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Colourful & Shocking Facts You Never Knew!

In an era when personal computers, the global internet, and the entire sweep of human history is within the touch of your fingertips – it is surprising that the biggest, most fascinating, entertaining, and colourful facts about our American presidents would remain virtually unknown to everyone.

One thing which undoubtedly defines the American character is the love of “Trivia Pursuit,” that is, the fun and facts that tickle our psyche and titillate our intellect.

This is evident in the fact that in our culture, every genre of hidden knowledge is clothed in America’s most watched televised ‘game shows’ throughout our media history.

From early radio to the advent of television, Americans have had a long, unbroken love-affair based on the quest of solving and/or finding hidden facts.

Historians widely regard a radio quiz show called The Brooklyn Eagle Quiz on Current Events as the first game show. Debuting in 1923 on WNYC, it included trivia ques-

tions created by a local newspaper. Successful nationwide radio quiz shows followed in the 1930s, notably Professor Quiz and Uncle Jim’s Question Bee.

In more modern times, from television’s “You Bet Your Life” with legendary comedian and host, Groucho Marx, to the $64,000 Question, I’ve Got A Secret, To Tell the Truth, Wheel of Fortune, Truth or Consequences, Jeopardy, Hollywood Squares, to Family Feud, etc., this cover story continues that popular American legacy.

This cover story is by popular

request from countless readers who have beseeched me to write of this genre which has captured the American spirit since the dawn of newsprint, crossword puzzles, to radio and television game shows.

This one topic has the rare distinction of appealing to all demographics, combining senior citizens, Baby Boomers, and Gen Xers – all in this one common fascination: colourful and fascinating trivia.

Take the following fun quiz, choose teams, and keep score!

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A. Yes

B No

Just the question, alone, shocks many people! But, if you said “No,” then you are correct!

Technically speaking, 8 of our early U. S. Presidents were not born in the United States because they were born (before) the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and, therefore, were officially born in the British colonies at the time! While it is true that all of our U. S. Presidents were Americans when sworn into presidential office, with George Washington our first U. S. President in 1789, they all took office (after) the Declaration of Independence. However, they were not all born in the United States since 8 of our early presidents were born (before) the United States was created!

Today, it has been a long-standing Constitutional law that all U. S. Presidents (among other qualifications) must be born in the United States and be at least 35 years of age.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle

This week, a compendium of wit, wisdom and neat stuff you can tell at parties. Enjoy!

This is too true to be funny . The next time you hear a politician use the Word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money.

A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, But one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.

A billion seconds ago it was 1959.

A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.

A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.


A Thomas Jefferson

B Martin Van Buren

C Dwight D. Eisenhower

Oh, c’mon now! Are you serious?!

The very fact that even one American president had to learn English as a second language comes as a total shock to everyone today!

But, it’s true!

If you chose “B,” Martin Van Buren, well, you are a most amazing schol-

A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.

As I Get Older

#1 - I talk to myself, because there are times I need expert advice.

#2 - I consider “On Trend” to be the clothes that still fit.

#3 - I don’t need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off.

#4 - My people skills are just fine. It’s my tolerance for idiots that needs work.

#5 - The biggest lie I tell myself is, “I don’t need to write that down. I’ll remember it.”

6 - I have days when my life is just a tent away from a circus.

#7 - These days, “on time” is when I get there.

#8 - Even duct tape can’t fix stupid - but it sure does muffle the sound.

#9 - Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller?

ar, or the world’s greatest guesser!

Our 8th U.S. President of the United States, Martin Van Buren, did not speak English as his first language!

There was a time when, if you were to speak to him in English, well, he wouldn’t know or have any idea what you would be jabbering about!

Van Buren grew up in the Dutch community of Kinderhook New York and only spoke Dutch as a child. He eventually learned to speak English as a second language while attending the local schoolhouse.

#10 - Lately, I’ve noticed people my age are so much older than me.

#11 - “Getting lucky” means walking into a room and remembering why I’m there.

#12 - When I was a child, I thought nap time was punishment. Now it feels like a mini vacation.

#13 - Some days I have no idea what I’m doing out of bed.

#14 - I thought growing old would take longer.

#15 - Aging sure has slowed me down, but it hasn’t shut me up.

#16 - I still haven’t learned to act my age.

The other day I saw an amazing football game:

1) The player’s hair fit under their helmets.

2) No tattoos could be seen.

3) There were no outlandish end zone celebrations.

4) There was no taunting.

5) Opposition players helped each other up after a play.

6) Footballs were not spiked or left for the referee to retrieve; they were handed to the referee.

7) No one took a knee on the sidelines.

Just for sport, I called a few history professors and asked them this very question. Guess what? Half of them did not even know there was any such U.S. President – who had to learn English!

Hmm, teaching such fun trivia in my U.S. history classes would have made things much more interesting! I may have gotten a higher grade!


Oh, stop it already!

This is certainly too shocking to be true, at least that’s what people replied when I ‘tested this very question’ by quizzing anonymous people on the street (seriously).

But, yes, you read that question correctly!

And the correct answer is one of the multiple choices below. Close your eyes, and take a guess!

You may be in for a shock!

A. John F. Kennedy

B. Ronald Reagan

C. Barack Obama

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9) Players stood at attention during the playing of the national anthem.

10) It’s great to watch an Army Navy game.

Tour of London

A Texan was taking a taxi tour of London and was in a hurry. As they went by the Tower of London the cabby explained what it was and that construction started in 1346 and it was completed in 1412.

The Texan replied, “Shoot, a little ol’ tower like that? In Houston we’d have that thing up in two weeks!”

The cab passed the House of Parliament next, the cabby stating that it started construction in 1544 and was completed 1618.

“Boy, we put up a bigger one than that in Dallas and it only took a year!”

As they passed Westminster Abbey the cabby was silent.

“Whoa! What’s that over there?” asked the Texan.

“Darned if I know, wasn’t there yesterday...”

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This one is tricky because all of the U. S. Presidents listed above were known for their wit and sense of humour. Such as when President Barack Obama did a 20-minute standup comedy routine with comedian Keegan-Michael Key at the 2015 White House Correspondence Dinner, to cite just one example.

But only one former American president actually did a (professional) dance and standup comedy routine in Las Vegas!

If you chose “B,” Ronald Reagan, well, you are simply amazing!

In the mid-1950s, Ronald Reagan’s acting career took a nose-dive and in order to stay healthily employed, the future U.S. President became a dancer and standup comedian at the Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas!

In February of 1954, Ronald Reagan performed with the singing group called The Continentals, and with the Blackburn Twins, along with Evelyn Ward and the Honey Brothers.

Reagan appeared in the hotel’s Ramona Room where he hosted the show, told jokes, danced, and even performed with trained chimpanzees (that’s multiple chimpanzees)!

Later, Ronald Reagan would say about his Las Vegas experience: “I hope I never have to sink this low again.”

But in 1954 the future U.S. President was $18,000 in debt and sorely in need of financial income.



Yes, as shocking as this may sound, you did read this question correctly.

Take your best guess, below –and remember, keep score if you’re competing with family and friends.

A. George W. Bush

B. Barack Obama

C. Donald Trump

Hmm, this is a difficult choice, no question about that.

But, if you selected “A” for George W. Bush, then rah-rah-rah for you!!

President George W. Bush (son of President George H. W. Bush) certainly had the high school spirit and he proved it, time and again!

Our 43rd U.S. President, George

W. Bush, was head cheerleader in high school during his senior year at Phillips Academy, a boarding school in Andover, Massachusetts! He also played baseball.


A George Washington & Thomas Jefferson

B John Quincy Adams & Herbert Hoover

C Jimmy Carter & Lyndon B. Johnson

Full-grown pet alligators – by two different U.S. Presidents at the White House?!

Unbelievable, I know – but it’s true!

Don’t feel bad if you missed this one because even trivia experts have cited a wrong (incomplete) answer by only citing one president – when in fact, there were two – and multiple alligators!

Leave it for The Paper to set the record straight!

So take your best bet.

If your lucky stars told you to select “B” for John Quincy Adams & Herbert Hoover, you are spot-on, and I think you should purchase a lottery ticket because you’re at the top of your game here!

Of all the exotic pets kept at the U.S. White House down through the years, none compared to the pet alligators that belonged to President John Quincy Adams and President Herbert Hoover!

Starting with early U.S. President John Quincy Adams, the alligator was an unusual gift to the sitting president from a French general. Adams rather enjoyed the startled reactions to his pet alligator and continued showing-off his exotic

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Route 78 Rotary Presents 10th Annual Mariachi Festival Mariachi Los Camperos April 7 • 3 - 6pm

The Mariachi Los Camperos will headline Route 78 Rotary Club’s 10th Annual Mariachi Festival. The event begins at noon with the popular VIP Tacos & Tequila pre-show reception. The 3:00 pm concert features Mariachi Los Camperos and appearances by local favorite, LuMaya the little girl with the BIG voice, and the Ballet Folklórico dancers of Tierra Caliente Academy, founded and directed by Route 78 member José Jaimes.

