July 4, 2024

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Today, more people believe in reincarnation than at any other time in human history.

And shockingly, this dramatic surge in the belief in reincarnation is not just occurring in foreign countries -it’s occurring right here, in our own back yard that we call America.

The worldwide belief in reincarnation is growing at a startling rate, especially in Europe, Canada, Down Under (Australia and New Zealand), and the United States.

What was once an arcane belief system rooted mostly in ancient religions such as found in the tenets of Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, belief in reincarnation has now permeated modern western cultures, regions, and mainstream religions that were once thought to be impenetrable from the reincarnation mindset.


Reincarnation is the philosophical or religious belief that the nonphysical essence of a living human

being (the soul or spirit), begins a new life in a different physical form or body after biological death.

The genesis or origin of the notion of reincarnation is so olde as to be obscure, predating even the historical Buddha (Siddhartha) as well as all the ancient religions of the world.

Antiquity scholars believe the concept of reincarnation goes as far back as the dawn of human existence itself. Ever since early humankind was able to think, cogitate, and look up at the stars.

Countless millennia later, with the advent of writing, many wrote of it.

Many sources continued mentioning it, such as with the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato (427 B.C. - 347 B.C) who wrote of reincarnation as such: “I am confident that there truly is such a thing as living again, and that the living spring from the dead.” (Myth of Er in Phaedo.)


Since time immemorial, the afterlife has been a natural, human fascina-


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tion and intrigue. All cultures have wondered what happens when we die. Stories of reincarnation often give believers hope that their consciousness continues after death. It is a natural human predilection to entertain and reflect on such thoughts.


Often, to the great chagrin and befuddlement of orthodox Christian pastors and ministers, the accelerating rise of reincarnation tenets among their congregants – and even among their own fellow pastors – is of a growing concern.

Many U.S. church leaders say such beliefs run contrary to mainstream Christian doctrine, while some have deviating opinions.

Some pastors keep their reincarnation beliefs private for fear of reprisal or loss of career and pastoral duties.

The trending of devout Christian followers who are now adhering to a reincarnation doctrine is nothing new – it has been going on for

Give Us This Day Our Daily


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

Life’s Laws

1 The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity

2. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

3. Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.

4. Deja moo: The feeling that you’ve heard this bull before.

5. Psychiatrists say that 1 of 4 people is mentally ill. Check three friends. If they’re OK, you’re it.

6. Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.

7. A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.

8. It has recently been discovered that research causes cancer in rats.

9. Always remember to pillage BEFORE you burn.

years. Often cloaked in privacy.

According to data released by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life which conducted anonymous surveys, a rising number of U.S. Christians (both pastors and members of congregations) expressed a belief in reincarnation. This represents a significant and shocking deviation from the traditional Judaeo-Christian narrative which most Americans are taught from their own Christian bible: “It is appointed for every mortal to die but once, and after that the judgment.” (Epistle to the Hebrews in the New Testament, Hebrews 9:27)

And yet, some say there are biblical exceptions to that scriptural rule, such as with Enoch and Elijah, which the Good Book says were taken up to Heaven while still being alive on Earth, and not experiencing an earthly death.

Others point to Lazarus, who was raised from the dead, as well as Jairus’ daughter, and others who were “risen from the dead,” only to die again (twice).

In repeated polls around the world by (both) Christian and secular sources, Christians are harbouring (open and private) beliefs in reincarnation in record numbers.

10. If you are given an openbook exam, you will forget your book.

11. Corollary: If you are given a take-home test, you will forget where you live.

12. The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

13. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

14. TJ’s Law: You can’t fall off the floor.

15. The average woman would rather have beauty than brains because the average man can see better than he can think.

16. Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

17. Vital papers will demonstrate their vitality by moving from where you left them to where you can’t find them.

18. Law of Probability Dispersal: Whatever it is that hits the fan will not be evenly distributed.

19. A careful study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year. ***

A perfectionist is one who takes great pains, and gives them to everyone else.

A picture may be worth a thousand words but it uses up a thousand


According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, as well as the Social Research Data Bank, over 33% or one-third of all U.S. Christians profess to adhere (secretly or openly) to the tenets of reincarnation.

In these repeated surveys, both Christian and secular polls reveal their research approximations were consistent with one another.

These findings moved some Christian scholars to remark on the same sentiment: “So much for the anachronistic view that reincarnation is only for pagans and pagan religions.”


Just within the United States alone, more American Christians than atheists and agnostics (combined), believe in reincarnation:

1. 33% of all U.S. Christians confess to believing in reincarnation.

2. 18% of U.S. agnostics say they

times more memory.

Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties.

Character is like a fence - it cannot be strengthened by whitewash.

Grandma’s advice: Do your best and leave the rest.

In the 60s people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

Insanity is my only means of relaxation.

Just when I was getting used to yesterday, along came today.

My mind not only wanders, it sometimes leaves completely.

No one should live by the early bird policy without finding out whether he classifies as a bird or a worm.

Sometimes I think I understand everything, then I regain consciousness.

The measure of a man’s intelligence is inversely proportional to the amount of time he keeps his mouth open.

The trouble with staying at home is you never find out just how good it

believe in reincarnation.

3. 11.5% of U.S. atheists say they believe in reincarnation.

With false confidence, many orthodox pastors may smile and shrug their shoulders and confidently assert: “Well, I personally know my congregation, and we’re not believers in reincarnation.”

Statistically, this may be a flagrantly wrong assumption.

Christian polls, with the caveat of remaining anonymous, also reveal that Christians are well aware of the reality of “church gossip” and, therefore, withhold such reincarnation beliefs from even fellow congregants. The same holds true of the men and women of the pulpit.


PLATO (427 B.C. - 347 B.C.)

Plato believed and wrote about reincarnation (as previously mentioned at the top of this storyline).

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is to get back.

When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Usually, that individual is crazy.


The Washington Post’s Style Invitational asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are some recent winners:

Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn’t get it.

Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

Hipatitis: Terminal coolness.

Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease.

Karmageddon: It’s like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it’s like, a serious bummer.


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Since the young age of 22 until his death at age 84, Benjamin Franklin was a firm believer in reincarnation: “When I see nothing annihilated (in the works of God) and not a drop of water wasted, I cannot suspect the annihilation of souls . . . Thus, finding myself to exist in the world, I believe I shall, in some shape or other, always exist; and, with all the inconveniences human life is liable to, I shall not object to a new edition of mine, hoping, however, that the errata (flaws) of the last may be corrected.” And our Founding Father added: “I shall return as a new and improved version, edited and redone.”

CARL GUSTAV JUNG (1875-1961)

Famous psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and founder of “analytical psychology,” Jung believed in reincarnation after studying the bible. Having aspirations to be a minister or preacher in his early life, the brilliant research scientist of whom Sigmund Freud admired, Carl Gustav Jung stated: “I could well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries.”

MAHATMA GANDHI (1869-1948)

The Great One said: “I cannot think of permanent enmity between man and man, believing as I do in the theory of rebirth. I shall live in the hope that if not in this birth, in some other birth I shall be able to hug all humanity in friendly embrace.”

HENRY FORD (1863-1947)

The founder of the Ford Motor Company wrote: “I adopted the theory of Reincarnation when I was twenty-six. Religion offered nothing to the point. Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more. The discovery of Reincarnation put my mind at ease.”


The great poet Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Nothing is dead; men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals . . . and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some strange new disguise.”


Britain’s Prime Minister, David Lloyd George stated: “The conventional heaven with its angels perpetually singing, etc, nearly drove me mad in my youth and made me a atheist for ten years. My opinion is that we shall be reincarnated.”


The famous French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher


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El Camino Quilters Guild Meeting

July 9 • 9:30am

El Camino Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 am on Tuesday July 9, 2024 at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr. in Oceanside. Guest fee: $10. Our July guest speaker is Mary Tabar. Her lecture is entitled “The Comparison of Art Quilts and Traditional Quilts”. Her workshop, “Water Color Strip Quilts” will be July 10 at Quilt in a Day quilt shop in San Marcos. Workshop fee: $55.

For more information elcaminoquilters.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.

Sky Hunters to Present Native Birds of Prey at Daley Ranch

July 14 • 11am

A live raptor will be featured at Daley Ranch Discussions With Friends on Sunday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at the Daley Ranch House. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the Friends of Daley Ranch. The presentation will be followed by an optional, informational hike led by Ray Radtkey, an avid birder.

Sky Hunters is a non-profit group dedicated to informing the public about raptors, birds of prey, and promoting raptor conservation. See a live bird of prey, learn about their habitat, life spans, and diet.

Plus, find out what to do if you find a sick, orphaned, or injured animal. Sky Hunters not only

educates the public about raptors but also rehabilitates raptors that are injured.

Guests may hike up to the Ranch House or may ride a free shuttle starting at 9:45 a.m. from the parking lot at the La Honda parking area. RSVPs are required: please email info@daleyranch.org with the number of guests and the number requiring shuttle service. For more information call Rick at 760-214-7587.

Show Your Pride in the Friends of Daley Ranch!

