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FONTAINEBLEAU LAS VEGAS

Iconic Luxury Debuts on North End of Strip

In 1941, Thomas E. Hull’s car broke down on Highway 91 at the corner of what is now Las Vegas Boulevard and Sahara Avenue. Sitting on the side of the road, and being a businessman who managed hotels in California, he looked around and thought, “This would be a great place for a resort and casino.”

Once home, he told his associates… they bought some land at that location… and in 1941 built El Rancho Vegas Hotel and Casino. It was the first (but not last) major resort on the Strip.

Vegas Then and Now

Highway 91, renamed Las Vegas Boulevard, soon flourished into a series of famous 1950s-era iconic casino resorts lining a neondrenched thoroughfare.

Vegas is a city like no other… constantly reinventing, rebuilding and rediscovering what it takes to

be the entertainment capital of the world and the innovator and leader in world-class luxurious hospitality… and today, driving that same North end of the Strip where it all began, one passes even bigger and better spectacular new world-class casino resorts.

Venetian and Palazzo are now where the 1950s Sands once stood,

Wynn and Encore replaced the iconic Dunes, Resorts Worlds was once the famous Stardust and in place of the original Thunderbird Hotel and Casino – at 2777 South Las Vegas Boulevard – is a towering 67-story blue glass building… the latest in a new era of iconic Las Vegas luxury… destined to be the innovative leader in, once again, redefining the ever-evolving enter-

tainment capital of the world.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas

After a long and arduous 16-year development, the long-awaited and highly-anticipated iconic Fontainebleau brand has arrived on the Las Vegas Strip.

The December opening of the Fontainebleau Las Vegas unveiled a spectacular property second to none and, as a tribute to the legacy of the original famed Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, seamlessly connects the past, present and future of luxury hospitality that visitors have come to expect.

Now the tallest occupiable building in Nevada, the 67-story $3.7 billion Fontainebleau skyscraper, situated on 25-acres, reflects the grandeur of its heritage at every turn and each of the luxurious 3,644 rooms and designer suites offers a unique blend of timeless elegance and lavish contemporary splendor that is unique to Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas location is a longheld vision of Fontainebleau Development’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Soffer. “For almost 70-years, the Fontainebleau brand has defined luxury hospitality with innovation, sophistication and opulence,” he states, “and now Las Vegas represents an exciting new chapter in our storied legacy.”

“We are thrilled to introduce many of the world-class amenities we are known for in Miami, ,” he adds, “and in the new Fontainebleau Las Vegas, these concepts… along with the dynamic spirit of the Strip… create an unmatched destination that is the best of all worlds, promising an extraordinary, one-of-akind experience for every guest.”

Iconic Las Vegas 2.0

Once through the dramatic portecochère entrance, visitors and guests are surrounded with stunning design that artfully blends art deco and modern at every turn.

Guests initially have immediate access to VIP registration, with an

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intimate arrival experience that allows the option of going directly to one’s room without passing through the casino.

Enticing pathways also offer guests an option that leads from the lobby to, and through, the lavish 155,000 square-foot casino – with 1,300 cutting-edge slot machines and 128 popular table games – under dramatically-styled high ceilings 42-feet overhead.

Around the perimeter, there are 35 luxury retailers and premium shops located on two levels overlooking the exciting gaming action below and a select curated portfolio of 36 world-class restaurants and bars strategically placed all throughout.

Famous chefs and restaurateurs include Chefs Gabriela Camara, Evan Funke and Josh Capon along with acclaimed Restaurateurs David Grutman and Alan Yau, to name but a few, in addition to an array of Fontainebleau-original dining concepts, such as: Café Cuto (upscale European coffees), Chyna Club (eclectic Chinese cuisine), Ito Sushi (with a top-floor view) and La Côte (echoing the French Riviera).

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle

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

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He vent to da emergency room in the Clinik and vhen he got dar da Norsky doctor looked at Ole and said, “Okie dokie, let’s have da finkers and I’ll see vhat I can do.”

Ole said, “I haven’t got da finkers.”

“Vhat do you mean, you hafen’t got da finkers?” he said. “Lordy- it’s 2013 and Ive’s got microsurgery and all kinds of incredible surgery techniques. I could hafe put dem back on and made you like new!

Vhy didn’t you brink da finkers?”

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There is also casual dining in the European-style piazza Promenade food hall… and a formidable collection of 13 amazing bars and lounges, ranging from The Tavern and Azul (Mexican drink favorites) to the central Bleau Bar (in the casino), Collins (named Miami’s Collins Avenue with sophisticated classic cocktails) and Vida (styled after the famed Fontainebleau original in Miami Beach)… all sure to please.

Day and Night Entertainment

The expertise of two industry-

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Two old Jewish men, Sid and Abe, are sitting in a Mexican restaurant one day.

Sid asks Abe, “Do you know if any people of our ancestry were ever born and raised in Mexico?”

Abe replies, “I don’t know, let’s ask our waiter.”

When the waiter arrives, Abe asks, “Are there any Mexican Jews?”

The waiter says, “I don’t know senor, I ask the cooks.”

He returns from the kitchen after a few minutes and says, “No senor, the cook say no Mexican Jews.”

Abe isn’t satisfied and asks, “Are you absolutely sure?”

The waiter, realizing he is dealing with “Gringos” replies, “I check once again, senor,” and goes back into the kitchen.

While the waiter is away, Sid says, “I find it hard to believe that there are no Jews in Mexico. Our people are scattered everywhere.”

The waiter returns and says, “Senor, the head cook Manuel, he say

leading nightlife developers – David Grutman and Groot Hospitality – collaborated with the Las Vegas Fontainebleau in-house team to create a unique experience that takes guests on an immersive journey – both day and night – through the resort’s 50,000 square-foot nightlife venue and 35,000 square-foot day club.

The dramatic three-level 3,800 seat BleauLive theatre offers starstudded entertainment for which Las Vegas is known.

There are also endless luxury amenities where guests can relax

there is no Mexican Jews.”

“Are you certain?” Abe asks again. “I just can’t believe there are no Mexican Jews!”

“Senor, I ask EVERYONE,” replies the exasperated waiter. “All we have is Orange Jews, Grape Jews, Prune Jews, Tomato Jews, and Apple Jews, but no Mexican Jews.”

Harry Edsel Smith of Albany , New York : Born 1903--Died 1942. Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the car was on the way down. It was.

In a Thurmont, Maryland , cemetery: Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up and no place to go.

On the grave of Ezekial Aikle in East Dalhousie Cemetery, Nova Scotia : Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102.. Only The Good Die Young..

In a London , England cemetery: Here lies Ann Mann, Who lived an old maid but died an old Mann. Dec. 8, 1767

In a Ribbesford, England , cemetery: Anna Wallace The children of Israel wanted bread, And the Lord sent them manna.. Clark Wallace wanted a wife, And the

and refresh, such as the cuttingedge 55,000 square-foot Lapis Spa and Wellness… and the spacious 14,000 square foot Fitness Center, with the latest in performance-based exercise equipment and experienced personal trainers… in addition to an exquisite six-acre elevated outdoor area, with five bars and two restaurants surrounding the luxurious pictureperfect signature Fontainebleau pool inspired by the original in Miami Beach.

Meeting and Conventions

Business is also on the agenda and, in addition to being adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center, there is over a half million squarefeet of flexible meeting and event space located across five different levels.

This includes a 105,000 squarefoot ballroom (one of the largest in Las Vegas) that is easily divisible for conventions, trade shows and special events of all size.

There is also 62,000 square-feet of additional space that can be used for pre-functions and to create up to 57 break-out rooms for smaller meetings and special sessions.

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Devil sent him Anna.

In a Ruidoso, New Mexico , cemetery: Here lies Johnny Yeast.... Pardon him for not rising.

In a Uniontown, Pennsylvania , cemetery: Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake. Stepped on the gas instead of the brake.

In a Silver City , Nevada , cemetery: Here lays The Kid. We planted him raw. He was quick on the trigger But slow on the draw.

A lawyer’s epitaph in England : Sir John Strange. Here lies an honest lawyer, and that is Strange.

John Penny’s epitaph in the Wimborne, England , cemetery: Reader, if cash thou art in want of any, Dig 6 feet deep and thou wilt find a Penny.

In a cemetery in Hartscombe , England : On the 22nd of June, Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.

Anna Hopewell’s grave in Enosburg Falls , Vermont : Here lies the body of our Anna, Done to death by a banana. It wasn’t the fruit that laid her low, But the skin of the thing that made her go.

