by lyle e davis
What follows is a rather skeptical piece I wrote about back in the Middle Ages when wifey and I were still married, followed by a more realistic look at cruising..
PART THE FIRST:
Wife and I are heading out for one of those 4 day cruises today.
We’ll hit Catalina, then off to
Ensenada, then return home.
This is our first cruise. I’ve held off primarily because I was worried about gaining weight. The food service on cruise ships is legendary but I figure I can’t get into too much trouble for four days.
I was thrilled to death to learn that I can rent a tuxedo for $150 a day so that I might be properly attired for the Captains party. I have advised wifey dear that no way in hell will
I pay $150 for a tuxedo rental, nor will I buy one, for a Captain’s party. I shan’t pay that kind of money to have a drink with a man I don’t know and probably don’t care to know. She advised me that she was sure we’d have a great time inasmuch as I had already begun to spell out precisely what I would *not* do while on the cruise.
I have also learned that they have a topless deck where all of the young
lovelies go to bare their chests. I will probably spend most of my brief vacation up there. A pal of mine who has been on the cruise tells me that most of the ladies on the passenger list as well as the topless deck are well into their wrinkles and liver spots. He also tells me that he brought a costume on his last 8 day cruise for the “costume party”. He was one of about 3 folk who brought a costume. He also told about the time he went to the lounge for some great night
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life. There were three people in the lounge, most of whom were pushing their walkers and drool cups. His point (and he did have one) was that the tv, magazine and newspaper ads that portray all of these lovely people with dazzling smiles, clear eyes, lovely complexions and oozing with sex appeal are, um, slightly overstated.
I told him I was terribly offended at his inference that writers would “gild the lily”, to paint word pictures that were less than accurate, to portray things in other than a factual manner.
I knew that you would all appreciate the way I stuck up for you.
The ship leaves at 5:30 tonight. We’ll leave here about noon, take a leisurely 2 hour drive to San Pedro, board the boat and kick back for awhile. I have no idea of what to expect but will file an intelligence report upon my return.
We’ll return sometime Friday morning so someone let the dog out once in a while.
PART THE SECOND:
When I first moved to Chicago from Omaha I was certain that I’d see gangsters with Tommyguns behind every bush, street gangs menacing me and my new bride,
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This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!
A Wife’s definition of retirement: Twice as much husband on half as much pay.
My wife thinks I put football before marriage, even though we just celebrated our third season together.
Try to remember that, with the exception of your parents and your children, most people will consider you an adult.
The world is divided into haves and have-nots: those who have a
cold, big city attitudes toward these young, bright eyed, rosy cheeked Cornhuskers.
I was wrong.
Oh, there were gangsters in Chicago, members of the Mafia; and you could meet them quite easily. We only lived about six blocks from Sam “Momo” Giancana’s house and would often take visiting relatives for a drive past “Moe’s house”.
But we were pretty much left alone by gangsters, by street gangs, and we found a lot of very warm, friendly Chicagoans.
Just as I was wrong with my initial impressions of Chicago so I was wrong with my first impressions of what it would be like to go cruising.
I had written in an earlier piece, somewhat skeptically, about my reservations concerning cruises. I had concerns about being expected to shell out $150 a day for a tuxedo just so I could attend the Captain’s party, about spavined old ladies baring their chests on the topless deck, about costume parties where no one wore a costume, nor attended, about sparsely attended night clubs during the evening entertainment (all of which had been told to me by a fellow Kiwanis member based on an 8 day trip to the Mexican Riviera that he had taken on the same ship).
In each of the above concerns I was wrong, wrong, right, and wrong.
sense of humor and those who do not.
My husband and I married for better or worse... He couldn’t do better and I couldn’t do worse.
When the letters on a page begin to thrash about and attack each other, it’s probably time to turn off the light and go to sleep.
Be humane: Don’t buy your treads from treadmills.
If you’ve ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this!
Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO.
The new boss was determined to rid the company of all slackers.
On a tour of the facilities, the CEO noticed a guy leaning against a wall. The room was full of workers and he wanted to let them know that he meant business.
Here, in fact, is what happened: The Ship
We sailed on Carnival’s “Holiday” cruise boat out of San Pedro. You could board the boat at noon for a 5:30pm sailing.
We chose to take a leisurely drive up the coast from San Diego and arrived at 3:30. The brochures say you are not allowed to bring alcohol on board. That’s poppycock and is propagated so that you might be forced to purchase alcohol from the ship, at expensive prices. We stopped before boarding and bought 3 nice bottles of wine, a fume’ blanc, a reisling, a chardonnay.
You drive up to the embarkation/ debarkation point and drop off your luggage and spouse. I parked the car (4 day parking at $6 per day = $24.00, payable in advance). Easy walk up the ramp to meet the wife, luggage already collected and sent to your stateroom. We sign the credit card voucher that gives us a “Sail and Sign” card, allowing us to sign for all purchases, receive our boarding passes and we complete our check-in; takes a matter of minutes, and we board the ship. Quick, efficient, friendly, painless.
The room is spacious, large picture window with a lovely view of the harbor. My travel agent had a fresh fruit basket awaiting our room arrival. We are on the Upper Deck, deck number 6, about 10 feet from two of eight elevators. There are,
I believe, 10 decks. We were midlevel and very comfortable. Above us were Empress, America, Promenade, Lido and Verandah decks. The higher you go the more expensive your stateroom is.
Our cost is $249 per person plus $90 for port charges. Our total cost for passage/room/food/port charges was $592.00. We only spent $111 on on-board charges, mostly on cocktails and/or wine by the glass with some of our meals. Included in that amount was $25 for 3 liters of Teacher’s Scotch and about $20 for Quality Street chocolates. Wine by the glass runs from $3.50 to $4.75. They always have special “cocktails of the day”, usually colorful rum concoctions in fancy glasses, that run $5.75 and you get to keep the glass. Tips were $69. We probably spent about $30 in gasoline. Combined total costs, including parking, $826.00. This, I think, is not bad at all.
$206.50 per day to accomodate room, outstanding food, evening entertainment, superb relaxation, tips, parking, transport.
The Different Decks and Features
Moving around the ship is easy, two elevators quickly carry guests from one deck to the other.
First place we headed was the Verandah. That’s where the topless deck is located. There is a sign that
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He asked the guy, “How much money do you make a week?”
A little surprised, the young man looked at him and said, “I make $400 a week. Why?”
The CEO said, “Wait right here.” He walked back to his office, came back in two minutes, and handed the guy $1,600 in cash and said, “Here’s four weeks’ pay. Now GET OUT and don’t come back..”
Feeling pretty good about himself, the CEO looked around the room and asked, “Does anyone want to tell me what that goofball did here?”
From across the room a voice said,
“Pizza delivery guy from Domino’s.”
A police officer pulls over a speeding car. The officer says, “I clocked you at 80 miles per hour, sir.”
The driver says, “Goodness, officer, I had it on cruise control at 60; perhaps your radar gun needs calibrating.”
Not looking up from her knitting the wife says: “Now don’t be silly, dear -- you know that this car doesn’t have cruise control”
As the officer writes out the ticket, the driver looks over at his wife and growls, “Can’t you please keep your mouth shut for once!!?”
The wife smiles demurely and says, “Well dear you should be thankful your radar detector went off when it did or your speed would have been higher.”
As the officer makes out the second ticket for the illegal radar detector unit, the man glowers at his wife and says through clenched teeth, “Woman, can’t you keep your mouth shut?”
The officer frowns and says, “And I notice that you’re not wearing
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your seat belt, sir. That’s an automatic $75 fine.”
The driver says, “Yeah, well, you see, officer, I had it on, but I took it off when you pulled me over so that I could get my license out of my back pocket.”
The wife says, “Now, dear, you know very well that you didn’t have your seat belt on. You never wear your seat belt when you’re driving.”
And as the police officer is writing out the third ticket, the driver turns to his wife and barks, “WILL YOU PLEASE SHUT UP?”
The officer looks over at the woman and asks, “Does your husband always talk to you this way, Ma’am?”
I love this part.......
“Only when he’s been drinking.”
WAR OF 1812 AT WALMART
Yesterday, I wore my Vietnam Veteran cap to Wal-Mart. There was nothing in particular that I needed at the world’s largest retailer; but, since I retired, trips to “Wally World” to look at the Walmartians is always good for some comic relief.