All variety of FODR merchandise is available for online purchase: tee shirts, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, sweatshirts and more. Simply log onto this link at our website: https://daleyranch.org/about-us/ merchandise/#!/all.See you at Daley Ranch sporting your new merch!

Volunteer Opportunities Contact Greg Gould at 760-8394345 to volunteer for Bike Patrol, Foot Patrol, Horse Patrol, or Trail Maintenance.

Hike Schedule

Call Ranger Station at 760-8394680 for the hike schedule. Hike information is also available at www.escondido.org/daleyranch. No sign up required.

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

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Six Suspects Arrested for the Homicide on Ivy Street

On Saturday, April 27th, at 9:08 pm, Escondido Police Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a stabbing in the 1000 block of North Ivy Street in Escondido.

Officers arrived and located two males suffering from stab wounds. Escondido Fire Paramedics transported one victim to Palomar Hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Jose Manuel Ramirez, 37 years old, from Escondido. The second victim was transported to Sharp Hospital, where he was stabilized and eventually released.

Through a relentless and thorough investigation, detectives successfully identified four juvenile male and two adult male suspects in this murder. Over the last several days, all six suspects have been safely taken into custody. The juvenile suspects arrested include two 16-year-old males, a 15-yearold male, and a 17-year-old male. All the juvenile male suspects were booked into custody at Juvenile Hall. Additionally, 19year-old Ricardo Fernandez and 22-year-old Jose Francisco Martinez were arrested and booked at the San Diego County Jail. All suspects are residents of Escondido. All six suspects were

Man About Town

Yesterday . . . when I was young . . . .

My best friend in life is my cousin, Doug Leverenz.

During a recent visit we had great weather . . . a beautiful Sunday . . . a lovely lunch at Dini’s, the super restaurant adjacent to the Tamarack Beach Resort, where we have our time share. We also showed Doug the room(s) that are available on a time share. He was impressed. As were we. Every time we look out on that beautiful ocean, with the surf pounding the shore, the swimmers and surfers having a ball, the walkers and bicyclists and skateboarders

charged with 187(A)PC Murder: First Degree, 245(a)(1)PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and 186.22(A)PC Participate in a Criminal Street Gang. Detectives believe that all six suspects are gang members and that this murder was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

Detectives do not believe there are any additional suspects in this case at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Escondido Police Department at (760) 839-4722 or Detective Chris Zack at (760) 839-4404 reference case 24003934.

Death Investigation Involving Vehicle vs. Pedestrian

On June 28, 2024, at 3:26 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a report of an altercation in the 2300 block of Rue Des Chateaux. The caller later informed the dispatch center that one of the individuals involved had been struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers found an

all out enjoying the sunshine and salty air . . . we get impressed all over again.

Doug and I have a marvelous history. I was born in Southern Minnesota . . . a small town called Windom . . . primarily a farming community. We moved to Omaha when I was about three years old but would head back to Minnesota most every summer . . . and I would immediately get on the phone to call my cousin, Doug, who lived in a town of, maybe, 75 people, called Bergen. Within the hour we were playing together . . . either at grandma’s farm . . . or over at his house, which was right next to his grandparent’s farm.

We would spend hours together, scouting the drainage ditches in the area, minnow net and bucket in hand, catching minnows till the bucket was full. Then we’d go fishing together. Never caught anything big . . . hardly any game fish. When we caught fish they were practically all big ol’ yellow-belly bullheads. Great eating, great fun to catch, one after the other . . . but you to be careful. Those suckers had something like quills on their sides and back

adult male injured near the roadway. Officers and the Oceanside Fire Department performed lifesaving measures, but the male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At approximately 3:32 a.m., officers located the suspect’s vehicle leaving the scene and ultimately conducted a traffic stop once sufficient units arrived. The vehicle exited at Poinsettia Lane and eventually stopped in the 700 block of Raintree Dr. The driver and all occupants were detained.

The suspect has been identified as 41-year-old Robert Owens of Escondido. Owens was booked at the Vista Detention Facility for 187 PC - Murder.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide and remains under investigation. The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending the investigation and notification of the victim’s next of kin. The Carlsbad Police Department is requesting anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Jordan Walker.

For more information contact Crimes of Violence Detective, Jordan Walker, 442-339-5674 or Jordan.walker@carlsbadca.gov

and if you grabbed them wrong . . . they’d sting you and they hurt like hell.

We’d go fishing in town, below Windom’s dam on the Des Moines River . . . and, again, catch all the bullheads we wanted. We’d go down to the Des Moines River that also ran through grandma’s farm. Again, catching bullheads was no problem.

Grandma had a creek at the bottom of a meadow where Doug and I, and sometimes his sister Darla Rae (no one calls her Darla Rae now; it’s just plain Darla). We’d build dam after dam, pulling up yards of sod, laying it in the stream, creating a miniature lake . . . and whiling away a complete day doing just that. Later, Doug and I would play cowboys and indians in these tee-pee like wooden buildings. Turns out they were pig houses . . . and, I imagine on more than one occasion when we were called by grandma to come and eat . . . we must have smelled like an absolute pig sty.

On one occasion, Doug and I were visiting Uncle Henry and Aunts Anna and Hannah . . . the old folks were busy talking, the way old folks do, and Doug and

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I decided to go for a walk and explore a slough (a body of water that is the size of most lakes in other states). We were having a grand old time, just walking away, dreaming out loud, talking about what we’d do one day when we grew up. Little did we know the alarm had been sounded and all aunts and uncles were hunting all over the farm, barn, the meadows . . . and finally, scouting the roads, where they finally found us, walking, totally unconcerned and unaware that we had instilled panic in all the old folks.

I can remember eating bean sandwiches with Doug. White bread, loading up the slice of bread with Campbell’s pork and beans. Or, white bread, smeared with butter, and ten topped with sugar. The sugar sandwiches today would be an absolute no-no . . . not good for diabetics, which I am.

I remember the smells of Minnesota. A good, earthy smell. When around water, we had a great smell of fresh water and the faint smell of fish - not of old fish lying

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testified to his reincarnation belief: “It is no more surprising to be born once than to be born twice: everything in nature is resurrection.”


One of America’s most brilliant generals and military geniuses claimed to have had many past lives as an ancient Roman gladiator. He felt it strong and palpable in his mind, soul, and body.

Of this he was most certain. He often wrote and said of reincarnation in a famous personal refrain: “So as through a glass and darkly, the age long strife I see, Where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me.”


The famous member of The Beatles witnessed on reincarnation: “Friends are all souls that we’ve known in other lives. We’re drawn to each other. Even if I have only known them a day, it doesn’t matter. I’m not going to wait till I have

Back in November 1976, Mom and Dad and I were driving from our home in Sunnyvale near San Francisco to Los Angeles to visit my cousin Katerina for the Thanksgiving Holidays. I was sixteen years old, sitting in the back seat of our 1965 Rambler station wagon reading, as Mom and Dad chatted. Mom drove, since Dad was legally blind.

The drive took us south down Highway 101 through the coastal regions of California. They had decided, since we had plenty of time, to make a detour to look over some property they owned in California Valley near Santa Maria. They had bought a few acres from a developer about twenty years ago when it looked like a good investment. Anyway, we drove east through the pass over the mountains toward the valley. The day was hot and dry, even for November. I was

known them for two years, because anyway, we must have met somewhere before, you know.”

KAHLIL GIBRAN (1883-1931)

Immortal Lebanese poet, artist, and writer, speaking of reincarnation and returning back in a different earthly body: “Know, therefore, that from the greater silence I shall return . . . Forget not that I shall come back to you . . . a little while, a moment of rest upon the wind, and another woman shall give birth to me.”


The immortal German philosopher and poet majestically sums up his reincarnation belief in brief but profound words and the need to live a good, humanitarian existence: “Live so that thou mayest desire to live again – that is thy duty – for in any case thou wilt live again!”


If you were to ask popular American film star, comedian, writer,

movie director and film producer, Billy Crystal, about reincarnation, don’t be surprised if he responds with laughter.

For the 76-year-olde Hollywood megastar who has hosted the Academy Awards nine times, and has his own personal star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Crystal – ever the comedian -- may well think that reincarnation is the perfect butt for jokes.

The Jewish-American comic who attended the Jewish Temple-El in New York, where he was Bar Mitzvahed, had never seriously considered reincarnation; perhaps relegating it to fanciful flights of imagination, a natural propensity springing forth from his orthodox Hebrew upbringing which doesn’t believe in it. After all, in a manner of speaking, “reincarnation” would not be considered “kosher.”

And yet something mysterious and traumatic happened to Billy Crystal, born William Edward Crystal.

Something odd and indescribable happened to him back in 1990 while preparing for his iconic, hit comedy movie “City Slickers.”

The mysterious experience would prove to be life-changing for the Jewish comedian known to millions around the globe. What happened to him back in 1990 was something he now confesses that he now rarely talks about.

The frightening experience made him a believer in reincarnation today.

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An Eagle in My Hands

not impressed by the scenery. In every direction there was nothing but brown rock and scrub brush, barren hills and empty flatlands. A few telephone poles supported a few lines, but there was no other sign of civilization.