Mariachi Los Camperos has performed for more than 60 years on stage and television. The Grammy Award-winning ensemble has recorded and performed with many artists including on Linda Ronstadt’s 1987 milestone album, “Canciones de Mi Padre” and Ronstadt’s sequel album, “Más Canciones” (released in 1992).

Proceeds from our annual Mariachi festival fund Route 78’s educational and charitable programs in North County San Diego.

Buy tickets at https://artcenter.org/ event/


Makers Market April 7 • 1-6pm

Karl Strauss’ The Outpost San Marcos beer garden is hosting Makers Market with 60 makers and artists on Sunday, April 7 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The dog- and kid-friendly event is put on by IYIndie Markets and is free to attend. Guests can sip and shop with Karl Strauss’ latest releases Follow the Sun Lager and The Godfather Italian Pilsner, which pays homage to the brew-

ery’s namesake Karl M. Strauss. Guests can also enjoy street tacos and burritos from the Karl Strauss food truck and Executive Chef Gunther Emathinger. Karl Strauss is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2024. 1293 Armorlite Drive.

Escondido Senior Travel Meeting April 8 • 1pm

Escondido Senior Travel’s next monthly meeting is April 8, 2024 at the Park Avenue Community Center at l:00 pm. Upcoming trips are: Coastal Tour, May 15-17, 2024; and Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash presenters June 12, 2024; Academy of Motion Pictures with the Original Farmers Market, August 15, 2024 and Lunch with Wine and Musical Revue of top 50’s hits September 19, 2024.

The Senior Travel Office is located at the Park Avenue Community Center and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00-12:00. Phone Number 760 294-1851.

El Camino Quilters Guild Meeting

April 9 9:30am

El Camino Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 am Tuesday April 9, at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr. Oceanside 92056. Guest fee: $10.

Our April guest speaker is Linda Ballard www.letsquilt.com She will do a trunk show entitled “The Versatility of Strips”. Her workshop, “The Family Reunion” will be April 10 at Quilt In A Day quilt shop in San Marcos. Workshop fee: $55

For more information elcamino-

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Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation in Carlsbad

On Friday, March 29, 2024, at approximately 11:15 p.m., a Carlsbad police officer was driving west in a marked patrol car in the 1000 block of Carlsbad Village Drive underneath the I-5 freeway when a rock struck the spotlight and front windshield of his patrol car. The impact from the rock strike destroyed the spotlight and damaged the windshield. The officer called for a supervisor and pulled into a nearby parking lot to inspect the damage. As the officer and supervisor were inspecting the damage to his patrol car, a suspect ran up behind the officer and without warning or provocation, assaulted the officer by striking him in the head with a skateboard. The officer who was struck in the head took out his service weapon, and as he sought cover from a nearby business, discharged his firearm three times at the suspect as he ran west through the parking lot. Simultaneously, the sergeant chased the suspect on foot west on Carlsbad Village Drive. Additional officers arrived in the area and after approximately three blocks, the suspect was taken into custody without incident. The officer was not engaged in enforcement activities when his car was struck by a rock or when the suspect assaulted the officer.

Man About Town

The Time Machine:

I’ve decided to focus at least 20% of my daily activities on inventing a time-travel machine. Once perfected, I’d like to go back to when I was about 35 years old (retaining, of course, all of the vast knowledge I have since accumulated over the ages), and about 50 lbs lighter. (I have zero interest in going back to when I was 18 or so).

I would incorporate the ability to be visible or invisible, my option, so that I could, for example, go back to the time of Hitler and, while invisible, hit him in the face with an axe. Goering, too. And Eichmann.

I would go back to the time of Ghengis Khan and ask that he try to

The suspect was not struck by gunfire and there are no injuries to any citizens. The officer was transported to a local hospital with serious head injuries and remains there for treatment.

Detectives from the San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit are currently investigating this incident. The skateboard used in the assault on the Carlsbad Police Officer was recovered at the scene. Detectives are currently investigating whether the rock that struck the patrol car in this incident was an accident or intentional act carried out by the suspect or another person.

The Carlsbad Police Officer who fired his weapon has been employed by Carlsbad Police Department since September of 2022. He is currently assigned as a patrol officer and has a total of 8 years of law enforcement experience with Carlsbad Police Department and another law enforcement agency.

The suspect in this case has been identified as Kyle McCord of San Diego. He is described as a 32year-old white male. McCord was booked into Vista Jail for Attempted Murder of a Police Officer and Committing a Felony While

be a little nicer and more considerate of his fellow man.

I would also go back and visit some of my old girl friends. Never really had a bad relationship with a woman . . . we always parted best of friends. Some, however, I never got to tell how much they meant to me and how it was important to me that they were part of my life. I would like to do that. Might not mean a whole lot to them. It would to me.

I would probably spend even more time with my two sons. We had a good father/sons relationship . . . but I could have done even better. I probably should have encouraged them more. Who knows what they might have accomplished?

I would go back and listen in on all of the war planning activities . . . on the plans for the Normandy Invasion . . . on the discussions when Harry Truman decided to drop the A-Bomb.

So many things I would like to do . . . if only I could hurry up and finish this here invention.

I know! I’ll buy a couple bottles of wine and a case of beer and we can all get together this weekend and work on the invention together! And, yes, I’ll give each one of you a ride in our time machine.

Show of hands . . . who’s coming

on Bond or Release. Additional charges will be determined by the District Attorney’s office once Detectives have completed their preliminary investigation at the scene.

Per the Countywide Memorandum of Understanding, the San Diego Police Homicide Unit was called to the scene to conduct the officerinvolved-shooting investigation. Detectives are currently collecting physical evidence from the scene, interviewing witnesses, and examining the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

When the Homicide Unit completes its investigation, it will be reviewed by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to determine if the officer bears any criminal liability for his actions. The Carlsbad Police Department will conduct an administrative investigation into the officer’s discharge of his firearm. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the United States Attorney’s Office will also be monitoring the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

this weekend? And where do you want to go? And what era? To see whom? Visible or Invisible? Taking orders. First come, first served.

I get to be the first to see and visit with Jesus. I’ll report back to each of you. ••••

Fame . . . and, now, Fortune . . .

As you know, I’m about as humble as humble gets.

It’s hard enough to remain humble when you’re as damned good looking as I am . . . but I have managed over the years to retain that simple, down home, easy going character that so many have come to know and love.

Now, however, I don’t know just how I’m going to maintain that humility.

Already I have about six different television stations and network broadcasters outside, setting up their satellite dishes . . . I have every major newspaper and news service from throughout the world, setting up tents, sleeping bags, everything imaginable, all on our front lawn . . . awaiting my appearance and a few words describing how I feel about having won the $940 million Mega Jackpot (or whatever they call it. I don’t pay much attention to these things).

Special thanks to The Paper for running the cover story “Bullying, Deadly In Your School.” About 10 years ago a coworker’s niece almost committed suicide because of relentless bullying. You have no idea just how important that cover story is for all of us who have children.

I’ve already spoken to Governor Gavin Newsom. He called to congratulate me and ask if he might float a small loan. (I think he may have been joking). I’m told that President Biden is on the other line, waiting to speak to me. I’ll be with him in just a minute or two, after I finish this humble message.

Basically, I just wanted each of you to know that, no matter what, I shall always remain the simple, humble, (though really good lookin’) guy you’ve always known and that I cherish all the good times we’ve had together.

What wonderful memories.

I am, however, leaving soon. Probably for Tahiti. Maybe Norway. Who knows? I’ll probably just hire someone to run the paper for me and I’ll ‘phone it in’ as we media types say.

Looking forward to many hours of fun and relaxation.

And before you ask . . . sorry, I’m not in the banking business. I don’t make loans.

Unless, of course, you’ve got very attractive collateral.

I will remember you always, with

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reptile to disbelieving guests at the White House!

The fierce-looking alligator was, initially, kept in the White House’s unfinished East Room and the nearby bathtub!

The scary intruder was eventually relocated to a different home.

Not to be outdone by the John Quincy Adams administration, a hundred years later, President Herbert Hoover would come to possess not one, but, two pet alligators, both of which were sometimes allowed inside the White House in the early 1930s.

The two alligators actually belonged to Hoover’s younger son, Allan, who frequently presented them to terrified guests!

President Hoover’s pet German shepherd, King Tut, was forever nervous around the two alligators, as was the president’s Secret Service agents, who kept a watchful eye over the reptiles!


A. Andrew “Old Hickory” Jackson

B. Abraham Lincoln

C. Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

Are you kidding?! How can this amazing fact not be known? What a colourful slice of history!

This is hard to believe, but if you picked “B” Abraham Lincoln, I’m just plumb impressed with you!

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great affection.

Your friend and mine, lyle ••••

It’s been a quiet week at Lake Woebegone . . .

and just about as quiet here in sleepy old Escondido, California. And, speaking of sleepy . . . I just now got up from a most pleasant afternoon nap. Mary is still sleeping and we were together . . . and we just had a lovely snooze on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Perfect weather, cool, overcast, about 65 degrees . . . one of those days just designed for a family snooze. The sound of raindrops on the windows and roof make it even more perfect for snoozing.

