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SOLANA BEACH – The Solana Beach School District welcomed back its sixth-grade students to the classroom this past Monday, February 8, as the school district works to have all of their grade levels back on campus by March 1. “We continue to move forward with our phasein of additional students and additional days,” said Assistant Superintendent Sabrina Lee at the school board’s February 11 meeting. “We have just an immense amount of gratitude for our staff. From our teachers to our custodians as well our principals and department leads. This has really been a coordinated team effort.” The Solana Beach district has been bringing students back to its seven school campuses in phases since October 12 when students with disabilities returned in special day classes. Kindergarten was the first full class to return on November 9. The board has reported an increase in both engagement and work completion since students have returned to class, along with improvements in social and emotional well-being. Board Vice President Debra Schade, speaking on some possible next steps, suggested that teachers begin wearing double masks as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention TURN TO SCHOOLS ON A14

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Condominium owners divided over tree removal By Dustin Jones

ENCINITAS — A handful of condominium owners at the Rosebay Falls community in Encinitas are rallying against the homeowners association board of directors in hopes of saving more than a dozen trees scheduled to come down at the end of the month. Last October, the three-person board that governs the property voted in favor of spending $21,000 to remove 15 trees from the property. A group of residents who live on the property A GROUP of residents are protesting the HOA board of di- full-time is protesting the rectors’ decision to cut down more than a dozen trees on decision, arguing there is the property. Photo by Steve Puterski no need to cut the trees

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down and the removal is a misuse of HOA funds. Linda Flach Corl and her husband, Terry Corl, have been spearheading efforts to save the trees. The couple believes the board is acting in its own interests, and not serving the interests of the community. The Corls not only hope to stop the trees from being cut down but also to have the board of directors recalled and replaced with a five-member board. “A certified arborist said only one tree had to be removed or heavily trimmed, the rest are healthy,” Linda said. Rosebay Falls is a small

condominium community located just east of I-5 along Encinitas Boulevard. The property has 54 units with 52 owners, but approximately half of the owners live out of town and rent out their apartments. Some of the units have peek-a-boo views of the ocean and Moonlight Beach. A handful of the residents believe the board selected specific trees to cut down in hopes of increasing the property value of their units, but the board denied the accusations. One individual close to TURN TO ROSEBAY ON A11

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Fair board to revisit low-income housing at Fairgrounds By Bill Slane

22ND DAA board said it will need to consider the implications of the California Environmental Quality Act before entering into an agreement with the city of Del Mar. File photo

plan at the board’s public meeting. “The main fairgrounds property, including the overflow lots, are part of the coastal zone.” The California Coastal Commission has issued permits to the 22nd DAA in regards to the annual county fair and horseracing. Caplan says the language

in the permit is limiting in such a way that building housing units on the property would not be allowed as written. “In other words, because the permit doesn’t specifically authorize the use of this property for affordable housing, this special condition would pre-

vent the district from doing so without either requesting that the commission amend the coastal development permit, or seeking a new permit from the Coastal Commission,” Caplan said. The board says they will also need to consider the implications of the California Environmental Qual-

San Dieguito teachers feel ‘under attack’ amid pandemic Pressure grows for students to return to schools By Dustin Jones

ENCINITAS — A number of San Dieguito Union High School District teachers feel “under attack” as public pressure mounts to get students back into the classroom, both parents and educators told The Coast News. Ann Cerny, an eighthgrade social studies teacher at Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach, said even though teachers are putting in extra hours, they are bombarded by parents who believe their efforts aren’t enough. “The thing the teachers are struggling with the most is that we are constantly under attack, vilified,” Cerny said. “They want to find someone to blame… it’s easy to bash the teachers. The teachers are feeling beaten up, and I feel like I could do this really hard job if I had the support for the community. We don’t feel like we are being treated as professionals.” Cerny said the workload for many teachers has drastically increased since the pandemic sent students home last spring. Transitioning lesson plans from in-person learning to the digital space can more than double the workload, she explained. For the first time in her 27 years of teaching,

Cerny is only able to plan her classes a day or two in advance; teach, plan, grade, repeat. One parent, Heather Dugdale, said teachers have been vilified on social media platforms to the point where they have to defend themselves. Some comments suggested that teachers who don’t feel safe returning to campus should be replaced by substitutes. Dugdale worries that when the dust settles and students finally return to campus, there may not be enough quality educators left to teach them. “I’ve never felt so much community divisiveness and lack of compassion and collaboration than I have in this process,” Dugdale said. “Why have we decided teachers are the enemy here?” As vaccines for the virus continue to roll out and cases begin to subside following the holiday season surge, cases in San Diego County have bounced between about 568 to 1,600 new cases per day in recent weeks. Additionally, the number of people hospitalized has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year. According to the San Diego County coronavirus website, teachers will be part of the next wave to receive a vaccine, which Cerny believes will allow educators to safely return to schools. “Get us vaccinated now and we could be ready for a phased reopening by the

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middle or end of March,” she said. “I think that’s really the answer, the one thing that would make things work.” Like everyone else, teachers want to return to in-person learning, Cerny said, and many teachers miss their students. “Nothing is easy about teaching, it’s always multitasking, but in person is much more connected and fun, there isn’t a question about that,” Cerny said. “I love my job and I want my students back in the classroom, but we’re not in a perfect world right now.”

Schenk of the 22nd DAA said that due to the issues raised by their legal counsel, he recommended the board not enter into a binding agreement with the city of Del Mar at this time. “I would suggest to the board that we continue with the resolution of 2013 that we are intent and our purpose is to work with the city of Del Mar but that we do not enter into an [memorandum of understanding] at this date,” Schenk said. Board President Richard Valdez says he has reached out to board directors Kathlyn Mead and Don Mosier about potentially spearheading an ad hoc committee continuing discussions with Del Mar officials regarding this issue. On the motion to create an ad hoc committee for that purpose, the board voted yes unanimously. Valdez will likely officially form that committee at the board’s special meeting on Feb. 23 or March 9.

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ity Act, or CEQA, before entering an agreement with the city. Under CEQA, projects such as the proposed affordable housing may be subject to a detailed study called an Environmental Impact Report to determine the environmental impact of the construction. Because the board is in charge of the property and would be leasing the land for use of affordable housing, they would then be the lead agency that makes it responsible for compliance with CEQA. “This is something the board would need to comply with before it enters into a binding agreement that would require the construction and maintenance of affordable housing,” Caplan said. Caplan also notes that the CEQA process of conducting an initial study and completing an Environmental Impact Report would take “a number of years.” Director Frederick

DEL MAR — The 22nd District Agricultural Association voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, not to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the City of Del Mar regarding its request to build low-income housing on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, but motioned to create an ad hoc committee to continue discussions on the proposed project. The city first approved a formal letter requesting the construction of low-income housing on the fairgrounds in October of last year with the goal of creating at least 51 affordable housing units on the fairgrounds. The 22nd DAA, the state board charged with operating the Del Mar Fairgrounds, was concerned with where it stands with meeting regulations to complete the project. “The first requirement would be compliance with the California Coastal Act,” said DAA Counsel Josh Ca-

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Faulconer looking like main GOP hope for a breakthrough

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Letters to the Editor Carbon pricing legislation needed The US Chamber of Commerce updated its Position on Climate Change last month, adding their support for a “market-based approach to accelerate greenhouse gas emissions reductions.” More than 3500 US economists from across the political spectrum have signed a statement saying a market-based approach, requiring fossil fuel com-

panies to pay a fee that is proportional to the amount of carbon pollution the fuels will emit when burned, is the most cost-effective and economically efficient way to fight climate change. Environmental organizations, including the World Wildlife Fund, the leaders of the Environmental Defense Fund and the Nature Conservancy, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and San Diego 350.

org are also calling for a carbon pollution fee. The Biden administration is serious about climate change and will sign legislation passed by Congress. I encourage Mike Levin, Darrell Issa, Juan Vargas, Scott Peters, and Sara Jacobs to support carbon pricing legislation in Congress. Larry Peranich San Diego

Suggestions for parking problem The most cherished parking, over look spaces above the ocean at the bottom of “C” Street/Moonlight Beach in Encinitas needs to be looked at and addressed. I’ve made phone calls to the city over the years and have been told my suggestions would be addressed, but nothing has ever changed. A 30 minute time limit would allow so many more people per day the opportunity to enjoy a cup of coffee or a sandwich in their

car while taking in this spectacular view. Seniors and disabled persons who might not otherwise enjoy access to the beach could benefit as well. Perhaps too, in winter months when whale watching is an added bonus, increasing the opportunity for sharing seems only fair. As a 35 year resident of Encinitas and Cardiff, I visit this site frequently. What I’ve witnessed more often times than not, are hoarders who spend the entire day camped out,

many of those who live in their vehicles taking advantage of the priceless real estate they monopolize. Additionally, especially in summer months, are lifeguards and camp counselors who I can only assume are parked for 6-8 hours. What a shame this beautiful resource has not been addressed and better monitored. Kevin Dodson Cardiff

Vista should expand smoke-free protections I think Vista should have smoke-free protections for outdoor dining. This is important because it protects my family, me, and others affected by secondhand smoke. Members of my family

suffer from terrible headaches, and the smell of cigarette smoke makes it worse. Now is the right time for Vista to adopt the same policy as Escondido because having smoke-free

outdoor dining would give us more restaurant options to dine at without having to worry about secondhand smoke. Daisy Aguilar Vista High School

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he last time San Diego elected a moderate Republican mayor with strong potential for appealing to voters statewide, it was Pete Wilson, a onetime state assemblyman who later won election to the U.S. Senate and two terms as governor. Now, while Californians think about possibly recalling Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, there’s San Diego’s recently termedout ex-Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who figures to be on both the recall’s list of possible replacement governors and the state’s June 2022 primary ballot. Faulconer hopes to take a page from the playbooks of both Wilson and ex-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Like Wilson, he’s busily purveying a message of moderation and effectiveness. Like Schwarzenegger, he hopes a recall can propel him to the next level of politics. With Faulconer as mayor, San Diego was the largest American city with a Republican governor. Now, the other major GOP figure planning to be on the recall list, John Cox, has devoted the recall season’s first major TV commercial to blasting Faulconer. Cox, a big loser to Newsom in 2018, knows who is his main threat this time. Faulconer has sometimes sought to downplay his Republican identity in this state where the GOP label has lately meant certain defeat for anyone seeking statewide office other than the movie muscleman Schwarzenegger. Some Republicans hope Faulconer can rescue them, giving California a Republican very different from the hugely unpopular (in California) President Trump. But Faulconer sometimes makes moves that

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belie his image as a moderate. One came in January, when he endorsed former U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa to replace the disgraced and resigned San Diego Republican Duncan Hunter in a Mexican-border congressional seat. Issa, hardly a moderate, “retired” in 2018 from his former seat in north San Diego County when the district became too liberal for him to expect reelection. The Hunter district leans far more to the right. Faulconer took some risk in endorsing Issa, a persistent harrasser of ex-President Barack Obama while Issa chaired the House Government Operations Committee through much of the last decade. Then there was an appearance by Trump on Fox News last June, just after Faulconer visited the Oval Office. “(Faulconer) was just in my office, great guy,” Trump said. “He came up to thank me for having done the (border) wall because it’s made such a difference. He said it’s like day and night; he said people (had been) flowing across and now nobody can come in.” Faulconer quickly denied saying any of that, his office claiming he and Trump discussed only a trade deal. For sure, Newsom can use the Fox News tape against him, and never mind Faulconer’s denial. But Faulconer hopes to win over more voters with another move than he might lose with any of that. Besides his own cam-

paign, he plans to sponsor a statewide ballot initiative on the homeless issue aimed for the 2022 election, claiming San Diego has had more success on this than other large cities. Faulconer wants the still-unwritten measure to make it easier for cities and counties to “encourage” homeless individuals to accept psychological treatment and shelter beds. He also wants to roll back some laws like the winning Propositions 47 and 57, which reduced penalties for drug use and crimes like thefts and car burglaries valued under $950. “California has lost its way on homelessness,” he said in a speech. “We have to speak the truth about what causes homelessness (referring to drug addiction and mental illness, as well as high rents and home prices).” Faulconer said San Diego cut homelessness after a hepatitis outbreak by sending nurses and paramedics to “every riverbed, canyon and street corner, vaccinated more than 100,000 persons, sanitized streets and built four bridge shelters.” That dropped his city’s homeless count by 9% in 2019, Faulconer said, the only significant city in California with any reduction. Faulconer’s stances on many things almost replicate Schwarzenegger’s, and Schwarzenegger remains the only Republican elected statewide since 1998. But he was a famed movie star and Faulconer is neither famous nor an actor. So the jury remains out on the mayor’s statewide political viability. But so far, despite Cox’s claim to the contrary, the state GOP has no better hope. Email Thomas Elias at tdelias@aol.com.

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Local NAACP president named Constituent of the Month By Samantha Nelson

REGION — Rep. Mike Levin (D-San Juan Capistrano) has named Satia Austin, president of the North San Diego County NAACP, as his Constituent of the Month for February. Levin is recognizing “the inspiring local leader” for her activism work with the district’s young adults. “Every February, we celebrate Black History Month, and this year, I am honored to highlight Satia as an incredible member of my community,” Levin said in his Congressional Record statement about Austin.

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Austin’s parents stressed the importance of education, personal responsibility and achievement, which later became her guiding principles in

her career in youth advocacy and activism. Austin now serves not only as North County’s regional NAACP president since 2013 but also as state advisor for the Youth and College Division for California and Hawaii and the adult representative for Region I of the National NAACP Youth Works Committee. For more than a decade in these advising roles, Austin mentors and guides younger NAACP leaders with decision making, planning, following rules and guidelines and more. “It’s a big, whole role,” Austin said.

Austin has been working with Levin since the year he was elected into office. More recently she sat down with Levin and other various regional leaders to discuss police accountability. “This past year, we experienced a nationwide awakening to systemic racism in America,” Levin said. “We have much more work to do to confront inequality in our country, but I’m thankful for residents like Satia who are passionate about helping underserved youth succeed As we continue to come together to address racial injustice, leaders like Satia bring me

hope and inspiration.” Austin said she was shocked and humbled to hear that she had been chosen as Levin’s Constituent of the Month. “I wanted to make sure there was no one else more deserving when I found out,” she said. “For me to be even considered is amazing.” Austin wants to make sure everyone is still coming and working together to advance democracy “for everyone in the world.” “The work is still not over,” she said. Each month, Levin recognizes outstanding North County San Diego

and South Orange County residents who go above and beyond for their communities. Levin was also recently recognized for his new role as vice chair of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He will also continue to serve as Chair of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, with jurisdiction over veterans’ education, employment, training, housing programs, readjustment of service members to civilian life and civil relief. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is located in the 49th District, which Levin represents.

Students stay on campus despite COVID-19 outbreak By Tigist Layne

ESCONDIDO – The Escondido Union School District will continue in-person learning despite almost 200 students and staff having to quarantine because of COVID-19 outbreaks since returning to in-person learning on Feb. 2. As of Feb. 9, the EUSD’s website dashboard reported 188 in quarantine (158 students, 30 staff members), the district reported a total of 96 in quarantine just two days after classes were reopened. Most of those are from Mission Middle School, which had 32 quarantined students and 10 quarantined staff members as of Feb. 9 and Farr Avenue, which had 44 students and 5 staff members under quarantine. Quarantines will last for 10 days. At Pioneer Elementary, 25 students and 4 staff members are under quarantine. Since September 2020, the district has seen 476 positive COVID-19 cases, 942 quarantined students and 271 quarantined staff members. The district held a board meeting on Feb. 11 to discuss the district’s reopening and decided to maintain in-person learning despite the rising number of students and staff being quarantined. “It is imperative that we are united in our efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in order to prevent another surge, to keep our community safe, and to maintain on-campus instruction. This means we need your cooperation with

all pandemic protocols,” the district said. The district also said that the cases were not transmitted at the schools and that they involve individuals who were already infected when they got on campus. Back in December, EUSD issues a temporary suspension on in-person learning after a high number of quarantines led to staffing shortages. According to the district’s dashboard, there were more than 300 students and roughly 100 staff members quarantined when the suspension was implemented. The district then further postponed the on-campus learning start date from Jan. 12 to Feb. 2. On the EUSD website, the district has listed reminders as students continue on-campus learning, urging families to stay cautious: “Do not send your child to school if they are sick in any way; if they are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test; if your child has symptoms of or has tested positive for COVID-19; or if your child has been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Wear a face mask at all times outside of your home. Wash hands frequently. Maintain physical distance when engaging with anyone outside your household. Avoid all unnecessary gatherings.” EUSD’s no-cost food distributions will continue as scheduled.

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KELLY ELEMENTARY School robotics team is working on a chariot prototype for people with special needs. The team also published a book and started a student inclusion leadership program. Back row, from left: Moorea Marchi, Emery Cramond, Connor Marshall and Alana Gomes. Front row, from left: Griffin Marchi, Olivia Johnson and Bradley Lyon. Not pictured is Bailey Benton. Photo by Steve Puterski

Kelly robotics team strives for inclusion By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — The Kelly Elementary School Robotics team is striving for inclusion by fundraising and authoring a book in honor of their special needs teammate. Over the past year, the team has expanded its scope thanks to the team’s inspiration, Bailey Benton, a special needs teammate who is diagnosed with autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy. The ComoFun team began this robotics season with a simple mission: fitness. The group helped design a chariot for Benton so she could enjoy going on runs with friends and family. The team also runs with Benton twice each week while wearing masks. But now the team is blasting forward with a drive for inclusion, fundraising and even authoring a book. A new mission is one of inclusion and how to teach kids and adults how to approach and make friends with people with special needs. “I feel like it’s be-

come so much more than this robotics competition,” said Nicole Buchanan, the team’s coach. The team, which consists of 11-year-old fifth-graders Olivia Johnson, Connor Marshall, Bradley Lyon, Emery Cramond, Alana Gomes, Moorea Marchi, Benton and 9-year-old third-grader Griffin Marchi, has pivoted during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep their minds busy. They started with the First Lego League challenge of fitness, so they designed a chariot. Then they connected with a Dutch company, Infento, to see how to prototype their design, which features a run-walk capability. The concept is Benton would be pushed for much of the run or race, but at the finish line, the chariot could turn into a walker so she, or other special needs people, could cross the line on their own. Johnson called it a “transformer.” While the team was in the midst of designing Benton’s chariot, they also partnered with Ains-

ley's Angels of America in Southern California, a special needs nonprofit. As the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out running competitions, the team joined a virtual 5K run through the nonprofit for people to do on their own. As a result, they raised $3,005 to donate to the nonprofit with plans for more. Between outside projects, the team created a student inclusion leadership program at Kelly, which has two students per class as conduits to creating a more inclusive atmosphere for special needs students, Buchanan said. Also, the ComoFun team leads a virtual fitness class with two other special needs classes for 20 minutes per class focusing on mental and physical fitness. “All of our experience with meeting our friend Bailey, we want other kids to have a good inclusion journey and being friendly to kids with disabilities,” Moorea Marchi said. Finally, the team decided to get into the world of publishing. So, Marchi

wrote a book titled, “Innovate 8 and the Original Adventures of Opal.” The team also hopes to get the book into all of Carlsbad’s elementary schools, too. Each team member, or a small group, plans on writing a book with Johnson and Moorea Marchi about a deaf student. It is based on a relationship the team formed with Cece Bell, who is deaf and authored “El Deafo.” After meeting Bell and learning about her experiences, Johnson said she and Marchi both want to learn American Sign Language. “Each book is from a different character’s point of view and this one they have a new student in their class who is deaf, so they learn sign language,” Johnson said. The team is also setting up a website to sell their recent book. The 55-page book promotes empathy, inclusion, compassion and friendship with tips on how to approach those with special needs, along with facts about Down syndrome.