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The dramatic porte-cochère entrance.

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Focus Shifting North

After many decades, the focus and attention of Las Vegas – and those of its guests – has once again shifted to the North end of the Strip where wonderful new visions and introductions are creating an even more exciting Entertainment Capital of the World.

What began in 2021, with the opening of Resorts World and the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new West Hall (with Elan Musk’s futuristic underground Vegas Loop Tunnels transporting passengers down below) – as well as this year’s debut of the amazing first-ever dazzling Sphere – underscore that this once passe’ end of the Strip is now on an undeniable winning steak with no end in sight.

Additional projects bring a renewed vibrance to light, as well, such as a planned circular bridge and walkway – just beyond the Fontainebleau – spanning the intersection of Sahara and Las Vegas Boulevard that will provide traf-

fic-free access for pedestrians to all four corners… and just beyond that are the beautiful new lighted arches providing a seamless welcome to downtown and the City of Las Vegas… with much more, sure to come, all just around the corner.

“It’s always exciting when a new resort comes online and adds to the beautiful tapestry that is Las Vegas,” says Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman. “I’m looking forward to seeing what the Fontainebleau has to offer.”

Today, driving past the same location where Thomas Hull’s car broke down some 80-years ago, one can’t help thinking… “Yes, this is a great place for such a wonderful new resort and casino.”

Don Logay is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-inChief of three national magazines. Today he writes luxury lifestyle articles for numerous publications. He can be reached at (949) 2404444 or press@donlogay.com.

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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.

Feb 23 1:00 MCC Theatre Production “Anything Goes” Tracy Williams, MCC Staff and MCC Students. racy Williams and her students will give us insight into this musical where we will cruise with them on a hilarious romp wrapped up in one of Cole Porter’s most magical scores.

Feb 23 2:30 A Survey of Past, Current and Future Directions of Artificial Intelligence Dr. Gary Fogel. Dr. Fogel will review the history of different approaches to computational intelligence, previous and current-use examples and some thoughts on where AI is going in the future. Learn about amazing advances in computing especially in the areas of healthcare and thoughts about human-machine symbiosis.

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.bEmail: life.miracosta@ gmail.com

To Donate to the LIFE Scholarship Fund: Write a check to MiraCosta College Foundation; Mail it to: 1 Barnard Dr., MS 7; Oceanside, CA 92056. In the memo area put: LIFE Scholarship Fund. Or go to: https://foun-

dation.miracosta.edu/donatenow and you can donate online. There is a “drop down” box to indicate the donation will be credited to the LIFE Scholarship Fund. * Speaker has books or CDs for sale. ***

Hidden Valley Community Concert Assoc.

Presents Duetto February 25 • 2pm 1800 N. Broadway, Escondido

Duetto will take you on a wonderful journey at 2 pm on Sunday, February 25, 2024. Victoria Robertson and Bernard Bermudez accompanied by a pianist will sing popular hits and classic ballads...Tonight, Tonight, Besame Mucho, All I Ask of You, Maria, Granada, Fly Me to the Moon, O Sole Mio, Phantom of the Opera, and many more of your favorites. Performance will be at The First Congregational Church, 1800 North Broadway, Escondido. Children 12 and under are free, Students thru college $10.00, Seniors, Veterans, and active-military, $20.00, Adults $20.00. Tickets available at 1 pm...doors open at 1:30 pm. The Hidden Valley Community Concert Association is presenting this concert...having done over 300 since 1945. . www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info. www.duettoinconcert.com

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The luxurious signature Fontainebleau pool is inspired by the original in Miami Beach. Guests have an intimate arrival experience that allows the option of going directly to one’s room without passing through the casino.

City Of Carlsbad Announces Retirement Of Police Chief Mickey Williams

Assistant Police Chief To Take Over In April

The City of Carlsbad announced the retirement of Police Chief Mickey Williams, effective April 15, and named Assistant Police Chief Christie Calderwood to be his successor.

“Chief Williams has led the Carlsbad Police Department into the era of modern law enforcement,” said Carlsbad City Manager Scott Chadwick. “By prioritizing trust, transparency and the responsible use of technology, Chief Williams has created a culture in the department focused on continuous improvement and an exceptional level of service.”

Williams, who has served as chief since 2021, began his career at the City of Carlsbad 29 years ago. As chief, Williams has become known for ushering in greater use of technology, increasing community collaboration and working with regional law enforcement agencies on solutions to today’s law enforcement challenges.

Under Chief Williams’ leadership, the Carlsbad Police Department has aligned with the national framework of 21st Century Policing, developed through a Presidential task force

Man About Town

You will notice this week’s cover story is an impressive one, dealing with the beautiful Fontainbleau Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas.

However, you don’t have to make the five hour drive to Vegas . . . we have our own outstanding hotel/casino right here in North County, Valley View Casino in Valley Center.

We are proud to welcome them as one our major clients as they begin their advertising/marketing campaign in North County and have chosen The Paper as the means of getting the word out about their facility, their hotel, their gaming, and many other features.

Much more information about Valley View Casino to follow in coming issues!

in response to the growing need to change the relationship between law enforcement and the communities it serves.

In 2020, he led Carlsbad’s response to Black Lives Matter demonstrations, working closely with organizers to create a safe and respectful environment. He later worked with law enforcement agencies in the region on a model de-escalation policy, which has since been adopted countywide. Williams also oversaw the city’s engagement with the community on the issues of civilian oversight and homelessness.

Assistant Chief Christie Calderwood joined the City of Carlsbad Police Department 17 years ago and has served as second in command under Chief Williams for the past two years. She has hands on experience in every aspect of law enforcement, including investigations, patrol and administration. In 2016, she was responsible for developing and supervising the department’s newly formed Crime Suppression Team, an innovative approach that pairs data analytics with on the ground intelligence to effectively deploy de-

Olde Tyme Blogs and the Facebook Equivalent . . .

I recall a time when my eldest son, Scott, was cleaning out the garage and came across some of my genealogical records. Among the items were two journals kept by cousins of mine who have been a long time gone, in the company of the Invisible Choir.

One journal, by Christopher Tollefson, was from 1899 to 1902; his journal also had birth-dates of all family members, including his father from April of 1835. Another cousin kept a separate journal from 1901 through 1907. That cousin moved to Spokane, Washington. Yet another cousin, not part of either journal but mentioned in one, went to Talkeetna, Alaska, where he was one of the pioneers not only of that town but of Alaska in general.

Both journals allow us a look at what life was like back then. Not only did they not have email or the internet . . they didn’t have telephones or indoor plumbing!

What they had was . . . parties! Almost always as someone’s farm or house in town; sometimes in barns.

And a lot of hard work . . . threshing, plowing, putting up buildings, whether a house, a barn, or a chicken coop.

And travel? Horse and buggy. What was the equivalent of today’s

partment resources where they are needed most.

Calderwood also led the way for new officer wellness initiatives for the Police Department, directing and supporting programs focused on the physical and mental health of officers.

According to Calderwood, a longtime Carlsbad resident and graduate of La Costa Canyon High School, becoming chief will provide the ultimate opportunity to give back to the community.

“I am deeply honored to take on this new role, serving as police chief in the community where I grew up and where I first found my calling to serve,” said Calderwood. “I am looking forward to working with the community in this new capacity and leading the outstanding group of professionals that make up the Carlsbad Police Department.”

Calderwood earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and writing from California State University San Marcos, a Master of Science in Administration degree with an emphasis in leadership, as well as sev-

Facebook posting . . .

October 10, 1907 - Mon. Got out of bed for first time in a week. Mary and James came up to see the doctor. James went back in the night but Mary stayed over till next morning. In the afternoon I paid up the doctor the $25 I owed him. He burnt out my left nostril and then I left for home. Mary was still there but James had left. He had been helping them plow all week.

12th: The Brennans, Severt Harstad & Rev.. Tuling came over in the evening to practice singing for the confirmation. They got me along to sing also.

15th - Saturday. Dug potatoes all day along the east side of the house.

21st - Friday. Pa, Ma & I took up a cow & calf that we had sold to Robert Soleman (?). We also brought up some doves.

30th - Sunday. I laid in the sun south of the house and slept most of the time.

So, as you can clearly see, life in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s was almost as exciting as you and I live today. But, instead of daily journals, we have Facebook and Instagram.

