children who are present during domestic violence incidents are, by definition, witnesses to a crime who have suffered harm, even though they were not physically assaulted. This clarification will allow the courts to issue restraining orders that safeguard these children. I was very pleased that AB 1850 was one of just 24 bills endorsed by the Legislative Women’s Caucus. The bill passed both houses of the Legislature unanimously, receiving final legislative approval on August 19. I am also happy to report that Governor Brown signed AB 1850 into law on September 27. It is my hope that taking this step will close a longstanding legal loophole by providing badly needed legal protections to children suffering through one of life’s most devastating emotional ordeals.


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Oral Histories Legislation Signed Into Law

The importance of oral histories in social studies curriculum is as fundamental as ever, as current news reports show thousands of citizens fleeing Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Because oral histories are not required curriculum in I schools, California 1380. Bill Senate authored Signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, SB 1380 encourages public high schools to invite survivors of genocide to give personal accounts of their experiences. The bill encourages the incorporation of survivor, rescuer, liberator, and witness oral testimony into the teaching of human rights, the Holocaust, and genocide, including the Cambodian, Armenian,

Darfur, and Rwandan genocides.

Simply reading about genocide in a textbook or history book does not always depict the scope of the events or always serve to grab students’ attention. Firsthand exposure of these powerful stories from survivors of these atrocities will help students understand the importance of tolerance, and assist teachers with promoting pupil analysis of the ethnic, religious, and political causes. Oral histories that living individuals tell about their past, or about the past of other people, can change this.

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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Early in 1944, three of Rommel's closest friends began efforts to bring Rommel into an anti-Hitler “Valkerie” conspiracy. They felt he would lend their cause credibility with the people Rommel agreed to the conspiracy in order to, as he put it, "… come to the rescue of Germany." After the failed July 20, 1944, bombing attempt, conspirators were arrested – including Rommel. On Oct. 14, 1944, the field marshal was visited by two generals from Hitler's headquarters. He was informed of the charges and was offered a choice: face the People's Court or quietly commit suicide. If suicide, he would be assured his family full pension and a state funeral claiming he had died a hero. Rommel took a cyanide capsule. The truth behind his death became known to the Allies when Rommel's widow was interviewed in April 1945. The public did not know the details until the Nuremberg Trials.

When Rommel's involvement in the attempt to kill the Nazi leader became known after the war, his stature was enhanced in the eyes of his former adversaries. Rommel became the most widelyknown and well-regarded leader in the German Army. In 1970, a German Navy destroyer was named “The Rommel” in his honor.For decades after the war on the anniversary of his death,

veterans of the Africa campaign, including former opponents, would gather at Rommel's tomb in Herrlingen.

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The $145.00 adoption fee for Ziggy includes medical exam, vaccinations, neuter, and microchip. Find your best friend at Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas or log on to SDpets.org. Call 760-753-6413 for more information. Kennels and Cattery open 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Monday.

That’s the opinion of The Paper

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The Pastor Says . . . are disgustingly drunk."

Writing about Rommel years after the war, Winston Churchill offered the following: “His ardour, and daring, inflicted grievous disasters upon us. … He also deserves our respect … (but) …in the wars of modern democracy, there is little place for chivalry.”

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Churchill came right back… "Bessie, my dear, you are ugly, and tomorrow I will be sober and you will still be ugly”. Sometimes when slapped on the cheek, we slap back!

Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316 Church San Marcos, CA. Loving Your Enemies

Most of us get irritated easily. We don’t cut people slack often. Just let people abuse you? Do unto others “before” they do it unto you. I don’t get mad, I get even. Society is hostile. Jesus, however, taught some remarkable things like: " … If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.” (Matt 5:38-42)

Winston Churchill,was talking to a lady one night and she said “you are drunk, and what's more you

In light of loving others, Jesus cites four scenarios to consider: • When someone hits you on the cheek. • When you are legally accused. . • When you are put in hard positions. • When you are financially asked for help.

His counsel? First, don’t retaliate. Second, don’t resent. Third, don’t refuse (to help if you have the capacity). I am not saying we should not have healthy boundaries or tolerate true abuse. Jesus words come down to practicing extraordinary love.