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San Diego County to expand vaccine pool in March By City News Service

REGION — San Diego County’s COVID-19 numbers are headed in the right direction, leaders said Wednesday, Feb. 17, even as the county reported 539 new infections of the virus and 57 deaths. San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said a supply chain issue with vaccines last weekend has been resolved but it shows how thin the margins are for delays and mistakes in the system. A delayed shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the county following a shortage that forced some vaccination sites to dramatically slow the pace of inoculations or completely reschedule appointments over the holiday weekend. The shipment was scheduled to arrive Feb. 12 but was delayed for an unspecified reason before finally arriving Tuesday. Of 765,500 doses of the vaccine the county has received, 663,194 have been administered, more than 3,000 are awaiting processing and 98,000 are accounted for by appointments. “You can see we are running very, very lean,” Fletcher said. The county now has five vaccine super stations and 15 smaller neighborhood

state permits elementary schools to reopen as soon as counties reach an adjusted average new daily case rate of 25 per 100,000 residents. In-person classes cannot resume for seventh though 12th grades until the county’s rate of new COVID-19 cases falls to seven per 100,000 residents. San Diego County’s seven-day testing positivity percentage is 6.4%, placing the county in the red tier of the four-tiered state re-opening plan for that metric. The state uses each county’s worst metric — in this case the adjusted case rate — and assigns counties to that tier. The county’s health equity metric, which looks at the testing positivity for areas with the lowest healthy conditions, is 9.7% and is in the purple tier. This metric A COVID-19 vaccination is administered at the Grossmont Center Vaccination Super Station. does not move counties to The county now has five super stations. Photo courtesy of San Diego County HHSA more restrictive tiers, but is required to advance to a distribution sites according HHSA anticipates it will COVID-19 infections to less restrictive tier. to the county Health and complete vaccinations in 254,180 since the pandemic Human Services Agency. the county’s skilled nursing began, while the death toll State to expand vaccines Despite the supply chain facilities this week, freeing increased to 3,099. problems, Fletcher said the up mobile teams to provide The 57 deaths — one of to those with high-risk county has allocated its more shots around the coun- the highest daily death tolls health conditions vaccines efficiently enough ty. In total, around 17.6% locally — are a reminder REGION — In a move that he believes teachers, of the county’s population of the deadly seriousness that will vastly expand the food and agriculture work- over the age of 16 have re- of the pandemic, Fletcher number of people eligible to ers and law enforcement of- ceived at least one dose of said, but are likely a result receive COVID-19 vaccinaficers will be able to begin the vaccine and 5% are ful- of lagging effects from a tions, state health officials receiving vaccines as soon ly inoculated. significant case spike in De- said that as of March 15, as the first week of March. Wednesday’s data in- cember and January. shots can be administered Additionally, the creased the number of The number of hospital- to people 16 and older sufizations decreased by just fering from medical confour patients to 804, while ditions or developmental intensive care patients de- disabilities making them creased by 10 to 256 from susceptible to severe illness Tuesday’s numbers. There or death from the virus. are 57 available, staffed The move comes amid ICU beds in the county. continued shortages in vacOf 13,771 tests report- cine supply, but follows ed Wednesday, 4% returned mounting pressure to make positive, bringing the 14- the shots available to peoday rolling average of posi- ple most at risk of dying or tive tests to 5.5%. falling seriously ill if they On Tuesday, the coun- contract the virus. ty’s rate of new cases According to a bulletin dropped enough to allow el- sent to providers across the ementary schools to resume state, the California Dein-person instruction for partment of Public Health students in pre-kindergar- advised that vaccinations ten through sixth grade. can be made to people beAccording to the state’s tween ages 16 and 64 who weekly COVID-19 update, have: San Diego County’s adjust- — cancer ed case rate is 22.2 cases — chronic kidney disease per 100,000 residents. The — chronic pulmonary disease -— Down syndrome — weakened immune system from solid organ transplant — pregnancy — sickle cell disease • Internet access — heart conditions — severe obesity • Computer & telephone — Type 2 diabetes mellitus Also becoming avail• Outdoor meeting space able for vaccines will be Join with anyone 16 or over who suf• Microwave and refrigerator fers from a “developmental or other severe high-risk in making yourself disability” that leaves the person susceptible to seriresilient to illness ous illness or death from while waiting for COVID; if acquiring COVID will limit the person’s abiliyour vaccine and ty to receiving necessary pandemic’s end. ongoing care or services; or if the disability would hamper month • only 3 spaces available Eat Real Food to boost per the person’s ability to your immune system. be treated for COVID. The state already alSponsored by lows vaccinations for anyone aged 65 or over regardThe Sustainable less of health condition. Santa Foundation

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Testing program for schools, child care centers begins

REGION — In an effort to help schools reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks as they resume in-person instruction, UC San Diego and San Diego County are testing a program to detect the virus which causes COVID-19 at schools and child care centers. Modeled after UCSD’s Return to Learn — an approach to safely resume teaching, learning and research at a university -- Safer at School Early Alert system is scaled for individual schools and child care centers without the resources available at a research university. Through daily wastewater and surface monitoring, the alert system tests for the presence of particles of SARS-CoV-2, the COVID19-causing coronavirus. Combined with a responsive testing strategy, the aim is to quickly identify children or staff members who are infected with COVID-19 before an outbreak occurs. Ten San Diego County-area TK-8 schools and two child care centers are participating in this SARSCoV-2 early detection program, funded by the county and designed by UCSD. When Vista Grande Elementary School began offering a hybrid-teaching model with 50% in-person classroom capacity, it instituted daily symptom screening, social distancing and requiring masks be worn by all students and staff. The school’s principal, Tita Cordero-Bautista, and David Miyashiro, Cajon Valley Union School District superintendent, enrolled the campus in Safer at School Early Alert. “The health, safety and well-being of our staff and students is a top priority,” said Cordero-Bautista. ``Our educators are using every resource at their disposal to foster an engaging learning experience filled with rigor. Still, we understand that distance learning is not ideal for every student or family. “Many in our community are at high-risk for COVID-19. By participating in the Safer at School Early Alert system, we hope to ease concerns about school safety so that parents and students are comfortable at school while building meaningful relationships and learning,’’ she said.


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Bail $1M for woman held in Butterfly slaying

Escondido City Council gets climate plan update

By City News Service

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SOLANA BEACH — Bail was set at $1 million Feb. 17 for a Solana Beach woman charged with murdering her stepfather, Butterfly Farms co-founder Thomas Merriman. Jade Sasha Janks, 37, faces life imprisonment if convicted of killing Merriman, whose body was found inside her Nardo Avenue home on the afternoon of Jan. 1. Sheriff’s deputies went to the home that day to check on Merriman’s welfare, and “due to the circumstances,” sheriff’s homicide investigators assumed responsibility of the investigation, sheriff’s Lt. Thomas Seiver said. A search warrant was obtained, and detectives found Merriman's body inside the residence, according to Seiver. The criminal complaint alleges the killing was premeditated and took place on Dec. 31. Janks was arrested soon after the discovery of the victim and had been held without bail prior to Wednesday’s hearing. Though no details have been disclosed regarding a suspected motive or cause of death, Deputy District Attorney Teresa Pham argued in court that Janks represents both a flight and safety risk. The prosecutor said Merriman had recently been released from a hospital and thus was a “vulnerable victim,” and Janks was in “a position of trust” being his stepdaughter. Pham also said she believes Janks has financial resources and close ties to South Africa through her family, and frequently travels abroad. “It is quite easy for her, if she was to make bail, to buy a plane ticket and just go wherever she wants to go to avoid a very serious charge that she has,” Pham argued. Janks’ attorney, Ricky Crawford, disputed that his client represented any threat to the community. She has no prior criminal history, according to the defense attorney, who said the prosecution had not presented any facts to show Janks was a threat to anyone. Crawford also said he submitted around 60 character reference letters to the court, which he said indicate his client is not a danger to the community or a flight risk. While San Diego County Superior Court Judge David Berry said he believed Janks was entitled to some amount of bail, he ordered that she surrender her passport and be subject to GPS monitoring should she post the $1 million bail. Her next court date is a March 3 readiness conference.

MICHELLE GOMEZ sued former campaign workers who accused her of not paying them during her 2018 campaign for the Board of Supervisors. She ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Oceanside City Council last year. Screenshot/KOCT

Former council candidate’s defamation lawsuit dismissed By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — A judge has dismissed a former city council candidate’s defamation suit against her former workers who claimed she hadn’t paid them. Most recently, Michelle Gomez was a candidate for Oceanside City Council’s District 4 seat. She and several other candidates lost to Councilman Peter Weiss, the city’s former mayor. Last year, several people who worked for Gomez’s 2018 supervisor campaign alleged that she still owed them money for services. One of those people was Robert Leahy, who was contracted to post signs for Gomez in 2018. He filed a wage claim against Gomez last summer. Gary Gartner, a San Diego consultant who worked as a campaign strategist and fundraiser for Gomez, claimed the former candidate still owed him $2,500. Gomez fired back by filing a defamation lawsuit in August 2020 against Leahy, Gartner and several others who went public with claims that Gomez hadn’t paid them. She complained that the defendants had provided express and implied defamatory statements about her to local newspapers and media outlets. Not long after, defendants Katherine Hogue, Dan Castillo, Matt Duburg and Luca De Sanctis Barton were dismissed from the suit. Defendants Leahy, Gartner, former campaign field director Rachel Bartlett and The Line Printing Company out of Chula Vista remained named in the suit. Leahy filed an anti-SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) motion to strike against Gomez in return. An anti-SLAPP motion requires a two-step process: the defendant must first establish that the challenged cause of action is defined as “protected activity,” and the plaintiff must then back up her original claim of defamation. In late January, Judge Cynthia A. Freeland granted Leahy’s motion to strike,

ESCONDIDO — The Escondido City Council met on Feb. 10 and heard a status update on the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) and provided feedback to staff to finalize the new CAP. The updated comprehensive plan, once completed, will outline strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stay consistent with state requirements. The city, which was in the first group of cities to prepare and adopt a CAP in the San Diego region, adopted its CAP in 2013 as was required by Assembly Bill (AB) 32, known as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. “At a local level, acting on climate change means both reducing GHG emissions from activities within the city and helping the community adapt to climate change and improve its resilience over the long term,” the staff report said. “In general, CAPs can also help achieve multiple community goals in the long term such as lowering energy costs, reducing air pollution, supporting local economic development, and improving public health and quality of life.” Councilmembers gave direction to staff regarding specific items in the plan that should address things like affordable housing, outreach to diverse communities, plastic waste, public transportation, bike paths and more. Approaches to climate action differed among

finding that Leahy had sat- meeting, and Leahy noted isfied his burden of demon- he was never the vice chair strating that the allegedly of the Latino Caucus as she defamatory statements asserted. fell under-protected activGomez also argued to ity. Gomez failed to do the the court that Leahy held same. a grudge against her after “The court finds that she brought to light his alPlaintiff fails to satisfy her leged unethical conduct burden,” Freeland’s ruling during his time in the CVC. on the anti-SLAPP motion Still, according to the court, explains. this is insufficient to permit The anti-SLAPP mo- the conclusion that Leahy tion required that the plain- made his statements knowtiff, Gomez, be a public fig- ing they were false or made ure. Gomez had argued that with reckless disregard for she was neither a public fig- their truth. ure nor a limited-purpose Because she failed public figure. to meet her burden, the Still, the court deter- anti-SLAPP motion was mined that Gomez was a granted and the case was limited-purpose public fig- dismissed against the reure at the time Leahy made maining parties. his allegations against her, “I feel vindicated that which means in order to the judge agreed that Gowin a defamation suit, she mez’s lawsuit against me needed to demonstrate that was not valid,” Leahy said. Leahy made his statements “I am not ready to comment with actual malice. on the bigger, specific, nuAccording to court doc- merous false statements uments, Gomez had sub- which Michelle Gomez conmitted “copious evidence” tinues to state about me in By City News Service REGION — The avLeahy had engaged in mis- letters, emails and litigaerage price of a gallon of conduct and hindered the tion. California Democratic Par“In my opinion, she self-serve regular gasoline ty Veterans Caucus (CVC) committed perjury in court in San Diego County rose in 2018. documents,” he continued. Feb. 17 for the 27th time in Gomez alleged on Aug. “It’s just not worth continu- 28 days, increasing a half24, 2019, Leahy, while serv- ing her current litigation cent to $3.535, its highest ing as the CVC and Latino over it just to prove it, espe- amount since March 3. The average price has Caucus’s first vice-chair, cially with a favorable rulincreased 19 cents over the appeared intoxicated, in- ing from the court.” appropriately exposed himGomez did not respond past 28 days, according to self, insulted the Latino to The Coast News’ request figures from AAA and Oil Price Information Service. Caucus’s chair and threw for comment. an object at another board member. Then in March 2020, Leahy used the CVC’s email account to send a resignation letter out to members. In the letter, he stated Gomez and others had violated the CVC’s bylaws and Now available at: Total Wine and due process; that Gomez Dick’s Liquor in La Jolla was only using her position to advance her political career; had failed to pay her employees for work in 2018 Tastes of rich vanilla, honey, citrus & fruit but paid her husband who had also worked for her instead; that there was an open complaint against her with the Fair Political Practices Commission, and that her husband wasn’t a member of the California Dem“A family ocratic Party in violation of CVC bylaws. Tradition According to Leahy, “When only the best will do...” for over everything that Gomez accused him of is false. She 50 years.” baronsselect.com wasn’t at that particular

some of the councilmembers. “I try to do whatever I can to participate, but I really support individual choice and individual accountability. I don’t support heavy handed government mandates and restrictions and eliminations of items… whether they are plastic straws or single-use plastics… because people need to be responsible,” said Councilmember Mike Morasco. “I don’t want as a city to be in a position where we’re making these demands on individuals, on businesses, on restaurants.” Morasco added that he doesn’t support the idea of creating a climate commission. Mayor Paul McNamara said that there should be a balance when it comes to approaching climate action. “I’m kind of a choice guy as well, but I also feel that there’s a balance there… there is some room for, ‘Hey, guide us down the path, if we want to go down to zero plastics, have that program to guide us down the path to zero plastics,’” said McNamara. Staff will return with more information and options for further discussion. The council also gave final approval to the Palomar Heights project, and also to changing the council meeting times to 4 p.m. for closed sessions and 5 p.m. for regular sessions. They also heard a report on the Grand Avenue Vision Plan project.

County gas prices continue to climb It is 4 cents more than one week ago and 20.1 cents higher than one month ago but 2.6 cents less than one year ago. “(Crude oil prices) are rising in anticipation of more demand as the COVID-19 vaccine is distributed and the economy strengthens,’’ said Marie Montgomery, a public relations specialist at Automobile Club of SoCal.

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Vaccination participation at Silvergate blows away national averages SAN MARCOS, CA - February 18, 2021 - While only 10% of the general public in the United States has received a first-round COVID-19 vaccine shot, an impressive 93% of the residents, caregivers and staff at Silvergate Retirement Residence, operator of three senior living communities in north county San Diego, now have successfully received both rounds of the Pfizer vaccination. “When you’re a local operator, you can take more decisive action to protect your residents and employees,” said David Petree, Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCare Health & Retirement, owner of Silvergate San Marcos. “Through significant education and corporate incentives, our management team was able to convince the vast majority of both our residents and staff to participate in the vaccination process. I was incredibly impressed with the rate of participation they were able to achieve. I am so glad to see our team leading the industry in this effort. By establishing a safer senior living environment, we’ll now be able to open up to all kinds of new activities.” Vaccinations are now offered in California to anyone over the age of 65. However, seniors often struggle to secure a vaccination appointment, find the registration process confusing and have concerns about limited supply. As a Phase I priority location, Silvergate acted swiftly to secure an adequate supply of vaccine doses and arrange for multiple on-site clinic vaccination dates at the community. Silvergate residents benefited from a turn-key vaccine solution, with registration taken care of for them and shots delivered right where they live. As a result, more than 95% have completed the second round of vaccines and are now considered immune.

Currently across the nation, roughly 50% of

High Vaccination Rates Achieved Among Both Residents and Staff at Silvergate. health care workers in hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care communities have elected to receive the vaccination. Understanding this, Silvergate implemented a multi-faceted information campaign across all of their communities, coupled with attractive participation incentives, to counter common misinformation and personal bias among residents and staff. Silvergate’s additional efforts resulted in more than 90% of its eligible staff being vaccinated a rate far above the national averages. The measures Silvergate took to achieve such a high rate of vaccination within the community included individual meetings with staff to address personal concerns, dissemination of educational materials campus-wide, additional paid time off as a reward for participating, a day-of thank you gift card to Starbucks and an “I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine” shirt-collar

button to wear with pride. “I really feel like our management did a great job of helping everyone understand how important it is to get vaccinated,” said Christina Woolard, the Business Office Manager at Silvergate who worked to secure vaccine consent forms, register those receiving shots and help schedule second-round vaccinations for everyone who had an initial shot. “I’ve gotten to know and love all the residents here at Silvergate. We’re like one big family, and I want them to be protected from this pandemic as much as I want my own family to be shielded from it. I felt it was my duty to get vaccinated and was simply the right thing to do.” Many seniors have been reluctant to consider a move to a retirement community during the COVID -19 pandemic. With all Silvergate communities having delivered both rounds of vaccines at such high participation rates, now may be the ideal time for seniors to explore the protective bubble Silvergate offers. Community-wide vaccination success means new and exciting events and activities can be reintroduced safely and without delay. About Silvergate San Marcos Silvergate is now scheduling virtual and private in-person tours of its apartment homes and beautiful retirement community campus. To set up a time to tour, call David Nelson at (760) 744-4484 General information about the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate can be found at SilvergateRR.com/SM.

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Padres pitchers, catchers report to spring training By City News Service

KAILLIE HUMPHRIES’ name is all over the world bobsled record books. Photo courtesy of IBSF

Carlsbad woman claims record fifth world bobsled title By City News Service

Carlsbad resident Kaillie Humphries won the inaugural women’s monobob (single-person bobsleigh) world championship Sunday in Altenberg, Germany, increasing her career total to a record five world championships. Humphries entered Sunday's final two runs 0.04 seconds behind German Stephanie Schneider in the championships conducted by the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation at Altenberg, Germany. She took the lead by posting the fastest time on her third run, 59.59 seconds. On her final run, the 35-year-old Humphries had her best start time of the competition, 6.14 seconds, and set a track record, 59.47 seconds. “I’m ending on a high and I really just continue to think about how grateful I am to be here, to represent the United States, and to compete,” Humphries said. “It’s such a huge honor. I’m so happy.”