I had two separate journals with page after page of entries - but I only quoted a few lines from one as I figured most folks wouldn’t be all that interested. I still remember visiting

eral certifications in the law enforcement field. These include graduating from the prestigious Sherman Block Leadership Institute and completing the rigorous 14-month Command College program offered by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.

In 2019, Assistant Chief Calderwood became one of the less than 1% of all law enforcement personnel in the nation to be selected to participate in the FBI National Academy. In 2021, Assistant Chief Calderwood received the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce “40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders” Award. She is currently president of the California Peace Officers’ Association and a past president of the Carlsbad Police Management Association.

Calderwood lives in Carlsbad with her husband, Carlsbad Fire Chief Michael Calderwood, and their two children. She will be sworn in at the April 9 City Council meeting and officially assume her new role at midnight April 15.

The Carlsbad Police Department has 187 employees and an annual budget of $55.6 million.

Grandma’s farm in S. Minnesota before they had indoor plumbing or electricity. Kerosene lamps . . and the ol’ privy. I also remember working horses on the farm and the smell of leather harnesses hanging in the barn. If you grew up in a rural atmosphere so likely have similar memories. ***

Grieving

For a number of years I belonged to a Writer’s Group . . . Keyboard & Stylus.

One of the better writers in that group was a fella named Marty Weiss. Marty lives back east . . . somewhere in Pennsylvania, I believe. If we could dust off all the snow from the map we could better see the name of the state in which he lives . . . but it is solid snow and cold back there.

Got a call from good friend, Paul Van Middlesworth, owner of The Computer Factory, and still active member of K&S (Keyboard and Stylus). He told me Marty’s wife, Petie, died a few days ago.

Knowing a friend’s mate just died kinda brings one up short. One stops to think . . . at our age, we’re going to see more of this. We’re going to see friends die, see their mates die, we may see our own mate(s) die, or we may die. We wonder how we will handle it when the inevitable hap-

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“Reprinted from Vegas Legal Magazine”

When Vernon and Gladys Presley had a child in their small, tworoom home in Tupelo, Mississippi, they never could have dreamed that their newborn son – given the father’s middle name (a rare choice for that day and time... said to be of Scandinavian origin meaning “all wise”) – would one day be heralded as “The Best-Selling Solo Music Artist of All Time” by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Nor could they have ever imagined that, in just 42 short years, their child would sell over 500 million records worldwide, or that he would become the undisputed most often imitated entertainer in history or that eventually half a million people a year would come to Memphis, Tennessee just to visit the Graceland Mansion he called home.

On Tuesday, January 8, 1935... a fitting announcement could have been, (drumroll) “Ladies and Gentlemen... Elvis has entered the world!”

Reinventing Las Vegas

The 1950s and 60s were the heydays of vintage Las Vegas. It was the newly created neon mecca in the desert that beckoned 8 million people a year to spend $200 million annually on 24-hour gambling and great entertainment, along with quickie weddings and even faster divorces.

In an era when tuxedoed mega-stars like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the “Rat Pack” owned the town and big names like Tony Bennett and Wayne Newton crooned hits like “San Francisco” and “Danke Schoen” at famous Casino Hotels like the Sands, Dunes and Riviera... a new kid came on the scene.

A 21-year old singer, named Elvis Presley, made his first appearance at the New Frontier Hotel and

while Vegas regulars didn’t really “get” this new Rock ‘n Roll upstart – gyrating around in a sports coat and loafers – he still packed them in nightly with sell-out shows.

Soon, some of the biggest names of the day began to take notice. One notable – that also greatly influenced Elvis – was Liberace.

In 1956, he came to see Elvis Perform. Shortly afterward, Elvis reciprocated and went to see Liberace’s show at the Riviera. It is reported that, at one of these two visits, they talked backstage and Liberace told Elvis, “You’re a great singer... really good... but you need some glitz.”

Genesis of “The Look”

For a period of time, Elvis came and went, doing concerts and shows in other locations along with a two-year stint in the Army. After also appearing in a number of lessthan-stellar movies, both Elvis and Colonel Tom Parker – who managed Elvis’s career – were ready for something big and new to reenergize their drive toward major stardom.

During the “making movies” era (33 films between 1956 and 1972), the Colonel took Liberace’s advice and contacted Nudie Cohen – a Rodeo Tailor in North Hollywood –for some “glitz” ideas.

Nudie designed a flashy gold lame’ tuxedo. Unfortunately, the delicate fabric did not hold up well for the famed Elvis knee-slides and other signature stage moves. It also didn’t really look “cool” and after a few performances, Elvis ditched the gold suit idea for good.

Onward and Upward

A big break came on December 3, 1968 with the highly-promoted televised NBC Christmas Special, “Singer Presents... Elvis” – more commonly known as the “Comeback Special” and the first of his most notable historic shows.

Recorded earlier in the year at the NBC Studios in Burbank, California, Elvis took the stage in a striking, tight black leather outfit – created by Hollywood designer Bill Belew –and rather than performing Christmas songs as one would expect, he sang his greatest hits along with all of the famous shakes, gyrations, kneedrops and facial expressions he was known for.

At the end, wearing a striking white three-piece suit – also specially designed by Belew – he closed with his signature soft-spoken “Thank you. Thank you very much.”

The show topped the week’s Neilson ratings and – while it both relaunched his singing career and marked a return to live performances – the dramatic outfits also served to recall Liberace’s comment about the need for “glitz.”

His earlier suggestion launched a second effort – this time for megacostuming – that ultimately succeeded in creating the famous trademark jumpsuits that would forever set Elvis apart from all others.

Upping the Game

Elvis returned to Las Vegas in 1969 to perform in the International Hotel’s 2,000 seat Showroom – the biggest venue in Vegas at the time – and over the next five years and 837 shows, he entertained 2.5 million people.

I was among those who saw Elvis perform live at the International. In late 1972, I sat at the edge of the stage and watched as he sang for over an hour accompanied by his

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Unidentified Elvis tribute artist in concert Queensland Australia. One of today’s many tribute artists wearing a detailed recreation of Elvis’ famous trademark jumpsuit.

Missing and Murdered People

San Diego County’s tribal communities are all located within the 75th Assembly District – we have more sovereign tribal governments than any county in the nation. Their safety, security and prosperity are very important to me, and for our region. That’s why the second annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) summit, which took place in Sacramento February 12th and 13th, was so important.

The event was sponsored by the Yurok Tribe and the Wilton Rancheria from Northern California. Participants included state legislators, California Attorney General Rob Bonta, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla, Pala Chairman Robert Smith, Jamul Chairwoman Erica Pinto, members of law enforcement and families of murder victims.

Homicide is the third leading cause of death for Indigenous women and girls -- they are murdered or go missing at higher rates than any other ethnic group. California has the nation’s fifth largest caseload of MMIP cases, mostly involving women and girls. Indigenous men and boys are two times more likely than non-American Indians to die

from homicide, and rates of human trafficking are skyrocketing. The situation is not improving; the number of unsolved cases is going up. Action is needed now.

This session I am introducing AB 2944. The bill authorizes the Governor to appoint a Red Ribbon Panel to develop long-term plans to address this crisis. The panel will include tribal, state and local government representatives to ensure that a comprehensive, interdisciplinary plan can be put in place. The panel will build on the recently enacted “Feather Alert” system created in 2022, a statewide alert system similar to existing Amber and Silver Alerts for missing children and seniors.

I am now serving my 12th year in the Legislature. We are still dealing with this problem, and it’s gotten worse. That’s unacceptable! AB 2944 will help save lives.

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

San Marcos’s Future In Sustainability

The City of San Marcos exercises many different practices to minimize our carbon footprint and contribute to a better planet. Within the past few years, San Marcos announced our partnership with the Clean Energy Alliance that enables San Marcos and its partner cities to purchase electricity from alternative suppliers while still receiving the power through San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) transmission and distribution line. Additionally, the City offered an Electrical Vehicle Charging Station rebate program to reduce gas emissions from gasoline powered vehicles.

I am beyond proud of the steps the City has taken to be more sustainable for our community and generations to come. It is the action we take now, that will benefit our future in sustainability.

For more information about other sustainable practices in the City, I encourage you to visit our sustainability page on the City website at www.san-marcos.net. For general questions, please contact Saima Qureshy, Sustainability Program Manager, by email at squreshy@ san-marcos.net or by phone at (760) 744-100, ext. 3222.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

Border Update

The chaos at our border has reached alarming levels, with over 90,000 borderencounters in San Diego alone in the past five months. This surge is not just a matter of numbers; it’s a symptom of a system failing to enforce the laws designed to protect our nation’s borders.

