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Looking back on the history of our nation we find all kinds of little known, fascinating detail.

The the Wild, Wild West, for example. We’ve all heard of cowboys, and how they would drive the herds along the more famous trails. And somewhere in that cowboy lore, the term “chuck wagon” came up,.

Most of us know little about herd-

ing cattle and the demands of the job; even more of us know little or nothing about“chuck wagon.”

This article aims to rectify both situations.

First, some background:

At the end of the U.S. civil war in the 1860’s, a massive expansion of settlement moved westward across the North American continent. This expansion created a large market for

beef. Beef that existed, on the hoof, in the southwest, primarily in Texas. It was lucrative for the ranchers who succeeded in these drives. A free range steer worth $4.00 in Texas would escalate in value to $40.00 dollars at the point of sale in Kansas or Missouri. Many a fortune was made during this period time while the average cowboy worked for around $40 a month. Enterprising cattlemen recognized the need to move herds of cattle to market without railroads. This meant driv-

ing herds overland. The trail drive days were born.

The Chisholm Trail, Shawnee Trail, Western Trail and the GoodnightLoving Trail were some of the better known routes.

Some cattlemen herded cattle in parts of the country that did not have railroads which would mean they needed to be fed on the road for months at a time. Before the railroad reached Texas, competition was

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stiff in recruiting good cowboys willing to spend the long weeks on the cattle trail driving large herds to the Kansas rail heads or markets in other states. In the early days of the great trail drives, each cowboy was responsible for his own meals and had to make do with what he could carry with him.

It soon became more and more difficult to recruit cowboys for long trail drives. Y’see, cowboys love to eat . . . and they work up a mighty big appetite what with all the work they do.

As a direct resuilt of this need, it turns out the chuck wagon was invented specically for the use of the Texas cowboys who were driving their herds along the trail to the closest rail head or market.

Basically, the chuck wagon is a mobile kitchen . . . the invention of which is attributed to Charles “Chuck” Goodnight, a Texas rancher and co-founder of the Goodnight-Loving Trail.

Charles Goodnight figured he could hire the best cowboys if he had a solution to their big appetites while working hard herding cattle. He came up with an idea to suit the needs of cowboys driving his cattle from Texas to sell in New Mexico.

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

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What you be, after you be eight

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In 1866 he created the prototype for the chuck wagon by buying a Studebaker Wagon, a durable army surplus wagon, and hiring a good cook. They put their heads together and came up with a layout that made a lot of practical sense.

The chuck wagon was born. With the help of the cook, the two outfitted the wagon with steel axles that could withstand the hard terrain, and added boxes, shelves, and drawers for the cook. The two developed an efficient layout with a “chuck box” at the back of the wagon, which was a sloping box with a hinged lid that lay down to provide a flat working surface. Inside the chuck box were drawers and shelves to hold cooking tools and supplies. Beneath the chuck box was a “boot” to hold larger items such as the ever present dutch oven. The average chuck wagon was about 10 feet long and 38-40 inches wide.

A water barrel and coffee mill were attached to the outside of the wagon and canvas or cowhide, called the “possum belly” was suspended beneath to carry firewood and cow chips. Waterproof tarps held up by bows covered the wagon to keep everything dry. A chuck wagon “fly,” or canvas awning, was often attached to the top of the chuck box that could be rolled out in case of rain. In the front of some of the wagons was a jockey box, which was used for storing tools and heavier equipment needed on the trail.

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Larger ranches often had a second wagon to carry bedrolls, tents, spare saddles, and extra supplies. However, in smaller outfits, the wagon box of the chuck wagon was used to carry the drover’s personal items and bedrolls, as well as any other needed items such as bulk food supplies, water, tools, feed for the horses, medicine, needles and thread, etc.

The Chuck Wagon “Home”

The chuck wagon was sometimes drawn by oxen, but, more often by mules. Before long, the chuck wagon was adopted by trail drovers across the west, as well as loggers, prospectors, and others traveling in groups.

The chuck wagon was the cowboys’ home - for most, the only home they had. When a cowboy threw his bedroll on top of the chuck wagon, rolled inside was everything he owned except the clothes he wore and the saddle he sat on. The chuck wagon and cook had to supply everything else the cowboy needed. Meals, repairs to clothing and equipment, entertainment, medical help and moral support all came from the cowboys’ rolling home. The relationship between the cowboy and the chuck wagon was one the likes of which had never existed before. To the cowhand, the chuck wagon was much more than just a mobile kitchen. It was a place to sleep, eat, and store stuff - and a gathering place. That was the chuck wagon.


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A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large, beautiful parrot.

There was a sign on the cage that said $20.00. “Why so little?” she asked the pet store owner. The owner looked at her and said,”Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a house of prostitution, and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar stuff.”

The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird anyway. She took it home and hung the bird’s cage up in her living room, and waited for it to say something.

The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said, “New house, new madam.”

The term “chuck wagon” is attributed to two different sources, one saying that it was named after “Chuck” Goodnight, and the other, more acceptable version, saying that it comes from the slang term for food – “chuck.”

The Cargo

Food carried in the chuck wagon was generally easy-to-preserve items such as beans, salted meats, coffee, onions, potatoes, lard, and flour to make biscuits. Food would also be gathered en route. There was no fresh fruit, vegetables, or eggs available and meat was not fresh unless an animal was injured during the run and therefore had to be killed. The meat they ate was greasy cloth-wrapped bacon, salt pork, and beef, usually dried or salted or smoked. Beef was something that was never in short supply and a good chuck wagon cook knew how to prepare it in many different ways. Fried steak was the most common and also the general favorite; but, pot roasts, short ribs, and stew were often served.

A general perception of the chuck wagon was that the cowboys lived on beans; and though the cook sometimes did make them, it was not that common, as they took too long to cook. The cook was not limited to only those items stored in the chuck wagon, but, food was also gathered en route.

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The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought “that’s really not so bad.” When her two teenage daughters returned from school, the bird saw them and said,”New house, new madam, new girls.” The girls and the woman were a bit offended, But then they began to laugh about the situation, considering how and where the parrot had been raised. Moments later, the woman’s husband, Keith, came home from work. The bird looked at him and said, “Hi Keith.”


Country Wisdom

A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.

Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong. Don’t corner something meaner than you.

Don’t go hunting with a fellow named Chug-A-Lug.

Don’t name a pig you plan to eat. Don’t sell your mule to buy a plow.

Every path has some puddles. Forgive your enemies. It messes

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Creating The Chuck Wagon


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On these long trail drives, that often were as much as 1,000 miles in length and could last as long as five months, the cook became a very important part of the team – even more so than the trail drovers.

Typical Chuckwagon Provisions

For A 1000 Mile Trail Drive

300 pounds salt pork

500 pounds Flour

50 pounds Salt

100 pounds Coffee

50 pounds Baking Powder

10 pounds Pepper

200 pounds Onions

500 pounds Beans

50 pounds sour dough starter

500 pounds potatoes

50 pounds dried chilis

50 pounds dried garlic

50 pounds lard

200 pounds dried fruit

Approximate cost: $3500.00


Second only to the Trail Boss, the cook not only made the meals along the trail, but also acted at times, as barber, dentist, and banker. As the only real benefit on the long cattle trail, the morale of the men and the smooth functioning of the camp depended largely upon him, so much so, that even the Trail Boss often deferred to him. A trail boss was usually paid about $100 to $125 a month, the cook about $60, and the drovers, from $25-40.

The average crew for a trail drive would include the trail boss, the cook, about 15 hands to work the cattle of about 1,200 head along with 100 horses. The horses were changed out often sometimes three times in a day while working the cattle.

The Cowboys worked in shifts to watch and protect the cattle 24 hours a day. The herd would be moved in the daytime. At night cowboys watched over the cattle to prevent stampedes and deter rustling. Shifts lasted about four hours, allowing most cowboys to get a decent amount of sleep.

Most meals were cooked using cast iron skillets or Dutch ovens. Enamel wear was used mostly for plates, bowls, cups and utensils. Canned food items slowly found their way on the later trails drives as canned foods were just being introduced and pricey. Sometimes, dried fruit or preserved fruits may make up some of Cookie’s pantry.

The chuck wagon was also the cowboy’s only known address, truly their home on the range. The chuck wagon cook was the king. He ruled the wagon with an absolute hand. Because the morale of

the men and the smooth functioning of the camp depended largely upon him, the cook’s authority was unquestioned. Even the wagon boss walked softly in the vicinity of the chuck wagon cook.

