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Shocking Facts You Won’t Believe!

2024 marks the 110th Anniversary of Mother’s Day in America and yet it is surprising that most Americans are completely unaware of the colourful, fascinating, and truly unbelievable facts surrounding our most cherished day on the calendar: Mother’s Day!

WHY BABIES IN EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH SAY “MAMA” Why babies in virtually every country on Earth say “mama” is an intriguing quarry which linguistic scholars have pursued in efforts


to track the word’s origin . . . and why?

Every language has different words for the most common of things, such as food, water, life, death, etc.

So why is this one word – mama –spoken in (nearly) every conceivable language on this third planet from the Sun?

Imagine: Since the dawn of human civilisation when primitive cultures and humans were widely isolated from one another -- even by oceans and continents apart -- how is it

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(even remotely possible) that they all, virtually, use the same word in the same context -- “Mama”?

Etymologists (scientists who study the origin of words) were astonished by this phenomenon in light of the fact that there are an estimated 7,000 different languages and dialects around the entire planet of nearly 8 billion inhabitants.

This fact still remains mindboggling today in 2024 on the 110th Anniversary of Mother’s Day: How is it possible that virtually every human being who has ever lived used the

word “Mama” for the exact same reason/definition?

Let’s find out.


Famous Russian linguist, Roman Osipovich Jakobson (1896-1982), one of the most celebrated and influential linguists of the twentieth century who revolutionised new techniques in analysing linguistic sound systems studied this global phenomenon: Mama.

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The pioneering scientist found that there is an anatomical reason as to why “Mama” is so similar across different languages around the Earth.


The first oral sounds human babies make -- and like to say -- are in the “babble” stage.

They first babble without meaning, other than the sounds are easy to say and easy to “babble.”

Developmentally, babies babble nonsense sounds to try them out. The simplest form of babble is a consonant followed by a vowel: consonants followed by a wide vowel sound (ah) are the most dominant. The opening and closing of the mouth is the most natural order of production.

Inevitably, some sounds are easier to say than others, which sets them apart as a baby babbles and explores language, writes Roman Jakobson in his groundbreaking 1962 article (“Why ‘Mama’ and ‘Papa’?”)

Simply put, the easiest sound for a baby to produce is “ah,” which requires no movement of the tongue or lips.

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

An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading a tired old mule.

The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat.

He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail.

As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his face and clothes, a young gunslinger stepped out of the saloon with a gun in one hand and a bottle of whisky in the other.

The young gunslinger looked at the old man and laughed, saying, “Hey old man, can you dance?”

The old man looked up at the gunslinger and said, “No son, I don’t dance . . . never really wanted to.”

As the baby eats, a nursing baby discovers “mmm” with little effort.

Jakobson describes it this way:

“Often the sucking activities of a child are accompanied by a slight nasal murmur, the only phonation which can be produced even when the lips are pressed to the mother’s breast or to the feeding bottle and the mouth is full.”

Even if a baby is never breast-fed, this first sound comes to fruition via other means, such as the feeding bottle when sucking and the mouth is full, to offer just one example.

It can be frustrating to hear a baby babbling something that sounds like “mama” but not feel confident that they actually (mean) mama.

Babies will start to babble around 6 months of age and this includes (repeating) the syllable “ma” which sounds like mama. A 6-month-olde doesn’t yet (mean) “mama,” they are simply practising sounds, like the repetitive “ma” sound.


Make no mistake, in time, the baby will no longer just be babbling

A crowd had gathered as the gunslinger grinned and said, “Well, you old fool, you’re gonna dance now!” and started shooting at the old man’s feet.

The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet.

Everybody standing around was laughing.

When his last bullet had been fired, the young gunslinger, still laughing, holstered his gun and turned around to go back into the saloon.

The old man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled 12 gauge shotgun and cocked both hammers.

The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air. The crowd stopped laughing immediately.

The young gunslinger heard the sounds too, and he turned around very slowly.

The silence was deafening. The crowd watched as the young gunman stared at the old timer and the large gaping holes of those twin 12 gauge barrels.

The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man’s hands, as he quietly said;

the sound of “mama” -- but, will evolve to mean the word “mama.”

Studies clearly reveal that when a baby wants to eat, or just misses its mother, he/she can repeat this sound (“mama”) in anticipation of her, or to express a longing for its mama. Jacobson and other worldwide scientists now call this an “anticipatory signal.”

In essence, the baby is calling or signaling its mother when it is hungry, feeling ill, or merely yearning to be close to her. Often a crying baby is merely manifesting a primal need to be held in her arms after which crying often ceases (unless the infant is ill).

A more recent study discovered that brain activity increases when a newborn hears a repetitive sound like “mama” or “dada.” The 2012 study, carried out by the University of British Columbia, was published in the journal of “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.” This suggests babies are “hardwired” to recognise repetitive sounds more quickly than other sounds. That would explain why “ma” becomes “mama” and not “matagu” or another random combination of different syllables.


“Son, have you ever kissed a mule’s backside?”

The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, “No sir .. . . but . . . but I’ve always wanted to.”

There are a few lessons for all of us here:

* Don’t be arrogant.

* Don’t waste ammunition.

* Whisky makes you think you’re smarter than you are.

* Always make sure you know who is in control.

* And finally, don’t mess around with old folks; they didn’t get old by being stupid.

I just love a story with a happy ending, don’t you?

I know what Cinco de Mayo is, I just don’t know when it is.

Despite the extreme polarity between countries/languages, here are a just a few extraordinary examples of where “Mama” is said (similarly) around the world and in what language.

In Afrikaan, Arabic, Armenian, Bangladesh, traditional Chinese, Dutch, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Laotian/ Lao, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Scottish-Gaelic, Samoan, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Thailand/Tai, Yiddish, Welsh, Zulu – well, you name it -- they all (basically) have the same universal name and spelling for “Mama.”


And if a language does not have the exact spelling match for “Mama” –it’s still pretty darn close to it, such as with French (maman), Filipino (si mama), Korean (eomma), Portuguese (mamae), Swahili (ma), and Vietnamese (ma), etc.

With your computer, everyone can log onto a universal language translation mode and type in the English word “Mama” and then scroll down to virtually every civilised human

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Sgin on a blinds & curtain truck: Blind man driving.

Sign over a Gynecologist’s Office: Dr. Jones, at your cervix.

In a Podiatrist’s office: Time wounds all heels.

On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels

At an Optometrist’s Office: If you don’t see what you’re looking for, You’ve come to the right place.

On a Plumber’s truck: We repair what your husband fixed.

On another Plumber’s truck: Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber.

At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee: Invite us to your next blowout.

On an Electrician’s truck: Let us remove your shorts.

Signs of the Times

Sign in a shoe repair store: We will heel you We will save your sole We will even dye for you.

In a Non-smoking Area: If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and will take appropriate action.

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language on the planet to see the same word “Mama” translated and replicated as “Mama” in almost all the world’s different languages.

(Source: Is-mama-mamma-the-most-international-word-meaning-motherin-most-of-the-spoken-languages . Also, American Psychological Association and the National Institute of Health (NIH): Baby’s First Words.)


Shocking news for many is that the concept of Mother’s Day is as olde as the hills. And as incredible as it may sound, the world’s leading scholars of antiquity inform us that the roots of Mother’s Day actually trace back thousands of years to ancient cultures, such as the Middle East, Greece, and Rome.

(Source: The History of Mother’s Day from the Ancient World to Today, the American University in Cairo, Egypt.)


Today, over 200 different countries celebrate Mother’s Day on different days and months of the year.

For example, most Arab countries celebrate it on 21 March.

Russia celebrates it on the last Sunday in November.

America celebrates it on the 2nd Sunday in May.


Several foreign countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the exact same day on the calendar as we do in America, such as: Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Peru, and the Philippines to cite a few examples.


A. Congress disagreed and could not decide on one particular day.

B. Women were considered unworthy second-class citizens. `C. U.S. law makers were worried they would also have to set aside a “Mothers-In-Law” day.

Believe it or not, the correct answer is “C” above.

A little known – but colourful fact -- is that in 1908 Congress first turned down the idea of Mother’s

Day being an official day of observance because they feared they would be compelled to also sign into law a “Mothers-In-Law” day as well – and that left a bad taste in their mouths.