The Federal Government’s failure to effectively enforce immigration laws has tied the hands of Border Patrol agents, exacerbating the crisis we are witnessing. Despite having clear laws in place, we are seeing a lack of action and accountability at the border, allowing the situation to spiral out of control.

In California, the problem is compounded by policies that essentially roll out the welcome mat for illegal immigration. With promises of free healthcare, free legal defense, and various other incentives, the state has become an attractive destination for those seeking to enter the country unlawfully. This undermines the rule of law, places an undue burden on taxpayers, and strains already overburdened social services.

But beyond the logistical and economic challenges of illegal immigration, there is a far more pressing concern: national security. Recent reports have highlighted the presence of individuals on the terror watchlist who have managed to enter the country illegally.

Just last week, we received alarming news that an Al Shabaab terrorist crossed the border near San

Ysidro, CA, in March of last year and was released into the US, where he remained free for almost a year.

These revelations should serve as a wake-up call to our Federal Government. The safety and security of our nation are at stake, and we cannot afford to ignore the threats posed by unchecked illegal immigration. The dramatic increase in illegal border crossings in San Diego, including the apprehension of thousands of Chinese migrants, underscores the urgent need for action.

It’s time for our leaders in Washington to prioritize border security and enforce our immigration laws effectively. This means providing the necessary resources and support to Border Patrol agents, closing loopholes in our immigration system, and holding accountable those who seek to exploit our borders for their own nefarious purposes.

The chaos at the border is not just a local issue; it’s a national security threat that demands immediate attention and decisive action. We cannot afford to wait for another crisis to unfold before taking meaningful steps to secure our borders and protect our communities. The time to act is now.

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

Problem Solved by Christopher Elliott

UPS lost my package. Why is Amazon still charging me?

After UPS loses Vanessa Armendariz’ return package to Amazon, she can’t get her money back. Whose responsibility is this? And should she have to pay for someone else’s mistake?

Q: I purchased three items from Amazon that I returned via UPS. UPS has admitted to losing my package in transit and said they will refund the money to Amazon. But Amazon has to file a claim first.

Amazon is refusing to help me file that claim and will not give me my money. I have been very stressed over this whole situation because I need the money. I have asked Amazon if I could send them proof of

pickup and they said no. Can you help me get my $334 back?

A: You shouldn’t have to lose $334 because UPS lost your package. A large company like Amazon has systems to deal with lost returns. As you noted, it would need to file a claim with UPS to recover the cost of the items lost.

But to be clear, this wasn’t your fault, and you should not have to pay a dime.

How do you prevent the loss of a

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Problem

Any person living eight-plus decades accumulates a lot of historical memories if they’re paying attention to what is being witnessed in front of them. I pride myself in being able to recognize and recall people, places, events and locations throughout my long life.

Some time ago I realized I should start documenting a lot of my experiences when I discovered that being able to tie a Windsor Knot in my necktie. That is a simple ritual I did nearly every weekday morning for a half century working as a journalist.

Everyone experiences history. Probably the biggest world-wide event to take place this past week was the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. Interested or not, whatever occurred surrounding that event is now in your personal history, Newspapers, TV and radio broadcasts are among our societal recording devices to establish that

Historically Speaking

Historical Memories From a Long Life

event as an historical occurrence.

For those of you who follow this column you’ve probably noted recording my personal history along with world events has become a life-long pursuit. While some events are not worth recounting, all did happen and, if I’ve been honest, things took place the way I remember. If nothing else, my recollections might be of interest to my family and friends during the years to come and to keep the story honest there usually is some sort of news chronicle to verify the facts. If nothing else, my recollections might have helped stave off dementia, which can attack those of us in our declining years.

Born in April of 1939, in the 20th century, I have bits and pieces of my memories as far back as the beginning of World War II. My memories began in the early 1940s when I remember hearing broadcasts of war news on nighttime radio programming like Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Fibber McGee & Molly, The Great Gildersleeve, and many others while I was supposed to be sleeping. Mom listened to the radio while doing her housework waiting for my father to come home from working the swing shift at an ordnance plant in Ankney, Iowa just north of Des Moines.

Later it would be the same when Dad worked at a Goodyear plant making gas tanks for B-29 bombers in a Lincoln, Nebraska plant, Lincoln Army Air Force base was nearby. I remember waving at the pilots landing huge B-17 as they flew over our backyard. Some occasionally waved back. Today, that landing strip is the Lincoln city airport. For the trivia buffs among you, that landing field is where a young Charles Lindbergh learned to fly back in 1922. He enrolled at Nebraska Standard

Travel Troubleshooter

Aircraft Corporation to become a pilot; five years later (1927) he became the most famous man on earth when he flew alone, nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris.

My first day of kindergarten was in September of 1945. My first day of school coincided with Japan’s official surrender, thus ending World War II ... a date of historic significance to be sure.

I Canceled My Cruise, But My $19,148 Credit Card Claim Is Lost At

Brent Feinberg and his wife cancel their cruise after a medical emergency. Why won’t their credit card cover their $19,148 loss?

Q: I’m having some trouble with a travel insurance claim for a cruise I purchased through my Chase Sapphire Reserve card.

Last summer, I booked a Viking Cruise with my father and my wife. At the airport, my father suffered a medical emergency and had to be rushed to the hospital. We missed our cruise.

Since I had purchased the cruise using my Chase Sapphire Reserve card, which covers cancellations when you’re traveling, I filed a claim for the value of the cruise and the plane tickets.

I submitted all of the documents. Chase is taking its time with the claim. It is coming back and requesting information it already

has, such as a Travel ID Number.

I have provided them with all this information. If they had read the claim, they would have clearly seen they had what they were asking for. I had to upload the same Viking Cancellation Statement four times before someone at Chase finally accepted it.

I want my claim approved and the full $19,148 paid as per the Chase Sapphire Reserve benefits. Can you help me?

A: I’m so sorry to hear about your father, and I hope he is on his way to recovery. Chase promises you “peace of mind” when you book travel with its card, noting that if your trip is canceled or cut short by sickness, severe weather and other covered situations, you can be reimbursed up to $10,000 per person and $20,000 per trip for your pre-

paid, nonrefundable travel expenses. Your father’s collapse appeared to be covered by Chase Sapphire.

As I review the voluminous paper trail between you and Chase, it appears the company was working on your claim. But it was slow. As you note, Chase asked for the same documents repeatedly. It also required you to get a letter from your cruise line that stated you did not receive any credits. Worse, the claims process was confusing.

There’s nothing wrong with requesting these documents -- in fact, you want a credit card to be thorough when it is dealing with a large claim like this. What is wrong with your case is that it had dragged on for nearly three months. Even the most complicated claims should take no more than a month.

The Chase Sapphire Card has a lot of bells and whistles for travelers and is heavily promoted by travel

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blogs. But stories like yours make me wonder if it is worth the $550 annual fee you paid. You might have applied for a garden-variety cash-back card, bought a travel insurance policy for your cruise, and saved some money.

I think appealing this to someone higher up might have worked. You can always send a brief, polite email to one of the Chase executive contacts I list on my consumer advocacy website, Elliott.org.

I contacted Chase on your behalf. You received a call from Chase the next day. A senior claims specialist worked with you to fast-track the claim, which Chase has now paid in full.

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

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An Iowa boy visiting the Great Budda in Kamakura, Japan (1959)

How Passengers Are Cheating Their Way Onto The Plane Faster

In the mad rush to get on the plane first, things are getting even madder.

Passengers are finding new -- and not necessarily ethical -- ways of accessing their seats before everyone else. There’s no prize for being first to board a plane, but lately, it sure seems that way.

I saw it just this morning while I was getting on a flight from Montevideo, Uruguay to São Paulo. A man with a cane cut to the front of the line, exclaiming, “I have a cane!”

The other passengers yielded, but some of them seemed skeptical that he had a disability and grumbled that he should have just waited his turn. I wondered why he hadn’t pre-boarded with the other disabled passengers.

Sometimes a walking stick isn’t convincing, so passengers who want to board early order a wheelchair. David Kazarian, a retired pharmacist from Tampa, has seen them roll onto the plane early and then walk off the aircraft unassisted after they land.

“It’s a miracle,” he says.

Come on. If there ever was a time to stick to your boarding group, it’s now. Flights will be operating at capacity this spring and summer. Pushing to the front of the line just creates delays. So maybe this is the right time to review what is -- and isn’t -- allowed when it comes to boarding a flight early.

