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Back Country Covid Cases as of December 12

Julian = 42 (+6) Ramona = 967 (+132) Ranchita = 8 (+0) Warner Springs = 28 (+1) Santa Ysabel = 21 (+2) Borrego Springs = 34 (+19) Descanso = 40 (+5) Alpine = 480 (+69) Poway = 704 (+88) Lakeside = 1,037 (+152) Total Confirmed cases in Unincorporated San Diego County = 14,320 a total rise of 2,208. TESTING AVAILABLE If you believe you have symptoms please get tested. Most testing locations do not require an appointment. To find information on a testing location near you or call 2-11 (toll free) or on the web 211sandiego.org .

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by Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office

The County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that will place additional restrictions on the sale of tobacco products in the unincorporated area of the county and facilitate enforcement of the new rules once they go into effect. Tuesday’s actions establish a tobacco retail licensing program, or TRL, that will allow the Board to regulate the operation of businesses that sell tobacco products. The TRL will require business owners to obtain a permit and stay in compliance with federal, state, and local tobacco control and youth tobacco access laws, or risk the suspension of their license. The TRL will also cap the number of establishments that can sell tobacco products in the unincorporated area to 330 businesses. In addition to prohibiting the in-person sale of tobacco and flavored tobacco products to those 21 or younger, the ordinance will ban the placement of tobacco vending machines in the unincorporated area of the county. Businesses that have onsite pharmacies will no

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Winter And Holiday Donations Soar For Julian Pathways, Inc.

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by Kim Simas

This year has definitely been one for the record books and not just for unprecedented changes and challenges. Once again, the Julian community has proven itself to be filled with kind and philanthropic people all working together to provide help to those in need. Many Julian residents were hit hard by the pandemic and the ability to provide for themselves and their families has been extremely difficult. Each year, Julian Pathways, Inc. increases their fundraising efforts for the holidays and it was understood early on that this year would be especially tough for many. In the past, Julian Pathways, Inc. concentrated their holiday fundraising programs on Julian Union Elementary School District students and families. However, beginning this year, Pathways extended their services to include the entire Julian community. That, along with the current pandemic, led to a greater number of people in need. In addition to providing winter jackets for children in the community through their Winter Warmth Program, Pathways also distributes new bicycles to JUESD third graders from the Bikes for Kids Foundation, turkeys and food staples for Thanksgiving and Christmas gifts for families in need. For the second year in a row, Marilyn Faulkner generously donated frozen turkeys. The turkeys, along with many traditional sides purchased by Pathways, were given to 10 families in the community so that they could have a fulfilling Thanksgiving meal. With the kindness of the Sons of the American Legion and private donors, Pathways’ Winter Warmth program was able to distribute over 90 new jackets to Julian children. Ranging from toddler to teenagers, many in the community will be much warmer this winter. The number of children and families in need definitely increased this year however, so have the donations. Pathways’ Resource Coordinator, Carmen Longoria, remarked that this year was clearly record-breaking in the number of children that were helped. Each holiday season, Longoria separates children into lists of who will benefit from the various donations that Pathways receives based upon need. Whether it is one toy from the Toys for Tots drive or a toy and clothing items from a Secret Santa each child receives a little something. In an effort to fulfill children’s needs and wants for Christmas while still maintaining the magic of Santa, Pathways' “elves” asked children to provide a wish list. Each child was to list items that would fit into four categories: want, need, wear and read. Longoria and Counselor/ Resource Coordinator, Krystin Hunter worked hard to fulfill each wish list item by matching them to donors (aka Secret Santas) or handling the shopping themselves. This year, due to the overwhelming number of donations, every child in need in the Julian community will not only receive a toy but will also receive items that fulfill his or her complete wish list. Last year, the donations that

Pathways received for Christmas provided gifts for over 110 children. Through the extremely generous donations and support received from USMC Toys for Tots, San Diego Family Magazine, Julian CAL Fire, Julian

Community Methodist Church, American Legion Post 468, American Legion Riders, Ladies Auxiliary, Red Hawk Realty and countless community members, Pathways is able to provide gifts for over 162 children of all ages.

longer be allowed to sell tobacco products. The TRL will be transferable among immediate family members, as long as the business location does not change. The new owner will also have to meet the age requirement for selling

tobacco products, meaning a TRL will not be transferable to anyone under the age of 21. The Board action also establishes an age requirement for clerks who sell tobacco products. Salesclerks who are under the age of 18 will be

allowed to sell tobacco products to those of legal age, as long as the clerk is under continuous supervision by someone 21 or older. The new regulations will go into effect in July of next year.

JTC Presnts “A Christmas Carol” On Facebook Live Julian Theater Company invites everyone to join us for a Special Holiday Presentation of ‘A Christmas Carol’, Sunday December 20, 2020 at 2pm. We cannot gather together this year, so we’ve decided to offer you a gift; a live-stream video of our 2019 stage production of “A Christmas Carol”. This free live-stream event may be found on our Julian Theater Company Facebook Page. If you plan to watch this Free presentation and would like to show your appreciation, please consider a donation to help support two very worthy local organizations. Donation to Julian Pathways, Inc. https://www.julianpathways.org/home/support-julian-pathways Or: Volcan Mountain Foundation https://www.volcanmt.org/donate ‘Thank You’ to all our JTC Family and friends for your continued support! We will Get through this Together. Have Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year. Sincerely, Debra and Scott Kinney Executive Producer and Artistic Director Julian Theater Company

House Fire In Whipering Pines Displaces Family

photos: Michael Hart(top), CalFire(bottom) Shortly before 1 o'clock on Sunday a kitchen fire at a 2 story home (Pheasant and LakeView) in Whispering Pines. The family escaped safely. Firefighters mitigated threat to exposures (no spread to other homes or vegetation). Home has major damage, but fortunately there were no injuries. Red Cross is assisting displaced residents.

Warning: Fake COVID-19 Vaccines May Pop Up Online

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Just a fraction of the gifts ready to go for Julian children and an example of jackets donated to Pathways for the Winter Warmth Program

Interpol released a warning last week stating that organized crime networks may try to scam people into buying fraudulent COVID-19 vaccines. The real vaccine won’t be distributed online, so avoid circumventing the process for what may seem like early access to the shot. Some people may see an opportunity to profit off fraudulent medical products. In this case, it could put people’s health and livelihoods at risk. The top international law enforcement agency, Interpol, released a warning last week stating that organized crime networks may try to scam people into buying fraudulent COVID-19 vaccines. Interpol also expressed concern that criminal organizations could attempt to interrupt the supply chain and steal legitimate doses of the vaccine. The pandemic has presented a ripe opportunity for making and selling fraudulent products that claim to prevent and cure COVID-19. “There is a supply and there is a demand. When the supply is less than the demand or when the demand outweighs the supply, there is an economic opportunity,” said Dr. Daniel Fagbuyi, an emergency room physician who served as a biodefense expert in the Obama administration. Some people may see an opportunity to profit off fraudulent medical products. In this case, it could put people’s health and livelihoods at risk, Fagbuyi added. Furthermore, people are eager for a vaccine after months of lockdowns, quarantines, and restrictions. It’s crucial to remain patient and trust that you’ll be able to get vaccinated soon. If you’re not in the initial tier to receive the vaccine, which includes healthcare workers and older adults, know that “your turn is coming and you will have the vaccine,” Fagbuyi said. What to know about fraudulent vaccines When a vaccine is available, you’ll want to get the shot from a trustworthy healthcare provider, such as your doctor, an emergency room, or a designated location listed by your local public health department. continued on page 12