In 1831, when Abraham Lincoln moved to New Salem, Illinois, he was soon confronted by a wellknown bully by the name of Jack Armstrong. It was here where Armstrong challenged Lincoln to a wrestling match.

Lincoln was a clerk, at the time, at a store known as Denton Offutt. To Armstrong’s misfortune, Lincoln accepted the wrestling challenge, which quickly grabbed the town’s attention in the form of frenzied betting by the townsfolk.

Lincoln won the match, and also his challenger’s respect, from that day onward.

The town’s residents quickly learned of Abe’s supreme wrestling skills.

As a young wrestler, Abraham Lincoln would only be defeated once out of approximately 300 matches!

Now, that’s a most amazing wrestling record that would even make

Feeling totally refreshed, I now return to my desk to scribble a few news stories and/or commentaries and maybe even straighten out my desk.

It’s one of those special days.

This is being written on a Saturday afternoon, the day before Easter.

I’m not big on Easter. Not one of my favorite holidays. But I do enjoy good food. So I shall probably attend our Easter meal, if only to eat dinner. After dinner I shall likely disappear into my office to work as I’m not much for hunting for Easter eggs or making small talk.

Life is good.


A Commentary from several years ago, still accurate today . . .

On being a caregiver . . .

The Hulk turn green with envy –well, if he weren’t already green, that is.

Bottom line: you don’t mess with our 16th U.S. President.

Bonus fact: Not many people know that Abraham Lincoln was once a part-owner of a saloon in Springfield, Illinois, called “Berry and Lincoln.”

Boy, after all these years, that Lincoln is still full of historical surprises!


A. John Tyler

B. Dwight D. Eisenhower

C. John F. Kennedy

The “Busy Bee” in this category is none other than John Tyler! So, if you picked “A” above, well, I think you should run for office as Head of the U. S. Education Commission!

Our 10th U.S. President, John Ty-

I’ve always though of myself as . . “lyle, the happy-go-lucky guy, always smiling, always joking, always happy.” Being someone under stress never even occurred to me.

Around January of 2018 I became a home health care giver for a family member, my ex-wife, Mary. Though divorced for over 16 years we remained very close to one another throughout. When Mary developed dementia, someone had to look after her. No one could do that better than me. We had been married for 40 years prior to the divorce. (My fault, not hers).

I moved back into the home to better care for her.

There are many hours in a day where she is lucid . . . but short term memory is bad. Long term memory is good. But there are also more and more frequent episodes of bizarre behavior, of being combative, aggressively belligerent.

ler, who served from 1841 to 1845, had an astonishing 15 children during his lifetime!

John Tyler fathered the 15 children between the years 1815 to 1860 with two different wives: 8 were with his first wife, Lettia Tyler, and the other 7 were with his second wife, Julia Gardiner.

John Tyler was 54 when he married second wife, Julia Gardiner, age 21, in 1844.

He was, perhaps, the most virile of all our U.S. Presidents, to put it mildly.

And just think, that was before Viagra!


A Thomas Jefferson

B John Quincy Adams

C John F. Kennedy

This is a very tricky one! So, don’t feel bad if you missed it.

While most people might pick Thomas Jefferson right off the bat, it was actually “B,” John Quincy Adams who (fluently) spoke the most foreign languages!

While it is true that Thomas Jefferson spoke and read several languages, it was our 6th American President who still holds the record for speaking the most languages fluently, including French, Dutch,

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At one time, in mid July, 2018, Mary was in hospital - having been transported by ambulance. She was due to be discharged three days later, against my wishes. I do not think she was ready to come home. I requested a second opinion and requested a different psychiatrist for Mary. Totally disagree with the treatment she’s received. Or not received.

Sending her home in that short of time was inviting disaster. One of her diagnoses was “gravely ill.” You don’t send a gravely ill person home in four days time.

About a week ago I saw the top nutritionist at Kaiser. During our interview I briefed her fully. The reason for the referral was my blood sugars had been unusually high at night. (I’m a type II diabetic). She said, “I know the reason for your

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5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

More Trees in San Diego Term Limits

There are 99 legislative chambers throughout the 50 states. Of these, 16 states have enacted term limits, including California. Other term limited states include Ohio, Florida, Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, Kansas and Nevada.

Proposition 28, which was approved by 61% of California’s voters in 2012, established our current term limit system. California legislators may serve a total of twelve years -- Senate terms are 4 years and Assembly terms are two. I’m now serving my 6th Assembly term – my 12th and final year. Prior to 2012, legislators could serve a total of 14 years, but only three terms in the either house.

According to a report by Ballotpedia, there are 1,973 state senate seats and 5,413 state assembly (house) seats in the United States – 7,386 total. 85 of those state legislative chambers will be holding elections in 2024 --- 12 senate chambers and 10 house chambers. Of those 22 chambers, term limits are affecting 2,071 seats that are up for re-election. That’s 28% of the total. To view the full Ballotpedia report, click here

In California, nine out of the 20 seats up for election this year are term limited. In San Diego County, only the 75th District, which I serve, and the 76th District, now served by Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, are termed out.

In my view term limits are beneficial, though excessively short term limits are counter-productive. California’s previous system that allowed assemblymembers to serve only 6 years (your first term you learn the job, your second term you do the job, and in your last term you look for a job), is a perfect example. And term limits should never be a substitute for involved and informed citizens who vote out unsuitable officials, and vote in the good ones.

For an electronic version of this article, please visit: 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.

I returned my defective hard drives to Amazon.

What’s this $546 restocking fee?

When Akin Williams’ Western Digital hard drives don’t work, he tries to return them to Amazon. But the seller wants to charge him a $546 restocking fee. Is that legit?

Q: I recently bought four Western Digital hard drives through Amazon. The drives were defective.

I contacted the manufacturer and confirmed in writing that the drives were defective due to the loud grinding noises being made when they were in operation. When I told the Amazon seller of the defective condition, a representative told me they would not issue a full refund of the purchase, but that I could return the drives to the manufacturer. This was after I forwarded them the manufacturer’s recommendation that I should return the drives to the seller.

When I returned the drives, the reseller assessed a restocking fee of $546 against the original purchase price. It claimed “heavy usage” of the item. In the four days that I used the drives, they were not heavily used. However, I did have to erase

sensitive information from both drives before returning them.

I have spoken to Amazon several times this week about this seller’s return policy, but due to the seller’s claim that the only damage to the drives was as a result of use, and not defect, they have chosen to back the seller’s decision to impose a restocking fee.

I was hoping that Amazon would intervene in this situation. The seller has the drives back, and they can still exercise the warranty to get new drives at full value. Whereas I have lost a lot of money through no fault of my own. My decision to return the drives was based on Amazon’s assurance that I would receive assistance in getting a refund. Sadly, that no longer seems to be the case.

A: A restocking fee is a charge a business sometimes applies when a customer returns an item and receives a refund. The fee covers the expense of erasing a phone or laptop and placing the item back

A few weeks ago, we made a significant stride by expanding our proactive tree planting program in the unincorporated area.

The Board of Supervisors allocated $2 million towards procuring around 4,000 trees from various vendors. Alongside tree acquisition, these funds will be utilized for essential tasks such as removing dead or diseased trees and installing watering systems and necessary equipment. These trees are scheduled to be planted between Spring and Winter 2024.

In the 2023 calendar year, the County not only met but surpassed its objective of planting 10,000 trees, with 11,010 trees added to parks and facilities across the region.

This included 5,744 new trees in County parks and facilities, 1,637 trees planted through partnerships with non-governmental organizations, and 3,629 trees planted by incorporated cities.

Since 2016, the County has been committed to planting over 35,000 trees in County parks. This endeavor has been made possible through various volunteer initiatives.

Additionally, the Sheriff’s Depart-

on the shelves (hence the name “restocking”). Some electronics businesses charge restocking fees of between 10 and 20 percent, but yours was more than 50 percent, which is not reasonable.

As you noted, the Amazon seller could return your Western Digital drives to the manufacturer for a full refund, which means it would make a tidy profit from your storage unit. That’s wrong.

Could you have avoided this? Maybe. It’s almost impossible to screen a business based on its restocking fees -- it’s not as if they are disclosed when you buy an item. Amazon works with a network of businesses that fulfill orders, and as I look back at your order, I just don’t see how you could have known. But I do think Amazon could have offered you better support after you purchased a defective product. Amazon’s A-to-Z guarantee covers a product purchased through the site that is damaged, defective, or materially different from what you ordered. Under the guarantee, a reseller can’t charge you a restocking fee; it must refund everything, regardless of what the manufacturer says. I have more information on

ment’s Reentry Services Community Involved Vocational Incarcerated Crew Services Program has contributed by planting over 2,500 oak trees at County parks in the last five years.

By planting a diverse array of healthy native and climate-ready trees, the County enhances air quality and combats tree infestations by pests. Moreover, these trees provide crucial shade and cool the surrounding environment.