Mother-In-Law jokes were a mainstay and carried a negative connotation not only in the New World but also in all parts of the world.


A. Woodrow Wilson

B. Franklin D. Roosevelt

C. John F. Kennedy

If you chose “A” for Woodrow Wilson, you are correct!

Six years after Congress turned down Mother’s Day, in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson did the right thing and signed a proclamation designating Mother’s Day to be held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honour motherhood.


A. President Woodrow Wilson who signed it into law was a Democrat and the advocate for Mother’s Day was Republican.

B. She (the founder who advocated it into law) became divorced, bitter, and died alone.

C. Mother’s Day became overly commercialised.

If you selected “C” above, well, you’re one smart cookie (as my Mom would say).

In one of America’s most ironic turn of events, Anna Jarvis (18641948), American activist and advocate who successfully campaigned to have Mother’s Day voted into law, eventually became so horrified by the commercialisation of her holiday that she campaigned to have it cancelled!

In a 1944 article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis stated:

“Mother’s Day is being desecrated. The telegraph companies with their ready-made greetings, the florists with their high-pressure campaigns with the awful prices, and the candy manufacturers and greeting card manufacturers have all made a racket out of my ideas.”

Anna Maria Jarvis, creator of Mother’s Day in America, never married, never became a mother,



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LIFE at MiraCosta College A Lifelong Learning Group

Meetings will be held in person at the Mira Costa College, 1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside Campus at 1:00 pm in the Board Room Trailer T200 by the Police Station and by the Internet Application ZOOM.

May 10: 1:00 How Animals Changed Humanity Dr. Philip Goscienski, M.D.

“The Stone Age Doc” returns to LIFE with a discussion of how our many animal friends have contributed to humanity’s well-being during the march of our mutual evolutions.

May 10: 2:30 ECOLIFE: Our Approach Bill Toone, Founder Bill Toone is a renowned Conservation Biologist and spokesperson for endangered species, approaching conservation holistically. ECOLIFE provides simple solutions to the leading causes addressing threats to life on earth.

May 17: 1:00 English Literature at LIFE Professor Jane Mushinsky Professor Mushinsky returns to LIFE to discuss the role of continued English literature in a welleducated, well-mannered, wellspoken society.

May 17: 2:30 To Be Announced


May 31: 1:00 “Harvey Wiley and the Origins of National Food and Drug Controls in the U.S.” John Swann U.S. Food and Drug Administration

This presentation will discuss the sorry state of the U.S. food and drug marketplace in the 19th century, USDA Chief Chemist Harvey Wiley and others efforts, and the early enforcement work under the 1906 Food and Drugs Act.

May 31: 2:30 MAAC’s Pathways of Service Victoria Vazquez, Associate Director of Engagement & Economic Mobility

Let’s get reacquainted with MAAC’s range of social programs as they maximize self-sufficiency with families and individuals through high-quality programs and advocacy in our North County communities To join a Zoom meeting, LIFE must have your email address in order for you to receive the invite link. Meetings will start at 12:45 pm (you can join 15 minutes earlier) and the speaker will start at 1:00 pm.

Email: To Donate to the LIFE Scholarship Fund: Write a check to MiraCosta College Foundation; Mail it to: 1 Barnard Dr., MS 7; Oceanside, CA 92056. In the memo area put: LIFE Scholarship Fund. Or go to: donatenow and you can donate online. There is a “drop down” box to indicate the donation will be credited to the LIFE Scholarship Fund.

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The Women’s Club of Escondido Vintage Fashion Show May 11 • 1pm

The Woman’s Club of Escondido presents their Vintage Fashion Show. All proceeds will go to The Woman’s Club of Escondido Scholarship Foundation, benefiting Escondido High School students.

The cost is $45. Food and drinks will be available along with raffles and prizes.

The fashion show will be held at

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Animal Shelters are in a State of Emergency

For the first time, San Diego’s leading animal welfare organizations have come together to raise awareness about the critical state of animal shelters in San Diego County. During a press conference on Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, eleven organizations implored the community to join them in saving lives by adopting, fostering and spaying and neutering their pets, before the situation becomes even more urgent during the busier summer months.

City of Chula Vista Animal Services (https://www.chulavistaca. gov/departments/animal-care), East County Animal Rescue (, Feral Cat Coalition (, Friends of Cats (https://www., Frosted Faces Foundation (, PAWS of Coronado (https://pawsofcoronado. org/), Rancho Coastal Humane Society (https://rchumanesociety. org/), San Diego County Department of Animal Services (https://, San Diego House Rabbit Society (https://, San Diego Humane Society (https:// and Spay Neuter Action Project (https:// are all committed to staying at zero eu-

Man About Town

It doesn’t hurt that she’s a very classy, attractive lady . . . but she is also smart! Add in that she is an outstanding speaker and you have one very talented package known as Laura Strickler!

I’ve known Laura Strickler since she was a teenager . . . working at the old Vineyard Deli in Escondido.

She was attractive then but I never dreamed she’d grow up to be the elegant lady she has become. Al-

thanasia of healthy or treatable shelter pets. However, sustaining this achievement is becoming increasingly difficult.

Here’s how the community can help:

• Adopt: Adopting saves lives, and there are thousands of pets available at shelters and local rescues right now. From

tion at its root. Reduced access to spay/neuter services during the pandemic exacerbated the challenges facing our shelters.

Nationally, 359,000 dogs and 330,000 cats were euthanized last year, according to Shelter Animals Count. In 2023 alone, more than 3 million cats and dogs nationwide entered animal shelters and rescues. In San Di-

In just six years, two unaltered dogs and their offspring can be responsible for more than 60,000 canines.

puppies and kittens to senior companions and small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs —shelters are overflowing with deserving animals in need of adoption.

• Foster: This is a critical – and temporary – way you can help save lives. By opening your home to foster a pet, you give them relief from the stress of the shelter and create space for other animals in need.

• Spay and neuter: Increasing the number of spayed/neutered animals is the only way to stop the crisis of pet overpopula-

ways meticulously groomed, a walking, talking image of a fashion model! I’ve witnessed her making presentations to groups and organizations as well as to executives in their offices . . . always on point, always informative, always with the right answers.

I’d love to take credit as the one who molded her into what she has become today . . .but, l can’t. She’s done it all on her own. Constant study, research, working in the field of finance . . . and building a valuable network of family and friends . . .all of whom support her wholeheartedly. Including me.

Laura specializes in reverse mortgage financing and as an expert in her field, is a wonder to behold! If you are looking for an outstanding guest speaker, I very much recommend Laura Strickler. She just may have some easy answers to financing issues for you or other members of your organization. Give her a call at 760.518.9839. ••••

As most of our regular readers know I often review restaurants.

I’m always a bit nervous when I review a restaurant for the first time. Will the food be tasty? Is it fairly priced? What type of service am I likely to receive? Is it casual, formal, what type of decor and/or atmosphere does it offer?

ego County, local shelters and rescues are caring for far more animals than their facilities were designed to house. As an example: In 2022, San Diego Humane Society reached a record high of nearly 494 dogs in care each day. In 2023, that daily average rose to 540. Now, in 2024, they have skyrocketed to a daily average of 632. Stray dog intakes are up 12%, and 65% of these pets are never reclaimed by their owners. They are also seeing an increase in owners turning to us to surrender their pets, with the most com-

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All of these questions lined up in order recently as we journeyed for a first-time visit to California Fish/ Grill in Escondido at 1348 W Valley Pkwy Ste A.

Upon arrival we noted a nice, clean facility, neatly organized.

You go through a line and place your order . . .they call your name when your order is ready.

The dining area is clean, neat, well planned.

Mary and I ordered the Sea Bass dinner and shared it. (Mary is not a big eater; I am). The Sea Bass dinner is $15.50 and comes with two sides. Choose from french fries, diced Rosemary/Zucchini, Seasoned Tomato and Feta (our choice, Kaleslaw, White rice, Brown rice or Cauliflower rice.