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Overcoming The Mask Tips For Communicating Through COVID-19

(Family Features) It can be challenging to communicate through masks, 6-feet of social distance, physical barriers and other factors due to COVID-19 that have changed daily life. For people with hearing loss, this is an especially challenging time. In a telling sign of increased hearing difficulty, usage of online hearing tests increased 500% since the pandemic began. "With COVID-19 and masks, everyday tasks are a source of frustration, such as asking a question at the grocery store deli or talking to someone from behind a customer service desk," said Bill Schiffmiller, a lifelong hearing aid user and founder and CEO of Akoio, a hearing wellness company. "It's a triple threat because masks reduce the loudness of the voice, muffle pronunciation and eliminate visuals like facial expressions and lip reading." Data shows people who can't hear others begin to stay away from other people, and social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression. People who have trouble hearing also tend to have higher hospitalization rates and longer hospital stays, according to research published in "JAMA Otolaryngology." Among those 55 and older who have hearing loss, 58% don't use hearing aids. In the past, statistics have shown people waiting up to seven years before getting a hearing aid from the time of diagnosis. However, the communication challenges posed during COVID-19 are driving some to address their hearing sooner than they may have otherwise. Help Someone Hear You Better * Consider the mask you're wearing. Clear masks provide a visual difference, helping with lip reading and facial expressions. The plastic in clear masks, however, can muffle sound too

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Sunday, December 20 Special Holiday Presentation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Julian Theater Company Facebook page at 2pm a live broadcast of the 2019 Julian Theater Company production of “A Christmas Carol”! Join us Sunday for this free holiday event. This is a benefit performance for two local nonprofits... the Volcan Mountain Foundation and Julian Pathways, Inc. If you would like to show your support for arts in our community, please consider a donation to these worthy causes! https://www.julianpathways.org/ home/support-julian-pathways https://www.volcanmt.org/donate

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Fourth Wednesday Julian Indivisible Community United Methodist Church of Julian - 2pm Julian Historical Society Witch Creek School - 7pm Every 2nd and 4th Thursday Julian Lions Club 7pm downstairs at the town hall Every Sunday (Weather permitting) Julian Doves and Desperados historic comedy skits at 2 pm – In front of the old Jail on C Street

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Friday, December 18 Chanukah ends at nightfall Saturday, December 19 Christmas Miracle Concert Let us help bring miracles alive this Holiday season! We can all use some good Christmas cheer and a Hanukkah miracle or 2. Join several wonderful performers as we serenade with our favorite Holiday music! Facebook Live - 6:30pm

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December 16, 2020

Chimney Fire Precautions SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As temperatures fall and you spend more time indoors in front of the fireplace, the last thing you want to think about is the condition of your chimney. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which damage or destroy homes and injure people. Clean chimneys don’t catch fire. Make sure a professional chimney sweep inspects your solid fuel venting system annually, and sweeps and repairs it whenever needed. Your sweep may have specific maintenance recommendations depending on how you use your fireplace or stove. Before lighting a fire, make sure it is safe to do so. Be fire smart. Home fires occur more often in winter than in any other season. The chimney and the flue that lines it are there to carry dangerous gases from the fireplace or wood stove safely out of the home. What do chimneys do? Fireplaces and wood stoves are designed to contain wood-fuel fires while providing heat for a home. Chimneys expel the by-products of combustion that include smoke, water vapor, gases, unburned wood particles, hydrocarbon, tar fog and assorted minerals. As these substances leave the fireplace or wood stove, and flow up into the relatively cooler chimney, condensation occurs. The resulting residue that sticks to the inner walls of the chimney is called creosote. What is creosote? Creosote is a black or brown residue that can be crusty and flaky— tar-like, drippy and sticky—or shiny and hardened. All forms are highly combustible. If it builds up in sufficient quantities, and the internal flue temperature is high enough, the result could be a chimney fire. Conditions that cause the buildup of creosote: Restricted air supply and unseasoned wood encourage the buildup of creosote. To avoid that buildup: • Do not restrict the air supply: o By closing the glass doors. o By failing to open the damper wide enough. The longer the smoke is in the flue, the more likely is it that creosote will form. o By closing down the stove damper or air inlets on a wood stove too soon or too much. • Do not burn unseasoned wood: o So much energy is used initially just to drive off the water trapped in the cells of the logs that it keeps the resulting smoke cooler than if seasoned wood is used. o In the case of wood stoves, overloading the firebox with wood in an attempt to get a longer burn time also contributes to creosote buildup. Fireplace safety: • Keep a glass or metal screen in front of fireplace to prevent embers or sparks jumping out. • Do not burn paper in your fireplace. • Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home. • Put ashes in a metal container with a lid, outside, at least 3 feet from your home. Wood stove safety: • Make sure your stove is 3 feet from anything that can burn. • On Dec. 18, 1777, the new • Do not burn paper in your United States celebrates its first wood stove. national day of thanksgiving, • Put the fire out before you go commemorating the American to sleep or leave your home. victory at the Battle of Saratoga For more information and free after the surrender of Gen. John resources, go online to www. Burgoyne and 5,000 British usfa.fema.gov/prevention/ troops in October 1777. outreach/. • On Dec. 14, 1909, workers *** place the last of the 3.2 million It's one of the greatest gifts you can 10-pound bricks that pave the give yourself, to forgive. Forgive Indianapolis Motor Speedway. everybody. Since then, most of that brick — Maya Angelou has been buried under asphalt, * * * but 1 yard remains exposed at the start-finish line. Kissing those bricks after a successful race remains a tradition among Indy drivers. • On Dec. 19, 1968, Warner Brothers releases the movie "Bullitt," starring Steve McQueen, in Sweden, two months after its debut in U.S. theaters. Many critics consider "Bullitt" to be one of the greatest action movies ever made, because of the seven-minute car chase through the streets of San Francisco. • On Dec. 15, 1973, Jean Paul Getty III, the grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy, five months after his kidnapping. Getty had initially refused to pay the ransom, but agreed after the boy's severed right ear was sent to a newspaper in Rome. • On Dec. 20, 1989, the United States invades Panama in an attempt to overthrow military dictator Manuel Noriega, who had been indicted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges. His Panamanian Defense Forces were promptly crushed. • On Dec. 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton announces he has ordered air strikes against Iraq because it refused to cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors. Key members of Congress accused Clinton of using the air strikes to divert attention from ongoing impeachment proceedings against him. • On Dec. 17, 2003, "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," the final film in the trilogy based on the best-selling fantasy novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, opens in theaters. © 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

U.S. Postal Service Shares Safety Tips

Although there is limited home delivery in the back country the UPPS tip that follow could help you keep safe with any packages you are expecting.

