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Sometimes we just don’t know where life is going to take us. Sometimes one little decision, one little series of events, will shape our lives forever.

Fortunately, for all of us, Dick Cavett made a decision to go into Omaha, Nebraska, to take the College Boards, rather than participate in a major gymnastics competition in which he was likely to have wound up as champion. A brilliant gymnast, he had already won the state’s gold medal in the pommel horse and was thought to be a sure winner in the upcoming meet.

He not only qualified for college but got a full scholarship to Yale University.

“One of the happiest days in my life was standing on my porch, reading that amazing letter of acceptance from Yale to be part of the class of 1958,” he remembers.

Had he gone to the state gymnastics meet in Lincoln, Nebraska, we might well have had another Olympic gymnastic champion . . . but we would have been denied the years of pleasure Dick Cavett has given us as, arguably, the premiere television host, interviewer, commentator, humorist, and wit.

Cavett appeared regularly on nationally broadcast television in the United States in five consecutive decades, the 1960s through the 2000s.

Cavett became interested in show business early in life. Like at four or five years of age, before kindergarten.

“Mom used to stand me up on a chair and have me recite things,” he says. “She had required me to learn bits of Shakespeare and I would recite them. After completing my recitation I would then say, ‘Everybody crap.”

I had trouble pronouncing my “l’s” and all the neighbor ladies would come to the recitations just to giggle and comment, ‘wait till he gets to the end.’ They apparently were not so taken with the works of Mr. Shakespeare but for me to say, ‘everybody crap.’

Dick’s mom and dad were both educators and “sometimes obnoxiously got me involved in writing, reading and education.”

Cavett was born on November 19, 1936, in Kearney, Nebraska. He grew up in a town called Gibbon.

To my great surprise, Gibbon does not have a big sign at its city limits saying, “Gibbon, Nebraska, boyhood home of Dick Cavett.”

I was also surprised that the house in which he grew up in has been torn down or moved. One would think, given his celebrity and many awards, they would have preserved

the house as a tribute to ‘their favorite son.’ Particularly in a small town like Gibbon.

“We lived in a big white house facing the grain elevator, where there was a sugar beet pile. I spent hours playing; there. It was across from the grain elevator which was owned by a man named Alva Zimmerman. The big white house is gone now, as is, I suspect, Mr. Zimmerman.”

Great question for Jeopardy:

“Dick Cavett, famed television personality has the same middle name as Thomas Edison. What is that name?”

Answer: Alva

Richard Alva Cavett has a number of Alva’s in his family line. His dad, Alva B. Cavett, and his his paternal grandfather, Alva A. Cavett.

“In fact,” says Cavett, “Carol Burnett was amused by my middle

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name and addressed that issue on her television show on one occasion.” You can still see that episode on one of the DVD’s out there . . . “Comedy Legends.”

When Dick was 10 years old, his mother, Erabel “Era,” died, at age 36, of cancer. He suffered a terrible depression following his mom’s death. “It was a terrible trauma. She had an incompetent, stupid, doctor in Grand Island. I learned later from friends that he had failed to send a specimen to the lab . . it may have made a difference. But we’ll never know, will we?”

We asked Dick if he thought this heavy duty emotional trauma might have played a role in his frequent episodes of severe depression in his later years, which he has openly and publicly discussed quite often.

“I suspect so,” he said, “though we don’t really know if it is environmentally induced or if it is something genetic, something strictly chemical. I can tell you that no child should have to go through that emotional trauma.”

When the bipolarity (also known as manic-depressive disorder) manifested itself I never had the super highs of a manic stage . . . I had

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle

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

The Italian Elbow

An Italian grandmother is giving directions to her grown grandson who is coming to visit with his wife.

“You comma to de front door of the apartmenta. I am inna apartmenta 301. There issa bigga panel at the front door. With you elbow, pusha button 301. I will buzza you in. Come inside, the elevator is on the right. Get in, and with you elbow, pusha 3.

When you get out, I’mma on the left. With you elbow, hit my doorbell.”

“Grandma, that sounds easy, but, why am I hitting all these buttons with my elbow?

more ‘hypo-mania.’ You have the innate feeling that you really can’t afford more than four hours sleep a night because there is too much to do.

We spoke of the phenomenon of bipolarity being common amongst creative people . . . and some of the best known people in history. A classic example is Winston Churchill. Others include playwright Tennessee Williams, actors, singers, comedians, including Patty Duke, Carrie Fisher, Connie Francis, Robin Williams . . . the list is a long one.

“What . . . .. .. You coming empty handed?”

An Act of Kindness

Just when you have lost faith in human kindness, someone who teaches at Kean Elementary in Wooster , Ohio forwarded the following letter:

The letter was sent to the Principal’s office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An old lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank you. This story is a credit to all humankind. Forward to anyone you know who might need a lift today.

Dear Kean Elementary:

God bless you for the beautiful radio I won at your recent senior citizens luncheon. I am 84 years old and live at the Sprenger Home for the Aged. All of my family has passed away. I am all alone now and it’s nice to know that someone is thinking of me. God bless you for your kindness to an old forgotten lady. My roommate is 95 and has always had her own radio, but before I received one, she would never let me listen to hers, even when she was napping.

The other day her radio fell off the

“Steven Fry, the great British actor and playwright, did a show about bipolarity. He decided he’d rather not get treated because his manic stage forwarded his career.”

I really don’t know, nor do the scientists, it seems, if it is genetic and we are born with it or if some emotional trauma or other environmental element brings it forward. It seems to run in families so I suspect there is an element of heredity, which affects the body chemistry.”

Among other medications, Cavett takes lithium, which is a fairy common medication for bipolars.

nightstand and broke into a lot of pieces. It was awful and she was in tears. Her distress over the broken radio touched me and I knew this was God’s way of answering my prayers.

She asked if she could listen to mine, and I told her to kiss my backside.

Thank you for that opportunity.

Sincerely, Agnes Baker ***

Clothing Donations

I just had a call from a charity asking me to donate some of my clothes to the starving people throughout the world.

I told them to kiss my backside. Anybody who fits into my clothes isn’t starving. ***

The Professions

A mechanic was removing a cylinder-head from the motor of a Harley motorcycle when he spotted a wellknown cardiologist in his shop.

The cardiologist was there waiting for the service manager to come and

He emphasizes, however, the absolute need to be diagnosed and prescribed for by a doctor that specializes in this field. There is no one “right” treatment. Every patient is likely to need a specialized treatment plan.

Cavett so enjoyed the attention he received as a pre-kindergarten child who could recite Shakespeare that he continued his quest for increased show biz experience.

He took up magic as a hobby. In eighth grade, he both directed a live Saturday-morning radio show sponsored by the Junior League and played the title role in The Winslow Boy.

“About that time there was this scripted show from Storytime Playhouse in New York. We did the radio show in the Lincoln (NE) Summer Theatre (known as the Hayloft Theatre). Someone called and said they needed a young lad who could speak with a British accent. So, I got that part.” That was at age 15.

Cavett had already begun learning magic tricks . . . a hobby that he continues to study to this day. He is good enough that, if he chose, he could make a couple of quid performing as a magician. Recently, in fact, he performed two out of the five parts of the genius rope ma-

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take a look at his bike when the mechanic shouted across the garage.

“Hey, Doc, want to take a look at this?”

The cardiologist, a bit surprised, walked over to where the mechanic was working on the motorcycle.

The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and ask, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its’ heart, take the valves out, repair any damage, and then put them back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I make $60,000 a year and you get the really big bucks ($1,500,000) when you and I are doing basically the same work?”

The cardiologist paused, smiled and leaned over, then whispered to the mechanic . . . “Try doing it with the engine running.” ***

A Friend Is Like A Good Bra Hard to Find Supportive Comfortable

Always Lifts You Up

Never Lets You Down or Leaves You Hanging - And Is Always Close To Your Heart!

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chine on the NBC Jimmy Fallon show.

He is also a Lifetime Member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood. He is quite proud of the fact that several of his television shows helped rescue the work of the great magician, “Slydini.” His real name was Quintino Marucci. He died about 10 years ago. In addition to his television shows, Cavett also wrote about him in his blog(s) in the New York Times. For a fascinating read, check out http://opinionator.blogs. and the follow-up column: http://opinionator.blogs.

Both blog entries and the accompanying video clearly fascinated Cavett as he viewed stunning magic performed by a master.

Before Slydini . . . Cavett had met “The Great Carsoni,” only he wasn’t very famous at that time. In 1952 Cavett attended the convention of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in St. Louis and won the Best New Performer trophy. Around the same time, he met fellow magician Johnny Carson, eleven years his senior, who was doing a magic act at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln. He and Johnny were to become very close friends over the years, Cavett having dined at Carson’s house on a number of occasions. But, at this time it was just “Johnny Carson, the magician from Omaha,” (where he also worked on WOW-TV.

But all of this happened after he had gone through his early childhood years, after having lost his mom, and then subsequently, being presented with a new mom. His dad remarried. Dick’s new step-mom, Dorcas Deland, from Alliance, Nebraska, was, like his biological mom, an educator. It was a good match, it seems because on September 24, 1995, Lincoln Public Schools dedicated the new Dorcas C. and Alva B. Cavett Elementary School in their honor.