Loved the Sea Bass! Will order it again . . . though I plan on ordering a number of different sea food offerings so I get to know and taste them all. Other offerings include Swai (Whitefish), Mahi Mahi, Shrimp Skewer, Giant Shrimp, Ahi Tuna, Tilapia, Louisiana Delta Catfish, Atlantic Salmon, Salmon & Swai Combo and Sockeye Salmon. All dinners range from $11.25 to a high of $16.99. Very, very reasonable pricing for a seafood restaurant! You won’t find

Letters to the Editor

As always, Friedrich definitely does his research! I am a donor (noted on my license) and my kids know it. Also, I made the decision to donate my body to UCSD/La Jolla many years ago. My son was in medical school back in Omaha. He mentioned to me how few cadavers the school had and when he was doing dissections, he would get ‘a part’ - like a leg and thigh or arm or midsection.

I surely won’t need my body when I am in let it go to good use! My children and grand-

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such reasonable prices at other Escondido seafood houses!

It is fairly quiet so even if you have a hearing loss problems (as I do) you can easily hear your table mate’s conversation.

Regular readers also know I love clam chowder. They have it! Very tasty bowl at only $7.99.

California Fish Grill proudly serves wild-caught and farm raised seafood that is of the highest quality. We met the General Manager, Mario Garcia . . . a very proud long-time member of the California Fish Grill organization (which has 55 locations throughout California and Arizona.

The ocean is their backyard and it’s an integral part of who they are. Since 1998 they’ve been grilling and crafting healthy seafood favorites for their growing family of loyal guests. At California Fish Grill, they believe it’s their responsibility to give everyone the chance to enjoy delicious and healthy seafood, including future generations.

Call California Fish Grill at 760.441.7220.

I give a strong “thumbs up” to California Fish Grill ... and you can bet I will return!

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nor did she have any children. Mother’s Day was to honour her mother and all mothers.


There are 3,135 communication satellites orbiting the planet Earth at a height of over 20,000 miles; all handling private and government telecommunications.

2024 is projected to be a recordbreaking Mother’s Day with well over 130-million telephone calls – just in the United States alone –all signaling and carrying “Happy Mother’s Day” greetings.

On the 110th Anniversary of Mother’s Day, these orbiting satellite dish antennas will be overwhelmed and kept busy on various frequencies. This includes transmissions from international calls, ship to shore phone connections, telecommunications from daughters and sons stationed overseas, as well as an avalanche of computer emails, all generated for the sole purpose of expressing our undying love for Mom.

More telephone calls are made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year (including Christmas, New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day, and Father’s Day).

COMMUNIST CHINA CONFESSES ITS SECRET LOVEAFFAIR WITH AMERICA’S MOTHER’S DAY VERSION. Never in a million years did we expect to hear Communist China’s secret confession to the world.

Proving once again the miraculous powers of a mother’s love, and its towering ability to sometimes heal and unite a diverse world as with a unified global

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mon reasons being unplanned litters, having too many animals already, or the owners are moving and can’t bring their pets.

Despite these challenges, San Diego County has maintained its commitment to “Stay at Zero” euthanasia of healthy or treatable shelter pets since 2015. This success is due to the collaborative efforts of local shelters and rescues, and the generosity of those who share their passion for animals

“Summer is the busiest time for animal shelters, so we need the community to help us help them, before it gets worse,” said Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and

Mother’s Day observance.

China’s shocking and unexpected decision to suddenly emulate America’s tradition in this regard caused such a global shockwave of disbelief that China felt compelled to explain itself through its own state-run official Communist Government newspaper, The People’s Daily publication (translated here):

“Despite originating in the United States, the people of China accept (Americas’ version of) Mother’s Day holiday without hesitation because it is in line with our country’s traditional ethics – respect for the elderly and filial piety towards parents.”

China went so far as to adopt the exact day and month as America for observing Mother’s Day.

Sadly, such milestone and happy facts are seldom – if ever – reported in our news media.

Once again, for many, you read it first in The Paper!

There is a thousand year olde Chinese proverb which reveals a mother’s unconditional love for her child, translated here:

“There is only one pretty child in the world. And every mother has it.”





A. Florist and perfume shops.

B. Hallmark cards & candy stores. C. U.S. restaurants.

Well, if you selected “C” for restaurants, you need a pat on the back – well done!

According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), it is projected to

CEO, San Diego Humane Society. “There are hundreds of deserving animals, from puppies and kittens, to special breed dogs and cats, and small pets, who are waiting for a second chance at our shelters and rescues.”

“The number of pets coming to us in need of help is more than we ever imagined,” said Ashley Milo, Deputy Director of Animal Services, City of Chula Vista Animal Services. “We are sounding the alarm. We need our community’s help now more than everwhether it is adopting or fostering, volunteering or donating.”

“Even if you can’t make a permanent commitment to adopt, there are so many ways to help,”

Jennifer Stein, Senior Manager of Fund Development, PAWS of Coronado. “Our fosters serve as

be a record-breaking 2024 Mother’s Day with Americans spending nearly $40-billion on dear ol’ Mom!

According to the National Retail Federation, most Americans will take their mothers out to eat.

Word to the wise: book Mother’s Day reservations as early as possible!


No Mother’s Day cover story would be complete without a bountiful serving of laughter and joy –sprinkled with love – all of which mother’s bring into our lives.

Likewise, always remember that you’re never too olde to be scolded by Mom.

And there is something universal about an angry mom’s voice.

When she shouts out her commands, all human beings are conditioned to respond, no matter who you are or where you were born.

When your mother’s voice is loud enough, even the neighbours brush their teeth and get dressed quickly in a manner of animal instinct for survival.

Obeying is the least we can do for Moms.

After all, we were often responsible for nearly driving our mothers stark raving mad when we were going through our “terrible threes.”

Not to mention, the marathon challenges mothers had to endure, including extreme sleep deprivation.

Famous American actress and mother of three, Julie Bowen, puts those early formative years into proper perspective:

bridges, preventing dogs from entering the shelter by seamlessly transitioning them from one loving home to another, ensuring their journey ends in a forever family!”

“All rescues and rabbit shelters are full as well, and we have been turning away relinquishment requests because all of our spaces in the shelters and foster homes are full,” said Jennifer Lee, Executive Director, House Rabbit Society. “Many of the rabbits we take in are medical needs rabbits, they need to be spayed/neutered and vaccinated and we need funding to do that, which is hard to come by for small animals.”

“In just six years, two unaltered dogs and their offspring can be responsible for more than 60,000 canines,” said Dorell Sackett,

“Sleeping with my toddler is like sharing my bed with a drunk octopus looking for its car keys!”


Moms are expected to do the job of twenty people or more, and to do it free.

It’s a grueling gig, nonstop, 24/7.

It ain’t all glamour and kids can drive dear ol’ Mom to drink.

As one mother explained with a measure of levity at last year’s “2023 Symposium for New Mothers” in New York: “The most expensive part of having kids is all the wine you have to drink!”

Humour is essential in the life of mothers, as mental health experts emphasise: “You either laugh, grin and bear it, or they measure you for a straitjacket.”

Mothers are enslaved to labours and chores and therefore must learn how to be creative in their multitasking skills, even when such tactics are discovered by accident: As the late Phyliss Diller testified, “The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally got gin in the steam iron.”

In later years, when you’re a mother, you will learn how to balance your life.

As journalist and author Katie Bingham Smith says: “Some days I do yoga and don’t yell at the kids. Some days I scream at them while eating cake over the sink. It’s called balance in life.”

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Executive Director of Operations, Spay Neuter Action Project. “For cats, that figure doubles to 120,000! The best way to end this crisis of unwanted pets, and overpopulated shelters is through spaying and neutering.”

“Every year, San Diego’s kitten season stretches the resources of our local shelters and rescues,” said Amber Millen, President, Feral Cat Coalition and Vice President, East County Animal Rescue. “Spaying and neutering is the only effective way to reduce the population of community cats, and stem the flood of kittens into local shelters and rescues.”

“Every animal in shelter care is looking for their forever home,

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Important Healthcare Legislation Moving

As many of you know I have served on the Assembly Health Committee for most of my term in the State Legislature, and I am now the Committee’s Vice Chair. The Committee’s jurisdiction includes healthcare, behavioral and mental health, medical insurance, Medi-Cal and other public healthcare programs, and long-term care licensing. The lives of millions of Californians are impacted by legislation that comes before this committee.

For example, several important health-related bills were passed by the Committee on April 23rd. These include AB 2563 (Essayli) which requires the California Department of Public Health to expand its statewide screening of newborns to include Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), one of the most severe forms of inherited muscular dystrophies. Early diagnosis enables tailored care which can greatly enhance the quality and life potential for DMD patients.