(NAPSI)— The United States Postal Service cares about keeping employees and customers safe every day of the year. As the holidays approach, here are some important safety tips. Slip, Trip And Fall Prevention: Last year, 17,534 Postal Service employees were victims of a slip, trip, or fall—one of the leading types of accidents for mail carriers— many of which can result in serious injury. With increased letter and package deliveries during the holidays, carriers experience preventable falls in urban, suburban and rural settings, and in all kinds of weather. To ensure carriers’ safety, the Post Office ask customers to identify and correct hazards on their properties, including: • Walk the path your carrier takes along your property to identify potential hazards • Repair cracks in steps, porches and uneven sidewalk joints • Check railings and tighten any loose railings • Clear snow, ice, mud, leaves and other debris from the paths walked by carriers • Keep dogs secure Customer Tips: • Wear proper footwear • Maintain good posture, to help keep balance • Avoid walking on patchy snow, ice, wet leaves and mud slick • Avoid cracked or uneven surfaces • Be certain you can see your path when you are carrying packages Holiday Packages: • Don’t over pack boxes. Over packed boxes can cause injuries • Items should fit inside the box and not bulge out of it • Consider getting a bigger size box or sending contents in multiple shipments • Get free Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express boxes, in a wide variety of sizes, at any Post Office location Restricted Items: • Don’t send restricted items, including alcohol or alcoholic-based materials such as perfume or cologne, aerosols, or fireworks • Visit usps.com, or ask a Postal Service employee for more information about restricted items Batteries: • If applicable, remove replaceable batteries from any batteryoperated device • Wrap and place batteries next to the items in the package • Include new batteries in the unopened, original manufacturer’s packaging, if possible


December 16, 2020

EAST OF PINE HILLS

My Thoughts by Michele Harvey

A Warranty. Oh Sure

by Kiki Skagen Munshi

Christmas time is here, by golly, Disapproval would be folly, Deck the halls with hunks of holly, Fill the cups and don’t say “When”! — Tom Lehrer Yes, indeed, it’s that season. Actually, since the ‘season’ gets earlier each year, we’re at least two months INTO the Christmas season, but who’s counting. The tree is up and it’s time to go out and get the hunks of holly. The tree is artificial, courtesy of Target ten years ago, but each year greens are brought in fresh to decorate the bookcase in the middle of the living/dining area. Pine, fir, holly, bay (okay, bay laurel, California style), ivy….they all grow here and it’s a matter of gathering and arranging. We’re fine at the gathering; don’t pay close attention to the arranging but, hey, it’s Christmas. Time to exercise charity if not skill. In years past we cut and brought in a Christmas tree as well. Our pine trees are fragrant but they do leave something to be desired as Christmas trees, namely not enough small branches for ornaments. But they were free and in those days free was important. For a while we had real fir (okay, fir-ish) trees because after the 1954 fire which started at what is now Heise Park and came to our south fences, our neighbor replanted the land with fir trees. They made really good Christmas trees and since that family rarely came, they were unlikely to miss one. Besides, the trees needed thinning. THOSE trees all burned in the Cedar Fire. So the season is replete with history, some happy, some bittersweet. As one ages, bittersweet seems to occupy a larger and larger portion of the emotional landscape but…how sad it would be if there weren’t people and years gone by to think about. This may be especially true this year when most of us are sequestered with our thoughts. We do what we can for our loved ones—packages sent by mail—and (one hopes) we give to the less fortunate, one way or another. And we keep joy in our hearts along with the charity, here in this bleak midwinter at a time when those hearts are especially important.

What can I give Him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part; Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.

Secretary Of State Certifies California Vote SACRAMENTO, CA – Secretary of State Alex Padilla has certified the results of the November 3, 2020 General Election. The election set an all-time record for number of votes cast and reached modern highs for voter turnout and engagement. 22,047,448 Total registered voters (as of October 19, 2020)—a state record. 17,785,151 Total votes cast—a state record. This is 3,174,642 more votes than the previous record set during the November 2016 General Election. 15,423,301 Total vote-by-mail ballots cast—an all-time state record. This is the largest number of vote-by-mail ballots cast in any California election. 80.67% Turnout of registered voters. The highest since the 1976 General Election. 70.88% Turnout of the eligible voting age population. The highest since the 1952 General Election. “I am grateful to all the elections officials and poll workers who stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic — they helped maintain the resiliency of our democracy,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. “Voting may have looked different this year, but it was important to provide Californians safe and convenient opportunities to exercise their right to vote while protecting their health. I would also like to thank the nearly 17.8 million Californians who voted in this election, a new record, many of whom answered our call to vote early.” “Working together, California delivered an accessible, secure, and safe election during the COVID-19 pandemic by implementing several key measures. Every active registered voter received a ballot by mail in advance of the election and was also provided opportunities to vote early. Many counties deployed vote centers and ballot drop boxes to give voters even greater flexibility. Fortunately, we did not have to start from scratch, as many of the changes implemented for the General Election were based on the successful Voter’s Choice Act. The overwhelming success of the General Election proves the wisdom of California’s policies to increase access to the ballot and will certainly inform future initiatives to build an even more inclusive democracy,” Padilla added.

A few years ago, we had to replace our refrigerator. It was over thirty years old which was okay, but I had a big problem with it. The style of the refrigerator had the freezer on top and the refrigerator on the bottom. Since I can’t bend down any longer, I couldn’t reach anything on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator and couldn’t even see any items that were placed more than half way back on the bottom two shelves. So, Mike bought me a new refrigerator with an ice maker and a freezer drawer on the bottom. I like my new refrigerator. The freezer is deeper than the old type, so the refrigerator shelves are shorter. However, we have plenty of shelving in the refrigerator doors. Mike bought our refrigerator from SEARS. I’ve been buying appliances from SEARS for as long as I can remember. In fact, I used to tell people that I never wanted to completely pay off my SEARS card because if I did, one of my appliances would break. That was true. When Mike bought the refrigerator, he was offered a warranty for all of our appliances for $50.00 per month. We have a lot of appliances and being sixty-eight and seventy years old, we are no longer interested in doing the repairs ourselves. Yes, years ago, we did replace the belt on our clothes dryer. The dryer worked better when we finished, and we didn’t create any lasting damage to our marriage. Getting back to the warranty. This week our refrigerator ice maker quit making ice and at the same time it became more and more difficult to close the freezer drawer. Mike looked under the drawer and found out that ice was forming where it shouldn’t and he’s been knocking the ice out from under the freezer drawer several times each day ever since he discovered the problem. As I said, here is where I get back to the warranty. When Mike first discovered the problem, he called the warranty telephone number thinking they would send someone out to fix our problem. Instead a computer gave him a different number to call. Upon calling that number, he was given a different telephone number to call by a different computer. I think he told me that this happened five or six times and then the telephone line just went dead. This is what we have been paying $50.00 each month for? When I was a child, I was taught that if I make a promise, I have to keep it. If I can’t keep my promise, then I shouldn’t make a promise. This is the same with guarantees and warranties. If you sell an item or even if you just give it away, don’t put a guarantee on it that you can’t uphold. Meantime, we have a problem that is costing Mike a lot of time to work on when he shouldn’t have to spend any time working on it. Lots of people have more organized households than I do, but wouldn’t this be a good time to check your warranties to see which ones are still in effect? Look to see which ones you can find. Since I’ve recently been looking for my safe deposit keys without luck, I have managed to find many papers that I no longer need. Naturally these papers include warranties for appliances that I gave up many years ago. I found a warranty for a wok that I don’t remember ever owning or using. Maybe I got it for a wedding gift in 1972 along with the fondue set that disappeared , and yet I still had the warranty papers last month. I found the warranties for the two George Forman grills that we never used. Sometimes I look into my file of warranty papers and think back with fondness to an item at hand. Maybe I find a warranty paper for a Colman lantern and fondly remember camping trips or I find a warranty for a heating blanket that I wrapped myself in when I had no indoor heat throughout one winter. Apart from the belt that Mike and I replaced, my clothes dryer has lasted over thirty years. That’s the way things used to be made. When I first moved to Julian in 1984, we had to replace the hot water heater. It had a thirty year guarantee on it and it was thirty years old plus a few months when we had it replaced. We now own three hot water heaters and have had to replace each of them recently because these days hot water heaters come with a five year warranty. The reason for that, as it has been explained to me, is that the shorter the warranty, the more appliances a company can sell. Well, I don’t think that worked so well for SEARS and now that we have a SEARS warranty that seems to have cost us hundreds of dollars and is seemingly worthless, it sure hasn’t worked well for us. Next time I’m offered a really great warranty, I’m not going to jump at the chance. Instead, I’ll probably just put the money in the bank that I would have spent on that warranty. Then I will have the money when I need it. These are my thoughts.