Chuck wagon cooks were notoriously cantankerous and surly. The result was much bickering and name calling between cook and cowboy. However, no outsider would dare to take such liberties with either. Trail crews were a family and they were loyal.

The cook became so important to the trail drive, that he was soon dubbed with a number of nicknames including Coosie and Cookie, which were the most common; but also gained a number of others, such as Soggy, Pot Rustler, Lean Skillet, Old Pud, Old lady, Belly Cheater, Biscuit Roller, Dough Boxer, Dough Puncher, Greasy Belly, Grub Worm, Gut Robber, Sourdough, and more. Even though some of these nicknames were not necessarily complimentary and wagon cooks often had the reputation of being ill-tempered, not a soul on the crew ever dared to complain. Breakfast and dinner was the highlight of day. On the other hand, a cook who didn’t get the meals ready on time, would be very quickly subject to ridicule.


A Dutch oven, a cast iron pot with legs and a rimmed lid was essential. It was placed over hot coals. More coals were then piled on the lid. Equally important was the large coffee pot and a couple of kettles. At the campfire, fire hooks dangled from the crossbar over the heat for the pots to hang on. The ‘gouch’ hook lifted hot and heavy lids. There was a dish pan for mixing bread, a kettle for heating water for washing, a ‘wreck’ or ‘roundup’ pan for dirty dishes, and a ‘squirrel can’ for scraps.

Sourdough was a staple and cooks guarded their dough keg.

A typical day’s food on the trail was meat, hot bread, dried fruit and coffee for breakfast. The noon and dinner meal included roast beef, boiled potatoes, beans, brown gravy, light bread or biscuits, and coffee.

Dessert included stewed dried fruit, spiced cake made without eggs or butter, and dried fruit pies. Northern cowboys were more likely to get beef with their meals. Some outfits in the Southwest made do with salt pork, beans and sourdough.

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May Means


Rady Children’s Foundation

May Means Business is back and here’s how you can help Rady Children’s and the San Diego businesses that support our miraculous patients and staff. Check out our list of local partners and think of them when you do your shopping and dining this month!

Visit to check out our partners and promotions. Here are just a few of the upcoming offers you won’t want to miss:

From May 15 - 21, Sweetfin fresh fish and produce—with locations in Westfield UTC, One Paseo, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach— will donate 30% of sales to Rady Children’s when you mention our name at check out. Don’t forget to mention Rady Children’s or enter code GIVEBACK in the discount section when ordering online.

Wednesday, May 17, all California Pizza Kitchen locations in San Diego will donate 20% of sales to Rady Children’s when you present this flyer. Don’t forget to present the flyer with your purchase.

Tuesday, May 23, head to your nearest Dunkin’ Donuts to benefit the kids at Rady Children’s! Dunkin’s Joy Foundation will donate $1 from every iced coffee sold to Rady Children’s.

All month long, Costco customers can donate directly to Rady Children’s through the Children’s Miracle Network during check out at all 19 Costco warehouses in the San Diego region. Please remember to thank your cashier for supporting Rady Children’s, too. ***

Mira Costa LIFE Lecture Series

May 12th

1 Barnars Dr. • Oceanside Lot 2A Room 200T

Join our free weekly lecture series.

1 pm: Mira Costa Nursing Dept. - Update & New Facility. Yvette Duncan, Interim RN Dir. brings us up to date on the new facility and program.

2:30 pm: Moving From New York

To San Diego. Retired Union Tribune humorist Irv Erdos gives a satirical take on making the big move to San Diego from New York. 760/729-8172


Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Luncheon May 17 • Noon to 1pm 720 N. Broadway • Escondido

Our guest speaker for May is Dr. Kathy Gruver, a renowned awardwinning author, professional speaker, and ACC certified coach with over 30 years of experience in mind/body medicine and human behavior.

Dr. Gruver will be presenting on a topic none of us really enjoyChange - and specifically “Overcoming Resistance To Change”. She will be discussing the seven most common reasons that we are resistant to change, and other important and practical techniques to minimize common resistance. Please join us for another important discussion about you and your Escondido.

Lunch will be provided but you must register. Visit


Morning Mixer with the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce May 18 • 8am to 10am 29105 Valley Center Rd Suite 140

May 18th brings back a hybrid of two successful Chamber EventsSunrisers and “The 411 @ 92082”. The Chamber welcomes all to attend. We encourage locals (individuals and businesses), representatives from local officials, first responders, chamber members and organizations to come out, share a cup of coffee, grab a waffle and give us an update about Valley Center Happenings. The Chamber’s goal is to provide a great source for one

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Pedestrian Sustains Serious Injury

On May 5th, 2023, at 9:43 PM the Escondido Police Department received a report of a subject down, bleeding in the middle of the street at the intersection of North Escondido Blvd and West Lincoln Avenue. Responding Officers to the scene determined a vehicle versus pedestrian collision had occurred after a disturbance in the roadway.

The pedestrian, a 31-year-old resident of Escondido, sustained major injuries and was transported by Escondido Fire Paramedics to Palomar Medical Center where he remains hospitalized. The driver of the vehicle involved; a non-sworn civilian employee of the Escondido Police Department; remained at the scene. The employee was not driving a city vehicle, nor working at the time.

It is yet to be determined to what extent alcohol may have been a factor.

In the interest of transparency, Chief Varso has requested the California Highway Patrol (Border Division) assume this investigation. All documents and evidence related to this case will be turned over to the CHP Investigator(s) assigned.

Anyone with inquiries about this incident, or anyone who may have witnessed this incident is encouraged to contact CHP Oceanside Area Office at 760-643-3400.

Please follow the Escondido Police

Department on social media @EscondidoPolice.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at

Fatal Injury Traffic Collision

In the late evening of May 7th 2023, the Escondido Police Department responded to a traffic collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian. The initial officers arrived on scene and began life saving measures. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital by ambulance but succumbed to his injuries. The collision resulted in the death of a 32-year-old Escondido resident.

A preliminary investigation has determined the pedestrian was crossing on West Valley Parkway, outside of the marked/controlled crosswalk in the area of 9th Avenue. The pedestrian was found to be wearing dark clothing at the time of the collision.

There was no evidence of intoxication found for driver of the vehicle. Speed or unsafe driving does not appear to be a factor in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Officer Pete McCollough at 760-839-4930.

time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8).

I have long believed that there is a reason to all that happens in life.

This belief was borne out this past week.

We had what at first appeared to be a disaster . . or, at least, a major inconvenience.

Man About Town

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a

Sheriff Hi-Lo Siren System To Be Used In Emergency Evacuations

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department rolled out a new siren system built into patrol vehicles that will emit a high, then low repeating siren tone which warns communities that they need to evacuate due to immediate danger.

The Hi-Lo siren is distinct from those used when emergency officials are responding to an emergency call.

Emergency agencies want people to associate the loud and distinct siren with an urgent evacuation.

The Sheriff’s Department notes they will only use this critical warning system to inform communities of an evacuation order in the event of natural disasters, extreme emergencies or critical incidents such as wildfires, flash floods, tsunamis, terrorism, bomb threats. It will be used also for SWAT standoffs, gas leaks, hazmat spills and sinkholes that pose a danger to the community.

Law enforcement just started installing the Hi-Lo system in patrol vehicles, but because it is a new siren, officials want to make sure the public understands what it means and what to do if they hear it.

“When you hear the Hi-Lo, it is time to go! Heed the warning and evacuate immediately because

the field, we met business people where we dropped The Paper, we met many of our readers, many of whom recognized us on sight, all of whom were very cordial. And you know what? We found that we, The Paper, and its staff are LOVED! Warm warm welcomes everywhere we went.

It feels good to be loved. We must be doing something right!

your safety depends on it,” a Sheriff’s public service announcement advises.

This will be one more emergency tool for the region. Traditional notification systems, such as AlertSanDiego phonecalls, loudspeaker announcements and door-to-door notifications, will continue to be used.

Being prepared is key to staying safe. To learn more about preparing for emergencies and evacuations in an emergency, visit Download the SD Emergency App to your smartphone to help you plan, prepare, get informed and recover from an emergency. The app is equipped with ShakeReadySD early earthquake warning. A mobile version of the County’s Personal Disaster Plan to guide people to prepare before various emergencies is included.