AB 2467 (Bauer-Kahan), requires healthcare service plans and insurers to expand coverage to include hormone therapy and other services for women going through menopause or pre-menopause. And AB 2914 (Bonta) requires California to establish a new Essential Health

Benefits (EHBs) benchmark plan by 2027. EHBs outline the minimum services required by health plans covering Californians.

We also passed AB 2115 (Haney) which authorizes nonprofit or free clinics to update treatment for acute narcotic withdrawal symptoms in compliance with federal regulations. The bill’s supporters include the County of San Diego.

AB 2786 (Bonta) will authorize mobile farmers’ markets to provide a variety of locally grown or produced healthy foods in conformance with the California Retail Food Code. Farmers’ markets can address food access issues by bringing fresh foods to underserved areas.

These bills all passed unanimously, and are a good example of how legislators from both sides of the aisle can come together on important issues that benefit all Californians.

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.

Help! My GE appliances are all malfunctioning at once!

None of Jacquelyn Smith’s appliances work properly. Repeated visits by GE technicians have failed to fix the problems. What can she do?

Q: I ordered GE appliances during the pandemic, including a new range, refrigerator, and dishwasher. GE delivered them in February 2022.

The range and refrigerator have malfunctioned from day one. The refrigerator froze food no matter what setting. The range consistently burned and boiled food one notch above “low.”

I had three visits by GE technicians for the fridge in the first five months, and they replaced various parts. But now the compressor on the fridge isn’t working.

I’ve sent in 15 videos about the malfunctioning stovetop. I have had six visits by techs to address the nonexistent calibration.

I would appreciate a full refund or replacement with similar appliances that actually work as they should. Can you help?

~ Jacquelyn Smith, Califon, N.J.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond Green Oak Ranch

I am thrilled to share a significant milestone achieved at this week’s board meeting: the approval to purchase Green Oak Ranch. This marks a pivotal step towards addressing the pressing issues of homelessness, mental health, and addiction in San Diego County.

As many of you are aware, homelessness, mental health, and addiction continue to pose profound challenges in our community. Despite our collective efforts, the 2023 Point in Time Count revealed a 22% increase in homelessness, with a staggering 82% of the homeless population grappling with mental illness and/or substance use disorder. The shortage of resources and tailored housing exacerbates the crisis, necessitating immediate action toward comprehensive, long-term investments in our continuum of care.

Green Oak Ranch, situated in Vista, has been a beacon of hope and healing for nearly a decade.

It hosts the annual Veteran Stand Down and offers faith-based sober living programs. My vision for North County, rooted in “treatment and healing,” aligns perfectly with

A: It’s unusual for one appliance to break down on the first day. But two appliances? That’s got to be a first.

What went wrong? I think GE would like to blame this on the pandemic. You ordered these appliances during the lockdown. It took months to deliver them. It’s possible that there were production issues that caused your appliances to fail.

While GE has a standard one-year warranty for most of its appliances, it also has an implied warranty. It’s not something written in a contract, but it’s an implicit promise that your appliance will work as advertised. I have more on implied warranties in my guide to getting your appliance fixed, published on my consumer site,

It looks like you followed all the steps to what should have been a successful resolution. You contacted GE through its customer service department. It sent a technician. That didn’t work, so it sent another technician. And the process repeated itself several times until it became clear that the only solution was replacing all of your appliances or refunding you.

In my experience, manufacturers

the ethos of Green Oak Ranch. As I have consistently emphasized, my approach for North County has been focused on “treatment and healing,” not shelters and parking lots.

I envision Green Oak Ranch as a sanctuary for recovery, with 24/7 staff, services, and security, providing longer-term care rather than a revolving door of temporary solutions. The facility will offer a supportive environment for individuals seeking to transform their lives, providing essential services not readily available to those in need.

This is just the first action in a bigger goal to address homelessness and addiction in our region.

Enabling addicts to continue using is not compassionate, and allowing people to live on our streets is not compassionate. We can do better, and Green Oak is a significant step forward.

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

are slow to get to that point. That’s because replacing an appliance is a big decision that drags down a company’s profits. For an appliance manufacturer, it is the last resort.

You shared compelling evidence with GE that its appliances didn’t work, including videos and photos. By the way, good work keeping such detailed records. Most customers would have just demanded a refund with no evidence to support their request. You had the goods.

A brief, polite email to one of the GE executives might have spurred the company into fixing this. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the GE executives on my consumer advocacy site,

I contacted GE on your behalf. GE agreed to replace your appliances at no cost to you.

Christopher Elliott is the founder of Elliott Advocacy (, a nonprofit organization that helps consumers solve their problems. Email him at or get help by contacting him at

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Problem Solved by Christopher Elliott Illustration by Dustin Elliott

American Baseball owes a great deal of its existence to Albert Goodwill Spalding. You may have seen the name “Spalding” on a number of sports equipment, namely baseballs, players’ gloves and a number of other related sports items, including rule and history books. Spalding played. managed, and owned baseball teams and was the co-founder of today’s National League.

Spalding began as a teen-aged pitcher, then became manager, and executive in the early years of the game and, along with his brother, Walter, was a co-founder of the A.G. Spalding Sporting Goods Company. A native of Rockford, Ill., Spalding was born Sept. 2, 1849. He played professional major league baseball between 1871 and 1878. Spalding was the first to wear a baseball player’s glove he made to protect from catching the ball with bare hands. Along the way he improved the ball itself, which became the standard for all player use.


After Budget finds animal hairs in Bernard Sia’s rental car, it charges him a $125 cleaning fee. But Sia doesn’t have a pet -- and that’s not the only problem.

Q: Budget charged my credit card a fee of $125 after finding animal hair in a rental car that I returned. I do not have any pets, and the people I stayed with on my trip to Austin, Texas, do not have any pets.

Historically Speaking

The Man Who Played and Promoted Baseball

In 1871, Spalding joined the professional Boston Red Stockings (precursor club to today’s modern Atlanta Braves). As a pitcher he won 206 games and lost only 53. Spalding’s batting average was .323.

After his retirement as a player, Spalding remained active and part owner with the Chicago White Stockings (today known as the Chicago Cubs). With owner William Hulbert, Spalding organized the National League, the first professional organization with member teams using a standard rulebook.

In 1876, Hulbert enlisted the help of Spalding, convincing him to sign a contract to play for his White Stockings. Spalding coaxed a number of his teammates to secretly sign with the Chicago club. News of the signings by some Boston and Philadelphia players leaked to the press before the season ended and all of them faced verbal abuse and physical threats from the fans of those cities.

Spalding was known as the premier pitcher of the 1870s, leading the National League in victories for each of his six full seasons as a professional player. During each of those years he was his team’s only pitcher. In 1876, Spalding won 47 games as the prime pitcher for the White Stockings and led them to win the first-ever Na-

tional League pennant by a wide margin.

In 1877, Spalding began to use a glove to protect his catching hand. Some players had previously used gloves, but they were not popular, and Spalding himself was skeptical of wearing one at first. However, once he began donning gloves, he influenced other players to do so. He continued to improve the glove, which has developed into a key part of today’s game equipment.

Spalding retired from playing baseball in 1878 at the age of 27,

Travel Troubleshooter

I asked for a damage report. It is not clear how they determined that what they found was animal hair. Additionally, they made the claim based on less than 10 hairs. Don’t you think the fee seems excessive, considering what they found?

~ Bernard Sia, Shelby Township, Mich.

A: You’re right, something is not quite right with this Budget cleaning fee.

For starters, the damage report has several photos that show several tiny white strands in the vehicle. A Budget employee could have vacuumed them away during the cleaning. Are they animal hairs? I have no idea, but the point is, there weren’t that many.

But there’s another, even bigger problem. When I asked you to review the bill again to make sure they were charging the right renter,

you discovered a discrepancy that should have immediately made Budget zero out your cleaning fee. It appears the company had sent you a bill for a car other than the one you rented.

You can prevent unnecessary cleaning fees by taking before and after photos of your car and ensuring that you clean the vehicle before bringing it back to the location. But if a car rental company sends you a bill for the wrong car, what then? Well, this is a good reminder to keep your car rental records and, when you’re taking your pictures, to get a shot of the VIN -the vehicle identification number -- which you can normally find on the driver’s side of the vehicle on the dashboard near the windshield. This isn’t the first time a car rental company has apparently sent a bill to a customer for the wrong car.