Asked if he had any difficulty adapting to a new stepmother after having been so close to his biological mom . . . “I was a bit ornery at first. But, in time, I came around and we became very close. I can’t tell you how many times I have had someone come up to me and say, ‘Your mom just changed my life at the University. She made me a teacher.’ Other people I remember came up to me, a former jock from Lincoln High School said about my dad, ‘I only lived for his class.’”

One of Cavett’s classmates at Lin-

coln High School was the late actress, Sandy Dennis. Cavett was elected state president of the student council in high school, and, as mentioned at the beginning of this narrative, was a gold-medalist at the state gymnastics championship.

“You grew up in Omaha,” he said to me, “do you know who we hated to play from Omaha?”

I guessed Omaha Tech(nical) High School. Then, when Cavett said they were from just outside of Omaha, it hit me. “Boys Town,” I said.

“Absolutely,” he said. “We had to bring in extra cops for the games against Boys Town. They were the rattiest gang. My dad always got angry when some wealthy widow died and left a lot of money to Boys Town. ‘That place is drowning in millions of dollars,’ he would say. Then, it was a nest of juvenile delinquents. That may not be true today . . . but it sure was then.”

As to how he happened to apply to Yale University:

“I graduated in 1954. We had a family friend, Frank Rice, of the old Grand Island Baptist College where he became a teacher. Frank also taught in Omaha. He had a John Hay Fellowship to Yale. He came back and urged my parents to have me apply at Yale. Dad wanted me to study law or dentistry, but I was more interested in English, and, later, the Dramatic Arts. Then came that amazing letter from Yale. I became a member of the Class of 1958.”

Before leaving for college, he worked as a caddy at the Lincoln Country Club. He also began doing magic shows for $35 a night.

While attending Yale University, Cavett played in and directed dramas on the campus radio station, WYBC, and appeared in Yale Drama productions. In his senior year, he changed his major from English to Drama. He also took advantage of any opportunity to meet stars, routinely going to shows in New York to hang around stage doors or venture backstage. He would go so far as to carry a copy of Variety or an appropriate piece of company stationery in order to look inconspicuous while sneaking backstage or into a TV studio. Cavett took many odd jobs ranging from store detective to label-typist for a Wall Street firm, and as a copy boy at Time Magazine. While at Time he read a newspaper item about Jack Paar, then host of The Tonight Show. The article described


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Hidden Valley Community Concert Association Concert Sunday March 17th

Mission Bay High School’s music of the best west of the Mississippi will be performing 2 pm Sunday, March 17 . The wood-wind quintet, chamber orchestra and swing choir will be playing everything from classical to jazz. at the First Congregational Church , 1800 North Broadway, Escondido. Doors open and single concert tickets on sale at 1:30 pm. Children 12 and under are free, students thru college $10.00, seniors, veterans, military. $20.00 and adults are $30.00. Hidden Valley Community Concert Association has presented over 300 concerts since 1945 in Escondido. They have the best season ticket prices in San Diego County.

Free Motivational Writers’ Workshop

Vista Library

March 16 • 1:00 – 3:00pm

Professor Dennis M. Clausen will trace the evolution of his book, Prairie Son, from his early memories on the Minnesota prairie to the publication of his father’s story. He will describe a boy adopted to be a farm laborer, not a son. Clausen will discuss the different sources that helped produce a work of creative nonfiction that gained national attention. Dennis M. Clausen is an author and professor of American literature and creative writing at the University of San Diego. He has published in many genres, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and newspaper op-eds. Prairie Son received the “1997 First Series Award for Creative Nonfiction” sponsored by Mid-List Press.

Dennis M. Clausen is a professor of American literature and screenwriting at the University of San Diego.

Writers’ Workshops are free, registration is required as space is limited. Visit for registration. #ilovesdcl #writing #writers #northcountysd #vistaca ***

St Patrick’s Day Celtic Service March 17 • 8:30 & 10:00am

Grace Episcopal Church 1020 Rose Ranch Rd. San Marcos

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Board Seeks Ways to Expand Opportunities for Local Wineries

The County is moving forward with a plan to allow wine operations in the unincorporated area opportunities to expand.

There are currently four types of wineries allowed in agricultural zones governed by the County’s Tiered Winery Ordinance.

The streamlined plan considers the wine industry market, zoning and geographic characteristics to find the right lands for wineries.

The Board chose from three options on how to move forward. The chosen option offers the fastest way to expand wineries in certain areas, potentially adding between 33,000 to 62,000 wine-friendly acres to the unincorporated area.

Any official zoning changes for wineries in the unincorporated area will take more than a year. County staff will need to finish a program and conduct further research that will cost about $700,000.

The County will develop the new winery ordinance with help from the local wine industry and community members. The goal is to create a path for wineries to ex-

Man About Town

I love Lobster.

I would gladly order Lobster as an appetizer, then as an entre’ and, as a dessert, oh, how about some Lobster?

I love my Lobster with warm, melted butter.

It’s my understanding that if you go to Valley View Casino and join their Player’s Club that you not only get over $100 in goodies, such as generous discounts on The Cafe as well as at Patties & Pints . . .and even more at the Black & Blue Steakhouse . . . but if you upgrade from Red Card to Blue Card you also get 2 Free Maine Lobster Buffets.

Sounds like a winning combination to me!

pand operations under a streamlined permitting process.

Wineries wishing to expand will still have to prepare site plans and environmental documents for their projects.

The four types of wineries currently operating in the unincorporated area include:

• Wholesale Limited Winery: Small-scale limited production (12,000 gallons), no tasting rooms or on-site sales.

• Boutique Winery: Small-scale limited wine production can have tasting rooms and on-site sales.

• Small Winery: Larger scale, tasting rooms, on-site sales, and some events.

• Winery: Largest scale, more flexibility with events and services.

The County will also determine how to allow amplified music at all types of existing wineries as part of an upcoming routine ordinance update.

Additional Board of Supervisor hearings will be needed to consider a final program and amend the actual ordinance to support proposed changes.

Love those Lobsters!

A neat offering b Valley View Casino & Hotel, 16300 Nyema Pass Road, Valley Center. You can call 760.291.5500 or go to

I’ll be looking for you there. You can easily spot me ... I’ll be the guy feasting on Lobster!


Opining on a Wednesday Morning:

Strange, where dreams take us.

Had a dream this morning where a national emergency was declared and sirens sounded; all radio, tv, and computers were filled with messages that when the sirens sounded next, we were to take cover. We had about 15 minutes to gather up what we needed and then head to a gathering point, or a bunker, I don’t remember which.

I was alone. No family, loved ones, or friends around. Not even my puppy, Trixie. I grabbed a rifle (I don’t own a rifle!) and that was all I could think of to grab. I don’t believe I even had ammunition for the rifle. The fifteen minutes flew by and the siren sounded. I had a rifle. No ammunition, no food, no water, no money, no extra clothing, no medication, no family, no loved

Am I Normal? Maybe Not

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist because I plan, budget, and support myself.

I went to Public Schools and have always held a job. But I now find out that I am not here because I earned it, but because I was “advantaged.”

I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me homophobic.

ones, no friends. Not even my puppy, Trixie.

And we were gathered together . . . a bunch of lost souls, some better prepared and supplied than others.

Somewhere around this time I awakened.

Not a terribly frightening dream, but somewhat so . . . but unusual.

It got me to thinking. What would we do if we were hit with a sudden national emergency? How well are we prepared?

I had a good friend, Kent Ballard, who lived in Indiana. He lived within the Forest Primeval on about 70 acres of land. He ws a survivalist.

He had about a month’s supply of water bottled up and stowed at strategic spots within his home; he had many weapons and plenty of ammunition to either hunt for game or to protect himself and his family from marauding hordes of hungry people who would come and try to steal his food and water; he had all types of kerosene and butane lamps, heaters, blankets, extra clothing, medical supplies . . . the whole lot.

Kent had prepared for a national emergency.

I am not. Nor, I suspect, are you.

I am not a Muslim, which now labels me as an infidel.

I am older than 70, making me a useless dinosaur who doesn’t understand Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tic Toc or Snapchat.

I think, reason, and doubt most of what the ‘mainstream’ media tells me, making me a Right-wing conspiracy nut.

I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive culture, making me a xenophobe.

I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair reward according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe our system guarantees freedom of effort, not freedom of outcome or subsidies, which must make me a borderline sociopath.

I believe in the defense and protection of my nation for and by all citizens, now making me a militant.

I am proud of our flag, what it

I believe it’s part of the Mormon training and culture to set aside supplies for use in an emergency; they also are set up to share, to help others, during such an emergency.

In the mid-west, it makes good sense to have some preparations made for emergencies. Those who live in ‘tornado alley’ may well have to fall back on backup supplies until the cleanup crew gets in to help out.

Here on the west coast, it makes just as much sense. We have earthquakes from time to time. Nothing huge thus far . . . but ‘the big one’ could roll in any time. If/when that happens . . . wouldn’t be the worst idea in the world to have backup supplies stowed and readily available.

All this thinking from one little dream.

It tires one out.

I’m going back to bed for a nap.

This time I’m gonna dream about really neat stuff.

Like having a large supply of Lobster!

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Paar’s concerns about his opening monologue and constant search for material. Cavett wrote some jokes, put them into a Time envelope, and went to the RCA Building. He ran into Paar in a hallway and handed him the envelope. He then went to sit in the studio audience. During the show, Paar worked in some of the lines Cavett had fed him. Afterward, Cavett got into an elevator with Paar, who invited him to contribute more jokes. Within weeks, Cavett was hired, originally as talent coordinator. Cavett wrote for Paar the famous line, “Here they are, Jayne Mansfield,” as an introduction for the buxom actress.