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Notes from Supervisor Dianne Jacob Serving East County on the Board of Supervisors for nearly three decades has been one of the greatest honors of my life. Thank you for standing with me as we took on challenges and fought the good fight to do what’s right for the Second District and our entire region. Thank you for your letters, emails, phone calls, Facebook messages, Twitter comments and for all the times we crossed paths – at a meeting, at a community coffee, in an aisle at the grocery store — and you asked a question or raised a concern. Those moments kept me grounded, along with the strength and guidance from God. They reminded me why I did this job and why I kept at it for 28 years, longer than any other elected official in San Diego County government history. Community service has been my calling, going back to my days as a school volunteer and as a sixth-grade teacher at Bancroft Elementary School in Spring Valley. I served 17 years on the Jamul-Dulzura Union School District board. When you add it all up, I’ve spent a total of 45 years in elective office. Because of term limits, I will complete my seventh and final term on the Board of Supervisors in January. I’m moving on from a lifetime in office and returning to work on our ranch in Deerhorn Valley. Although I would prefer a horse, working the land on a tractor will do just fine. I’m deeply grateful to the folks of East County. I’m proud of what we have accomplished together, and on so many fronts – wildfire safety, growing the economy, protecting the environment and all those libraries and ballfields we built, along with many other improvements. When I was first sworn as Supervisor in 1993, I promised to challenge the status quo and shake things up. I wanted a county government that put people first — and I was willing to fight for it. Thank you for joining me in the fight. Dianne

4 Ways To Uplift Small Businesses This Holiday Season (StatePoint) With nearly half of all Americans employed by a small business, these establishments need our support more than ever this holiday season and going into 2021. According to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, 46 percent of business owners surveyed have seen a drop in revenue over the past 12 months, with some entrepreneurs seeing even more severe impact. “Small businesses are at the heart of our communities and the key to millions of jobs,” says Steve Troutner, head of Small Business, Wells Fargo. “Keeping holiday spending dollars in local communities is an impactful way to rally around small business owners.” Wells Fargo is sharing four ways to brighten the season for small businesses: 1. Shop local. While one-stop holiday shopping on leading e-commerce sites can be tempting, the simple act of purchasing something from your favorite local retailer can go a long way in keeping business afloat and money in your community. Returning or exchanging gifts? Ask for store credit instead of cash. It helps keep money with a small business and makes their cash flow more stable. Many shops have safety measures in place, such as limiting occupancy or offering contactless pick-up. This year, some cities are even hosting virtual holiday markets, a great way to support local artisans, farmers and more while shopping for loved ones. Check continued on page 11


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we’ve all faced day in and day out his year. The wonderful thing about faith is that the more you use it, the more it grows. Unlike earthly things which become worn and depleted when used time after time, faith becomes even stronger and more abundant the

more that you use it. I often hear about people “losing faith.” If you feel like that, all I can say is that lost things are often found in the most unexpected places at the most unexpected times. I’ve misplaced things, thinking that they were lost, only to find them

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My father, Howard, was in the Air Force and my mother, Angeline, was a homemaker. They didn’t have a lot of money to buy Christmas presents for my three siblings or me, but it never seemed to matter. They gave us lots of love, and faith in God, and in the future, no matter how bleak things might look in the present. The Bible says that faith is “a gift of God.” I believe that. It would take a God to create something as wonderful and as life-sustaining as faith. It takes great faith to carry on during all the troubles

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Overlooked Treasures What should my painting sell for? Antiques appraisers are not licensed like real estate appraisers, but there are art appreciation courses in universities, degrees in fine art and appraisal associations that require members to pass tests. Some work in an art gallery, auction company or museum and learn to appraise through experience. A treasure can be found in a house sale, resale shop or charity auction; however, the White House had an eglomise desk that was a reproduction. The Ford museum bought a fake 1620 "Brewster" chair made deliberately to fool a museum

A pair of marble busts (one, Rousseau, is pictured) sold for $1.475 million at Cottone after being overlooked by an appraiser from an earlier sale where they did not sell. When the artist was identified as Houdon, bidders were phoning and flying from Europe to bid. "expert" in 1969. And sometimes a real treasure is thought to be a reproduction. A pair of marble busts made by Jean-Antoine Houdon (17411828) were exhibited in Paris in 1789. They were bought in Paris

in 1926 by an American diplomat, mentioned in a reference library in 1932 and passed down in the family of the American diplomat. They were "lost" until a Cottone auction in 2019. The pair sold for $1.475 million. Where had they been? The last record was in a 2000 house sale run by a New York auction house that had an appraiser who did not realize that they were busts by Houdon. The 11-inch-tall busts are signed and dated, 1788 and 1789. One is Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the other Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon. The busts must have been in the diplomat's house and then a relative's for 77 years after the collector who bought them in Paris died in 1941. *** Q: I'd like information on my Sears Kenmore sewing machine, Model No. 117-959. It's electric and sits in its own cabinet. When the cabinet lid is open, the sewing machine lifts without being pulled