Humphries had a four-run combined time of 3:59.62. Schneider was second in 4:00.12. The women’s monobob will be an Olympic event for the first time at the 2022 Beijing Games. Humphries teamed with Lolo Jones to win the two-woman title on Feb. 6, becoming the first woman to win four world bobsled championships. Humphries also won the 2012, 2013 and 2020 world championship in the two-woman event, the first two competing for her native Canada. She became eligible to compete for the U.S. following her marriage in 2019 to Travis Armbruster, a former U.S. men’s bobsledder. Humphries won Olympic gold medals for Canada in the two-woman bobsled in 2010 and 2014 and a bronze in the event in 2018. She switched to representing the U.S. in 2019 because of abuse and harassment she claims she faced from the Canadian bobsled federation.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres pitchers and catchers reported to spring training Wednesday in Peoria, Arizona, under what Major League Baseball is billing as an enhanced set of health and safety protocols intended to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. All 24 pitchers and three catchers on the 40man major league roster reported to the Peoria Sports Complex by Wednesday, along with the 23 non- roster pitchers and two catchers invited to the Padres’ major league camp, manager Jayce Tingler told reporters. The team is scheduled to conduct its first formal workout Thursday. The remaining 13

THE PADRES’ regular season begins on April 1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park in San Diego. File photo

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Youth sports advocates push to ‘get kids back on the field’ By Bill Slane

REGION — Let Them Play CA, a group of parents, coaches and students in California organized online, continues to push for state and local officials to allow high school and youth sports to continue as the COVID-19 pandemic lingers in San Diego County. The online group was co-founded on Facebook by Brad Hensley, a local San Diego father of a football player at Mission Hills High School. The group was started just six weeks ago but they say they are as close as they have ever been to getting student athletes back onto the playing field. “Six weeks ago we weren’t even an organization, but now we’re having daily correspondence with the governor and his staff,” Hensley said. “Our heads are down and we still have time to save the season for the seniors and get these kids back on the field so we continue to work.” The group says they have collected from 275 California high school football practices that show transmission rates of the COVID-19 virus among athletes and coaches to be low to non-existent. It is unclear how accurate those numbers may be, but experts like Dr. Richard Garfein, an infectious disease epidemi-

LET THEM PLAY FACEBOOK GROUP “Let Them Play CA” has nearly 60,000 members. Photo via Facebook

ologist and a professor of family medicine and public health at UCSD, say it all comes down to the students, coaches and parents, as well as the type of sport being played to determine how safe it is to play. “Firstly, it’s really important to know what the prevalence is in your community,” Garfein said. “The other factors are what sport it is, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, how it’s being

played, and how careful the coaches, parents and players are being in terms of maintaining proper distance, wearing masks when they can, handwashing, those types of things.” According to the CDC website, San Diego County’s current 7-day average of new cases per 100,000 persons is around 220. This rate puts the county under the CDC’s “high transmission” tier under new guide-

lines for reopening schools the public agency released Friday. Under that tier, the CDC suggests that all “sports and extracurricular activities are virtual only.” Hensley noted these are guidelines given by the CDC and the final determination is left to the state. “As parents, we wouldn’t recommend doing anything that is unsafe for

kids,” Hensley said. “We do know though that the current environment [of not playing youth sports] is unsafe for them.” The Let Them Play CA Facebook group, where much of the organizing takes place currently, has nearly 60,000 members where parents often post about the issues their kids are having while home without the ability to play sports with their schools. Also found on the page are documents containing stats they have collected regarding the transmission of the virus and the mental health state of kids without sports to fall back on. The page also has been prone to false or harmful information regarding the use of masks or the COVID-19 virus in general. In one post asking parents for suggestions on a type of mask for their child to use while playing volleyball, several group members suggested using different varieties of mesh masks with large openings that do not protect the wearer from the virus. While Hensley says his group advocates safety first for the student-athletes, it can be difficult to keep that kind of information off the page. “We were getting anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 new members a day, and we wanted that because our strength is our size and

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Appeals panel upholds verdict against county for inmate injured at jail By City News Service

VISTA — An appeals court today upheld a multimillion-dollar verdict reached against San Diego County in the case of an Encinitas man who suffered serious brain damage following his arrest by sheriff’s deputies. David Collins was awarded more than $12.6 million by a jury in 2019 for injuries he suffered after falling and striking his head while in custody at the Vista Detention Center, with jurors finding that sheriff’s deputies and jail nurses were negligent regarding his arrest and the assessment of his medical condition, leading to life-altering injuries. Collins was arrested in November 2016 on suspicion of being drunk in public, though his attorneys said he was actually suffering from a condition called hyponatremia, which is caused by a sodium deficiency and resulted in slurred speech, hallucinations and difficulty walking. After falling twice at the jail, his attorneys alleged he was not immediately taken to a hospital, and when he did arrive, doctors attempted to raise his sodium levels, resulting in the development of an additional brain injury that caused permanent damage. At trial, defense medical experts testified Collins will require around-theclock medical care for life. He sued San Diego County, as well as the deputies and medical staff involved, and was awarded $12,617,674, though a judge

later reduced that award by half. He also sued Palomar Health, which settled with him for $2.75 million prior to the trial. The county appealed, contending the verdict should have been reversed or the case should be retried based on several alleged procedural errors, including an apparent inconsistency in the jury’s findings that two deputies were justified in arresting

Collins, yet were negligent. A three-justice panel of the Fourth District Court of Appeal wrote that even if the deputies were justified in arresting Collins due to his apparent public intoxication, they could have been negligent in interrupting attempts by a paramedic to assess his medical condition. The ruling cites testimony indicating that deputies handcuffed Collins

and took him away a few minutes after a paramedic began assessing him. County attorneys also alleged the jury was incorrectly instructed regarding who could be held liable, arguing the deputies should have been immune from liability due to harm caused by Palomar Health physicians or for injuries Collins sustained while in jail. The appellate panel disagreed, ruling the

county was relying on a state statute immunizing public entities and their employees for failing to obtain prisoners’ medical care after arrest in certain circumstances. The panel wrote that the alleged negligence — interrupting the paramedic and failing to urgently summon medical care for Collins — occurred prior to the arrest. The panel also disagreed with the county’s

assertion that one of the jail nurses should not have been held liable for an allegedly negligent evaluation of Collins. The county alleged that the nurse was only evaluating Collins’ fitness for jail and shouldn't have been held liable for negligent diagnosis and treatment, but the panel ruled that “the examination by a registered nurse here was for medical treatment.”

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the dilemma, who wished to remain anonymous, said the board held a meeting last October and there wasn’t much opposition to the tree removal. The individual also said homeowners don’t have a right to a view, the same argument made by residents who want to keep the trees. John Wesley has lived on the property since 1992 and was one of the original board members. In his nearly 30 years at Rosebay, he has served on the board an estimated 20 times. The Corls, Wesley and other residents have reached out to homeowners in hopes of recalling the board. “According to the bylaws, you can’t remove one, you have to remove the whole board if 51% of the homeowners vote to remove the board,” Wesley said. “I believe we are very close to that.” The residents said they are waiting for out-of-state petitions to come in through the mail, but believe they have the votes they need to save the trees and replace the board. The anonymous individual argued only a small handful of residents want to keep the trees, while other residents are indifferent or in favor of the removal.

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Oceanside Unified seeks community input to help rename school By Samantha Nelson

OCEANSIDE — The Oceanside Unified School District is still accepting new school name recommendations for the combined San Luis Rey and Garrison Elementary Schools until Feb. 22. When San Luis Rey and Garrison Elementary Schools were combined during the 2019/2020 school year, it was determined that the new school created out of the two would undergo a renaming process as well. The idea behind renaming of the combined school, located on the current campus of San Luis Rey, is to help unite both schools as one. To choose a new name, a committee of Oceanside community members was formed to help guide the renaming process. Anyone in

AFTER COMBINING San Luis Rey and Garrison elementary schools into one institution located at the San Luis Rey campus, the district is in the process of renaming it. Photo by Samantha Nelson

the city was able to apply to be part of the Citizen Advisory Committee. According to OUSD

Communications Director Matthew Jennings, an independent committee chose a diverse group of 11 mem-

bers to serve on the Citizen Advisory Committee guiding the school’s renaming process. Board policy dic-

tates that the committee needs to be inclusive and represent the school community. “A completely separate group of individuals, independent from each other, reviewed all of the applications that were submitted with the applicant's names redacted in order to identify our committee of 11 members,” Jennings said via email. “I am not able to provide the names of the committee members at this time.” The committee was formed in December 2020 and began calling for name submissions in January of this year. Two co-chairs were elected within the committee to help guide the renaming process and ensure fidelity of the recommendations that will be later presented to the Board of Education. Anyone can submit a name recommendation for the school. Both the advisory committee and the communications office track name submissions. “The committee has already met two times to make sure the process is moving along,” Jennings

said. Originally the deadline for name submissions was Feb. 8 but it was later extended to Feb. 22. According to Jennings, the committee hasn’t reviewed any submissions yet but the district has received more than 300 suggestions so far. Between February and March, the committee will meet to narrow submissions down to three choices. Then, between April and June, the committee will present its recommendations to the Board for review and action. The Board must also hold a public hearing for community members to provide input on the renaming choice as well. According to board policy, a school will be renamed in recognition of the geographic area where the school is located, or individuals, alive or not, who have made “outstanding contributions, including financial contributions, to the school community” or “who have made contributions of statewide, national or worldwide significance.” Name submissions cannot be similar to the name of any existing district facility.

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USD professor details costs of political violence in the US By City News Service

REGION — A University of San Diego professor and the Democracy Fund foundation released a report on Feb. 17 that details the physical, psychological and economic costs of political violence in the United States and concludes the health of American democracy requires strategic investment in community-led solutions. Andrew Blum, a Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies professor and executive director of the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, took a look at extremism, hate crimes, armed militias and acts of police brutality and assessed the associated costs: injury and loss of life, trauma, property damage, lost business revenue and personal wages, and the acceleration of additional violence. Between 2016 and 2019, the FBI received reports of 27,730 hate crimes involving 34,074 victims. The group Stop AAPI Hate, which started tracking

anti- Asian hate crimes nationwide amid a major uptick in such crimes against that ethnic group, recorded more than 2,800 accounts by the end of 2020. “When political violence happens, it is right and proper that we first focus on the human cost, that is the loss of life and physical injury,'' Blum said. ``In the aftermath of these incidents, however, communities also wrestle with significant economic costs, including the radiating impact of grief and trauma, damage to property and lost revenue resulting from the disruption of economic activity. There is much that can and must be done to mitigate these impacts.” Following the Boston Marathon bombing, it is estimated that the city lost between $250 million and $330 million when it shut down for one day due to the manhunt for the bombers. In Portland, one 2019 riot cost downtown busiTURN TO VIOLENCE ON A14


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Marines begin shift from land to water-based operations Corps focuses on China’s weapon engagement zone in the Indo-Pacific By Samantha Nelson

CAMP PENDLETON — Changes are coming for the United States Marine Corps, and those changes will soon be reflected on base as well as offshore. For the last two decades, the Marine Corps has spent most of its time fighting in land-based wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, the Marine Corps is pivoting its focus toward more water-based operations in the Indo-Pacific. It is in this region where China’s weapon engagement zone is located, and the Marines need to be able to operate from within that zone. In March 2020, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger released “Force Design 2030,” a report that explains his force structure plan and his vision for the Marine Corps by 2030. “Our current force design, optimized for largescale amphibious forcible entry and sustained operations ashore, has persisted unchanged in its essential inspiration since the 1950s,” Berger said in his report. “I am convinced that the defining attributes of our current force design are no longer what the nation requires of the Marine Corps.” Specifically, Berger ex-

plains the size, capacity and specific capability of the current force is unsuited to future operations. “Operating under the assumption that we will not receive additional resources, we must divest certain existing capabilities and capacities to free resources for essential new capabilities,” Berger said. He explained that reducing infantry battalions and their supportive organizations — direct support artillery, ground mobility assets, assault support aviation and other support capabilities based on ground and air — is the most logical way to approach divestment. With this shift to more water-based activity also comes a strengthened partnership with the U.S. Navy, under which the Marine Corps falls. The switch to amphibious operations is like returning the Marines to a purpose similar to its focus during World War II, when the Marine Corps was focused on amphibious missions in the Pacific. “This is us getting back to naval expedition,” said Col. Daniel Whitley, commanding officer at Camp Pendleton. “It’s really us supporting the Navy at sea.”

U.S. NAVY landing craft maneuvers away from the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island during well-deck operations on Feb. 11 in the Arabian Gulf. Amphibious units are deployed in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security. Photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Sarah Stegall

With the shift to a more amphibious nature, that leaves some questions about what to do with training out in the desert at 29 Palms, which is considered the largest Marine Corps base in the nation. It will also require changes to training units how to deploy. “We’re going through massive structure chang-

Contractor admits fraud in concrete sales used to build US Navy airfields abroad By City News Service

REGION — A concrete contractor went before a federal judge Wednesday in San Diego and admitted to providing false documents and faked test results in order to sell substandard concrete, which was used to build U.S. Navy airfields in the Republic of Djibouti. In addition to pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, Colas Djibouti, a French limited liability company, agreed to pay more than $12.5 million for making fraudulent representations regarding the quality of its concrete. Under the agreement, the company will forfeit $8 million, pay a monetary penalty of $2.5 million and another $2 million in restitution to the Department of the Navy. As part of its contracts with the Navy, the company was required to certify that its concrete met certain composition and characteristic specifications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors say Colas Djibouti knew its concrete

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did not comply with the specifications, and that its concrete was prone to early cracking, surface defects and corrosion of embedded steel. In one instance, the company was asked for an analysis for the water used in its concrete mix, and provided an analysis for a store-bought bottle of drinking water instead, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. “Our sailors and Marines depend upon high-quality products and services from our Department of the Navy contractors in order to meet the department’s worldwide mission,” said acting Sec-

retary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker. “This outcome demonstrates that the Department of the Navy will continue to insist that our contractors must meet our high standards.”

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es,” Whitley said. Whitley suggested changes could include working with Navy partners on board their different vessels or possibly work on San Clemente Island, which is owned by the Navy and is part of Los Angeles County. San Clemente Island made news last summer when 15 Marines and one

sailor were inside an amphibious assault vehicle as part of a routine training exercise when it took on water and sank off the island’s northwest boundary. Seven Marines escaped and survived but the remaining eight Marines sailor were killed. While the base figures out how changes on the

inside will look, the local outside world may not notice much of a difference besides potentially seeing more ships and vessels off the coast. “We won’t see more Marines but what we may see is potentially less out of 29 Palms and more training on Camp Pendleton and off the coast,” Whitley said.


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Time to switch to clean renewable energy By Tigist Layne

San Diego County Solar is a local business based in Carlsbad. Since 2010, they’ve pursued their mission to help San Diego homeowners make the switch to clean, renewable energy. Their no-pressure, consultative approach can help you and your family learn more about solar energy and what it can do for your home. “We take into account the customer’s needs, we educate people about how it all works, what it will cost and what they can expect from solar. Then, if it makes sense to the homeowner, we install it.” said President Mike Davidson. “We offer the only the best products, expert system designs, and our own top-notch installers complete every installation. With over 90% of our business coming from referrals we spend little on marketing. So, everything that we provide adds up to a really good value where customers get great products and great service at very competitive prices.” San Diego County Solar continues supporting the community that supports them through partnerships with the Magdelena Ecke YMCA, Carlsbad Boys & Girls Club, San Diego Food Bank, The First Step House and more. “We are committed to investing in our community” Davidson said. “We are a local company, so

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much of what we do stays here – money that comes into our hands spreads into the community. We also partner with a number of companies local to North County and greater San Diego.” “One of the things that really attracted me to solar is that once you have the equipment, the fuel is free, so you’re making your own energy to power your house,” Davidson said. “Once you put the solar panels up, you don’t have to pay anything to anyone for the fuel--every day when the sun comes up you start making power.” Many solar companies haven’t weathered the ups and downs of the industry. After 10 years, San Diego County Solar has been

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around long enough for customers to have confidence they’ll be here to service them well into the future. They attribute their longevity to building a loyal referral base one job at a time. With solar, you can also store energy from your solar panels. This has become very popular with rural homeowners, as grid outages are now common during red flag warnings. Connecting solar power to the latest battery technology can provide backup power for home essentials when the utility grid is down. With the recent extension of the federal income tax credit, going solar also means thousands of dollars in tax savings. Along with better financing available

for solar through credit unions, there has never been an easier way to save money while increasing the value of your home. While electricity costs continue to rise, the cost of installing high-quality solar has come down, making this the perfect time to invest in renewable energy. With the lowest prices of the year happening now, San Diego County Solar’s experienced professionals can help you save money and protect the environment, all while promising a COVID-conscious and safe experience from start to finish. For a no-obligation, no-pressure consultation about solar energy, visit SanDiegoCountySolar.com or call (760) 230-2220 today.

Cross Construction Inc. — Leading ADU builder in San Diego Need more space? Stuck at home? Kids keep interrupting your Zoom meetings? You’re not alone. The pandemic has forced everyone to rethink their space at home and Cross Construction has the answer: Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs). In addition to providing the perfect home office, ADUs provide a great place for guests, a living space for extended family or they can generate additional income as a rental. ADUs can either be an attached or detached residential unit that provides complete independent living facilities built on the same lot as an existing single-family dwelling that is zoned for single-family or multifamily use. ADUs are a great way to create more living space while still preserving community character. As a result, cities are encouraging homeowners to build ADUs by making it easier, more affordable and even providing Permit Ready ADU designs. In addition, ADUs support the shift toward multi-generational living as kids move back home and families need to care for their aging parents. Cross Construction Inc. is the leading ADU builder in North County and throughout San Diego. They

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have the expertise and the experience to guide you through the entire process, from budgeting to design to building, the Cross team will manage all aspects of the project. “Our mission is to provide a people driven, client focused professional construction experience devoted to customer satisfaction, quality workmanship, added value, partnership and positivity,” said President Cailin Drakos. “And that starts with customer service.” Cross is committed to being your neighborhood

contractor with the best customer service and the best quality of work. “We’re a small business and a small growing business, and really what’s most important are the people – our clients and our team, and working together to provide exceptional work.” Using their Integrated Project Delivery approach, Cross makes executing a project simple; helping clients from project concept to project completion. In order to make it even easier for you, Cross has standardized the interior finish

packages so you can simply select what works for your budget and Cross will handle the rest. Or you can work directly with a Cross designer to customize the look and feel of your new ADU. In addition to their Integrated Project Delivery approach, Cross has inhouse equipment and crews that self-perform critical components of your ADU construction. This allows Cross to reduce building costs, while controlling the project quality, budget and schedule. For over 30 years, Cross Construction has been successfully helping homeowners build their dream homes. The company specializes in all types of residential projects, including ADUs, custom homes, extensive remodels and multi-family construction. Call Cross Construction to learn about how to build your ADU, tour one of their current ADU projects and to start building your ADU today! For more information about Cross Construction Inc. visit their website at crossconstruction.com and follow them on social media @crossconstructioninc Call us at 760.758.3639 or email: info@crossconstruction.com

FEB. 19, 2021

Solana Beach man suspected in hit-and-run; pedestrian hurt By City News Service

the man behind the wheel of the sedan — which also hit a tree and lost a wheel in the crash — jumped out and ran off, pursued by several witnesses, Drake said. A short time later, a sheriff’s sergeant who happened to be in the area stopped the fleeing suspect, identified as 30-yearold Matthew Christian Wilkie of Solana Beach, and took him into custody, the lieutenant said. Wilkie was booked into Vista Detention Facility on suspicion of felony DUI and felony hit-andrun, according to jail records. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Feb. 19.

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key areas: engaged leadership, social trust, social relationships, preparedness, and place attachment and collective efficacy — when members care about their community and believe they can change it for the better. “The insurrection on January 6th showed us just how serious the threat of political violence has become,'' said Joe Goldman, president of the Democracy Fund created by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. “Our democracy demands not just accountability for the many costs, but a stronger dedication to the long-term work of preventing violence in the first place by creating strong, connected communities,” Goldman said. The full report can be found at https://democracyfund.org/idea/the-costsof-political-violence-in-theunited-states/.