Besides, I always feel pretty normal after seeing some of the people that frequent the establishment. But, I digress, . . . enough of my psychological fixations. While standing in line to check out, the guy in front of me, probably in his early thirties, asked, “Are you a Viet Nam Vet?”
“No,” I replied.
“Then why are you wearing that cap?”
“Because I couldn’t find the one from the War of 1812 . . .”
I thought it was a snappy retort.
“The War of 1812, huh?” the Walmartian queried, “When was that?”
God forgive me, but I couldn’t pass up such an opportunity.
“1946”, I answered, as straightfaced as possible.
He pondered my response for a moment and responded, “Why do they call it the War of 1812 if it was in 1946?”
“It was a Black Op. No one is
supposed to know about it.” This was beginning to become fun!
“Dude! Really?” He exclaimed. “How did you get to do something that COOOOL?”
I glanced furtively around me for effect, leaned toward the guy and in a low voice said, “I’m not sure. I was the only Caucasian on the mission.”
“Dude,” he was really getting excited about what he was hearing, “that is seriously awesome! But, didn’t you kind of stand out?”
“Not really. The other guys were wearing white camouflage.”
The moron nodded knowingly.
“Listen man,” I said in a very serious tone, “You can’t tell anyone about this. It’s still ‘top secret’ and I shouldn’t have said anything.”
“Oh yeah?” he gave me the ‘don’t threaten me look.’ “Like, what’s gonna happen if I do?”
With a really hard look I said, “You have a family don’t you? We wouldn’t want anything to happen to them, would we?”
The guy gulped, left his basket where it was and fled through the door. The lady behind me started laughing so hard I thought she was about to have a heart attack. I just grinned at her.
After checking out and going to the parking lot, I saw dimwit leaning in a car window talking to a young woman.
Upon catching sight of me he started pointing excitedly in my direction.
Giving him another ‘deadly’ serious look, I made the ‘I see you’ gesture. He turned kind of pale, jumped in the car and sped out of the parking lot.
What a great time! Tomorrow I’m going back, wearing my Homeland Security cap.
Then the next day I will go to the driver’s license bureau wearing my Border Patrol hat, and see how long it takes to empty the place.
Whoever said retirement is boring? You just need to wear the right kind of cap!
See you guys at Walmart!
One Sunday in a Midwest City, a young child was “acting up” during the morning worship hour.
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday Mar 8, 2023
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Advanced Automotive Services
324 N. Vinewood Street
Escondido, CA 92029
Free to Attend
Join the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce, Connor Lee Thomas and his crew at Advanced Automotive Services as we celebrate their new location and Grand Opening with an official Ribbon Cutting ceremony.
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Please join us as we celebrate with Connor and his talented team and welcome Advanced Automotive Services officially into the Escondido business community!
Adoption Meet and Greet at Petsmart in Oceanside
Friday, March 10, 2023 12:00pm - 2:00pm 3420 Marron Rd Oceanside, CA 92056
San Diego Humane will be supporting Petsmart Charities for their National Adoption Week. Join us to find your new best friend at Petsmart on Fri. March 10 from 12-2 p.m. in Oceanside. There will be 2-3 adoptable dogs attending!
Escondido Public Library
2nd Saturday Concert
Saturday, March 11, 2023 • 3-4:30pm
Turrentine Room • All ages
Dana Cooper has had a vast career, and is known for insightful storytelling & songwriting, as well as his impressive guitar and harmonica playing.
Saturday, Mar. 18, 11 am $65 per participant
Bring your favorite pet photo to life! Lovejoy Creations is hosting a Paint your Pet Workshop at our San Diego Campus. In this selfpaced workshop you can choose your style - realistic or pop artand work on different skills including brush control, color mixing and highlights. Lovejoy Creations will donate 15% of your purchase to saving animals at San Diego Humane Society.
Visit https://lovejoycreations.com/ sign-up-for-classes/sdhs to register.
Free Estate Planning Seminar with San Diego Humane Society Thursday, Mar. 23, 10-11:30 am Virtual
To help ensure your legacy plan is up to date and provisions for your pets and loved ones are in order, join us for a free virtual estate planning seminar with attorney Mark Drobny. Mark will share tips and tricks on securing your legacy and caring for the people, animals and causes that matter to you.
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• How to set up your estate plan
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SDG&E Invites Public to Participate in Forum
San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) would like to hear from you. You are invited to participate in a public forum, also called a Public Participation Hearing (PPH), about SDG&E’s 2024 General Rate Case (GRC) application. At the public forum, you can make comments and raise concerns with the CPUC’s Administrative Law Judge (Judge) who is overseeing this rate increase request.
Four Public Participation Hearings will be held as part of a formal proceeding. They will be transcribed and placed into the formal record that the CPUC uses to decide about SDG&E’s request. As part of the CPUC’s ongoing efforts to protect customers and community members and to provide the greatest access, the March 23 hearing will be held in person and the March 6 and 15 hearings will be held virtually.
You can also provide written public comments at any time during the proceeding at apps.cpuc. ca.gov/c/A2205016.
Where and when will these Hearings be held?
March 6, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
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Phone Number: 800-857-1917
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March 23, 2023
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Sherman Heights Community Center Multi-purpose Room, 2nd Floor
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For SDG&E’s March 23, 2023, PPH, please note:
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We have an new advertiser a few yeas ago. who helps folks plan preneed final expenses. He got me to thinking about the issue ... an issue that all too often is overlooked in our day to day activities
Several years ago I met with long time pal and fellow Kiwanian, Dick Jungas. He and his wife, Marcia, own California Funeral Alternatives.
Man About Town
By lyle e davisThings we don’t talk about . . . but should:
Death. And dying. Just two examples.
Remember way back when ... when one did not discuss cancer? Or even pregnancy? Archaic thinking then. And, unfortunately, much of that archaic thinking remains when we consider death and dying.
With Dick’s help I planned out my final arrangements. So, when my time comes to join the invisible choir, my family and friends need not worry about the disposition of this old carcass of mine.
We all have different wants and desires and each of us should be able to make our final arrangements the way we want them . . . not some stranger, or some family member who is impacted heavily emotionally when decisions need to be made.
In my case, I opted for the simplest, cheapest disposition available. That’s what I want and that’s what Dick Jungas and his staff, and
cialized accommodations or a language interpreter, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office using the contact information at the end of this notice at least five business days before the Public Forum you plan to attend. If you wish to make a public comment please sign-up at the Public Advisor’s table.
Why is SDG&E requesting this rate increase?
On May 16, 2022, SDG&E filed its 2024 General Rate Case application (A.22-05-016) with the CPUC. The application, as updated in October 2022, requests authority to increase revenues for 2024-2027. SDG&E is requesting to increase revenues by $449 million (17.6% increase over 2023 expected revenues) in 2024. This application also includes requested increases of $315 million (10.5%) in 2025, $306 million (9.2%) in 2026, and $279 million (7.7%) in 2027. The cumulative requested revenue increase is $3,633 million.
Every four years, SDG&E is required to file a GRC application with the CPUC to set annual revenues. Annual revenues are the total amount of money a utility is allowed to collect through rates in a given year. The revenues requested in this application pay for the costs of owning and operating electric distribution and
my successor trustee, will see that those plans are adhered to.
While Dick’s firm specializes in cremations, I opted for regular burial, in a military cemetery, no funeral, no graveside services, no embalming (just put me on ice), no church. Later, if someone wants to have a memorial service, that’s fine . . . as long as there is no preaching.
My good friend, Dick Huls, should I predecease him, is welcome to attend and, if he chooses, to speak about me. Dick, a retired pastor, knows my religious views, and respects them. He and I meet once or twice a month for coffee and discuss world events, local events and, only occasionally, religious views and philosophies.
He and I have different religious views but we truly love, admire and respect one another.
But that’s me. Others have different viewpoints and wishes.
My ex-wife, Mary, wants a traditional funeral, with burial. Embalming, a nice casket. The works. Eldest son, Scott, wants to be bur-
generation facilities and maintaining gas infrastructure. This application does not include the cost to purchase natural gas and electricity for SDG&E customers and does not determine how revenues are assigned to customer groups. Those are evaluated and authorized in separate proceedings.