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1. The Little Brown Jug is a trophy awarded in the rivalry between what two college football teams? 2. Where did former British basketball standout Pops Mensah-Bonsu play college basketball from 2002-06? 3. What defensive back was known for wearing a “pro cap” on his helmet during his career with the Buffalo Bills from 1986-93? 4. Who did Ashley Force defeat in the Top Fuel Funny Car final race to win the 2008 NHRA Summit Southern Nationals? 5. What Puerto Rican boxing great, a champion in three weight classes, was shot to death in November 2012? 6. What two-time NFL rushing yards leader (1938, ‘40) went on to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1962-93? 7. In 2011, who became the oldest player ever -- at age 43 -- to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals? Answers on page 11


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What do you think Jesus would say about the way we celebrate his birthday? Would he be upset to see us frantically buying so much stuff for ourselves and others that we don’t need when so many people have barely enough to survive? The threat to Christmas is not whether or not we say Merry Christmas or whether we sing carols in school. Christmas is threatened by the commercialism and materialism that tempt and distract us October through December. It won’t be easy to change the spirit of accumulation back to the spirit of giving but we could use the original St. Nick as a model for restoring the true meaning and purpose of Christmas. Nicholas was born in the third century in a village in what is now Turkey. His parents were very wealthy and they raised him as a devout Christian. They both died while he was still young. Nicholas decided to follow Jesus’ instruction to sell what you own and give to poor. He used his whole inheritance to assist the sick, the needy and the suffering. He became a bishop while still a young man and dedicated his life to serving God. There is one story widely told about Nicholas in which he helped a poor man with three daughters. In those days, if a family could not afford a dowry, a young girl could not marry. If she couldn’t marry, she might be sold into slavery. When Nicholas heard that this man’s daughters had no dowry, Nicholas went to their house on three different occasions and each time threw a bag of gold into the window. It’s that faithful following of Jesus and that kind of generosity based on the real needs of others that we should reclaim for Jesus’ birthday. Under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, Nicholas was exiled and imprisoned because of his faith. After his death, he became the patron saint of sailors, barrelmakers, small children and Russians. For years, Russian tourists visited the village where he was born to pay their respects to their patron saint. A Russian sculptor donated a bronze statue of Nicholas to be displayed in the center of town. But even in Turkey, the Christian witness of St Nicholas is being upstaged by more commercial demands. In February 2005, the city council of his birthplace voted unanimously to remove the elegant bronze statue of St Nick and erect in it’s place a plasterof-Paris image of Santa in a fur trimmed red suit. When interviewed by the Washington Post, the mayor explained that the contemporary image, which is more widely recognized, was a better fit with the business interests of this little “Christmas-land.” Images of the secular Santa appear on a stone archway on the edge of town and on the city’s official seal. That’s just one small example of how our current images of Christmas have drifted so far from the event we intend to honor and celebrate. The coming of Jesus as described in the book of John in the Bible is a cosmic event, awesome and mysterious. Some scholars believe that the first chapter of John heavily influenced the decision to celebrate Christmas at this time of year. The early church theologians decided to honor Christ's birth near the time of the winter solstice--the time of year when the nights are the longest. The long winter nights help us remember that we need the light of the world to come into our darkness once again; we need the Word of God to speak into the chaos of our lives to restore order and peace. Though gift giving is a special part of Christmas and we all love the decorations and festivities, they can become a distraction from what the world needs from Christians at Christmas. The world needs us to point to God’s glory, to base our lives on his

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Millions Of Americans Are Facing Hunger This Holiday Season (StatePoint) Millions of people nationwide face hunger every holiday season. And this year, the COVID-19 pandemic thrust even more Americans into this vulnerable position. Before the COVID-19 crisis began, one in nine people, including 10 million children, already lived in a food insecure household. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by both poverty and hunger. For example, one in four Native American and Alaska Natives experience food insecurity. One in five Blacks and one in six Latinos experience food insecurity. As a result of the pandemic, unemployment has soared and the need for food assistance has increased. “Unfortunately hunger impacts Americans every day of the year,

but we know that this holiday season will look much different than last. More families are accessing food banks than ever before, and many of them for the very first time, which is why it’s really important for everyone to come together to help fight hunger this holiday season,” says Casey Marsh, chief development officer for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hungerrelief organization. Fortunately, efforts are being made to meet the sharp rise in food insecurity. As part of its “Many Hearts, One Community.” holiday campaign, Wells Fargo is fulfilling its commitment to help provide 82 million meals to families in need through the Feeding America network of 200 food banks by year-end. This is continued on page 12


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CalTrans Investigations Find Waste And Wrongdoing In State Transportation Programs

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SACRAMENTO — A new inspector general at Caltrans has found millions of dollars in misspending on transportation improvement projects in the last year as the state has seen its coffers swell from increases to the state’s gas taxes and vehicle fees. Rhonda L. Craft, who was appointed five months ago, said in a report to the governor this week that in the fiscal year that ended June 30, her auditors found more than $13 million in “disallowed” expenditures reported by state and local government agencies. They include $7.4 million in questioned costs for programs covered by Proposition 1B, a $19.9-billion transportation bond measure approved by California voters in 2006. Craft’s office separately received 256 complaints of misconduct by state and local transportation workers in the last year and substantiated wrongdoing in 28 cases, including some involving misuse of state resources and falsification of documents. Most of the $7.4 million in questioned bond funds was not allowed by the state’s contracts, Craft said. “It’s money that we identified that should not have been spent,” Craft said in an interview Thursday. Caltrans said none of the misspent money involved funds from Senate Bill 1, which increased the state’s gas tax and vehicle fees, but the findings sparked concern at the Capitol, where officials including Assemblyman Vince Fong (R-Bakersfield) have long complained of the misuse of resources. Fong said Caltrans misspending doesn’t appear to be a significant concern to bureaucrats because much more money is flooding in to the agency’s accounts from higher gas taxes. “The public does not trust Sacramento because [state agencies] continue to waste the hard-earned dollars of taxpayers with no accountability or transparency,” Fong said. Craft’s report is an annual requirement under SB 1, the 2017 legislation that boosted taxes on gasoline by 17.6-cents per gallon and increased vehicle fees to pay for road and bridge repairs and

improvements to mass transit in California. The legislation created the independent inspector general position at Caltrans filled by Craft, who has the power to investigate transportation projects and ensure gas tax revenue and funds from other sources is properly spent. An Office of Audits and Investigations was also opened at the agency as part of new scrutiny promised under SB 1. Caltrans officials said they are aware of Craft’s findings and are taking steps to improve processes and recover money overbilled by contractors and local governments. “So far this year, Caltrans has recouped $1.3 million and will continue to work with local agencies to ensure spending is permitted as per the terms and conditions of the contract,” said Matt Rocco, a Caltrans spokesman. Rocco said costs can become disallowed if work is done “outside the scope of the contract or work specified in the contract wasn’t completed.” Craft said the massive amounts of transportation spending and contracting makes it challenging for Caltrans and local transportation agencies to track every dollar and project. She noted the amount of disallowed costs was a small portion of Caltrans’ $14.2-billion budget. “It’s concerning from the standpoint that we do business with contractors and we are not paying attention to what they are charging us for,” Craft said. “But given the dollar amount that Caltrans deals with and the numerous contracts that they enter into on a regular basis, it’s difficult to comb through all of that stuff and make sure they are not being charged for things that seem to not be consistent with what the original contractual agreement was.” Assembly Republican leader Marie Waldron of Escondido called the misspending “terrible” and said it is a sign of larger problems with California’s transportation projects. “This agency must be held accountable,” she said, arguing that the amount of spending questioned in Craft’s report pales in comparison to funds she says have been wasted continued on page 12