ENCINITAS — A 30-year-old Solana Beach man was behind bars Feb. 17 on suspicion of DUI and felony hit-and-run after allegedly leaving a pedestrian severely injured near Moonlight Beach in Encinitas, authorities said. The victim was struck by a black Ford Fusion that veered off the roadway in the area of Vulcan Avenue and West D Street, then plowed into a transit station about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff’s officials. Medics took the pedestrian, a man believed to be in his 40s, to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, Deputy David Drake said. Following the wreck,

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nesses more than $3 million in lost revenue. The psychological costs are also great: the 2007 Virginia Tech campus shooting created 616 diagnosed cases of PTSD among 4,000 students surveyed, which added up to about $4 million in potential treatment costs for just one year, according to the report. Blum found violence accelerates violence. Within the first week following the Unite the Right rally and murder of antifascist activist Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, there was a 22,000% increase in internet searches by people looking for a way to donate to the Ku Klux Klan, according to the professor. The report posits that the antidote to political violence is to invest in six

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(CDC) has recently recommended to further inhibit the spread of COVID-19. “I would encourage our staff to do that,” Schade said. “I think that’s the next level now that we have more students on campus until we get our teachers fully vaccinated.” Schade also made a point to emphasize the importance of compliance with health and safety guidelines as the district continues to bring back more students. “This is working because we have behavioral compliance with our families and our teachers,” Schade said. “It’s important we try very hard to do the social distancing, the masking, not congregate in large groups. All of the things you're doing inside the school, practice outside the school so we can continue to provide, without interruption, this contact point for our stu-

dents.” The final two classes that are scheduled to return to in-person teaching are fourth grade on February 22 and fifth grade on March 1. The district has implemented several mitigation strategies to ensure a safe return to the classroom including requiring face coverings for all staff and students, barring students from mingling with students from a different grade level, enforcing a six-foot social distance policy, implementing staggered arrivals and dismal from campus among other safety strategies. “It has been a challenge that none of us expected to have,” Board President Vicki King said. “I know it couldn’t happen fast enough that we get the fourth and fifth graders back, and it’s coming on the horizon. I know I’m very excited that sixth grade is back and I’m looking forward to seeing those classrooms.”

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UCSD researchers get $1.3M grant to study psychedelics on phantom pain By City News Service

REGION — The Psychedelics and Health Research Initiative at UC San Diego received a $1.3 million grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to fund a clinical trial investigating the therapeutic potential of psilocybin in treating phantom limb pain, it was announced Wednesday. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by many species of fungus, including so-called “magic mushrooms.” Phantom limb pain is pain originating from parts of the body no longer present, such as an amputated arm or leg. It is a form of neuropathic pain that actually originates in the spinal cord and brain. The grant will fund the first randomized, placebo-controlled human clinical trial examining the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in patients suffering from chronic phantom limb pain. The trial is also designed to explore the brain mechanisms involved, including possible alterations in brain circuitry. The trial is part of the PHRI, whose mission is to study the potential of psilocybin and related compounds in treating pain and promoting healing. “The therapeutic poten-

FEB. 19

LIFE OF A VETERINARIAN

The FACE Foundation board member, Dr. Tammy Stevenson, will host a free webinar on “Interesting Veterinary Cases” from 4 to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 via Zoom. Stevenson is a board certified veterinary neurologist and will veterinary cases during her career. Free to attend. RSVP to https://bit. ly/2LC5gvA

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BOOKSTORE BY APPT.

The Friends of the Encinitas Library Bookstore is now open by appointment only Monday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m. To make an appointment, call (760) 908-7334. Thousands of newly donated books including Fiction, Children’s, Classics and many more are available, as well as DVDs, CDs and audiobooks. TRACKING DNA

The DNA Interest Group, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will host a live webinar from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20. Documentarian and genealogist Nicka Smith will present “Finding Isaac Rogers.” Discover how a book, scant clues, crowd-sourced research, DNA, and limited online records came together to confirm ancestral ties to the Trail of Tears, U.S. Civil War, a hanging judge, an

new one. Now, I occasionally have a jolt of pain, but it’s mostly gone.” But Lin also recognized that his experience was anecdotal and singular, and that more work was needed to help others in similar pain and circumstances. In 2018, Lin, Furnish, Ramachandran and others published a paper in Neurocase describing their collaboration, and in 2019, another account was published in the journal Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that there are more than 40 million amputees in the world, with up to 80% experiencing phantom limb pain. Military veterans exhibit the highest rates of amputation and chronic phantom limb pain, according to previous studies. Thirty amputees suffering from phantom pain will be enrolled in the threeyear clinical trial. Half of the participants will receive 25 milligrams of psilocybin on two occasions; the other half will receive two doses of niacin. Niacin was chosen as the placebo because it mimics some of the physical sensations that subjects may experience after taking psilocybin, but does not produce a “trip,” according to Furnish.

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ganization creating cultural immersion altruistic experiences for teens across the Americas, is launching its first Local Community Impact Project throughout the county. This eight-week initiative gives teens the chance for action in their community. For more information, visit amigosinternational.org.

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tial of psilocybin is unique among pharmaceutical agents that are used as analgesics,” said Dr. Timothy Furnish, a clinical professor of anesthesiology at UCSD School of Medicine and a co-principal investigator in the trial. “Most analgesic drugs are taken at least daily to treat the symptoms of chronic pain, but they do nothing to change the underlying pathology,” he said. “Psilocybin has the potential to `reset' altered cortical brain circuits associated with certain chronic pain conditions. This reset could result in a drug that works on an extended basis (days

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to create a reflective illusion of the limb, tricking the brain into thinking movement has occurred without pain or to create positive visual feedback of limb movement. For Lin, the therapy provided pain relief, but only while the mirror was in place. As a field researcher and explorer for the National Geographic Society, Lin had traveled the world helping develop technologies to assist in archeological digs and similar activities. He was aware that other cultures used plant-based preparations to produce mind-altering, therapeutic effects. Lin procured some psilocybin, drove out to the desert, boiled it to create a tea and hooked up his leg mirror. He studied the illusion, removed the mirror, studied where his leg once had been and repeated the sequence, again and again. Within 45 minutes, he said, there was relief. “The pain was gone. I did handstands. It was a profoundly spiritual moment,” Lin said. “My mind had a map of my body and it was experiencing severe feedback issues, but it had to let go of that map through a sort of ‘state of ego death’ in which the psilocybin allowed the mind to reject the old map and create a

or weeks) or perhaps even constitutes a ‘cure.’” Research at UCSD on psychedelics began in the 1970s with the work of Mark Geyer, a professor of psychiatry and neurosciences emeritus and co-founder of the PHRI. Geyer conducted basic research on the behavioral and neurobiological effects of psychedelics at UCSD. The PHRI has a briefer history, originating in 2016 with Albert Yu-Min Lin, a research scientist at the Jacobs School of Engineering and Qualcomm Institute, who lost his lower right leg in an off-road vehicle accident. During recovery and

rehabilitation, Lin experienced serious, recurrent phantom limb pain. “The pain wasn't subtle,” Lin said. “It was like being in the heart of a trauma all of the time. It was all consuming, but coming from a part of the body that literally no longer existed. I was desperate. I felt like I was gasping for air in a pool, looking for relief.” During recovery, Lin discovered the work of V.S. Ramachandran, a professor of psychology and neurosciences at UCSD, who had pioneered development of a therapy for treating phantom limb pain. The treatment involves using mirrors

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VIRTUAL HS SCIENCE WEEK

The Salk Institute of Biological Studies in La Jolla and March Of Dimes will be transitioning their annual weekend high school science day to a “virtual high school science week” this year from Feb. 22 to Feb. 26. This event will feature interactive webinars, and the guiding theme will be, “Where Cures Begin,” to highlight the importance of basic research in scientific discoveries. Webinars will give students a glimpse of a day in the life of scientists and provide students with an opportunity to interact with Salk researchers, by letting their questions dictate the discussion. The event will emphasize both the process of science and the people behind it. For more information and to register, visit salk.edu/ A FREE webinar on Feb. 19 entitled, “Interesting Veterinary about/education-outreach/ Cases” will be hosted by FACE Foundation board member salk-march-of-dimes-highDr. Tammy Stevenson. Courtesy photo school-science-week/ by Feb. 17. outlaw, and slavery in the gram, to provide group and Cherokee Nation. Free but individual therapy, support FORUM FOR FOOD registration is required at and treatment to any indiSolana Center and the nsdcgs.org. For questions vidual experiencing pre- city of Encinitas will share e-mail dig@nsdcgs.org or natal or postpartum stress, an upcoming virtual forum phone (760) 688-9393. depression, or anxiety. For for food generating busitickets and additional infor- nesses, a one-hour virtual mation, visit miraclebabies. forum at 10 a.m. or at 6 p.m. org/calendar-event/chick- Feb. 22. Register at https:// ensoup/. FOR THE SOUL bit.ly/39oqqqc. The forum will discuss the state food Miracle Babies will waste collection laws and host a “Chicken Soup for PURIM FAMILY BAKE the Soul”-style discussion Launching the Purim how it affects businesses; with author and Holocaust holiday, Chabad of Oceans- successful organics prosurvivor, Edith Eva Eger ide/Vista will host a Family gram rollout and related from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Hamantasch Bake at 2 p.m. rates and resources for reProceeds from this virtual Feb. 21 at JewishOceanside. ducing food waste. Due to discussion will go toward com/zoom. RSVP to Necha- new state regulations, EnMiracle Babies’ newest pro- ma@JewishOceanside.com. cinitas businesses will be

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READ IN YOUR JAMMIES

The Escondido Public Library presents virtual PJ Storytime for families at 6 p.m. Feb. 23 on Facebook & YouTube. YOUTH BOOK CLUB

Grub Book Club at the Escondido Public Library will be held for ages 13 to 18 at 4 p.m. Feb. 23 on Zoom. Register at escondidolibrary.org/grubbookclub. The group is reading “Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe” by Preston Norton. Register to attend book club and then stop by the library to pick up a free copy of the book. Read it and then join the Zoom chat using the link provided. One attendee will win a $25 food-related gift card. SCOTTISH ANCESTORS

North San Diego County Genealogical Society will present a live webinar from 10 to 11.30 a.m. Feb. 23. Professional genealogist, author and lecturer Nancy Loe will discuss “Finding Scottish Ancestors Online.” Free but registration is required at nsdcgs. For questions e-mail programs@nsdcgs.org or call (760) 390-4600.

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CELEBRATE PURIM

Chabad Oceanside/Vista presents a “Purim Palooza” virtual Purim experience at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at JewishOceanside.com/ zoom, with comedy skits, Jewish rap, game shows and animated videos of the Purim story. FOCUS ON READING

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside, in collaboration with Words Alive, will offer a free seven-week virtual program March 3 to April 14 to parents to assist them in developing their children’s reading and literacy skills. The program is 30 minutes per week, designed for parents of children through 6 years old. Each family will receive a free learning kit with seven books and activities. Classes will be provided in English and Spanish. To reserve a spot, e-mail Hillary Adams at hadams@ bgcoceanside.org by Feb. 26. TODDLER TALES

The Escondido Public Library offers Virtual Toddler Tales at 10:30 a.m. Feb. AMIGOS DE LAS AMERICAS On March 9, Amigos de 25 for walkers to 3 years las Américas (AMIGOS), an old. Tune in on Facebook international non-profit or- and Instagram.

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Public Notice of Unclaimed Checks Pursuant to State of California Government Code Section 50050, notice is hereby given by the City of Encinitas that the following amounts, not the property of the city, have been held by the Treasurer of the City of Encinitas in the funds from which they were issued for more than 3 years. These amounts will become the property of the City of Encinitas on April 5, 2021; if no verified complaint is filed and served by April 4, 2021. Any persons possessing an interest in this property may inquire with the City of Encinitas, Finance Department, 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas California 92024, or email accounting@encinitasca.gov.

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NOTICE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND SOLICITATION OF COMMENTS ON THE CITY OF CARLSBAD PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY ANNUAL PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 FOR THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM As a recipient of federal funds to support the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance Program, the City of Carlsbad is required to prepare a Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The five-year plan describes the PHA’s mission and long-range goals and objectives for achieving its mission. The annual plan provides comprehensive and specific information about the PHA’s operation, policies, strategies, and resources to provide housing assistance to low income families for the upcoming year. THE RESIDENTS OF CARLSBAD AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the City of Carlsbad will be accepting comments on the PHA Annual Plan for fiscal year 2021. The City of Carlsbad’s PHA Annual Plan will be available for public review and comment through March 23, 2021. Copies of the documents are available for review at the following locations: City Libraries (1250 Carlsbad Village Drive and 1775 Dove Lane), Housing Services (1200 Carlsbad Village Drive) and the Senior Center (799 Pine Avenue) and on the website: www.carlsbadca.gov/housing Written or verbal comments will be accepted until 5:30 p.m. on March 23, 2021 at the Housing Services office. All comments (written or verbal) must be submitted to: Bobbi Nunn, Housing Program Manager Carlsbad Housing Services 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008 E-mail: bobbi.nunn@carlsbadca.gov Phone: 760-434-2816 FAX: 760-720-2037 The City Council will also be accepting public comments on the PHA Plan during the Public Hearing tentatively scheduled for March 23, 2021 in the City Council Chambers located at 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Please contact Bobbi Nunn at 760-434-2816 to confirm the date of the Public Hearing and to arrange for translators or other special services needed to participate in the public review process. 02/19/2021 CN 25141 Title Order No.: 95524426 Trustee Sale No. 85166 Loan No. 9160054792 APN: 162-09418 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/13/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU,YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 3/15/2021 at 1:00 PM, CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS, AS TRUSTEE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 6/16/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0427037 in book N/A, page N/A of official records in the Office of the

Recorder of San Diego County, California, executed by: MOTU T. MATILA AND TAEAO M. MATILA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS , as Trustor CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. , as Beneficiary WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: Outside the Main entrance at the Superior Court North

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County Division located at 325 South Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081, NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE – continued all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California described the land therein: LOT 91 OF EMERALD HOMES UNIT NO. 3, IN THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, ACCORDING TO MAP THEREOF NO. 6547, FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY, NOVEMBER 28, 1969. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is

purported to be: 4105 ALANA CIRCLE OCEANSIDE, CA 92056. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit $59,640.00 (Estimated). Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election of Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. DATE: 2/11/2021 CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALISTS, AS TRUSTEE, as Trustee 8190 EAST KAISER BLVD., ANAHEIM HILLS, CA 92808 PHONE: 714-283-2180 FOR TRUSTEE SALE INFORMATION LOG ON TO: www.stoxposting. com CALL: 844-477-7869 PATRICIO S. INCE’, VICE PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA TD SPECIALIST IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. “NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to

Per State of California Executive Order N-29-20, and in the interest of public health and safety, we are temporarily taking actions to prevent and mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by holding Planning Commission and Housing Commission meetings electronically or by teleconferencing. The Planning Commission and Housing Commission meetings will be accessible electronically to all members of the public seeking to observe and address the Planning Commission and Housing Commission. The Planning Commission and Housing Commission meetings can be watched via livestream or replayed on the city website at www.carlsbadca.gov. March 3, 2021 Planning Commission meeting: You can participate in the Planning Commission meeting by e-mailing your comments to the Planning Division at planning@carlsbadca.gov prior to commencement of the agenda item. Your comments will be transmitted to the Planning Commission. March 4, 2021 Housing Commission meeting: You can participate in the Housing Commission meeting by emailing your comments to the Housing Commission at housing@carlsbadca.gov prior to commencement of the agenda item. Your comments will be transmitted to the Housing Commission. For both meetings: If you desire to have your comment read into the record at either the Planning Commission or Housing Commission meetings, please indicate so in the first line of your e-mail and limit your e-mail to 500 words or less. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to you, because your interest may be affected, that the Planning Commission of the City of Carlsbad will hold a public hearing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and the Housing Commission of the City of Carlsbad will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2021, both to consider the following: CASE NAME:

GPA 2019-0003 (PUB 2019-0009) – HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE 2021-2029

PUBLISH DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 DESCRIPTION: Request for a recommendation of approval of a General Plan Amendment to revise the city’s General Plan Housing Element and a recommendation of approval of an addendum to certified Environmental Impact Report EIR 13-02. The Housing Element Update provides the city with a housing plan or strategy for promoting the production of safe, decent and affordable housing for varying income-levels, including policies and programs on how it will accommodate its share of residential growth estimates. Approval of the Housing Element Update will not result in any development or changes to land uses or city codes. Any such changes or development will need separate and subsequent actions. The proposed action to approve an addendum is based on findings that (1) the General Plan EIR is of continuing informational value, and (2) the city has prepared an addendum to the previously certified EIR because only minor changes or additions are necessary and none of the conditions described in CEQA Guidelines Section 15162 calling for preparation of subsequent or supplemental environmental review has occurred. If you challenge this project in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearings described in this notice or in written correspondence delivered to the City of Carlsbad at or prior to the public hearings. Copies of the staff reports will be available online on or after the Thursday prior to the hearing date as follows: • Planning Commission staff report: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/cityhall/clerk/meetings/boards/planning.asp. • Housing Commission staff report: http://www.carlsbadca.gov/cityhall/clerk/meetings/boards/housing.asp. If you have any questions, or would like to be notified of the decision for either meeting, please contact Scott Donnell in the Planning Division at 760-602-4618 or scott.donnell@carlsbadca.gov, Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1635 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, California 92008. CITY OF CARLSBAD PLANNING DIVISION AND HOUSING SERVICES DIVISION

free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 844-477-7869, or visit this internet Web site www. stoxposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case T.S.# 85166. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale.” For sales conducted after January 1, 2021: NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (844) 477-7869, or visit this internet website www. STOXPOSTING.com, using the file number assigned to this case 85166 to find the date on

which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. STOX 927401 02/19/2021, 02/26/2021, 03/05/2021 CN 25125 T.S. No.: 2020-00160-CA A.P.N.: 169-455-56-00 Property Address: 5065 VIEWRIDGE WAY, OCEANSIDE, CA 92056 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 01/26/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: TOM L. MEYER AND LILLIAN E. MEYER, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AS JOINT TENANTS Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 02/02/2007 as Instrument No. 2007-0076003 in book ---, page-- and of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San

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Diego County, California, Date of Sale: 04/07/2021 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY THE STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA 92020 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 278,775.91 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5065 VIEWRIDGE WAY, OCEANSIDE, CA 92056 A.P.N.: 169-455-56-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $ 278,775.91. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further


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recourse. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2020-00160CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction, if conducted after January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid

placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (866)960-8299, or visit this internet website http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case 2020-00160-CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid, by remitting the funds and affidavit described in Section 2924m(c) of the Civil Code, so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: February 4, 2021 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 9608299 http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 02/12/2021, 02/19/2021, 02/26/2021 CN 25105

TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 07/06/2006. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Trustor: WILLIAM PEREZ and TRACEY PEREZ, Husband and wife Duly Appointed Trustee: Western Progressive, LLC Deed of Trust Recorded 07/18/2006 as Instrument No. 2006-0505434 in book ---, page --- and rerecorded on 10/19/2006 as 2006-0743407 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of San Diego County, California, Date of Sale: 04/07/2021 at 10:30 AM Place of Sale: AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EAST COUNTY REGIONAL CENTER BY THE STATUE, 250 E. MAIN STREET, EL CAJON, CA 92020 Estimated amount of unpaid balance, reasonably estimated costs and other charges: $ 521,018.06 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE THE TRUSTEE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, A SAVINGS ASSOCIATION OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: All right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described as: More fully described in said Deed of Trust. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 4843 SAGINA COURT, OCEANSIDE, CA 92057 A.P.N.: 157-690-41-00 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is: $ 521,018.06. Note: Because the Beneficiary reserves the right to bid less than the total debt owed, it is possible that at the time of the sale the opening bid may be less than the total debt. If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. The beneficiary of the Deed of Trust has executed and delivered to the undersigned a written request to commence foreclosure, and the undersigned caused a Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you

should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on this property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call (866)960-8299 or visit this Internet Web site http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx using the file number assigned to this case 2019-03441CA. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTICE TO TENANT: You may have a right to purchase this property after the trustee auction, if conducted after January 1, 2021, pursuant to Section 2924m of the California Civil Code. If you are an “eligible tenant buyer,” you can purchase the property if you match the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. If you are an “eligible bidder,” you may be able to purchase the property if you exceed the last and highest bid placed at the trustee auction. There are three steps to exercising this right of purchase. First, 48 hours after the date of the trustee sale, you can call (866)960-8299, or visit this internet website http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx, using the file number assigned to this case 2019-03441-CA to find the date on which the trustee’s sale was held, the amount of the last and highest bid, and the address of the trustee. Second, you must send a written notice of intent to place a bid so that the trustee receives it no more than 15 days after the trustee’s sale. Third, you must submit a bid, by remitting the funds and affidavit described in Section 2924m(c) of the Civil Code, so that the trustee receives it no more than 45 days after the trustee’s sale. If you think you may qualify as an “eligible tenant buyer” or “eligible bidder,” you should consider contacting an attorney or appropriate real estate professional immediately for advice regarding this potential right to purchase. Date: February 2, 2021 Western Progressive, LLC, as Trustee for beneficiary