Remember Jesus’ words…"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

With enemies, practice four things: Love them, bless them, do good for them and above all pray for them! Besides … loving an enemy will drive them nuts - they won’t know what to do with you.


A Weekly Message from the Mayor of Your Community published in the belief that it is important for elected leaders to communicate with their constituents and that constituents have a means of hearing from their elected leaders.

Escondido • Mayor Sam Abed

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE APPROACHING

Monday, October 20 is the last day to register to vote in the General Election to be held November 4, 2014. This year Escondido residents will be voting for one Mayor, atlarge; one Council Member to represent District One and one Council Member to represent District Two as well as several ballot measures. During regular business hours, you may register at the San

Diego County Registrar of Voters or online at www.sdvote.org. Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must re-register no later than midnight, Monday, October 20. If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858-565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.

Vista • Mayor Judy Ritter Working to Improve Commercial Areas

The City of is Visa always seeking new initiatives to enhance and beautify the city and one new program being implemented will serve as a catalyst to creating esthetic improvements in our city’s commercial areas. The Façade Improvement Program is a matching grant program providing businesses and/or property owners funds for the improvement of existing buildings located along designated commercial corridors within the city limits. The program is designed to encourage signifi-

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More Smoking Gun . . .

I want you to know that your article on the Escondido Council was absolutely stunning. Sam Abed and his cadre are clearly running neck and neck with the City of Bell, for the Corruption Award.

Having said this, I cannot see why you do not come out directly for Olga Diaz as the new Mayor of Escondido. She is obviously no Mother Teresa, as evidenced by her waffling on the Schlesinger project. But she is at least straightforward, and her election would help shine a light into the murky depths of a Council which is dominated by Sam Abed and his cronies Clay Phillips and Jeff Epp.

cant improvements and private investments to improve and enhance commercial properties in the city. Preference will be given to projects located along:

East Vista Way between • Anza and Oak Drive; Sycamore Avenue and • Shadowridge Drive; Civic Center Drive and • South Santa Fe Avenue (Vons Center); and Vista Village Drive • between Plymouth and Olive Avenue.

The City of Vista’s Economic Department Development will administer the Façade Improvement Program. To learn more check online at CityofVista.com.

On balance, I conclude that she is the best candidate for the job. Cheers, /s/Sorab Ghandi Escondido, CA.

Still More Smoking Gun . . . Hello Lyle:

An interesting article indeed, but not surprising. So now what ? Something should be done about this but who is going to take action? What is needed is an investigation headed by someone outside the area and maybe outside the County that can conduct an impartial investigation. It seems clear that something is wrong here, but we won’t know until someone gets to the bottom of this. If crimes have been committed then those officials need to be removed and appro-

San Marcos • Mayor Jim Desmond Celebrate our Veterans this Nov. 11

San Marcos residents are invited to join the City of San Marcos for a Veterans Day Ceremony at 12 pm on Tuesday, November 11 at Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road, to honor and thank the community's hometown veteran heroes. The program will celebrate local veterans though a formal military ceremony preceded by a $5 lunch provided by Jersey Mike’s and followed by a traditional reception with complimentary coffee and tea

provided by Old California Coffee Company.

The military ceremony will feature the Presentation of Colors by the Camp Pendleton United States Marine Corps and musical performances by Doreen Treadwell, Fred McDowell, Cameron Hamnquist and the San Elijo Middle School Jazz Band. Retired Colonel Greg Rassatt, who has served more than 25 years of active duty Army Service including hazardous duty tours in Bosnia and Kuwait, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net/veterans.

Oceanside • Mayor Jim Wood Dia de los Muertos Festival at Mission San Luis Rey

Come join us for a day full of fun activities and traditions at the 12th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. “Day of the Dead” is a special all-day community event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased love ones. It is not a sorrowful commemoration but a happy and colorful celebration where death takes a lively expression and tradition states that souls don’t die but continue to live in Mictlan, a special place to rest until the day they can

priate action taken against them. It is not enough just to publish a letter and then leave it at that.

Then the other question is after casting this doubt onthese officials why on earth would you endorse them?