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Dear EarthTalk: The holidays are so wasteful given all the consumerism and decorations. Do you have any tips for making this year’s celebration less wasteful? --- Shelly R., New York, NY The holidays are indeed a hugely wasteful time of the year, but there are many ways we can reduce our impact and still enjoy this special season. Gift wrap is a great place to start. Much of the wrap we buy in stores can’t be recycled because of its mixture of paper with glitter, plastic, dyes, laminate and other materials, so it goes straight to the landfill after we use it once. Wrapping gifts in brown grocery bags or parcel paper makes use of an everyday item that you may already have in your home while keeping your wrapping recyclable. Cut open paper bags from the grocery store, wrap up your present like you would with any other kind of paper, and tie it up using recyclable twine, paper ribbon or a shoelace (you can even put it back in the shoe later). To decorate your gifts, use stamps and leafy embellishments to make for a cute or sophisticated look. Go out into your neighborhood to forage for flowers or shoots of leaves to slip under your ribbon or twine. Another alternative to wrapping with brown paper is wrapping your gift with a scarf (two presents in one)! The debate over which kind of Christmas tree (real or artificial) is better for the environment has been raging for a long time, but the real right answer is a live tree that you can plant in the ground outside after the holidays. If you decide to get a cut tree, look for one that’s grown sustainably and pesticide-free. Going to the closest tree farm lowers the carbon footprint of buying a tree that was imported. If you want to get an artificial tree, most experts agree that you would need to reuse it for about 18 years to keep the environmental impact lower than that of a real tree. There are plenty of ways to decorate your home festively for the holiday seasons without being wasteful. First of all, if you already have decorations, use them! If you don’t, try DIYing your decorations this year. You can use recycled paper or salt dough to make ornaments for your tree, and collect branches, holly, and leaves outside to create a wreath to hang on your door. Additionally, if you enjoy advent calendars for the month of December, try investing in a reusable wooden one this year so that you can fill it up with your own favorite treats, toys, or surprises for years to come. It’s also important to be conscious consumers while we shop for holiday gifts. Be sure to think (and think again) before buying something this season. Try to buy long-lasting gifts and shop at small, sustainable and/or local businesses to make your shopping greener. Etsy is a great place to find small businesses that sell ethical and sustainable products. Finally, if you enjoy unwrapping your creative side over the holidays, making your own gifts (upcycling thrifted clothes, jams or chutneys, knitting, painting, pickling or whatever you want to do) is another way to reduce waste. Cheers for the holidays, and have a crafty one! CONTACTS: Creative Ways to Cut Your Holiday Waste, blog.epa. gov/2016/12/21/creative-ways-to-cut-your-holiday-waste/; “Tis the Season...To Take out the Trash?” https://www.neefusa.org/holidaywaste. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. See more at https://emagazine.com. To donate, visit https//earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

“Dusty Britches” here listening to John B. Sebastian… Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Wooden Ships album)… Eric Clapton, and some Stevie Ray Vaughn while looking out over the sunrise at Lake Cuyamaca and thinking ( in my empty space carried on my shoulders) about what happened to the year 2020. For a moment it was there, and now, almost gone... Just a blur set behind us. The trout plant happened last Tuesday… December 8th. 1,800 pounds of 2-3 pound rainbows, 800 pounds of 3 to 10 pound rainbows, and 400 pounds of trophy “lightning” trout… They are slow to come around. Everyone here is waiting for the bite to hit. Yes, we are open… although, no tents, and no R.V. overnight camping. My sincere apologies to Western Outdoor News for having to postpone the “Trout Cast” fishing derby. It was right there, knocking on the door, when the rug was pulled out from under us.

older lab (of 12 years) was reliving her younger days. She was standing in belly deep water at the launch ramp and had so many fish swimming around her, she didn’t know what to do… so she submerged her head and blew bubbles for a while… then lifted her head to the sky let out a bellow of sheer delight. Something beautiful about a wet lab’s head and face. She was in her hay-day once again. I think we added some years on her that morning… happy trails. “Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” ...Mark Twain “Tight Lines and Bent Rods… take a kid fishing”… Dusty Britches

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Interest In The Field Of Education (StatePoint) If your child is an effective communicator and a natural born leader, they may have what it takes to be an amazing teacher. However, a love of learning is fundamental to a career in education. Here are a few ways to cultivate a passion for learning and put this rewarding career path on your child’s radar: • Be a good role model: Whether it’s checking out library books and watching documentaries or pursuing an advanced degree, you can serve as role model by demonstrating the ways that learning can and should be a lifelong pursuit. • Be understanding: School is not always going to be easy. Avoid punishments and other negative consequences for less than stellar grades. Such an approach is unlikely going to motivate your child to work harder and may only backfire. Instead, start a conversation and find out what’s going on. There could be a larger issue causing the setback. • Make learning fun: You can help make sure that learning never feels like a chore by giving your child the space and tools to explore topics of interest to them. For example, if your child wants to learn to play a musical instrument, check out new tools that make the process fun and easy. For example, the range of keyboards available from Casio have built-in learning tools and also connect to the Chordana Play app, which can help budding musicians quickly take their skills to the next level. With the option to add any MIDI file into the app, your child can select the exact songs they want to learn. • Encourage peer-to-peer tutoring: Is your child excelling in a particular subject? Encourage them to help out classmates who may be struggling in the same area. Whether they volunteer their continued on page 12

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continued from page 5 your local chamber of commerce or neighborhood association for details. 2. Eat local. Support your neighbors by dining at locallyowned establishments. Getting takeout or having food delivered? Order directly from the restaurant rather than through third-party sites that take a cut. When it comes to food shopping, opt for neighborhood grocers, which often carry produce from small family-owned farms and other locally-sourced goods. Many offer the same curbside pickup and delivery options as major chains. 3. Uplift diverse-owned businesses. Keep in mind that minority- and women-owned businesses have been hard hit by COVID-19. Many are counting on your patronage right now to help them survive the holiday season and into the new year.

To help entrepreneurs stay open and support local jobs, Wells Fargo is deploying approximately $50 million from its Open for Business Fund to Community Development Financial Institutions across 32 states. The initiative focuses on increasing access to training and flexible capital that businesses can use for rent, utilities, payroll and other business needs. If you are a business owner looking for assistance and resources, visit wellsfargo.com/shoplocal to learn more. 4. Shine a light on your favorite business. Whether it’s expanding outdoor patios and installing heat lamps or updating tech to facilitate contactless checkout, small businesses have had to get creative to stay relevant. One simple way of supporting businesses as they make these changes is to follow them on social media and give positive reviews on websites like Yelp.