C/o 1500 Palma Drive, Suite 237 Ventura, CA 93003 Sale Information Line: (866) 9608299 http://www.altisource. com/MortgageServices/ DefaultManagement/ TrusteeServices.aspx Trustee Sale Assistant WESTERN PROGRESSIVE, LLC MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 02/12/2021, 02/19/2021, 02/26/2021 CN 25099

person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Donna M. Standard, Esq. 35625 E. Kings Canyon Rd. Squaw Valley, CA 93675 Telephone: 559.338.0111 or 805.276.1213 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25142

courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil. case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta.Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): San Diego Superior Court – North County. 325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081. The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Omar J. Yassin (SBN 202799) YASSIN LAW, APC. 680 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste 180 Pasadena CA 91101 Telephone: 626.921.4918 Email: oyassin@yassinlegal.com Date: (Fecha), 06/09/2020 Clerk (Secretario), by A. Carini, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25128

T.S. No.: 2019-03441-CA A.P.N.: 157-690-41-00 Property Address: 4843 SAGINA COURT, OCEANSIDE, CA 92057 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a) and (d), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 本文件包含一个信息摘要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF FREDRICK LEROY COURTNEY Case # 37-2020-00042980-PR-PWCTL To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Fredrick Leroy Courtney. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Albert William Mince aka William Mince in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Albert William Mince aka William Mince be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 04, 2021; Time: 11:00 AM; in Dept.: 504. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Division, Probate. Appearances must be made by using the department’s Microsoft Teams (“MS Teams”) video link; or by calling the department’s MS Teams conference phone number and using the assigned conference ID number. The department’s MS Teams video conference link, MS Teams conference phone number and assigned conference ID number can be found at www.sdcourt. ca.gov/ProbateVirtualHearings. Plan to check in 15-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a

NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien. The Online Auction will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 PM. Location of Online Auction: www.storagetreasures.com. Storage address: 1566 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027. Terms are CASH ONLY! Valley Rose Self Storage reserves the right to refuse any bid or cancel the auction. The following units may include, but not limited to electronic items, furniture, & household items, unless otherwise stated. Perla Rayo - unit F233 02/19, 02/26/2021 CN 25133 NOTICE OF LIEN SALES DATE & TIME OF SALE: DATE: February 26, 2021 TIME: 10:00 am LIENHOLDER: SIMPLY AUTO TECH 2501 FAIVRE ST CHULA VISTA CA 91911 2010 BMW UT PLATE: 664TJMX VIN: 5UXFG8C57ALZ94656 02/19/2021 CN 25132 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE #: 37-2020-00019235-CU-CO-NC NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): VIKING COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION, INC; and DOES 1 to 20 Inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): OMNIA PACIFIC CONSTRUCTION LLC; NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00004480-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Alison Brooke Friedel and Jason Robert Friedel filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Chloe Adelyn Friedel change to proposed name: Chloe Adelyn Emery-

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Pandemic has Laver watching his beloved Australian Open from afar

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od Laver is watching the Australian Open, which isn’t news. That he’s doing so in his longtime Carlsbad home is. “The tennis has been pretty good,” Laver said. “But this COVID-19 has been tough on the tournament.”

Today’s upside-down world has Laver in North County instead of Down Under for the sport’s first major, which ends on Sunday. Laver, 82, skipped the 15-hour trek to Melbourne because of the pandemic. That has the “Rocket” cooling his jets and eyeing the action on TV, where he roots for Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty. For Laver it’s the reunion with his colleagues and him participating in the festivities, as much as the tennis, that has him longing for his homeland. The

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Australian Open possesses a sunny vibe and is known as the “Happy Slam,” held during the summer and drawing spirited fans of all ages.

The event’s biggest booster is Laver, a player for the ages as the only competitor to win two Grand Slams. As an amateur in 1962 and as a pro in 1969, Laver won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open. Do that, and they put your name in lights. That’s certainly true of this mate as the Australian Open’s signature venue at its sprawling complex is the Rod Laver Arena. Of Laver’s countless triumphs and trophies, having Melbourne’s grandest indoor arena carrying his

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letters eclipses them all. Tennis is just part of the schedule, which includes everything from concerts to rodeos and draws some 1.5 million customers annually. “It’s amazing to have my name on the stadium,” said Laver, who won the Australian Open three times. “I’m honored that Australia did that for me because there could have been a lot of different names on it. I was extremely happy that they picked me.” That gesture in 2000 also gave Laver a lift after what he called a “rough patch.” Laver, always a battler with 200 titles to his credit, had just emerged from the toughest fight. Two years earlier Laver suffered an aneurysm during an interview at the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. Laver was rushed across campus to the UCLA Medical Center and received immediate care. That possibly saved his life. Laver rebounded, but it was a challenge. Now it’s difficult finding a day in which Laver, an International Tennis Hall of Fame member, isn’t doing something athletic. There’s golf and his twice-a-week workouts at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa. “Rod is determined to stay fit and his perseverance is very admirable,” said Carlsbad’s Emily Hilgemann, Laver’s trainer for 11 years. “He shows up early to warm up and stretch so every session he is at his best. Not very many people like to be pushed like he does.” The Aussies felt a tug at their heartstrings when christening the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena.

Laver was not only the world’s top-ranked player from 1964 to 70, but the Queensland native led Australia to five Davis Cup titles. “He represents what a true Aussie is, and he is such a humble person,” said Nelson Flores, a Melbourne resident who attends the Australian Open. “It’s just not the same without him here.” Laver’s seat isn’t the only one vacant. Melbourne underwent a recent fiveday lockdown because of COVID-19, which had players performing minus the thunderous roars from patrons that accompany the splendid shot-making. “I’m sure it’s different for the players,” Laver said. “Your concentration level is higher with fans because you don’t want to embarrass yourself by playing badly. You want to prove that you are a good tennis player, and the crowd will tell you if you are.” He’s among the local masses anticipating the San Diego Padres season, and just maybe it’s because they both traffic in grand slams. Laver, a former San Diego Chargers season-ticket holder, counts Padres owner Peter Seidler as a friend. No foe of hard work, Laver is off to lift weights with Hilgemann at La Costa. If he’s feeling nostalgic for something bearing his name, he’s also in the right spot. Close to where Hilgemann puts him through the paces is the resort's tennis shop, where there’s a plaque honoring Rod Laver.

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self-quarantine and may not access club facilities until their intake screening results are reported. Other changes to the health and safety protocols include mandatory face coverings in club facilities and in the dugout. MLB made what it calls “significant changes to the contact tracing process” to reflect changes in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and medical experts, and experiences from last season and experiences of other leagues over the past year. Kinexon contact tracing devices must be worn at all times while in club facilities, during club-directed travel and while engaged in team activities including group workouts and practices. A covered individual who has been identified as having been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be subject to a mandatory quarantine of seven days and must test negative on day five or later among other requirements to rejoin club facilities.

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ing World Series-champion Los Angeles Dodgers, who are projected to win 104. The baseball statistics and analysis website FanGraphs projects the Padres will win 94 games, also second-most in the National League behind the Dodgers, which it predicts will win 97. FanGraphs says the Padres have a 92.7% chance of qualifying for the playoffs, a 34.8% chance of winning the National League West and an 11.6% chance of winning the World Series, the third-highest in MLB behind the Dodgers (19.9%) and New York Yankees (18.6%). Players were required to quarantine at home for five days before reporting for spring training as part of intake screening with the exception of performing essential activities or for approved individual outdoor exercise and workouts followed by diagnostic/PCR and antibody/serology testing. Individuals must

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SECTION Sen. Bates proposal honors Cal Fire ‘hero’ By City News Service

CARLSBAD — State Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced last week she has introduced a resolution to name a section of state Route 15 near the North County community of Rainbow after local firefighting legend William R. Clayton. Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 would rename a portion of state Route 15 as the “CAL FIRE Chief William R. Clayton Memorial Highway,” honoring the former Carlsbad resident who was twice awarded the Cal Fire Medal of Valor and was the most decorated chief in the agenc y ’s h istor y, a c c o rd i n g to a statement from Bates’ office. Clayton died at his CarlsCLAYTON bad home of natural causes three years ago at the age of 77. “Chief Clayton was a real-life action hero who saved hundreds of lives and entire towns from the ravages of fire,” said state Sen. Bates. “While no words can ever truly express the gratitude that we have for Chief Clayton, I hope the highway naming in his honor will further remind people of his commitment to public service.” Clayton’s 50-year firefighting career began with the U.S. Forest Service at the Cleveland National Forest. He also served as a fire captain for the Orange County Fire Department, Assistant Chief at the Rainbow Conservation Camp for Cal Fire, Division Chief for Cal TURN TO FIRE CHIEF ON B6

Puppies are cute, cleanup not so much

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ENCINITAS RESIDENT Rinda VanLennep, 81, has offered neighbors free hand-sewn masks made from quilting scraps since last April, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram

Local quiltmaker sews free masks By Jordan P. Ingram

ENCINITAS — If you’re looking for a free hand-sewn face mask from a prize-winning quilter, look no further than Hickoryhill Drive in Encinitas. The stylish cloth masks are offered to the public courtesy of Rinda VanLennep, 81, who has kept busy at her sewing machine since shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began. VanLennep told The Coast News she first started making masks after her sewing group, American Sewing Guild, requested face-coverings for healthcare workers in need of personal protective equipment last April. As immediate demand tapered off, VanLeppen realized she had grown to enjoy her time sewing and continued to produce

LONGTIME SEAMSTRESS VanLennep has sewn at least 1,000 face coverings. Photo by Jordan P. Ingram

masks, offering them free of charge in a basket that hangs from her front-yard fencepost. Since then, VanLennep has stitched 1,000 masks, many of which feature a col-

orful assemblage of quilting scraps she’s collected over the years. “I don’t even see who’s taking them, lots of times a car will just drive by and pick one up,” VanLennep

said. In response to demand, VanLennep has recruited a neighbor, Marcia Frango, to help with non-sewing duties, such as folding and packaging. The duo averages about five masks per day. In return, the longtime Encinitas resident has received a basketful of thank you cards, flowers and notes from neighbors expressing their appreciation for her handmade gifts. “I never believed I would still be here still doing this so many months later,” VanLennep said. “Until they stop picking them up, I guess I’ll keep making them.” Regarding coronavirus prevention, VanLeppen said she has already received her first vaccination shot and is scheduled to get her second dose this week.

ooh, little, fluffy puppies. Is there anything cuter? There is not, if you can pet them and leave, or just watch them, or even adopt one and take it home. But I have been given a fearful look into the abyss that is caring for a litter of puppies and their reluctant mom. It’s a scary, if cuddly, place to be. My daughter, who dwells with us, got a call from a local shelter asking if she could foster a mother and eight puppies for two weeks. My daughter has the softest heart in the world, and said yes, before discussing it with the rest of the household. The rest of the household was not entirely thrilled. It has been hilarious watching this poor, grateful mother dog gleefully hand over the babysitting chore. The pups are about five weeks now and are almost weaned. Mom is clearly done. The eight little niblets, not so much. Mom just walks away when she’s had enough, but much shrieking and whining follows. The real challenge, however, is the cleanup. As expected, puppies have no control over anything. Times that by eight, it’s a constantly moving cloud of puppyness. There is no directing it. You can’t get to the cleanup site fast enough to prevent at least four of them from walking and/or TURN TO SMALL TALK ON B5

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Shake things up by visiting Blue Sky Ecological Reserve

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y husband and I arrived at the fork in the road and didn’t know which way to go. The choices didn’t seem to match up with the map we had photographed at the trailhead, and we also hadn’t counted on the route heading straight up. We decided to turn around to search for what we thought was the right turn we had missed. This was our first foray into the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve (http://blueskyreserve.org) in Poway, 700 acres that encompasses four different habitats: chaparral, coastal/inland sage scrub, oak woodland and riparian. I guess we can blame or credit the pandemic for forcing us to search for new hiking trails beyond our immediate area. We decided that it’s too easy to become too comfortable with the usual trails, and we needed to shake it up a bit, so we headed southeast to Poway. The COVID-19 virus certainly has limited travel and activity for the better part of the last 12 months, but now most of San Diego County’s trails are open and hiking is one activity that we can easily do while maintaining the rules of so-

THE LIVE OAKS on this stretch of trail in the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve in Poway provide a leafy respite from the sun. This 5.5-mile trail leads up to Lake Poway, Lake Poway Park and the dam. Another 5-mile trail in the reserve leads to Lake Ramona. Photo by E’Louise Ondash

cial distancing. Blue Sky offers five hikes of varying lengths, including a short, flat one with signage for kids. We chose the 5.5-mile hike up to Lake Poway, around it and back down. The rather steep climb begins after

a stretch of trail that provides a lovely, leafy interlude that winds through stands of live oak. The trees also create a cool canopy for a spacious picnic area with nearby, well camouflaged restrooms. This verdant

tunnel will be especially welcome in the warmer months, but summer hikes should be done early in the morning. The energy expended on the way up this trail is worth the view from the top, where you’ll find Lake

Poway, Lake Poway Park and a demonstrative look at the dam. It’s hard to believe that this oasis exits (thankfully) amid a metro area of 3.1 million residents. Visitors and hikers also can drive to the park and from there, circumnavigate

the trail around the lake, a 2.75-mile hike. Note: This won’t eliminate the need to cover a section of challenging uphill trail. If you head northwest, in the opposite direction from Poway, you’ll find a different climate zone at Pico Park (https://sanclemente.com/parks/pico-park/) in southern San Clemente. This small park is adjacent to two other mini-parks, all connected by the Sea Summit Trail (https://funora ngecou nt y pa rks.com / sea- su m m it-t ra i l- sta i rs near-san-clemente-outlets. html). Walking these trails that are just below the expansive Outlets at San Clemente shopping center and near a subdivision, makes me thankful that someone had the foresight to save this slice of coastal open space. The trail winds up and down the cliffs just east of Pacific Coast Highway, where hikers can see panoramic views of the ocean and watch cyclists along the well landscaped, dedicated bike lane parallel to PCH. These wide, clean trails, bordered by open fencing protecting restored habitat, and the playgrounds at these parks make this location an ideal destination for families. Hiking the area on a clear February day with the ocean breeze in your face and the sun at your back – well, it doesn’t get much better than that. Have an adventure to share? Email eondash@ coastnewsgroup.com.

Carlsbad author’s memoir recounts years in Hollywood Strange By Steve Puterski

CARLSBAD — Nearly 90 years ago, A Carlsbad resident was born in a city that gives rise to celebrities. Since her early years, Jackie Epstein, 89, fell in love with Hollywood and celebrities and spent a career rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in Tinseltown. But since the COVID-19 pandemic shut down her senior community at Carlsbad-by-the-Sea, Epstein was inspired by another resident to write a book. And she did, recently self-publishing her memoir, “My Love Affair With Hollywood.” Epstein spent several months recalling her experiences as a Hollywood columnist for the L.A. Herald-Examiner and her close-personal relationships with celebrities, such as Linda Gray. “They were just wonderful, wonderful people,” Epstein told The Coast News. “It was an incredible experience.” According to Epstein, celebrities were the best people she's ever met and for years, she wrote a column about their stories and careers. Before her writing career, Epstein’s first taste of stardom came when she was 11 years old at her first movie premiere.

JACKIE EPSTEIN, right, with actress Betty White on the set of the 1980s film, “The Gossip Columnist.” Epstein has published a memoir, “My Love Affair With Hollywood,” chronicling her time as a columnist for the L.A. Herald-Examiner in the ’60s and ’70s. Courtesy photo

Epstein's first job was a business manager's assistant and her responsibilities included a wake-up call every morning to legendary musician Nat King Cole, the first Black person to host his own TV show. Epstein later married her late husband, Robert, and the couple had four children. After becoming overwhelmed with raising four children, Epstein's husband, who worked for the Herald-Examiner, landed her a job at the newspaper

for $5 per week in 1966, she recalled. Epstein said she was thrilled to have direct access to film and television stars she’d grown up watching. While her family lived paycheck-to-paycheck, Epstein said they powered through tough financial times. Epstein and her husband eventually retired to Carlsbad in 1991. After 42 years of marriage and six grandchildren, Robert passed away in 1997. “We almost had no mon-

ey, but we had the magic of Hollywood,” Epstein said. “Being a Hollywood columnist opened up other doors.” After penning her “Hollywood Soundtrack” column for years under the pen name Jackie Manne, Epstein also wrote a “Court of Opinions” column for Tennis Illustrated, meeting and interviewing legends such as Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Rod Laver. One of her favorite memories is being with Gray on a movie set with chimpanzees in the Flori-

da Everglades for the film, “The Wild and Free.” Gray, who did her own stunts, was fearless, Epstein recalled, and the script called for her to swim across a body of water to the chimps. Gray began swimming across the water when the director noticed several baby alligators circling the actress, Epstein said. Undeterred, Gray kept swimming, got to land and ate “nose-to-nose” with the chimps, Epstein said laughing. Epstein also worked with Betty White and Kim Cattrell on the TV movie “The Gossip Columnist” and conducted Rita Hayworth’s final interview. "My Love Affair with Hollywood" is filled with these types of stories, but it also recounts the love of her family and husband, Epstein said. “I was a stay-at-home mom for 20 years and did my writing, interviewing, and had my own PR company while raising the four kids,” Epstein said. “My husband and I had tremendous energy and didn't require a lot of sleep. I also had wonderful friends who exchanged the young ones with me — and I was the first one in my neighborhood to buy an answering machine — which made all of the above possible.”

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• A team of Japanese scientists and engineers created a fire alarm for the deaf that works by spraying vaporized wasabi into the air -- it will even wake them up if they're sleeping. • Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest. • In 1960, during a period of high tensions between Havana and Washington, a Cuban cow got hit by a chunk of a falling U.S. satellite. Islanders got a dig in at their American neighbors by parading another cow through the streets sporting a sign that read, "Eisenhower, you murdered one of my sisters!" • Before trees existed, the earth was covered with giant white mushrooms. • All astronauts going to the International Space Station have to learn to speak Russian, as the controls of their Soyuz spacecraft are in that language. • There is a Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame. Inductees include Rocky Balboa, Mr. Miyagi and Happy Gilmore. • You’re more likely to be bitten by a human than a shark.


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than $1 million in grants in 2020, up more than 25% from the previous year. About half of CCF grants in 2020 went toward social services, health and wellness, and services to support the homeless, including food distribution. The Fund for Supportive Housing and Homeless Recovery, established in 2019, made $25,000 grants to Community Resource Center, North County Lifeline and Solutions for Change to provide assistance to some of the most vulnerable populations in our community. For more information or to establish a fund, visit coastalfoundation.org or call (760) 942-9245.