SDG&E is requesting this increase to:
• Continue to invest in its gas and electric systems to enhance safety and reliability, and to manage risks that could impact its employees, customers, and/or system;
• Invest in its electricity and gas systems and technologies that advance clean energy for customers and the environment;
• Fund support services and to provide SDG&E’s customers with safe, reliable and responsive customer service;
• Meet regulatory and compliance requirements driven by system safety and reliability and environmental compliance; and
• Invest in efforts and programs to maintain a highly trained, qualified, and diverse workforce.
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ied at sea. (Yes, it is not only legal but fairly common. Both Dick Jungas and Dick Huls have presided over sea burials).
My partner in The Paper, Evelyn Madison, seems to prefer a traditional funeral.
Whether your preference is a traditional funeral, simple disposition, burial at sea, or cremation, you should make those arrangements now and not burden your family with difficult decisions when they are least able to think logically and realistically because of heavy emotion.
Dick Huls, who has often counseled invididuals and families on pre-need planning, emphasizes this. “It’s always best,” he says, “to reduce your wishes to writing . . . then meet with the family ahead of time, prior to your demise, and go over your wishes with them. That
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says. . “Adults Only - Topless Area - No Cameras, No Videocams”. Sure enough, there were two rather attractive gals sunbathing. Topless. They had arrived at noon or 1pm, then headed for the topless deck to sip on cocktails and get some sun. My wife and I would spend two of our four days on this deck.
The guests on this deck are generally equally divided between those who sunbathe topless and those who don’t. Some come there because, being an Adult deck, there are no kids allowed and one can read in peace without the squeals and laughter of young ‘uns. They may or may not sunbathe topless.
Somewhat to my surprise, Mary felt quite comfortable sunbathing topless. She is from Scotland and tends to be fairly provinical in many things, but she got with the program and enjoyed herself. She also got a wonderful tan.
So, I was wrong about spavine chested elderly ladies sunbathing on the topless deck. Quite attractive folks, people of all descriptions, nice figures, portly, quite large, thin as a rail. Small busted, medium busted, large busted. Most all kinds were there.
We then descended to the Lido Deck. That’s where the pools are, both a children’s pool and a regular (though small) pool, filled with sea water. Upon our arrival there was a Calypso band playing and singing. Quite pleasant entertainment. A number of guests had already
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The parents did their best to maintain some sense of order in the pew but were losing the battle.
Finally, the father picked the little fellow up and walked sternly up the aisle on his way out.
Just before reaching the safety of the foyer, the little one called loudly to the congregation, “Pray for me! Pray for me!”
One particular four-year old prayed, “And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.”
A little boy was overheard praying:
“Lord, if you can’t make me a better boy, don’t worry about it.
pulled up deck chairs, were in swimsuits, and were sipping on cocktails.
There are two main dining rooms, the Four Winds and the Seven Seas. There is an early and late seating. We chose the early seating (6pm) as we could then relax for an hour after dinner and then head to the Entertainment Lounge and take in a show, which they had every night at 8:30 and again at 10:30.
The main dining rooms are similar to most gourmet type restaurants you would find on land. Well appointed, large wait staff, prompt service. First night out was casual wear, second night was, ostensibly, a formal night. This was the night that you were supposedly to wear a tux and meet the Captain. I found out that you need not wear a tux. . .slacks, sport coat is fine, suit and tie, fine. Only about 20% of the men wore tuxes. . all of the ladies were gussied up. Mary looked beautiful and had a radiant smile all evening.
So I was wrong about having to wear a tux. The Cruise Line promotes this but, not wanting a guest mutiny, it is not enforced.
You may, if you wish, order six appetizers, four entrees, a dozen desserts. Anything you want. We were, I thought, rather normal. We’d have an appetizer, a soup, an entree, a dessert. . .perhaps an after dinner coffee. On two occasions I ordered two appetizers (I love shrimp cocktails, for example) and two desserts (lime sherbert and a chocolate eclair), but, on balance, I thought I was quite conservative in my dining. . .but I enjoyed all
I’m having a real good time like I am.”
A Sunday School teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, “And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?”
One bright little girl replied, “Because people are sleeping.”
A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, looking at the old pages as he turned them.
Then something fell out of the Bible.
He picked it up and looked at it closely.
It was an old leaf from a tree that has been pressed in between the pages.
Both Main Dining Rooms are located on the Promenade deck as well as the gambling casino, a number of speciality restaurants and night clubs, game room, snack bars and grills, photo lane, gift shops, etc.
Next deck down is the America. Duty free shops and the Americana Entertainment Showroom. State of the art equipment, lights, sound, laser equipment. . .beautifully decorated, excellent seats, fantastic curtain.
he remaining decks, for the most part, are comprised of staterooms.
In the Americana Entertainment Showroom I found the orchestra and choreography superb, dancers marvelous, orchestra outstanding, male lead singer excellent, female lead singer lame. Supporting acts, juggler/comedian, illusionists, ventriloquist, were good, entertaining. . .the entire entertainment schedule I would rate as good, not great. Several notches below a Las Vegas show.
There were a variety of other entertainers stationed throughout the ship, the previously mentioned Calypso singers on the Lido deck, a country band on the Promenade deck (excellent musicians but hopeless in terms of showmanship; lead singer, a gal, sang well but looked like a cadaver with nary a smile.
Instead of segueing from one tune to another with a brief introduction they’d talk amongst themselves, dawdle, etc.), a solo guitarist and singer, also on the Promenade
“Mama, look what I found,” the boy called out..
“What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.
With astonishment in the young boy’s voice he answered, “It’s Adam ‘s suit”.
The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went.
Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again.
After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, “If he gets loose, will he hurt us?”
Six-year old Angie , and her
deck. Reasonably good singer but I felt sorry for him. . .no one would stop to listen to him.
There were no costume parties on board. Some cruise ships have ‘em. We didn’t. I was grateful for this. Hate costume parties.
There was plenty of entertainment, music, people, dancing and singing, in most of the lounges. I was amazed at the quality of singers we had amongst our guests. They had a karaoke party at the Tahiti Lounge and out of about 10 singers, 7 were really quite good, at least two of which could probably sing professionally. Some young gal named MacKenzie, probably 14 or 15, sang three times and was off key, out of tune, and had a terrible voice to boot. She finally chased us off. I’d listened to her three times, couldn’t handle a fourth. About 15 people left at the same time we did. She was bad. . .most of the karoake singers were quite good.
We visited Catalina Island and Ensenada.
After leaving San Pedro we sailed all night and were in Catalina’s harbor when we awakened. Can’t remember when I’ve slept so well.
We had been to Catalina before and
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four-year old brother, Joel, were sitting together in church.
Joel giggled, sang and talked out loud.
Finally, his big sister had had enough.
“You’re not supposed to talk out loud in church.”
“Why? Who’s going to stop me?” Joel asked.
Angie pointed to the back of the church and said, “See those two men standing by the door? They’re hushers.”
My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?”
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Immediate Action is Needed
Gas prices are rising again and Californians need relief. Completely eliminating our highestin-the-nation gas tax would be an important step, but that’s a nonstarter as far as the Sacramento majority is concerned. But, with the Governor’s approval, other steps can be taken immediately.
Last week my colleagues and I wrote a letter to the Governor asking him to take concrete steps to help reduce the gasoline price spikes we’ve seen in recent weeks and to reduce or eliminate the cost increases likely to occur this summer. First of all, we ask that the transition from winter to summer-blend gasoline be delayed. Refineries can produce more winter-blend than summerblend, which will increase supply and lower costs. We can also extend the partial diesel tax exemption to reduce commercial transportation costs and lower prices of consumer products. The exemption is currently scheduled to end September 30th – it should be extended.
The gas tax imposed on Californians by Senate Bill 1 in 2017 will soon increase, even though the tax is already more than 50 percent above the national av-
erage. The Governor proposed pausing the 6 percent increase scheduled in 2022, but the proposal was not implemented. This year we’re hoping he will reconsider, and suspend the 8 percent increase coming July 1st.
These proposals are small steps that can be taken immediately. Long-term, we’ll need to grapple with the fact that California is an energy island, and that the oil we use here is either drilled here, or shipped in by tanker. As with any commodity, the greater the supply, the lower the cost. But that’s another discussion we’ll need to have going forward. These proposals can be implemented now, with the stroke of a pen.