“Paar didn’t want to lose me, so he put me on as a talent booker . . but I wrote for him on the side. I hope the Statute of Limitations has run out, I don’t want the Writer’s Guild to be upset with me.”

At Yale School of Drama, Cavett met his future wife, Caroline Nye McGeoy (known professionally as Carrie Nye), a native of Greenwood, Mississippi. After graduation, the two acted in summer theater in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Cavett worked for two weeks in a local lumberyard in order to buy an engagement ring. On June 4, 1964, they were married in New York. Their marriage was at times tumultuous, but they remained married until

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I wrote a column several weeks ago dealing with success. The premise was that most of the successful people I knew did not set out on a mission to become successful so much as they sought to pursue that which they enjoyed . . . and by becoming good at what the did, success followed as a natural course.

A good example of that follows. I have known a number of millionaires and at least an equal number of them have been women. The most recent of which is a beautiful lady from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Verna Alford resembles Doris Day. She looked like Doris Day when she was younger, she looks like Doris Day today.

But looks alone did not make Verna Alford successful.

Verna Beug was the second oldest, one of nine children. Her family had farmed in the southern Sas-

Nye’s death on July 14, 2006.

I mentioned that this must have been another terribly emotional trauma, having his wife of 46 years die. Was he able to cope with this tragedy, given his deep depression problems?

“Wow! This interview is really focusing on emotional trauma! I guess I must have. Somehow you endure when you least think you can. Other times, when you think you’ve got it whipped, it jumps up and bites you.”

An example of the latter came when Cavett was aboard the Concorde, preparing for a trip to London. In 1980 Cavett suffered what he characterized as his “biggest depressive episode.” All had seemed well, a promising show

katchewan area near Regina.

Her father started with one section of the farm - as the kids grew older he acquired more property and increased substantially. He still lives on family farm, which has become a huge farm.

Verna was not a particularly good student but was a dreamer.

She believes her success comes partly because someone once told her she would wind up being a farm wife. Mom and dad, however, had always encouraged imagination, creative games, no television. She experienced all of the traditional farm duties, chores, running the hand cranked cream separator, milking cows, slopping pigs, calling the neighbors on hand crank phones, and yes, she remembers the old privies.

In the 1950’s she moved to Regina at the ripe old age of 17, waitressing at the Assinoboie Club - a local businessmen’s club.

She had only an 8th grade education. She got to know a lot of the

business venture awaited him in England, he was flying a top of the line aircraft. All seemed okay . . . and then the manicdepressive malady, known today as bipolarity, kicked in. While on board the Concorde prior to take off, Cavett broke out into a sweat and became agitated. After he was removed from the plane, Cavett was taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, where he later underwent electroconvulsive therapy. Regarding this method of treatment Cavett is quoted as saying, “In my case, ECT was miraculous. My wife was dubious, but when she came into my room afterward, I sat up and said, ‘Look who’s back among the living.’ It was like a magic wand.”

In his capacity as talent coordinator for The Tonight Show, Cavett was sent to the Blue Angel nightclub to see Woody Allen’s act, and immediately afterward struck up a friendship. The very next day, the funeral of playwright George S. Kaufman was held at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home. Allen could not attend, but Cavett did, where he met Groucho Marx in an anteroom. From the funeral, Cavett followed Marx (who later told Cavett that Kaufman was “his personal god”) three blocks up Fifth Avenue to the Plaza Hotel, where Marx invited him to lunch. Years later, Cavett gave the introduction to Marx’s one-man show, An Evening with Groucho Marx at Carnegie Hall, and began by saying, “I can’t believe that I know Groucho Marx.”

businessmen, one of whom was Bob Gillies. He was so impressed with her he offered her a job in his ticket agency. Through this she not only developed the broad based experience of selling exhibitions and entertainments such as hockey, the Ice Capades, etc. but she had discovered the world of entertainment. Not only was it fun but you could make a living at it. She soon learned that show business is comprised of two words, both important. “Show” and “Business”. One could not survive without the other. She spent 11 years there. Gillies sold the ticket agency after 3 years to a young man, Charlie Underhill (aka Charlie Tickets); he liked to travel so Verna looked after the place. She had been the office manager for Gillies and handled all ticket sales for the Rough Riders and Regina Pats (WHL). She managed the office for the last eight years of the eleven that she was there.

Her knowledge of the “business” part of show business earned her a reputation and she was soon approached by the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts. In 1970 she

Groucho Marx was always his personal idol. They became close friends and Marx appeared lots of times on his television show, probably 6-7 times . . “There’s a full show with Groucho on Hollywood Greats, another on Comic Legends . . . both available at Wonderful birthday gift, by the way.”

Cavett began a brief career as a stand-up comic in 1964, then in 1965, he did some commercial voiceovers, including a series of mock interviews with Mel Brooks for Ballantine beer. In the next couple of years he appeared on game shows, including What’s My Line. He wrote for Merv Griffin and appeared on Griffin’s talk show several times, and then on The Ed Sullivan Show.

In 1968 Cavett was hired by ABC to host This Morning. According to a New Yorker article, the show was too sophisticated for a morning audience, and ABC first moved the show to prime time, and subsequently to a late-night slot opposite Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.

Intermittently since 1968, Cavett has been host of his own talk show, in various formats and on various television and radio networks:

• ABC (1968–1974)

• CBS (1975)

• PBS (1977–1982)


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was appointed Assistant Manager - only one of 19 employees with prior experience in ticketing and management.

She married Richie “Wayne” Alford in 1966 - in Regina. They eloped. She hadn’t wanted a traditional large wedding; they had been going together for so many years they decided to do it very quietly. He was selling and installing carpet, looking for his “niche”, He had a small business. . .but it continued to build.

In time he had built a successful carpeting business known as Alford Carpet and Interiors. He built the business with no advertising other than word of mouth.

In 1972 Verna joined the firm, specializing in the furniture business portion. She started that same year as an interior decorator. She had no formal training but always had a natural talent for putting colors, fabrics, furnishings together. She soon

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Women in Leadership

March is Women’s History Month, and it serves as an important reminder of the progress we’ve made in the past 100 years.

In 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified granting women the right to vote nationally. California had granted women the right to vote in 1911, but it wasn’t until 1918 that the first four women were elected to the Legislature.

Women’s Suffrage was not a partisan issue. When the 19th Amendment passed Congress, over 80% of Republicans and 50% of Democrats supported the measure in both houses. Nor was it a male vs. female issue. In some states, including Colorado and Oklahoma, women’s suffrage was approved in elections open only to male voters.

Surprisingly, no woman was elected to the California State Senate until 1976, when Rose Ann Vuich was elected to serve a rural district near Fresno. She made a habit of ringing a bell on the Senate floor when a Senator would rise and address fellow Senators as “Gentlemen,” and her election resulted in the installation of the first women’s restroom (known as the “Rose Room”) near the Senate chambers.

When I was first elected in 2012, I became the 137th woman elected to the Assembly. That year, I joined 38 newly elected freshman members of the Assembly, and over the next year, three vacancies were filled – 41 of the Assembly’s 80 Members were brand new. Only about six of those remain, and at the conclusion of my term this December, I will be the only woman in the State Assembly to serve the full 12 years allowed under California’s term limits law.

We’ve come a long way since 1920, and the barriers in Sacramento that kept women from leadership positions are reduced. Women now serve at the highest levels in the Legislature, including my service as Minority Leader for three years. As wives and mothers, women bring a different and necessary perspective to the Legislature. That perspective helps guide me in my committees, and in the bills I introduce, co-author and support.

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 Water Safety

Spring is here, which calls for a review of water safety.

As spring calls for warm and sunny days, let’s go over important water safety measures. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you enjoy some water fun at Las Posas Pool, 1387 W. Borden Road and Woodland Pool, 671 Woodland Parkway:

• Never leave children unattended: Parents are the first line of defense in keeping kids safe in the water. Be sure to always keep an eye on children enjoying the water.

• Read all signage and understand the risks involved: Be sure to follow all posted safety rules, warnings, height and age restrictions and listen to lifeguards.

• Wear a life jacket: If you or a family member is strengthening their swimming skills, be smart and wear a life vest. Our facilities provide life vests at no charge.

• Take a swimming lesson: To improve your water safety, enroll in swimming lessons to ensure you can safely enjoy the water.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

Migrant Shelter in San Diego?

Earlier this week, I stood as the lone dissenting voice against looking into a Long-Term Migrant Transfer Site and Respite Shelter in San Diego. My decision stems from a deep concern about the implications of supporting such a facility in our community.

I refuse to be complicit in perpetuating a failed and broken immigration system.

Accommodating the overflow of individuals crossing the border unlawfully is not a sustainable solution. Rather than addressing the root causes of this issue, it only serves to exacerbate the dysfunction within the immigration system.

Our nation has established processes for seeking asylum and legally entering the United States. However, these processes are being circumvented, leading to an unsustainable influx of migrants. It is the responsibility of the fed-

eral government to enforce existing laws and procedures rather than expecting local communities like ours to bear the burden of their shortcomings.

Instead of prioritizing the safety and welfare of San Diegans, we find ourselves allocating precious time and resources to address issues caused by federal negligence, such as migrant street releases.