Why do passengers want to board early?

There are two main reasons travelers want to get on the plane first.

Some are excited for their trip to start and they’re anxious to get into their seats.

“Maybe they feel they’ll get there faster if they get on the plane sooner,” says Thomas Plante, a psychology professor at Santa Clara University.

Passengers are also worried that they won’t have enough room in the overhead bins for their carryons -- and that is a legitimate concern.

As airlines have raised their checked luggage fees, more passengers have tried to bring all their earthly belongings on the plane. And the overhead bins are firstcome, first-served.

So you have an irrational fear and a rational concern, both conspiring to create a stampede to board first. And it’s gotten bad.

Who gets early boarding privileges?

The problem with trying to board

early is that there’s almost always a long line of people ahead of you. Even an 18th-century French aristocrat might have a hard time keeping up with this list:

Elite members of airline loyalty programs. If your card is the color of precious metal, you’ll be one of the first to get on the aircraft. Sometimes, there’s even a red carpet for you to walk across. You also get to board first if you’re a member of a partner airline loyalty program, although you may be slightly lower in the pecking order.

Families with young children. If you have young kids, especially kids in a stroller, you can board early, too -- usually after the elites.

First responders and military personnel. Thank you for your service.

People with disabilities. If you’re in a wheelchair, or have mobility problems, or need extra time to get on the plane, you get priority.

Premium credit card holders: Some credit cards offer early boarding privileges as a benefit.

VIPs. If you’re a celebrity or a high-ranking diplomat, you may get to board before everyone else and get off the plane first, too. I experienced a delay once after a minister and his family were let off the aircraft before anyone else.

Airlines know you want to be first to board, so they sometimes sell early boarding privileges. Perhaps the most famous is Southwest Airlines’ EarlyBird Check-In, which starts at $15 and depends on the length of your flight.

So, of course, passengers are trying to get ahead of the crowd.

How are people boarding faster now?

Passengers have resorted to new strategies to board faster. Here are some of the most reprehensible ones.

Cutting In Line

On smaller regional flights where there are often fewer gate agents, many passengers just go to the front of the line -- whether they’re allowed to or not. “Pushing, shoving, or attempting to cut in line can disrupt the boarding process,” explains Carla Bevins, who teaches business management communication at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. “And it is disrespectful.”

Disability Fakers

They’ve always been there, but they’re becoming much more common. Steve Gregory, a radio host from Los Angeles, knows someone who carries an inflatable splint to get early boarding privileges. As for Mr. Cane in Montevideo, I’m not a doctor, but I can tell you that boarding outside of your group is problematic no matter who you are.

Wrong Group

Some passengers don’t care if their boarding group hasn’t been called and line up anyway. I’ve seen this, too. Boarding group 3 will be lined up, and a few 4s will try to sneak on early. The gate agents don’t seem to care -- they’re more concerned with getting an on-time departure.

Boarding Cheats

People will do anything to get to the front of the line. The jetway has now become a passing lane, where passengers eager to get on the aircraft

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Illustration by Aren Elliott

What Is A Reverse Mortgage?

When I began my career in reverse mortgages, the loan program didn’t have national spokespeople and there were no national commercials but there were many more misconceptions than there are today. Many people had never heard of the loan.

The program was designed to keep homeowners in their homes by unlocking the equity in the home. The loan, formally known as the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is an FHA loan program. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insures the loan and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issues the guidelines for the loan. The first FHA insured reverse mortgage loan was for a woman in Kansas in 1989.

The HECM came to be know as Reverse Mortgages because they don’t require monthly mortgage payments and the mortgage balance doesn’t go down, rather it increases over time. So, they work in reverse to regular mortgages.

Since its inception, the program has continued to evolve, providing more protections to borrowers and their families.

The most important protection is the Non-Recourse feature. This ensures that neither the borrower nor their heirs will owe more than the home is worth at the time of sale.

More recently, in 2014, protections were provided for Non-Borrowing Spouses. A Non-Borrowing Spouse (NBS) is NOT a borrower on the loan. Remember that borrowers must be 62 years of age or older.

Once the borrowing spouse dies or is incapacitated, the Non-Borrowing Spouse is allowed to remain in the home until another maturity event occurs. Non-Borrowing Spouses are not allowed access to the loan funds once the qualifying borrower dies or is incapacitated.

Reverse Mortgages can provide for elimination of a current mort-

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Almost Faith (Clergy) The Pastor Says . . .

I want to take this opportunity to respond to Friedrich Gomez’s article regarding ministers losing their faith. I am complimenting him on all the research he did for his article. It is also a timely subject because not only are our clergy losing their faith in God, but so are many losing faith in their politicians, the economy, their companies, and the military. Losing faith in just about all that was our security is the order of the day. Yet, there is a need to address the loss of faith in the religious community. Why is this happening? Has the God they served died? As a famous writer some years ago wrote, God is dead. Many wrote to challenge this thesis, specifically the fundamentalistic community. It threatened their belief systems, as witnessed in a challenging response: God is alive.

The rule of our democracy is the freedom of religion or no region at all. There is permission, without judgment, to believe or not to believe. When one chooses, that is our freedom. There are many factors in this belief shift, such as tragedy, unfulfilled expectations, other belief systems, a type of maturity, basic loss of needs, judgment, intolerance, loss of confidence, and many different reasons.

As Friedrich has noted, clergy departs from the church, so much so that there is an appeal for candidates. This departure has led to a compromise and the selection of well-meaning but unqualified persons to lead the ministry.

Jesus was aware of this need when He said, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray, the fields are ripe for harvest; pray that there will be laborers for the harvest.” The church’s plan to get laborers has been to pray that God would call people by his spirit to do this work. It is a spiritual call. In some cases, a family desired to select the most qualified son to step forth to fill the need. The call can also be monastic, where the monks and nuns are separated from society to pray for the church’s and the world’s needs. That is, in part, the Jewish yeshiva community’s role in upholding the nation of Israel before God for His blessing and guidance.

In the role of a spiritual leader, which has been a part of every civilization, there is a call to inspire, educate, guide, heal, represent the divine, and be a reflection of that belief. It is only fitting to take that one step aside when that call is not there anymore. There is no shame or remorse for such a step. It is not a loss of faith, only a move to something more honest. God will provide both faith and desire for ministry.

Pet Parade

Skidoo

Skidoo is a 1-1/2-year-old, 34-pound, female, Pug mix.

Skidoo was a stray dog in the Imperial Valley. She was adopted right away, then returned for being too active for the adopter. She was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS). Skidoo needs a more active family.

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

For more information visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to www.SDpets.org.

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

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

No appointment is needed for this service. Hours are

Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

El Cajon

373 N. Marshall Ave.

Escondido 3500 Burnet Drive

Oceanside 572 Airport Road

San Diego 5480 Gaines Street

Pet of the Week

Pinky

Meet Pinky! Pinky is a bundle of joy who will fill your life with sweetness and playful energy. Despite her hearing impairment, she is incredibly intelligent and quick to learn through visual cues. Her zest for life is contagious, always ready to play or go for a spirited walk. Pinky would do best in a home without cats, as she tends to get a little too excited around them. Adopting Pinky means embracing a love that’s pure, a spirit that’s resilient and a companionship that’s unwavering. If you’re looking for a loyal, loving and lively companion, Pinky is your girl. Pinky (892257) is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. To celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, adoption fees are 50% off for ANY pet through Sunday, Feb. 18! If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit sdhumane.org/adopt<http://sdhumane.org/adopt> or call 619-299-7012.

Online profile: https://www.sdhumane.org/adopt/available-pets/animal-single.html?petId=892257

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The Computer Factory

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Desktop/tower, All-in One, laptop/ notebook, and micro are the four basic types of PC (personal computer). Each one fits a particular usage pattern. Each of them can be configured with all the speed, storage and memory required to perform normal stand-alone or Internet functions.

For business and home workstations, desktop/tower and Allin-One PCs are standard. Large screens, comfortable I/O devices, Internet connectivity and peripheral connections make them comfortable configurations ideal for extended use.

Portables, (notebooks/laptops)) are standard where mobility is required. Self contained with I/O devices, screen, and battery power option, they can also be used as fixed workstations. Connected to a

Bob Barker reminded us every day at the end of “The Price is Right” to have our pets spayed or neutered. He started that in 1979, years before it was considered cool.

