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DONATING YOUR BODY TO SCIENCE

Every year, thousands of American lives are improved and/or saved through body and organ donations for transplants, as well as body donations to further medical research to attain better treatment, understanding, and cures.

Last year was the 10th record-breaking year in a row that American lives were saved and/or improved through organ and body donations, and this number continues to increase, greatly, each and every year – for over a decade now.

The Good Guys versus The Bad Guys

(Source: Health Resources and Services Administration/HRSA “Continued increase in organ donation drives new records.” https://optn. transplant.hrsa.gov › news ›)

HUMAN BEINGS ARE GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE.

In 2022, there were approximately 40,000 organ transplants from deceased donors that were performed in the U.S. alone, which is a 4.6% increase over 2021.

In 2023 of last year, over 42,000 people were given a second chance

in life, thanks to the legacy of love from registered donors, both deceased and still living.

We often forget that there is such a thing as a “living donor.”

When celebrity singer, actress, and producer, Selena Gomez, needed an emergency kidney transplant in 2017, fellow actress and close friend, Francia Raisa, stepped-in to fill the bill.

Although people are born with two kidneys, a healthy donor can continue to live a normal life after do-

nating one of their kidneys.

Most people with one kidney live their lives with few problems – in other words, one healthy kidney can work as well as two; as in the case of Selena Gomez and her life-saving donor and friend, Francia Raisa.

There are several other “high-profile” celebrity examples of ‘living donors’ -- all of which help to promote wider public awareness, better understanding, and inspire support for body and organ donations today.

JUST ONE BODY DONATION

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CAN SAVE MANY LIVES!

According to the Organ Donation Statistics, every body donor can save 8 lives and enhance over 75 more . . . with just that one body donated to medical science.

Unless otherwise specified, one body donated can yield an enriched life for as many as 83 people as cited above.

How?

Although most people only think of heart and liver transplants, there are actually many more types of transplants that are crucial in saving and improving the lives of countless others across the nation and a single donated body can do a lot in both organ and tissue transplants.

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: Organ transplants can be for such organs as: heart, liver, kidney, lung, pancreas, stomach, intestines, etc.

TISSUE TRANSPLANTS: Tissue transplants are also critically important transplants that may include: eye cornea(s), bones, tendons, skin, pancreas islets, heart valves, variety of nerves, and a kaleidoscope of veins, etc.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Chuckle

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

I went down this morning to sign up Izzy, my English bulldog, for welfare.

At first the lady said, dogs are not eligible to draw welfare.

So I explained to her that Izzy is unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and has no clue who her daddy is.

So she looked in her policy book to see what it takes to qualify.

Izzy gets her first check Friday. What a great country this is.

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A redneck’s pickup lines:

1 - I cain’t find my puppy. Kin you help me find him? I think he went

It is vastly important for the populace to be made aware of these multiple transplants in order to gain proper respect, support, funding, and even asking about using these medical procedures for themselves and/or family loved ones, when and if needed.

Also, the galactic advancement in medical research, thanks to body donations, have greatly advanced medicine over the years which led to discoveries, for example, as to why human beings develop cancer in various ways.

And they use (with donor permission) human brains to gain a deeper understanding of how the brain actually functions to, hopefully, better understand and treat brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia.

And they use the human heart to gain insight into the treatment of heart disease.

(Source: https://www.organdonor. gov>learn>organ-donor)

REPUTABLE UNIVERSITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR PROPER TREATMENT OF DONATED BODIES FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH PURPOSES.

As a pubic service for readers of The Paper here in California, one

into this cheap hotel room.

2 - Yer eyes are as blue as winder cleaner.

3 - If ye’r gonna regret this in the mornin’ - we kin jes’ sleep till after noon.

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What’s the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral?

One less drunk.

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I noticed a gal in line at a supermarket recently. She thought she had on an “invisible” bra. She should be aware that clear bra straps aren’t invisible bra straps and they make you look like you are stuffed in a 6-pack ring.

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I’m beginning to think a snowball might have a good chance in hell.

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Reasons why I never miss a Miss America contest:

Carrie Prejean, Miss California: On whether or not God opposes breast implants: “No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting breast implants as a Christian. I think it’s a personal decision. I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it says you shouldn’t get breast implants.”

Nadine Tanega - Miss Hawaii, At Miss World American 1992: “We are truly the land of the great.

viable and reputable source for proper body donations is the University of California (UC) which is a public land-grant research university system in the U.S. state of California.

Headquarter in Oakland, the system is composed of ten campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz, along with numerous research and academic centres abroad.

The UC system is the state’s land grant university and major U.S. publications generally rank most UC campuses as being among the best universities in the world.