From my last 10 years in downtown Escondido I have found that the City politics to be very inward looking. There is essentially no planning or creation of a vision of the future for this City. It’s structural and sociological problems continue and will likely get worse. The City has a bad reputation in the County and it is well earned indeed. After running our business in Downtown on Grand Avenue for 10 years we finally have moved out and relocated to Rancho Bernardo. The difference is tangible, our clients

return to their homes and visit their loved ones. Over twentyfive thousand attendees will enjoy entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show! Children will be entertained all day with a variety of craft activities and exciting carnival rides. You won’t want to miss out on over 90 diverse vendors, traditional food, the chalk cemetery and the classic car show featuring trunk altars put on by the Por Siempre Car Club. Mark you calendars and come join the fun on October 26th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free and parking is $5 per car. Free shuttle bus service will also be available. Enjoy!

appreciate it, so do our employees, I just wish we had moved sooner. I hope your article will stir someone to action but I doubt it, the City is too incestuous. People are too afraid of retribution and Political fallout. Thanks for publishing it, but now we have to wait to see if the other shoe will drop. Regards,

/s/Richard C. Barron Rancho Bernardo, CA.

More Smoking Gun . . Hi Lyle,

I love Escondido and want the City to be run well. Your article is very interesting. I hope

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The Paper • Page 12 • October 16, 2014

Paul & Nome Van Middlesworth, The Computer Factory

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“Straight From The Heart”

That’s the name of our neighbor on both sides of The Computer Factory here in San Marcos Center. Their thrift store flanks us on the south side and the training facilities on the North. Here they provide training and support for the incredibly loving and giving folks who take foster children into their homes. Sometimes a foster home is a temporary stop on a journey to re-unite families. Sometimes it is a sud‘Letters to the Editor’ Cont. from Page 11

that the matter is investigated more. Thank you for writing it. /s/Jill Campbell Escondido, CA.

Editor’s Note: Jill Campbell is the widow of the late Jack Campbell. They were both major community leaders in Escondido. Jill continues her efforts to help Escondido. Meet The Mormons

Lyle -

Great job with two recent stories - Sticking your neck out on the Escondido County Club issue and taking a strong stand - "We Don't Like Bullies." Ditto for the article on terminated police chief Jim Maher "The Smoking Gun." I personally think you deserve a Pulitzer prize for these two articles alone! (My humble opinion). FYI - there is a feature-length movie opening today at Escondido Regal theaters and 300 commercial theaters around the USA - "Meet the Mormons". It profiles six amazing LDS families from around the world - kick boxer from Costa Rica; black family

den need because of family crises, abuse, drug intervention, criminal activity or abandonment. They range from teens to toddlers and even newborn babies, some suffering from drug addiction or fetal alcohol syndrome. Whatever the situation and need, one of these families will step up and lovingly accept responsibility for the child. Foster families are simply amazing. They’re not wealthy philanthropists. They are people like most of us who watch their pennies and scrimp a bit to get along, especially these days. Bringing foster children into their homes always involves some sacrifice. Yet they do it willingly out of recognition for the need and love for the children.

These children often come into their foster home with little more than the clothes they are wearing. They have nothing and yet must go to school and mix in a world where most of their peers have normal family relationships. Their foster families try to make

from Atlanta; humanitarian man in Nepal; Gail Halvorson - the Candy Bomber that you featured in a front-page article of The Paper.

I don't know if you are aware, but Randy Knight, car salesman at Escondido Lexus dealership, that you mentioned in one of the Man About Town columns is a Mormon, and there are a bunch more equally impressive ones in he local area. The Broadway play that was such a big hit, with a very derogatory and disrespectful tone of the Mormons got many people's attention and laughter, so now maybe in a spirit of fairness it's time to show the other side of the equation!? Best Regards,

/s/Tracy Tippetts Escondido

More Smoking Gun . . . Lyle,

Allow me to add a very special kudo for your recent article 'The Smoking Gun?.' It was well written and thought provoking and, I'm guessing, it should rattle a few cages. Hope it doesn't get to the point where you have to use a mirror to check under your car every day. Best wishes,

them feel “normal” but it is a struggle. They need all the help they can get.