A print version of the Personal Disaster Plan including versions in additional languages and one for those who may need additional assistance can be found on the ReadySanDiego site at https://

Don’t forget to register your cell phone to receive AlertSanDiego emergency notifications. Landline numbers are automatically included in the 9-1-1 database and will be called in an emergency, but many residents only use cell phones as a main contact and the number needs to be registered to your address to get emergency notifications.

It’s about time the federal government started cracking down on employer who hire illegals. If the feds did their jobs the local communities wouldn’t have half the problems they have now.

We had a driver quit on us without notice . . . and we had a huge audience of our regular readers anxiously awaiting delivery of their favorite weekly newspaper, The Paper

What were we to do?

We stepped up to the plate. That’s what we did.

Our star writer-in-residence, Freidrich Gomez, and I drove the routes and delivered The Paper to Escondido, San Marcos, Vista, Carlsbad and Oceanside. We got the job done but it took us Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Freidrich and I had a ball! We teased each other, we laughed, we joked, and we even cried ... for joy. We got out into

We were told by several people that The Paper was a “warm” paper ... with feel good articles ... helpful articles ... teaching articles . .. with features like ‘Chuckles’ that brought a smile if not a belly laugh to many of our most loyal readers.

That is good . . . because that was our goal. To be a “warm” paper.

Sometimes it’s good to get out and away from the office!


Noticed the owner of “The French Gourmet” restaurant was fined $400,000 for employing illegal aliens.


The Man About Town is all for immigration. Legal immigration. I married an emigrant from Scotland. She came her legally. She waited in line, took all the tests, the physical exams, had a sponsor . . . and she came her legally. Have a number of friends who came here the legal way . . . they are legal immigrants and they made a good life for themselves and their community. Arie de Jong and Paul Van Elderen come to mind (both highly successful businessmen and legal immigrants).


The annual “Occasional Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena.,” may be on its last legs. Sort of the anti-Rose Parade. This is a goofy affair with irreverent floats and bands and attractions.

Typical participants in the past have

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So why was Cookie so ill-tempered? Especially given the fact that he didn’t work as hard as the drovers during the day.

While his job may not have required as much effort during daylight hours, he was always operating on less sleep and still had to be awake to drive the chuck wagon, constantly look for and gather fuel, including wood and cow chips, and collect additional food supplies along the way.

His job required that he get up earlier than the cowhands, usually before the first light of dawn, in order to have coffee and breakfast ready for the crew. After the men had saddled up and left the cook washed, dried and put away the dishes and cooking utensils, packed the bed rolls and any food supplies in the wagon, and hitched up the team to move on to the next camp.

Eatin’ On The Trail

Sometimes the cook served beef and bison steaks, and stew, “chuckwagon chicken” (bacon), “Pecos strawberries” (beans), “sourdough bullets” (biscuits) and cowboy coffee.

After the beeves were salted, the cook slipped them into a hot Dutch oven. He then pinched biscuits off one end of the newly made loaf of dough, rounded each one between his palms, dipped it in melted tallow and placed it into a bread oven. When the bottom was filled, he set the lid in place and shoveled hot coals around and over it.

When the grub was ready to serve the cook would give a shout to summon the cowhands to breakfast.

The men headed for the wash basin and scrubbed their hands and faces and passed around the all too wet towel to dry off. A common comb may have been used to arrange messy hair.

Each man helped himself to a plate, cup and tools. The men got in line, grabbed their grub, plunked down somewhere and ate their meal.

Evening was the time of day to kill a beef. The carcass was halved with the cooks axe and each half was hung from an erected wagon tongue, where the meat chilled during the night, and was ready to be eaten in the morning. During the heat of the day the meat was wrapped in tarpaulins. At night the beef was hung out again to chill.

A Chuck Wagon In Texas

In the evening, the cook had to move quicker than the crew in or-

der to be at the appointed camp to have a hot meal ready when they arrived. In addition to cooking the meal, if Cookie was feeling kindly toward “the boys,” he would make a desert, which usually consisted of a pie or pastry.

Dinner around the chuck wagon was the highlight of the day and has been described as pleasantly barbaric, as one might expect with a group of hard working men out in the elements. Though the talk was colorful and often filled with profanity, there were definite “unwritten” rules to be followed around the chuck wagon. Some of these included never tying a horse to the chuck wagon or even close so that dust wouldn’t blow into the food. Approaching riders always stayed downwind from the chuck wagon and the cowboys were not allowed to be scuffling about for the same reason.

The cowboys also knew not to “mess” with the cook, including never crowding around his fire for warmth, never touching his cooking tools, helping himself to a bite before dinner, or using his work table for any reason. The cowboys sat on the ground to eat and during the meal, there were more unwritten rules including no cowboy was to to take the last piece of anything unless he was sure the rest of the group was through eating. If a man refilled his coffee cup, and someone yelled, “Man at the pot,” he was supposed to fill all the cups held out to him as well as his own.

After a meal, the cowboys always scraped their plates clean and put them in the “wrecking pan,” which was a big dishpan set aside for the cook to wash. After washing the dishes, filling the water barrel and dragging wood the cook could finally relax and enjoy what was left of the evening.

The high time of the trail drives lasted only about 20 years, from the end of the Civil War to the mid 1880’s. During those two decades, about ten million cows walked the trails from Texas to the rail heads in Kansas and Missouri. Many of these went as far as Wyoming and even into Canada. A number of the markets that the cattle were driven to quickly evolved into lawless cowtowns, especially in Kansas. Some of these included wicked Dodge City; Abilene, dubbed the Queen of the Cowtowns, and Ellsworth, just to name a few.

The chuck wagon is a symbol of the rugged individualism and cando spirit of the American frontier. The spirit that enabled cattlemen to master incredible hardships while moving their herds over a vast wilderness. It is the same spirit which had led to the creation of a new nation. A nation which embraced in-

dividual rights and freedoms.

On The Trail With The Herd

Now that we know a bit more about the chuck wagon, let’s take a look at what it was like out on the trail.

The first of the major trails to open was the Shawnee in the 1840s, heading northeast from Texas to Missouri. The Civil War and a quarantine against long-horn cattle closed the Shawnee trail. The most heavily traveled trail was the Chisholm, which handled half of all cows moved from Texas. The Western Trail was an incredibly long thing extending from San Antonio to Fort Buford in the nether regions of the Dakota Territory and

Miles City Montana.

Trail drives from Texas north to Kansas and Missouri usually began in the spring so the cattle could feed on new grass as they moved along; for drives up to the northern ranges it was important that the cattle get to their destination before the hard winter set in. In addition spring drives usually avoided flooded rivers, every cowboys nightmare. A herd of steers could move about 10-12 miles a day- a drovers favorite speed-although at the start the cowboys might cover

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5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

Help for Small Businesses The Failures of Housing First

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, employing well over 90% of California’s workers. As a small business owner, my experience coping with overbearing bureaucracy and unnecessary regulations were some of the main reasons I first ran for public office.

Obviously, California should do more to encourage small business formation and their ongoing success, including removing unnecessary barriers. That’s why I supported AB 626 in 2018. This bipartisan bill authorized Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations (MEHKOs), allowing people to sell “cottage food” from their homes. MEHKOs empower home cooks to attain selfsufficiency, turning neighborhoods throughout California into hotbeds of food innovation, while eliminating so-called “food deserts” where people lack access to grocery stores and restaurants. The bill also empowers many women, immigrants and others to become entrepreneurs, able to provide stable incomes for their families.

But the bill had limitations. MEHKOs could generate no more than $50,000 in gross annual revenue, and were restricted to serving less than 60 meals per week. These restrictions left little room for profit after expenses, and severely limited the growth of home kitchen

enterprises. That’s why I have introduced AB 1325, which raises the sales cap to $100,000 per year and allows MEHKOs to sell up to 90 meals per week. The bill has bipartisan support -- Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia (D – Coachella) and I are joint authors.

Safety standards in place for restaurants also apply to MEHKOs. The home kitchens must pass approved and accredited food safety certifications, must meet existing food handler requirements, and must provide local enforcement agencies specified information regarding operating procedures and the types of food being prepared. Like traditional restaurants, operating permits must be obtained from local enforcement agencies after inspections.

California needs to encourage small business entrepreneurs and improve its reputation for being unfriendly to business. With passage of AB 1325, we’ll be taking a big step in that direction.

Assemblymember Marie Waldron, R- Valley Center, represents the 75th Assembly District in the California Legislature, which includes the cities of Poway, Santee, portions of the City of San Diego, and most of rural eastern and northern San Diego County.