For people residing in the San Diego County (metropolitan area) the University of California San Diego (UCSD) at La Jolla is one of the most prestigious body donor recipients with its University of California Anatomical Donation Program which is among the best by world standards.

UCSD STRIVES FOR PUBLIC TRUST:

ALL PERSONNEL INVOLVED WITH BODY DONATIONS CLEARED BY BACKGROUND CHECKS.

UCSD policies includes critically-important procedures such as

From the rock shores of... Hawaii... to the beautiful sandy beaches of... Hawaii... America is our home.”

Jeannie Anderson, Miss Phillipines: Question: Would you rather be more smart, or more beautiful? “Well, I’d rather choose to be beautiful, um because, to be beautiful it’s natural. But being smart you can learn... you can learn, um a lot of things... a lot of things from the experience... you can learn from a lot of things being smart.”

The Pearl Harbor Girl: What is the most important event in our nation’s history? “In my opinion, Pearl Harbor which occurred on December 7, 1941 was the most significant event in our nation’s history because [long pause] because it ended the great depression and forced us into the World War II, and... [long pause] ...And our country experienced patriotism and unity.”

Miss Panama: Explain the Confucius quote “Learning without thought is labor lost”: “Good evening, Panama. Confucius was one of whom invented confusion and that’s why, uhh... One of the most ancient, he was one of the Chinese.... Japanese who were one of the most ancient. Thank you.”

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robust oversight mechanism, operational checks-and-balances, tracking protocols, secure facilities, and professional personnel who are highly capable and who have “each cleared background checks.”

Their own policy is quite extraordinary by any criteria and they, themselves, state the following:

“We are committed to the dignified, respectful treatment of our donors and to operating programs that maintain ‘public confidence and public trust’ by (exceeding) regulatory requirements and prioritizing the university’s values and ethics. Should you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch with us at (858) 534-1536.”

(Source: https://medicalschool. ucsd.edu>bodydonations)

THE BAD GUYS VS THE GOOD GUYS: BODY DONATION, THE SELECTION PROCESS.

As with all things in life, especially in making important decisions in a capricious world, it is prudent to remain vigilant and pay heed to how the Good Book counsels us: May we stay alert and:

Impossibilities In The World

1) You can’t count your hair.

2) You can’t wash your eyes with soap.

3) You can’t breathe when your tongue is out. Put your tongue back in your mouth, sure you can still breathe, you fool.

Ten Things I Know About You

1) You are reading this.

2) You are human.

3) You can’t say the letter ‘’P’’ without separating your lips.

4) You just attempted to do it. You are an idiot!

6) You are laughing at yourself,

7) You have a smile on your face and you skipped No. 5.

8) You just checked to see if there is a No. 5.

9) You laugh at this because you are a fun loving person & everyone does it too.

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“Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing.”

Today, this metaphor of “wolves in sheep’s clothing” has become a common, general English expression to widely refer to any individual or entity deceiving and preying upon the innocent on many different levels.

WHILE (ORGAN) DONATIONS ARE STRICTLY REGULATED BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, (BODY DONATIONS) ARE NOT.

It must be made clear that, while organ donations within the United States are (strictly regulated) by law – body donations are not.

Anytime something is not regulated by U.S. guidelines, this very fact – unfortunately – encourages criminal behaviour . . . or wolves in sheep’s clothing.

CAUTION: What you are about to read may prove emotionally disturbing, so reader discretion is strongly advised.

MAN DONATES MOTHER’S BODY TO STUDY ALZHEIMER’S LEARNS SHE WAS BLOWN-UP IN MILITARY EXPLOSION TEST

DATELINE: PHOENIX, AZ

Jim Stauffer of Phoenix, Arizona, lovingly donated his precious mother’s body to what he thought was Alzheimer’s Disease Research but learned the grisly truth five years later that she was blown to smithereens in a U.S. Army explosion test to see what unspeakable damage can be done to the human body during warfare.

Doing this without permission of donors or immediate family is a violation of U.S. Army policy, Reuters reports. However, in this scenario, the recipient of the body, Biological Resource Center (BRC), allegedly misled and sold the U.S. Army the body after stating it was approved for bomb testing, according to a Reuters News report.

This unethical act was made possible because there is no federal regulations or “tracking” of donated bodies; otherwise the tracking documentation would have been required for the sale to the U.S. Army along with documented donor approval for the testing of explosives.

In September 2022, a Body Broker Bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate which would have imposed federal regulations on the process of (body) donations, but no vote

was scheduled, ergo, the bill soon died after arrival on the Senate floor.

The horrifying ordeal suffered by Stauffer, who has since joined 32 other people in suing Biological Resource Center – illustrates just how rampant this problem has become.