Spaying or neutering prevents the birth of millions of unwanted pets every year. Stray pets give birth outdoors, in garages, or alleys. The lucky ones survive and find homes. They’re not all lucky.

Here’s The Way It Works-Part II Conclusion

large screen monitor, mouse, keyboard, Internet and other peripherals, the “portable” PC becomes a comfortable workstation.

Micros are 7 x 7 x 1 inch PCs and weigh about a pound. They have the same features as their larger cousins including CPU speed, RAM count, hard drive capacity, I/O ports and Internet connectivity. They are preferred where space and size are limiting factors. They are also perfect for shuttling between two or more locations, like work and home, where set-up peripherals are pre-installed.

Digital assistants AKA “Smart speakers” are voice activated Internet access devices that provide instant access and response. Costing less than $100, they provide quick answers to almost any question. We use them extensively both at home and work.

Cell phones, PCs, tablets and digital assistants are the main general purpose Internet access devices. Today’s IW is a source for most human knowledge and lore. The younger generations AKA digital natives, grew up with the IW and take it’s presence for granted. They have no idea how profoundly the IW has changed the World. It has always been part of their World. To them, the IW is just another baby step in the three million year evolution of man.

But for us older generations (AKA digital immigrants), the IW is an amazing ever changing, ever growing information highway. It can answer any question and pro-

vide information on any subject. Through the IW we have instant access to all the knowledge in dictionaries, encyclopedias, libraries, text books, and universities. For the first time in human history all human knowledge, thought and experience are instantly available to be shared among us. We see the IW as a pivotal moment in human history.

We “digital immigrants” grew to adulthood prior to the birth of the IW in 2001 and spent our formative years building our knowledge base piece by piece. As a mason builds a brick wall, new each piece of knowledge rested on a previous “brick.” We tend to use the IW primarily as a way to expand upon our established knowledge base brick by brick. By contrast, there is

a growing trend among “digital natives” to use the IW as a substitute for their internal cognitive process. Reliance on the IW to provide solutions rather than using their own limited knowledge base is a rational decision but carries with it the “use it or lose it” syndrome. The recent, first ever declines in IQ test scores among the young generations is attributed to their reliance on the IW as a substitute for their own cognitition.

We’ve witnessed a similar tendency in our physicality as survival imperatives no longer demand physical strength. Will we find ways to exercise and keep our minds strong as we have for our bodies? If we don’t figure it out pretty soon, we risk becoming a planet of physically fit zombies.

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A year ago, Rancho Coastal Humane Society got a mommy dog and her nine puppies, who had been born at night in a cemetery. Fortunately, the caretaker found them first thing in the morning, and they survived.

Last month our rescue partners in the Imperial Valley transferred four puppies to us. Three of them were abandoned in a cardboard box in a park. The other was left in a box beside a dirt road. They probably came from people who didn’t have their dogs altered, then ended up with puppies they didn’t want.

I’ve seen hundreds of pets abandoned or dropped off at shelters because they were pregnant. Their owners didn’t want to deal with the babies. They just wanted their problems to become somebody else’s problems.

A couple years ago Rancho Coastal Humane Society visited one of our rescue partners and brought back three mommy dogs with their litters of four, six, and nine puppies. It appeared that their owners had dumped them.

Several years ago, a woman told me, “We dump them when they’re pregnant. Let nature take its course.”

What an idiot! When we accept pets into our homes, we’re responsible for them as much as any other family member.

February is Responsible Pet Owner’s Month and Spay/Neuter Awareness Month. Even though Bob Barker died last year, his message lives on. At the end of every Price is Right, Drew Carey reminds us to “Get your pets spayed and neutered and help control the pet population.”

You can adopt from shelters and rescues where pets are already altered before you take them home. Or make an appointment with your veterinarian. Just get it done.

This is a problem we can fix. We all need to be responsible. Together.

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Oodles from page 3

Lake Hodges Native Plant Club Meetings

17110 Bernardo Center Drive

Lake Hodges Native Plant Club Meetings. (lhnpc.org)

Are you Interested in California Native Plants to save money on water, bring more birds and butterflies to your yard? Meet people who love plants and gardening!

Upcoming Meetings:

Monday, Feb. 26th Presentation:

Next to Nature by Joseph Rivera

Presentations start promptly at 6:30pm. For more information please visit our website: lhnpc.org ***

Escondido Woman’s Club Meeting

March 4 • 10:30am 751 N. Rose St., Escondido

The Escondido Woman’s Club March meeting will be on Monday, March 4th, at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose Street (corner of Mission Ave.), Escondido. Guests are welcome. The meeting starts at 10:30am, and there will be reports about the Annual Scholarship Foundation, the Nominating Committee, the “Bakeless” Bake Sale and the fundraising Vintage Fashion Show the Club has scheduled for Saturday, May 11th.

The program will be a presented by Rocio Uriarte, Systems Engineer, on “Telephone, Internet and Social Media Safety,” something we all should be concerned about.

Reservations are required by Thursday, February 29th, if you plan to stay for lunch. Guests and potential new members please call the Clubhouse at 760.743.9178 and leave your name and phone number. Someone will return your call. Cost of lunch is $20.00/person. We look forward to having you at our meeting.

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Cardiff Farmer 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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Historically Speaking from page 7

That same week my family left Nebraska and settled into my dad’s hometown in southern Iowa. At that time Seymour was a farming community of some 1,200-plus friendly residents, a few stray dogs and three or four knuckleheads. We had two major railroads running through town (Rock Island and Milwaukee), providing daily passenger train service. In those days the trains delivered the U.S. Mail. Our local postmen delivered the mail twice daily morning and afternoon, Monday through Saturday. Historically significant, indeed.

For more world historic events in my young life I well remember the day President Franklin Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, ... the day after my sixth birthday. The next several years were dominated by President Harry S. Truman as president. My maternal grandfather was an Archie Bunker-type staunch Republican constantly giving poor ol’ Harry verbal grief via his verbal diatribes at the radio and later television. Needless to mention Grandpa proudly wore his “I Like Ike” button pinned on his chest. Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhour became our leader for eight years, (1953-1961), which made my grandfather very happy, indeed.

During the 1950s gas was around .30 cents per gallon, but when you consider the average annual wage was less than $4,000, that price was high. New cars ranged between $2,000 and $3,000. Television was in its infancy. The average TV set cost about $400.

As a journalist I was fortunate to have met and interviewed many world-renowned personalities and entertainers. For an Iowa boy from a small farming community, I’ve traveled nearly around the world, visiting many foreign lands and, thanks to the U.S. Navy, have stood on or flown over battlegrounds of World War II from bloody Iwo Jima to remote Midway and Wake atolls, to the hauntingly horrific corridors of Dachau.

BOTTOM LINE: I’m a wellmeaning elderly man with a “very good memory.”

Next week: More of my historically significant memories.

Elvis from page 5

TCB Band, a 30-piece orchestra and chorus of girl singers. It was an incredible show and life experience I will never forget.

During the International show years, from 1969 to 1973, Elvis also experimented with various costume ideas... turning again to NBC designer, Bill Belew.

The eventual famous jumpsuits evolved in stages by trial and error. After a few two-piece designs and some this-or-that, Belew began incorporating his favorite design elements one at a time.

The Iconic Elvis Jumpsuit

The first key element was choosing the best fabric. Bill Belew contacted a friend who worked for the Ice Capades and learned of a unique material worn by the skaters – a heavy stretch gaberdine called “Ski Cloth” – that was only made by one company in Milan, Italy. Belew’s friend made the contact and this fabric became the basis for all future Elvis jumpsuits.

Distinctive design elements included a high-neck collar (a Belew favorite influenced by Napoleon’s military uniform), Edwardian-era slit cuffs for the sleeves and flared bell bottoms with contrasting color fabric in the kick-pleat. Plunging neck lines and super-wide belts with big square buckles completed the look.

As Belew’s designs evolved, he also brought in another talent from New York for ideas and suggestions. Gene Doucette was a young designer gaining recognition for his artistic use of studs, grommets and jewels to create amazing “bling” for costumes.

Together, and through experimentation, they created the

sought-after “glitz” that Liberace suggested. Elaborate designs eventually included lavish embroidery. They even tested fabric colors to see which worked best with stage lighting. It was white.

Over the years, Elvis had hundreds of jumpsuits made with incredible designs. His favorites were the Peacock, the Pinwheel and the Sunburst. But his absolute most favorite was the iconic red, blue and gold American Eagle white jumpsuit that Elvis wore for the 1973 “Aloha from Hawaii” TV concert... the second of his most historic shows.