California has witnessed a substantial loss of trees, with over 147 million trees lost since 2010, according to the U.S. Forest Service. In County open spaces alone, an estimated 20 trees per acre have been lost across 50,000 acres.

To streamline tree management efforts, the County employs a tree plotter system to monitor tree inventory and plantings across the region. Additionally, citizens are encouraged to participate by reporting trees they plant independently through the Tree Plotter web page.

San Diego County District 5 Supervisor Jim Desmond, 1600 Pacific Highway, #335, San Diego, CA 92101, United States http:// www.supervisorjimdesmond.com/

Amazon’s guarantee in my ultimate guide to Amazon returns on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org.

Bottom line: Amazon should have stepped up. I see you kept an excellent paper trail and even reached out to some of the Amazon executives I list on my consumer advocacy site.

Your case is an important reminder to document everything when a product doesn’t work. If your hard drive is grinding, take a video of it and share it with the business. I think in your case, the more visual evidence you had of the breakdown, the less likely that you would have been charged a restocking fee of more than 50 percent. Also, I think Amazon should enforce the terms of their guarantee policy, but that’s a discussion.

I contacted Amazon on your behalf. It refunded you the entire amount of your purchase.

Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy (https://elliottadvocacy.org), a nonprofit organization that helps consumers solve their problems. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help by contacting him at https://elliottadvocacy.org/help/

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Everyone, no matter how you live or have lived, has enjoyed a “happiest of days.” As I look back on my years one particular day in June 1964, stands out. I well remember Disneyland was less than a decade old, but forever young in the hearts and memories of all of us. My wife and I had a five-year-old son who really didn’t know what to expect beyond the weekly “Wonderful World of Disney” TV program our family watched each Sunday. The impact of our trip to Disneyland became a lifetime memory.

The concept for Disneyland began back in the late 1930s when Walt Disney was visiting Griffith Park in Los Angeles with his two daughters. He came up with the idea of a place where adults and their children could go and have fun together. An internal memo 10

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The Happiest Day of 60 Years Ago

years later referred to notes Disney made during a 1948 trip to the Chicago Railroad Fair with a two-day stop in Henry Ford’s Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, which had attractions like an old time American main street.

When people wrote letters to Disney inquiring about visiting his studios in Burbank, he realized a functional movie studio like his had little to offer to visiting fans and began to foster various ideas about building a visitors’ site near the studios.

Disney’s designers began working on concepts for a theme park as he had acquired 160 acres of orange groves and walnut trees in Anaheim, southeast of Los Angeles in neighboring Orange County. Besides Ford’s Greenfield Village and the Chicago Railroad Fair, Disney also was inspired by Tivoli Gardens in Denmark, Knott’s Berry Farm, Colonial Williamsburg, the Century of Progress in Chicago, and the 1939 New York’s World Fair.

The ABC television network agreed to help finance Disneyland.

The Happiest Place on Earth

Construction began on July 16, 1954, at a cost of more than $17 million to complete (equivalent to more than $148 million in 2024).

Disneyland was dedicated on July 17, 1955, a year later which supposedly was to be open only to invited guests and the media. About half of the 28,000 who showed up were actual invitees, the rest had purchased counterfeit tickets, or

Travel Troubleshooter

had slipped into the park by climbing over the fence. The dedication festivities were televised nationwide, anchored and hosted by three of Walt Disney’s personal Hollywood friends: game show host Art

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United Airlines canceled my flight. Why can’t I get a refund?

When United Airlines cancels the last leg of Andy Wilson’s flight to Iceland, he must buy a new ticket. The airline blames a “desynchronization” -- but will it cover his extra costs?

Q: I am writing to request a refund for tickets I had to purchase at the last minute, after our international travel had already begun. United canceled part of our international itinerary without notice or remedy.

My wife and I had booked tickets through United.com from Albuquerque, N.M., to Keflavik International Airport in Iceland, with stops in Houston and Frankfurt. When we checked in at Albuquerque for departure, a United representative told us we couldn’t check in for our flight from Frankfurt to Keflavik because Icelandair was not a United Airlines code-share partner airline. But the representative assured us that this was normal and that we would only need to pick up our luggage in Frankfurt and take it to the Icelandair ticket counter.

We flew to Houston, and again, we tried to check on the status of

our Icelandair reservation. But Icelandair’s website and mobile app could not find our reservation under our confirmation code.

In Houston, Icelandair’s customer service line told us that the tickets were never issued and that the reservation itself had been canceled by the issuing travel agency the day before travel. Since we bought our tickets on United.com, I presume that United itself was that agency.

We found this out while our flight to Frankfurt was boarding. The United gate agent in Houston could not help. She told us that she couldn’t even look up our reservation under its confirmation number since, again, Icelandair was not a partner airline.

We had to repurchase the seats that had allegedly been canceled at a cost of $1,959. It would be appropriate for United to refund that cost to make me whole. Can you help?

A: What a nightmare! You booked your airline ticket through United. com, so it’s responsible for getting

you to your destinations. It doesn’t matter if United has a relationship with Icelandair or not. The buck stops with United.

Normally, you would find out about a problem with your ticket well in advance of your flight. But it looks like United canceled the last leg of your flight just before you left. A last-minute call to Icelandair might have revealed the problem. But if you buy a ticket on United.com, and it sends you a confirmation number, you should be confident that you actually have a reservation for all travel segments.

I don’t think you had much of a choice about buying a new ticket on Icelandair. You could have gone to the United Airlines ticket counter in Frankfurt and explained the problem, but if you had missed your flight, it would have screwed up your entire vacation -- car rental, hotel stay, tours.

You were cornered and had to purchase a more expensive, last-minute ticket. And you’re absolutely correct: This was something United should pay for.

You contacted United in writing, and you did an excellent job of keeping a paper trail. In response to your request, the airline offered to refund the unused leg, but nothing more, claiming a “desynchronization of your ticket” caused the problem.

“Due to operational changes, we’re unable to guarantee flight times or aircraft type, especially when the flight is operated by another airline,” the representative said. United apologized and deposited 5,000 “goodwill” miles into your account and refunded the canceled leg.

That’s a good start, but United needed to step up and cover the cost of your new flight. I contacted the airline on your behalf, and it issued a full refund.

Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy, a nonprofit organization that helps consumers solve their problems. Email him at chris@elliott.org or get help by contacting him on his site.

© 2024 Christopher Elliott.

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Haven’t flown in a while? Here’s how air travel has changed.

If you haven’t flown in a while, fasten your seatbelts. I’ve got good news -- and bad news.

You’ve probably already heard the bad news because it travels faster than the speed of sound. Airfares are up. So are luggage fees. And we seem to have a problem with in-flight violence again.

But there’s more to the story, and if you’re an occasional air traveler, you’ll want to get the big picture. You might be surprised by what you find.

First, The Bad New

Some of the changes have not been for the better. For example:

Airfares are climbing. Cheap pandemic airfares are history. Average domestic roundtrip fares fell to a low of $186 in May 2020. But they were back up to $261 by the beginning of this year -- and they continue to climb.

Checked baggage fees are soaring. All of the major airlines have recently raised their baggage fees. On domestic flights, a checked bag may cost as much as $35 (more if you wait until the last minute or your bag is overweight).

Air rage is back. In-flight air rage hit record highs in 2021, mostly because of masking requirements. But the number of violent in-flight incidents remains high -- this time, a combination of fuller flights and a continuing decline of civility. We’re on track to exceed 2020’s unruly passenger incidents.

But don’t despair. The air travel experience is changing in small ways -- and, potentially, in big ways.

What’s it like to fly now?

Let’s start with the air travel experience itself. Flights are fuller and space is tighter than ever. In fact, if you’re flying somewhere this spring or summer, you should congratulate yourself. You’re probably part of the busiest year in the history of air travel.

“Air travel has rebounded,” says Jason Block, CEO of WorldVia Travel Group. That puts a squeeze on regular passengers. If you’ve booked a no-frills economy ticket, you may face a higher risk of being bumped from your flight. So if you have a little extra money, Block suggests buying a more flexible ticket. You’re still not bump-proof, but at least you’ll move up the list.

Smile for the TSA

The passenger screening experience is different but not neces-

sarily better. The TSA has new scanners that take your picture to verify your identity. New technology might allow you to keep all your belongings in your bag and speed up screening -- “might” being the operative word.

“The process is more inconsistent than ever,” says Andy Abramson, a frequent traveler and a communications consultant from Las Vegas. “Procedures change from airport to airport. In some cases, all you need is your boarding pass. In others, you need your ID, and in others, nothing but your facial scan.”

Speaking of technology, many air travelers have raved about new onboard Wi-Fi capabilities. Airlines like Air New Zealand, Emirates and JetBlue include the price of Wi-Fi in their tickets, and the connections have just gotten better since the pandemic.

Your Face is Your Boarding Pass

The TSA isn’t the only one using facial scans. Some U.S. airlines have started using facial scans instead of boarding passes. It’s a little bit of an adjustment for passengers.

“I stood awkwardly in front of a camera, feeling like a contestant in a dystopian game show,” says Chris McGuire, a real estate broker from Birmingham, Al.