Stauffer specifically remembers filling out the paperwork he was given and he specifically recalls checking “No” when asked if he consented to his mother’s body to be used to test the effects of military warfare explosives.

A grieving and greatly emotionally-disturbed Stauffer told Phoenix TV station ABC-15 that he is inconsolable over what has happened. Stauffer’s mother, Doris, died in hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and her son promised on her deathbed that she would not die in vain – and donating her body to help research and to fight against dementia was in the plans.

On the very day that Jim Stauffer first learned of his mother’s fate from a Reuters reporter, he curled his lip in anger and clutched his wife Lisa’s arm.

“We did right,” Lisa reassured him. “They just did not honour our wishes.”

BRC was accused of using and selling thousands of donated bodies, which were meant for medical research, but were instead sold for military testing.

JIM STAUFFER WILL NEVER HEAL BUT WANTS PUBLIC AWARENESS SO OTHERS WILL BE SPARED THE SAME FATE.

There will never be any “emotional closure” for Jim Stauffer, nor will the olde cliche “Time heals all” ever apply to his indelibly scarred psyche.

For Stauffer and countless others like him there is no faerie tale ending to all this. As Stauffer spoke to ABC affiliate KNXV about his lawsuit, his own words tug deeply at the heartstrings:

“I don’t see a pathway of ever getting past this. Every time there’s a memory, every time there’s a photograph of my beautiful mother, there’s this ugly thing that happened to her, right there as I hold her precious photo . . . of her staring with great love and trust in her eyes . . . staring . . . just staring right back at me.”

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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.

April 26: 1:00 El Corazon, The Heart of the City John Daley VP Oceanside Historical Society Oceanside historian John Daley returns to give us a look at El Corazon’s history from ranch land to mine and to the Park it is today.

April 26: 2:30 Celebrate Arbor Day Megan Shaw, Urban Forestry Coordinator, What is an urban forest? Learn about the history of Arbor Day, tree introduction to San Diego and current urban forestry missions.

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

Email: 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://foundation.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.

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Beta Sigma Phi Int. 93rd Founder’s Day Sisters Bloom

April 27 • 10:30am

The Hidden Valley Vista City Council of Beta Sigma Phi International will celebrate its 93rd Founder’s Day, “SISTERS BLOOM”, on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 10:30am Shadow Ridge Golf Club, 1980 Gateway Drive. Vista, CA.

All Beta Sigma Phis – active, inactive, on leave, transferees and guests are invited to make a reservation by calling Susie 760-8893552 by April 17, 2024.

Cost is $34.50 per person. Menu Choices: Classic Cobb Salad, Turkey Club Sandwich, or Vegetarian Cobb Salad.

HVVC Chapters will be honoring and celebrating the recipient for the Golden Circle Ritual, Women of the Yearand the installation of the 2024-2025 HVVC officers will be conferred.

Beta Sigma Phi is a social, cultural, and philanthropic International Sorority, headquartered in Kansa City, Missouri, with chapters throughout the world. If you are interested in belonging to a special organization and make many new friends, call Patty at 707-315-9209.

“Hearts Full of Song” May 5 • 3:15 p.m.

Pacific Coast Harmony will present “Hearts Full of Song,” a show of modern four-part acappella harmony music on Sunday May 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5967 La Sendita, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

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UC San Diego Body Donation Memorial Service

Each Memorial Day weekend the first year medical and pharmacy students organize a memorial service for the families of the donors from the past year. They gather to honor the donors and show their gratitude for the education they are provided by the donation. The service consists of administration and faculty speaking about the importance of each donation and the benefit the donations provide to health science education and research. Students will share words of appreciation or musical numbers to express how much the donor meant to their education.

The memorial service is followed by a reception that allows students and families to share stories and thoughtful words with each other.

The Donor Memorial Service will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 p.m. at the Epstein Family Amphitheater, located at . 9480 Innovation Ln, La Jolla, CA 92093. Doors will open at 5:00 pm. The service will take place outside and will be followed by a short reception.

RSVP at https://medschool.ucsd. edu/education/training-facilities/ anatomy-lab/body-donation-program/memorial-service/rsvp.html

San Diego County Fair Hiring

Love the San Diego County Fair? Consider joining our team this summer!

There are a variety of jobs to apply for.

Are you a “people person?” Apply to join Guest Services to work in an information booth, or to be a cashier for our Box Office, Fun Zone or Parking teams.

Do you love art galleries or crafting? The many exhibits programs may be right up your alley.

Man About Town

The Romantic . . .

A friend of mine in Omaha told me she had been essentially snowed in due to 9” of snow. I thought that was bad - but I had lived through that many times before when I lived back in the mid-west, both in Omaha and, later, in Chicago.