Tribute to the King

From the International “Comeback Special” in Las Vegas (January 31, 1969) to his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana (June 26, 1977), over these eight-years, he performed 1,128 concerts... and every one was 100% sold out.

Just 51 day later, Elvis Presley passed away at his Graceland home in Memphis.

At the time of his death, the were only a handful of Elvis tribute artists in and around Las Vegas. Today, and some 45-years later, there are an estimated 250,000 to 400,000 Elvis impersonators found in virtually every country around the world. Some are good performers, with looks and voices that approximate that of Elvis, while others defy both reason and imagination.

He is the undisputed most imitated performer of all time.

My Second Brush with Elvis

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The Elvis jumpsuit that Kevin Costner wore in the movie, 3,000 Miles to Graceland.

THOMPSON BOOKKEEPING

Elvis from page 12

Rick Mars – a close friend who was the drummer and creator of the famous drum solo on the original recording of “Wipeout” – contacted me and said he was in possession of the Elvis jumpsuit that Kevin Costner wore in the movie, “3,000 Miles to Graceland.”

He acquired it while shooting a movie at the same studio where the film was made. It was one of two jumpsuits on display in their lobby and he requested it as part of his fee.

He had only performed in it a few times and thought I might be able to offer it to one of the many Elvis tribute artists here in Las Vegas. I said “sure.”

A few weeks later, a black jumpsuit and cape with gold lining arrived, totally bedazzled with studs and jewels weighing about 40 pounds. I wondered if it really was Kevin Costner’s outfit from the movie. Time for a little research.

The label said “B&K Costumes” and you would think the number one company for making totally

authentic Elvis jumpsuits would be in Hollywood or Vegas... but no. I soon discovered the world’s foremost company for these outfits is actually located in Clarksville, Indiana – 1,875 miles away from Las Vegas!

B&K Enterprises Costume Company, Inc. (www.b-k-enterprises.com) is a small shop located in Charleston, Indiana... with a mailing address in nearby Clarksville. It was started in 1980 by Butch and Kim Polston, a young couple that were simply devoted Elvis fans.

Shortly after Elvis’s death, Kim asked Butch, “If you could have anything that belonged to Elvis, what would it be?” Expecting his answer to be one of his cars, he surprised her with, “One of his jumpsuits.”

On a whim, they decided to attempt making a jumpsuit. They studied photos of those made for Elvis and – with no tailoring or sewing skills – crafted four surprisingly good look-alikes. As die-hard Elvis fans, they soon headed off to Memphis to attend an annual Elvis Convention at Graceland.

The couple’s four Elvis jumpsuits were a smash hit at the

Graceland meet-up and one attendee insisted on purchasing them for $500 apiece – big money for a young couple in 1980. Returning home, they paid some bills and decided there was money to be made in making these jumpsuits.

In 1980, they created B&K Enterprises and set out to begin making jumpsuits. While other start-ups were creating unauthorized knock-offs of varying quality, Butch and Kim wanted to do it right... and took the time to actually find, and contact, both Bell Belew and Gene Doucette – the original designers and fabricators of jumpsuits for Elvis.

They received a surprisingly warm welcome when they asked for permission to recreate their jumpsuits and – as they were the only ones to do so – were given the actual copyrighted patterns and designs, as well their cooperation and participation in producing authentic recreations.

They also became lifelong friends, and while Bill Belew passed away in 2008, Gene Doucette still works directly with B&K and to this day still does the authentic embroidery work on all of their jumpsuits.

So... is it Really Costner’s?

Kim and Butch were extremely helpful and quite cooperative in helping me verify that the jumpsuit I had in my possession was really made for, and worn, by Kevin Costner.

Without going into a lot of detail, we used both photos and garment measurements to determine that it was indeed Costner’s ... and not one made for his stunt double. Once confirmed, they also graciously provided a letter of authenticity.

Rick Mars initially suggested contacting some of the many Elvis tribute artists in Vegas, to see if they might be interested. However, after many expressed interest, it eventually went to an avid Elvis fan and memorabilia collector in Irvine, California.

I felt a little sad as I carefully packed the cape and jumpsuit. I was saying goodbye to a bit of Elvis connection that I was sure to miss.

As I walked out the door, headed for the FedEx office with the package under my arm, I couldn’t help thinking to myself, “Ladies and Gentlemen... Elvis has left the building.”

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Man About Town from page 4

pens. Life only lasts so long.

The event becomes particularly poignant when you review some of the email messages that go back and forth between Marty and his friends.

Examples:

Thank you, Bill.

You know, a wife’s make-up and sundries desk is a place where no husband can or should ever invade.

I had to do that a day or so ago, which is where I found that note to our kids and grandkids. But I found something else.

She had, in one large side drawer, saved what appeared to be every birthday, Valentines Day, etc. card she had ever received from me, her kids, grandkids, nieces, grand nieces, etc. Amazing! Marty - - -

Thank you, Louise. It is appreciated. She was a terrific person, wife and friend. Marty - - -

My kids range from 10 to 35 miles away, but there are lots of friends and other relatives quite close by.

We have a close-knit family/cousin’s group.

The empty rooms, the silence, the missing smiles and conversation.... after 55 years, this is going to take a lot of getting used to.... if ever.

Marty - - -

I wrote Marty the following:

Marty, our good mutual friend, Paul Van Middlesworth, just called me and told me about your loss.

I’m so sorry. I never met Petie . . . never even met you . . . yet this magical thing called a computer has brought us together and we are friends who have never met. Friends feel the pain of another friend losing a loved one and that’s what I’m feeling now.

I wish I could be of some help to you but distance makes it difficult to put my arm around you and give you a comforting hug.

I reckon you have a ton of memories to help ease you through the painful grieving process. Perhaps a memory or two will bring a smile . . . if not a chuckle or outright laugh. I suspect you also had some great times mixed in with some tough times but, somehow, you endured.

Hang in there, pal. You’ve got a lot of friends who are grieving with, and for, you. Best, lyle Just another glimpse at life . . . and the end of life. It’s bound to come to each of us.

Problem Solved from page 6

package? Your options are limited. Make sure you have the correct return label when you bring the package to the UPS store. Also, take pictures of the package, just in case you need to show someone proof that you tried to return the items. No matter what you are returning, always get a tracking number from the carrier.” Without a tracking number, a consumer has a very weak case if the package goes missing. Keep a careful record of everything, which will allow you to quickly build a convincing paper trail and fill out any necessary claims.

Don’t just slap a label on the package and drop it in a box -- especially on a high-value item. That’s just asking for trouble.

It’s unclear what was holding up your claim. But there’s a way to release the hold. I publish executive contacts for UPS and Amazon on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott. org. A brief, polite email might have nudged them into action. I also have some useful strategies on resolving your next consumer complaint on your own, which might have helped you fix this on your own.

I contacted Amazon on your behalf. It looked into your case and quickly refunded two of the three packages and offered a gift card to cover the third.

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

© 2023 Christopher Elliott.

Hackers from page 8

first are sprinting ahead of others. Oh, and while we’re on the topic of boarding cheats, how about the guy who pays to board in Group A on Southwest and then “reserves” seats for the rest of his party? (Southwest says it’s OK, but it just doesn’t feel right to some passengers.)

Cutting In Line Is Wrong

I should not have to say this, but here it goes: Cutting in line is wrong.

“There’s really no reason for you to try to get on the plane first,” says etiquette expert Adeodata Czink.

But I’m not mad at you. The airlines did this. They’re trying to profit from your fear of being forced to check your carry-on bag or even your fear of missing the flight altogether. And they’ve also managed to create a class of entitled passengers who think they deserve to be first on the plane.

But no one deserves any such thing. Your airline ticket is a guarantee to transport you to your destination. It’s not a reason to lie, cheat, or fake a limp.

Of course, getting on the plane is only half the problem. Who deserves to get off the plane first? But that’s another story.

Elliott’s Early Boarding Tips

Need to get on the plane first? Here are some ethical ways of doing it.

Ask. Instead of brandishing a cane, or an emotional support dog, simply ask the passengers standing in line if you can go first. (Note: You will have to have a good reason, like, “My family is in the group ahead of us.”)

Buy a seat in first class. If you absolutely must get on the plane first, buy a seat in first class or business class. You will get on the aircraft early and there will be plenty of room for your carry-on bag.