A few months ago, Frankfurt became the first airport in Europe to fully adopt facial recognition. Other airports, including Tokyo and Dubai, also have face-scanning technology. If you haven’t flown in a while, you may not have to fumble for your boarding pass before you get on the plane.

I’ve used face-scanning technology on many occasions and it usually works, but it can be slow. Getting through customs in Santiago,

Chile, took a while and the agent kept apologizing for the technology. So don’t forget to pack your patience.

No More Ticket Change Fees

Airline ticket change fees disappeared during the pandemic on U.S. airlines. So if you have to change your flight, you won’t have to pay a $250 fee on top of any fare difference.

“That’s one of the most significant changes,” says frequent air traveler Bob Bacheler, who is the managing director of Flying Angels, a medical transport service. “Airlines introduced more flexible booking and cancellation policies, allowing passengers to change or cancel flights without heavy penalties”

Bacheler thinks the fees will return eventually, and he’s right. If they do, airlines will call them something else -- maybe a “convenience” fee?

You May Board Your Flight Differently

“Some airlines are implementing new boarding procedures,” says Andy Palacios, vice president of growth and strategic partnerships for App in the Air. The most significant is United Airlines, which last fall began boarding economy passengers with window seats before those with middle and aisle seats.

Palacios recommends avoiding the general boarding mayhem by getting a credit card or earning elite status. Anything that gets you into the first boarding group can save you from having to gate-check your carry-on or just getting stuck in a crowd.

You Have New Rights Too

If something goes wrong on your flight, you may find that your air-

line will do more for you. That’s because the Department of Transportation (DOT), which regulates airlines, has been applying steady pressure on domestic airlines to improve customer service. (After all, taxpayers bailed out the airlines during the pandemic.)

Airlines now offer guaranteed meals, accommodations and ground transportation to and from a hotel when they’re at fault for a cancellation. (You can find out about all your rights on the DOT’s Fly Rights website.)

The government is working on carving out more rights for air travelers, dealing with everything from more straightforward and honest pricing to minimum seat size. But it’s a work in progress.

Flying Feels Different Now

Passengers say it feels like something has shifted when it comes to air travel.

“Flying feels different,” says Robert Khachatryan, a frequent flier and founder of a freight forwarding service in La Crescenta, Calif.

He’s correct. It’s not just that customers have a few new rights or that the technology is getting an upgrade -- or even that boarding is a little different.

There’s a sense that something big lies just ahead. With people like Elon Musk teasing a Tesla that can fly and personal flying vehicles making headlines almost every day, there’s a feeling that flying is about to evolve in a significant way.

Air travelers have become disenchanted with commercial air travel, with its high fares, fees, long lines and terrible customer service. And the relief may not come from new rules to protect the rights of air travelers but from a fundamental change in the way we fly.

So if flying feels different to you now, just wait. You ain’t seen nothing yet.

This is the first of a two-part series on the future of air travel. Next week: Flying cars. Yeah, we’re going to go there.

Christopher Elliott is an author, consumer advocate, and journalist. He founded Elliott Advocacy, a nonprofit organization that helps solve consumer problems. He publishes Elliott Confidential, a travel newsletter, and the Elliott Report, a news site about customer service. If you need help with a consumer problem, you can email him at chris@elliott.org.

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Illustration by Aren Elliott

Coastal Cities Jazz Band Back by Popular Demand

The 17-member Coastal Cities Jazz Band is back by popular demand. Sunday, April 14th at 2:30pm. They come to Escondido with female and male vocalists to perform the classic swing songs of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. CCJB has been around Southern California for almost 30 years.

This big band’s performance will be at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1550 South Juniper Street in Escondido.

Seniors, Veterans, and active-military $20.00, Students thru college $10.00 Children 12 and under FREE. Adults $30.00. Ticket sales at 1:30 pm. Doors open at 2:00 pm. Enter off Juniper and use the upper parking lot.

Presented by the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association who have presented over 300 concerts in Escondido since 1945. Bring a friend or two.

Read all about us at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info.

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The Computer Factory

845 W. San Marcos Blvd.



Ever wonder why San Diego stands alone among America’s ten largest cities in never having won any professional or NCAA collegiate national championship in a major sport (baseball, basketball and football). Nome and I found the answer one cold rainy night in 2010 at a tavern in Julian.

It was Halloween Eve. The cold wind blew curtains of rain down Julian’s dark, empty streets. Inside Bailey’s Barbecue and Tavern, the hearth fire crackled warmly and the aroma of wood smoke and roast-

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ing meat permeated the flickering gloom. We sat nursing our after dinner drinks idly listening to two men at the bar lamenting the Padre’s dismal season and debating the Chargers chances to make the play-offs.

A dark, well dressed man who had been sitting alone at the bar got up to leave. He paid his bar tab and turned to the two men. “A word of advice” he said seriously, “don’t ever bet the rent money on the Chargers.”

The two men stared at him. “Why not” asked the first man?

“Because they will always break your heart,” he said softly.

“The Chargers will break my heart?” scoffed the second man.

“Yes” said the dark man, “not just the Chargers, the Padres, USD, UCSD and San Diego State, they will all break your heart. It cannot be changed.” He continued toward the door.

The first man yelled after him “That’s bull crap man, what can’t be changed?”

He stopped at the door and smiled “the curse of course” and he stepped out into the night.

Pet Parade


Chesternut is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1-1/2-year-old, 37pound, male, Terrier mix.

Chesternut was surrendered to a shelter in the Imperial Valley, then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS). He’s a funloving and active pup who needs physical and mental exercise.

The $145 adoption fee for Chesternut includes medical exam, neuter, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if his new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society.

Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas or log on to www.SDpets.org. Open 11 to 4, Friday through Monday, and by appointment Wednesday and Thursday.

“What’s he talking about,” asked the first man looking at Amanda, the bartender.

Amanda sighed heavily, “It’s a long sad story and a bit spooky. Are you sure you want to hear it?”

Both men nodded. Nome and I moved up to the bar and the only other couple in the tavern left their table and took seats at the bar to hear the story. The six of us sat attentively in the flickering firelight as Amanda began.

“In 1929 San Diego State was negotiating to buy land on Montezuma Mesa for their new campus. An Indian clan living on Vulcan Mountain owned the property that SDSU wanted for their athletic fields. The Indians agreed to sell the property with the stipulation that SDSU would supply basketball, baseball and football equipment for the clan’s reservation

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Pet of the Week Smash

This cutie’s name is Smash, and he’s no doubt going to be the smash-hit of your family once you bring him home! This precious pup has a giant heart and cutest nose you’ve ever seen. (And ever wanted to boop!) Fouryear-old Smash likes to take his time while he gets to know new friends, so some patience and yummy treats will help you build a strong relationship with him! He’s lived with kids and other dogs before and may do well in a new home with some friends. Smash is a fun fellow, although sometimes can be a bit overexuberant in showing his affections; that said, his new family will need to continue to work on his basic good-dog manners using positive training methods. Fun activities that help work his brain and body – like agility and nose work – will be incredibly beneficial. If Smash (701441) sounds like your kind of guy, adopt him 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=701441

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school. As part of the deal clan chief Mountain Bear’s son also received a four- year baseball scholarship to SDSU. He was a pitcher.

“As the years passed the school honored the scholarship but the coach never played the lad. In the boy’s senior year (1933) Mountain Bear complained to the University President who pressured the baseball coach into promising to play Mountain Bear’s son in the final game of the season.”

“The big day arrived and the entire Vulcan Mountain clan came to the playing fields on Montezuma Mesa to see Mountain Bear’s son pitch for the Aztecs. It was a tight game with the conference championship at stake. The tension grew among the clan members as Mountain Bear’s son continued to sit on the bench. In the bottom of the eighth inning, with the score tied at one all, Coach sent Mountain Bear’s son to warm up in the bull-pen along with his ace reliever, Wally Mc Comb.”

“The excitement grew as Coach signaled the bullpen for a ninth inning relief pitcher. But it was McComb who walked to the mound. He was tagged for a two-out home run and the Aztecs failed to score in the bottom of the ninth, game

over. Mountain Bear’s son was nowhere to be found on the field after the game. When the team went back to the locker room they found Mountain Bear’s son’s lifeless body hanging in the showers.”

At that moment there was a flash of lightning followed immediately by a crash of thunder that shook the building. The lights in the bar dimmed and then brightened. The room suddenly seemed to grow cold. Amanda shivered.

“What happened then?” asked the first man nervously.

“The clan took Mountain Bear’s son home to Vulcan Mountain that night and buried him in sacred ground. At the end of three days of mourning they built a huge fire and burned the athletic equipment SDSU had provided for the reservations school. As the acrid smoke rolled down the mountain and spread out toward San Diego the tribal shaman stood with Mountain Bear at the top of Vulcan Mountain and Mountain Bear spoke this curse. “San Diego will not see final victory in these sports for one hundred years.”

“And that’s the story of the San Diego curse” said Amanda with a shrug.

The second man said, “If that’s true we can’t win a World Series

or Super Bowl and our universities can’t win a national championship in football, basketball or baseball.”