To view our letter to the Governor, please click here.
An electronic version of this article is available at: https://ad75. asmrc.org
Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R- Valley Center, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the cities of Poway, Santee, portions of the City of San Diego, and most of rural eastern and northern San Diego County.
A Word from San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones
The Big Switch from Gas to Electrical Vehicles
As our nation continues to see the impact of gas vehicles on our earth, the City understands the immediate action that must be taken to lower our greenhouse gas emissions. As a leader, it is important to guide our current and future generation to a better future, which is why I am excited to share the launch of our new Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) Grant Rebate Program as part of the City’s Climate Action Plan.
The program offers two grant types, a residential grant and a commercial/non-residential grant.
Residential applicants can apply for Level 1 or Level 2 chargers and commercial applicants can apply for Level 2 or Level 3/ DC Fast Chargers for the EVCS Grant Rebate Program. The program supports residential rebates of up to $900 per charger and
SANDAG’s Weighted Vote
In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 805. While there wasn’t much publicity at the time, the measure was proposed by state legislatures in Sacramento, and now the power is being abused at SANDAG.
The weighted vote gives more power to the more populated cities. For example, the City of San Diego and Chula Vista are given about 50% of the vote. This is similar to Congress. However, for a bill to pass federally, it must also pass throughthe Senate, which is equally divided by each state. This balance ensures meaningful input from both large and small states.
This is how the voting system used to work at SANDAG. In order for legislation to pass, it would have to be approved by a tally vote (each representative has 1 vote) and a weighted vote (each jurisdiction gets more or fewer votes based on population). With AB 805, the tally vote can simply be overridden by the weighted
vote, and a couple of the nineteen jurisdictions can rule over the region.
One of the most frustrating parts of AB 805 is that most of this region doesn’t get a meaningful vote to determine outcomes worth billions of dollars that dramatically affect their lives. Chula Vista and the City of San Diego drive where all the transportation should go throughout San Diego County and who will pay for it.
The old voting system at SANDAG encouraged both parties to compromise, for the good of the region, in order to pass legislation through both a tally vote and a weighted vote. The new system disenfranchises smaller cities, most of which are in North County, and there is a feeling of taxation without representation.
San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond, 1600 Pacific Highway, #335, San Diego, CA 92101, United States http:// www.supervisorjimdesmond.com/
by Christopher Elliott
My Samsung Tablet Won’t Hold a Charge Is my warranty dead, too?
John Baldwin’s Samsung tablet won’t hold a charge. He wants to file a warranty claim. Samsung says the device is out of warranty. Is it?
Q: Last year, I ordered a Samsung Tablet 7A Lite online directly from the company to replace a Samsung Tablet S2. I replaced the S2 because it could no longer hold a charge after several years of use.
commercial rebates up to $1,800 per charger.
For more information, visit the City’s Sustainability webpage and for any additional questions, contact Saima Qureshy, Sustainability Program Manager at email@example.com or Song LeBaron, Sr. Management Analyst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new tablet worked fine until about two months ago. I hadn’t been using it very often, mainly because every time I tried to use it, the battery was dead. A month ago I began deleting the apps I identified were using significant amounts of the battery’s power, but that didn’t solve the problem. I eventually deleted or forcestopped every app that was drawing even the smallest amount of power, but the device still died. I’ve owned two Samsung tablets and both had a battery life that was much shorter than I expected.
Before my warranty expired, I called Samsung’s customer service department. But a Samsung representative said my warranty had expired a month ago.
How could that happen? The Samsung representative didn’t know. It’s possible the tablet I received was not new, as advertised.
To prove that the warranty period in his file was wrong (yes, it was up to me to prove it), Samsung asked me to email him a copy of my receipt, which I immediately did. I called to follow up on my request a week later, and a representative said Samsung had canceled my request because I didn’t answer my phone when the company tried to call.
Samsung has made me jump
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5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond
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By Tom Morrow
Harry S. Truman was elected Franklin Roosvelt’s vice president in the election of 1944. He took office in January of 1945 – less than three months later FDR was dead and Truman was moved into the White House. Among his detractors behind his back, Truman was known as “His Accidentcy.”
He started his political career as a Missouri county judge (supervisor) and because of questionable support from a Kansas City political boss, there always was a bit of a cloud over his head. In 1935, Truman ascended to the U.S. Senate and a decade later he found himself in the White House.
Truman’s background is rich in history – too much for this small space. There are six major points to know about this Missouri farmer who led the nation.
Historically Speaking Harry Truman – His ‘Accidentcy’
• He was a captain of a U.S. Army field artillery unit during World War I
• His first success in elective office as a county judge.
• His momentous decision to drop the atom bomb ending World War II.
• His organizational skills in feeding Europe and forming the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
• He authorized the troop commitment in the Korean war.
• He introduced civil rights and integrated the Armed Forces. Truman probably wouldn’t have succeeded had it not been for the financial backing, advice and encouragement of Kansas City political boss Tom Prendergast. There’s no indication he ever accepted anything but above-board advice and financial support for campaigning. Still, his friendship with the K.C. boss followed Truman right into the White House.
Elected a Jackson County judge in 1922, Truman had the responsibility of letting bids to contractors, not the least of which were paving companies. Prendergast owned a paving company and expected his friend to give him the nod. When Truman issued the contract to another company, Prendergast wanted an explanation.
“Your roads fall apart because of shoddy work,” Truman replied. “Farmers need market roads they can depend on.”
It wouldn’t be the only time Truman served as a watchdog for the taxpayer.
Born May 8, 1884, Harry S. Truman was the 33rd president of the United States serv ing from 1945 to 1953, succeeding the office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He had been vice president for not quite three months (FDR died April 12 1945).
Truman grew up in Indepen dence, Missouri, and during World War I, he was sent to France as a captain in the Field Artillery. Returning home, he opened a haberdashery in Kansas City and was later elected as a Jackson County official. Truman was elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri in 1934 and gained national prominence as chairman of the Truman Senate Committee aimed at reducing industrial waste and inefficiency in the early days of World War II. He caused havoc among armament manufacturers,
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exposing wasteful spending and shoddy production of weapons and vehicles.
After their election, there’s only one recorded meeting between FDR and Truman. When he assumed the presidency, unaware of its existence, Truman was advised of the secret atom bomb, which was ready to be tested and used. He was told dropping the bomb could save up to 1 million American and Japanese lives. In deliberate fashion, Truman authorized the first and only use of nuclear weapons in war. It ended World War II. After the onset of the Cold War in 1948, Truman oversaw the Berlin Airlift and Marshall Plan to feed warravished Europe. When North Korea invaded South Korea in 1950, he gained United Nations approval to intervene in what became known as the Korean War.
In 1948, Truman submitted the first comprehensive civil rights legislation to start racial integration in the military and federal agencies.
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Lyft charged me $80 for damage to a car. But it wasn’t me!
Lyft surprises So Do with an $80 charge after a recent ride. The driver claims she damaged the car. But she says it wasn’t her. How does she prove her innocence?
Q: I have a problem with Lyft. After a recent ride, the company charged my card a $80 cleaning fee.
When I got into the car, I told the driver that there were some leaves from the previous passenger on the floor. It had nothing to do with me.
Lyft did not send me any evidence of the damage. When I asked about the claim, it finally sent photos. But the pictures didn’t make any sense. I sat directly behind the driver, but the leaves were on the passenger side.
The damage looks exaggerated. The driver had taken close-up shots of the leaves, making the entire car look dirty. It could have been easily vacuumed out in less than a minute. It is not $80 worth of damage. Can you help me?
~ So Do, Hercules, Calif.
A: If you messed up your Lyft, you should pay for the cleanup. But after reviewing your case and Lyft’s claim against you, I have serious doubts that you were the guilty party.
I’ve seen dozens of cases like this. Lyft first tries to charge your card and then sends scant documentation. When you appeal, you get a form letter that says, “We re-opened your case and after extensive review of the infor-
mation provided by both you and the Driver, no adjustments will be made to this claim.”