While we’re on the topic of clean-

although he continued as president and part owner of the Chicago team and was a major influence on the development of the National League.

Hulbert and Spalding first organized the National League by enlisting the owners of other major teams of St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Those owners of the four western clubs accompanied Hulbert and Spalding to New York where they secretly met with team owners from New York City, Philadelphia, Hartford, and Boston. Each of the owners signed the league’s constitution, and the National League was officially born.

Spalding helped transform baseball from a game of gentlemen athletes into a business and a professional sport. In 1886, Spalding became president of the Chicago White Stockings (Cubs).

In 1876 while Spalding was playing and organizing the National League, Spalding and his brother Walter began a sporting goods store in Chicago, which expanded into a manufacturer and distributor of all kinds of sporting equipment. The company became “synonymous with sporting goods” and continues today. From 1892, to 1941, Spalding and company sold books under the name “Spal-

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ing fees for pets, it’s definitely a thing. Budget has a reputation for charging these fees, which can go as high as $450. So make sure that if you’re renting a car with anything that sheds -- a dog, cat or even a coat or blanket -- that you clean your rental thoroughly before returning it.

But as I’ve already said, this looks like a case of mistaken identity. So an appeal to one of the Budget executives I list on my consumer advocacy site,, might have convinced the company to drop its bill.

I contacted Budget on your behalf. It reviewed the bill and refunded the $125 cleaning fee.

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

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car rental cleaning fee problem: That’s not my vehicle!
Albert Spalding Illustration by Dustin Elliott

The Reverse Mortgage Industry Continues To Innovate

Being in the reverse mortgage industry for so long, I’ve seen the loan program evolve into what it is today. The Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) which is the FHA insured loan program, is the most popular loan program. It’s available for homeowners 62 and older, can be used to pay off an existing mortgage, establish a line of credit and/ or be used for monthly advances. In ideal situations, all three can be used to improve the financial life of the borrower.

Along the way, proprietary (jumbo) loan programs were developed. They are used for high value properties and certain specialized loan scenarios. Some of the benefits that lenders

have created to enhance the reverse mortgage loan programs are:

• Loans for borrowers as young as 55

• Loan amounts up to $4,000,000

• No upfront mortgage insurance premium at closing

• Potential lump sum cash out on day one

• Opportunity to continue to make lower monthly payments for 10 years, then no required payments

• Reverse mortgage second allowing first mortgage to remain in place and provide additional funds

• Loans on non-FHA approved condominium projects

I think you can see that the reverse mortgage industry continues to innovate and provide solutions for homeowners on every level and in every situation. There are many reasons to stay informed about how this type of loan could improve your life.

Now is the time to think about the equity you have built in your home and how you could benefit from using that now while values are high. Here are some examples of how a reverse mortgage was utilized in different scenarios.

Call me today to discuss how one of these programs could be the solution for your financial concerns. It costs nothing to investigate!

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Chuckles from page 2

On a Maternity Room door: Push. Push. Push.

At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment.

Outside a Muffler Shop: No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.

In a Veterinarian’s waiting room: Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!

At the Electric Company: We would be delighted if you send in your payment on time. However, if you don’t, YOU will be delighted.

In a Restaurant window: Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up.

In the front yard of a Funeral Home:

Drive carefully. We’ll wait.

At a Propane Filling Station: Thank Heaven for little grills.

In a Chicago Radiator Shop: Best place in town to take a leak.

Sign on the back of another Septic Tank Truck:

Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises

When I go to a local discount store to get oil and filters for my car, I buy my wife a bouquet of flowers on display near the checkout counter.

During one trip, some women in line behind me were oohing and aahing about a husband getting flowers for his wife. “How often do you do that?” one asked.

Before I could answer, the cashier, more than familiar with my routine, said, “Every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.”

I chose the road less traveled and now I don’t know where the hell I am!

A bit dated . . . but still funny . . .

Reviews of Hillary’s book . . .

“Hillary Clinton’s 506-page memoirs has come out. So much of her personality shines through, that in the end, you, too, will want to sleep with an intern.” ~ Craig Kilborn

“In Hillary Clinton’s new book

Chuckles continued on page 10

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Chuckles from page 9

‘Living History,’ Hillary details what it was like meeting Bill Clinton, falling in love with him, getting married, and living a passionate, wonderful life as husband and wife. Then on page two, the trouble starts.” ~ Jay Leno

“Last night, Senator Hillary Clinton hosted her first party in her new home in Washington. People said it was a lot like the parties she used to host at the White House. In fact, even the furniture was the same.” ~ Jay Leno

“CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she’s strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with It.” ~ Jay Leno

“Hillary Clinton is the junior senator from the great state of New York. When they swore her in, she used the Clinton family Bible – the one with only 7 commandments.” ~ David Letterman

Two beggars are sitting side by side on a street in Rome, Italy. One has a Cross in front of him; the other one is holding the Star of David. Many people go by, look at both beggars, but only put money into

the hat of the beggar sitting behind the Cross.

The Pope comes by. He stops to watch the throngs of people giving money to the beggar who holds the Cross while none give to the beggar holding the Star of David. Finally, the Pope approaches the beggar with the Star of David and says, “My poor fellow, don’t you understand? This is a Catholic country; this city is the Seat of Catholicism. People aren’t going to give you money if you sit there with a Star of David in front of you, especially when you’re sitting beside a beggar who is holding a Cross. In fact, they would probably give more money to him just out of spite.”

The beggar with the Star of David listened to the Pope, smiled, and turned to the beggar with the Cross and said, “Moishe, look who’s trying to teach the Goldstein brothers about marketing!”


Not to brag, but I have completely mastered the right way to do everything wrong.


How is it possible a leaking faucet can keep me up at night but I sleep through my alarm clock every morning?


Pet Parade

Princess Irulan

Princess Irulan is Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s pet of the week. She’s a 7-1/2-year-old, 8-pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Black and White coat.

Princess Irulan was taken to a shelter in Riverside County, then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS.) She loves it when the animal care attendants and volunteers pet her and give her extra attention.

The $75 adoption fee for Princess Irulan includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip.

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

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

I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you. Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.

I can’t understand why women are okay that JC Penny has an older women’s clothing line named “Sag Harbor.”

My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.

My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained since then.

Denny’s has a slogan, “If it’s your birthday, the meal is on us.” If you’re in Denny’s and it’s your birthday, your life sucks!

The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.

The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married. Think of this: Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard,

Chuckles continued on page 13

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 Ricky! Ricky’s happiest days are spent exploring the great outdoors – investigating every nook and cranny, taking leisurely walks and basking in the sun for cozy naps. He’s also a quick learner, and is always eager to pick up new tricks and commands. While he has an independent spirit, this handsome pup still values strong bonds with his people. He’s ready to give his whole heart and unwavering loyalty to a new best friend. Could it be you? Ricky (897777) is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. Through May 15, adoption fees are just $25 for all adult dogs and cats (7 months and up) through BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters National Adoption Event! If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit or call 619-299-7012.

Online profile:

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The Computer Factory

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

In the 1960s and 70s mainframe computers began to turn up in the “corporate” workplace. They automated business routines, stored files and reduced the number of filing cabinets and amount of paper needed to run the business. In the 1980s and 90s PCs roared into our homes and small businesses. As in the corporate environment, home and small business computers did not so much change what we did as the way we did it. Computers automated and consolidated our home and business activities and made things faster, easier and more convenient. As engineers and programmers automated ever more business and personal activities, computer hardware developers struggled to keep up with increasing demands for more

The headline read, “Animal Shelters are in a State of Emergency.” Is that true, or is it a sales pitch to get you to go to shelters and rescues instead of cat and dog breeders?

It’s true. There’s a big problem and it’s getting worse. It could become deadly and cost you money, whether you have a pet, or not.

On April 30th the 11 member agencies of the San Diego Animal Welfare Coalition held a news conference at the San Diego Humane Society campus in Mission Valley.

speed and storage. In 1965 Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, posited “Moore’s Law”. Loosely interpreted, it anticipated the doubling of computer capabilities every two years during the 1960s and 70s. “Moore’s Law” continued to hold sway throughout the entire 20th century giving rise to the popular catch phrase “Your new computer is obsolete by the time you get it home”. Computer engineers continued to fulfill Moore’s prophesy by doubling RAM size, storage capacity and CPU speed within predicted two year timeframes. Then, in 2001, the introduction of the IW (Intelligent Web) began a process that changed everything.