A Word from San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones Calling All Future Park Rangers

As many of you know, the City of San Marcos is very wellknown for its outstanding parks. Some even call us San Parkos! The Parks and Recreation Department is providing our young ones the opportunity to get more involved with our parks through Junior Ranger Day, a free event on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon.

Junior Ranger Day will occur at Jack’s Pond Park, 986 La Moree Road, where our young ones will learn the various skills it takes to become a junior ranger. I highly encourage all of our young ones to join to explore and educate themselves about the wonderful nature around our beautiful City.

During Junior Ranger Day, participants will engage in interactive, handson activities about local plants and animals, nature, conservation, trail safety and more. For all of your hard work, you’ll even earn a junior ranger badge!

For more information, please visit the Parks and Recreation webpage on the city website.

Why are we seeing more and more homeless people on the streets? It’s a question every San Diegan is asking themselves. Despite billions of dollars being spent, why is the problem only worsening? One of the biggest reasons is the State’s approach, Housing First.

Housing First prioritizes immediate, “low barrier” access to housing for those living on the streets. While this may sound like an admirable mission, the requirements for living in housing is… nothing! There aren’t any requirements for conditions or milestones such as sobriety or compliance with treatment.

This may work well for a family or individuals who have a sudden loss of income and need a place to temporarily get back on their feet. But for individuals with drug or alcohol addiction or significant mental health challenges, or (too often) all of the above, rules, support and structure are needed.

Today, nearly 1 in 3 homeless people live in California. Housing First is a significant reason why numbers have continued to rise in California. Rather than shift gears and look for a new solution, or a more complete menu of options and approaches, the State has doubled down on Housing First, despite its

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on one discussions, networking, and community involvement.

This event will take place regularly on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Chamber’s new office located inside “Village Square”, 29105 Valley Center Rd Suite 140. For more information, contact the Chamber office.

For more information call Marian Walters at 760-749-8472, email or visit https:// ***

Lizz Russell’s 11th Annual Cocktails & Couture

May 20 • 11:30am to 1:30pm

Vintana Wine & Dine

1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido

Fashion & Compassion Charity Fundraiser and Fashion Show

May is GBS-CIDP Awareness

repeated failures. State and Federal funding comes with requirements to be housing first only.

We have some fantastic local organizations that can truly help the homeless with treatment, services, support and housing to get them back on their feet. One such organization is Solutions for Change, a North County service provider.

Unfortunately, their government funding was pulled because they would not allow people to use drugs and alcohol in their program.

The reality is that homelessness will continue to grow unless State politicians change their Housing First mindset and address the root causes such as drug and alcohol abuse and mental illness. Data shows three in four people sleeping on sidewalks or in tents under overpasses are there mainly because they suffer from drug addiction and mental illness. It’s not a housing problem; it’s a government problem. Politicians need to change their mindset if they genuinely want to help those suffering on the street.

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

Month and we are so excited to have our 11th Annual Cocktails & Couture where Lizz will showcase her newest collection.

Join Lizz Russell and celebrity actor and host Randy Davison and cohost Dr. Monnica Hinton with entertainment by celebrity harpist Mariea Antoinette.

This event is to heighten the awareness about GBS/CIDP and present the Benson Award to Survivor Adam Aguirre.

Get your tickets on Eventbrite for $95. Limited seating is available. Luxury gift bags for all guests and complimentary parking.


Carlsbad Republican Women

Federated Welcomes Victor Lopez

May 23rd

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One of America’s greatest writers and poets known for her wit, sardonic, and satirical wisecracks was Dorothy Rothschild Parker. Known to most of her friends and admirers as “Miss Parker,” she was born Aug. 22, 1893, and a founding member of the famed Hotel Algonquin’s “Round Table.”

In 1917, she met and married Edwin Pond Parker II, but they were soon separated by his World War I service. She had ambivalent feelings about her Jewish heritage and later joked that married to escape her name.

Parker’s career took off in 1918, while she was writing theatre criticism for Vanity Fair. At the magazine, she met Robert Benchley and Robert E. Sherwood. The trio began lunching at the Algonquin Hotel on a near-daily basis and became founding members of what became known as the “Algonquin

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The Queen Of The ‘Algonquin Round Table’

Round Table.” Parker began developing a national reputation as a wit. Here’s an example of her dry sense of humor: When she heard of the passing of famously “silent” former president Calvin Coolidge, Parker remarked, “How could they tell?”

Parker became noted for her short, viciously humorous poems, many highlighting ludicrous aspects of her many (largely unsuccessful) romantic affairs. Some of Parker’s most popular work was published in The New Yorker in the form of acerbic book reviews under the byline “Constant Reader.” Her response to the whimsy of A. A. Milne's “The House at Pooh Corner” was “Tonstant Weader fwowed up.”

She had a number of affairs; her lovers including reporter-turnedplaywright Charles MacArthur (who later was married to actress Helen Hayes). That relationship resulted in a pregnancy. Parker is alleged to have said, “… how like me to put all my eggs into one bastard.”

In 1932, Parker met Alan Campbell, whom she married two years later.

They moved to Hollywood and would eventually earn $2,000 per week, and in some instances up-

wards of $5,000 per week as freelancers for various studios. She and Campbell worked on more than 15 films.

With Campbell and Robert Carson, Parker wrote the script for the 1937 Academy Award-winning film “A Star Is Born,” starring Fredric March and Janet Gaynor. The team was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing of a Screenplay. Parker wrote additional dialogue for “The Little Foxes” in 1941, starring Bette Davis. She received a nomination for an Oscar for the screenplay of “Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman” (1947), starring Susan Hayward.

Travel Troubleshooter

Michelle Sprekelmeyer is chasing down a missing $1,632 Hotels. com refund from the early days of the pandemic. What’s taking so long?

Q: We booked a room at the Oasis at Grace Bay Hotel & Lofts in Turks & Caicos through Hotels. com in January 2020 for accommodations in early April 2020. When we booked the reservation, we could not reserve the same room for our entire stay, so we made two separate reservations.

We had to cancel because of the pandemic. I emailed the hotel numerous times to resolve this, and the company finally issued a refund for one of the reservations but not the other. I asked why, and they could not give me a straight answer.

I reached out to, and they responded that they would issue a voucher for the same hotel for the reservation I was not

refunded. I did not want this and just wanted a refund. I went back and forth with them for a while on this and have not received my refund. now says my voucher has expired, and they can’t do anything else for me regarding this. None of this adds up. Can you please get my $1,632 back?

~ Michelle Sprekelmeyer, Costa Mesa, Calif.

A: should have refunded your stay three years ago. I think you’ve just broken the record for the longest wait for a refund.

Pandemic refunds were confusing. But the confusion started before the outbreak. It looks like you split your stay into two reservations -- one from April 5 to April 8 and the other for April 8 to April 10.

Splitting a reservation means

During the Great Depression, Parker was among numerous American intellectuals and artists who became involved in related social movements. In 1937, she was a reporter for the Loyalist cause in Spain in the Communist magazine, The New Masses. Parker helped to found the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League in 1936, which the FBI suspected of being a Communist Party front. The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League’s membership eventually grew to some 4,000 strong, later becoming a target for the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC).

The FBI compiled a 1,000-page dossier on Parker because of her suspected involvement in Communism during the early fifties when Senator Joseph McCarthy, (R-Wisconsin) was raising alarms about Communists in government and Hollywood. As a result, movie studio bosses placed her on the Hollywood blacklist. Her final screenplay was “The Fan,” a 1949 adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “Lady Windermere’s Fan,” directed by Otto Preminger.

Back in New York, Parker occasionally participated in radio

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Years Ago. Where is it?

more paperwork and more of a chance that something can go wrong. If that ever happens to you again -- and I hope it doesn’t -- it’s better to find a way to make a single reservation. Complexity is the enemy of fast refunds. should have helped you from the start. Asking the Oasis for a refund would have been your backup plan, not step one. is your online agent, and it should have taken care of you. If the regular customer service channels don’t work, you could have reached out to an executive. I publish the names, numbers and emails of the customer service managers on my consumer advocacy site,

So why did the hotel refund just one of your stays? I reviewed the correspondence and also spoke with about your case, and it’s unclear why the

hotel only refunded one of your rooms. I think in the chaos of the pandemic, the second refund got overlooked. tried to fix the problem with a voucher, but it expired.

I contacted on your behalf.