But Lyft didn’t share the driver’s written report with you. Also, the photos it sent had no metadata. So you don’t know if the driver took them after your ride or a year ago. Lyft also doesn’t require its drivers to prove they paid to have their cars cleaned (Uber does).
As I looked at the correspondence between you and the company, I concluded that Lyft had not proven its case. It needed to send timestamped photos and the driver’s report to make a convincing case that you were responsible for the leaf incident. But it wouldn’t.
Never get into a rideshare car where there’s pre-existing dam-
age. Instead, ask the driver to note the debris -- and take lots of pictures. Otherwise, there’s an excellent chance the driver will ask you to pay for the cleanup.
In a situation like this, you could have appealed to one of Lyft’s executives. I list their names, numbers and email addresses on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott. org. Lyft’s system for resolving problems with damage is a cycle of claims, appeals and denial, from which there’s no escape. It allows the company’s drivers to perpetuate the Lyft vomit scam, charging riders for nonexistent damage.
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Luggage Etiquette: Do’s & Don’ts for Claiming Your Bags
by Christopher Elliott
What is it about the luggage carousel that brings out the worst in air travelers?
Marcia Sherrill almost asked that question out loud when she landed in New York recently and watched a spectacle unfold.
“They were climbing over people and knocking into the folks in front of them when they spotted their bag,” remembers Sherrill, a clothing designer from New York.
By contrast, the scene was more civil when she arrived in London a few days earlier.
“They stood back, giving all travelers access to their bags, with great courtesy,” she recalls.
Let’s talk about luggage claim etiquette. According to numerous subject matter experts, there was a complete breakdown of decorum this summer. Remember the guy who crawled through the luggage carousel in Cleveland? And this year hasn’t been much better. Too often, it’s a rush to the claim area, followed by something close to a riot as the luggage comes off the conveyor belt.
“If air travel is a pain, then luggage is an even bigger pain,” says Kathy Palmer, a frequent air traveler and nurse from Baltimore.
Rosalinda Oropeza Randall, an etiquette and civility expert, says she’s baffled by our behavior at the luggage carousel.
“When it comes to baggage claim, there are always a few passengers who firmly position themselves directly in front of the delivery chute, ready to grab their luggage as though it’s their only chance,” she says.
Should you crowd around the conveyor belt? If not, how far back should you stand? When is it OK to touch or move someone else’s bag? Is it acceptable to ask someone else to help you with your luggage -- and if so, when? What are some do’s and don’ts when one of your bags goes missing?
Is it ever acceptable to crowd around the luggage carousel?
In a word, no.
“Everyone should stand in such a way that everyone has a direct view of the belt and direct access to the belt without needing to push anyone aside,” says Nick Leighton, etiquette expert and host of the weekly etiquette podcast,
Were You Raised By Wolves? “To achieve this, this means that everyone needs to space out around the entire circumference of the carousel as well as stand at least three feet away from the belt itself.”
Some airports even have lines on the floor at the luggage carousels to keep people back from the belt. But in Japan, there are generally no marked luggage exclusion zones; Japanese passengers give each other space. Only foreign air travelers cross the invisible line and crowd the carousel.
There’s no agreement on the exact amount of space. Karen Villano, a ticket agent for a major airline, says the minimum clearance is two feet. “That allows travelers to step forward to grab their bag as it comes out onto the carousel,” she says. But I’ve seen the “stand back” line as far away as five feet. A minimum safe distance is at least two feet, but you should give yourself a little extra room.
Is it acceptable to ask someone else to help you with your luggage?
Your fellow passengers are not luggage porters. But some exceptions apply.
“If you need help to pull your luggage off the ramp, you can ask,” says Adeodata Czink, an etiquette consultant with Business of Manners.
Czink can’t always lift her luggage at the airport. She finds a younger passenger and then says, “That blue bag is mine -- could you please help pull it down?” she says. “I have done so several times, and nobody had a problem with helping me.”
But, say Czink and other etiquette professionals, do not treat your fellow passengers as if they are your
private luggage valets. That could push your fellow travelers over the edge.
Is it OK to touch someone else’s bag?
It depends, say etiquette experts.
“Generally, it is expected that other people will occasionally be touching your luggage when you’re at the carousel,” says Jodi RR Smith, an etiquette expert with Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting. “Clearly, they should not be taking it home with them.”
But she says many bags look alike. Other passengers may need to touch the bag in order to see the name tag.
“I have seen polite people rotate bags as they slide down the chute to make sure the handles are facing outwards and that there are no piggybacking bags -- one bag on top of the other, making the bottom bag difficult to reach,” she says.
So now you know not to crowd the conveyor belt, handle others’ bags only when absolutely necessary, and don’t ask other passengers to be your personal porter. But there’s more to luggage etiquette than that.
The question no one is asking is: Why is this happening? Why do people rush to the carousel as if they only have one chance to claim their luggage? Do they think that if once is disappears into the chute, it’s gone forever? Why do they act so uncivilized in the luggage claim area?
The answer is clear. Airlines not only charge extra for luggage, they still haven’t figured out a way to stop losing it. Passengers are anxious when they arrive at the carousel because they don’t know if
their checked luggage made it. This uncertainty makes them crowd the luggage carousel and engage in other antisocial behavior.
We shouldn’t blame passengers for the breakdown of civility at the luggage carousel, at least not entirely. No, this is also an airline problem. And as long as airlines keep losing your bags, the carousel craziness will continue.
In the meantime, don’t check your luggage -- carry it on the plane.
Luggage Tips at the Conveyor Belt
Track your bag
“I use an AirTag so I always know where my bag is,” says Mike Sweat, a retired geophysicist and frequent air traveler from Lansing, Mich. Knowing the location of your luggage will also reduce stress when you’re at the carousel, allowing you to wait patiently with the crowd until your bag shows up.
Double-check your luggage before you leave
“Check the tag before walking away,” says Diane Gottsman, who runs the Protocol School of Texas. Most black bags look the same. The only distinguishing feature is often your tag. You can avoid such a mix-up by buying a bag that is not black. Any color other than black will do. And mark it with a unique name tag to help distinguish it from all the others.
Be patient. If your bag doesn’t show up, keep your composure (as in, don’t climb on the conveyor belt looking for it). “Do not panic,” says Pallavi Sadekar, head of operations at travel insurance company Visitorguard.com. Instead, report your missing bag to the airline.
Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers consumers to solve their problems and helps those who can’t. He’s the author of numerous books on consumer advocacy and writes weekly columns for King Features Syndicate, USA Today, Forbes and the Washington Post. He also publishes Elliott Confidential, a critically acclaimed newsletter about customer service and the Elliott Report, a consumer news site. If you have a consumer problem you can’t solve, contact him directly through his advocacy website. You can also follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, or sign up for his daily newsletter.
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The Pastor Says . . .
tity, or just plain ignorance seems to loom everywhere. Anti-semitism is world-wide, and often takes the form of hate, obscenities, property destruction, and degrading slurs.
Color distinctions have resulted in discrimination in employment status, law-enforcement issues, promotions in the military, salaries in business employment, and even in the religious community.
Beware - The Ides of March
The famous saying, immortalized by Wm. Shakespeare’s play of Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44B.C “Beware the Ides of March” by a soothsayer, has been used as a warning for all kinds of events. In taking the liberty to use it as a warning for that which we live with daily, not as a soothsayer nor even focusing on March 15, but rather as a cause for a warning.
The warning has to do with prejudice and anger, two related subjects plaguing our nation in ways which seem unbelievable. As a pastor and every day person like yourselves, I am convinced that unless we see the need to confront these two evils and beware of their consequences they will undo us as they did Caesar.
Prejudice, whether by color, ethnic background, sexual gender, social favoritism, education, national iden-
Because there is such disparity in our social culture, there has been the creation of an angry community. Recent studies have just ventured into the causes of this anger and the fear with it.
We see this anger on the freeways, work places, political world, church meetings, and in the market place. The experts want to know why this happening?
In summary, we have become a nation of people separated from each other with an unresolved anger often fueled with prejudice.
It is time to hear the soothsayer say, “beware” because you can fall victim to the dangers of prejudice and anger. Unchecked, ignored, and even being a participant unwittingly, it will lead to the assassination of our nation’s life. Unless we take it seriously we could end up like Brutus, who in the death throes of Caesar heard him say, “And you, too, Brutus.” Beware of the ides of March.