The Internet or World Wide Web has the capability to store and connect all published human knowledge. AI (Artificial Intelligence) promises the ability to process this information with an intelligence that emulates human cognition. The combination of AI and high speed Internet (broadband) created the IW (Intelligent Web) that came to be 2001. The IW eventually grew to serve over 90% of Internet users. Nothing illustrates the power of the IW as a vehicle for advertising, news and communication more clearly than the decline of the daily newspaper industry. San Diego’s Union Tribune published 400,000 newspapers each day in 2001. While the population of SD County has grown by 14% since 2001, The SDUT’s current circulation is less than 200,000.

As the IW grew in size and con-

tent and technology advanced the cognitive power of AI, PCs were no longer needed as “stand alone computers”. Infinitely faster, more capable Internet servers could do all the “heavy lifting”. Today most PCs are essentially internet access devices (terminals) with a video display. PCs still need stand alone capabilities for storage, local processing and peripheral device control, but nearly any PC built since the release of Windows 7 in 2009 has enough speed and power to operate as a modern Internet terminal. The IW pushed computer technology to the back burner and PCs lost their 20 th century status as icons of modern technology. Today PCs are simply one of many useful gadgets for accessing the IW. Leading technology today no longer involves faster RAM, more storage and more capable CPUs for PCs. Today the technological emphasis is

on adapting ever more potent AI algorithms to the growing list of applications on the IW.

When we opened The Computer Factory in 1995, the major PC brands were Compaq, Packard Bell, IBM, Gateway, Dell and HP, each “Made in America”. Today only the Dell and HP PC brands are still viable but neither is manufactured in the USA.

Lenovo, Dell and HP brands that comprise 75% of worldwide PC sales are Chinese products. (Apples are too!) Declining sales and static technology caused American hightech companies to lose interest in PCs. But these relatively inexpensive low-tech IW terminals with a big screen, mouse, keyboard, speakers and convenient peripherals are still the best and most comfortable way available for us to stay connected - to the World.

Before you give up on your “old” PC, check out the cost of an upgrade.

Solid State Drive (SSD) - windows 10/11 - more memory (RAM) - Faster Internet - Bluetooth/Wifi, better/biger monnitor - external speakers - external CD/RW - wireless keyboard and mouse - etc.

Here are the main points.

• Shelters are in a state of emergency. We have been struggling with record numbers of dogs in care for months now, and we are moving towards an incredible crisis in San Diego this summer if our community doesn’t act now.

• The situation is already dire, and it will soon become worse. Summer is the busiest time of year for animal shelters in San Diego County, and there are already more dogs in care than we have space for.

• Having so many dogs lingering in shelters for weeks or months causes contagious diseases and devastating behavior challenges to skyrocket — which in turn leads to an increase in negative outcomes. Euthanasia rates are rising nationwide, and animals are suffering.

• Our county’s largest shelters have already had to pause the intake of owner-surrendered dogs due to the lack of space. We are

facing a crisis this summer, especially as we prepare for the highest intake of stray dogs over the July Fourth holiday.

• We are committed to Staying at Zero euthanasia of healthy or treatable shelter pets but need the community’s help to do so.

Most of these pets came from puppy mills, backyard breeders, and people who failed to spay or neuter their pets. NOT the shelters.

Who pays for the care and, if it becomes necessary, disposal of these unwanted pets? We do. The taxpayers.

According to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary:

If just 6% more of Americans would adopt instead of buying from breeders, the problem of pet overpopulation would be solved.

We can do this. But we need to work together and we need to start now.

The Paper • Page 11 • May 9, 2024 What’s REALLY Going on at our Animal Shelters?
John Van Zante’s Critter Corner Are PCs going the way of the

Mother’s Day from page 5


Many of the world’s greatest thinkers and philosophers have tried to capture the relentless hardships, sacrifices, and the quizzical upsidedown world of child-rearing.

One such eloquent attempt was as follows: “Children are like crazy, drunken small people in your house.”

As a young teen growing up, I remember seeing a plaque at my friend’s house years ago, where his mother had raised six hyperactive kids.

The plaque showed a true-life photo of his very tired-looking mother (who honestly looked ten years older than she really was) along with her touching inscription: “I love all my children equally. Except for the one that sleeps . . . I love that one more.”


Unless you’re a mother, you may have been guilty of that most unpardonable sin of asking what many door-to-door survey people ask: “Do you work, or do you just stay home and take care of the kids?”

Nothing is more insulting – as if raising kids were not a full-time, arduous job.

I was 6-years-olde when a pollster asked my Mom that very same question, in real life.

I’ll never forget the look on my Mom’s face that day. It was the same exact expression on her face as when she used to change diapers.

Luckily for the man, my Mom was a very peaceful and passive individual.

Being a mother is the hardest and most important job in the world. Think about it: Mothers are in charge of literally raising the future of the world.

Sometimes mothers need “time off,” in order to maintain their sanity. After all, their job is neverending, like 24/7 at the hospital trauma ward.

It’s not that moms don’t love us all the time – they do. But, they are only made of flesh and blood and, therefore, have limitations.

All moms occasionally require some “free time” away from the kids, just so that moms are not found standing out on a ledge somewhere.

I had two older brothers and one younger sister growing up, and once, when I was a tiny child, I clearly remember Dad asking Mom what she’d like on Mother’s Day.

My Mom just said with a very tired expression on her face and a very weak voice: “I just want you to drive 7 hours east with the kids in the car and then turn around and come back.”


You know that you’re evolving into motherhood when your bare feet sticks to the kitchen floor and you don’t care anymore.

Techniques of getting a sleepy child out of bed: You throw the cat on the bed. This always works because the dog is already on the bed.

All moms learn survival skills. For example, in time, they all develop ESP which will enable moms to ‘sense’ things. For example, they know that “Silence is Golden . . . unless you have kids, then it’s just suspicious.”

And all moms are the best teachers, simply because they teach by example. For instance, I once overhead my Mom’s secret conversation over the phone with another mom and I heard her say: “My kids wanted to know what it’s like to be a mom, so I woke them up at 2 a.m. to tell them my sock came off.”


In Mom School there is one test called “The Mess Test.” All moms must pass this test to determine if they are ready for Motherhood.

The Mess Test is given to all moms from a certified mental institution. The test includes smearing peanut butter on the sofa and curtains. Then placing a fish stick behind the couch and leaving it there all summer.

Once becoming a mom, all mothers are now required to continue attending advanced Child-Rearing classes, which is taught by a former mental patient.

In these classes, mothers are taught basic things they will soon learn from their own children, such as:

1. You probably do not want to know what that odor is.

2. A magnifying glass can start a fire even on an overcast day.

3. VCRs do not eject peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

4. Marbles in the car’s gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

5. The spin cycle on the washing machine makes the cat dizzy.

Aside from learning these basic truths, all mothers are required to

memorise certain things, which are taught by a former POW. For example, moms are taught not to crack under pressure and never, ever confess or say certain things to their children, such as:

1. “Yeah, I used to skip school a lot, too.”

2. “Here, let me smell that shirt again – oh yeah, it’s good for another week.”

3. “Oh, you’re wearing your Superman pajamas to bed? Sure, you can have the top bunk.”

4. “Yeah, sure. Just leave all the lights on . . . it makes the house look so much more cheery!”

5. Warning: your child will gladly share a cold, fever, cough – and your true age – to anyone!


One of my neighbours told me that he just saw on the TV news where North Korean leader, Kim Jongun had asked his mother what she wished for on Mother’s Day and she replied: “Thank you, Son, but all I want is a bit of caring and looking-after.” So, Kim Jong-un put her in a nursing home.

I don’t put a lot of stock in that story, to be honest, but hey, that’s my neighbour.


A little girl was once asked where her home was. And she answered: “Where my mommy is.” No one has yet been able to improve on that eloquent truth which springs forth from pure innocence.

American mothers comprise wives, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, friends, and are found everywhere from the U.S. military, medical professions, hospitals, schools, colleges, law enforcement, clergy, workforce, homes, everyday friends, well – American mothers are everywhere in this great land of ours.