“When a customer has a concern regarding their lodging, we advocate to find the best and quickest solution possible,” a representative told me. “We regret that it took longer than usual to resolve the problem with the property.” issued a full refund.

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.

© 2023 Christopher Elliott.

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20-25 miles a day in order to get the herds trail broken.

During the trail drive, the herd was supposed to drift along rather than be driven. The cattle started a little after daybreak after the cowboys had eaten their breakfast and were driven for about five hours or until around 11:00 A.M. when the cowboys would stop for dinner.

After breakfast, the cook would pack up and move ahead to find a spot for the noon meal; the trail boss would also go ahead and look for a spot to bed down for the night.

During the noon dinner the cattle could graze until about 1:00 P.M. then they would be herded again. The bedding ground had good grass and water so that the herd would be well fed and watered before settling in for the night.

A herd of about 3000 head would take around 10-15 cowboys; this included the trail boss, the wrangler and the cook. Men worked in pairs so two man watches could be made, and a cowboys status was determined by his position on the trail drive. The top hands were the “pointers” who rode at the head of the herd and guided them; next came the swing riders about a third of the way back, and finally at the

back of the herd were the poor “drag” riders. Probably one of the dustiest jobs in all of workdom. The “pointers” kept their position throughout the drive; others might change their position as the drive progressed and no one wanted to ride drag.

At night the cowboys would take turns, working in teams for about two hours each; they would often sing to the cattle to keep them calm or to keep themselves awake and let the other rider know their whereabouts. These “nighthawks” each circled the herd from different directions so they would pass each other twice on each circle.

In the best trail outfits each cowboy had 8-10 horses in the remuda, or a group of horses on the trail drive. Each cowboy needed a good swimming horse and one that was good for a hard run. A good night horse was also a necessity. A young and inexperienced cowboy usually acted as the wrangler for the trail drive.

Daily Life Of The Cowboy

Below you will find an excerpt from the book The passing of the Frontier that describes daily cowboy life in the old west.

The round-up was the harvest of the range. The time of the calf

round-up was in the spring after the grass had become good and after the calves had grown large enough for the branding. The State Cattle Association divided the entire State range into a number of round-up districts.

Each cowboy would have eight or ten horses for his own use, for he had now before him the hardest riding of the year. When the cow-puncher went into the herd to cut out calves he mounted a fresh horse, and every few hours he again changed horses, for there was no horse which could long endure the fatigue of the rapid and intense work of cutting. Before the rider stretched a sea of interwoven horns, waving and whirling as the densely packed ranks of cattle closed in or swayed apart. It was no prospect for a weakling, but into it went the cow-puncher on his determined little horse, heeding not the plunging, crushing, and thrusting of the excited cattle. Down under the bulks of the herd, half hid in the whirl of dust, he would spy a little curly calf running, dodging, and twisting, always at the heels of its mother; and he would dart in after, following the two through the thick of surging and plunging beasts. The sharp-eyed pony would see almost as soon as his rider which cow was wanted and he needed small guidance from that time on. He would follow hard at her heels,

edging her constantly toward the flank of the herd, at times nipping her hide as a reminder of his own superiority. In spite of herself the cow would gradually turn out toward the edge, and at last would be swept clear of the crush, the calf following close behind her. There was a whirl of the rope and the calf was laid by the heels and dragged to the fire where the branding irons were heated and ready.

Branding Cattle In The Old West

Meanwhile other cow-punchers are rushing calves to the branding. The hubbub and turmoil increase. Taut ropes cross the ground in many directions. The cutting ponies pant and sweat, rear and plunge. The garb of the cowboy is now one of white alkali which hangs gray in his eyebrows and moustache. Steers bellow as they surge to and fro. Cows charge on their persecutors. Fleet yearlings break and run for the open, pursued by men who care not how or where they ride.

After the calf round-up came the beef round-up, the cowman’s final harvest. This began in July or August. Only the mature or fatted animals were cut out from the herd. This “beef cut” was held apart and

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driven on ahead from place to place as the round-up progressed. It was then driven in by easy stages to the shipping point on the railroad, whence the long trainloads of cattle went to the great markets.

In the heyday of the cowboy it was natural that his chief amusements should be those of the outdoor air and those more or less in line with his employment. He was accustomed to the sight of big game, and so had the edge of his appetite for its pursuit worn off. Yet he was a hunter, just as every Western man was a hunter in the times of the Western game. His weapons were the rifle, revolver, and rope; the latter two were always with him. With the rope at times he captured the coyote, and under special conditions he has taken deer and even antelope in this way, though this was of course most unusual and only possible under chance conditions of ground and cover. Elk have been roped by cowboys many times, and it is known that even the mountain sheep has been so taken, almost incredible as that may seem. The young buffalo were easy prey for the cowboy and these he often roped and made captive. In fact the beginnings of all the herds of buffalo now in captivity in this country were the calves roped and secured by cowboys; and these few scattered individuals of a grand race of animals remain as melancholy reminders alike of a national shiftlessness and an individual skill and daring.

The grizzly was at times seen by the cowboys on the range, and if it chanced that several cowboys were together it was not unusual to give him chase. They did not always rope him, for it was rarely that the nature of the country made this possible. Sometimes they roped him and wished they could let him go, for a grizzly bear is uncommonly active and straightforward in his habits at close quarters. The extreme difficulty of such a combat, however, gave it its chief fascination for the cowboy. Of course, no one horse could hold the bear after it was roped, but, as one after another came up, the bear was caught by neck and foot and body, until at last he was tangled and tripped and hauled about till he was helpless, strangled, and nearly dead. It is said that cowboys have so brought into camp a grizzly bear, forcing him to half walk and half slide at the end of the ropes. No feat better than this could show the courage of the plainsman and of the horse which he so perfectly controlled.

Of such wild and dangerous exploits were the cowboy’s amusements on the range. It may be imagined what were his amusements when he visited the “settlements.” The cow-punchers, reared in the free life of the open air, under circumstances of the utmost freedom of individual action, perhaps came off the drive or round-up after weeks or months of unusual restraint or hardship, and felt that the time had arrived

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with their heads.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

Lazy and Quarrelsome are ugly sisters.

Life is not about how fast you run, or how high you climb, but how well you bounce.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.

Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.

Meanness don’t happen overnight.

Mortgaging a future crop is saddling a wobbly colt.

Most of the stuff people worry about never happens.

Never lay an angry hand on a kid or an animal, it just ain’t helpful.

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

To know how country folks are doing, look at their barns, not their houses.

Trouble with a milk cow is she won’t stay milked.

Two can live as cheap as one if one don’t eat.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.

You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming you want to catch flies.

You can’t unsay a cruel thing. ***

Will Rogers Quotes

[Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known. Enjoy the following of his words of wisdom...]

After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing - and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

An economist’s guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s.

An ignorant person is one who doesn’t know what you have just found out.

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh.

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate. What’s going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else.

Pet Parade Munty Pet of the Week

Terra is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 3-year-old, 7-pound, female, Domestic Short Hair Cat with a Black and White coat.

When Terra and her kittens were taken to a crowded shelter, her kittens went into foster care. Terra was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters.) She can live with kids as young as 10.

The adoption fee for Terra includes medical exam, spay, up to date vaccinations, and registered microchip. Adopt by May 15th during Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters and her adoption fee is just $50. After that it’s $100.

For more information or to spon-

sor a pet visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-7536413, or log on to www.SDpets. org.

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

You must meet O’General, a fun-sized, fluffy, fantastic friend! O’General is a busy little hammy who dreams of having his own place where he has plenty of space to burrow, forage and chew! Hamsters need a LOT of daily enrichment to keep themselves from becoming bored. O’General needs a fairly large amount of room in order to live his best life — about 650 square inches with plenty of bedding to dig intricate tunnels, in which he can do secret hamster things away from prying eyes. This fluffy little potato would love to find a human who will spend time slowly building a bond of trust and love with him! Make sure to do your research if he is the first hammy to join your home. Happy hamster O’General (855894) is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit or call 619-299-7012.