I firmly believe that establishing additional shelters is merely a band-aid solution to a much deeper problem. The President can immediately secure the border without waiting for Congressional approval. Until such action is taken, I see no justification for spending further resources to address the consequences of federal inaction.

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

Problem Solved

UPS didn’t deliver my package on time. Can I get a refund?

Sue Maier’s sister sends her luggage to London via UPS, but the package misses her by a day. Can she get her money back for the shipping costs?

Q: I’m hoping you can help me obtain a refund from United Parcel Service. It’s for a shipping fee that my sister paid to UPS to send me a package containing the contents of a backpack that I accidentally left behind when she drove me to the airport to board a flight to London.

My sister shipped the contents of the backpack to the address of my hotel in London. We have tracked the package. The address she used is the accurate address. My sister paid $338 for Worldwide Express service in order to ensure that the package would arrive before my tour was scheduled to depart.

The package, which contained prepaid receipts for tour transports and excursions, as well as my camera and iPad, did not arrive until the next day, by which time I had left the hotel. I did eventually receive the package when I returned to the hotel a

week later at the end of the tour. But it was of no use to me then since the trip was over.

My sister asked UPS for a refund. A store manager said she would receive a refund within 7 to 14 business days, subject to approval by UPS. But that was a year ago.

Since then, UPS has offered $100 to settle the matter. I would like her to receive a full refund of $338, which is what my sister paid for a service that was not rendered. She paid a sizable fee to do me a favor and assure me that I had what I needed for my tour. And we did not get the Worldwide Express Service that she paid for and had every right to expect. Can you help me?

A: UPS should have delivered your package to your hotel on time. But I’m not surprised it didn’t. International deliveries are difficult -- there are customs and other red tape to contend

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There’s a good deal of obscure city names scattered across America that are derived from either native inhabitants or from early 17th and 18th century French explorers and trappers. Here are two more examples: Truckee and Des Moines.

Truckee is a Northern California town of 16,000 situated in the high Sierra Nevada mountains that has been in our weather news these past few weeks. Truckee was named after a Paiute chief whose name was Tru-ki-zo. He was the father of Paiute Chief Winnemucca, who also has a city (in Nevada) named in his honor. The first European outsiders who crossed the Sierra Nevada mountains reportedly were met by the friendly Chief Trukizo, who rode toward them yelling, “Tro-kay!” In the Paiute language that word means “Everything is all

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Iowa state capitol in Des Moines Truckee and Des Moines: obscure Names in History

right.” The newcomers thought the Paiute chief was yelling his own name. Chief Trukizo later served as a guide for Col. John C. Frémont, who is credited with militarily securing the territory of California for the U.S. during the MexicanAmerican War of 1846-48.

The tragedy of the ill-fated Donner Party is the city of Truckee’s most infamous historical event. In 1846, a group of 81 settlers from Illinois, originally known as the DonnerReed Party, became snowbound in early fall as a result of several trail mishaps, poor decision-making, and an early onset of winter. Choosing multiple times to take shortcuts to save distance compared to the traditional Oregon Trail, coupled with infighting, a disastrous crossing of the Utah salt flats, and the attempt to use the pass near the Truckee River, now known as the Donner Pass, all caused delays in their journey.

A massive, early blizzard (not unlike that of our recent days) brought the remaining settlers to a halt at the edge of what is now Donner Lake. The story of the party’s trag-

One popular interpretation of Des Moines concludes that it refers to a group of French Trappist monks, who in the 17th century lived in huts built on top of what is now known as the ancient Monks Mound at Cahokia, the major prehistoric center of culture along the Mississippi River. Based on archaeological evidence, the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers has attracted humans for at least 7,000 years.

learned to apply all of that creative energy and imagination mom and dad had encouraged in her as a child. Her life became a passion of getting to the office, studying furniture, color, arrangements, mixing and matching of styles, designing, rearranging, more study, more design.

Her reputation grew. So did her client base. So did the business. She now has clients throughout Canada.

The small business that Wayne had started, through his and Verna’s efforts, had grown to the point that it was not so small anymore. They now had 52 persons on payroll. They had started from scratch and built a reputation as simply the best furniture and interior design store in Regina, perhaps in all of Saskatchewan.

In 1974 Wayne and Verna started building a beautiful home

The home, which has become a Regina area showplace, is 6000 square feet of cedar, brick and glass. The design is a combination of traditional and eclectic with every convenience imagin-

able. It has a lower living room of 2000 square feet; the lower living room area has a billiard room and a large tv viewing room. The first floor has an indoor swimming pool that is being converted into a home theatre room for showing of first run films. All interior walls of the living area are walnut, an oak balustrade sets off the stairway to the lower level, ceilings are a comfortable 9’ high, floors covered with high quality carpet, a den with bar, matched walnut cupboards, all of the modern appliances, an attached double garage, whirlpool, shower and steam room. The home cost $80,000 retail to furnish with $20,000 alone on carpeting, $15,000 on draperies.

The exterior has been similarly treated. Some 28,000 trees have been planted, the lawns are impeccably groomed and the grounds are covered with birdhouses and feeder stations for the birds that Verna has adopted and cares for.

Besides their beautiful new home the Alfords had developed the business to a major Regina institution, a “must see” for Regina tourists.

In 1979 ominous signs began. Wayne suffered a heart attack.

In 1980 a second heart attack.

ic ordeal, which ended in some of the survivors resorting to cannibalism, has been told many times in articles, books, and on film.

Des Moines, pronounced “DeeMo-in” (as in coin) is the capital and most populous city of Iowa. It was incorporated on Sept. 22, 1851, as “Fort Des Moines,” which in 1851, was shortened to “Des Moines.” It is located on, and named after, the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the early French name, “Rivière des Moines,” meaning “River of the Monks.”

Wayne decided to sell the business and real estate and start taking life easier. People do change attitudes once they’ve had a heart attack; Wayne had a very good outlook on life. . .then drastic change developed. He became very bitter that he was ill.

He would begin to strike out at those who loved him most. This is fairly typical of people who have had heart attacks.

The business was appraised for $2.75 million for the building and property of 5.5 acres which occupies prime city commercial land with some 60,000 square feet available in a warehouse/retail building. It had a 240 foot frontage on Fourth avenue.

The home was appraised at $1.5 million.

$4.25 million for the package. Wayne and Verna had become millionaires!

In June of 1981 a third, and fatal, heart attack ensued.

Verna plunged right into business following Wayne’s death.

There were clients waiting for product and service and Verna was

At least three late prehistoric villages, dating from about AD 1300 to 1700, stood in or near what has developed as downtown Des Moines. In addition, 15 to 18 prehistoric American Indian mounds were observed in this area by early settlers. All have been destroyed during the development of the city.

In May 1843, U.S. Army Captain James Allen supervised the construction of a fort on the site where the Des Moines and Raccoon Riv-

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bound and determined to operate the business under Wayne’s philosophy, always serving the customer. If the customer had a problem, Alford’s was on the customer’s side.

The shock and hurt at the loss of Wayne had to be put up on a shelf during the workday. But at night the loneliness, the sense of loss, the memories. . .all flooded back.

In retrospect, Verna believes the necessity of carrying on the business was the best thing that could have happened to her. “I had to be tough”, she said. “There were too many people counting on me, not only my clients but my staff. We had 52 people on staff now, and they were relying on me to continue giving leadership, just as Wayne had done. I think it was the hard work, the long hours, that got me through the terrible sense of loss from Wayne’s passing”.

She relied heavily then, as she does today, on Paul Kettela, an interior designer and close friend/colleague whom she had known since 1977. She and Paul form a dynamic and successful team working and designing together.

Verna pursued other business ven-

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Miss Valley Center Pageant April 6th at the Maxine Theater

Come out Valley Center and support these amazing young ladies. Miss contestant are Julilee Clay, Chaeli Hammes, Camille Coniglio, Marlyce Howard and Arlyn DeLaRosa. Junior Miss Contestant are Sayuri Avelar-Lucas, Sade Blaze, Jeanne Mikhail, Isabella Treto, Katheryne Dixon, Mikayla Mikhail, Melanie Rayo and Samantha Gaither.

The Junior Miss & Miss Valley Center Scholarship Pageant is April 6, 2024, at the Maxine Theater. The pageant starts at 6pm. This year’s theme is “California Girls”. You can purchase tickets from one of the contestants or by calling Debra. The Miss Valley Center Pageant is produced by the Valley Center Pageant Association, a non-profit organization, committed to providing opportunities for the education and personal growth for young women in Valley Center.

The Valley Center Pageant Association believes education is knowledge, and that knowledge is the most valuable asset a person can aspire to gain. Therefore, the long-term vision of the Valley Center Pageant Association is to increase educational scholarships for the Miss Valley Center Pageant program and to encourage and enable young women to attend insti-

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tures. She had another business in North Carolina, Redmond Furniture Industries, in partnership with three Regina businessmen, Jobie Redmond, Bill and Buck Kessler. They built upholstered furniture and sold to the retail trade. It was high end merchandise, selling to Macy’s and other major stores. The partnership owned this business for 3 years, hit recession, then sold out in 1987, at a loss of about $45,000 each.

The pain of the financial loss from Redmond Furniture was short lived, however. In 1985 Verna had become the companion of Richard Schneider, the then warehouse manager for Alford’s. In 1988, at Richard’s request, she bought a “Quick Pick” lottery ticket for Richard; it hit and won $3.9 million for the purchase of one $5 ticket. He had paid for it but he shared it with her.