May God richly bless our American flag, our sacred country, U. S. military, seniors, and of course:

To all our American mothers everywhere: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL!

Historically Speaking from page 7

ding Athletic Library” on many different sports.

In 1905, after Henry Chadwick wrote an article saying baseball grew out of the British sports of cricket and rounders, Spalding called for a study commission to determine the real beginnings of baseball. On Dec. 30, 1907, Spalding received a letter that (erroneously) declared baseball to be the invention of Union Army Gen. Abner Doubleday. But Spalding stubbornly would not appoint anyone to the commission if they believed the sport was somewhat related to the two English games. Spalding noted, “Our good old American game of baseball must have an American Dad.” Spalding’s commission concluded that “… the best evidence available to date, was devised by Abner Doubleday at Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839.”

In 1888-89, Spalding took a group of major league players around the world to promote baseball and his Spalding sporting goods company. At a celebratory dinner in New York City, he celebrated the tour for establishing “our national game throughout the world.” Humorist Mark Twain proclaimed the tour “carried the American name to the outermost parts of the earth, and covered it with glory every time.”

In 1900, Spalding moved to San Diego and built an estate in the Sunset Cliffs area of Point Loma. In 1907-09 Spalding was the driving force behind the development of a paved road, known as “Point Loma Boulevard,” running west from downtown San Diego to Point Loma and Ocean Beach. It later provided the basis for California’s State Route 209. Spalding joined with George Marston and other civic-minded businessmen to purchase the site of the original Presidio of San Diego, which they developed as a historic park and donated to the city of San Diego. Spalding helped organize San Diego’s 1915 Panama-California Exposition in Balboa Park.

Spalding died of a stroke in San Diego on Sept. 9, 1915, one week after his 66th birthday. In 1969, the San Diego Padres baseball club became a member of Spalding’s National League, playing as a representative of Major League Baseball.

In 1939, Spalding was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee as one of the first inductees from the 19th century. His plaque, in part, reads “… Organizational genius of baseball’s pioneer days. … manager-pitcher of champion Chicago White Stockings in National League’s first year.”

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Friedrich Gomez


children know my directions....and most of my siblings know.

Great article, Friedrich!!

Anita Bunting, San Marcos,CA

The popularity of e-bikes is presenting a growing public safety concern with motorists in North San Diego County experiencing “near fatal accidents” with these untrained, unlicensed e-bike riders who often ride them on public streets! These ebikers are often mere children causing Vista Mayor John Franklin to express “I’m thankful to God that we haven’t had any young children who have been killed in our city.” I applaud Vista Mayor John Franklin and the Vista City Council for their e-bike training program which will be implemented to coincide with National Bike Month on May 17. Shame on other North SD regions for not doing the same. As Vista Councilmember Corinna Contreras stated, “I’m not aware of any other cities along the 78 corridor that are doing something like this.” Kudos to the City of Vista. And kudos to Lyle E. Davis’ The Paper and writer Friedrich Gomez for public-service stories such as “The Growing Road Rage Epidemic,” and “Why America Is In Decline” and “Growing Addiction of Pornography with Today’s Pastors.” As with most, I only read online publications such as The San Diego Union-Tribune, NY Times, and The Paper.

Caroline Douglas, N. San Diego

Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he was always drunk!

A recent study has found that woman who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.

Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?\

Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.

I think my neighbor is stalking me as she’s been googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.

If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

You have the capacity to learn from your mistakes. You will learn a lot today.

Hard work never killed anyone, but why chance it?

The meek shall inherit the earth..... after we’re through with it.

If a thing is worth doing, it would


have been done already.

Ham and Eggs: A day’s work for a chicken; A lifetime commitment for a pig.

Lord, if I can’t be skinny, please let all my friends be fat.

Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Is reading in the bathroom considered multi-tasking?

Seen it all. Done it all. Can’t remember most of it.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count and those who can’t.

Help Wanted: Telepath. You know where to apply.

Bureaucrats cut red tape, lengthwise.

Clairvoyants meeting canceled due to unforeseen events.

Cole’s Law: Thinly sliced cabbage.

Did ya hear? They took the word gullible out of the dictionary!

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

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751 N. Rose Street in Escondido. For more information and tickets call 619-861-0395.

El Camino Quilters Guild Meeting

May 14 • 9:30am

El Camino Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 AM on Tuesday May 14, 2024 at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr. Oceanside 92056. Guest fee: $10.

Our April guest speaker is Susie Shkolnik. Her presentation is entitled “BATIK… The History and the Mystery.”

For more information or email

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.

Veterans Writing Group

May 18 • 11am to 2pm 1617 Mission Ave. • Oceanside Live & Zoom

Escondido Library Events

Job Readiness Workshop Series

Learn how to build professional and attention-grabbing resumes from San Diego Workforce Partnership in this three-part series. Master interviewing skills to land your dream job.

Resume Writing Skills: Wednesday, May 15 • 4:00–6:00 p.m. Mathes Center Classroom

Job Interview Preparation: Wednesday, May 22 • 4:00–6:00 p.m. Mathes Center Classroom

Resume Reviews & Mock Interviews: Wednesday, May 29 • 4:00–6:00 p.m. Mathes Center Classroom

Register at

½ Price Sale in the Friends Bookshop

May 24 & 25

All items in the store 50% OFF marked price (25¢ minimum) Only cash payment accepted.

All events generously sponsored by the Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

Vista’s Moonlight Theater 2024 Concert Series

The Moonlight Concert Series is ecstatic to expand in 2024 with more tribute and headlining acts than ever before! Check out the full lineup and purchase your tickets today.

Concert Lineup

May 23: Mariachi Divas

May 24: So Good! The Neil Diamond Experience starring Robert Neary

May 25: The Sounds of the 60’s Tour: The Drifters, The Platters & The Coasters

June 27: ABBA-Mania: The Best of ABBA

June 28: Chicago Nights starring Jason Scheff

June 29: The Midtown Men: Stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys

August 1: José Feliciano & Tito Puente Jr.

August 2: Yesterday & Today:

The Interactive Beatles Experience

August 3: 90’s House Party: Kid ’n Play, Tone Loc, Rob Base, Young MC

October 3: Dream Like Taylor: A Live Band Journey through the Enchanted Eras of Taylor Swift

October 4: When Disco was King: Featuring Former Members of the Village People

October 5: Dead Man’s Party: Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman


Ticket Prices

Ticket costs vary depending on event type and seat selection.

Orchestra $45-$95

Reserved $35-$68


Reserved Lawn



Gen Lawn $25-$58

Discount Packages

Interested in attending multiple shows? Get the best value by purchasing a concert package and receive a discount! Discounts will automatically be applied when ordering online.

3-5 Concerts = 10% discount

6-10 Concerts = 15% discount

11+ Concerts = 20% discount

Questions? Call our box office: 760.724.2110. Customer Service hours are noon to 5 pm weekdays.

Purchase tickets online at https://

Oceanside Independence Parade June 29 • 10am

On Saturday, June 29, the 28th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade will honor local leaders and community members. This years’ parade theme is “Celebrating Our Heritage,” highlighting our com-

munity’s cultural roots. Sponsors of the parade include the City of Oceanside, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Grant, and Genentech. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue and travel north on Coast Highway to Civic Center Drive. More than 100 parade entries are expected to march, roll, walk and drive down historic Highway 101.

Oceanside Independence Parade participant applications are now open! Participants can sign up to walk their party or drive their float down Coast Highway. We are accepting businesses, community organizations, nonprofits, car/motorcycle clubs, elected officials, and more.

Three Hometown Heroes will be recognized during this year’s Oceanside Independence Parade. There will also be a ceremony awarding the floats embracing our theme most. This year will focus on cultural impacts within our Oceanside community. We are asking our community to nominate three community members that deserve to be named “Hometown Heroes.”

A local tradition since 1892, the Oceanside Independence Parade is made possible by the assistance of over 100 volunteers. To participate or volunteer in the parade, complete the parade or volunteer application at

https://www.mainstreetoceanside. com/independence- parade

Weekday Wellness & Fun for Seniors

11am - Noon McClellan Senior Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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waiting for their person,” said Cora Zwartjes, Shelter Director and Head Vet Tech, Friends of Cats. “By adopting from a shelter people can not only help their new family member, but open up resources for the next animal in need.”