“Not until the year 2033” Amanda nodded.

“So who was that guy?” asked the first man.

“He is the great-great-great grandson of Mountain Bear.” Said Amanda

“You don’t really believe in that curse crap do you?” scoffed the first man.

Amanda leaned forward “Well then you explain it. None of our teams ever have won any of those championships and the Padre’s have the worst all time won/lost record of any team in the majors. Besides that, it doesn’t matter what I think, he believes it and he puts his money where his mouth is.”

“He bets against our teams?” Asked the second man incredulously.

“That’s how he makes a living” said Amanda, “did you happen to notice that red car parked out front when you came in?”

The second man’s jaw dropped. “That was his Ferrari?”

I Think my Dog Would be a Great Therapy Dog!

It doesn’t matter where we go with Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) dogs from Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Sooner or later, somebody will say, “My dog would be a terrific Therapy dog!”

Maybe it would. But there’s more to Pet Assisted Therapy than just having a cool dog who likes to cuddle with you on the couch. Here’s an opportunity to see if your dog has the potential to be part of a Pet Assisted Therapy program, whether it’s our PAT program at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, at another shelter, at a hospital, or someplace else that needs the unconditional love of animals.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society will host Therapy Dog mini evaluations on Saturday morning, April 13th from 10:00 to noon at Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Thrift Shop at 120 Aberdeen Drive in Cardiff by the Sea.

This isn’t about anyone judging whether your dog is a good boy or good girl. It’s a mini evaluation of your dog’s strengths and social abilities. Here’s how it will work.

Dogs and their owners will meet Sarah Surritt, Owner and Head Dog Trainer and Behavior Consultant at Get Pawsitive Dog Training. (We love Sarah!) She will observe whether they (the dogs and their owners) have what it takes to start the process to join a Pet Assisted Therapy team.

Dogs should meet these basic requirements:

• Be outgoing and friendly with all people.

• Be friendly with other dogs.

• Not be shy or scared of new situations.

• Be spayed or neutered.

Calling all EHS Cougars Class of 1974

Aren’t you curious about the life choices and twists and turns of your old buds life journeys so far? Don’t you want to reconnect with people who knew you when . . . well, you know. Here’s your chance!

Our GOLDEN Reunion is coming up and we’re ready to celebrate the facts that we graduated AND we’re still here to party like its 2024! The event is on Saturday, May 18th between 11 am and 3 pm at our old stomping grounds, Escondido High Football Stadium. The tasty lunch will be catered by the Wrangler BBQ, a longtime sponsor of this annual event.

Tickets and other information can be found on the reunion website at EHSGoldenReunion.org

Tickets are $45 per person and includes food, soda and water. Riding tours of the campus are free. Handicap parking is provided.

This important event is made possible by the EHS 2024 Reunion Committee in association with the Cougar Alumni Club, a 503c non-profit organization. All donations made to the EHS Golden Reunion are tax deductible.

How Can I be Sure?

• Be at least one year old.

Pets are good for us both physically and emotionally. The people we meet during PAT visits can disconnect from their illness and fears, and feel happy and hopeful, even if it’s for a short time.

PAT dogs visit:

• Schools and Libraries

• Skilled Nursing Facilities

• Senior Centers

• Hospice Facilities

• Corporate Offices

• Mental Health Centers

• Children’s Programs

• Veteran Centers

Learn more about the Pet Assisted Therapy program at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Log on to www.sdpets.org then click on Programs and Pet Assisted Therapy.

For more about the Therapy Dog mini evaluations contact Mary Pilon at mpilon@sdpets.org.

All dogs are therapy dogs. The majority of them are just freelancing.

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Russian, Latin, Greek, German, and Italian, among others!

In total, John Quincy Adams was a true polyglot and became fluent in as many as 8 languages!

As a child, John Quincy Adams traveled with his father on diplomatic assignments all over the world. The young Adams was born with a most uncanny mind to quickly learn languages.

Most early American presidents that served during the 18th and 19th centuries, studied Latin, and sometimes Greek, in their classical education but, even then, they were not always truly fluent in


Viviana Velasco Moreno, 91, passed away Sunday, March 24th, 2024, at her home.

Born February 6, 1933 in Galeana, Mexico, she lived in Escondido for 64 years. She was married to Graciano Gomes Moreno for 43 years until his death in 2002.

Mrs. Moreno is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Javier Moreno of Escondido and David and Elva Moreno of Escondido; daughters and son-in-law Cookie Oseguera of Gilbert, Maria and Mike Gutierrez of West Covina, and Beatrice Guerrero of Escondido; grandchildren Georgie, Henry, Ivan, Joseph, Michael, Adrian, Ismael, Fabian, Bianca, Monica, David Jr., Briana, Isaac, and Kassandra; and great grandchildren Sophea, Portland, Atlas, Phoenix, Samuel, Oliver, Mariah, Michael Jr., Mason, Michaela, Arius, Matthew, Noah, and Josiah.

She was preceded in death by her husband Graciano, her granddaughter Margarita, and her great grandsons Giovanni and Gabriel.

No public viewing or mass is scheduled.

Internment will be at Oak Hill Memorial Park for immediate family.

both speaking and reading these languages.

While historians can confirm that Thomas Jefferson was said to speak 5 foreign languages, foremost scholars are quick to point out that Jefferson often exaggerated his (fluency) in each of them.

Linguistic experts evaluate Thomas Jefferson speaking some of these foreign languages on a “conversational fluency” only, but, not on a “proficiently fluent” level.

Nevertheless, Jefferson had an eclectic library including dictionaries in a wide variety of world languages, including Arabic, Gaelic, and Welsh (though historians agree he was not fluent in all of them).

Thomas Jefferson’s own contemporaries, such as John Adams, knew the twinkle in Thomas Jefferson’s eye whenever Jefferson would overly-embellish his linguistic talents.

Jefferson once bragged that he learned Spanish fluently in just 19 days while on a sea journey to France, to which John Adams amusingly quipped: “But, Mr. Jefferson tells large tales.”


A. James Madison

B. Andrew Jackson

C. Jimmy Carter

This is a hard one, but, if you picked “A” James Madison, well you must be a super patriot who never missed history class!

That President James Madison was the smallest of U.S. Presidents is one thing -- but just how small he really was is not well known to the layperson.

Our 4th U.S. President, James Madison, holds the distinction of being the smallest U. S. President, standing only 5’ 4” in height and weighting (less than 100 pounds), which is less than the average American teenage girl!


A George Washington

B William H. Taft

C Lyndon B. Johnson

Wow! I wouldn’t leave my sandwich unattended with this president around!

If you guessed “B” William H. Taft, you get another slice of cheesecake with ice cream on top!

Just how fat was he?

William H. Taft, our 27th U.S. President never shied away from the dinner table!

He was 6’ tall and weighed a staggering 340 pounds, becoming the heaviest American president on record!

He would eventually (exceed 350) pounds and it is said he once got stuck in the White House bathtub!

A bigger bathtub had to be installed which could fit (four normal-sized men at one time)!

Wow! It’s hard to even say William H. Taft’s name without burping!


Honestly, I’m not making this up.

And yet, how can such a fantastic fact such as this go, virtually, unknown for just about every American today?

Even though this question, alone, sounds too far fetched, it’s true!

Take your best guess, below:

A. John F. Kennedy

B. Gerald Ford

C. Ronald Reagan

Most people will not pick the correct answer, so don’t be disappointed.

But in this case, fact is stranger than fiction!

If you guessed “B” for Gerald Ford, I’m just flabbergasted at your amazing ability to guess correctly!

President-to-be, Gerald Ford, was once a model for Cosmopolitan and Look magazines in the 1940s. And in April of 1942, he graced the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine, dressed in his U. S. Navy uniform.

The cover photo can still be viewed today and shows a young 29-year-olde Gerald Ford kissing his girlfriend, at the time, Phyllis Brown, also a Cosmopolitan Magazine model.

Gerald Ford would meet his future wife, Elizabeth Bloomer Warren, while he was working as a model.

Ford’s wife, Elizabeth Bloomer Warren, was also a fashion model for John Robert Powers Agency as well as a dancer with the auxiliary troupe of the Martha Graham Dance Company.


Presidents continued on page 13

Historically Speaking from page 7

Linkletter, actor Bob Cummings, and future U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

That opening day had disaster written all over it. The temperature was an unusually high 101 °F, and because of a local plumbers’ strike, Disney was given a choice of working drinking fountains or running toilets ... he chose the latter, leaving many drinking fountains dry. That decision generated negative publicity since Pepsi sponsored the park’s opening. Many guests believed the inoperable drinking fountains were a cynical way to sell Pepsi. Additionally, some of the asphalt that had been poured that morning for the parking lot and walkways was soft enough to let women’s high-heeled shoes sink into it. In later years, the Disney folks referred to July 17, 1955, as “Black Sunday.”

Disneyland guests originally paid a small admission fee to get into the park, but admission to most of the rides and attractions required guests to purchase tickets, either individually or in a book, that consisted of several coupons, initially labeled “A” through “C.”