In September of 1990 Verna landed the contract that has gone even further in solidifying her reputation as a world class interior designer. The Saskatchewan Hotel was hers to design. It took 18 months before completion but when completed. . .wow! The congnoseti of the hotel

tutions of higher learning to further develop themselves intellectually and socially.

The Valley Center Pageant Association is a 501( c)3 and our Federal Tax ID is 86-3221159 (Receipt for your tax deductible donation will be sent you).

The Valley Center Pageant Association believes education is knowledge, and that knowledge is the most valuable asset a person can aspire to gain. Therefore, the long-term vision of the Valley

industry woke up and took notice. This gal knows what she’s doing!

The Saskatchewan Hotel contract was not just handed to her. She went out and got it. She did not have an established name or reputation for a grand scale design job but she invited the executives out for tea at her palatial estate. They saw how she had designed her home and gave her the job on the spot. The budget to refurbish the hotel ultimately came to $20 million.

By all accounts the Saskatchewan Hotel Radisson Plaza is luxurious, easily competing with four©star and five©star hotels.

In addition to the luxurious suites, rooms, convention floor, restaurants and lounge, one finds service, service, service at every turn. Clearly, the Saskatchewan Hotel has become one of many shining stars in Vern Alford’s crown.

Currently she is in partnership with a former Mayor, Larry Schneider in a Chinese venture involving the construction of a hotel in China. The partnership, Canstar (Canada and the red star of China) includes Brian Saunders as the architect and

Dixon Lake Trout Derby Returns

Trout season is coming soon and the local lakes are stocking Rainbow (4500 lbs in April). Is your gear ready?

The Escondido Kiwanis Club will be hosting their Semi-Annual Trout Derby at Dixon Lake 1700 La Honda Dr., Escondido, CA 92027 from April 27th and 28th, 2024.

No California Permit required. Lake Permits are $18 for adults, $14 for juniors and seniors. 27 prizes will be awarded with Gift Certificates ranging from $150 to $25 – 15 Tagged fish at $25 each. Don’t miss your chance.

Center Pageant Association is to increase educational scholarships for the Miss Valley Center Pageant program and to encourage and enable young women to attend institutions of higher learning to further develop themselves intellectually and socially.

Donation of goods, services and education funds help improve the program. For more information, contact VCPA President, Debra Jockinsen at 760-415-5640 or visit

Jack Hui, who deals with immigration funds. Verna has been to China three times. Larry has been able to set up Sister City status between Regina and Jinen, Shandon, China. He rates very highly with Chinese officials.

The main purpose of the venture is to develop more trade with China for the benefit of Canada. “If we do a hotel there, we will be supplying furniture from Canada; we want a 5 star hotel”, says Verna. Larry handles the liaison with governmental officials, Brian does the architectural design, Jack handles funding and conversions, Verna handles the interior design.

So now that Verna is successful, a millionaire several times over, naturally she has become snooty, aloof, distant. Right?


She is still the down to earth type, loves birds, dogs, animals of all types. Loves to run around the house and her grounds barefoot. She is soft hearted but still manages to be a solid, decisive businesswoman. She continues her interest in the arts. She is good friends with Bill Cosby and other entertainment

Bring your whole Family. There will be hot food for Breakfast and Lunch. Kona Ice will be on site for that special treat. Your young wantto-be fishermen will be welcome at our Kiddy Pond event. All Children 7 years or younger can fish for free. Rods, Bait, and expertise are provided by the Sr. Anglers of Escondido, at no cost to the family.

So put a note on your calendar and don’t miss out on the Family fun. For more information visit our website ( or www. or email

luminaries and is known by most everyone in Regina.

Most days she can be found out in the yard of her palatial estate, feeding the finches, the Kingbirds, the American goldfinches, the Baltimore orioles, that she loves so much. She is desperate to get martins to take up residence. In addition to her beautifully landscaped home, there are lots of trees (28,000 of them) to provide cover and food for her birds. She has also adopted Brandy, Theo and J. R., three down on their luck dogs, most of whom are a bit long in the tooth and well into their retirement years. They are pampered night and day.

She is still, however, the take charge type. At a recent wedding reception she was the field general at preparatory work for the reception, but would dig right in and work side by side with the other volunteers. She has definite ideas as to arrangements, form, etc. She also has a good sense of humor.

So, summing up, what made Verna Beug Alford a millionaire? It didn’t hurt that she came

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Rotary of Escondido’s “Spirit of the Community Award” Presented

Rotary of Escondido After Five held its third annual Spirit of the Community recognition gala fundraiser at California Center for the Arts Escondido, on Saturday February 17th. The Polynesian Themed Gala included a silent and live auction item, dinner, entertainment, and a special presentation of the Club’s “Spirit of the Community Award”. This year’s recipients were Cynthia and George Wier.

The Spirit of the Community Award recognizes individuals that exemplify service to the community of Escondido. “The Weir’s have been long time philanthropists in Escondido, supporting many community organizations and special projects. They were well deserving of this special recognition”. Stated Doug Clark, After Five’s Community Service Director. The award was

presented by former Spirit of the Community recipients Al Owens and Rich Aeling.

The nearly 150 guests, were treated to a Polynesian themed dinner, and entertained by Ho’okupu O Hawaii dance group. The silent and live auctions raised funds for the Rotary After 5 Foundation, which focuses on education, high school leadership training, underserved youth, youth sports, food insecurity, seniors, veterans, and other community needs. Annually the After 5 Foundation awards over $10,000 in college scholarships, at three Escondido High Schools.

Rotary of Escondido After 5 meets the first and third Wednesday each month at 515pm at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. Visit us in person or on Facebook.

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The Pastor Says . . .

Are We Happy?

When are we happy? Is it when the news is positive, and the world is at peace? Or if our government is genuinely seeking the welfare of the people? Does happiness diminish when there is talk about people experiencing homelessness in our community and the illegals coming across the border? Are we the happiest when our stocks and real estate investments continue to increase? It may be when we fulfill our desire with a new car or a memorable trip. Even then, however, the level of happiness can be blighted with sickness, death, adversity, or disappointment in others.

Perhaps it is necessary to define the word, (happiness), and ask if it is part of our human destiny. There is a need on the part of our scientific and social media to explore the subject and experience of happiness. The Jerusalem Post and Discovery magazine have featured articles on the subject. It is, without a doubt, a concern that in this age of uncertainty, there is a need to explore this fundamental need of human beings. It is a requirement for our well-being.

What messages for happiness are in the Bible? Does God want us to be happy? He does and shows us the way to happiness.

In both the Bible and human studies, discipline is the first thing that leads to happiness. It is to have the vision of doing what is right. The Bible says it is in keeping God’s law, not doing whatever everyone feels. Discipline is both for the self and others. Without order, there is chaos.

Another essential component of happiness is having strong social relationships. The apostle Paul says we are not to forsake fellowship with others. Jesus Himself needed close relationships with His disciples. Quality relationships with others are necessary for happiness.

A sense of well-being is found in wisdom (Prov. 3:18), knowing what is valid and valuable. Wisdom leads to selfconfidence and openness. It also frees us up to smile more, a fundamental need for the feelings and responses of others.

Believing in God’s blessings of love, forgiveness, and acceptance will give a feeling of all necessary for life’s excitement and happiness.

Finally, though not exclusively, gratitude and giving are always used to free the self up for happiness. Jesus said, “It is more blessed (happy) to give them to receive.”

Pet Parade


Dratini is Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s pet of the week. She’s a 4-yearold, 8-pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Brown and White Tabby coat.

Dratini was taken from a crowded house. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS.) She’s a bold, adventurous, house tiger.

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

Visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas or log on to

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

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

No appointment is needed for this service. Hours are

Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

El Cajon

373 N. Marshall Ave.


3500 Burnet Drive

Oceanside 572 Airport Road

San Diego 5480 Gaines Street

Pet of the Week


Meet large and lovable Claude! Claude has a shy soul and gentle demeanor, so he’ll be most comfortable in a quiet household with a closeknit group of humans who he can build strong bonds with. Claude enjoys the simple things in life: cozy nap spots, gentle pets and a calm voice to reassure him. He’s looking for someone patient who understands that trust takes time. Claude may need a moment to come out of his shell, but once he does, he’s sure to be your cherished, loyal and loving companion. Adopt Claude, not just to give him a home, but to gain a friend who will appreciate every moment with you! Claude (879657) 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.

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It was the spring of 1966 in Richmond Indiana. Our six year old son was playing at a construction site next to our apartment building when he spotted an object partially covered in dirt. He brought it home and when we cleaned it up we found it to be a gold colored medallion with the figure of a woman on one side and an octopus on the other. Over the years we had fun speculating as to where it came from and how it came to be buried in Indiana. It might have belonged to an ancient Minoan priestess who came to grief with the native people while exploring pre-Columbian America. Perhaps it was lost by an alien souvenir hunter from a neighboring galaxy. The possibilities were endless. People often remarked on its unique appearance when Nome wore it. For years this family treasure was a source of endless speculation and mystery. We often discussed researching its provenance but that prospect appeared to involve considerable time and effort so we settled simply for idle and endless specula-

After 25 years working with animals, I still have so much to learn. For example, I never thought a dog wearing a harness in the car was important.