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achievements for North San Diego County. Send information via email to community@ coastnewsgroup.com. TEACHER VACCINATION PUSH

Hosted by educators from throughout the County, teacher-leaders, education support professionals, parents, administrators, and elected leaders held a press conference. advocating for vaccination of public school teachers and support personnel in San Diego County. The focus is successful face-toface instruction on school sites without the yo-yo effect of opening, quarantining, and closing. See the press conference in its entirety at cta.org/videos/ sa n- d iego - educator-vaccine-press-conference. GIRL SKATER SCHOLARSHIPS

Exposure Skate, a Vista skateboard non-profit, is offering Exposure College Scholarships to empower female-identifying skateboarders with the opportunity for higher education through annual scholarships. In partnership with The College Skateboarding Education Foundation, the Exposure Scholarship will provide a $5,000 scholarship to offset the cost of tuition to two deserving individuals beginning Fall 2021. Register at exposureskate.org / ex posu re - college-scholarship/. TOP STUDENTS

• Carthage College has named Bradley Dodds from Carlsbad to its dean’s list for academic excellence during the fall 2020 semester. • University of Alabama named Carlsbad residents Victoria Dondanville, NSophia Imparato, Lauren Kostuke, Cade Madeira, Alia Manuel, Faith Oldham, Kennedy Rawding and Ella Stichler along with Grace Hollingsworth of Del Mar, Abigail Roy of Encinitas, Hanna Melville of Oceanside and Lauren Baldwin and Ryan Blakeman of San Diego to its dean’s list. On the University of Alabama president’s list were Kyle Wada of Carlsbad, Sarah Tomlinson of Oceanside, Elijah Armendariz of Rancho Santa Fe and Erik Beer and Michael Beer of San Diego. • Hiram College announced that Makenna Waite of San Marcos was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. • John Hanna of Carlsbad, a member of the Class of 2021, has been named to the Fall 2020 dean’s list at Stonehill College. • Marcella Archambeault of San Marcos was named to the College of the Holy Cross Fall 2020 dean’s list. A member of the Class of 2023, Archambeault is majoring in Multi-Disciplinary. • Kayla Cleland of San Marcos, Reem Elamrani and Chloe Torrence of Rancho Santa Fe, Hailey Hendrix of Oceanside, Maya Tyra Sevilla of San Marcos

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WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Executive Director of Casa de Amistad Nicole Mione-Green received a resolution from State Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath proclaiming her the 2020 “Woman of the Year” for District 76. Under her leadership, Casa de Amistad has developed innovative programming to meet educational, mentorship, career pathways and technology. Casa de Amistad improves learning outcomes for students with volunteer tutoring and involving parents in their children’s learning. Courtesy photo

and Evita Woolsey of Encinitas, were named to the dean’s list for the 2020 fall semester at the University of Iowa. • Kai Haseyama of Encinitas was named to Westminster College dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester. Haseyama is majoring in Computer Science. • Reagan Kan and William Nute of San Diego and Lucas Luwa of Rancho Santa Fe earned the distinction of faculty honors for Fall 2020 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Adrien Cao and Courtney Wolpov of San Marcos and Brian Sears of San Diego were named to the dean’s list. • Wheaton College students Audrey Irwin of San Diego, Samuel Arnold of San Marcos, Morgan Brown and Katherine Papatheofanis of Rancho Santa Fe and Grace Cleveland of Solana Beach were named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2020 semester.

tertainment management agency, The Familie, where he leads the football division. TOP RANK FOR MED CENTER

Palomar Medical Center Escondido has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award. The distinction places the Center in the top 5% of nearly 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Pets Without Walls campaign provided warmth to the pets of San Diego’s homeless at Father Joe’s Neil Good Day Center Feb. 9. For a third year, 100 pets residing in temporary homeless shelters snuggled into new sweaters and blankets to battle the winter temperatures. KUDOS TO RESPONSE FUND

The North County COVID-19 Response Fund, a collaborative effort of the Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, was launched in March 2020 has granted $764,170 to 35 nonprofits to date. The Fund has expanded awareness about urgent needs, bringing visibility to the unique challenges faced in North County and raising more funds for fitting responses. GUITARIST PUBLISHES BOOK

Encinitas resident and Taylor Guitars artist Alex Woodard has published a new book, “Living Halfway.” The website address was incorrect in the Jan. 22 CCF REACHES OUT Coastal Community issue. The correct website Foundation posted more is https://amzn.to/3qgyHT7.

Pet of the Week

Mike is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 3-year-old, 11-pound, male, domestic medium hair cat with a red and white tabby coat. Mike was a stray who was taken to a shelter in Riverside County. Then he was transferred to RCHS through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program. He’s very social and vocal and wants to be the one to decide how much physical contact he has. The $100 adoption fee includes medical exam, spay, up to date vacci-

nations, registered microchip. For information about Adoption by Appointment or to become a Virtual Foster log on to SDpets.org.

Conservation groups intend to sue EPA over air pollution By City News Service

REGION — Two conservation groups on Feb. 11 filed a formal notice of their intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its alleged failure to ensure San Diego County and other regions across the country rein in harmful air pollution. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Environmental Health say San Diego and Ventura counties are among six regions in the state that have failed to meet basic air-quality standards for ozone. In a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Jane Nishida, they allege the federal agency has failed to meet its duty to ensure that adequate plans are in place to control pollution from the oil and methane gas industry in California — including the San Diego region — as well as five other eastern U.S. states. “There’s clearly bipartisan support to reduce air pollution from the oil and methane gas industry, but

what’s been missing is the political will to get it done,'' said Robert Ukeiley, an attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity. “We’re calling on the Biden administration to take the common-sense steps that will protect people and wildlife alike from dangerous pollution from the fossil fuel industry,” he said. “Ultimately, the key to safeguarding the air we breathe is to move quickly away from drilling and fracking.” The groups say the areas outlined in their letter are home to more than 48.7 million people, or about 15% of the U.S. population. “As we transition away from fossil fuels, we need to ensure that all of our energy sources are as protective of public health as possible,” said Kaya Sugerman, director of the Center for Environmental Health's illegal toxic threats program. “Polluting industries, not the public, should pay the price for the impacts of extraction.”

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aking a distant fourth place behind family, friends and faith is my love of waves. And, like the aforementioned other favorites, I never tire with what they have to offer. I love everything about waves, except their overly zealous attempt to drown me from time to time. I am forever enamored by their sound, especially in the dark when a point wave hits flat water above a bed of river rock like it does at Trestles on those pre-dawn patrols. I love the way a wave smells after breaking and sending all those cute little and wrongly named negative ions into the air. There’s nothing negative about it. I love the feeling of saltwater as it dries and forms salt crystals on my skin. The site of waves from massive Hawaiian slabs to perfect California point breaks, glassy peaks and even disorganized chop is a study in order from chaos. Then, of course, there is the feeling of riding a wave. From the moment you see it shyly reveal its pretty face on the horizon, to the moment it dissolves and gently (if your lucky) places you on the shore, it produces an electronic symphony of good feelings. Once I have spotted a wave, which may have traveled over a thousand miles to meet me, my heart rate increases while I attempt to out maneuver everyone else

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in the lineup and lay claim to it. As anyone who has ever surfed can tell you, this is not easy. Regardless of how athletic you are, timing a wave will takes years to fully master. Next comes my favorite part of any ride—dropping in. If you are in just the right position, you can accomplish a no-paddle takeoff, which, as the term implies, means you don’t take any strokes to catch the wave. Hopefully, there is nobody on the shoulder in front of you. If somebody is behind you, you should give way unless they are a wave hog on a massive board trying to snag every wave that come through.

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With the coast clear, you are now free to employ gravity and drop in. The best drops are those made on the tiptoes, barely surviving to the bottom where you make your first turn. The bottom turn sets the rest of the ride up and offers options of racing down the line or climbing the face to hit the lip. The best waves offer the shelter of a tube, something that in North County is rare and therefore all the more valuable. Too much speed may facilitate the need for a cutback. After the cutback, the entire process—minus dropping in—begins again. Of course you may end the ride in a wipeout any-

where along the line. If not, a good wave will open up to offer the chance at either a series of turns and cutbacks until the wave suffers a slow, and apparently painless, death. You may also feel the need to kick out before the wave loses energy or closes out. On the final wave of a session, the desire of most is to be gently deposited on shore, where the adventure first began. Next time you ride a wave, try not to consider what you did on it, but what it did for you. You have been miraculously carried along on a band of energy in a magic moment that will never be repeated again.

OCEANSIDE — The North County Transit District will suspend all coastal rail line service between the Oceanside Transit Center and Santa Fe Depot in San Diego during the weekend of Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 as part of a planned schedule of rail closures that support routine maintenance and rail infrastructure work. Weekend COASTER service is currently suspended due to COVID-19 service reductions; however, the February weekend closure will affect Metrolink and Amtrak trains. Service suspension will begin at noon Feb. 20 and remain in place until 5 a.m. Feb. 22, enabling rail service to resume in time for the weekday morning commute. Weekend closures like this one, referred to as Absolute Work Windows, occur periodically during the year on a pre-determined schedule. These “windows” pro-

vide construction crews the opportunity to work safely and unimpeded on and along the rail line to perform improvements and maintenance work. While no passenger or freight trains will operate during this weekend closure, other test trains and construction vehicles and equipment will be active along the railroad right-of-way and on the tracks throughout the weekend. Residents along the corridor should remain alert and the public is reminded to only cross the rail line at lawfully designated rail crossings. During the closure weekend, neither Amtrak Pacific Surfliner nor Metrolink will service the Oceanside Transit Center. Amtrak bus services will require an Amtrak reservation and Rail 2 Rail passes will not be honored. Amtrak customers may visit PacificSurfliner.com or call (800) 872-7245 for the latest information.

Leucadia Streetscape starts construction By Staff

YOUTH OF THE YEAR

Even though the club wasn’t able to celebrate in person, it is still proud of Monse Ayala, selected as Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside’s 2021 Youth of the Year. Monse has been a club member since she was in kindergarten. She is a senior at El Camino High School and plans to attend MiraCosta College when she graduates. Monse will compete for the San Diego County Youth of the Year honor on March 9. Courtesy photo

ENCINITAS — Initial construction is underway to kick off the project to preserve and revitalize North Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. The multiphase project known as Leucadia Streetscape be-gins with Phase 1 roadway improvements between Marcheta and Basil Streets, drainage work between El Portal and A Streets, and parking pod construction on the east side of the 101 between Marcheta and Avocado Streets. Construction of Phase I is currently scheduled to conclude in mid-2022 with additional phases to be scheduled as funding allows. By enhancing the area’s existing ambiance, improving neighborhood flow, enhancing frontage of surrounding businesses and integrating with the El Por-tal Undercossing project, Leucadia Streetscape intends to improve accessibility and mobility for all

modes of transportation and reinvigorate the thoroughfare. “We are so excited to reach this important milestone for the Leucadia Streetscape project and move it forward into construction,” Mayor Catherine Blakespear said. “This is a big moment for our community, as it comes after nearly a decade of work by city staff and engagement with the community to create a plan that makes it easier and safer for community members to get to the beach and enjoy the shops and res-taurants on North Coast Highway 101, whether in a car, on a bike or on foot.” Phase I project components include: * Roundabout on North Coast Highway 101 at El Portal Street * Reduction of traffic lanes on Coast Highway 101 from four total lanes to two lanes * Connection to the El Portal Undercrossing for pedestrians and cyclists

* New buffered bike lanes and wider sidewalks * Street lighting * Spaces to sit and gather * New and improved crosswalks * New parking on the east side of North Coast Highway 101 * Nearly 100 new trees planted * Enhanced native and drought tolerant landscaping * New stormwater treatment through biofiltration and dispersion * Enhanced NCTD bus stops on North Coast Highway 101 Construction of Phase I is currently scheduled to conclude in mid 2022 with additional phases to be scheduled as funding allows. “We are thrilled to begin work on the first phase of our Leucadia Streetscape pro-ject”because of the positive impact it will have on the community when completed,” said Encinitas Principal Engineer

Jill Bankston. “It was designed to add to Leucadia's undeniable charm and char-acter and provide our residents with the ability to easily travel throughout their neighborhood whether on a bike, on foot or in a car.” Funding for the $7.7 million Phase I Leucadia Streetscape project has been provided by the city's General Fund and SANDAG’s TransNet funds, which is the region’s half cent sales tax for local transportation projects. The project is being constructed in phases based on current available project funding. A major component of the project includes bolstering the urban tree canopy that is a quin-tessential aspect of Leucadia. During design, the project team worked around the existing trees as much as possible, but some trees must be removed but the City will plant almost 100 new trees as part of Phase 1 construction.


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SOLANA BEACH artist Joel Harris’ drawing entitled, “No Stopping Us,” is one of many he has done to boost the morale of paralyzed and quadriplegic patients often isolated in Veterans Affairs hospitals. Courtesy photo

Local artist connects with paralyzed veterans By Staff

SOLANA BEACH — As businesses begin to reopen, there is one area that will take longer to return to normalcy — rehabbing veterans at the Veterans Affairs hospitals, especially those patients in the Spinal Cord Units. But Solana Beach artist Joel Harris found he could not sit idly by and do nothing. Instead, he chose to use his artistic talent to draw pictures as gifts for the heroes in rehab. Each week, he meets with a member of the VA staff who then distributes these hand drawn pictures to spinal cord patients. Art therapy is not something new for Harris. Every Friday for the past 10 years, Harris has been a bedside artist in the Spinal Cord Injurt Unit at La Jolla’s VA Medical Center. Harris said he feels honored to be able to volunteer his professional time to these brave service men

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rolling through it. Portions of my floors are pretty much a toxic-waste zone now, despite constantly wiping things up and putting down paper. It is very much like sweeping the Sahara Desert. And we have a week to go. I wildly tried to keep up and clean up at first, but soon adjusted my attitude. You just put on your mommy hat and do what you can. My daughter has gotten quite skilled at washing puppies in the sink, while they howl like you are poking them with hot branding irons. But when she lets them

and women. And he’s been rewarded by a patient’s appreciation:“You’re the only person I see all week who doesn’t come to take things from me!” “Over time, everyone I draw with becomes my friend; truthfully, they enrich my life,” Harris said. “I also believe the humor in my artwork helps their healing through this fellowship. “I write something uplifting and special on the back of each picture, something like: ‘You’re Courage Made Us Free’ and ‘Nothing Too Big for You to Handle.’” Harris is also grateful for the support he receives from the local Staples office suuply store in Solana Beach. “They’re a Godsend. Leslye and George in the print department have worked with me to create perfect copies of my pictures. When the pandemic forced the hospital to lock down its SCI Unit, I was at a loss.” out into the backyard to frolic, you will experience a cuteness overload that makes much of the scut work bearable. When a pair of fat, fuzzy, floppy-eared pups climb into your lap and want to snuggle and chew on your buttons, who among us can say no? Jean Gillette is a freelance writer looking to book a flame-thrower for the post-puppy clean-up. Contact her at jean@coastnewsgroup.com.

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WOMEN RECRUITS arrived at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego for the first time ever on Feb. 9. Congress ordered the Marine Corps to have the depot gender-integrated at the platoon level by 2028. Photo by Dustin Jones

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A TROOP of eight western lowland gorillas previously infected with COVID-19 has fully recovered. The gorillas may receive visitors at the Gorilla Forest in San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido. Photo by Jaime Wells

Gorillas back in action after COVID-19 bout By City News Service

ESCONDIDO — San Diego Zoo Safari Park visitors can once again see the eight gorillas who live there, now that they have fully recovered from a bout with COVID-19, officials said. Visits to the exhibit were restricted for more than a month after three of the Safari Park's gorillas tested positive in January for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. The exhibit has fully reopened, the zoo announced Saturday. “We’re so grateful for

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bat Training, a month-long training school following boot camp. Gender integration at boot camp, Zantt said, will require men and women to work together as a team earlier in their careers. “It’s paving the way because this is really important to the Marine Corps, to show the integration,” Zantt said. “We are all in the trenches together, it’s now starting ahead of time, as soon as they stood on the yellow footprints.” Eighteen-year-old Lezly Zavaleta arrived in San Diego from Tyler, Texas. She was an honor roll student in high school, not much of an athlete. She enlisted because she was tired of hearing other people tell her she couldn’t hack it. “I was always clumsy, fragile. I just wanted to prove them wrong and prove to myself I could do it, even though people didn’t believe in me,” she said. “When I learned I was going to San Diego, I thought it was finally a chance for females to prove that they can do it too, not just at Paris Island, but here on the west coast.” Zavaleta was one of 60 women that arrived at the depot last week. They will spend the next 13 weeks living, training and working together alongside the men. If they have what it takes, they will be awarded the title of United States Marine. “The women here with me are going to push themselves more than they’ve pushed themselves before, and that’s what I’m looking forward to, looking at the guys and saying “I can do that too,”,” Zavaleta said. “It’s a really big accomplishment… some people believe women can’t do it, and I’m here to prove them wrong. Women can do it.”

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The second Medal of Valor was awarded in 2006 for his actions during the Paradise and Cedar fires in 2003, during which he was credited with rescuing nearly 200 elderly patrons who were trapped in the Valley View Casino in Valley Center, as well as leading a firefight that saved downtown Julian.

REGION — Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego welcomed the first wave of women recruits in the base’s history on Feb. 9. They will train alongside the men as the Marine Corps continues to march towards basic training gender integration. Until last week, all women recruits attended boot camp in South Carolina aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. But in December 2019, Congress ordered the Marine Corps to fully integrate both recruit depots–– Parris Island by 2025 and San Diego by 2028––at the platoon level. The women that arrived in San Diego will make up one of six platoons in Lima Company, Marine Corps drill instructor Staff Sgt. Ayesha Zantt said. She recently transferred from the east coast to help welcome the women recruits in San Diego, but she will not assume the drill instructor roll with this wave of recruits. Zantt has been a Marine for eight years, and like every other woman before her, she went to boot camp at Parris Island. “It’s challenging all around, they break you down, build you back up and it makes you a better person,” Zantt explained. “It’s meant to shed them away from their civilian life, their civilian routine and to make them into basically trained Marines.” Men and women work alongside one another throughout the Marine Corps. But until recently, the two rarely saw each other at boot camp. Basic training was segregated and then men and women would come together for Marine Com-

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Fire and Sycuan Fire Department chief. His first Medal of Valor came in 1998 for driving through a 50-foot wall of flames to rescue three people from their home near Lake Wohlford in Escondido.


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SAN DIEGO County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Casciopo was attacked by two inmates and hospitalized. Courtesy photo

Sheriff’s Deputy beaten by two inmates inside Vista jail By City News Service

VISTA — A San Diego sheriff's deputy was badly beaten by two inmates inside the Vista Jail. The attack happened about 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Vista Detention Center, at 325 S. Melrose Dr., according to San Diego sheriff's Lt. Ricardo Lopez. According to Lopez, Deputy Michael Cascioppo was escorting a nurse who was distributing medication inside one of the housing modules. Because of the pandemic, inmates remain locked inside their cells while medication is distributed. While Cascioppo was escorting the nurse, an inmate asked the deputy if he could pass a food tray to the inmates in the next cell, Lopez said. When Cascioppo opened the cell, the

two inmates inside rushed out and started beating him. Cascioppo was punched and kicked multiple times, then the inmates pulled him into their cell and beat him further, Lopez said. Responding deputies finally subdued the inmates and placed them underarrest, Lopez said. Cascioppo was able to walk out on his own power, and was then transported to a hospital for treatment. He was released later that evening. Detectives with the sheriff's Detentions Investigation unit were handling the investigation, Lopez said. The names of the two inmates were not immediately released, and the motive for the attack was unknown.