Online profile:

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For nearly the entire 20th century IQ test scores steadily increased at the rate of around three points per decade. This steady increase in average IQ test scores, known as the “Flynn Effect”, was named for American born researcher James Flynn. The first two decades of the 21st century have seen the first ever decline in human cognitive ability as measured on standardized test platforms. The drop in human mental performance, known as the “Reverse Flynn Effect” is a thoroughly documented worldwide phenomenon focused on women and men under forty. According to a joint study conducted by Northwestern University and the University of Oregon, between 2006 and 2018, IQ scores dipped by approximately two points in three of the four categories defining cognitive ability. The categories losing ground were Logic, Vocabulary and Problem Solving. Only the

Worldwide Decline In IQs Test Scores Among Young Men And Women

fourth category, Spatial Reasoning saw continued improvement. The vast majority of the cognitive function tests are administered to students and young adults starting careers or entering military. That the regression in mental function is centered on our younger generations is disturbing.

We know that innate intelligence is a factor of genetics and evolution and does not change in a generation or two. The documented drop in human cognitive measurements must be a created by some change in our environment or more specifically the environmental exposure of younger generations. We also know that recent IQ test score declines are not just an American occurrence, it is a worldwide phenomenon. Experts continue to debate the causes and significance of the measurable loss of cognitive function among the young but two recent developments are the leading suspects in creating the apparent “dumbing” of our younger generations, they are “Buckminster Fuller Knowledge Doubling Curve) (BFC) and “Broadband Internet’.

The BFC expresses the growth of recorded (available) human knowledge in terms of how many years it takes to double. By 1900 the doubling of recorded knowledge required 50 years. By 1945 it doubled every 25 years. By 1982 the doubling took only a year. Thanks to modern recording, printing and data storage technology, presently recorded (available) human knowledge doubles each week. That means that the amount of recorded and available human

knowledge today is thousands of times greater than it was only 20 years ago. The second factor is that the Internet provides instant access to the entire universe of human knowledge. Can having access to the entirety of human knowledge actually make people “dumber”? The answer is yes, here is an illustration how it works.

Before smart phones, to find our way around round unfamiliar territory we used a map. In town, state or inter-state, we used this visual reference to determine our own location, our destination and the way to get from where we were to where we wanted to go. We actually drew route plans in our minds. We learned streets, addresses, directions distances and travel times. Today we give a destination to a smart phone and follow the turn left, turn right directions until we arrive at our destination. Is today’s method quicker

and more efficient? Yes it is. Did we use our reasoning power or learn anything? No we didn’t.

Before broadband Internet access, we were typically forced to solve problems by “figuring them out”. That meant using our minds own data base of related items and events to find solutions. This mental exercise is no longer needed because we can simply ask Google or Siri for an answer or solution. Using the Internet instead of our own mental powers without question can save time and energy. But it also begs the question as to whether the attendant deterioration of our own power to reason will have negative consequences for our future. There is the chilling possibility that if we gradually abandon our own logic and humanity and allow the Internet to establish unchallenged our norms for morality, character, conduct and truth; things may not go well for us. Is it already beginning to happen?

“Mom and Dad! We want a puppy or kitten! We promise we’ll take care of it!”

If you’ve never had a pet, you don’t even know how much you don’t know. May is National Pet Month. Make sure you understand the responsibility.

First. The kids are NOT going to take care of it. They’ll promise to, but they also promise to clean their rooms and go to bed on time. Mom and Dad are the

caretakers. Period.

Pets aren’t free. Even if somebody gives you a free pet or there are no adoption fees, you still pay for veterinary visits, food, vaccinations, licenses, and other supplies. You’re responsible for the cost of your pet for its whole life. Be sure to plan for it.

You can’t just “squeeze” a pet into your life. If you leave a kitten or puppy alone, it will find a way to fill the time, and it’s not always productive. Pets need your time and attention. Not what’s leftover.

Your pet needs space. It might not take much for a cat or small dog. That doesn’t mean you can’t have a large pet if you live

in a small space. I met a couple walking their Great Dane near PETCO Park. They told me they live downtown in a 5 th floor apartment. They walk the dog every morning and again during lunch. When they get home from work, they go to the dog park then take another potty break

before bed. Their 110-pound pup loves all the attention.

Restrictions: Your apartment, condo, or HOA might prohibit certain breeds or sizes of pets. Find out before you get a pet.

Cleanliness: If you want everything clean, a pet might not be right for you. Same with a garden or a bicycle. Life can be messy.

Temperament: Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Find a pet whose personality goes well with yours.

Think about what you want then find a pet that fits your lifestyle.

A pet is there for part of your life. For a pet, you are its whole

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Water Authority Testifies on California’s Efforts To Support The Colorado River

During state Assembly testimony on Tuesday, May 2, San Diego County Water Authority General Manager Sandra L. Kerl highlighted the steps taken by the Water Authority and partner water agencies across California to support the Colorado River in the era of climate change.

Kerl joined representatives from the Colorado River Board of California, the Imperial Irrigation District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the environmental community. A theme throughout the hearing was that California is prepared to do more to help the river, but all seven Basin states must be involved in a consensus-based approach.

“When you ask how California is responding and preparing for the effects of climate change, I offer the San Diego region’s focus on a diversified water supply portfolio as an example of focusing on conservation and water management while also developing new drought-proof supplies,” Kerl told the committee.

Man About Town

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been the BBQ & Hibachi Marching Grill Team, the Shopping Cart Drill Team, the Bastard Sons of Lee Marvin, the Men of Leisure Synchronized Nap Team, The Marching Lumberjacks, Claude Rains & the 20-Man Memorial Invisible Man Marching Drill Team (although one year I counted 22), and the Committee for the Right to Bear Arms,”a group that marches in precise formations while carrying mannequin arms.

Sadly, the Doo Dah Parade seems to be scaling down.Their most recent extravaganza was only a couple of blocks.

I hope it won’t go the way of the Dodo bird. We need some occasional intellectual activity and challenges.

Doess anyone else who lives on computers get fed up with the constant barrage of the phony “Cox Emails,” and “Cox Alerts?” For the uninitiated, these are scam artists at work, trying to persuade you that they really are Cox Communications and they want to relieve you of your identity, including your computer password, date of birth, all kinds of data that they can then mine, and either sell or otherwise pass themselves off as you and get new identity cards . . . and maybe ruin your credit.

Climate Change And Water Supply

Tuesday’s hearing before the state Assembly Committee on Water, Parks, and Wildlife in Sacramento focused on the effects of climate change on the Colorado River and actions California water agencies have taken to address the river’s challenges.

More than 20 years of drought have led to record low elevation levels in lakes Mead and Powell, the two critical reservoirs California and the Lower Basin depend on for their river supplies. While heavy storms this winter and spring improved river conditions, concerns remain over the long-term effects of climate change. Efforts are underway to find lasting, durable solutions for the river.

Kerl highlighted the leadership California has shown in conservation through the 2003 Quantification Settlement Agreement or QSA, which has enabled California to live within its 4.4-million-acrefoot apportionment while helping the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation manage river supplies. At the cen-

You call the real Cox Communications and they can’t be bothered. First, you go through an endless series of voice mails before you get a real, live, human being . . . and then your complaint is totally ignored.

Call your local police department and they decline to do anything because “no crime has yet been committed.”

Life does get frustrating, doesn’t it?

It’s clear from some of the phony Cox emails that they were probably composed in either Russia or some Slavic country. “We are shorting down your account for inactivity unless you give us the following information.”

Well! I can’t remember ever being “shorted down.”

I think there is, or should be, a special place in Hell for these computer scam artists.


Does anyone else talk to their dogs? I do. When we go for a walk I talk to them just as though they were human. Particularly, Trixie. I talk to her about what a beautiful day it is and point out the lovely flowers. Or, I talk to her about what great dogs we have for neighbors and isn’t it fun when she plays with

ter of the QSA, is the conserved water transfer agreement between the Water Authority and the Imperial Irrigation District.

“In total, our QSA partnerships have conserved more than 3 million acre-feet of Colorado River water since 2003 and done so in a way that supports California’s critical agricultural economy, funds socio-economic needs, and addresses the environment, most importantly the Salton Sea,” Kerl said. She noted that the QSA is an example for other Basin states to follow in implementing conservation.

Collaboration On Colorado River Basin Solutions

Kerl and others expressed hope that Basin states can collaborate to keep the water flowing for all river users.

“I am confident that we will find a shared solution that moves us forward to conserve the water we need to stabilize the system and then look forward to guideline updates,” said California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade


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club welcomes keynote speaker, Victor Lopez, the current Executive Director of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County.

As the son of two immigrant parents from Mexico City and Tijuana, Lopez will address “How to invite, encourage, and engage Latino voters in the 2024 Elections.” Join us to hear how CRWF members can be more involved in supporting Latino voter outreach.