Most of us drive more carefully when we have our kids or our dogs in the car. So why does your dog need to wear a harness or seat belt?

I learned why a few weeks ago. Going through a dark intersection, I saw something on the road. I swerved to avoid hitting it. When

Geezers vs Whippersnappers Part I of II

tion. Then, Nome went and ruined everything.

She had taken the medallion out of her jewelry box and was admiring it as she had done a thousand times before. It occurred to her that she could use “Google Lens” to snap a smart phone picture of the medallion. If a similar object had been discovered, there might be some information about our own family’s unique heirloom. Nome aimed her phone and pushed the button and BOOM! Our unique family treasure was exposed as nothing more than early 20th century costume jewelry valued at $22. Nearly sixty years of family myth and mystery went poof. It reminded me of the betrayal I felt when I learned that my own mom was really “The tooth the fairy.”

The medallion incident served to underscore a fundamental difference between Geezers and Whippersnappers. Geezers, AKA DIs (digital immigrants) were born before 1980 and grew to adulthood before the IW (intelligent Web) arrived in 2001. We “Geezers” built our internal knowledge base and cognizance power through years of formal education and personal experience. Our problem solving ability was limited by our stored knowledge and acquired intelligence. For us the invention of the IW created a marvelous external source of information useful in expanding and enhancing our internal knowledge base.

The Whippersnappers or DNs (digital natives) were born after 1990 and grew to adulthood having in-

stant access to the IW with smart phones, tablets and PCs. DNs regarded the IW to be an adjunct to their own cognitive resources and assimilated it as an extension of their internal data storage and intelligence. For them the IW wasn’t an external resource, it was part of them.

The dramatic change in the way we humans employ our cognitive resources is analogous to the evolution of PCs over the same time period. Prior to 2001, both humans and PCs were essentially stand – alone devices functionally dependent on their internal programming and data storage capabilities. As the broadband IW strengthened and evolved it began to replace the stand alone functionality of PCs by offering faster more efficient applications technology using powerful network servers. This technology largely changed the role of PCs

from stand alone-computers to network I/O terminals. The same data storage capability, speed and effectiveness of network based AI has had a similar effect on the DNs and to the extent that they replace their own cognition with that of the IW, they too have become “Internet terminals.”

The medallion incident illustrates a difference between the way geezers and whippersnappers come to conclusions. We Geezers make assumptions and developed opinions, attitudes and prejudices throughout our lives because trying to determine the objective truth requires more time and energy than we can spare. When uncertainties arise, Whippersnappers go straight to the IW and get an answer. It takes almost no time or effort. There are some downsides and pitfalls to both approaches and we’ll talk about them next week.

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

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John Van Zante’s Critter Corner

Why Would my Dog Need to Wear a Harness in The Car?

I swerved back, I hit the curb. That scared me and terrified my dog, in the back seat.

By the time I got pulled over, my dog had leaped over the seat and was cowering on the floor in the front.

When I opened the door to check for damage, she zipped past me, then ran down the sidewalk and disappeared up a hill and into some trees.

According to TheAutoProfessor. com between a third and half of all American households have at least one dog. Four out of five dog owners travel with their dogs.

Auto Professor says it’s not a good idea to just open the door and let dogs jump in or out. And DO NOT put them in the bed of a truck.

Most experts say you need a seat

belt or harness to keep your dog from moving around the car and distracting the driver. It will also keep a dog from being thrown if you’re in an accident.

In my case, it would have kept my dog safe, in the back seat and she would NOT have run off. Thanks to her tracker, Barbara and I found her five hours later, two miles from where she escaped.

Should you put a seat belt on your dog in the car? Yes! Dogs definitely need to wear seat belts.

• They cut down on distractions to the driver.

• They keep dogs safe during and after an accident.

Since that night, my dog has not been in the car once without her seat belt. She better get used to it.

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Problem Solved from page 6

with, not to mention the long distance. I’ve had numerous “overnight” or “express” packages delayed for various reasons.

UPS has a money-back guarantee, but it’s not that specific. It offers a refund on “certain” services to “selected” destinations. You have to review your order to determine if the money-back guarantee applies. I should note that using the word “free” with the money-back guarantee, as the website now does, is problematic. I’ve never heard of a money-back guarantee that costs anything.

Reaching out to one of the UPS executive contacts on my consumer advocacy site might have helped. A brief, polite email, along with a few tried-and-true methods I’ve developed, might have prompted some action from UPS. After one year, you would think UPS would have given your sister a definitive “yes” or “no.” Instead, she just had the promise of a UPS store manager that she would get a full refund -- but she didn’t.

It’s possible that your UPS package wasn’t eligible for a moneyback guarantee and that the store manager spoke out of turn. In that case, someone should have let your sister know that a refund was out of the question. (And even if UPS had said that, I would have still taken your case.)

I contacted UPS on your behalf. The company responded shortly afterward and promised to investigate your claim. UPS issued your sister a full $338 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 at https://

© 2023 Christopher Elliott.

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from sturdy farm stock who had learned how to be thrifty and invest wisely. It didn’t hurt that she had a creative imagination and a talent with colors, arrangements, etc. It didn’t hurt that her parents encouraged her to dream and to work hard to bring those dreams to fruition. But it also was a plus that she had the good fortune to be born and raised in the Regina, Saskatchewan area.

Since Wayne’s death Verna has expanded the real property she own

Oceanside’s Taste of Spring Supports Local Businesses

Formerly known as “Mother’s Day is Sweet,” Taste of Spring reminisces on the flavors of Taste of Oceanside but with a refreshing springtime twist. Our new spring tasting and shopping event was created to support local restaurants, retail businesses, breweries, and wineries by encouraging residents and visitors to eat and shop local. Indulge in the sweet and savory flavors of Downtown Oceanside featuring the city’s restaurants and shops, as well as Oceanside breweries, wineries, and artisan sweet makers. Taste of Spring will take place in the Downtown District on Saturday, April 20 from 2-5 p.m. with over 25 taste and sip stops. Bring the whole family to

our spring tasting event for a discounted family ticket! Tickets are on sale now! They will be available online until 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Tickets are limited to 500. Check-in will begin at 1 p.m. on the day of the event at the Civic Center Fountain in front of the Oceanside Public Library at 330 N. Coast High-

way. This event is rain or shine.

Adult tickets are $30 for food only and $45 for food and beverage. Children’s tickets are $15. Family Pack (two adults and two kids) are at a discounted price of $100. On the day of Family Pack tickets are $120. Adult ticket prices go up by $5. Children’s tickets remain $15.

Apply early bird discount code “SPRING” for $5 off any tickets or family pack, valid from March 1 to March 14.

Buy tickets at

or controls. The estate where she lives encompasses some 245 acres where she raises 75-80 head of cattle. That land was turning $30,000 per year with alfalfa, she converted to cattle ranching which was much more profitable.

The family farm, on which her parents still live, has grown to be thousands of acres.

She was nominated this year by the Bank of Montreal for the Regina YWCA Woman of Distinction. As a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society she was named one of the 10 Most Wanted Business People in Regina in a “Jail and Bail”. She raised $6000.

She fits the mold beautifully of someone who has attained success. Be born with or acquire a talent or skill that you enjoy, pursue it as a career, dedicate yourself to it and don’t worry about the money. The money and success will follow. Be in a good marketplace. Have the courage to go out and sell yourself and your talent. Charge an appropriate price for the talent. Do not sell yourself and/or your talent inexpensively. Learn to handle adversity and bounce back. Finally, she has learned to enjoy her success and the perquisites it brings. Still, she hasn’t changed much, if at all. She is still driven to be on the go, organizing, thinking, planning. She does, however, allow herself to sleep in occasionally, and to spend plenty of time with her beloved birds, her menagerie of adopted dogs, and to enjoy life with her long time companion, Richard Schneider. They have discussed marriage, but that may wait awhile. “We’re so busy doing things, designing things, enjoying life. It is meant to be, it will be. Right now I’m very happy.”

Ultimately, that is the true test of success.

Letters from page 4

stands for, and the many who died to let it fly, so I stand during our National Anthem - so I must be a right-wing-radical.

Strangely, it seems this all took place over the last decade! And if this isn’t enough to deal with, now I don’t even know which restroom to use; damn, just when it seems I have to go more frequently!

Here’s to all of us who are old & in the way!

God bless America, Israel, and you! Angelo Caruso ***

Lyle, your Reagan-Magic Castle cover story is the latest buzz on the internet!! We wanted to know what the hell everyone was excited about so we went over to J&M Restaurant to grab a few copies but they were COMPLETELY OUT!!!! Considering the huge stacks you normally put there, well that seems impossible that every single copy was gone!!!!! My friend said “Don’t worry, let’s head over to Charlie’s Family Restaurant ‘cause there’s always a huge stack and I know there’ll be copies!” Went to Charlie’s and there were ZERO COPIES of your Reagan-Magic Castle story there!!!!! This must be the MOTHER OF ALL STORIES cause the internet was chatting over it, then the neighbors, and well -- we’ll try looking elsewhere tomorrow! The next time I run into Friedrich I’m gonna tell him in German (my maiden surname is Hauser) just how disappointed we were in failing to find copies of his story!!!

Sad and Left out In Escondido, Maria Elena Contreras.