Andrew Strong named County Director of Equity and Racial Justice By City News Service

REGION – San Diego County has named Andrew Strong its director of the Office of Equity and Racial Justice following a national recruitment and selection process, it was announced today. Strong brings 15 years of experience in local government leadership and community engagement to the role, intended to identify systemic bias within the county government. “I’m honored to be selected for this position and humbled by the process by which my selection was made,” Strong said. “Time for talk has long passed, and time for action is now. It's time to work with our community to re-imagine and change county government through the lens of equity and justice in all we do. “I’m excited to have an opportunity to dedicate my time and energy to build greater trust with the community and work with them to create enduring systemic change,

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root out systemic racism and create equity in all we do,” he said. The office was established by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in June. More than 20 community groups were invited to participate in the director’s selection process, and 12 ultimately chose to be involved, including representatives from the API Initiative, Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance and Universidad Popular. Strong spent nine years in the U.S. Navy as a hospital corpsman before settling in San Diego. He joined the county in the human resources department and was promoted into key leadership positions, including chief of staff of the Chief Administrative Office, which implements the policy directives of the board and manages the day-to-day operations of the county. The county will also soon begin recruiting for two additional positions to support the office.

an, 49, of Wanaka, New Zealand, appeared before Judge Russell Walker in Queenstown District Court on Feb. 2, her second appearance on a charge of assault and the second time she refused to answer when called upon. “That sounds like my name, Your Honor, but I want to see it in writing,” she said. The Otago Daily News reported Kellahan, a local artist, denies being a person, saying, “I’m a living being on the land.” The judge told her, “You are a living being, which means you are a person” and entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf. Her trial is set for April 28. [Otago Daily News, 2/4/2021]

tion’s special Presidents Day online sale of presidential artifacts, which includes locks of George and Martha Washington’s hair, John F. Kennedy’s Harvard cardigan sweater and the pen Warren G. Harding used to officially end U.S. involvement in World War I, reported The Associated Press. The auction, which continues through Feb. 18, features around 300 items from “America’s esteemed c o m m a nd e r s - i n - c h ie f ,” said company spokesperson Mike Graff. Last year, the company sold a lock of Abraham Lincoln’s hair wrapped in a bloodstained telegram about his 1865 assassination for $81,000. [Associated Press, 2/9/2021]

whose real name is Symere Woods, revealed on Instagram in early February that he has had a $24 million 10-carat pink diamond implanted in his forehead, reported Rolling Stone. According to Simon Babaev, spokesman for the New York-based jeweler Eliantte & Co. that implanted the stone, Uzi fell in love with the marquise-shaped diamond when he saw it in 2017 and has been making payments on it as he determined what he wanted to do with it. “We didn’t think he was serious about it,” said Babaev, but as it became clear that he was, “we engineered a specific mounting that clips and locks in place. There’s a whole mechanism involved.” [Rolling Stone, 2/8/2021]

Bright Idea Parking spots are hard to come by in the snowy West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago, and resident Adam Selzer has become the talk of the town for the novel method he’s using to save his spot — freezing pairs of pants and standing them up on the street like traffic cones, WBBM-TV reported. “Soak a pair, put outside. In about 20 minutes you can form them to shape, and in another 20 they’re solid,” Selzer posted on Twitter. Next, Selzer is planning to perfect a frozen shirt. “We’ll see if this works,” he said. [CBS2-TV, 2/8/2021] Keystone Car Chase In the wee hours of State of the Union New Things to Worry About Jan. 26, police in Bellevue, Instagramer Matt Bradford Gauthier of Washington, spotted a car Shirley of Los Angeles con- Cliche Come to Life Worcester, Massachusetts, running a red light, so they ducted an informal surA U.S. Coast Guard had a bit of trouble swal- ran the tag and discovered vey among his more than crew on routine patrol Feb. lowing when he woke up on the car was reported stolen. 300,000 followers, asking 8 in the Bahamas spotted Feb. 2, but he went about The driver failed to yield them which state they hate three people who had rehis day after drinking some when officers attempted most, the Asbury Park Press portedly been stranded on water. Later, “I tried to a traffic stop, KOMO-TV reported Jan. 21, and from uninhabited Anguilla Cay drink a glass of water again reported, but a mechani- the 2,500 responses, he de- for 33 days. ABC News reand couldn’t,” he said, and cal problem prevented the termined that, among the ported the two men and a that’s when he realized one vehicle from exceeding 25 expected regional rivalries, woman, all Cuban nationof the AirPods he sleeps mph. The driver also ob- New Jersey hates every oth- als, survived by eating rats, with at night was missing served all traffic laws as the er state and Florida hates coconuts and conch shells, and “felt a distinct blockage pursuit continued for about ... Florida. The Sunshine and suffered from dehydrain the center of my chest,” a mile and a half until the State was the only one to tion because of the lack of he said. KVEO reported vehicle burst into flames choose itself as most-hated, freshwater on the island. that it didn’t take doctors in and became fully engulfed. with four-fifths of respon- A Coast Guard helicopter the emergency room long to The suspect male driver dents agreeing. “I live in hoisted them off the island discover the AirPod lodged fled into a nearby nature Florida, have my whole life, and delivered them to the in Gauthier’s esophagus. park and escaped; a female and would not hesitate to Lower Keys Medical CenAn emergency endoscopy passenger was detained by unironically put that as my ter in Key West, Florida, removed it and Gauthier police and taken into custo- answer,” one survey partic- where helicopter commandwent home feeling much dy. [KOMO-TV, 2/2/2021] ipant wrote. [Asbury Park er Mike Allert said they better. [KVEO via WWLP, Press, 1/21/2021] were in generally good con2/4/2021] Weird Antiquities dition. 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Ballast Point, UCSD partner to cultivate diversity

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t’s long been a stereotype that a typical craftbeer drinker looks a lot like me — white, male, and bearded. But spend any time at a local brew festival (pre-pandemic), and you’ll know that is an in-accurate representation of San Diego's beer scene as a whole. While there are plenty of enthusiasts who match my physical description, a love of craft beer isn’t restricted by race, gender or sexuality. Yet often, the stereotype does apply when it comes to working in the brewing industry. The most widely cited statistic is from the Brewer’s Association Industry Report 2019, which states that just over 76% of brewery workers are Caucasian. This percentage is even higher among brewers them-selves at 89%. However, concerted efforts to expand the diversity within the industry are being implemented to begin leveling the playing field right here in San Diego County. Ballast Point Brewing,

BALLAST POINT Brewing, in partnership with UC San Diego, is launching its annual Brewing for Diversity Scholarship, granting underrepresented students full tuition and an internship at the San Diego-based brewery. Photo courtesy of San Diego Brewers Guild

in partnership with the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), is launching its annual Brewing for Diversity Scholarship to "grant underrepresented students with the funds and tools they need to participate successfully in UCSD

Extension’s Brewing Certificate Program." The scholarship includes full tuition funding and an internship at Ballast Point Brewing. Recipients are selected by representatives from Ballast Point, UCSD and San Diego Brew-

ers Guild Inclusion Committee. The Michael James Jackson Foundation (TMJJF) is another grant-making organization working to create opportunity with a local connection.

Timothy Parker, founder and owner (with wife Dali Parker) of Chula Vista Brewing, is a member of the TMJJF board. The organization funds schol-arship awards to Black, Indigenous, and persons of color within the brewing and distilling trades looking to begin or continue their industry education. Recently, Chula Vista Brewing teamed up with Coronado Brewing to release a craft lager, “Untit-led II,” with a portion of its proceeds going to help fund the TMJJF scholarship efforts, as first reported in SanDiegoBeer.news. Nationwide, the brewing industry’s failures of inclusivity are being pointed out more often. Drinkers, brewers and brewery employees have begun to speak up when they see both injustices and opportunities. Those indie beer voices are inspiring more efforts within the industry even at the largest brewing companies. Tenth & Blake, the craft arm of MolsonCoors, launched a new scholarship program for underrepresented students in Tennessee, Oregon and Colorado. Constellation Brands (Corona and Modelo) has pledged $100,000,000 over ten years to increase the diversity in the brewing industry.

Anheuser-Busch has partnered with the United Negro College Fund to create the Natalie Johnson Scholarship, offering 25 annual scholarships and five paid internships to advance careers in brew-ing for Black college students. Natalie Johnson is the first Black female brewmaster at Anheuser-Busch’s St. Louis brewery. These are all great efforts, but more is needed. The word “annual” in the Ballast Point scholarship language stood out to me. Providing opportunities over the long term is an important component to creating a more diverse industry. It’s important for industry leaders to continue expanding these efforts and to respond to bright lights exposing the industry’s flaws. The SD Brewer’s Guild Inclusion webpage header reads, “Diversity + Inclusion + Belonging,” but its resources and toolkits are still “Coming Soon.” That will change, and we’ll be a better com-munity for it. Find details on how to apply for or provide support for the Ballast Point Brewing for Diversity scholarship at www.ballastpoint. com /brewingfordiversity and The Michael James Jackson Foun-dation at www.themjf.org/.

30 years and out: A career in restaurants comes to an end

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lease indulge me as I provide a brief backstory on this week’s column. I grew up next door to Jim Klemmer in Royal Oak, Michigan, where we both developed an early interest in surfing

— an odd place for that to happen. That led us both to Encinitas and enabled our friendship to continue, riding the waves we only dreamed about in Michigan. Jim landed in Encinitas before I did and ended up living in one of the iconic boathouses on Third Street. My first visits had me sleeping on the floor of the sparsely furnished SS Encinitas but realizing that this was where I needed to be. By that time Jim was managing Leucadia Pizzeria on the corner of Encinitas Boulevard and Coast Highway 101. His idyllic world (to me anyway) consisted of living in the boat-

lick the plate david boylan house community with other restaurant pirate types, Leucadia Pizzeria, The Saloon and surfing The Boneyard. As a young corporate type, I envied the simplicity of his life. One of the highlights was when our idol, the late surf writer Gary Taylor from The Coast News interviewed me for a story on Great Lakes surfing over pizza and beers

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served up by Jim. When our story came out, we had been validated as freshwater surfers by the local king, we had arrived. Over the past 30 years or so, it’s always been difficult for us to get our schedules to sync up. Jim’s life has revolved around restaurant hours, the past 19 as owner-operator of Palomar Pizza & Pasta in Vista. That all changed recently, and I thought it worthy of letting Jim tell his story. LTP: Tell me about your first restaurant gig. Jim: My first restaurant job was at a Pizza Hut at 16. My sister was a waitress there and got me in. I was pretty green with zero work experience. The most memorable restaurant job I had in high school was at a sub shop in Royal Oak called Tubby’s Submarines. It was the first job I had that was actually fun. LTP: Where was your first restaurant job in Encinitas? Jim: That would be the old Kansas City BBQ. It was hard work but with a very simple menu. Just ribs, chicken and a few side dishes. LTP: What was it like working then managing Leucadia Pizzeria? Jim: That’s where I really learned the basic operations of a very busy, very successful restaurant. I

LONGTIME FRIENDS Jim Klemmer, left, and David Boylan with the last Pizza Sub at Palomar Pizza & Pasta in Vista. Photo by David Boylan

started as a cook, and after a freak accident, I was promoted to manager. It was a great place to work but the place was a pressure cooker. We had 20 drivers on a Friday night and that alone was extremely stressful, kind of like air traffic control. In addition to the delivery chaos, we would normally have a jammedpacked dining room. So, I had to not only deal with the kitchen and delivery driver madness, I had to manage the front of the house as well. Dealing

with angry customers, feuding waitresses, stoned surfer dude busboys and crying hostesses. But overall, the experience at Leucadia Pizza was great, and the owners, Chip and Linda Conover, were a great family to work for. No regrets. LTP: Was there a point when you realized this was your career path? Jim: It was not until I was well committed to opening my own shop in TURN TO LICK THE PLATE ON B12


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Cakebread, Gallo and finding great wine at $25 or less come. Visit cakebread.com.

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n 1972, while shooting photographs for the publication “Treasury of American Wines,” Jack and Dolores Cakebread casually offered to buy the Sturdivant ranch in Rutherford Napa Valley. When they returned to their hotel they found the answer to their proposition. The answer was YES! In 1975, the Cakebreads crushed some cabernet sauvignon up at a friend’s place, the Keenan winery, and by 1976 their first cab was released, a 1974 vintage. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of Cakebread Cellars, now one of the most respected in the wine community of Napa Valley, with the classic cabernet sauvignon right up there with the best of them. Setting the table for their golden year of cab is the 2018 entry ($70), a classic red revealing aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry with hints of dark chocolate and sweet oak. On the palate, the dark fruit is balanced by fresh

Gallo wine family grows by 30 brands, 5 wineries Who says there’s no profit in wineries! Even in this Pandemic crisis, Ernest and Julio Gallo of Modesto (yes, the same jug wine family of yesteryear), paid $810 million dollars to acquire more than 30 wine brands, plus 5 wineries from Constellation Brands. The nearly 2 year negotiations closed on January 4. Founded by the Gallo brothers in 1933 in Modesto just after Prohibition ended, E & J Gallo wines and spirits are now found in over 110 countries around the globe. With this latest acquisition, the Gallo portfolio now has grown to more than 100 brands including popular economy wines like Clos du Bois, Estancia, Franciscan, Manischewitz, Wild Horse and Luis Martini. Other upscale names include Orin Swift, Talbott and William Hill. For more SUPER MODERN Artesa Winery in the Carneros district of Napa Valley. Artesa’s Pinot Noir Los Carneros (2017) is one of our visit EJGallo.com. top wines for $25 or less. Photo courtesy of Artesa Winery

acidity and lush tannins that carry to a lingering, elegant finish, with a kiss of minerality. Cakebread’s executive winemaker Stephanie

Jacobs has high praise for the 2018. Spring rains replenished the soils, clusters ripened evenly over a long, slow summer with no heat spikes, and our grapes

reached full maturity right on time. The harvest was abundant and of very high quality. Enjoy this wine now

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B10 LEGALS Coast News legals continued from page A17 Friedel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: On Mar 23, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 25 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Regional Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing date. Any Petition for the name

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change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this. Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: Feb 01, 2021 Pamela M. Parker Judge of the Superior Court. 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25127

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as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Debra L. Leffler Streeter, Esq. Streeter Law Group, APC 217 Civic Center Dr., Ste 10 Vista CA 92084 Telephone: 760.945.9353 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2021 CN 25081

authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Debra L. Leffler Streeter, Esq. Streeter Law Group, APC 217 Civic Center Dr., Ste 10 Vista CA 92084 Telephone: 760.945.9353 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2021 CN 25080

date. Any Petition for the name change of a minor that is signed by only one parent must have this. Attachment served along with the Petition and Order to Show Cause, on the other nonsigning parent, and proof of service must be filed with the court. IT IS SO ORDERED. Date: Jan 12, 2021 Sim Von Kalinowski Judge of the Superior Court. 01/29, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19/2021 CN 25073

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF PAULINE M. PARKS AND/OR THE PAULINE M. PARKS LIVING TRUST DATED OCTOBER 19, 1998, AS AMENDED Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent and/or Trust, that all persons having claims against the decedent and/or Trust are required to mail a copy of said claim to ERIC SCOTT SCHOELLER, Trustee of THE PAULINE M. PARKS LIVING TRUST DATED OCTOBER 19, 1998, AS AMENDED, wherein decedent PAULINE M. PARKS was the Trustor, at 4025 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108, within the later of four months after 02/19/2021 (the date of the first publication of Notice to Creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, 60 days after the date this Notice is mailed or personally delivered to you. For your protection, you are encouraged to mail your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Donald F. Coats, Jr., Esq. Attorney for Trustee Eric Scott Schoeller 8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd., #G5247, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 02/19/2021,02/26/2021, 03/05/2021 CN 25126 Notice of Public Sales Notice is hereby given by that Pursuant to section 2170121715 of the business and Professions Code and Section 535 of the Penal Code of the State of California, A public lien sale will be held on March 2, 2021 at 11am at the address below. Please arrive at 10:30 for registration. The following personal property item will be sold: 2011 INTST TRAILER VAN Vin#: 4RACS0811BK044422 License plate #: 4LX3192 State Registered: CA Oceanside RV & Self Storage 444 Edgehill Lane Oceanside, CA. 92054 Phone: 760-757-0547 02/19/2021 CN 25119 NOTICE OF PUBLIC LIEN SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the contents of the following storage units will be offered for sale at public auction for enforcement of storage lien. The Online Auction will be held Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1PM. Location of Online

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KAREN M. DAVIES, aka KAREN MARLENE DAVIES and KAREN A. DAVIES Case# 37-2021-00003437-PRPL-CTL ROA 1 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Karen M.

Davies, aka Karen Marlene Davies and Karen A. Davies. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Patricia A. Fister in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Patricia A. Fister be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Apr. 08, 2021; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 503. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Division, Probate. Effective November 2, 2020: Appearances must be made by video conferencing, using the free Microsoft Teams application (“MS Teams”) or by calling the department’s teleconference phone number. Please plan to check in 30-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. The department’s MS Teams link, teleconference phone number and additional instructions can be found at www.sdcourt. ca.gov/ProbateVirtualHearings. No personal appearances are allowed until further notice. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MELANIE J. HOFF aka MELANIE HOFF Case# 37-2020-00034039-PR-LACTL ROA 22 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Melanie J. Hoff aka Melanie Hoff. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Kim A. Sliffe in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego. The Petition for Probate requests that Kim A. Sliffe be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Apr. 21, 2021; Time: 1:30 PM; in Dept.: 502. Court address: 1100 Union St., San Diego CA 92101, Central Division, Probate. Effective November 2, 2020: Appearances must be made by video conferencing, using the free Microsoft Teams application (“MS Teams”) or by calling the department’s teleconference phone number. Please plan to check in 30-minutes prior to the scheduled hearing time. The department’s MS Teams link, teleconference phone number and additional instructions can be found at www.sdcourt. ca.gov/ProbateVirtualHearings. No personal appearances are allowed until further notice. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE# 37-2021-00001277-CUPT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner(s): Brycson J Bregen filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: a. Present name: Brycson J Bregen change to proposed name: Bryson J Bregen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this Court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING: On Mar 02, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., in Dept. 23 of the Superior Court of California, 325 S Melrose Dr., Vista CA 92081, North County Regional Division. NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE ABOVE DATE; ATTACHMENT TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME (JC FORM #NC-120) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which poses a substantial risk to the health and welfare of court personnel and the public, rendering presence in, or access to, the court’s facilities unsafe, and pursuant to the emergency orders of the Chief Justice of the State of California and General Orders of the Presiding Department of the San Diego Superior Court, the following Order is made: NO HEARING WILL OCCUR ON THE DATE SPECIFIED IN THE ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE. The court will review the documents filed as of the date specified on the Order to Show Cause for Change of Name (JC Form #NC-120). If all requirements for a name change have been met as of the date specified, and no timely written objection has been received (required at least two court days before the date specified), the Petition for Change of Name (JC Form #NC100) will be granted without a hearing. One certified copy of the Order Granting the Petition will be mailed to the petitioner. If all the requirements have not been met as of the date specified, the court will mail the petitioner a written order with further directions. If a timely objection is filed, the court will set a remote hearing date and contact the parties by mail with further directions. A RESPONDENT OBJECTING TO THE NAME CHANGE MUST FILE A WRITTEN OBJECTION AT LEAST TWO COURT DAYS (excluding weekends and holidays) BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. Do not come to court on the specified date. The court will notify the parties by mail of a future remote hearing

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002087 Filed: Feb 05, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Nishio Design. Located at: 1856 Avenida La Posta, Encinitas, CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Nishio Design Inc., 1856 Avenida La Posta, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/ Mina Nishio, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25146 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001364 Filed: Jan 29, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. CANOE LLC. Located at: 371 Via Almansa, Encinitas, CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. CANOE LLC, 2847 S Ingraham Mill Rd. #A100, Springfield MO 658044006. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/15/2015 S/James G Bishop, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25145 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002311 Filed: Feb 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Clementine and Honey Bakehouse. Located at: 2720 Via de la Valle #E110, Del Mar, CA San Diego 92014. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Healthy Creations Café Inc., 376 N El Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Rhiana Glor, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25144 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002310 Filed: Feb 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Clementine and Honey. Located at: 948 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Healthy Creations Café Inc., 376 N El Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Rhiana Glor, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25143 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001982 Filed: Feb 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. twig energy. Located at: 6581 Bluebonnet Dr., Carlsbad, CA San Diego 92011. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Kathrin Ohle, 6581 Bluebonnet Dr., Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/2018 S/Kathrin Ohle,

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000668 Filed: Jan 22, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. SD Pro Painting. Located at: 582 Vineyard Rd. #101, San Marcos, CA San Diego 92069. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Marco Antonio Reyes Muñoz, 582 Vineyard Rd. #101, San Marcos CA 92069. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/17/2020 S/ Marco Antonio Reyes Muñoz, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25138 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001472 Filed: Feb 01, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. dna photo + style. Located at: 2645 Highland Dr., Carlsbad, CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Danielle D Alger, 2645 Highland Dr., Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 04/01/2019 S/Danielle D Alger, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25137 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002110 Filed: Feb 05, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Aurora Consulting Group. Located at: 1919 Hornblend St. #1, San Diego, CA San Diego 92109. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Bella Aurora Rochin, 1919 Hornblend St. #1, San Diego CA 92109. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/20/2021 S/ Bella Aurora Rochin, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25136 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001912 Filed: Feb 04, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Thomas Innovations; B. Thomas Toothbrush Company. Located at: 1145 E Barham Dr. #81, San Marcos, CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Scott William Thomas, 1145 E Barham Dr. #81, San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/19/2021 S/Scott William Thomas, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25135 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002214 Filed: Feb 08, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Farenheit 451 Books; B. Dangerous!. Located at: 325 Carlsbad Village Dr. #B-1, Carlsbad, CA San Diego 92008. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Mountain Brook Resources LLC, 325 Carlsbad Village Dr. #B-1, Carlsbad CA 92008. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/19/2021 S/Philip Phillips, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25134 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002127 Filed: Feb 05, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk.