Then I heard on the news today that Mammoth Mountain, about a six hour drive north of Escondido and a major Southern California skiing venue, has had over 19” of snow in February alone, breaking

Maybe you’re the outdoorsy type. You might be a great candidate for traffic controller or tram driver.

There are so many jobs to choose from, but they all have one thing in common, they’re integral to the success of San Diego County’s largest and longest-running community event, the San Diego County Fair.

Learn more at https://www.sdfair. com/p/participate/jobs

an all time record. They anticipate being able to offer skiing into July 4th!

The romantic in me recalled many nights of a soft, heavy carpet of fresh snow . . . and the quiet silence that descends after a fresh snowfall. There sometimes is a romance to snow. But not always.

I can remember one time, for example, when traveling to Norway. We were driving north from Oslo up to the more northern areas of Norway . . . headed for a town called Sauda, right at the foot of the Sauda Fjord. En route we traveled over some lovely mountain passes ... beautiful views that only cinematographers and shepherds normally see ... and we were there!

I remember seeing large herds of sheep in the meadows below . . . beautiful isolated farm houses dotted here and there . . . but here, where we were, complete isolation. Not a soul within miles.

I noticed a beautiful little area . . . a small grassy meadow, then an area circled by large boulders . . . and a large snow drift nestled among the boulders and close to the meadow.

I just read a wonderful article in the Paper by Don LOGAY. He gave an exceptional overview of the history of the Titanic including when it sank . Mr LOGAY explained in his article how Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic at 12,400 feet. His article was very detailed and very clearly written . He then went into great description of James Cameron‘s perspective of being totally intrigued with a discovery of the Titanic in 1985 . Mr. LOGAY went into great description of how the building site of the set were done in Baja California near Rosarito. An interesting fact that I never knew, was the water tank used was the world‘s largest ever built to float this magnificent scaled down ship. I always wondered what had happened to the set after they were done filming . The

What a romantic scene I thought . . . and then I thought . . . we’re up on top of a Norwegian mountain, a lovely, pristine site . . . an inviting snow drift . . . and we were all alone. Me and my then-wife, Mary.

The romantic in me came rushing to the fore and we headed for the snow drift fully determined to make love in this wonderfully magic site . . . to create a memory that would last for years to come.

Friend, I have to tell you . . . it is not particularly romantic to attempt to make love in a snow drift . . . no matter how beautiful it is . . . it is still cold! Cold as hell! Not for just one party to the endeavor but to both! Somehow, it just doesn’t seem to work.

Quickly, the romantic in me came to its senses and addressed the realistic element of life.

We scurried back to our nice warm rental car and continued our journey.

A bit later we had descended to this marvelous grassy meadow . . . a soft breeze bounced around among

article explained that there was a lot of waterlogged damage done to the set . Rooms and settings were destroyed during the filming and what remained intact was salvaged. . Some preserved pieces had gone to museums and exhibits worldwide. Pieces that weren’t deemed museum pieces though , we’re left in a pile in a nearby vacant lot. That is where the turning point happened to focus on David CONDON who saw the value in these abandoned pieces that have been left behind . It was also fascinating to learn the journey that Mr. CONDON did for many years to search for neglected pieces from the ship settings . Pieces were used in many different ways . Over 1000 trips down to the local Village in pursuit of remnants mmfrom the set was not in vain. Finally , the transition in his article to Mr. Condon was exceptionally well done. I enjoyed reading this article very much and thought that it brought a whole different perspective to the Titanic on the hundredth and 12th anniversary , Thank you to both of these men for doing an excellent job in re-counting the days of the titanic and the future days ahead collecting remnants that are still keeping the Titanic alive.

Wow! Mr. Morrow, I really, really love your columns! And this lat-

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the alders and pines and whispered gently through the grasses.

What a romantic spot, I thought. And then the romantic in me came to fore one again. Wouldn’t it be a wonderful experience, we thought, to take a nice walk in the meadow, find a suitable spot, lie down among the gentle meadow grasses and make love? Create another wonderful memory that would last for years?

I could almost hear Julie Andrews singing a love song from “A Sound of Music.”

Friend, I have to tell you . . . grassy meadows are not as nice as they appear in the movies . . . nor as nice as they appear from the roadway. You find that once you park your car and walk into that romantic meadow and its whispering grasses . . . those meadows have hundreds of thousands of bugs and insects and they jump up and nip you and become something of a bother. Who, in there right mind, would even consider lying down in

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A jury awarded $58 million to be split between Jim Stauffer and 10 other families against Mr. Stephen Gore, owner of the Biological Resource Centre of Arizona.

The language used by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to describe the Biological Resource Centre of Arizona was simply: “Mr. Gore’s House of Horrors!”