“Frosted Faces Foundation rescues senior dogs of all breeds and sizes, but the capacity at our Ramona shelter is limited to about 50 dogs,” said Andrew Smíšek, Co-Founder, Frosted Faces Foundation. “Fostering is a critical step in saving more lives because, as soon as a dog leaves our shelter for a foster home, a kennel opens up and we are able to rescue another senior dog who may be at risk of euthanasia at an open admission shelter. In this way, fostering one dog literally saves the life of another dog.”

“The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services urgently calls upon our community for assistance,” said Suzy Clayton, Intake2Placement Program Coordinator, County of San Diego Department of Animal Services. “With an unprecedented number of animals in our care and over a third who have been awaiting homes for 30 days or longer — some for over a year — we ask you to support us through fostering, adopting, and advocating for responsible pet ownership by spaying and neutering your pets. Your actions will help create vital kennel space for the anticipated surge of incoming pets this summer. Together, through community support and collaboration, we can uphold our commitment to Stay at Zero.”

“Rancho Coastal Humane Society has been rehoming abandoned companion animals for more than 63 years,” said Judi Sanzo, President and CEO of Rancho Coastal Humane Society. “Ten years ago, we adopted Every Animal Deserves a Tomorrow® as our tagline. That message is especially important now as we work together with our Coalition partners to overcome crowding. How we respond to today’s state of emergency will impact generations of animals and the families who open their foster homes and their forever hearts to an adoptable animal. We must be successful if there is to be a brighter tomorrow for the animals in our care.”

For more information on how the community can help, visit (

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STATEMENT 2024-9005402

The name of the business:

Azure Destination Wedding & Travel, located at 2130 Sunset Drive, #46, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Linda Shirley Birdsall, 2130 Sunset Drive, #46, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Linda Shirley Birdsall with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/8/2024

4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006696

The name of the business: Touch of Glam Studio, located at 2821 Oceanside Blvd., G, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Jocelyn Vanesa Cruz, 279 Douglas Dr., Apt 117, Oceanside, CA 92058. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/20/2024

/s/ Jocelyn Cruz with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 3/25/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9007801

The name of the business: J’s Microgreens, located at 2629 La Gran Via, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Registrant Jason Anthony Thornborough, 2629 La Gran Via, Carlsbad, CA 92009. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Jason Anthony Thornborouogh with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/10/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9008031

The name of the business: Blackfish Pool Services, located at 429 Mimosa Avenue, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Austin Jordan Lewis, 429 Mimosa Ave., Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Austin Jordan Lewis with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/12/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9007651

The name of the business: Home2 Suites By Hilton Carlsbad/San Diego, located at 1901 Wright Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant Royal Hospitality Carlsbad, PO Box 3872, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. This business is operated by a Limited Liabiality Company. First day of business: 6/8/2020 /s/ Ryong Cho, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/26/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9007573

The name of the business: Morph N Time Collectibles, located at 2561 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant Abram Moedano, 382 Osborne St., Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/1/2024

/s/ Abram Moedano with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/8/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9007166

The name of the business: 5 Star Cleaning Service, 5 Star Cleaning Services, located at 831 Millbrook Pl., Escondido, CA 92026. Registrant Jose E. Nieto, 831 Millbrook Pl., Escondido, CA 92026. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Jose E. Nieto with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/2/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024


The name of the business: Park Place Chiropractic, located at 955 Boardwalk Ste 305, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Robert D Olson Integrative Chiropractic Inc., 955 Boardwalk Ste 305, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 3/14/2024 /s/ Robert Olson, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/19/2024

4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024


The name of the business: Ethical Resources, located at c/o 1177 Adena Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Kevin James Camperell, 1177 Adena Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/17/2024

/s/ Kevin James Camperell with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/17/2024

4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006396

The name of the business: La Mission Barbershop, located at 2035 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Karla San Elias, 2035 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92058 This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Karla San Elias with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 3/21/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9008184

The name of the business: Milestone Renovation Consultants, located at 5102 Whitman Way #302, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant Paul Keith Macaulay, 5102 Whitman Way #302, Carlsbad, CA 92008. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Paul Keith Macaulay with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/16/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9008073

The name of the business: Raelee Impressions, located at 4653 Carmel Mountain Rd., 306-128, San Diego, CA 92130. Registrant Linda Lee Blevins 4653 Carmel Mountain Rd, 308-128, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/15/2024 /s/ Linda Lee Blevins with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9007481

The name of the business: A-Z

Fitness, A-Z Wellness, located at 16360 Avenida Venusto Suite B, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128. Registrant Arya Zokaei, 16360 Avenida Venusto Suite B, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/1/2024 /s/ Arya Zokaei with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/5/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9008082

The name of the business: Health is Wealth, located at 355 Forest Place, Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Chyla Solei Castillo, 355 Forest Place, Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Chyla Solei Castillo with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2024

4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9007465

The name of the business: Got Gold, located at 1215A South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Registrant Frank James Neu, 1215A South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/3/2011 /s/ Frank James Neu with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/5/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024



To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Ronald Gerard Neilson, aka, Ronald G. Neilson, aka Ronald Neilson. A petition for probate has been filed by Karissa Neilson in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse,Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Karissa Neilson be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 05/23/24 Time: 1:30 pm Dept: 503 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general per- sonal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to

you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner Kyle T. Overs 600 W. Broadway, Suite 1500 San Diego, CA. 92101


DOP: 4/25, 5/02 & 5/09/2024


The name of the business: A Cut Above Barber And Beauty Lounge, located at 918 Mission Ave., Ste 115, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Kristy Rogers, 29538 Major League, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/25/2024

/s/ Kristy Rogers with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/26/2024

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9008803

The name of the business: Power Wash MD, located at 4325 Ls Portalada Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010. Registrant Mark Dumais, 4325 La Portalada Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92010. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/2/2023

/s/ Mark Dumais with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/23/2024

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9008495

The name of the business: Mommy & Me Nails, located at 1582 W. San Marcos Blvd., Suite 104, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Tham Thi Ford, 1329 N. Las Flores Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069, Nicholas Robert Ford, 1329 N. Las Flores Dr., San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 4/18/2024 /s/ nicholas Robert Ford with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/18/2024

5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9008636

The name of the business: Target Auto Repair, located at 3006 Barnett Ave., San Diego, CA 92110. Registrant VLLV Inc., 3006 Barnett Ave., San Diego, CA 92110. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A /s/ Bassam Behnam, Vice President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/22/2024 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9006238

The name of the business: Target Auto Body, located at 3006 Barnett Ave., San Diego, CA 92110. Registrant Target Auto Body, 3006 Barnett Ave., San Diego, CA 92110. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of

business: N/A /s/ Frank Rofail, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/20/2024 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 37-2024-00017062-CU-PTNC TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner Kimberly Rochelle Smith filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Kimberly Rochelle Smith to Proposed name Kimberly Rochelle Smith aka Kimberly Rochelle Levens French. 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: 5/24/2024, 8:30am, in Dept. N-25

The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. No hearing will occur on above date: see attachment.

A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated April 11, 2024 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024


To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of John E. Azevedo. A Petition for Probate has been filed by Joseph Azevedo in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse. The Petition for probate requests that Joseph Azevedo be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an inter-

ested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows:

Date: May 22, 2024

Time: 1:30 pm

Dept: 502

Address of court: Same as noted above.

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. the time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Attorney for petitioner: Brian M. Wagner 11 Embarcadero West, Suite 140 Oakland, CA 94607


DOP: 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9009274

The name of the business: Auto Pro SD, located at 2865 Scott St., #101, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant The Auto Detailing Company, 2865 Scott St., #101, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 3/21/2021 /s/ Israel Alzalde, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/30/2024 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30//2024


STATEMENT 2024-9009531

The name of the business: OSL Travel, located at 1368 Corte Lira, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Sheila Marie Ligayon, 1368 Corte Lira, San Marcos, CA 92069, Owen Doroteo Ligayon, 1368 Corte Lira, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: N/A /s/ Sheila Marie Ligayon with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/3/2024 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30//2024


STATEMENT 2024-9004742

The name of the business: American Wholesale Co., located at 1401 21st St. Ste R, Sacramento, CA 95811. Registrant DRGP Productions LLC, 1401 21st St. Ste R, Sacramento, CA 95811. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 3/4/2024 /s/ Daniel Green Pollock, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 3/4/2024 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/2024

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