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As part of its “Many hearts. One community” campaign, Wells Fargo is highlighting the determination, resilience and creativity that so many small business have shown in 2020. “Community has meant everything to me,” says Kadijatu Ahene, owner of Dija’s Touch Designs, which benefitted from Wells Fargo and Local Initiatives Support Corporation working together. “The challenges we’re dealing with have brought us closer. Whether its friends and neighbors checking on me and my girls, delivering food and more, COVID has reminded us that we need each other to move forward in unity.”

Toys And Joys of Christmas There are so many kinds of toys and surprises that might be found under the tree. What are your favorite kinds of toys? One that I really like is my plastic, wind-up, walking chunk of cheddar cheese!

when I was looking for something else. The thing I’d thought I’d lost was there all the time, waiting for me to discover it and use it again. Faith is like that, sometimes when you think you’ve reached the end of your ability to believe, something or someone comes along to shore you up so that you can continue. I have great faith in the future and the abilities of the American people to preserve in these difficult times. We must love and speak lovingly about our country. A thing that is not loved will not grow properly. We must have faith in our personal abilities and in our potential as a people to grow stronger together. We must never forget the faith of our forefathers and what this country was built on. While the holidays pose their own special set of personal and financial challenges, it’s also a

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of the salt and 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper. 2. To the flour, add 1/2 tablespoon of the poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper, and mix well. Press the chicken into the flour on both sides, shake off the excess and set aside. 3. Make the pasta according to package directions. When the pasta is cooked, drain it but reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water to add to the sauce. 4. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil and butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until sizzling, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the seasoned chicken and pan-fry for 4 to 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. 5. Place the chicken on a plate and set aside. Add the onions to the pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the garlic, tomatoes, the remaining 1/2 tablespoon poultry seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 tablespoon cayenne, and the cloves or nutmeg and sugar. Turn heat to simmer, and cook to a sauce-like mixture, about 5-7 minutes. Add the reserved pasta cooking water as needed if the sauce is too thick. 6. Cut the chicken into strips and add it to the sauce. Stir in half of the parsley or basil. Top the drained pasta with the sauce and stir to combine over medium heat for about 1 to 2 minutes. To serve, sprinkle the pasta with the remaining parsley or basil and the grated cheese. Serves 4 to 6. ***

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might feel that you have all the answers right now. But it might be wise to listen to other ideas before you decide to close the lid on other possibilities. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bovines give and expect loyalty, so it might not be easy to reconcile with someone you feel let you down. Why not ask a neutral party to set up a clear-the-air meeting? GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Anticipating the holidays with family and friends fuels your must-do Gemini energies. But try to pace yourself so you'll be up for whatever comes along later. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) More background information might come through regarding a decision you expect to make. Be sure to check the source carefully before you move. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The strong, nurturing nature of the Lion comes through this week as you reach out to family and friends in need of your warm and loving support. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A relationship that has almost totally unraveled could be close to being restored with more effort on your part to be more patient and less judgmental. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of fair play is

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: OREN GROSVIRT-DRAMEN FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: OREN GROSVIRT-DRAMEN HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: OREN GROSVIRT-DRAMEN TO: OREN GROSVIRT DRAMEN IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 61 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101) on DECEMBER 28, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON November 12, 2020. LEGAL: 08657 Publish: November 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2020-9019604 SUNKING ORCHARDS 18056 Via Roswitha, Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067 (Mailing Address: PO Box 2004, Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067) The business is conducted by An Individual - F. David Bender, 18056 Via Roswitha, Rancho Sante Fe, CA 92067. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON November 21, 2020. LEGAL: 08664 Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2020-9019427 VALLEY CENTER JOURNAL 1410 Main Street, Ramona, CA 92065 (Mailing Address: PO Box 2214, Ramona, CA 92065) The business is conducted by An Individual - Michael Patrick Raher, 24731 Bjoin Road, Ramona, CA 92065. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON November 21, 2020. LEGAL: 08665 Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Case Number: 37-2020-00037945-CU-PT-NC

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: KASIA TALYSE HARRIS FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: KASIA TALYSE HARRIS HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: KASIA TALYSE HARRIS TO: KAZIA TALYZEN VALINOR IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 23 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081) on JANUARY 5, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON November 17, 2020. LEGAL: 08663 Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2020-9018697 a) SAN DIEGO COLLECTIBLES AND GIFTS b) LITTLE ITALY COLLECTIBLES AND GIFTS c) SAN DIEGO ANIME COMICS GAMES AND TRADING CARDS d) LITTLE ITALY ACCESSORIES AND JEWELRY e) SAN DIEGO COLLECTIBLES AND TOYS 1501 India Street #106, San Diego, CA 92101 (Mailing Address: PO Box 2000, Chula Vista, CA 92127) The business is conducted by An Individual - Maria Dolores Cabrera, 1501 India Street #219, San Diego, CA 92101. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/ COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON November 10, 2020. LEGAL: 08659 Publish: November 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2020-9019183 PROFIT4DENTISTS.COM 10035 Rue Chantemar, San Diego, CA 92131 The business is conducted by A Limited Liability Company - The Dentists Purchasing Company, LLC, 10035 Rue Chantemar, San Diego, CA 92131. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON November 20, 2020. LEGAL: 08667 Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Case Number: 37-2020-00043251-CU-PT-CTL

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: STEVA ALGOSH FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER:

STEVA ALGOSH HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: STEVA ALGOSH TO: STEVA WILSON IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 61 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101) on JANUARY 7, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON November 25, 2020. LEGAL: 08668 Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2020-9018201 TECH GUY 2012 Whispering Pines Dr, Julian CA 92036 (Mailing Address: PO Box 862, Julian, CA 92036) The business is conducted by An Individual - Christopher Dale Warnes, 2012 Whispering Pines Dr, Julian CA 92036. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON November 4, 2020.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2020-9019756 SUNRISE TAX SOLUTIONS 1832 Manzinita Ct, Vista, CA 92083 The business is conducted by An Individual - Debra Lynn Fidero, 1832 Manzinita Ct, Vista, CA 92083. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH ERNEST J. DRONENBURG JR., RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY ON December 3, 2020.

LEGAL: 08662 Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2020

LEGAL: 08669 Publish: December 16, 23, 30, 2020 and January 6, 2021

Hunger This Holiday Season continued from page 12

a continuation of Wells Fargo’s decade-long relationship with the Feeding America network which, since the start of the pandemic, has included efforts such as turning Wells Fargo corporate properties and branch locations into mobile food distribution centers. Additionally, during this holiday season, grants will be made internationally to food banks operating in Wells Fargo’s global footprint. “It was life-changing,” says Andrea Thomas, a single mother who received food assistance in Mesa, Ariz. “I didn’t have to figure out if I was going to pay for groceries or pay for rent to keep my household afloat.” So how can you get involved? There are 200 Feeding America

member food banks across the country, many of which need volunteers to help pack food boxes, distribute food at drivethrough pantries and more. Feeding America food banks have adjusted their practices to ensure social distancing to keep everyone safe. Contact your local food bank to see how you can help families in need. You can also join the fight to end hunger by making a donation. For more information, visit feedingamerica. org. While the issue of hunger is timely during the holidays, it doesn’t stop once the season is over. Year-round philanthropy, volunteerism and innovative efforts like drive-up food banks, can help meet the needs of families across America.