Join a loyalty program. As much as it pains me to write this, you can join a loyalty program and get on the plane sooner. But bear in mind that it’s exactly what the airlines want you to do -- they want your unquestioning loyalty and all of your personal information so they can market to you long after you’re dead.

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

Mortgage from page 9

gage, create a line of credit, create an income stream, provide cash or a combination of all.

To qualify for a HECM reverse mortgage the borrower must be at least 62, live in the home, maintain it and pay the property charges (property taxes, HOA dues, homeowners insurance). A younger spouse would be considered a nonborrowing spouse.

You do have to have equity in the home. You can utilize the reverse mortgage to purchase a home, however, you must occupy the home within 60 days. The reverse for purchase is a great option for those looking to “right-size”, purchase in a retirement community or move closer to loved ones.

The home must be your primary residence, not a second home or investment property. You are required to certify that you occupy the property annually via a signed occupancy certificate.

Each borrower must receive counseling from a HUD approved reverse mortgage counseling agency. In California, there is a 7 day cooling off period prior to an application being processed. Once the cooling off period is completed, your loan goes into processing and the appraisal is ordered and escrow is opened.

If you have questions about how this powerful program can help you or a loved one, call me today at 760-518-9839.

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LEGALS

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003682 The name of the business: Oceanside Cab, Oceanside Taxi, located at 459 Vandergrift Blvd., Apt. 92, Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Kweli Jeuri Hall, 459 Vandergrift 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9002922 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003311 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003234 The name of the business: Mint Global Consulting 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME 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

/s/ Shevin Jerry Coe with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/22/2024

The name of the business: Coastal Shine, located at 684 Shenandoah Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Matthew Joseph Garcia, 684 Shenandoah Ave., San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is

of business: N/A /s/ Scott Cahill with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/25/2024

2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9001880

The name of the business: 20/20 Insurance Services, located at 225 W. Valley Parkway, Ste. 101, Escondido, CA 92025. Registrant B.R.H. Enterprise Inc., 225 W. Valley Parkway, Ste 101, Escondido, CA 92025. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 1/1/2006 /s/ Andrew McCredic, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/25/2024

2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9001070

The name of the business: Tony’s

FICTITIOUS

the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated January 19, 2024 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARVIN JOHN HEINTSCHEL

day of business: 1/1/2024

/s/ Kendrick Weston York with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/23/2024

2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9001903

at 1106 2nd Street #458, Encinitas, CA 92024. Registrant Solara Calderon Psychology Inc., 1106 2nd Street, #458, Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 1/1/2024

/s/ Solara Calderon, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/12/2024

2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9002136

The name of the business: Shell Backflow, located at 628 Michael St., Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Fernando Najar, 628 Michael St., Oceanside, CA 92057.

/s/ Fernando Najar with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/29/2024

2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

2024-9001475

The name of the business: Hustosky Homes, located at 16452 Martincoit Rd., Poway, CA 92064. Registrant

/s/

FICTITIOUS

Delivery, located at 1247 W. San Marcos Blvd. D-8, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Antonio Barcenas Sr., 1247 W. San Marcos Blvd. D-8, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 2/2/2018 /s/ Antonio Barcenas Sr. with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/17/2024

2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9001378

The name of the business: Studio 222, located at 330 Rancheros Dr., #222, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Alpine Technology Services, 900 Custer Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Aaron Schacht, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/19/2024

2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9001475

The name of the business: Hustosky Homes, located at 16452 Martincoit Rd., Poway, CA 92064. Registrant Mary Ann Hustosky, 16769 Bernardo Center Dr., St 1-335, San Diego, CA 92128. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/3/2024

/s/ Mary A. Hustosky with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/19/2024

2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9002201

The name of the business: So Cal Life, located at 2647 Gateway Rd., Ste 105, Carlsbad, CA 92009. Registrant V International Fine Arts Publishing Inc., 2647 Gateway Rd. #105, Carlsbad, CA 92009. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 8/7/2001.

/s/ Liza Acuna, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/30/2024 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

FICTITIOUS

FICTITIOUS

/s/

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: N/A

/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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

FOR CHANGE OF NAME

37-2024-00002354-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED PER-

SONS: Petitioner Jasmin Perez Arango filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Jasmin Perez

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

NOTICE OF HEARING:

Date: 3/1/2024, 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 January 19, 2024 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

37-2024-00002336-CU-PT-NC

TO ALL INTERESTED PER-

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

NOTICE OF HEARING:

Date: 3/1/2024, 8:30 am, in Dept.

Hearing Continued

Case No. 37-2023-00047223 PR-PW-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 Marvin John Heintschel has been filed by Doreen Heintschel in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse. The Petition to Administer Estate requests that Doreen Heintschel be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. the will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless 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: Other https://sdcourt.ca.gov/sdcourt/probate2/probatevh

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

To

of Jackson R. Burns, Jackson

Burns has been filed by Samuel Burns in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA.

92101 Central Courthouse. The Petition to Administer Estate requests that Samuel Burns be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent.

The petition requests the decendent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. the will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court.

The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless 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: March 22, 2024 Time: 10:00 am 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: Barbara Fischer 950 Boardwalk, Suite 201 San Marcos, CA 92078 760-471-1100

DOP: 2/18, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7/2024

NOTICE OF PETITION TO

ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ROBERT KEGLEY SCHMORLEITZ

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.

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 760-747-2202

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME

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 TO CREDITORS OF ROBERT KEGELY SCHMORLEITZ SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

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 Feb-

FICTITIOUS

Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Scott J. Cahill, 901 Heritage Ln, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day

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 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

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9001541
FICTITIOUS
of the business:
Mobile
located
Nevada
The name
All In
Detail,
at 1210 S.
St., Apt G, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Shevin Jerry Coe, 1210 S. Nevada St., Apt G, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/1/2011
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9001868
operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A
/s/ Matthew Garcia with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/25/2024
STATEMENT
2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22/2024 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME
2024-9000879
Calderon,
The name of the business: Solara
PHD, located
1/29/2024
This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business:
STATEMENT
Bernardo
business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/3/2024
Mary Ann Hustosky, 16769
Center Dr., St 1-335, San Diego, CA 92128. This
Marks,
County
of San
Mary A. Hustosky with Jordan Z.
SD
Clerk/Recorder
Diego on 1/19/2024
2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT
name of the business: TCG Game Show, located at 2042 Silverado Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Javier Pablo, 2042 Silverado Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 10/15/2023 /s/ Javier Pablo with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/22/2024 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024
2024-9001552 The
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9000719
name of the business: Auto Image USA, located at 1714 S Clementine, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Bruce Vancleave, 1714 S. Clementine, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/7/2019 /s/ Bruce Vancleave with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/10/2024 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29/2024
The
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9001884 The name of the business: Laser Dog Designs, located at 901 Heritage Ln,
STATEMENT
BUSINESS NAME
2024-9002457
the business: Authentic Soul
located at
Juanita, Carlsbad,
Registrant
Elizabeth Breza,
Via Juanita, Carlsbad,
business
operated
The name of
Yoga,
2712 Via
CA 92010.
Amy
2712
CA 92010. This
is
by an Individual. First day of business: 1/10/2024
2/15, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7/2024
BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9002378 The name of the business: FortiFi, FortiFi Financial, E3, Energy Efficient Equity, FortiFi Credit SPV, located at 12770 High Bluff Drive, Suite 260, San Diego, CA 92130. Registrant FortiFi Financial, Inc., 12770 High Bluff Drive, Suite 260, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 5/8/2015 /s/ Mark Ruh, CFO with Jordan Z.
Amy Elizabeth Breza with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 2/1/2024
FICTITIOUS
Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 1/31/2024
3/7/2024
2/15, 2/22, 2/29,
STATEMENT
BUSINESS NAME
2024-9001645
the business:
Cleaning Services, located
operated by
Individual.
The name of
York
at 7616 Conestoga Way, San Diego, CA 92120. Registrant Kendrick Weston York, 7616 Conestoga Way, San Diego, CA 92120. This business is
an
First
court
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: Kimberley V. Deede Chhokar Law Group, P.C. 10945 Vista Sorrento Parkway, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92130 858-384-5757 DOP: 2/18, 2/22, 2/29, 3/7/2024 NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JACKSON R. BURNS Case No. 37-2024-00002942 PR-PL-CTL SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA. 92101 Central Courthouse
the
a Request for Special
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
Raymond
ruary 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. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9003578 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 The Paper • Page 15 • February 22, 2024 LEGALS
The Paper • Page 16 • February 22, 2024
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