Investigators of the FBI and Attorney General’s Office removed bags filled with human heads, limbs, and organs from the BRC facility. Due to the great lack of sanitation at the BRC, authorities and health officials went to great lengths to track down employees and former employees of the firm who may have been exposed to any number of diseases, including hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV.

In court, Stephen Gore also admitted that his BRC facility provided contaminated tissues to its vendors as well as using donated bodies in ways that did not conform to the wishes of donors.

OVERVIEW: A lack of adequate regulation allowed the Biological Resource Center of Arizona to operate a macabre body-part donation business.

Had he, and many others, selected a bona fide, credentialed university with strictures in place for body donations, none of this would have happened.

Later in this article, we will guide readers on the safeguards and proper channels for body donations to medical science.

SUCH SCENARIOS ARE NOW ON THE RISE NOT ONLY HERE

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a grassy meadow and even attempt to make love?

Once again my cloudy romantic mind was overtaken by Mr. Realism and we sadly walked back to our nice, warm, insect free rental car and continued our journey to Sauda.

Romantic ideas are not limited to the mountains of Norway, however.

There was another time, this time in Omaha, with an old girl friend . . . and we were on the slopes of a golf course, the aroma of freshly mowed grass filling the air . . . a lovely summer morning. Our eyes met and we were both of the same mind . . . romance sometimes does

IN AMERICA BUT ALL OVER EUROPE

CBS News, in a recent broadcast titled “Body Brokers,” reported that this is now happening not only in the United States, but is now a rising problem all over Europe.

Thomas Champney, anatomy professor at the University of Miami has reached out stating:

“Human body parts should not be bought and sold in the same manner as used refrigerators!”

WOMAN DONATES HUSBAND’S BODY TO SCIENCE IS HORRIFIED IT ENDS UP IN “ODDITIES & CURIOSITIES” FREAK SHOW

DATELINE: SEATTLE, WA

American widow, Elsie Saunders, was mortified when there was a knock on her door and she heard the terrifying and God-awful news that her late husband’s body which she thought she donated to science for medical research, was in fact sold to be exhibited and dissected in front of a paying audience as part of a freak show.

Elsie Saunders said she learned about the dissection when she was tracked down by a Seattle-based reporter from King-5, a local television news station.

Instead of her beloved husband’s cadaver going to science research it was sold to an “Oddities & Curiosities” freak show event where it was publicly displayed and spectators paid up to $500 a ticket to see her late husband dissected in a most gruesome and shocking public display which had nothing to do with medical research.

Elsie Saunders stated in a televised newscast: “It’s horrible and uneth-

that to people.

It just seemed to be the most perfectly normal thing to do . . . to embrace each other, to exchange smouldering kisses, to lay down on the freshly mowed grass, and let romance take over.

A great idea it seemed at the time . . . but then two obstacles appeared. There were maintenance crews on the golf course. We were not alone. We were clearly visible to them and they to us. And, of course, our old friends, the insects, were hopping about in the grass and onto us.

Another wonderfully romantic memory that was dashed before it was even created.

Still, on another occasion, when I was but a young lad, I was visiting in Minnesota and a certain young lady was invited to meet me in a hay mow (kind of like an attic in

ical!” after learning that her husband’s body was part of a touring freak exhibition which promotes itself by stating it displays unusual attractions that attract:

“Lovers of the strange, unusual, and bizarre along with taxidermy, horror Halloween-inspired pieces, skulls, bones, and much more!”

Elsie Saunders’ husband was gruesomely on display and then publicly dissected at an event in collaboration with the “Oddities & Curiosities Exposition” which was the grisly main attraction held at the Marriott Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.

Elsie Saunders suffered the gravest of ignominious insults as her husband, David Saunders, a decorated U.S. military veteran who valiantly served our country in both WWII and the Korean War was wrongly and hideously treated for general entertainment.

Her war hero husband died of Covid-19 on 24 August 2021 at the great age of 98.

The news story grew legs and was picked up nationally and internationally and sparked outrage and vitriolic comments from both the general populace as well as the military community at large.

Elsie Saunders had only learned of her late husband’s fate after Seattle news channel King5 sent an undercover reporter to the event and noticed Mr. Saunders’ name written on the cadaver’s tag.

“It makes me really feel saddened that this gentlemen was not given the dignity and the respect that he deserved and what his family thought would be a body donation to a respected medical science research agency,” said Mike Clark, the funeral home director in

a barn, where hay is stored). I preceded her and awaited her arrival. In short order, she arrived and we began to get very well acquainted.

Suddenly, a rotten little freckle faced red-headed baby sister of the young lady in question popped her head up out of a hole in the floor, looked at us and shouted . . . “I’m tellin’ . !” Her name was Diane. Somehow I never forgot the little rascals name. I never did like her after that, either.