Spark You Child’s Interest In The Field Of Education continued from page 10

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LEGAL: 08658 Publish: November 25 and December 2, 9, 16, 2020

Case Number: 37-2020-00041147-CU-PT-CTL

strong this week, which can cause a problem with a longtime relationship. But in the end, you'll know what decision to make. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might not know all the facts behind an unwelcome development, so keep that Scorpion temper in check and resist lashing out at anyone. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) This is a good time to reinforce relationships -- family, friends, colleagues -- that might have been overlooked in recent years. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family situations continue to thrive. Business associations also improve. Some holiday plans might have to be shifted. Be flexible. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Avoid any influence of negative energy in this week's aspect by not allowing small problems to grow into large ones. Work them out immediately. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A friend might need advice on how to deal with a challenge to his or her moral values. And who better than you to give the honest answer? Good luck. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a sense of adventure that inspires others to follow your lead.

Wednesday - December 16, 2020

California Commentary continued from page 9

by the high-speed rail project, which Republicans see as a boondoggle. The inspector general’s report includes the findings of some 70 audits and 400 reviews conducted by Craft’s office during the last year. In some cases, auditors said contractors overcharged state and local agencies for labor and overhead costs and consulting work. In others, auditors said spending on construction work was not supported by documentation. Craft said Caltrans should seek reimbursement from agencies including the city of Tracy, the San Joaquin Council of Governments and the Southern California Assn. of Governments, which had $627,000 in disallowed information technology contractor billings, as well as other charges that were made after a contract expired. In one case, auditors found that Caltrans employees purchased and accepted mulch valued at $2.5 million that did not meet Caltrans’ standard specifications. “Contract management and safety policies and procedures were not consistently followed,” Craft’s report said. Investigations also substantiated complaints in employee misconduct cases involving misuse of computers and state vehicles, conflicts of interest, falsification of documents, neglect of duty, and misconduct involving

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harassment and drug or alcohol use, according to the report. Many of the complaints were received by an ethics hotline set up by Craft’s office. Though the findings have been turned over to Caltrans disciplinary officials, the report does not disclose details of each case and whether employees involved were reprimanded, suspended or fired. Craft presented her report at this week’s meeting of the California Transportation Commission, which was attended by officials including David Kim, secretary of the California State Transportation Agency, which includes Caltrans. “The role you play, the audit and investigation function, is so critically important to making sure that you hold all of us accountable and that we are conducting business in a legal and ethical way,” Kim said. Commissioner Yvonne Burke said Caltrans management needs to take Craft’s findings seriously. “We think that if there are issues that have to be addressed they should be addressed,” she told Caltrans officials. Fong, who is vice chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, said taxpayers have lost patience with mismanagement and high taxes as “fundamental problems persist.” “The status quo is not acceptable, and every Californian should be rightfully upset,” he said.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

Case Number: 37-2020-00044577-CU-PT-NC

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF: AMANDA CHRISTINE CARLSON KILLEBREW FOR CHANGE OF NAME PETITIONER: AMANDA CHRISTINE CARLSON KILLEBREW HAS FILED A PETITION FOR AN ORDER TO CHANGE NAMES FROM: AMANDA CHRISTINE CARLSON KILLEBREW TO: AMANDA CHRISTINE AURORA SKY IT IS ORDERED that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court in Department 23 of the San Diego County Superior Court at the address shown (325 S. Melrose Dr., Vista, CA 92081) on JANUARY 26, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., and show cause, if any, why the petition for a change of name should not be granted. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a copy of this ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE be published in the Julian News, a newspaper of general circulation published in this county, at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the day of the hearing. THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COURT CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT ON December 7, 2020. LEGAL: 08671 Publish: December 16, 23, 30, 2020 and January 6, 2021

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time bringing friends up to speed or turn it into a business, this is an excellent way for your child to hone instructional skills. When it comes to math and science, free online resources can help them dial in their own grasp of the material and get started tutoring. Check out Casio’s education resource page, which features lesson plans and webinars -- useful tools for students and educators of all ages. To access these resources, visit casioeducation.com. Today’s students are tomorrow’s teachers. By instilling a love of learning in your child, you may spark their interest in the field of education.

Fake Vaccines

continued from page 1 Interpol suspects much of the misinformation regarding fraudulent vaccines will take place online. The real vaccine won’t be distributed online, so avoid circumventing the process for what may seem like early access to the shot. “It looks like it, but it’s not really the original. People can be fooled, bamboozled, hoodwinked,” Fagbuyi said. Vaccines take time to develop, test, and be evaluated and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), said Benjamin Fenton, a healthcare attorney with Fenton Law Group. “My advice is to always be suspicious, and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is,” Fenton said. “Taking anything that is not FDA-approved can lead to extreme outcomes, including death.” Fagbuyi said this sort of problem tends to be a geopolitical issue, as some rural and under-resourced areas may be more targeted. “It can happen anywhere, but I think more so in areas where the technology and policing is not as available, areas where the government is not as stable, or where there may be factions,” Fagbuyi said. Typically, in the United States, these scam operations are swiftly identified and shut down, according to Fenton. “The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has launched Operation Stolen Promise 2.0 to combat criminal networks engaged in fraudulent COVID-19 activities, such as the production, sale, and distribution of unapproved or unauthorized COVID-19 products and drugs,” Fenton said. We’ve seen this type of fraud before This isn’t the first time some companies and criminal organizations have attempted to sell fraudulent medical products or drugs on the black market. “We’ve had many incidents of this before. You can go to the drug epidemic with regards to opiates and access to it and abuse of access to it,” Fagbuyi said. “That’s why you have regulatory bodies to help regulate these sorts of things, but they get onto the black market.” Throughout the pandemic, too, there have been several products falsely claiming to prevent or cure COVID-19. “The FDA has issued thousands of warning lettersTrusted Source to companies misleading the general public about cancer cures, cures for smoking illnesses, unproven dietary supplements, COVID-19 cures, and the list goes on,” Fenton said, noting that any drug claiming to do any of the above must be approved by the FDA. It’ll be crucial for local law enforcement to be on the lookout for fake COVID-19 vaccines. Fagbuyi is confident that people won’t be given a fake vaccine if they go through their local health department. “Don’t try to circumvent the system by trying to get something online or by a nonreputable source, because you could put yourself at risk,” Fagbuyi said. The bottom line - The top international law enforcement agency, Interpol, released a warning last week that organized crime networks may try to scam people into buying fraudulent COVID-19 vaccines. The pandemic has been fraught with companies selling fake or misleading products that claim to prevent or cure COVID-19. When a vaccine does become available, be on the lookout for fake vaccines, especially online. Only get vaccinated through a trusted healthcare provider or your local health department. Circumventing the official process could put your life at risk. Questions are like gifts - it's the thought behind them that the receiver really feels. We have to know the receiver to give the right gift and to ask the right question. Generic gifts and questions are all right, but personal gifts and questions feel better. — Glennon Doyle Melton