At the non-partisan Lincoln Club, Lopez oversees all club operations and its overall strategic vision of helping foster an economic environment for small businesses to thrive.

During his tenure, Lopez has recruited the highest number of new members, including a growing wave of young members. Lopez is currently a partner and COO of Imperio Strategies LLC. and is responsible for maintaining and driving operational results within the company. Imperio specializes in Latino voter outreach, communications, marketing, and Spanish translations.

Lopez earned his BA degree in Political Science at SDSU with a minor in International Security and Conflict Resolution. He is also active in numerous community orga-

Crowfoot. His comments referenced upcoming discussions on the river’s future operating guidelines, which take effect in 2026.

Colorado River Board of California Chairman JB Hamby from the Imperial Irrigation District said, “California is working with our instate stakeholders, tribes, and Mexico via the United States to be able to deal with this in the next shortterm basis and the long term.”

Metropolitan Water District General Manager Adel Hagekhalil added, “Working together, we must develop equitable, realistic solutions that reduce our collective reliance on the river.”

During her testimony, Kerl told the committee that any solutions must uphold the Law of the River, the priority right system and California’s senior rights. “It’s critical that Reclamation consider both the near-term and future operations of the river by building on the foundation of the laws, court decisions, compacts and agreements that have come before,” she said.

nizations and boards including the SDSU Alumni Board, the University Club, and the Downtown San Diego Partnership.

CRWF’s May 23rd luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad.

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the program begins at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $37 for CRWF members/$42 for non-members.

Please RSVP and pay online at; lunch reservations close at NOON on Tuesday, May 16th. No payment accepted at the door. For more information or questions, please email Check us out on Facebook as Carlsbad Republican Women Federated or on Instagram @CarsbadRepublicanWomen.


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them? Sometimes she looks at me quizzically and cocks her head to one side or t’other, as if pondering the thought. I can’t help but note the look of complete admiration she gives me with those big brown eyes of hers that always seem to say, “Why, that’s brilliant! I would never have thought of that!”

I’ve decided that wherever dogs go when they die, that’s where I’d like to go.


As I write this, I’m having my typical breakfast of oatmeal with blueberries, raspberries, almonds and yogurt. Seeing and eating the blueberries reminds me of a rather ironic visit to Alabama. We were guests of the Travel Media Writer’s Organization. All expenses paid, very, very posh hotel. We went to breakfast and I ordered oatmeal with blueberries. When the bowl arrived I counted the blueberries. Both of them.

When I fix oatmeal I put, probably 12-15 blueberries on top of the oatmeal, about 8-10 raspberries.

And I got two blueberries. At a posh hotel restaurant. And was probably charged $8-$10 for the pleasure of eating oatmeal. And two blueberries.

I regret now not having said anything. I should have. I was offended and I reckon other patrons of the hotel would be offended at such a paltry number of blueberries for an expensive bowl of oatmeal. Even though our hosts were paying for the breakfast I still don’t like to see anyone overcharged.

programs, including “Information Please.” Both Ilka Chase and Tallulah Bankhead used her material for radio monologues.

Parker died on June 7, 1967, of a heart attack at the age of 73. Her executor, author and friend was Lillian Hellman, but her ashes remained unclaimed in her attorney Paul O’Dwyer’s filing cabinet for 17 years.

Parker would have had some great observations about life in 2023:

“You can lead a horticulture, but you can’t make her think.”

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”

“The two most beautiful words in the English language are “cheque enclosed.”

“One more drink and I’ll be under the host.”

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.”

“I require three things in a man: he must be handsome, ruthless, and stupid.”

“To cut on my tombstone: ‘Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.’”

And, an example of her poetry:

“By the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is Infinite, undyingLady, make a note of this: One of you is lying.”

“Excuse my dust” for her epitaph -- and it was

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time needed to get them to market where we will be paid $40 a head.

We decide to pay top wages to attract top talent:

3000 cattle @ $40 a head$120,000

Cost of 3000 cattle @ $4$12,000

Gross income - $108,000

Our costs are:

Trail Boss @ $125 a month

Two months - $250

Cook, $60 a month

Two months - $120

15 cowboys @ $40 per month

Two months

15 x 40 x 2 - $1200

Food - $3500

Total Expense - $5070

Gross Income - $108,000

marked the beginning of a depression which kept the numbers down from then on.


The American Chuckwagon Association is an organization dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of the chuckwagon. Its members participate in chuckwagon cookoffs throughout much of the US. Through these events, the members educate the public on the history and traditions surrounding the chuckwagon.


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for them to “celebrate.” Merely great rude children, as wild and untamed and untaught as the herds they led, they regarded their first look at the “settlements” of the railroads as a glimpse of a wider world. They pursued to the uttermost such avenues of new experience as lay before them, almost without exception avenues of vice. It is strange that the records of those days should be chosen by the public to be held as the measure of the American cowboy. Those days were brief, and they are long since gone. The American cowboy atoned for them by a quarter of a century of faithful labor.

Old West Bronco

The amusements of the cowboy were like the features of his daily surroundings and occupation— they were intense, large, Homeric. Yet, judged at his work, no higher type of employee ever existed, nor one more dependable. He was the soul of honor in all the ways of his calling. The very blue of the sky, bending evenly over all men alike, seemed to symbolize his instinct for justice. Faithfulness and manliness were his chief traits; his standard—to be a “square man.”

Chuck Wagon Etiquette

No one eats until Cookie calls

When Cookie calls, everyone comes a runnin’

Hungry cowboys wait for no man. They fill their plates, fill their bellies, and then move on so stragglers can fill their plates

Cowboys eat first, talk later.

It’s okay to eat with your fingers. The food is clean

If you’re refilling the coffee cup and someone yells “Man at the pot.” You’re obliged to serve refills.

Don’t take the last serving unless your sure you’re the last man. Food left on the plate is an insult to the cook.

No running or saddling a horse near the wagon. And when you ride off, always ride down wind from the wagon.

If you come across any decent firewood, bring it back to the wagon

Strangers are always welcome at the wagon.

Doing The Math

Using the figures cited earlier in this story, let’s assume you and I want to become cattle barons.

We each have 3000 cattle that cost us $4 a head.

We have a two month trail riding

Expenses - $5,070

Net profit - $102,930

Is it any wonder that folks got involved in becoming cattle ranchers? Given a relatively small amount of capital to start, at $4 a head, you could acquire a rather large herd for only $12,000. And the future looked mighty bright.

The Boom Years And The End Of An Era

The number of cows trailed out of Texas during the big years was awe inspiring. Simple multiplication gives you an idea of the revenue generated during this period of time.
















The market was glutted in 1871 and numbers dropped off substantially the following year. 1874

At a chuckwagon cook off, each wagon is judged on the authenticity of the wagon. Wagons must be in sound drivable condition, with equipment and construction available in the late 1800s. Contents of the chuck-box, including utensils, must also match what would have been used during the era. Wagons are also judged on the attire of their cooks. A typical chuckwagon cookoff is composed of 5 food categories: Meat (usually chicken-fried steak), Beans (pinto), Bread (sourdough or yeast), Dessert (usually peach cobbler), and potatoes. A team of judges evaluates the entries from each wagon, giving each a score. Once scores are tabulated, prizes are awarded to the top wagons.

One of the most famous chuckwagon cook-offs is the Lincoln County Cowboy Symposium. Held annually for some two decades, this event attracts thousands to Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Chuckwagon Suppers

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1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, a notice of petition to administer estate of ANTHONY SANTELL aka ANTHONY SANTONOCITO has been filed by Nick Santell and Nina Santell in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse. The Petition to Administer Estate requests that Nick Santell and Nina Santell be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless tey have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

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

Date: September 26, 2023

Time: 10:300 am

Dept: 504

Judge: Daniel S. Belsky

Address of court: Same as noted above.

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney.

If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in 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:

Jennifer A. Reardon SBN 317686

Reardon Law, PC 3110 Camino del Rio S, Suite 314 San Diego, CA 92108 619-930-9420

DOP: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18/2023


STATEMENT 2023-9007752

The name of the business: Aviara Lawn, Aviara Lawn & Golf

Professional, located at 1497 La Linda Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078.

Registrant Information: Wayne Searle, 1497 La Linda Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 1/1/1995

/s/ Wayne Searle with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/07/2023

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


STATEMENT 2023-9007478

The name of the business: Deck Hands, LLC, located at 3606 Lake Shore Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028.