We departed that hay mow and barn in a hurry.

I guess somewhere along the line I learned my lesson and decided to only let the romantic in me take over . . . when we were indoors. In a proper and comfortable location.

Sometimes life just ain’t like the movies.

Louisiana who prepared Saunders’ body before Ms. Saunders donated it to Med Ed Labs.

“As far as I’m concerned, it’s horrible, unethical and I just don’t have the words to describe it,” Ms. Saunders stated in another interview with a New Orleans newspaper.

“I have all this paperwork that says his body would be used for science – nothing about this commercialization of his death.”

Elsie Saunders tried to donate her husband’s body to Louisiana State University, which she said would be his last act of patriotism. But LSU declined the donation due to his Covid-19 diagnosis.

As a result, Saunders contacted a private Las Vegas company, Med Ed Labs, which says it was:

“Established to provide medical and surgical education and training for the advancement of medical and surgical innovation.”

Instead, Med Ed Labs allegedly sold Saunders’ body to Death Science for its “Oddities & Curiosity Exposition Show.

Asked to comment, Obteen Nassiri, a Med Ed Labs administrator, stated that Death Science.org’s founder, Jeremy Ciliberto was, quote:

“Beyond dishonest about his dealings with the body.”

(Source: Reuters report by John Shiffman and Brian Grow: https:// www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-bodies-science/)

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Thinking back on the time I spent with Dick Clark . . . late 1968 and 1969, when I managed his radio station in Santa Barbara.

My secretary, Peggy Rogers, had been Gene Autry’s secretary for many years and was now part of the Dick Clark empire. Peggy and her mom lived in Santa Barbara and she was at the radio station (KGUD) when I arrived, and she remained behind when I left for San Diego.

Gene Autry would call Peggy fairly often, just to talk over old times. I never met Gene Autry but always hoped I might get the chance to meet him one day. We did go to

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5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond Carlsbad Boat Drops Rebuilding California Cities

In 2011, the legislature worked in an effort to abolish California’s Redevelopment Districts (RDAs). Although some RDAs were poorly managed, their abolition deprived cities of an important tool that had often been successfully used to stimulate business, create new housing and revitalize blighted areas, especially for older cities

Last Week, the Assembly Local Government Committee, on which I serve as Vice Chair, passed Assembly bill 2945 (AB 2945) introduced by Assemblyman David Alvarez (D – Chula Vista). The bill establishes Reconnecting Communities Investment Agencies (RCIAs), to establish project areas immediately adjacent to freeways (and above or beneath them) so that established communities divided by past highway construction can “reconnect.” RCIAs will be limited to local jurisdictions that already have reconnecting agencies in place to deal with neighborhood blight that can result from highway construction through established communities. During my time on the Escondido City Council, I saw this first hand. Escondido was incorporated in 1888, and the freeway that was built through the town in the 1970s split the city and led to a downward spiral for many adjacent neighborhoods.

Unlike RDAs which were established in many communities throughout California, RCIAs will be limited in scope. There are currently only 10 California cities with reconnecting agencies, including San Diego, San Jose, Los Angeles and Oakland. And like RDAs, oversight, transparency and accountability will be enforced -and annual audits will be required. RCIAs will be limited to a one-half mile radius, low and moderate income housing must make up 30% of all new homes, and any homes removed during construction will be replaced with new homes for similar income levels.

RCIAs would be established at the local level. Financing sources include incremental increases in revenues from property taxes over time, bonds and private sources of revenue. It is my hope that final passage of AB 2945 will restore an important tool that allows local communities to begin rebuilding themselves.

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.

Problem Solved by Christopher Elliott

Amazon return problem: Why am I being charged again?

After Isabel Barne returns two items to Amazon, the online retailer sends her a refund -- and then charges her for one of the items again. Can she get this fixed?

Q: I recently bought scuba equipment from Amazon. The items didn’t fit properly, so I returned them a week later.

Amazon instructed me to print return sheets and take both items to a UPS dropoff. UPS accepted the package and gave me a receipt. Amazon promptly issued refunds to my account for both items.

A few weeks later, Amazon charged me again for one of the items. I called Amazon customer service and a representative assured me the issue was resolved and that Amazon would credit my account. It did not.

I placed a stop payment on my

credit card and told Amazon why I was doing it. I received a series of odd emails from Amazon. In one, the company claimed I didn’t return the item. In another, it said I had returned the item outside the 30-day window for returns. In my last message, Amazon insisted that I had to lift the stop payment but offered no proof that I owed it any money.

I want Amazon to acknowledge a simple product return was completed, clear my account, and stop hounding me to pay again for no valid reason. Can you help me?

~ Isabel Barney, Hollywood, Fla.

A: Amazon first acknowledged the return of both items. But then it claimed that a rash guard was not in the box.