Pastor Huls Call 760 746 6611 for help, counsel, and inspiration
Pet Parade Jax Cat
Jax is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 3-year and 10month-old, 13-pound, male, Domestic Short Hair Cat with a Blue and White coat.
Jax was surrendered to Rancho Coastal Humane Society when he was a kitten. He was adopted right away. Now his family says they can’t afford to keep him, so they brought Jax back to find a new home.
The $100 adoption fee for Jax includes medical exam, neuter, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip.
For more information or to sponsor a pet visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas,
call 760-753-6413, or log on to www.SDpets.org.
Open 11 to 4, Friday through Monday, and by appointment Wednesday and Thursday.
SDG&E from page 4
If the CPUC approves this application, SDG&E will implement new revenues in electric and gas rates beginning on January 1, 2024. This will impact your monthly bill.
How could this affect my monthly electric bill?
If SDG&E’s rate request is approved by the CPUC, the typical inland and coastal residential monthly bill using 400 kWh per month would increase by approximately $8.45 or 5.3% per month in 2024, compared to estimated 2023. Individual customer bills may vary.
How could this affect my monthly gas bill?
If SDG&E’s rate request is approved by the CPUC, the typical residential monthly bill using 24 therm per month would increase by approximately $9.16 or 17.5% per month in 2024, compared to estimated 2023. Individual customer bills may vary.
How does the rest of this process work?
The assigned Judge will consider proposals and evidence presented during the formal hearing process. The Judge will issue a proposed decision that may adopt SDG&E’s application, modify it, or deny it. Any CPUC Commissioner may sponsor an alternate decision with a different outcome. The
proposed decision, and any alternate decision(s), will be discussed and voted upon by the CPUC Commissioners at a public CPUC Voting Meeting.
Parties to the proceeding are currently reviewing SDG&E’s application, including the Public Advocates Office. The Public Advocates Office is an independent consumer advocate within the CPUC that represents customers to obtain the lowest possible rate for service consistent with reliable and safe service levels. For more information, please call 1-415-703-1584, email PublicAdvocatesOffice@cpuc.ca.gov, or visit PublicAdvocates.cpuc. ca.gov.
Your participation by providing your thoughts on SDG&E’s request can help the CPUC make an informed decision.
For more information contact SDG&E
Mail: Jamie York 8330 Century Park Court, CP31E San Diego, CA 92123
A copy of the Application and any related documents may also be reviewed at:
Pet of the Week
Meet Stanza! Shy and sweet, Stanza is still getting used to the world, and could use a compassionate companion to help her build trust and regain her confidence. She was found as a stray with another dog, and may do well with another pup at home. This lab retriever has started to open up to her caregivers, and you’ll find her gentle spirit with just a little encouragement. Stanza is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619-299-7012.
Online profile: https://www.sdhumane.org/adopt/available-pets/animal-single.html?petId=850483
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Need a Laptop PC? You have at least two options, one good, the other not so much. The good choice is to get a refurbished “enterprise” version of a Dell, HP or Lenovo. It will have great quality, reliability, performance and is ruggedly build to “take a lickin and keep on tickin.” The other option is to buy a brand new cheap ($600) “retail” portable. The “retail” versions of Dell, HP and Lenovo portables are plagued with cracking plastic cases, broken hinges, stripped screws, screens that delaminate and power connections that break away from the motherboard. If you take really good care of your new “retail” portable it might actually survive its single year warranty period. A refurbished “enterprise” portable will cost less and last longer.
What you need, is what we got!
Home and business “workstations” (desk tops, towers, All-in Ones and Micros) offer several options. Since “workstations” are stationary, the cheap construction of new “retail” PCs is not as big a problem as with “portables”, but it is still a factor. Dell, HP and Lenovo component selection criteria for “retail” models (motherboard, storage drive, RAM, CPUs and case/power supply) are based on lowest cost because “Retail” PC customers are “price” shoppers. Refurbished “enterprise” models are higher in quality, reliability and performance and lower in price than new “retail” models.
At The Computer Factory we’ve installed SSDs and Windows10/11 on all our refurb “workstations”. These desktop, tower, AIO and micro PCs are available in our inventory. Even the lowest cost models (under $200) are capable of high speed internet processing and standard “stand-alone” applications like MS Office and Turbo Tax.
This week we received a shipment of Dell AIOs with all the bells and whistles. These Windows10/11 AIOs make great home and business workstations. With Wi-Fi, 24 inch screens, web cams, DVD-R/Ws and wireless keyboard/mouse these space savers have only a single cord, the power cord. Prices range from $360 -$600.
Nearly all programs and applications are now available on the
Internet. Today PCs need only enough speed, memory and storage to access, receive and transmit data at the speed of the ISP (Internet service provider. This is well within the capabilities of nearly all PCs made since 2010. What this means to our customers is that nearly any PC made since 2010 is every bit as capable of performing normal Internet and stand – alone functions as quickly and efficiently as a brand new $2,000 power PC. In order to run optimally, an older PC needs to have 4-8 GB of RAM, an SSD (solid state drive) and Windows10 or 11. For a PC built with Windows7 or 8, that’s typically a $200 upgrade.
For the small fraction of users who actually need high performance, local processing power
(LAN servers, gamers etc), we can design and build server/workstations to most specifications. We can also design and build competitively priced “enterprise” quality standard workstations for business or home users.
The years between 1981 an 2010 were characterized by rapid development in PC hardware. CPUs, memory and storage drives doubled in speed and capacity every 18 to 24 months (Moore’s Law). A new PC during those years faded into obsolescence in two or three years. With the proliferation of broadband Internet since Y2K, the technological emphasis has shifted from stand-alone hardware to Internet based applications. For most of us, “the need for speed” died in 2010.
John Van Zante’s Critter Corner
You Want to do WHAT to Your Cat’s Toes?
Sometime this spring a nice family will walk into your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) to adopt a kitten. Then they’ll ask, “Can we get it declawed before we take it home?”
When it comes to declawing, Jackson Galaxy doesn’t pull any punches. You’ve probably seen Jackson on Animal Planet, or maybe you even met him when he visited RCHS to help build the Coastal Catio.
Some people think that declaw-
ing is just cutting the nails very short, so they don’t grow back. Wrong. Declawing isn’t trimming a cat’s toenails. It’s amputation of the cat’s toe at the first joint. It’s like cutting off your fingers at the last knuckle. Jackson makes this clear. Declawing is amputation.
He says that up to half of declawed cats develop physical complications and almost one in every three of them develop behavior problems after their claws are removed.
Let’s say you got your cat declawed and now it needs to use the litterbox, but standing in the litter hurts its paws. It can either suffer the pain or find someplace to pee. Jackson says declawed cats
are twice as likely to develop litterbox issues. It’s even worse for the 30% of declawed cats who get bone infections. It also increases the chance of cats developing arthritis.
According to Jackson Galaxy, a declawed cat is almost 20% more likely to bite. With no claws, biting
is the other means of selfdefense.
Forallanimals.org reports, “Declawing is illegal in the majority of European countries, including Britain. In Israel, the punishment for declawing a cat is a year in prison and a $20,000 fine.”
It’s been outlawed in eight California cities: West Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Santa Monica, and Burbank. In 2019, New York became the first state in the US to outlaw declawing. Maryland became the second in 2022.
One last thing. Jackson Galaxy says that 75 to 90% of pet owners change their minds about declawing once they understand it.
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Cruise from page 5
had seen most of the sights. Nonetheless, we took the shore boat in (they run about every 10 minutes so there’s no waiting) and spent about an hour then returned.
That night we sailed for Ensenada. Upon awakening we were in Ensenada’s Harbor. Again, another great night’s sleep.
Neither of us care much for Ensenada. We’ve been there many times and we were enjoying our stay on board ship so we spent the day sunbathing and reading.
The next day we were at sea all day. Had planned on sunbathing but it was 63 degrees and windy. We sunbathed for about 45 minutes and then called it a day, spending the day in our stateroom reading, sleeping, and enjoying one another’s company.
We don’t do any of the above as often as we should. I have always enjoyed reading but find if I read at home I feel guilty, feel like I ought to be doing something else, getting work done, meeting with someone, etc. On board ship there is no such feeling. Total relaxation with no pressure, no phones, no meetings. There’s entertainment that you can enjoy or ignore.