The San Marcos Lions Club helps sponsor the annual Foster Families Christmas Party at Green Oaks Ranch in December. The Lions raise money to buy gifts for each foster child and each of the other children in the family. This is tremendously important to the foster child in their relationship with the other children in the family. The fact that the family’s resources must be shared with the foster child can cause resentment among the other children. The knowledge that the foster child in the family is the reason that the entire family gets

Jim Greshik San Diego County, CA.

Editor’s Note: Jim Greshik is General Jim Greshik, USAF, retired. A true American hero. Still More Smoking Gun . . Hi Lyle,

It shocked me to read the "Smoking Gun?" article in The Paper. The letter that you published has no proof of where it came from. Good luck in court with a letter like that, it's not proof. What is most troubling is that you have put this story out in the court of public opinion without any solid facts being revealed in actual court through discovery. And it just so happens you are doing it 3 weeks before a mayoral election that is critical in shaping the future of Escondido. The timing of its publication is heinous and derogatory at election time. Its a story that is 2 years old and now all of a sudden it's of monumental importance prior to

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As for other accomplishments there is the acquisition of commercial and industrial proper-

to attend a wonderful Christmas season dinner and party complete with Santa Clause and gifts for all makes the foster child a hero in the family, even if only for a day.

If you would like to help the Lions in this effort, here’s how you can make a donation.

Drop off a check or use a credit card at The Computer Factory 845 W. San Marcos Blvd or Call in a credit card donation at 760-744-4315 or Mail your donation toThe San Marcos Lions Club Foundation 955 Boardwalk, Ste 203, San Marcos, CA 92078.

ties in the part of the city that became by default an imaginary tech industry park when plans for a minor league ballpark— aggressively sought by Abed— mercifully fell through when redevelopment funding vanished.

Then there’s the state-of-theart, billion-dollar, Palomar Hospital West facility which Abed actively fought against, trying to preserve space in an already existing “tech park” nobody is interested in.

As for fiscal responsibility, I’m not sure any mayor, anywhere, regardless of political affiliation, would not have negotiated cuts in staff pay and pensions. And I find it fascinating that on the heels of getting rank-and-file employees to accept pay concessions, Abed granted pay raises to top managers. It seems many of these “accomplishments” happened in spite of the mayor’s involvement, rather than because of it.

And, of course, there are the lawsuits. Illegal rent ordinances, parking ordinances, zoning changes, all championed by the mayor. That the mayor has not questioned the competency of the city’s attorney in advising the city council on the legality of their actions is nearly as disturbing as the actions themselves. Sorry, Sam—you’re not getting my vote.


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you endorsing a candidate, Horse Manure! Lets give the court the time to drag the truth out into the daylight because obviously it's going to happen about as fast as Hilary Clinton taking responsibility for Benghazi.

If there is any merit to the allegations ... it will come out in court and heads will roll! Meanwhile, this will damage or taint the reputation of people who did not deserve it. I am very surprised you would publish an article like this unless it had an ulterior purpose like changing the out come of the mayors race. Freedom of the press is a wonderful right to have in this country but this reader wonders if The Paper is abusing that right without accountability.

With all due respect to you and your paper, this subject matter is dirty politics and should not get involved until more of the facts are known. If ever in the

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That’s the opinion of The Paper history of The Paper, not making an endorsement is the best decision for your publication after printing The Smoking Gun. Men who are journalists have a duty to report the news with out guilt keeping them awake at night ... I want you to sleep soundly every night.

As for my personal opinion, Olga Diaz who voted with the city council to protect the open space in the Escondido Country Club community and then flip-flopped and endorsed Proposition H. I don't want a mayor like that to lead the city into the future. She is a divider and has shown that she cannot be trusted. Pearl Bozzay Escondido CA

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Chair Repair

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TriColor Insurance

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Photo Video Services

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Real Estate

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Golf Driving Range Batting Cages Thunderbird Golf and Baseball Lessons

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Chiropractor The Joint

$19* per adjustment!

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Custom T-Shirts

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Legal Advice

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Mattresses

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UNITED

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Legals

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

VOTE NO ON MEASURE H!