That seems a little strange. Either Amazon received your rash guard,

Last week, I stood alongside the Mayors of Carlsbad, Vista, and San Marcos and the Deputy Mayor of Oceanside to address a pressing concern that affects us all: illegal immigration and maritime smuggling.

Just this past Saturday, another incident unfolded as a boat raced into our shoreline,endangering surfers, swimmers, and our community. Ten individuals disembarked, fled into a Carlsbad neighborhood, and were whisked away in an SUV. What’s deeply troubling is that we do not know who these individuals are, where they originate from, or their current whereabouts.

Since 2020, maritime human smuggling events like this have surged by a staggering 139%. The implications of this trend are dire and demand immediate action.

Last week, the San Diego Border sector witnessed an alarming spike in encounters, topping the country with 6,997 incidents. Since September, we’ve had over 125,000 migrants dropped in San Diego, which doesn’t include those coming upon our shore.

This surge in illegal border crossings, coupled with FBI Director Christopher Wray’s recent warning of terrorist threats, underscores the urgency of the situation.

Furthermore, our current policies exacerbate the problem. California offers free healthcare to illegal immigrants, the County of San Diego provides free legal defense irrespective of the crimes committed, and our status as a Sanctuary State

or it didn’t. Amazon can’t have it both ways.

Packages sometimes get lost enroute to and from a retailer. There’s a standard procedure when that happens. Amazon will replace most lost or stolen packages under its “A-to-Z” Guarantee Protection. But filing a claim can take time, and Amazon may not offer a refund if there’s a third-party seller involved.

But your case is a little odd. I’ve never seen Amazon issue a refund for a return, then charge the customer again, and then fight over a stop payment. Knowing what I do about Amazon, I would say that this wasn’t human error. Instead, it was a series of automated emails sent by an AI. A real person shouldn’t have made this mistake.

I list the names, numbers and email

impedes law enforcement’s ability to collaborate with ICE.

Even if law enforcement were able to respond swiftly to such incidents, state law prohibits them from cordinating with ICE for deportation purposes. This glaring loophole in our system only exacerbates the risks to public safety.

The gravity of the situation cannot be overstated. Other states have taken significant steps to secure their borders, leaving California vulnerable as the path of least resistance. We must address this issue head-on.

We urgently call upon the State of California and the Federal Government to take decisive action. We need harsher penalties for human smugglers, increased resources such as additional Coast Guard and National Guard presence, and the reinstatement of communication channels between law enforcement and ICE.

This is not a complex issue; it’s a matter of safeguarding our communities and upholding the rule of law. We cannot afford to wait for a tragedy to strike before we take meaningful action. The time to act is now.

Thank you for your attention to this critical matter. Together, we can ensure the safety and security of our neighborhoods and our nation.

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

addresses of the Amazon executives on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. It looks like you tried to reach out to them, but that they referred you back to their automated system, which just sent you even more nonsense emails.

You contacted my advocacy team. I got in touch with Amazon. The company contacted you and offered you a “sincere” apology for the difficulties you experienced. It offered you a refund of the $38 it charged your card, plus a $50 Amazon gift card.

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/

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If this (pictured) vehicle’s grill looks familiar that’s about all you’ll recognize from what’s left today of the World War II-era creation of the “Jeep,” the much-needed allterrain vehicle.

The War brought a number of innovations and inventions out of necessity to America and the modern world. The original creation of the “Jeep” by Bantam Reconnaissance Car company was just one of those innovations. However, the term “Jeep” was used for a variety of items long before World War II.

Today we now know the World War II “Jeep” was a four-wheel drive vehicle for reconnaissance or other military duty. A term originally applied to and occasionally on other motor vehicles of the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Air Corps. It also was used by the military as “any small plane, helicopter, or gadget.” The U.S. Navy’s term “jeep carrier” referred to small escort aircraft carriers supplying

Historically Speaking

The Jeep: War Often is the Mother of Invention

larger attack carriers during battle with replacement aircraft.

During World War I the U.S. Army used “jeep” as slang for new uninitiated recruits, or by mechanics referring to new unproven vehicles. In 1937, U.S. Army’s tractors supplied by the farm equipment manufacturer Minneapolis-Moline were called “jeeps.” The B-15 bomber, a precursor of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, also was referred to as a “jeep.”

When it became clear the United States would be involved in the European theater of World War II, the U.S. Army asked some 135 companies to create working prototypes for a four-wheel drive reconnaissance car, but only two firms responded: American Bantam Car Company and WillysOverland. The Army set a nearly impossible deadline of 49 days to supply a working prototype. Because of the Great Depression Bantam had only a skeleton crew but asked freelance designer Karl Probst for help. On July 17, 1940, Probst began work without salary.