The “A” coupons allowed admission to the smaller children’s rides and attractions such as the Main Street Vehicles, whereas “C” coupons were used for the most common attractions like Peter Pan’s Flight, or the Mad Tea Party. As more thrilling rides were introduced, such as the Disneyland Monorail or the Matterhorn Bobsleds, “D” and then eventually the top iconic “E” coupons were introduced. Today the “E Ticket” terminology is still used to refer to things most in-demand, even though the Disneyland coupons themselves are long consigned to history. Among those of us old enough to remember those early Disneyland days, using the term “E Ticket” for anything of great excitement remains popular.

In 1982, Disney dropped the idea for individual ride tickets, replacing them with “passports,” charging a single admission price with unlimited access to most of the attractions. Compared to the costs of visiting Disneyland in 1964, the price of park admission today is astronomical.

For our son, his mother and me, that June day back in 1964, visiting the then decade old Disneyland was the happiest that we shall never forget. It was perfect in every regard. I dare say millions of families down through the years have had equally memorable experiences.

The Paper • Page 12 • April 4, 2024

Presidents from page 12

I know, you’re all shaking your heads and already laughing in total disbelief!

But this is why Lyle e. Davis’ weekly magazine, The Paper, is such a widely read publication, even well beyond San Diego County (per our online readers!).

Look at the possibilities below and take your best guess.

A. John F. Kennedy

B. Ronald Reagan

C. Donald Trump

If you guessed B, for Ronald Reagan, well, you are quite the quiz master! So take a well-deserved bow.

President Ronald Reagan was widely photographed and even won the title of the “Most Nearly Perfect Male Figure Award.”

In 1940, our future American leader, Ronald Wilson Reagan, was voted the “Most Nearly Perfect Male Figure Award” from the University of California!

Widely-photographed in swimwear, a young 29-year-olde Ronald Reagan was the easy winner in a

wide gallery of opposition!


Whoa, Nelly – are you serious?

I would never have played ‘hooky’ as often as I did if my teachers would have spiced up our school lessons with these colourful facts!

Oh well, better late than never.

Take your best guess, below, for the final question in our quiz.

A. Thomas Jefferson

B. Andrew Jackson

C. Ulysses S. Grant

As funny as it sounds, this really happened!

The U.S. President in question was none other than “C” above, Ulysses S. Grant.

Former military general, Ulysses S. Grant, prided himself on riding a military mount and his expertise on handling any horse under reins.

Grant particularly enjoyed a fast steed and the exhilaration of giving his horse full throttle!

According to official police records

at Washington, D.C., Ulysses S. Grant was cited multiple times for recklessly riding a horse, as well as horse carriage, both before and during his U. S. presidency!

In a 2012 newspaper interview, Washington, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier confirmed the story.

And according to official police archive records, Chief Lanier stated the following: “The Metropolitan Police Department actually stopped and cited Ulysses S. Grant three times for speeding.”

On one occasion, while serving as U. S. President, Grant was racing his horse-drawn presidential coach when he accidentally ran over a young boy’s foot.

According to Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s interview: “He (President Grant) was actually racing his buggy on M Street, where he was taken into custody (arrested and later released). We (the police back then) seized his horse and buggy.”

These accounts are also corroborated by John F. Marszalek, Executive Director of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Collection at Mississippi State University. After police hauled the president down to the police station, they were unsure if they could charge a U. S. P resident.

“They ended up letting him pay a fine and walk back to the White House.”


I wish to personally thank all the readers who have asked me to write a cover story on “shocking and unknown U.S. Presidential facts not found in mainstream history books.” This is (your cover story) by popular request.

Please keep your story suggestions coming! After all, this is your publication and we love to have our readers enjoy what they are most interested in.

I thank you, one and all for being a personal part of our readership family.

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Oodles from page 3

quilters.com or email info@elcaminoquilters.com.

El Camino Quilters is a non-profit group. We donate hundreds of quilts and other handmade items to a variety of groups including Rady Children’s Hospital, Senior centers, hospitals, police and military groups.

“Habitats of Daley Ranch”

April 14 • 11 am

The Friends of Daley Ranch is sponsoring a free presentation on the Habitats of Daley Ranch, and everyone is invited. Come join us at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Ranch House, where Rick Halsey of the California Chaparral Institute will discuss the habitat regimes found at Daley Ranch: oak woodland, grasslands, riparian and chaparral. This is the debut of Daley Ranch Discussions With Friends, what we hope will be a quarterly offering to our members and the public. Each event will feature a topic of general interest related to Daley Ranch.

If interested in attending, please RSVP with your name, the total number of guests, and how many will ride the shuttle to info@daleyranch.org. For more information phone 760-214-7587.

“Hearts Full of Song”

May 5 • 3:15 p.m.

Pacific Coast Harmony will present “Hearts Full of Song,” a show of modern four-part acappella harmony music on Sunday May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5967 La Sendita, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

The music spans the Great American Songbook, Broadway theater and film, popular songs, and beyond.

A highlight of the show will be a special appearance by Frequency, a tenor-bass acappella group at UC San Diego, founded in 2008 and completely student-run. Several other PCH members’ quartets will also perform.

The show will follow a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased by emailing PacificCoastHarmonyInfo@gmail.com or by calling (619) HARMONY /427-6669.

Pacific Coast Harmony is an acappella ensemble based in La Jolla, California, under the direction of

Bonnie McKibben, an award-winning director, quartet champion, and recording artist. The chorus will be competing at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in early July.

For more information, visit PacificCoastharmony.org or call (619) 427-6669.

LIFE at MiraCosta College

1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside In The Board Room Trailer T200

A Lifelong Learning Group

Meetings will be held in person at the Mira Costa College Oceanside Campus at 1:00 pm in the Board Room Trailer T200 by the Police Station and by the Internet Application ZOOM.

April 5: 1:00 “Lincoln’s Scout-The Diary of Horatio Cooke, Soldier, Spy, Escape Artist”---Mark Cannon, Author The enthralling true story of the brave and resourceful young captain of the Civil War’s super-secret Lincoln Special Scouts, Harry Green Cooke.

April 5: 2:30 The Next Eclipse Rica French, MCC Faculty, Astronomy Dept.

On April 8th, 2024, a total solar eclipse transverses the continental U.S. Join us for this interactive session with all the details, including how you can watch safely (from anywhere!).

April 12: 1:00 MCC Theater Production, “Anon(ymous)” Eric Bishop & Students

We will learn about the final theatrical production of the school year. Anon, a young refugee, journeys through the United States meeting a wide variety of people in this powerful retelling of Homer’s epic Odyssey, which explores themes of identity, coming-of-age, and the shifting nature of home.

April 12: 2:30 183.9 mph Bicycle

Guinness Record Denise Mueller

Learn how Denise set goals and trained to bicycle into the history books by breaking the men’s world record, becoming the fastest non-motorized human in the world at 183.9 mph.

April 19: 1:00 The Art Institute of Chicago’s Collection of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism Paintings. Robin Douglas, O’side Museum of Art

The Art Institute of Chicago would not have the world-renowned collection without brilliant and brave female art collectors. See who they were and what they collected to inspire generations past, present and future.

April 19: 2:30 RAD: Women’s Self Defense Elaine Armstrong,

LIFE Member

Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) enhances the options for self-defense so these options become viable for a woman who is attacked. Included will be sexual assault prevention, awareness, and senior safety. Elaine will demonstrate a few simple self-defense techniques that anyone can do.

April 26: 1:00 El Corazon, The Heart of the City John Daley VP Oceanside Historical Society Oceanside historian John Daley returns to give us a look at El Corazon’s history from ranch land to mine and to the Park it is today.

April 26: 2:30 Celebrate Arbor Day Megan Shaw, Urban Forestry Coordinator, What is an urban forest? Learn about the history of Arbor Day, tree introduction to San Diego and current urban forestry missions.

To join a Zoom meeting, LIFE must have your email address in order for you to receive the invite link. Meetings will start at 12:45 pm (you can join 15 minutes earlier) and the speaker will start at 1:00 pm.

Email: life.miracosta@gmail.com

To Donate to the LIFE Scholarship Fund: Write a check to MiraCosta College Foundation; Mail it to: 1 Barnard Dr., MS 7; Oceanside, CA 92056. In the memo area put: LIFE Scholarship Fund. Or go to: https://foundation.miracosta.edu/ donatenow and you can donate online. There is a “drop down” box to indicate the donation will be credited to the LIFE Scholarship Fund. * Speaker has books or CDs for sale.

Weekday Wellness & Fun for Seniors

11am - Noon

McClellan Senior Center

Calling all seniors! Looking for a way to add some excitement to your weekdays? Look no further! From 11 am until noon, join us at the McClellan Senior Center for a variety of engaging activities designed just for you!

• Unleash your creativity in our lively art class on Mondays.

• Test your luck and socialize with friends in a thrilling game of bingo on Tuesdays.

• Enjoy some friendly competition with games and cards on Wednesdays.