Registrant Information: Deck Hands, LLC, 3606 Lake Shore Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business:

4/4/2023 /s/ Patrick Gleeson, Vice President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/04/2023

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


The name of the business: Urbans Building Services, located at 971 Borden Rd., Spc. 102, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Information: Francisco Garcia G., 971 Borden Rd., Spc 102, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business:


/s/ Francisco Garcia G. with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/12/2023

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


The name of the business: San Diego Wine Storage, located at 4119 Avenida De La Plata, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Information: Christopher V. Louchios, 5040 Calle Arquero, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business:


/s/ Christopher V. Louchios with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/10/2023

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


The name of the business: Make Small Changes, located at 2316 Paseo De Laura #116, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Information: Stephanie Ann Averkamp, 2316 Paseo De Laura #116, Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 4/1/2023

/s/ Stephanie Ann Averkamp with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/10/2023

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


The name of the business: Battery World, located at 2372 Industry Street Suite B, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Information: Roy Lee Reyes, 2372 Industry Street Suite B, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 10/13/1993

/s/ Roy Lee Reyes with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/05/2023

4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


Aviaralawn, located at 1497 La Linda Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078 The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 9/14/2021 and assigned file no. 2021-9020528.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: WRS Ventures Inc, 1497 La Linda Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is conducted by a corporation. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000).

/s/Wayne Searle, President

This statement was filed with the San Diego Recorder/County clerk on 4/7/2023. 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


Case Number 23AD000149N


In the matter of Gianna Faith Alanis Alcaraz, date of birth 11/30/2011

To: Maximiliano Alanis

You are ordered to appear in the Superior court of the State of California, County of San Diego, in Department N-24 at the court location indicated above on May 18, 2023 at 8:30 am, to show cause, whey Gian-

na Faith Alanis Alcaraz should not be declared free from parental custody and control for the purpose of placement for adoption as requested in the petition.

This hearing will be conducted by video or telephone through the NORTH COUNTY DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081. This hearing will be conducted by video or telephone through the NORTH COUNTY DIVISION 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista, CA 92081.

IMPORTANT: MAXIMILIANO ALANIS, please call the court promptly for instructions on how to attend this hearing (760) 201-8720 MondayFriday 8:30 am to 11:30 PST.

At the hearing, the judge will read the petition and, if requested, will explain the effect of the granting of the petition, any term or allegation contained therein and the nature of the proceeding, its procedures and possible consequences, and may continue the matter for not more than 30 days for the appontment of counsel or to give counsel time to prepare.

The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel. If any parent appears and is unable to afford counsel, the court shall appoint counsel to represent each parent who appears unless such representation is knowingly and intelligently waived.

Someone over the age of 18 - not the petitioner - must serve the other part with all the forms and complete a proof of service form, such as Proof of Service of Citation (Adoptions) (SDSC Form #JUV-300), telling when and how the other party was served and file that with the court.

If you wish to seek the advice of an attorney in this matter, you should do so promptly so that your pleading, if any, may be filed on time.

Date 3/27/2023

Judge of the Superior Court Kelly

C Mok 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4/2023


Case No. 37-2023-00013869



1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, a notice of petition to administer estate of William Scott Summerville has been filed by Stephen Schaffer in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse. The Petition to Administer Estate requests that Stephen Schaffer be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless tey have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.

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

Date: July 5, 2023

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 ap-

pointed 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: Nicole D’Ambrogi 3517 Camino del Rio S., Suite 406 San Diego, CA 92108 619.550.3080

DOP: 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11/2023


The name of the business: Golden Acres Real Estate Holdings LLC, located at 1591 Glencrest Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Information: Golden Acres Real Estate Holdings LLC, 1591 Glencrest Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 4/18/2023 /s/ Maryam Kavousi, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/18/2023

4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18/2023


The name of the business: In The Cut Barber and Beauty Lounge, located at 918 Mission Ave, Unit 115, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Information: Kristy Rogers, 29538 Major League, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530 and Tatyanna Lackritz, 6779 Heath Ct., Carlsbad. CA 92011. This business is operated by a General Partnership. First day of business: 3/1/2023

/s/ Kristy Rogers with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/11/2023

4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18/2023


The name of the business: Evoke Transformation, located at 892 Chandelier Court, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Information: Emily Anastasia Kisner, 892 Chandelier Court, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Emily Anastasia Kisner with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/17/2023

4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18/2023


The name of the business: Bright Bins CA, located at 670 Corte Loren, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Information: Alexander Ryan Lopez, 670 Corte Loren, San Marcos, CA 92069 and Edgar Valetin Juarez, 470 Smilax Rd., Apt 108, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a general partnership. First day of business: 4/7/2023 /s/ Edgar Valentin Juarez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/7/2023 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18/2023




In the Cut Barber and Beauty Lounge, located at 713 Mission Ave., Ste D, Oceanside, CA 92054. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 4/21/2022 and assigned file no. 2022-9009289.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Kristy Lynne Rogers, 29538 Major League, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. This business is conducted by a general partnership. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000).

/s/Kristy Rogers

This statement was filed with the San Diego Recorder/County clerk on 4/11/2023.

4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18/2023


STATEMENT 2023-9008730

The name of the business: Marina Comfort Suites, located at 888 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054.

Registrant Information: Shri Radha Govind Inc, 888 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by a corporation. First day of business: 1/1/2015

/s/ Narendra G. Patel, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2023

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/2023


The name of the business: Golden Acres, located at 300 Carlsbad Dr., #217, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

Registrant Information: Maryam Kavousi, 300 Carlsbad Dr., #217, Carlsbad, CA 92008. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 4/26/2023

/s/ Maryam Kavousi with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/27/2023

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/2023


The name of the business: Socalsigned, located at 11005 Logan Way, San Diego, CA 92129.

Registrant Information: Dewanda Trish Sheppard, 11005 Logan Way San Diego, CA 92129. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Dewanda Trish Shappard with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/24/2023

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/2023


The name of the business: Stitch ’Em, located at 257 W. Indian Rock Rd., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Information: Giovanny Villasenor, 257 W. Indian Rock Rd., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Giovanny Villasenor with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/26/2023

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/2023


The name of the business: Syrvanna Health And Wellness LLC, located at 15718 Fruitvale Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082. Registrant Information: Syrvanna Health And Wellness LLC, 15718 Fruitvale Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 1/20/2023

/s/ Carolina Valdez, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/27/2023

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/2023


STATEMENT 2023-9009396

The name of the business: Team Sports of North County, located at 1255 Activity Dr., Suite A, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Information: Jeanette Fletes, 1255 Activity Dr., Suite A, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 4/15/2004

/s/ Jeanette Fletes with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/27/2023

5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25/2023




SONS: Petitioner Charles Stephen Wells filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Charles Stephen Wells to Proposed name Charles Steven Wells. 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.


6/16/2023, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. No hearing will occur on the 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 January 30, 2023 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023


The name of the business: Joey Grace Productions, located at 2100 Palomar Airport Road, Suite 21416, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Registrant Information: Orliebethe Guysayko Lacangan, 2293 Eastbrook Road, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 4/1/2023 /s/ Orliebethe Guysayko Lacangan with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/24/2023

5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023


The name of the business: Snips & Snuggles Pet Grooming, located at 4151 Avenida De La Plata, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Information: Jessica Bobadilla, 1505 Spring Creek Ln., Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Jessica Bobadilla with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/25/2023

5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023


The name of the business: AirCare Int’l Ground Transport, located at 2105 Camino Vida Roble, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Registrant Information: Sottek Trippe Enterprise, LLC, 2105 Camino Vida Roble, Suite A, Carlsbad, CA 92011. This business is operated by a limited liability company. First day of business: 5/1/2008

/s/ Cory Graham Sottek, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/25/2023

5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023


The name of the business: Socalsigned, located at 11005 Logan Way, San Diego, CA 92129. Registrant Information: Dewanda Trish Sheppard, 11005 Logan Way, San Diego, CA 92129. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Dewanda Trish Sheppard with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/24/2023

5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023


The name of the business: The Garage 86 Automotive Excellence, located at 2364 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA 92029. Registrant Information: Johnny Duong, 30171 Emerald Ln, Hemet, CA 92543. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Johnny Duong with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/25/2023

5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023


The name of the business: Unique Indian Arts & Crafts, Southwest Indian Arts & Crafts, located at 1950 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Information: Larry Benson, 1620 Glasgow Lane, Escondido, CA 92027. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 10/15/1985

/s/ Larry Benson with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/2/2023

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