And yes, there usually is romance
aboard ship. One evening Mary and I watched the full moon reflect upon the glass-like sea. . .just like in the movies. We enjoyed being alone with one another. . .away from stress. It was like a second honeymoon. We saw other couples enjoying the same quiet time together. We observed young singles making connections and romances blooming. There were many, many smiling faces on this ship.
The next morning we arrived back home in San Pedro. Everything had gone smoothly until now.
Then the government got involved.
There had been no delays, no waiting, nothing. Then US Customs held approximately 1800 passengers and 660 crew members hostage for an hour and a half while some officious martinet impressed one and all how important they were. We didn’t get off the boat until 9:45. As soon as we extricated ourselves from our friendly government servants things ran well again, thanks to the smooth running Carnival Cruise Lines machine. We were on the road home by 10am, arriving at my front door at noon.
The brochures and the orientation meeting suggest you tip as follows:
Room steward $3 per day, per person - $6 x 4 days = $24.00
We tipped $24. He turned down our beds 3 times a day, kept the cabin spotless. He was a bit brusque on one or two occasions but did his job well.
Waiter, $3 per day, per person; busboy $1.50 per day, per person.
Our waiter was a bit abrupt on several occasions and was, at best, adequate. The busboy, a nice young man from Croatia, was not only pleasant but efficient.
We tipped the waiter $20 (instead of the recommended $24), tipped the busboy $15 (instead of the recommended $12).
Maitre’d, suggested we tip him, no amount given.
I never met the maitre’d, saw him, he did diddly squat for me. Didn’t tip him a dime. I figured he was staff, had a good salary and didn’t need the tips like the other lads did. Plus he had not rendered any service to me, nor had
Assistant dining room captain. Though not necessary to tip I tipped him $10 because he had done me several favors and was very pleasant.
Overall, staff was very well trained, efficient, helpful. We had one rude blackjack dealer in the casino, had
a couple of people be somewhat short. . .but no big deal. The ship has 660 employees so you’re bound to get a stinker on occasion.
Complaints were few. Generally, an absolutely enjoyable trip.
One thing that troubled me was our room steward was trying to put the make on every woman passenger travelling alone that he saw. One in particular, a rather large, homely white woman, he had seemed to zero in on. He was being quite overt about his intentions when I both saw him and overheard his “sweet nothings”.
That, I submit, ain’t right. Staff should not be familiar with guests, particularly in view of the rapes that occurred several years ago on board cruise ships in the Miami area. What was worse, the cruise lines took no responsibility claiming the offense, if any, took place on the high seas and were not subject to US laws, their ships were registered in either Liberia, Panama, or some other country and enjoyed a certain protection from liability. “Sixty Minutes” or “20/20” had a featured investigation on this. . .there’s probably additional documentation on the InterNet.
Cruise continued on page 14
from page 6
through hoops to get this warranty honored. It has asked me to send a receipt, pictures of the device, and evidence of the warranty. I have been on hold for hours.
I can’t believe that a company like Samsung would treat its customers like I’ve been treated. I paid for a one-year warranty in my purchase price. Can you help me to get Samsung to honor its warranty? -- John Baldwin, South Windsor, Conn.
A: Samsung should honor your warranty, but it looks like it was doing everything it could to avoid its responsibilities.
Let’s start with your Samsung tablet. It should keep its charge for a reasonable amount of time. Based on your account, it looks like you had not one, but two, Samsung tablets that failed to keep their charge. (I’m not sure I would have bought another Samsung tablet based on my experience with the first one.)
Samsung’s limited one-year warranty would have covered a faulty battery. That’s something everyone can agree on. But why did Samsung make you jump through all those hoops to get there? Part of the explanation is the time it took to file your request. But that’s not all. The company put you through the wringer with constant demands for more information -- information it should have already had. Why? Who knows? If you’re more conspiracy-minded, this sure looks like a concerted effort to thwart customers like you from making valid warranty claims. Others might see incompetence. Maybe it’s a little of both.
Samsung’s corporate contacts, which I list on my consumer site, Elliott.org, might have been a shortcut to a better resolution. A brief, polite email to one of them might have fixed this. But you said you sent an email to the executives and they didn’t respond.
I contacted Samsung on your behalf. A representative called you almost immediately from Samsung’s Extra Care depart-
ment. She said you had received a brand new tablet and explained that Samsung automatically sets the start of the warranty period on their products on the last day of the month the device is manufactured. Then they correct the date when the customer registers the device. You say you don’t remember if you registered the device or not.
So the important takeaway is: Remember to register your device and keep all your receipts in case you need to file a warranty claim.
Samsung repaired your tablet, and you report that it can now hold a charge. Let’s hope it stays that way.
Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy, a nonprofit organization that helps consumers solve their problems. Email him at email@example.com or get help by contacting him on his site.
© 2023 Christopher Elliott.
Chuckles from page 5
I mentally polished my halo, while I asked, “No, how are we alike?”
“You’re both old,” he replied.
A ten-year old, under the tutelage of her grandmother, was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible.
Then, one day, she floored her grandmother by asking, “Which Virgin was the mother of Jesus ? The virgin Mary or the King James Virgin ?”
A Sunday school class was studying the Ten Commandments.
They were ready to discuss the last one.
The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was.
Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted,
“Thou shall not take the covers off the neighbor’s wife.”
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Truman from page 7
In 1948, Truman shocked the nation by winning the White House in his own right. He dealt with a lot of domestic problems, not the least of which was a national railroad strike.
After Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower’s electoral victory, Truman left office financially broke. He always maintained: “If a politician leaves office richer than he was going in, there’s something very wrong.” At that time there was no pension for former presidents. Reportedly, Eisenhower pushed Congress to address that problem, creating a presidential pension.
This is only a thumbnail sketch of Truman’s life. He was a poor farm boy with only a high school education, but he was wise beyond his years. He wasn’t afraid to make a decision … Truman had a slogan sitting on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.”
The turmoil that has surrounded the White House over the past three decades have left a lot of pundits and taxpayers lamenting: “Where’s Harry when we need him?”
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One of the best biographies on our 33rd president is “Truman,” by David McCullough, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1,400-plus page tome, which is still available on Amazon.com.
Man About Town from page 4
saves a lot of emotional decisions made and often can avoid a lot of family dissension. You should brief the family on your plans and wishes . . . if there’s any disagreement, settle them now. But, remember, it’s your funeral or memorial, and your wishes should be respected. Not someone elses.”
Aside from disposition, you should also make plans for distribution of your estate. Whether large or small, your estate needs to be portioned out to wherever you want it to go. This is another area that can be an extreme burden if not prepared in advance.
Mom and dad had made all their funeral plans in advance and paid for them. When they passed the mausoleums had been paid for, as had the funeral services; I had a minimum of paperwork and paid, maybe, $200 for incidental expenses.
The only hiccup I had was that Dad was a Mason. The Masons contacted me asked if they might be part of the funeral service.
I agreed but specifically told them I did not want a religious service. They assured me they would respect my wishes.
They did not. They violated my trust.
At the funeral they put on a ceremony that was totally religious and totally against my wishes
I’ve never forgiven the Masons for that and will never have anything to do with the Masons because of that experience.
Yet another example of why it is important to preplan and to ensure that your wishes are locked in . . . a close friend of mine is handling the estate of her late step-father. He had done a fairly good job of preplanning but in one key area had neglected to notify his banks that
his bank accounts were part of his trust. Now, the bank will not release funds without the issue going to probate, an expensive proposition and one that was needless had the proper planning been done.
Talk to a good estate planning attorney for guidance.
A word to the wise and all that . .
Lyft from page 7
I contacted Lyft on your behalf. A representative emailed you and said, “we always strive to be fair to both riders and drivers involved in a damage claim.” The company agreed to refund the $80 it had charged your card.
Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy, a nonprofit organization that helps consumers solve their problems. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or get help by contacting him on his site.
© 2023 Christopher Elliott.
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Room steward left a bottle of Evian water in our stateroom. I thought it was complimentary. I had *not* ordered it. Turns out we were charged for it. $3.35 a bottle. Drank it. He replaced it with another. Didn’t learn we were being charged for it until the day of disembarking. We could have returned it upon disembarking but it meant standing in line for a half hour over a $3.35 refund. Wasn’t worth it. It also wasn’t right to put merchandise in a room and charge for it when it wasn’t ordered.