Editor: Great news Maria, you can read The Paper online at

Historically Speaking from page 7

ers merge. Allen wanted to use the name “Fort Raccoon” however the War Department preferred Fort Des Moines. The fort was built to control the Sauk and Meskwaki tribes, whom the U.S. government had moved to the area from their traditional lands in eastern Iowa. The fort was abandoned in 1846 after the Sauk and Meskwaki tribes were again moved to the Indian (Oklahoma) Territory.

Settlers soon occupied the abandoned fort and nearby areas. On Sept. 22, 1851, Des Moines was incorporated as a city, the charter was approved by voters on Oct. 18, of that year. In 1857, the name “Fort Des Moines” was shortened to “Des Moines,” and it was designated as the second state capital. The previous capital was Iowa City. Growth was slow during the Civil War period, but the city exploded in size and importance after a railroad link was completed in 1866.

Early in the 20th century a new Army facility was established as the Fort Des Moines Provisional Army Officer Training School, which became a military base and training facility. It was established near the original fort. In 1901, the base trained African-American officers for the U.S. Army during World War I and was where women first began training for Army service in 1942 as part of the “Women’s Army Corps” (WACs) during World War II. In 1974, surviving older portions of the base were declared a National Historic Landmark in recognition of its vast history.

The growth of Des Moines’ outlying suburbs has continued, and the overall metropolitan-area population presently is more than 700,000. Today Des Moines is a major center of the insurance industry and has a sizable financial-services and publishing business base.

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from page 5

• USA (1985–1986)

• ABC (1986–1987)

• CNBC (1989–1996)

• Olympia Broadcasting (syndicated radio show, 1986–1990)

• Turner Classic Movies (2006–2007)

During a recent television discussion with Mel Brooks, Cavett started talking about health expert J.I. Rodale, publisher of Today’s Health. You may recall that Rodale was the person who died during a Cavett Show taping in 1971. It was fascinating to see that Mel Brooks thought Cavett was using the standard slang to describe a comedian “dying” on stage. Several exchanges went back and forth before Brooks understood that Cavett was talking about a guest who actually did drop dead during a talk show.

For The New York Times, Cavett wrote a compelling memoir of the 1971 incident. But don’t stop when you get to the end. The comments that follow offer a remarkable prismatic look into the nature of memory, since some recall watching that show even though it never aired. See Mar-

shall Ephron “What Happened on the Dick Cavett Show” and Mark Evanier’s “Dying on Television” for different angles on Rodale’s death.

http://opinionator.blogs. when-that-guy-died-on-myshow/#more-20

Cavett is a fascinating figure in the whole history of that time period. He did a show that was on in a highly-competitive time slot for six years. (Joey Bishop, who he replaced, lasted for less than half that time.) Cavett’s program was profitable for its network and it won great critical acclaim and awards at a time when very little on ABC was even in contention for any of that. Still, it was viewed by many as a failure because it somehow failed to move a man named Johnny Carson to the unemployment lines. What I’ve gleaned of the history is that that’s about all Cavett did wrong. Today, there is little shame to finishing a respectable second in your time slot as long as your show makes money. Back then, if you didn’t finish first, you were expected to concede abject failure and collapse onto your sword. And of course, what replaced Cavett got lower

ratings and the network lost cash in that slot until years later when Ted Koppel and the Hostage Crisis moved into it, thereby begatting Nightline. I believe some ABC execs were later quoted as saying they should have just left him on and spent more on promotion.

One of Mr. Cavett’s books is called Talk Show, also available at

“Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and OffScreen Secrets.” The co-author of “Cavett” (1974) and “Eye on Cavett” (1983)

Mr. Cavett lives in New York City and Montauk, N.Y.

Mark Evanier, who has a fascinating blog ( dealing with show busines said of Cavett: “When I see some of the amateurs and inept provocateurs who manage to get an hour of cable time, at least for a few ratings periods, I wonder why no one has offered Dick Cavett one of those time slots. Maybe he wouldn’t want it but nothing the man ever did on television was not worth watching. The last time he had such a show, much of his old roster of guests was

still available and he did shows with them that were interesting... but pale, anticlimactic versions of earlier, better conversations. Now, almost all of those folks are gone and I think it would be interesting to drop the guy into a new world of talking heads and see what happened. It might be exciting but even if it wasn’t, he couldn’t get lower numbers than Tucker Carlson or Glenn Beck.”

It’s a shame that it’s been so long since television has found a place for Cavett.

Back in 2007, Clive James, the famed Australian author, essayist, critic, and broadcaster analyzed Cavett: As a true sophisticate with a daunting intellectual range, Cavett was the most distinguished talk-show host in America, if sophistication and an intellectual breadth were what you wanted.

A small, handsome man with an incongruously deep voice, Cavett was deadpan in the sense that he had no special face to signify a funny remark. He just said

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Cavett from page 13

it, the way that the best conversational wits always do. He was by far the wittiest of the American television talk-show hosts, most of whom have always been dependent on their writers.

Although his shows did not attract a wide audience, remaining in third place in the ratings behind Carson and Merv Griffin, he earned a reputation as “the thinking man’s talk show host” and received favorable reviews from critics. As a talk show host, Cavett has been noted for his ability to listen to his guests and engage them in intellectual conversation.

He is also known for his ability to remain calm and mediate between contentious guests, and for his deep, resonant voice, unusual for a man of his stature (5’7”).

The first question I asked Cavett was . . . “why in the hell are you not on television?”

Cavett: “Good question. And I don’t have an answer for it. Do you have any contacts?”

Me. “Oh, yes, here in Escondido, California, I have all kinds of show biz contacts.”

You know, I’ve always admired your work. But I’m wondering if you DID have a show today . . . who would you have to make for interesting guests? There is no more Groucho Marx, no more Lucille Ball, no more John Lennon, no more Norman Mailer, no more Truman Capote .. . all of the celebrities today are kinda . . . blah!”

Cavett: “Funny, I was asking myself that very question the other day; we really had a golden era of master showmen, colorful characters, memorable artists and political figures. Today, it seems there are just so many young actors out to plug their latest book. Do you suppose all the ‘real stars’ are gone?”

Me. Well, if anyone can find them and bring out the best in them in an interview format, you can.

Cavett: “Well, sad to say, nothing is in the works.”

Sources: Personal interview with Mr. Cavett on Wednesday, February 9th. Mark Evanier’s blog:

The secret art of the talk-show host By Clive James Friday, Feb. 9, 2007 - Slate Magazine http:// Cavett


from page 3

holding a special Celtic service. We will be utilizing some Celtic blessings and have a special presentation of Celtic music. The services will be at 8:30 and 10:00. An Irish brunch will follow the 10:00 service. All are welcome. (760)7447667 ***

Flower Fields Fun, Wine Tasting, and Bouquets March 23

Carlsbad Flower Fields

With the purchase of a general admission ticket, experience giant bubble making, national yo-yo champions, and countless other activities! Get set to be amazed by the BMX Freestyle Team’s actionpacked stunt show. Most of the Kid’s Day activities are covered by admission.

Enjoy an intimate wine experience with Advanced Sommelier Lamar Engel. Savor premium wines and food bites paired with live music. From classic reds and rosé to dynamic whites; our wines will be hand-selected by our sommeliers and will highlight celebrated Californian wine-growing regions. Take in the moment amongst the 50 acres of ranunculus flowers as the sunsets over the ocean.

Take home a piece of the worldfamous Flower Fields in Carlsbad with a bouquet of ranunculus. Whether you’re miles away and craving a touch of The Flower Fields or you’re a regular visitor each Spring, sharing and enjoying these blooms has never been easier.

Weekday Wellness & Fun for Seniors

11am - Noon

McClellan Senior Center

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect, have fun, and

make new memories with fellow seniors. Mark your calendars and join us for a fulfilling and enjoyable time at McClellan Senior Center! For more information, call 760.643.5288. ***

Escondido Library Events

239 S Kalmia St, Escondido

Artify Your Life

March 28 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Turrentine Room • Adults

Local artist Lisa McCague of Beautiful Day Calligraphy will teach new artistic skills using a brush and paint to customize a household object to take home. Registration is required. To register, visit https://


Persian New Year Celebration

March 30 • 3 to 4pm

Turrentine Room • All Ages

The Persian Culture Center partners with the Escondido Public Library to celebrate Persian New Year. Learn about Nowruz and Persian culture with traditional Persian live music by Niloufar Shiri, dance performances from the Iranian School of San Diego dance academy, crafts, and Persian refreshments.

½ Price Sale in the Friends Bookshop

March 29th & 30th

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

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

LIFE at MiraCosta College

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

A Lifelong Learning Group

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

March 15: 1:00 SONGS Decommissioning Update, (San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) Kevin Sheek Emergency Preparedness Advisor This presentation will cover the operation and current decommissioning of SONGS as well as what the community can expect in the short and long-term for the site.

March 15: 2:30 Theatre Design and Technology: Tradition Meets Innovation Sean Fanning, MCC Faculty Theatre Design and Tech-

nology Professor Sean Fanning discusses his career as a freelance theatrical scenic designer and showcases the work being done with student interns in the Theatre program.


March 29: 1:00 Content Creation in a Changing World Steven Breen, Cartoonist Currently at Inewsource Steve Breen will discuss the changing world of journalism, his new home at Inewsource and what the future looks like for cartooning and visual storytelling.