It was definitely not the prosperous community the real estate developer had convince my parent it would be.

We passed through the local town, a jerkwater place called Simmlar, which had one gas station, a small combination city Hall, police and fire station and library. It was not much more than a tiny collection of houses and a store. The kind of place where if you blink while passing through, you’ll miss it.

I was thoroughly bored as the Rambler left a haze of dust on the single-lane road that passed through the area defined as California Valley Land Development.

ly unknown and may be shocking in its revelation.


In preparation for his comedy Western-genre movie about cattle-driving called “City Slickers,” Billy Crystal and his wife, Janice, were en route to what would be the movie location where the film was to be shot.

Little did Billy Crystal and his wife know what was about to happen to them during that life-changing moment in their motorcar. It was, initially, a most terrifying event that would forever scar their psyche. And forever change their lives.

As Crystal recalls in his own words: “When I first moved to California, my wife and me were driving around the Joshua Tree National Park, which is a spectacular park which really speaks of the Old West, and I pulled over because I was having an anxiety attack! And she said ‘What’s the matter?!’”

The panic attack terrified both of them. After it subsided, Billy Crystal was able to compose himself and answer his wife. He recalls what he told her: “And I said, this is really weird. This is a really strong feeling of Déjà vu! I feel I’ve been here before when I was a cowboy!”

Billy Crystal pauses and then emphasises, “This is no B.S. This is totally true.”

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Mom commented that nothing had been built and showed no signs of future development. I hardly heard anything as I looked out the left-side window at the barren land and sage. Then I saw something that looked like a black dog about fifty feet from the road and said, “Somebody must live nearby, There’s a dog over in the field.”

The road we were on curved to the left and we passed much closer to the dog. Then my eyes widened to the size of overcoat buttons. It was not a dog. It was an eagle. A big black eagle, sitting on the ground not thirty feet from the road.

I saw its head turn as the car drove by, and I saw its feral yellow eyes watching us.

“Mom!” I said almost yelling. “It’s an eagle! Look!”

Mom, who loved birds of prey, slowed the car and craned her head

to look up as if expecting to see an eagle soaring close overhead. “I don’t see it,” she said.

“No! In that field right over there!” My voice was probably an octave higher than normal as Mom slowed to a stop. We were only a few yards from the big bird. She said,” “Oh, God, you’re right Mark! It’s an eagle. What is it doing there?”

At this point I should tell you that Mom and I loved eagles and hawks. I had aspirations to be a wildlife artist, and had done many beautiful color pastel drawings of birds of prey that Mom had framed in the house. I was to be another Robret Bateman. But the point is we both loved and were fascinated by the big predators of the sky. I could recognized many species by sight, whether on the ground or in

Budget Trailer Bills

The main state budget bill passed prior to the June 15th constitutional deadline, and the Governor will have until June 30th to sign it into law (and use his line item veto pen). But many trailer bills that fund specific state programs were still being voted on last week.

Trailers that passed last week included a bill that will establish a permanent foster care provider rate structure based on the needs of the child. Rates will follow the child, not the placement location. Legislation involving Developmental Services for the disabled will increase opportunities for regional center consumers to receive support and nonmedical therapies such as camping and social recreation in settings typically available for persons without disabilities. And a trailer bill that will enhance early learning and childcare by streamlining the application process was also approved.

The homelessness crisis was also addressed. Legislation included reforms that will strengthen state and local collaboration by creating metrics that enhance oversight on state spending to help ensure that taxpayer dollars are actually reducing homelessness. On the public safety

front, to improve public court access and efficiency, the sunset date allowing remote court hearings will be extended to January 1, 2027. Another public safety-related bill allows electronic transmittal of records in capital cases to the Governor, instead of the current, antiquated requirement that a physical copy (often hundreds of pages), be delivered by registered mail.

The higher education trailer bill attempts to reduce the statewide nursing shortage by allowing students to receive an AA degree in nursing from community colleges. The legislation also cuts bureaucracy by dissolving the California Student Aid Commission’s auxiliary, which has become obsolete.

As always, I support statewide spending policies that prioritize public safety and public health, and that don’t penalize hard-working Californians with higher taxes and fees.

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.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

Time to Enforce Common Sense Solutions for Homelessness

Last week’s Supreme Court decision affirming cities’ authority to ban camping on public sidewalks marks a significant victory for common sense. This ruling is paramount for the safety and wellbeing of our community and for restoring the lives of those suffering. It’s time for the city and county to restrict all sleeping on sidewalks.

Enabling addicts to continue using is not compassionate. We wouldn’t allow our friends or family members to spiral into addiction without intervening, so why should we allow members of our community to do so? We must provide effective and humane solutions that address the root causes of homelessness and addiction rather than perpetuating the cycle of dependency and despair.

This ruling empowers cities to enforce policies that maintain the cleanliness, safety, and accessibility of our public spaces. This is progress. Next, government needs to change its approach to housing without rules.

Housing First Failure

The issue remains dire despite the

Problem Solved

Citibank credit card dispute problem:

Steven Tabet cancels his timeshare but doesn’t receive a full refund as promised. Why won’t Citibank help him? And is there any way to appeal Citibank’s decision?

Q: I purchased a timeshare while I was on vacation in Mexico. I stayed at the resort for two extra days and received a spa package with the understanding that I would be charged for the value of those items if we rescinded the purchase agreement. I signed the “Membership Activation Letter” that listed the incentives and the associated value.

When I returned home, I decided to cancel the agreement. The resort sent a rescission letter indicating charges of $1,325 for the two nights in a hotel and a spa treatment I received. However, I had only agreed to pay the amount noted on the Membership Activation Letter, which came to $775.

I disputed the entire $1,325 bill on my Citibank credit card, but Citibank sided with the timeshare company.

I have escalated this case to an account supervisor and manager at Citibank. On my last call, the account manager told me the dispute team had researched the case and that there was nothing more they could do. I was responsible for the $1,325, and my only other recourse was to send a letter to the office of the president of Citibank. Can you help me get a refund from Citibank? ~ Steven Tabet, Lithia, Fl.

A: You’re a smart man to back out of the timeshare. I get more complaints about timeshares than I have time to advocate for, which has turned me into a timeshare skeptic.

You know what I love about your case? You have everything in writing, including the timeshare’s promise not to charge you for the hotel room if you changed your mind about buying the timeshare. It’s unclear why Citibank’s dispute department would not credit you.

I have a detailed guide on how to file a credit card dispute on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. I also

list the names, numbers and email addresses of the Citibank executives in charge of customer service.

Your case is a cautionary tale about promises made in the heat of the moment. Your timeshare company really wanted to make a sale, and it offered you something it wasn’t prepared to give you.

You escalated this by the book -- in writing, and up the ladder at Citibank. I’m impressed. But I’m not so impressed by the way the bank kept turning you down. The last manager was correct, though. You could have appealed this to Citibank’s office of the president. I’m not sure it would have made much of a difference. Credit card disputes are highly automated and rely on artificial intelligence, so you probably would have just gotten another form rejection written by an AI.

If I can find fault with anything you did, it was that some of your interactions with the bank were by phone. Those can be helpful for getting a question answered,

State of California already squandering over $10 billion on “homeless solutions” in just the past three years. Housing First is a failed formula, burdening our communities with disastrous results.

Between 2005 and 2016, chronic homelessness in California decreased by 51%. However, this positive trend took a sharp reversal after the implementation of Housing First in 2016. Between 2016 and 2022, chronic homelessness increased by a staggering 93%, reaching levels not seen since 2005. Today, nearly one in three homeless individuals in the country resides in California.

In contrast, the rest of the nation has seen a decrease in homelessness, with the homeless count dropping from 622,000 in 2012 to 582,000 in 2022.

This data underscores the urgent need to rethink our strategies. Instead of merely providing housing without addressing the underly-

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but you really need something in writing when you’re dealing with a credit card dispute.

I contacted Citibank on your behalf. A representative reached out to you by phone.

“I spent about 30 minutes discussing the situation with her,” you said. “Eventually, we got to the point where she acknowledged that their dispute investigation team had made a mistake.”

Citibank agreed to credit you for $550 over two billing periods, which it did.

“I fought this battle for about six months, and you were able to get through the logjam in just a couple of days,” you said.

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/

In case you missed this particular class in third grade, let me tell you about a true American patriot: Elizabeth Griscom “Betsy” Ross, who was born Jan. 1, 1752. She was an American seamstress/upholsterer whose work is still admired throughout the world. She’s credited with making the first American flag known today as the “Betsy Ross flag.

On this July 4th, we celebrate our 248th national birthday, so a few words about Betsy and her flag are in order.

According to Ross family history, a 1776 visit by General George Washington and two congressional members visited Mrs. John Ross,

Historically Speaking

She Was An Original American Patriot

showing her a sketch of what General Washington designed. The sketch had 13 stars in a field of blue, situated in a circle above 13 red and white strips.

Mrs. Ross had been making flags for the Pennsylvania navy during the American Revolution, so it was not a difficult task. In 1775, Pennsylvania naval committee headed by Benjamin Franklin and George Ross, (uncle of John Ross), ordered the construction of gunboats that would eventually need flags.