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Interfaith Community Services Presents Change Your Mind
May 6, 2023
• 11am - 4 pm
Oceanside Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
Interfaith Community Services is proud to host our Second Annual Change Your Mind festival, in partnership with the City of Oceanside on Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oceanside Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater.
• DIY succulent bar
• Drumming circle
• Crafting circles
• Onsite community enrichment activities
This free event is open to the entire North County community with activities for people of all ages. Please bring your family and friends as you help change the conversation around mental health - one mind and one life at a time.
Tickets are free but pre-registration is requested. Secure your spot today by visiting www.interfaithservices.org/change/
San Diego Humane Society is supporting families and their pets who need a little extra help.
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It’s a long summary of a four day cruise but perhaps will be of some help to you if you are considering such an adventure. Mary and I are hooked. We’ll cruise again. If you choose to do so. . .I bid you “bon voyage”. Technical support will be provided during the seminar. You will have the opportunity to submit questions at registration and during the Zoom presentation.
If you have any questions, please contact Zack Colombo, Director of Estate and Gift Planning at the San Diego Humane Society, 619209-0343 or email email@example.com
The goal of Change Your Mind is to encouraging candid conversations about mental health in a fun and stress-free environment. Attendees of all ages can participate in a full day of workshops, performances, and wellness-related experiences.
Workshop topics include but are not limited to the following central themes:
• Destigmatizing Mental Health
• Belonging and Community
• Tools to Survive and Thrive
• Healing Through the Arts
• The Impacts of Addiction
A wide variety of traditional and modern wellness experiences and activities include:
• Live music
• Cultural performances from diverse communities
• Sound bath
Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Lem Blackett at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As North County’s largest social services agency, Interfaith Community Services (Interfaith) has been “helping people help themselves” since 1979.
The organization provides a wide range of programs designed to empower hungry, homeless, and low-income community members to begin a pathway towards selfsufficiency. Each year, Interfaith Community Services impacts more than 20,000 community members by providing basic needs and nutrition support, social services, shelters and housing, employment development, youth programs, senior services, veterans programs and addiction recovery support.
For more information, visit interfaithservices.org.
Through the Community Pet Pantry, anyone can visit our campuses to pick up a bag of dog or cat food, and other supplies, as available.
No appointment is needed for this service. Hours are TuesdaySunday from 10am to 6pm.
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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF Nick Santell
Case No. 37-2021-00030570 PR-PW-CTL
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO
1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101
To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, a notice of petition to administer estate of ANTHONY SANTELL aka ANTHONY SANTONOCITO has been filed by Jennifer
A. Reardon, SBN: 317686 in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse. The Petition to Administer Estate requests that Jennifer A. Reardon SBN: 317686 be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.
A petition for Probate has been filed by (name of petitioner): Nick Santell and Nina Santell in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego.
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 tey 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: April, 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
Address of court: Same as noted above.
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 Califor-
nia 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
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9002199
The name of the business: Onepeople, located at 1726 Catalpa Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011 Registrant Information: Andre Charles Shmoldas and Chelsea Michele Shmoldas, 1726 Catalpa Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92011. This business is operated by a married couple. First day of business: N/A
/s/ Andre Charles Shmoldas Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 1/30/2023
2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
The name of the business: Keep It Local, Keep It Local Valley Center, Keep It Local VC, Valley Center Keep It Local, VC Keep It Local, located at 30590 Rock Rose Lane, Valley Center, CA 92082 Registrant Information: Lisa Scarpello, 30590 Rock Rose Lane, Valley Center, CA 92082. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 2/1/2010
The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated January 25, 2023 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9002470
with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 1/18/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9001262
The name of the business: Leasha’s K-9’s, located at 1151 Privet Street, San Marcos, CA 92069 Registrant Information: Alicia Marie Armstrong 1151 Privet Street, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 01/19/2023
/s/ Alicia Marie Armstrong Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 1/19/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9001808
The name of the business: A Place To Grow Psychotherapy, located at 4675 Spinnaker Bay Court, Oceanside, CA 92057 Registrant Information: a Place To Grow Psychotherapy Couple Family And Individual Psychotherapy, 4675 Spinnaker Bay Court, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business:
/s/ Elizabeth Grace Dutcher, CEO Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on
/s/ Lisa Scarpello Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/3/2023
2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9002186
The name of the business: Double 3 Tree Service, located at 712 Grapvine Road, Vista, CA 92083 Registrant Information: Berto R. Sanchez Ortega, 712 Grapevine Road, Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 10/17/2022
/s/ Sebastian Mauricio Sanchez Canseco Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/30/2023
2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9/2023
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Petitioner Stephan Guiseppe LoTiempo filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Stephan Guiseppe LoTiempo to Proposed name Giuseppe LoTiempo.
THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court 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:
Date: 3/14/2023, 8:30 am, in Dept. N-25
The name of the business: No Worries Handyman Services, No Worries Home Services, located at 1578 Boulder Creek Rd., Oceanside, CA 92056 Registrant Information: Michael Wadsworth, 1578 Boulder Creek Rd., Oceanside, CA 92056 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 02/01/2023 /s/ Michael Wadsworth Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 2/1/2023 2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9003950
The name of the business: Samsara Interiors, located at 2185 Coast Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Information: Shima Virdee, 2185 Coast Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078 This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 02/01/2023 /s/ Shima Virdee Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/22/2023
STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: 2023-9002719
Share The Wealth Records, located at 1281 Via Contessa, San Marcos, CA 92069 The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 2/5/2019 and assigned file no. 2019-9003250.
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Ismael Edwardo Pohlert, 305 Belmont Court, San Marcos, CA 92069 and Faroug Osman Fardan, 1281 Via Contessa, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is conducted by a general partnership. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000).
/s/Ismael Eduardo Pohlert This statement was filed with the San Diego Recorder/County clerk on 2/6/2023.
2/16, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9/2023
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2023-00003778-CU-PT-NC
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Petitioner Jamie Lee Twyne filed a petition with this court for a decree
changing names as follows: Present
name: Haven Lee Ayer to Proposed name Haven Lee Twyne. THE COURT
ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court 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:
Date: 3/21/2023, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25
The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated January 30, 2023
/s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9003326
The name of the business: Freeform
Integration, located at 2745 Jefferson St., Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant
Information: Mark Timothy Jones 426 Benevente Dr., Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business:
/s/ Mark Timothy Jones Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 2/13/2023
3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23/2023
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9003552
The name of the business: Twinflame
Automotive, located at 38750 Pala Temecula Road, Pala, CA 92059.
Registrant Information: Brennan David Covany 38750 Pala Temecula Road., Pala, CA 92059. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A
/s/ Brennan David Covany Filed with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 2/15/2023
3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23/2023
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME
TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
Petitioner Pamela Carrie Hemingway filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Pamela Carrie Hemmingway to Proposed name Carrie Shannon Perkins. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting
Only the Bold, the Best and the Brightest read The Paper First, I discovered America. Then, I discovered The Paper!
Ever since I can remember I’ve had the burning desire to discover new places, new adventures. Because of this, I set out to discover a new country . . . and I was successful. I even ventured inland a great many miles where I discovered a place I called Minnesota. “This,” I thought, “would be a great place for Scandinavians.” So I headed back to Norway to recruit settlers. While I was gone, some clown named Columbus claimed he discovered America. Life ain’t fair. Except life also give us The Paper. I read it whenever and wherever I go exploring and only buy from those who advertise in The Paper. It’s a Viking thing.
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Attorney for petitioner: Jennifer A. Reardon SBN 317686 Reardon Law, PC 3110 Camino del Rio S, Suite 314 San Diego, CA 92108 619-930-9420 DOP: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9/, 2/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9001171 The name of the business: Autoglass & Tint of Oceanside, located at 3588 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058 Registrant Information: F&J Corporation, 3588 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058. This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business: 01/18/2023 /s/ Firos Jebo, President Filed
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to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court 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: Date: 4/11/2023, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated February 21, 2023 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 2/9, 2/16, 2/23, 3/2/2023 The Paper • Page 15 • March 2, 2023
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