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Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Student Planet; B. Student Planet Tours; C. Student Planet Mobile Classroom. Located at: 7032 Fern Pl., Carlsbad, CA San Diego 92011. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Student Planet International LLC, 7032 Fern Pl., Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Thomas Eldwin Cox, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25131

Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. XFactor Property Solutions. Located at: 13558 Landfair Rd., San Diego CA San Diego 92130. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. XFactor Real Estate Network LLC, 13558 Landfair Rd., San Diego CA 92130. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Daniel DeVoe, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25123

Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: PO Box 81, Carlsbad CA 92018. Registrant Information: 1. Anne E Robershaw, 1035 S Clementine St., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/2015 S/ Anne E Robershaw, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25116

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Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002213 Filed: Feb 08, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Revolution Bike Shop Inc. Located at: 235 S Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA San Diego 92075. Mailing Address: 2408 Majano Pl., Carlsbad CA 92009. Registrant Information: 1. Revolution Bike Shop Inc., 235 S Hwy 101, Solana Beach CA 92075. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 03/23/2010 S/Rebecca Moody, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25130 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002365 Filed: Feb 09, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Hunting Top 10. Located at: 1928 Swallow Ln., Carlsbad, CA San Diego 92009. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Thomas Cuccurullo, 1928 Swallow Ln., Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/26/2021 S/ Thomas Cuccurullo, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25129 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9002060 Filed: Feb 05, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. HMBR. Located at: 10525 Vista Sorrento Pkwy #200, San Diego CA San Diego 92121. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. HempMeds Brazil LLC, 10525 Vista Sorrento Pkwy #200, San Diego CA 92121. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/ Michael L Corrigan, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25124 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000898 Filed: Jan 26, 2021 with County of San

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Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001618 Filed: Feb 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Seed and Trellis; B. FillThatSpace. Located at: 1137 San Julian Dr., San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Stacey Dyan Messina, 1137 San Julian Dr., San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Stacey Dyan Messina, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25122 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001387 Filed: Jan 29, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. MUSE. Located at: 247 S Hwy 101 #B, Solana Beach CA San Diego 92075. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Christina Dawn Helm, 1334 Hermes Ave., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Christina Dawn Helm, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25121 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001645 Filed: Feb 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Minegar Financial. Located at: 2712 Olympia Dr., Carlsbad CA San Diego 92010. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Thomas J Minegar, 2712 Olympia Dr., Carlsbad CA 92010. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/ Thomas J Minegar, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05, 03/12/2021 CN 25120 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001259 Filed: Jan 28, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Therapy in Session. Located at: 1035 S Clementine St.,

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000592 Filed: Jan 21, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Las Amazonas Express; B. Las Primas Transport. Located at: 333 Lento Ln., El Cajon CA San Diego 92021. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Lorena Romero, 333 Lento Ln., El Cajon CA 92021; 2. Erika Romero Estrada, 1598 Ionian St., San Diego CA 92154. This business is conducted by: Co-Partners. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Lorena Romero, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25115 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001604 Filed: Feb 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Studio Y Salon. Located at: 720 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #8, San Marcos CA San Diego 92078. Mailing Address: 1466 Golden Sunset Dr., San Marcos CA 92078. Registrant Information: 1. Yvonne Romberg, 1466 Golden Sunset Dr., San Marcos CA 92078. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 02/01/2016 S/Yvonne Romberg, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25114 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001677 Filed: Feb 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Marcon Termite & Pest Control; B. Marcon Termite Control. Located at: 5421 Old Ranch Rd., Oceanside CA San Diego 92057. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Marcon Inc., 32243 Via Cirillo, Temecula CA 92592. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Marvin Artiaga, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25112 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001703 Filed: Feb 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. LUX Insurance Services. Located at: 1917 Wandering Rd., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. STARR International Inc., 1917 Wandering Rd., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/13/2021 S/Heidi K Lebherz, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25111 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001180 Filed: Jan 28, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Behncke Framing. Located at: 1227 Clarence Dr., Vista CA San Diego 92084. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Brendan Johnathon James Behncke, 1227 Clarence Dr., Vista CA 92084. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under

Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001742 Filed: Feb 03, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. MBConcrete Design. Located at: 155 W Jason St. #6, Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Matthew Stephen Banks, 155 W Jason St. #6, Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/14/2021 S/ Matthew Stephen Banks, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25109 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000779 Filed: Jan 25, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Encinitas Colon Hydrotherapy. Located at: 965 2nd St., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: 1033 Guildford Ct., Encinitas CA 92024. Registrant Information: 1. Kiersten E Turrell, 1033 Guildford Ct., San Diego CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/Kiersten E Turrell, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25108 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001630 Filed: Feb 02, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Big Bucks Investment Club. Located at: 399 Islander St., Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Marshall T Head, 399 Islander St., Oceanside CA 92054; 2. Tallie M Carey, 442 Mainsail Rd., Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: General Partnership. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/1997 S/ Marshall T Head, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25107 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001339 Filed: Jan 29, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. The Private Banker. Located at: 6030 El Tordo #A, Rancho Santa Fe CA San Diego 92067. Mailing Address: PO Box 7103, Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067. Registrant Information: 1. Kerry J Witkin, 2365 5th St., Encinitas CA 92024; 2. Robin L Witkin, 2365 5th St., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Married Couple. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 06/01/1986 S/ Kerry J Witkin, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25104 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001176 Filed: Jan 28, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Prepare 2 Care; B. Prepare2Care.co. Located at: 1918 White Birch Dr., Vista CA San Diego 92081. Mailing Address: 1611-A S Melrose Dr. #112, Vista CA 92081. Registrant Information: 1. Michele Talbot, 1918 White Birch Dr., Vista CA 92081; 2. Linda Larson, 1494 Wilshire Rd., Fallbrook CA 92054. This business is conducted by: General Partnership. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 10/01/2019 S/ Michele Talbot, 02/12, 02/19,

LEGALS 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25103 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001232 Filed: Jan 28, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. bungalowBlonde. Located at: 1790 Hawk View Dr., Encinitas CA San Diego 92024. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Halle M Kost, 1790 Hawk View Dr., Encinitas CA 92024. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2021 S/Halle M Kost, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25102 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000682 Filed: Jan 22, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. A Balance Within. Located at: 1327 Windsor Rd., Cardiff CA San Diego 92007. Mailing Address: PO Box 236065, Encinitas CA 92023. Registrant Information: 1. Lori B Correia, 1327 Windsor Rd., Cardiff CA 92007. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 11/11/2020 S/Lori B Correia, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26, 03/05/2021 CN 25101 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000870 Filed: Jan 26, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Nostalgic Motor. Located at: 7490 Opportunity Rd. #2995, San Diego CA San Diego 92111. Mailing Address: 130 Townwood Way, Encinitas CA 92024. Registrant Information: 1. Nostalgic Motor LLC, 7490 Opportunity Rd. #2995, San Diego CA 92111. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 12/01/2020 S/ Nohman Baysudee, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2021 CN 25098 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000828 Filed: Jan 26, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Oceanside Self Service Car Wash Inc. Located at: 1515 Coast Hwy South, Oceanside CA San Diego 92054. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Oceanside Self Service Car Wash Inc., 1515 Coast Hwy South, Oceanside CA 92054. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: 01/01/2020 S/Craig L Jones, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2021 CN 25097 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9000750 Filed: Jan 25, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. KW Luxury International; B. KW Homes and Estates: C. Keller Williams Homes and Estates; D. KW North County. Located at: 6005 Hidden Valley Rd. #250, Carlsbad CA San Diego 92011. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. ABC Realty Carlsbad Inc., 6005 Hidden Valley Rd. #250, Carlsbad CA 92011. This business is conducted by: Corporation. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/James M Crotwell Jr., 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2021 CN 25096 Fictitious Business Name Statement #2021-9001216 Filed:

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Jan 28, 2021 with County of San Diego Recorder/County Clerk. Fictitious Business Name(s): A. Toehead Properties, LLC dba Oakhurst Resort. Located at: 200 N Cedros Ave., Solana Beach CA San Diego 92075. Mailing Address: Same. Registrant Information: 1. Toehead Properties LLC, 200 N Cedros Ave., Solana Beach CA 92075. This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/James Miller, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2021 CN 25091

Mailing Address: PO Box 130801, Carlsbad CA 92013. Registrant Information: 1. Tammy Lynne Harpster, 6506 Avenida Del Paraiso, Carlsbad CA 92009. This business is conducted by: Individual. Registrant First Commenced to Transact Business Under the Above Names(s) as of: Not Yet Started S/Tammy Lynne Harpster, 02/05, 02/12, 02/19, 02/26/2021 CN 25085

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er_art will run through March 2 at the gallery, 818 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.

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The Foundry Artist Studios at New Village Arts, at 2787 State St., Carlsbad, is hosting a gallery show featuring a collection of pandemic-inspired art by Foundry artists from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Find Kasia on Instagram @artyby.kasia. Face masks and distancing required.

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The Belly Up welcomes the White Buffalo’s “Songs of Anarchy” livestream concert Feb. 21 on bellyup. com. The White Buffalo is Jake Smith – singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of stories and Emmy nominee. Tickets, $10, will be sold via bellyup.com where fans HEALING LIGHT AND SOUND can purchase an MP3 downSacred Sound of the load of the evening’s perforSoul presents a healing mance and limited-edition ceremony of sacred light The White Buffalo T-shirts. TV AND FILM ACTOR Blair Underwood stars in the Robey and sound, featuring sound Theatre Company’s online series featuring discussions ranging from modern theater to social justice. Courtesy photo healer Shelly Reef and the visionary artwork of Frida FEB. 22 Gisladottir. Reef will be LET’S TALK THEATER from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 . The Box Project, celebrates the playing therapeutic harps, North Coast Repertory exhibit reception and panel start of its 2021 Season, crystal alchemy singing Theatre welcomes Neville discussion are free and open “Variant,” with The Stay bowls and crystal chimes Engelbrecht and new ce- to the public. To RSVP, go to at Home Film Festival, fea- as she sings, chants, and lebrities each week to its bit.ly/ContextEventFeb23. turing a collaboration with speaks the healing medita“Theatre Conversations,” The event will feature con- guest choreographer Emily tion. Register at https://bit. an ongoing selection of in- tributions to CSUSM’s To- Kikta from New York City ly/3tIi8S1. COVID-19 Ballet. The performance is terviews with various ac- gether/Apart tors and others from the Community Memory Ar- shot in San Diego, and the theater world. Subscribe to chive collection website. four-film festival will be FEB. 25 the NCRT YouTube channel The “Stories & Snapshots: available to everyone free CONNECT WITH ART at https://bit.ly/3cNJNIB or Documenting a Year of the of charge from March 1 to Join the Oceanside Mue-mail NCRT at conversa- Pandemic” virtual exhibit March 28 at therosinbox- seum of Art as it presents showcases participants’ per- project.com. tions@northcoastrep.org. “In Conversation: Manuelsonal stories through phoita Brown And Dr. Denise tography, writing and multi- CIVIL WAR DRAMA EXTENDED Rogers” 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. FEB. 23 media and includes a panel North Coast Repertory 25, free online. The virtual DOCUMENTING PANDEMIC discussion about the impact Theatre has extended “Nec- conversation with sculptor The University Library of the COVID-19 virus on essary Sacrifices” through Manuelita Brown and art at Cal State San Marcos will our community. March 7. “Necessary Sac- historian Denise Rogers as present a virtual reception rifices” is based on the two they discuss Brown’s artfor the exhibit “Stories & ROSIN BOX BALLET documented meetings be- work and influences. This Snapshots: Documenting Beginning March 1, tween Abraham Lincoln program will be hosted by a Year of the Pandemic,” ballet company The Rosin and Frederick Douglass at Alessandra Moctezuma.

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2001, that I realized that this would be my life’s work. Before I had time to really think about what I was doing, I was already in deep. No going back. Most of my jobs up to that point were in restaurants, and I always told myself with each new restaurant gig, that this would be my last one. So what do I do? I open up Palomar Pizza. Go figure. LTP: Tell me about the location and concept for Palomar Pizza? Jim: We chose the location of Palomar Pizza because of its proximity to business parks in southern Vista as well as the businesses around Palomar Airport as we really wanted to focus on the lunchtime catering/delivery business. It was also near the brandnew housing of Carlsbad, Rancho Carrillo area as well as San Elijo Hills in San Marcos. As far as the menu, I basically took what I learned at Leucadia Pizzeria, and added my own touch to it, focusing on a good quality pizza as well as a variety of pasta entrees and salads and a few baked subs, including the iconic Pizza Sub that you introduced me to from Peppino’s Pizza in Allendale, Michigan. We really scored with our lasagna and the Philly cheesesteak sandwich. LTP: Describe the last

20 years there. Jim: The first seven years were amazing. We established ourselves in the community as a family-owned, neighborhood pizza shop. But in late 2008, the bottom fell out. Melrose Road was finally completed, so we were then bypassed by a lot of traffic, and several new pizza places opened up in our area. It was the first time we had serious competition. Then came the great recession. All of these things nearly put us out of business. But we survived it with a little creativity and some long hours. It really was a low point for us that lasted several years. We survived the recession, and slowly regained our lost business. Today's sales will pay for tomorrow's payroll and bills. A busy stretch can keep your head above water, but a long slow one can kill you. I knew we wouldn’t survive, so around March of last year, I started to develop my exit plan and begin a new life. We closed for good on December 31, 2020. Good riddance to an awful year! LTP: What’s next and how does it feel not being in the business? Jim: Life after Palomar Pizza is definitely different. I am back in school earning my teaching credential through CSUSM and in the meantime, I got a new job at one of my former big catering clients, N.A.I. in Vista.

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a “Wine of the Week,” at a deep discount, or “buy 6 and get 40% off each bottle,” sale. But the best values are the everyday low prices from the wineries or wine shops at prices that can’t be beat. Look for the go-to top values listed below and you’ll see what I mean. Artesa Pinot Noir, Los Carneros Napa, 2017: Refined flavors of cherry, red currant and plum tart, surrounded by ample toasty notes. $25. Castello Di Arbola, Chianti Classico It., 2016: Ripe cherry and strawberry flavors that are in harmony with tobacco and iron notes. $17. L’ecole #41 Columbia Valley, Wash., Merlot, 2018: Supple and vibrant, offering expressive red currant, violet and spiced cinnamon flavors, with polished tannins $22. Ferrari Carano Sonoma Siena, Red Blend, 2016: From the rich soil of the Geyserville district comes this Italian style blend of Sangiovese Malbec and Petite Sirah. Salute! $14. South Coast Winery, Temecula Valley, Calif., Chardonnay Sans Chene, 2018: A Chardonnay “Sans Chene” (without oak) that simplifies the wine’s flavor so that the grape expresses itself, brimming with tropical fruit aromas, luscious flavors and a crisp finish. $18.

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• Skip Coomber reminded me that his Coomber Craft Wines on Mission in Oceanside has live pop and country music 7 nights a week starting at 6 p.m. His “back yard” stage is state of the art with lots of outdoor seating and heating, with super quick wine and food orders. Details at coomber.com or call 760231-8022. • Here’s a reported restaurant change to check out later in the year. A longtime favorite of mine with fabulous ocean views is saying its goodbyes. Chart House, part of the Landry

chain of luxury restaurants, will be spiffed up to become Mastro’s Ocean Club at Restaurant Row along the Coast Highway in Cardiff. Chart House goes back to the ’50s and was a casual surf and turf restaurant where surfers hung out with the money crowd. Details like architectural upgrades, alcohol service times, dress code and entertainment are still being worked out according to press sources. Frank Mangio is a renowned wine connoisseur certified by Wine Spectator. Reach him at frank@tasteofwineandfood.com.


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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Time is on your side in the early part of the week. But anything left undone by midweek will need to be put into rush mode. The weekend offers choices for you and someone special. TAURUS (April 30 to May 20) Finally getting credit for a contribution is nice for all you idea-generating Ferdinands and Fernandas. But don’t sit on your laurels under the cork tree. Use it as a first step to a bigger opportunity. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Despite the progress made, a hint of doubt might set in. That’s OK. You need to stop and consider not only what you’re doing but also how you are doing. Make adjustments where needed. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The dreamer is dominant in the Moon Child’s aspect, but a dollop of hardheaded practicality is coming up fast and jockeying for space. The challenge is to make room for both modes. LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s a good week for Leos and Leonas to start assessing what they’ve done and what they plan to do. Moving to a new environment — home or job-related — is a possibility for some Cats. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) The week calls for Virgos to make tough decisions, but in a way that leaves the door open for changes. Ask for advice from someone who has been in the position you’re in now.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Disappointments are never easy to take, but you have the ability to learn from them and go on to success. Meanwhile, continue to build up your contacts. You’ll need them soon. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Things might still be going much too slowly to suit you. But you need the time to make sure they’re going in the right direction. It’s easier to make a course correction now rather than later. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Showing some temperament at the way things are going is one way of getting your point across. Just don’t overdo it, or you risk turning away more-moderate supporters. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Things could change more quickly this week than you like. But don’t fret; you’ll most likely find that you’re up to the challenges. The weekend offers much-needed relaxation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Big challenge coming up? Uncross those fingers and believe that you’re going to do well. And keep in mind that so many people have faith in your ability to succeed. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Testing the waters is a good way of learning about an opportunity before plunging right in. Ask more questions and be alert to any attempts to avoid giving complete answers. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making people — and animals, too — feel special and loved. © 2021 King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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