The American Revolutionary War broke out when Betsy and John had been married for only two years. John Ross was assigned to guard munitions and, according to one legend, was killed by a gunpowder explosion, but family members have doubts about this story. As a 24-year-old widow, Betsy continued working in the upholstery business repairing uniforms and making tents, blankets, and stuffed paper tube cartridges with musket balls for prepared packaged ammunition in 1779 for the Continental Army – and, yes, flags. Her

work for the revolution was every bit as important as any soldier on the field of battle.

There is speculation Betsy was the “beautiful young widow” who distracted Hessian general Carl von Donop in Mount Holly, New Jersey, after the Battle of Iron Works Hill. This kept von Donop’s forces out of the crucial “turning-of-

Travel Troubleshooter

Downgraded on my American Airlines flight to New

After American Airlines downgrades Margarethe Hoenig on her flight from Dallas to Auckland, New Zealand, the airline promises her a partial refund. Then it says it can’t. What’s going on?

Q: I bought two business class tickets through Chatdeal to fly from Dallas to Auckland on American Airlines. The airline downgraded us to Economy Plus and told us at the gate we would automatically receive a refund from the airline for the price difference within seven days. We also received a $600 voucher from American Airlines for our inconvenience.

When we returned to the U.S., I called American Airlines several times to inquire about our refund. Initially, a representative told us we had to wait seven days after the completion of the whole flight. Then a representative said they could not find our flight information because it was a codeshare flight with Qantas.

Finally, an American Airlines agent said the airline wasn’t responsible for the refund because our tickets were on Qantas, and American was just the operating carrier from Dallas to Auckland.

the-tide” Battle of Trenton on the morning of Dec. 26, 1776, when the Hessian and British troops were defeated after Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.

On June 15, 1777, she married her second husband, mariner Joseph Ashburn. In 1780, Ashburn’s ship was captured by a Royal Navy frigate and he was charged with treason (for being of British ancestry—naturalization to American colonial citizenship was not recognized). He was imprisoned at Old Mill Prison in England. Ashburn died while in prison.

Three years later, in May 1783, she married John Claypoole, who had earlier met Joseph Ashburn in the English Old Mill Prison. Claypoole had informed Besty of husband’s prison death. The Claypoole couple would have five daughters

In 1793, Betsy’s mother, father, and sister all died in a severe yel-

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I have contacted Qantas several times. I also contacted Chatdeal because I bought the tickets through them, but so far, they have not been able to resolve the issue. So far, no one is willing to take responsibility for our refund. It is obvious that they are passing the buck. It’s been almost three months since our flight. Can you help?

~ Margarethe Hoenig, Cave Creek, AZ

A: American Airlines should have quickly refunded the difference between Economy Plus and Business Class.

The 16-hour flight from Dallas to Auckland is a slog in business class. But in economy “plus”? You couldn’t pay me enough to do it. And don’t get me wrong, I love Auckland, but getting there from the States is the worst part. So let me be clear about this: Downgrading you to Economy Plus was a big deal.

The problem is that you booked a ticket through Qantas, and technically, the American Airlines portion was a code-share flight. So the American Airlines agent who

promised you a refund was really speaking out of turn. You were not an American Airlines passenger; you belonged to Qantas.

It doesn’t matter, though. If an airline promises you a refund, then all the back-room code-share arrangements it has do not matter. You should get your refund, which you calculated to be about $6,500.

Your case got confusing. Here’s what should have happened: You should have contacted your online travel agent (Chatdeal) and asked it to escalate this to Qantas. Instead, you believed the word of an American Airlines representative who

promised you American would refund your ticket.

And just to make things interesting, American issued a $600 voucher as an apology, which made it look like you accepted a ticket credit instead of a refund for the downgrade.

By the way, I list the executive contacts for American Airlines and Qantas on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. I think a brief, polite appeal to one of them might have gotten things moving along.

I reached out to Chatdeal on your behalf. A representative agreed to contact Qantas. A few weeks later, you contacted my advocacy team with an update.

“Just wanted to let you know that we did get the refund,” you said. “Many thanks for your help!”

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.

Betsy Ross and her flag.

Angry about having to leave a gratuity? You might have tip rage

If you’re upset about being asked for a gratuity at every turn - at convenience stores, supermarkets and even on websites - then you might have a case of tip rage.

“There are now more situations than there used to be in which we’re expected to tip,” says Gail Sahar, a psychology professor at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. “That feels unfair to many people. They’re frustrated -- and angry.”

A few weeks ago, I noted that many Americans had simply stopped tipping. But that’s left many people seething for two reasons: First, the solicitations for gratuities have only become louder, leading to more friction. And second, service staff are furious because their customers are not tipping enough.

What is tip rage?

Tip rage is the anger people feel when they’re pressured into leaving a gratuity. In recent months, coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels in the United States have become pushier about soliciting these extras. For example, some payment terminals are demanding a 30 percent tip before you get a takeout meal. Other times, service workers leave you with the impression that if you don’t tip enough, you’re stealing their wages.

“Getting hit up for tips all the time and in unreasonable circumstances is frustrating,” says Thomas Plante, a psychology professor at Santa Clara University. “And the frustration leads to aggression.”

To be clear, there are no reports yet of people ripping a payment terminal out of the wall and throwing it at a server, or of someone tearing a credit card receipt to shreds and tossing it on the hotel room floor like confetti. But that hasn’t stopped people from fantasizing about it.

What’s behind the fury?

For Missy Walker, the breaking point came when the owners of her favorite coffee shop blocked the “no tip” option on its payment terminal. That meant she had to leave a gratuity before they delivered her coffee.

“I’m outraged,” says Walker, a retired teacher from Winter Garden, Fla. “And as for the business -- shame on them!”

Ed Horenburger, a retired printer from Philadelphia, says he was “disgusted” when his favorite restaurant decided to switch its suggested tip to include a gratuity on the total amount, includ-

ing taxes. He doesn’t think that’s fair, a sentiment shared by many readers.

“I’ve drifted more to making coffee at home to reduce the need for tipping,” he says.

Stephen Zimmerman, the president of an accounting firm in New York, says he was stunned when he saw a tipping option after booking an airfare online -- an action that required no help from a person. The site offered the option of a $1, $6 or $9 gratuity. He declined.

It’s easy to see why people are upset. Being forced to leave a gratuity before a service is rendered, playing sneaky numbers games and asking for a gratuity for no service is enough to upset even the most generous tipper.

But privately, readers also told me that they were most angry about the guilt. It’s the feeling that they are responsible for the wages of their service staff, and that by failing to tip, they were depriving service workers of their salary.

Service workers have a different view, though.

Service employees, who flooded my inbox with angry messages after my last column on tipping, are outraged that this is even a topic of discussion.

Most of them feel that people should leave 20 percent tips as a baseline in restaurants, and that if you can’t, you shouldn’t bother eating out. The sentiment carried over to other service professions, including cruises, hotels and tours: Don’t even think about traveling without being prepared to add 20 percent at a minimum to the price.

I should preface this by saying my last story on gratuities talked about the people who had stopped tipping.

Almost all of the responses I received from service workers were so filled with vitriol that I can’t

quote them in a family publication. They used gratuitous profanity, told me I wasn’t welcome in their restaurants, and one even promised that if I ever ordered in her establishment, she would spit in my food.

Between the epithets and threats, there was one common theme. Many U.S. states allow restaurants to pay less than minimum wage for tipped positions, so the servers rely on your gratuities to earn a living.

Bottom line, according to employees: Service workers are entitled to your gratuity, and not just because it’s part of their basic income. It’s because they have to put up with you.

“I dare ask anyone who’s worked in the service-based industry to argue that our front-line service workers don’t deserve a tip,” says Kelly Anderson, a corporate chef from La Crescenta, Calif. “Why? Because most consumers are difficult, entitled, and have misguided rage.”

OK, so we’re angry at service workers. They’re angry at us. But who’s right?

What to do about tip rage?

Fixing this isn’t going to be easy, according to experts.

“The compensation system in the United States is totally broken,” says etiquette expert Nick Leighton. “The ultimate solution will have to come from Congress for this problem to truly be addressed.”

Until that happens, he says, customers shouldn’t be angry at service workers for a system they didn’t create -- and vice versa.

But what should you do about the tip rage you feel every time you go to pay for something?

Honesty is one of the hallmarks of our system. Most consumers feel that the price you’re quoted on the menu should be the price you pay, period. If you’re being pressured to pay 20 percent above the menu

price, then the company is being dishonest -- and you should take your business elsewhere.

Most readers resent being held responsible for the salary of their restaurant server, tour guide or cabin steward. They say the cost of their meal, cruise or tour should cover everything, including worker salaries, as it does in most of the rest of the world. But if it doesn’t, then it’s a private matter between the employer and employee, and none of their business.

Americans are some of the most generous people on earth, and many of them decide to tip their servers and guides. Having traveled all over the world, I believe our generosity is one of our best qualities. But the tipped-out travelers who responded to my last story make a valid point. We shouldn’t leave a gratuity because we have to. We should do it because we have received good service and we want to.