760.745.3710

Retirement Community

1281 Simpson Way - Escondido, Ca.

760.745.5336

Towinig

Reverse Mortgages

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LEGALS

The Paper FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-025037 The name of the business: North County Media Center, located at 1130 N. Melrose Dr. #404, Vista, Ca. 92083, is hereby registered by the following: Joel Fieri 2355 Birdie St. Oceanside, CA. 92056 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Joel Fieri This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/18/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024833 The name of the business: Competitive Mobile Auto Detailing Services, located at 2780 La Mirada Dr. Suite E, Vista, Ca. 92081, is hereby registered by the following: Mark Louis Proscelle 11945 Sierra Rojo Valley Center, CA. 92082 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was 10/26/09. /s/ Mark Louis Proscelle This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/16/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024891 The name of the business: The Dog Haus, located at 1611 1/2 S. Center City Pkwy, Escondido, CA. 92025, is hereby registered by the following: Guise Enterprises, Inc. 740 El Dorado Dr Escondido, CA. 92025 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Jason Guise, Vice President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/17/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT #2014-024867 The name of the business: Pooch Pro-V, located at 1815 Cottonwood Place, Escondido, CA. 92026, is hereby registered by the following: Austin Vernaci 1815 Cottonwood Place Escondido, CA. 92026 This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a. /s/ Austin Vernarci, Owner This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/17/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014 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

#2014-023231

The name of the business: AAA Elite Spa, located at 1450 W. Mission Rd.

#E, San Marcos, CA. 92069, is here-

by registered by the following:

Xinshi Zheng

407 N. Chandler Ave. #A

Monterey Park, CA. 91754

This business is conducted by an individual. First day of business was n/a.

/s/ Xinshi Zheng, Owner

This

statement

Ernest

J.

was

filed

Dronenburg

with Jr.,

County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego

County 8/28/2014

9/25, 10/02, 10/09 and 10/16/2014

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 #2014-023556 The name of the business: Hand Therapy Rehab, located at 1417 Dolphin Ct., San Marcos, Ca. 92078, is hereby registered by the following: Pro Action Wellness 1417 Dolphin Ct. San Marcos, CA. 92078 This business is conducted by a corporation. First day of business was 10/06/2009. /s/Tanya Langis, President This statement was filed with Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego County 9/03/2014 9/25, 10/02, 10/09, and 10/16/2014.

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

Ernest

J.

was

filed

Dronenburg

with Jr.,

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 #2014-026259 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

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 #2014-026607 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

County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego

County 10/03/2014

10/09,

10/16,

10/30/2014.

10/23

and

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.

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#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

Ernest

J.

was

filed

Dronenburg

with Jr.,

County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego

County 10/07/2014

10/16, 10/23, 10/30 & 11/06/2014

CITY OF SAN MARCOS NOTICE INVITING BIDS

E. MISSION ROAD FIBER OPTIC PROJECTS (CIP NO. 88504, FEDERAL NO. HSIPL 5381-0034) 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 28, 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 installation fiber optic cables, CCTV cameras, vehicle detection and upgrade of traffic control devices for implementation of an IP-based communication system along three major corridors with the City. The project will enhance the City’s traffic monitoring program and improve traffic flow along these corridors LOCATION OF WORK The work to be constructed is located along East Mission Road between San Marcos Boulevard and Nordahl Road, Woodland Parkway between Mission Road and El Norte Parkway, and Nordahl Road between Mission Road and Montiel Road. 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 FORTY-FIVE (45) 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, the specified amount shall be Fifteen Hundred ($1,500) per calendar day for each 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 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 mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be at 2:00 pm, October 14, 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. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises 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 committing to DBE requirements for this Federal-aid contract. Please refer to Appendix C covering DBE requirements and complete the federal forms, these forms shall be submitted with bids. The DBE Contract Goal for this project is 7.67 percent. 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 E. MISSION ROAD FIBER OPTIC PROJECT (CIP NO. 88504, Federal No. HSIPL 5381-0034) 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: $430,000. s/s Michael Edwards, City Engineer/Director of Public Works Phil Scollick, City Clerk, City of San Marcos Dp Oct. 9, 2014 and Oct. 16, 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

VOTE NO ON

MEASURE

H!

That’s the opinion of The Paper


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