• Keep your mind sharp with trivia and brain games on Thursdays.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect, have fun, and make new memories with fellow seniors. Mark your calendars and join us for a fulfilling and enjoyable time at McClellan Senior Center! For more information, call 760.643.5288.

Man About Town from page 5

high blood sugar. It’s stress. Caring for Mary has put a great deal of stress on you. The adrenaline flows. When the adrenaline flows all of your body organs get overactive, including your pancreas. Your blood sugars rocket high. We need to get you a couple days a week of respite care, let your body and mind relax a bit.”

That comment hit me right in the heart, gut, and head. I immediately knew she was right. It all made sense. I was unaware of my stress till she pointed it out to me. It is very clearly there. We’re working on it. Deep down, I’m not always the happy-go-lucky guy I appear to be. I’m hurting.

I’ve since seen several other home health care givers as well as several pastors who have counseled folks over the years. My close pal, Dick Huls, a retired pastor said . . . “of course you’re under stress. Being a health care giver is one of the most stressful conditions you can work under.”

Point of this conversation? If it comes to you to become a home health care giver . . . be aware of the demands made on you, physical demands . . . and mental demands. The forces working against you are very, very strong . . . and must be dealt with.

Between publishing a newspaper each and every week, dealing with advertisers, deadlines, printing and/or computer problems . . . and caring for a dementia patient . . .it is a tremendous burden. Not sure I’m up to it .. . but we continue to try.

Update: Since the above was written, life has improved. Thanks to a brilliant Social Worker, Lynda Contreras, with the County of San Diego, I now have two caregivers each week which, essentially, gives Mary full time caregiver coverage, Monday thru Friday. This is a big relief to me and allows me to get out and visit clients without having to rush back home within an hour, worried about Mary. Today, I know she’s being well cared for.

It’s quite common to be critical of government workers. In fact, we have some mighty well trained, competent, and compassionate staff members within city, county and state governmental departments. I am delighted to have Lynda Contreras as our Social Worker. She is tops!

She deserves high praise . . . and a raise in pay!

That’s it for this week. See you again next week! Stay well!

The Paper • Page 14 • April 4, 2024

as follows: Present name: Last name: Phan Dodderidge First Name: Bodhi Middle Name: Jackson to Proposed name: Last name: Dodderidge First name: Bodhi Jackson Middle name: Phan. 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: 4/26/2024, 8:30 am, in Dept.

25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. No hearing will occur on above date, see attachment. 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 March 6, 2024 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2024-00010437-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Marina Ivanovna Hrytskevich filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Marina Ivanovna Hrytskevich to Proposed name Marina Kozyryev. 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

Freeman with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/16/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9005814

The name of the business: The Gold district, located at 1253 Activity Dr., Ste. A, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Kurmac Inc, 1253 Activity Dr., Ste. A, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A /s/ Laura Cortez, Secretary with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/14/2024 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9005589

The name of the business: Beauty Embrace, located at 1350 Rimrock Dr., Escondido, CA 92027. Registrant Araceli Gonzalez, PO Box 3551, Escondido, CA 92033. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/1/2024 /s/ Araceli Gonzalez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/12/2024 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9005466

The name of the business: Golden State Graphics, located at 2304 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 920008. Registrant zuza LLC, 2304 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 1/4/2019 /s/ randy Brown, COO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2024 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/2024


beneficiaries, creditors,

creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of ROBERT KEGLEY SCHNORLEITZ. A Petition for Probate has been filed by GUADALUPE HERRERA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central Probate Division. Petitioner requests that Guadalupe Herrera be appointed as executor with full authority granted to administer under the Independent Administration of Estates Act and bond not be required for the reasons stated in item 3(a).

Decedent died on 8/22/23 at Solaris Senior Living (Hospice) at 14536 Garden Rd., Poway, Ca. 92064.

Street address, city and county of decedent’s residence at time of death:

Palomar East Estates 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #31 San Marcos, Ca. 92078

Date of hearing: April 18, 2024 at 1:30pm, Department 503, Judge Olga Alvarez, presiding

Decedent has no spouse, was divorced or never married, only one daughter, who is, and has been, estranged for years.

Decedent was not survived by a step child or foster child or children who would have been adopted by decedent but for a legal barrier.

Decedent had no acknowledged predeceased spouse.

Net value of real property: $6000 Will waives bond.

Proposed executor is named as executor in the will and consents to act.

Proposed representative is a resident of California

Name and relationship to decedent:

Guadalupe Herrera, age 36, 932 N. Fig St, Unit C

Family friend/caregiver Escondido, Ca. 92026

Guadalupe Ventura, age 64 932 N. Fig St., Unit C

Family/friend/Employee of Joy International Escondido, CA. 92026

Kimberly Lucarelli, 68 718 Sycamore Ave., Sp. 124

Family friend/independent contractor Vista, Ca. 92083

Date: 11-2/23

I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.

Date: 11/2/23

Guadalupe Herrera /s/ Guadalupe Herrera 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of ROBERT KEGLEY SCHNORLEITZ. A Petition for Probate has been filed by GUADALUPE HERRERA in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union St., San Diego, Ca., 92101, Central Probate Division. Petitioner requests that Guadalupe Herrera be appointed as executor with full authority granted to administer under the Independent Administration of Estates Act and bond not be required for the reasons stated in item 3(a).

Decedent died on 8/22/23 at Solaris Senior Living (Hospice) at 14536 Garden Rd., Poway, Ca. 92064.

Street address, city and county of decedent’s residence at time of death:

Palomar East Estates 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #31 San Marcos, Ca. 92078 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11/2024

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2024-00012153-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Gerry Pamela Wesson filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Gerry Pamela Wesson to Proposed name Gerry Pamela Jentick. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9004887 The name of the business: Succulent Artworks, located at 778 Avenida Leon, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Julia Hillier, 778 Avenida Leon, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/7/2019 /s/ Julia Hillier with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/5/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9004792 The name of the business: North County SD Cleaning Services, Located at 1639 Foothill Dr., Vista, CA 92084. Registrant Veronica Hernandez, 1639 Foothill Dr., Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Veronica Hernandez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/4/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9004612 The name of the business: Hoya Plants 4U, located at 2003 S. El Camino Real, Suite 116, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Sylvia M. Perez, 2003 S. El Camino Real, Suite 116, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Sylvia M. Perez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/1/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003247 The name of the business: Rammark Publishing, located at 1592 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Ramsey Marcus Tuell, 1592 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 8/19/2000 /s/ Ramsey M. Tuell with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/13/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9005176 The name of the business: Eana Designs, located at 738 Valley Crest Drive, Vista, CA 92084. Registrant Javier Zavala, 738 Valley Crest Drive, Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 9/1/2023 /s/ Javier Zavala with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/7/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9005145 The name of the business: On-TheGo Garage, located at 714 Holzapple Lane, Apt 242, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Justin Marino, 714 Holzapple Lane, apt 242, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/6/2024 /s/ Justin Marino with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/5/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME: 2024-9004939 Harmony And Horses, located at 931 Vale View Drive, Vista, CA 92081. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 9/18/2023 and assigned file no. 2023-9019089. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Nicole Meyer Stabler BCBA, 931 Vale View Drive, Vista, CA 92081. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. 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/Nicole Meyer, CEO This statement was filed with the San Diego Recorder/County clerk on 3/6/2024. 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2024-00010402-CU-PT-NC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioners Quynhnhi Dodderidge and Jacob
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BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9002583 The name of the business: San Diego Landscapes, located at 417 Carmel Street, #104, San Marcos, CA 92079. Registrant San Diego Pavers LLC,
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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: 4/26/2024, 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 March 15, 2024 No hearing will occur on above date: see attachment. /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9005550 The name of the business: Urgency Electronic Components, located at 1045 Armorlite Dr. #236, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant James Dennis Spielmaker, 1045 Armorlite Dr. #236, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ James Dennis Spielmaker with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/11/2024 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006362 The name of the business: Strategic Commercial Real Estate Services, located at 9520 Padgett St., Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92126. Registrant Strategic Asset Management Group, Inc., 9520 Padgett St., Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92126. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 3/21/2024 /s/ Daniel Chiavario, Principal Broker/Treasurer with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/21/2024 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006654 The name of the business: Simplihom, located at 1030 La Bontita Dr., #350, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Magnuson Homes Inc., 1030 La Bonita Dr., #350, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A /s/ Jill Magnuson, Secretary with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/25/2024 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006323 The name of the business: Love God More Ministries, located at 790 Via Bahia, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Belinda Menna, 790 Via Bahia, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 2/24/2022 /s/ Belina Menna with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2024 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/2024 The Paper • Page 15 • April 4, 2024 LEGALS The Paper Owned & Operated by a Veteran lyle e davis US Army, Entertainment Director 1957-1959 Brooke Army Hospital Fort Sam Houston, Texas “The state of Texas was never invaded while I was on duty at Fort Sam. You could look it up!” War Correspondent South Vietnam - 1967-68 Assimilated Grade/Rank Lt. Colonel, MACV (Military Assistance Command, Vietnam)
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