How To Avoid Tip Rage

There are two ways to prevent frustration at the incessant solicitations for tips. First, you can pay with cash to avoid using the electronic terminals. (And by the way, if you ever run across a payment terminal that forces you to tip -- and no way to opt out, just cancel the transaction and leave.)

Some credit cards can help you maintain your calm, too. Barbara Dukart, a travel advisor from Wilmington, Del., swears by her Capital One card. Its mobile app sends her notifications from time to time, asking if she meant to leave a tip on an item. “I love it,” she says.

Matt Knise, a senior vice president at Capital One, told me the company has invested in a personal alert system “to identify unusual charges such as bill increases, double charges -- or unintended overtipping.”

What if you discover that you’ve accidentally overtipped a business? Knise says it’s best to contact the merchant directly to get your gratuity back. But if that doesn’t work, you can always file a dispute on your credit card, and Capital One will try to get you a refund.

That’s right, folks. Don’t get mad about tipping. Get even.

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.

Illustration by Aren Elliott

Eagle from page 5

flight. I recognized it as a young Golden Eagle, which were indigenous to the state. But this one, not quite adult, did not yet have the golden hackles on the head that gave the species their name. I told Mom this, and we both got out of the car.

We stood there looking at the magnificent bird, which was standing with his wings partially extended but not attempting the fly away. I said, “It might be mantling a kill, sort of protecting it.”

Mom agreed but saw no sign of a dead gopher or other prey.

Then I moved closer, and the bird, seeing me approach, turned away and tried to escape. That was when I noticed that its’ right wing, which was almost three feet long, did not fold but was hanging limply. “It’s hurt!” I said. “It’s wing is broken”.Mom, never able to turn her back on in injured or sick animal, cooed, “Oh, poor thing! We have to help it. It’ll die out here.”

Even to this day nearly fifty years later I still get misty eyes at the memory of this beautiful bird, wounded and helpless in the hot sun and unable to fly.

Half a century has passed and it is as clear in my memory as if it had happened just this morning.

Yes, unless someone did something, it would die of dehydration or be killed by a coyote. But how could we do anything.

It was Thanksgiving. There was no one around and this was long before cell phones.

I suggested we go back to the town and see if there was someone who could help.

I offered to stay by the eagle, but Mom would not hear of it. So we climbed back in the car and she turned around, explaining to Dad what we had seen.

I never saw Mom drive so fast! She was careening around curves, leaving dust and grit in the air as we reached the town about five miles away.

Then we saw the small police and fire station. It was what you’d expect in a town that had a population measured in two-digit numbers.

I ran into the fire station and found one man behind a desk reading a magazine. Mom was right behind me.

We began to tell him what we found and at last he got the mes-

sage. He was alone and could not leave the station. He did not know who to call and on Thanksgiving, it would be just about impossible to reach anyone. But he said he’d try to reach the State Fish & Wildlife Department.

It was decided that Mom and I would try to catch the eagle and bring it back.

Bear in mind how ridiculous this had to seem to the nice young fireman. Two people, obviously not locals, a middle-age woman and a teen-age kid trying to capture a live and possibly dangerous Golden Eagle.

But we were game, and after climbing back into the Rambler, we drove at the same breakneck pace back to where we had found the eagle.

It was still there, further proving it was hurt. Now, how to catch it. the poor bird could not fly away and on the ground, it was helpless.

But it did have sharp strong talons capable of braking a rabbit’s neck with one hard grab.

Then I Had an idea. In the back of the car was my old sleeping bag, actually it had once belonged to my older brother David when he was a Boy Scout. It was not the modern cocoon type, but a flat

nylon rectangular bag with a flannel lining and a zipper along three sides.

I said I could unzip it and throw it over the eagle’s back and use it to gather in the wings and legs.

Mom agreed, and we went out with our plan and a lot of hope.

The eagle watched us warily and I could not blame it for being afraid. At that time we did not know how it had been injured, but it might only have blundered into telephone or power lines.

I moved closer with my Boy Scout sleeping bag opened an out like some bizarre matador’s cape. The eagle again tried to hobble away, and Mom cooed, “Oh, you poor thing. We want to help”

I could have told her that it probably didn’t understand what she was saying but that was Mom.

It was surprisingly easy. I was behind the eagle and tossed the sleeping bag over its back and bent down to gather its wings in. I more or less understood how a bird’s wings folded so I was able to bring its wings in and wrap the bag around the big bird. It was easily thirty inches from tail to head and Eagle

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The Pastor Says . . .

Too Good To Be True

We Americans celebrate our freedom on the 4th of July. Yet, do we really know what it is all about? I wonder.’

It always amazes me when I see the photos of the concentration camps in Europe and the date of freedom when the gates are open. Many of the inmates often just sit or stand there in disbelief after years of incarceration. Many cannot believe it. It is too good to be true.

I wonder how the early residents in this country felt when the announcement that this nation was free of British rule and the abuse so many people experienced. The Revolutionary War was costly in blood and resources. Many lost their lives and property. There was celebration but also disbelief. Was victory really theirs? Or did some still live as if they were under British rule?

Sometimes, it seems complicated to believe one is free, especially if the oppression has been a long period. There is always the question, What do we do now? When the Civil War ended and slavery was eliminated, many of the enslaved people did not know what to do and even offered to remain under their master’s rule. Many colonists preferred to live under British rule when the Declaration of Independence was signed. It seemed easier to submit to British rule than to be free and responsible for one’s own life of freedom. The same was true of many Europeans living under Communism when the Soviet Union broke up. Many who lived under the oppressive government preferred that government over their freedom. We saw the same reaction in the Middle East with the downfall of dictatorships and the opportunity for self-rule. The Hebrews, who lived under Egyptian rule for hundreds of years, are a classic example. Moses, under God, comes to deliver them. On the journey to the Promised Land, the people complained about their newly found freedom and preferred to return to Egypt and their slavery, where they felt life was easier.

Strange as it may seem, many of us human beings refuse to accept the freedom God gives to us from sin and its consequences through Jesus Christ. In Galatians, we read “that it was for freedom Christ set us free.” Yet, many fail to live in that freedom and prefer to live in the old life of sin’s tyranny and control. Is it easier to walk on that broad path of slavery and sin’s power than the narrow path of freedom and God’s blessing? It would seem so. Still, the offer of freedom is found in the Word of Christ, “If you follow me, you shall be free indeed.”

It is good and true.

Pet Parade


Bex is Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s pet of the week. She’s a 2-year-old, 7-pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Blue and White coat.

Bex was taken to a local shelter with her kitten before she was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS.) She’s an easygoing girl who loves making new friends.

The $100 adoption fee for Bex includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip.

Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas or log on to www.SDpets.org.

Open 11 to 4, Thursday through Monday, and by appointment Wednesday.

Kennels are open from 11 AM to 4 PM Thursday through Monday and Wednesday by appointment.

San Diego Humane Society is supporting families and their pets who need a little extra help.

Through the Community Pet Pantry, anyone can visit our campuses to pick up a bag of dog or cat food, and other supplies, as available.

No appointment is needed for this service. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

El Cajon 373 N. Marshall Ave.

Escondido 3500 Burnet Drive

Oceanside 572 Airport Road

San Diego 5480 Gaines Street

Pet of the Week


Meet Beans! This precious lil pal is hoping to find a home where he can munch on greens, snuggle into a cozy habitat and explore to his heart’s content! Guinea pigs make wonderful companions and are incredibly social creatures. They’re usually happiest with another piggie pal to share their home with — and through June 30, adoption fees are waived for the second guinea pig when you bring home two! Beans will need unlimited timothy hay to munch on, extra space to run around in, and toys to keep him active and enriched! Healthy greens, veggies, and pellets are also an essential part of his diet, as well as a daily dose of vitamin C! Beans (846202) is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619299-7012.

Online profile: https://www.sdhumane.org/adopt/available-pets/animal-single.html?petId=846202

Pastor Huls

The Computer Factory

845 W. San Marcos Blvd. 760-744-4315 thecomputerfactory.net

We (Homo sapiens) have been the pinnacle of intelligent life on planet Earth for three hundred thousand years. No other species even came close. We created civilizations and technologies that adapted the resources of the planet to meet our every need. At the beginning of the 21 st century we created the intelligent web (IW) by combining two new technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and the broadband linked data bases of the World Wide Web. In the process, for the first time in Earth’s history, we have developed an intelligence that threatens to rival our own. The very idea that we humans could be capable of inventing something that is “smarter” than us seems counter-intuitive.

As of 2024 there were 1.1 billion

“I can’t keep my cat. I can barely feed myself, much less buy cat food.”

The first time I had this conversation was in 2012, shortly after Rancho Coastal Humane Society opened the Community Pet Food Bank in Encinitas.

Her cat needed Senior food. She had gone to another organization, but when she didn’t have the paperwork they needed, she was declined.

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society, she asked, “How late are you

websites and over 100 million servers on the connected IW. The information instantly accessible from the connected IW dwarfs the capability of any person’s internal data storage. The power and speed of AI to process this massive data base also vastly exceeds that of any internal human cognitive ability.