March 29: 2:30 Heart of the Zoo: All About Chuck Kathi Diamant, Director of Publishing San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and Georgeanne Irvine, Author Kathi Diamant will talk about her awardwinning book “Heart of the Zoo: How San Diego Zoo Director, Chuck Bieler Earned His Stripes”. Accompanying Kathi will be Chuck Bieler and Georgeanne Irvine who will share an entertaining PowerPoint about Chuck’s history with the zoo.

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


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

* Speaker has books or CDs for sale.


Cardiff Farmers Market

Every Saturday • 10am - 2pm

Cardiff 101 Mainstreet Association is hosting a weekly Farmers Market every Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Located at MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus, the new farmers market is a Certified California Farmers Market, featuring locally sourced produce sold by local farmers. The Cardiff Farmers Market will also have an array of related food products and prepared food vendors, along with a curated group of makers and craft vendors.

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STATEMENT 2024-9001903

The name of the business: Warake Cab, located at 1820 Melrose Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant

Shawil Warake Alabo, 1820 Melrose Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business:


/s/ Shawil Warake Alabo with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/25/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


Case No. 37-2023-00040309- PR-LA-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 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 Robert Kegley Schmorleitz, a Petition for Probate has been filed by Erin K. Schmorleitz in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse.

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

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

Date: April 18, 2024

Time: 1:30 pm

Dept: 503

Address of court: Same as noted above.

If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general 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: Randolph W. Ortlieb, Esq.

225 E. 3rd Avenue Escondido, CA 92025


DOP: 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003683

The name of the business: Kent’s Bromeliad Nursery, Inc., located at 1473 Sunset Drive, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant elevate Living Design, Inc., 1054 Mar vista Dr., Vista, CA 92081. This business is

operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 9/13/2023

/s/ Zachary Herrill, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/16/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024



Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above-named decedent, that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the San Diego County Superior Court, at 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA 92101, in Case No. 37-2023-00040309-PR-LA-CTL, and mail a copy to Randolph W. Ortlieb, Esq., attorney for Petitioner Erin Schmorleitz, at 225 E. 3rd Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025, within the later of four months after February 22, 2024 (the date of the first publication of notice to creditors) or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. for your protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. Randolph W. Ortlieb, Esq., at 225 E. 3rd Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025.

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


The name of the business: Flynn

Real Estate Group, Coast to Coast ADR, located at 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., #400, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Robert H Flynn, 100 E. San Marcos Blvd., #400, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 2/1/2024

/s/ Robert H Flynn with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/15/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003682

The name of the business: Oceanside Cab, Oceanside Taxi, located at 459 Vandegrift Blvd., Apt. 92, Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Kweli Jeuri Hall, 459 Vandegrift Blvd., Apt. 92, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Kweli Hall with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/16/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


The name of the business: S&E Cleaning Services, located at 920 Sagewood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Sindy Maria Guevara, 920 Sagewood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 2/1/2024

/s/ Edward William Erdmann with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/8/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003049

The name of the business: Financial Fitness Group, located at 501 W. Broadway, Ste A-158, San Diego, CA 92101. Registrant Precision Information, LLC, 501 W. Broadway, Ste A-158, San Diego, CA 92101. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 9/1/2014

/s/ Joseph M. Saarl, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/25/2024 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


The name of the business: Ailurophile, located at 715 E. 7th Ave., Escondido, CA 92025. Registrant Sabrina Ashley Lopez, 715 E. 7th

Ave., Escondido, CA 92025. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Sabrina Lopez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/13/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003234

The name of the business: Mint Global Consultants LLC, located at 2260 Monarch Ridge Circle, El Cajon, CA 92019. Registrant Mint Global Consultants LLC, 2260 Monarch Ridge Circle, El Cajon, CA 92019. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 2/9/2024 /s/ Lita Laguire, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 12/9/2024 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003686

The name of the business: Chuck’s Tire Center, located at 6221 Yarew Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Registrant Tires By The Sea LLC, 6221 Yarrow Dr., #E, Carlsbad, CA 92011. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 2/13/2024

/s/ Darryle Fernandez, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/16/2024

2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003784

The name of the business: Escanor Academy, locatd at 5094 Caspian Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Donovan Dustin Del, 5094 Caspian Drive, Oceanside CA 92057. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 2/20/2024

/s/ Donovan Del with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/20/2024

2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003675

The name of the business: Max Services Group, located at 2160 Coast Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Peter C Whittet, 2160 Coast Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 10/1/2011 /s/ Peter C. Whittet with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/20/2024

2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9003638

The name of the business: Homeland Real Estate Brokerge, Inc., located at 411 E. Carmel St., San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Homeland Real Estate Brokerage, Inc., 411 E. Carmel St., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 5/1/1989

/s/ Sandra Blaney, Vice President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/16/2024

2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024

Salazar, 4332 Louisiana St., Apt. A, San Diego, CA 92104. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 12/15/2023 /s/ Jesus A. Carico Salazar with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Re-


The name of the business: 1850 Realty, 1850 Escrow - A NonIndependant Broker Escrow, 1850 Realty Limited Function Referral Office, located at 16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Ste 7, San Diego, CA 92128. Registrant Consolidated Collaborations, 16787 Bernardo Center Drive, Ste 7, San Diego, CA 92128. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 2/6/2014

/s/ Eric Farrar, Vice President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/22/2024

2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024


The name of the business: AA Fine Finish Painting, located at 4173 Kimberly Lane, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Andrew Anthony Garcia, 4173 Kimberly Lane, Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Andrew Anthony Garcia with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/14/2024 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024


The name of the business: Official Fiesta Imports,, Little Mexico Shop, Sidrey, Official Fiesta Wholesale, Of Boutique, Shop Memo Thrift, located at 815 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA 92102. Registrant Isidro Reyes, 2801 B St., PMB 204, San Diego, CA 92102. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of

Foothill Dr., Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Veronica Hernandez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/4/2024

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024


The name of the business: Hoya Plants 4U, located at 2003 S. El Camino Real, Suite 116, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Sylvia M. Perez, 2003 S. El Camino Real, Suite 116, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Sylvia M. Perez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/1/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024


The name of the business: Rammark Publishing, located at 1592 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Ramsey Marcus Tuell, 1592 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 8/19/2000 /s/ Ramsey M. Tuell with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/13/2024

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024


The name of the business: Eana Designs, located at 738 Valley Crest Drive, Vista, CA 92084. Registrant Javier Zavala, 738 Valley Crest Drive, Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 9/1/2023

/s/ Javier Zavala with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/7/2024

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024


The name of the business: On-TheGo Garage, located at 714 Holzapple Lane, Apt 242, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Justin Marino, 714 Holzapple Lane, apt 242, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/6/2024 /s/ Justin Marino with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/5/2024

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024


(A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000).

/s/Nicole Meyer, CEO

This statement was filed with the San Diego Recorder/County clerk on 3/6/2024.

3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024




SONS: Petitioners Quynhnhi Dodderidge and Jacob Dodderidge filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Last name: Phan Dodderidge First Name: Bodhi Middle Name: Jackson to Proposed name: Last name: Dodderidge First name: Bodhi Jackson Middle name: Phan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.


Date: 4/26/2024, 8:30 am, in Dept.

25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. No hearing will occur on above date, see attachment. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated March 6, 2024 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024




SONS: Petitioner Marina Ivanovna Hrytskevich filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Marina Ivanovna Hrytskevich to Proposed name Marina Kozyryev.

THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.


Date: 4/19/2024, 8:30 am, in Dept.

25 The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. No hearing will occur on above date, see attachment. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated March 6, 2024 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003453 The name of the business: La Costa Seashore Apartments, located at 7552 Gibraltar Street, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Registrant HILP-Apartments LLC, 10490 Camino Del Venado, Valley Center, CA 92082. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 3/22/2019 /s/ Harold CJ Coykendall, President of Harold Investments, Inc., a California Corporation, Manager with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/16/2024 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003764 The name of the business: Cole Realty & Mortgage, Cole & Associates, located at 240 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., #109, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Cole Realty & Mortgage Inc., 240 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., #109, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 1/1/1987 /s/ Linda Cole, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/20/2024 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003421 The name of the business: Sun Point Remodeling, located at 4332 Loiisiana St., Apt. A, San Diego, CA 92104. Registrant Jesus A. Carico
corder of San Diego on 2/14/2024 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2024
business: 2/29/2024 /s/ Isidro Reyes with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/29/2024 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/2024
name of the business: Romeos Car Wash, located at 352 N. Santa Fe Ave., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Toma and Saco Vista Inc., 825 N. Imperial Ave., El Centro, CA 92243. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 2/14/2024 /s/ Michael Toma, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/22/2024 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9004001 The name of the business: AD Wash & Fold, located at 1902 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92109. Registrant Ana Lilia Estrada, 1902 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92109. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Ana Lila Estrada with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/22/2024 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9004887 The name of the business: Succulent Artworks, located at 778 Avenida Leon, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Julia Hillier, 778 Avenida Leon, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/7/2019 /s/ Julia Hillier with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/5/2024 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9004792 The name of the business: North County SD Cleaning Services, Located at 1639 Foothill Dr., Vista, CA 92084. Registrant Veronica Hernandez, 1639
BUSINESS NAME: 2024-9004939 Harmony And Horses, located at 931 Vale View Drive, Vista, CA 92081. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 9/18/2023 and assigned file no. 2023-9019089. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Nicole Meyer Stabler BCBA, 931 Vale View Drive, Vista, CA 92081. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.
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