The 2024 IW is less than twenty five years old. Older generations regard the IW as a valuable asset for enhanced modern living. But the IW is only in its “stone age”. Improvements in AI technology and the ever expanding data base will continually improve the effectiveness of the IW. The under thirty-year old DNs (digital natives) were “early adopters” of this incipient IW technology. Exposed to the IW at an early age they instinctively incorporated the IW features as components of their own internal cognition.

Those of us over thirty carry a unique distinction. We are the last generations of humans who came to adulthood prior to the influence of the IW. Our internal cognitive powers formed through external observation and interaction with others. We were not influenced by IW connection because mobile access to the IW was simply not available during our formative years. That makes us fundamentally different than the DNs who grew up attached to the IW. The DN generations are a mixed bag.

Some of the DN age group had little or no exposure to the IW at any age but the true DNs were connected from their very early childhood. By 2024 over 90% of American children have IW access. Recently, in the USA and other Western nations, there has been a growing suspicion that unlimited access to the IW may not be as beneficial to child development as once thought. State regulations regarding access restrictions and lawsuits against Internet content providers are starting to emerge.

For adults accustomed to using the features of IW at work and in their daily activities, the IW is a wonderful resource. By contrast, IE addicted youth having internalized Internet functions as part of their own cognitive resources, are showing signs of reduced cognitive pow-

ers (IQ). Internet addiction seems also to be affecting social skills and physicality. Parents with DN age children are perplexed. What they thought was a beneficial new technology that aided their children’s growth and education may be having the opposite effect. To compound the problem, some DN children have developed addictive behavior patterns regarding their use of IW. It has become their life.

Increasing IW addiction among the younger generations may be a growing problem in the USA and much of the Western World. As young Americans increasingly incorporate the IW as an integral part of their internal cognition, we, the generations that made the IW available to the World, are beginning to see the signs of unintended consequences.

open? I can walk home to get my income tax return. It’s only a couple miles.”

She was already worn out from her walk to the Community Pet Food Bank. Now she was going to walk home, come back with her tax return, then walk home again carrying a two-week supply of cat food.

We asked why she needed her tax return. “To prove that I need help.”

All we asked was for her to be hon est. Did she need help?

Her head hanging, she whispered, “Sometimes we have to share what little food we have. We’re so hungry. If I can’t find help, he deserves a better owner.”

The Community

Pet Food Bank helps people keep their pets. If this lady was forced to give up her best friend, it would have broken her heart. But thanks to RCHS supporters, donors, and volunteers, she kept her cat, and her cat kept her.

Most clients need basic supplies, while others need referrals. A young family came in with two

and gave them enough dog food for two weeks.

Some pet food banks do require more paperwork. That’s fine.

Pet food banks are not here to judge. We provide food for pets whose families are struggling. Some need temporary help. For others, it’s long term. Whatever the

Reincarnation from page 5

Crystal’s words momentarily froze as they both sat in their car that day. His anxiety attack had lasted almost 10 minutes and the residual effects still lingered. Anxiety attacks normally manifest a shortness of breath, profuse sweating, trembling, and a feeling of being detached from the physical world which can cause serious heart palpitations. A most frightening experience that often leaves the victim with numbness, tingling sensations in the limbs and entire body! As well as a sudden overwhelming fear of dying!

Billy Crystal reflects on that moment: “For two or three days I felt this out-of-body feeling that this was all too-familiar. There’s something that . . . I was here before as a cowboy. That was 1990 and we’re making the movie and I’m supposed to be learning to ride (as a city slicker in the movie).

Our technical advisor, great, great rider, was Jerry Gatling, who was John Wayne’s stuntman; so I’m riding, roping steers, and I took to this very quickly and he said to me, ‘You must’ve been a cowboy in your past life.’ And I said, Whoa, wait a minute! Then I remembered what happened to me back at Joshua Tree National Park!”

That Billy Crystal was able to impress an expert horseman and professional Western stunt double for John Wayne reveals Crystal’s quickness, and high-level skill, both on-and-off a horse that he had never ridden before!

This presented a problem for the movie director. Because Billy Crystal and all his co-stars were supposed to be awkward, clumsy city slickers that were unable to rope, ride, etc. on this Dude Ranch. They were all, genuinely, bad at being part of a cattle drive – except for Billy Crystal!

Film director, Ron Underwood, remembers: “Billy was an immediate natural on a horse. He was a great rider on a horse. It was kinda spooky. The rest of his co-stars were really, totally uncomfortable on a horse from day one. They were the last people to be going on a cattle drive.”

Solution: Billy Crystal had to pretend to be a bad rider! Otherwise, he was a highly skilled cowboy –which was contrary to the movie script of him (and everyone else) to be city slickers.

Turns out that Billy Crystal’s panic attack was not only real, but, his cowboy skills of roping, riding, branding, and herding cattle were without rational explanation, even

impressing John Wayne’s stuntman and a highly-professional cowboy who is, well, not easily impressed!

Especially from a Jewish boy who grew up in the Bronx and Long Island, in New York. And was riding a horse for the very first time! It all just didn’t make sense. And yet his skill level was comparable to the film’s technical advisor, stunt double, and bona-fide cowboy!

This seemed impossible!

Today, Billy Crystal enjoys horseback riding. As he says, “Few things I love to do besides performing and relaxing and that’s getting back on a horse, getting my heels down, kicking out there and riding!”

To this day, Billy Crystal is convinced he lived a prior life as a cowboy. And yet, he rarely speaks of that fateful moment today. After seeing him jumping on a horse, herding cattle, and roping steers –well, he has become a devout believer in reincarnation. It’s a deeply personal belief for him. That anxiety attack which imprinted upon his consciousness an array of visions and feelings of being a cowboy in another life is hard to dispute.

Especially in this case, when actions speak louder than words.


It’s no secret to bible scholars that the early church fathers, in their zealous agendas and motives to promote Christianity, erased all pre-Christian writings that referenced reincarnation. In the early medieval period, the doctrines of pre-existence and reincarnation only existed as Jesus’ secret teachings. In 553 A.D. this information was declared heresy at the Second Council of Constantinople. The Roman Church decided to destroy all the teachings which talked about it (reincarnation).

There is substantial historical evidence by biblical scholars that Origen, a Church father in early Christian times, taught reincarnation in his lifetime, but when his works were translated into Latin as a matter of record for future posterity to read, these reincarnation references were concealed.


There were different examples and different reasons behind the erasing

Jim Desmond from page 6

ing issues of addiction and mental health, we need comprehensive solutions that offer support and rehabilitation. This approach benefits those living on the streets and enhances the entire community’s quality of life.

We can and must do better. By enforcing sensible policies and focusing on practical, compassionate solutions, we can make a real difference. The Supreme Court’s decision is a step in the right direction. Now, it’s up to us to follow through and ensure our policies truly serve everyone’s best interests.

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

Eagle from page 9

the wings spread to almost five feet. This was no canary. It was a very big and strong bird of prey.

The eagle’s head was poking out of the top of the bag, and it keened in protest and probably fear. Mom was staring at it with an expression of deep wonder on her face. I am certain the same was on my face.

I could not believe we were doing this.

Since we both loved eagles, to realize we were holding one close was scarcely possible.

I was surprised at its weight, about ten pounds or so, and its head turned and looked in all directions in bewilderment. I couldn’t blame it. but God it was so beautiful. The yellow eyes were clear and I could see its predatory intelligence, the fine hairs on the yellow skin, the soft hackles on the head, all bespoke of a noble and magnificent creature. After climbing into the back seat, I held the bird close. Mom closed the door and jumped in. We tore off again, while I marveled at what I held. Mom was babbling like a woman possessed by some kind of religious epiphany.

I hoped the bird would see that we were trying to help, but it did try to kick its way loose from the enveloping sleeping bag. One leg thrust out right at the back of Mom’s head but I got a hand on it and pulled it back in. At that moment I realized how powerful it was. Those yellow feet with the curved black talons

Eagle continued on page 14

Historically Speaking from page 7

low fever epidemic. In 1817, after two decades of poor health, John Claypoole died. Betsy continued her upholstery business for 10 more years. Upon retirement, she moved in with her second Claypoole daughter, Susanna, in Abington Township of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Her eldest Claypoole daughter, Clarissa, had taken over Ross’ business back in Philadelphia.

Betsy, by then completely blind, spent her last three years living with her middle Claypoole daughter, Jane, in rapidly growing and industrializing Philadelphia. Betsy Ross Claypoole died on Jan. 30, 1836, at the age of 84, some 60 years after the Declaration of Independence. She was survived by five daughters with John Claypoole and one sister, Hannah Griscom Levering, who herself died about 11 months later.

Although it is one of the most visited tourist sites in the city of Philadelphia, the claim she once lived at the so-called “Betsy Ross House” is still a matter of historical dispute. Betsy Ross’s body was first interred at the Free Quaker burial grounds on North Fifth Street in Philadelphia. However, in 1975, in preparation for the American Bicentennial, Philadelphia city leaders ordered her remains moved to the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House. But cemetery workers found no remains beneath her tombstone. Bones found elsewhere in the family plot were deemed to be hers and moved to the current grave now visited by tourists at the Betsy Ross House.

Today’s nay-sayers, as well as those who are just plain ignorant of our nation’s history, should take the time to read about Betsy Ross, one of our earliest patriots and arguably the nation’s first feminist. Any thought of the Betsy Ross Flag being offensive to anyone who calls themselves an American is true folly.

Betsy’s flag is a symbol every patriotic American should be proud of and continues to be recognized as an official national symbol. Anyone “offended,” by the banner George Washington designed, no doubt, has been listening to history revisionists who will find fault with anything patriotic. They all should put their big-boy pants on and stand tall with hand over heart.


Reincarnation from page 12

of anything that might prove offensive and/or inconvenient for early church fathers, such as reincarnation.

One example which several leading biblical scholars (who are Christians, themselves) point out is that to exercise further control over people and to avoid reincarnation, the church emphasised frightening fire-and-brimstone sermons against parishioners who disobeyed; and that Hell is eternal damnation; eternal torture without end; which terrified their religious flocks.


It is interesting to many that when the Christian Jesus was “resurrected,” his followers did not recognise him. In fact, they adamantly doubted it was the same Jesus that was crucified; the same Jesus they lived, ate, preached, and slept with. Yet, they did not recognise him (Luke 24:36). Days later when the disciple Thomas saw Jesus, he also refused to believe he was the same person and wanted to touch his wounds as proof (John 20:26-29).

Such questioning often disturbs, even angers, some men of the cloth. Yet, parishioners feel it is their divine right to freely ask such questions instead of being preached at, and vilified that the devil is poisoning their minds. Some say Jesus’ resurrection was into a different

body. Could this have been a form of reincarnation, since the scriptural Jesus was not recognised because he had a different body and form?

Answers clothed in phrases such as “He was not yet fully ascended,” or “He was in spirit form,” is no longer convincing since Jesus, himself, clearly stated he was neither ghost nor spirit to his disciples who saw him, but did not recognise him.

Whether this line of questioning is offensive or not, Christians say they should always feel free and comfortable in posing such queries. The threat of condemnation or ridicule, often serves why Christians today often keep their personal theological points of view private, for fear of possible church retribution. Or even ridicule. And for errant pastors: loss of pastoral duties.


According to ancient Jewish Judaeo-religious belief, the Hebrew prophet, Elijah, must first return in physical form before the true Messiah appears on Earth (Book of Malachi 4:5).

Since Elijah, long gone for over eight centuries, had not yet returned and Jesus was already viewed as the Messianic figure, the disciples asked him about this.

Jesus replied that the spirit and soul of Elijah had, indeed, already returned in the body and form of John the Baptist, but the people did not

recognise him, as his spirit was in a different physical body. (Luke 1:17).

If one is to accept what is found in Scripture, then one would have to accept what their own Christ Jesus said in his own Aramaic words on John the Baptist being the physical re-embodiment of Elijah the prophet, so say even biblical scholars.

Regarding John the Baptist being Elijah, Jesus clearly says in his Aramaic tongue: “This is of whom it is written . . . . For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John, and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, who is to come.” (Matthew 11:11-15).

Among the eminent scholars and experts of the bible, such as worldrespected theologian, Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of theology at Benedictine College at Atchison, Kansas, it appears very clear what Jesus of Nazareth proclaimed about John the Baptist: that Elijah returned in the form of John the Baptist.

John the Baptist may not have been cognisant of who he was, in the embodiment of Elijah.

That is common in the realm of reincarnation, so say the researchers. Again, this doesn’t “sit well” with many from the orthodox pulpit. Already the steady refrain has been: “Oh, what Jesus meant was that John the Baptist was only guided by the spirit and purpose of Elijah. That John the Baptist only functioned like the prophet, Elijah.

There was no reincarnation here. It’s a misunderstanding.”

Many of the world’s foremost Christian scholars, such as Dr. Andrew Swafford, professor of theology at Benedictine College at Atchison, Kansas regard such aforementioned rationalizations (as cited above) to be without serious merit.

One thing seems fairly probable. Whatever opinions we may harbour, on this or that matter – repeated surveys continue to reveal the rise of reincarnation within America’s varied Christian communities.


To the various Christian readers and entities who asked me to write this cover story, thank you.

Your collective input and story suggestions are greatly appreciated. Please keep your cover story topics coming. May God richly bless you, each and everyone.

Oodles from page 3

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.

Gloria McClellan Senior Center

July Activities

1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

July 8, 10-12 Be a Kid Again Day! w/ ice cream, popcorn, games

July 10, 1:30-3 Senior Scam Stopper Presentation

July 11 & 25 11-12 Live Music by Lou Rosgen

July 15, 1-3 Movie Monday: “Jurassic World Dominion”

July 17, 1pm Senior Citizen Affairs Commission Meeting

July 18, 11am Vegan Voyage with Chef Dennis, Herban Eats

July 19, 12:30 Guess Who’s Coming to Lunch Reveal

July 24, 12:30 Birthdays & Anniversaries Celebration

July 25, 11-12 Christmas in July with live music by Lou Rosgen and holiday refreshments.

July 29, 12pm Culinary Adventures Around the World during lunch at the Park Terrace Cafe. This new monthly activity will highlight the food, music, and sights of France.

To register for these events or for more information, call 760-6435288.

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Community Education


Join us for 5 sessions on the 3rd Monday of each month (10:00am to noon)

July 15 - Fall Prevention & Hydration

August 19 - Caregiver Burnout & Dementia

September 16 - Navigating Medicare and MediCal (Medicaid)

October 21 - Grief and Loss

November 18 - New Topic Introduction Presented by Hospice of the North Coast and the Senior Service Council of Escondido

Free to attend at 728 North Broadway, Escondido – Oak Room. Please register for each session by phone 760-480-0611 or at https:// bit.ly/3xr4MQG

Man About Town from page 4

around and being smelly . . . the clean, good smell of fresh fish . . . just waiting to be caught.

Those were the days of the old hand-crank telephone . . . three long rings, two short . . . that was the call for Doug’s house that I’d make from Grandma’s hand crank telephone. Those were also the days of the kerosene lamps . . . and no indoor plumbing. The old privy out back . . complete with Sears & Roebuck catalogs. Later, when grandma and grandpa got electricity and indoor plumbing . . . we were enjoying ‘the good life.’

The barns and outbuildings of grandma’s farm had special smells . . . one smell of animals in the cow shed and milking barn . . . another in the large building that housed tractors and harnesses, from when grandpa had horses. The smell of well oiled leather mixed with the sweat of hard working horses. All these smell were good smells. Earthy. Full of life.

Grandma had an orchard where Doug and I would go exploring . . . eating apples and plums to our heart’s content. Playing cowboys and indians - paying ‘war,’ dreaming the dreams of young kids who were having fund growing up.

When visiting Doug in Bergen, Grandma Leverenz would give us ‘nectar.’ Nothing ever tasted quite so good as Grandma Leverenz’s “nectar.” We later found out it was Kool-Aid.

When Grandma Leverenz died . . . Doug was absolutely devastated. He was very, very close to her. Grandpa Leverenz pretty much owned Bergen. He owned the Bergen Bar, the Slaughterhouse/ Butcher Shop/Meat Locker, the Kaiser-Frazer Dealership in Windom . . . all kinds of businesses and land. Doug says he remembers Grandpa Leverenz told him

one day . . . “never make people stand in line when they want to give you their money.”

When Grandpa Leverenz died, Doug’s dad, Jasper, whom everyone called Jakie, assumed the mantle of the family leader. We liked to say Jakie was the Mayor, Sheriff, City Clerk, and Judge of Bergen . . . which was really not all that much of an exaggeration.

Doug’s mom, Bernice, and my mom, Hazel, were twins. The Tollefson twins. Both are gone now . . . as are all of our grandparents and most of our aunts and uncles . . .

But memories remain . . . me and Doug . . . growing up together.

And remembering. It was a good weekend.

Eagle from page 12

were as deadly as knife blades.

We reached the fire station where the man had opened the big door. I climbed out and he led me into the cool dark interior. He had laid out a thick blanket and a dish of water and another of raw meat. I laid the sleeping bag down and unfolded it. the eagle, still agitated, moved away and looked at us. Then I saw that its right wing had dried blood on the leading edge about where a human shoulder would be. It was badly hurt. I fervently hoped I had not hurt it even more. Mom was still cooing at the bird.

The fireman explained that he had managed to reach someone at the University of Santa Barbara and spoke to someone in the Zoology Department. Nothing could be done that day, but he said he would watch over the eagle and keep trying to find someone from the Fish & Game Department to come and take charge of it.

There was nothing else to do. We gave him the number of where we would be for the weekend and he gave us his number. Feeling a sense of emptiness, we left the garage and prayed the eagle would be taken care of.

All the way down to Los Angeles we talked about the eagle and how lucky it was that we had come along at that time. When we reached Katerina’s house we went in and washed up. I had some tiny insects in my hair and clothes and the sleeping bag from the bird, and a shower and laundry took care of that.

Thanksgiving dinner was great,

and we had a wonderful time.

The following day we called the Simmlar fire house and learned that the eagle had survived the night and someone from the state was to come by the next day to pick it up. Eagles are protected so it was a big deal for one to be injured.

By the following day we had the number of the department that had taken the eagle and were caring for it. Then they told us something that chilled my blood. The eagle, the most beautiful of God’s flying creatures, had been shot. There was buckshot in the wing. Some mindless bastard had shot it. there was a chance they could tend the injury, but it might never fly again. That was a cruel fate for an eagle.

On the way back home to Sunnyvale on Monday, we stopped at a gas station and called my cousin. She had been in touch with the people taking care of the eagle and she told me it had died. It had lost too much blood and had not eaten or drank at all.

I couldn’t help it. I cried like a baby. The tears streamed down my face as Katerina told me the people thanked me for trying to save it and that we had done all that could be done. But it was too little, too late.

We drove back home in silence. I never forgot that eagle, it’s brilliant clear yellow eyes, its innate feral intelligence and magnificence. It was the closest I had ever or would ever come to seeing God in another animal.

As for the cretin who shot the eagle, I have only one thing in mind. Total and complete disgust. He killed one of the most beautiful and wonderful creatures ever to live. But for a few short minutes, I held that beautiful bird in my hands. I will never forget it to my dying day. I only hope it somehow knew I was a friend.

Mark Carlson



STATEMENT 2024-9012016

The name of the business: Mindmeld Interactive, Somatelligence, located at 1654 Adriana Ct., Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Sachiyo Takasawa Berg, 1654 Adriana Ct., Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 10/1/2010

/s/ Sachiyo Takasawa Berg with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/7/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9011640

The name of the business: Hanuman Temple San Diego, located at 9265 Activity Road #110, San Diego, CA 92126. Registrant Veda Geetha Foundation Org, 9265 Activity Road #110, San Diego, CA 92126. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 6/3/2024

/s/ Shrikantha Shasta, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/3/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011907

The name of the business: EMP Handyman And Renovations, located at 500 Avenida Verde, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant EMP Construction Inc., 500 Avenida Verde, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Christopher M. Parks, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/6/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9010677

The name of the business: Vintage Hearts Co., located at 25453 Rue Lausanne, Escondido, CA 92026. Registrant Shawna Lee Raher, 25453 Lee Raher, Escondido, CA 92026. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Shawna Lee Raher with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/20/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011386

The name of the business: Residential Heat & Air, located at 4070 Arcadia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Scott Goane, 4070 Arcadia Ave., Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 5/27/2024

/s/ Scott Matthew Goane with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9011142

The name of the business: VJ Nail & Lash, located at 737 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Duyen Huely, 737 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92083 & Henry Vinh To, 737 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 5/24/2024 /s/ Henry Vinh To with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/24/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9011324

The name of the business: Poke Jaws, located at 3245 Business Park Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92081. Registrant TolucoMx Inc., 445 Garrison St., Apt 13, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A /s/ Ruri Sato, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


The name of the business: On The Nickel, located at 258 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant L. Jonathon William Goemann, 258 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Jon Goemann with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/6/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


The name of the business: Positive Flow, located at 14757 Republican Way, Ramona, CA 92065. Registrant Dalina Blackwell, 14757 Republican Way, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/1/2024

/s/ Dalina Blackwell with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/9/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


The name of the business: Ramona Water, Ramona Water Delivery, ADU Homes, Boltheads, located at 2130 Main St., Ramona, CA 92065. Registrant Dan J. Jauregui, P.O. Box 2696, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/1/2024

/s/ Dan A. Jauregui with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/3/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011085

The name of the business: Permit Time, located at 4954 Via Cinta, San Diego, CA 92122. Registrant Stav Deri, 4954 Via Cinta, San Diego, CA 92122 & Liore Deri, 4954 Via Cinta, San Diego, CA 92122. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: N/A /s/ Stav Deri with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/23/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9012389

The name of the business: Oriole Healthcare, located at 4640 Caneel Bay Ct., Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Oriole Nursing Inc., 4640 Caneel Bay Ct., Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 6/1/2024

/s/ Nicholas Tibberts, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/12/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9012474

The name of the business: Ice Cold Mist, California Chocolate Fountains, Outdoor In-


novations, ICM Outdoor Innovations, located at 13741 Danielson Street, Ste D, Poway, CA 92064. Registrant Kenneth James Rose, 13741 Danielson Street, Ste D, Poway, CA 92064. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/16/2015A

/s/ Kenneth James Rose with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/13/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012315

The name of the business: Covenant Constructors, located at 214 Woodland Dr., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Adolfo Lopez IV, 214 Woodland Dr., Vista, CA 92083 & Saundra Lopez, 214 Woodland Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 1/1/2005 /s/ Adolfo Lopez IV with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/11/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012245

The name of the business: My Job & More, located at 4376 Pacifica Way #6, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Jesus A. Cardenas Camacho, 4376 Pacifica Way #6, Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 6/11/2024 /s/ Jesus A Cardenas Camacho with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/11/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9011419

The name of the business: Tandoori Corner, located at 158 Roymar Rd., Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Mahinder Pal Sharmo, 2216 S. El Camino Real #119, Oceanside, CA 92054 & Sumah Sharma, 2216 S. El Camino Real #119, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: N/A /s/ Mahinder Pal Sharma with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/30/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9012552

The name of the business: V&M Auto Registration, located at 3784 Mission Ave., #154, Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Myrna Guadalupe Aramboro de Gutierrez, 3784 Mission Ave., Suite #154, Oceanside, CA 92058. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 6/14/2024 /s/ Myrna G. Aramboro de Gutierrez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/14/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9012176

The name of the business: North County Orthodontic Laboratory, located at 405 Shadow Lane, Vista, CA 92084. Registrant, Maria del Carmen Bucio, 405 Shadow Lane, Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 5/11/99 /s/ Maria del Carmen Bucio with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/10/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9011586

The name of the business: Inspired Practice Strategies, located at 528 Peach Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant, Inspired Practice Strategies LLC, 528 Peach Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 1/30/2024 /s/ Justine Bautista Godkin, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/3/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


The name of the business: Hope Dawning Coaching Services, Hope Dawning, located at 2113 Silverado Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant, Tracy Baker, 2113 Silverado Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N.A

/s/ Tracy Baker with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/18/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012904

The name of the business: Pair It!, Pair It! Food & Wine, located at 445 Marine View Ave., St 300, Del Mar, CA 92014. Registrant, Skyler Cooper Forest Stokes, 445 Marine View Ave., St 300, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Skyler Stokes with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/20/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012424

The name of the business: 4Potentia, located at 440 Stevens Avenue, Ste 200 - #1087, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Registrant, Potentia Health, Inc., 200 Spectrum Center Drive, Ste 2100, Irvine, CA 92618. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 01/01/2024 /s/ Jade Beautler, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/13/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


The name of the business: Carlsbad Sunset Senior Apartments,

located at 1003 Chinquapin Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant, HILP-Apartments, LLC, 10490 Camino Del Venado, Valley Center, CA 92082. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 3/22/2019 /s/ Harold CJ Coykendall, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/15/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


37-2024-00027813-CU-PT-CTL TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Tiffany McLaurin AKA Tiffany A. McLaurin, AKA Tiffany Annette McLaurin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Tiffany McLaurin AKA Tiffany A. McLaurin AKA Tiffany annette McLaurin to Proposed name Tiffany Annette Manos. 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.


Date: July 29, 2024, 8:30 am, in Dept. 61

No hearing will occur on above date. Please see attachment 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 June 14, 2024 /s/ Maureen F. Hallahan, Judge of the Superior Court 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9013338

The name of the business: Easy Choice Wireless, located at 5621 Palmer Way, Carlsbad, CA 92010. Registrant, VTG Mobile Inc, 5621 Palmer Way, Carls-

bad, CA 92010. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 1/1/2023 /s/ Robert Feasel, COO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/26/2024 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/2024


The name of the business: Dragonfire3d, located at 2476 Osborne Terrace, Vista, CA 92084. Registrant, Noah Camden Bailey, 2476 Osborne Terrace, Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by a General Partnership. First day of business: 6/5/2024 /s/ Lily Ann Bailey, General Partner with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/20/2024

7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9012828

The name of the business: Hayes Physical Therapy and Wellness, located at 6433 Estrella Ave., San Diego, CA 92120. Registrant, Chelsea Patrice Hayes, 6433 Estrella Ave., San Diego, CA 92120. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Chelsea Patrice Hayes with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/18/2024 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25/2024

The Paper

Ever since I can remember I’ve had the burning desire to discover new places, new adventures. Because of this, I set out to discover a new country . . . and I was successful. I even ventured inland a great many miles where I discovered a place I called Minnesota. “This,” I thought, “would be a great place for Scandinavians.” So I headed back to Norway to recruit settlers. While I was gone, some clown named Columbus claimed he discovered America. Life ain’t fair. Except life also give us The Paper. I read it whenever and wherever I go exploring and only buy from those who advertise in The Paper. It’s a Viking thing. Your friend, Eric the Red

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