Probst basic plan was known as the “BRC” (Bantam Reconnaissance Car). The firm’s bid was submitted in five days. Because the War Department required a large number of vehicles in a short period of time,

Willys granted the government a non-exclusive license to allow other companies to manufacture vehicles using Willys’ specifications. The Army chose Ford as a second supplier.

Final Jeep production versions were built by Willys and Ford with only subtle differences between the two. As the War continued the cost per vehicle trended upwards from the original price under Willys first contract of $648.74. Ford’s price tag was $782.59 per vehicle. Together, Willys-Overland and Ford produced some 640,000 Jeeps, which accounted for approximately 18 percent of all the U.S. wheeled

Travel Troubleshooter

I paid twice for my hotel on Booking.com.

Why did Valeska Wehr pay twice for her stay at a Marriott property in Boston? And why won’t Booking.com, the site through which she made the reservation, help her?

Q: I recently reserved and paid for a room at the Marriott Vacation Club Pulse at Custom House, Boston, through Booking.com. I prepaid $1,191 for my accommodations.

I received a confirmation that I had booked a room at the property and that I had paid for it. However, when we checked out, my husband paid for the room again -- not realizing I had already paid for the hotel through Booking.com.

We had received an email invoice from the hotel, and we left the Marriott not realizing we had paid for our stay twice.

I contacted Booking.com straight

away, but I don’t have a record of our interaction. Booking.com deleted all messages relating to my inquiry. Marriott has referred the matter to Booking.com, and Booking.com will not help me. Is there anything you can do?

A: Booking.com should have charged you once, and Marriott shouldn’t have charged you at all. I know, thank you, Captain Obvious. But it merits repeating. I’ve reviewed your paperwork, and you should have only received one charge.

Marriott believed you hadn’t prepaid your room. You might have been able to clear up the matter while you were at the property, but it looks like your husband didn’t get the memo, either. (Next time, please tell him you’ve prepaid.)

Still, this should have been easy to clear up. But as I review the correspondence between you, Booking.com and Marriott, I see more issues. There’s Booking. com referring you to Marriott, even though this was a Booking.com reservation. And there’s Marriott sending you what appears to be a form letter saying you can’t get loyalty points for your stay in Boston.

Wow, talk about confusion.

After receiving these disappointing responses, there’s only one thing left to do. You have to appeal your case to a higher level. I list the names, numbers and email addresses of the executives at Marriott and at Booking.com on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott. org.

This is not the first time Booking. com has billed one of its customers

military vehicles built during the War.

Jeeps were used by every service of the U.S. military. An average of 145 were supplied to every U.S. Army infantry regiment.

Jeeps were used for many purposes, including field ambulances, tractors, and, with wheels that would run on railway tracks. An amphibious jeep was built by Ford, but it could not be considered a success. As part of the “Lend-Lease” act,

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twice -- I had a similar case a few months ago -- and I’m sure it won’t be the last. You have to watch your final bill carefully. When you give a hotel your credit card for “incidental” expenses, make sure it doesn’t charge you for the room again. It’s happened to me, and let me tell you, it is no fun to resolve it.

But there is a resolution to your case. You reached out to my advocacy team. I contacted Booking. com. It asked for proof of payment, which you furnished. Within a week, you had a full refund of the amount you’d overpaid.

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.

© 2024 Christopher Elliott.

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The original 1940 version of the Jeep
Can I get a refund?

This Type Of Vacation Rental Cancellation Is On The Rise

A few days before flying to Bali, Indonesia, I received an unexpected email from Airbnb: My host had sold my vacation home.

“We’re reaching out with the unfortunate news that your reservation was canceled,” it said. “Your refund is on its way.”

But wait -- I didn’t want my money back. I needed a place to stay while I was in Indonesia. Airbnb assured me I had nothing to worry about. It would find a new rental and cover my extra expenses. But, as always, some restrictions applied.

Sales Cancellations Are On The Rise

Selling a vacation rental out from under a guest is becoming a big problem, say insiders. There are no statistics on the number of vacation rentals with active reservations that are currently for sale. But Justin Gordon, who runs the rental price comparison site HiChee, says more hosts are putting their rentals on platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo while they wait to sell their properties. He’s seen the disruption it causes guests who are about to leave for vacation.

“I felt so sorry for the guests,” he says.

Did I mention the Indonesia rental? That wasn’t my first cancellation. I rented a condo in Oahu a few years ago through Vrbo. A week before I checked in, I got an email saying my stay had been canceled because the property was sold.

“Many homeowners are investors, buying properties low and selling high or holding them for a set number of years as a part of their financial strategy,” explains Matthew Deal, managing director of Element Vacation Homes, a central Florida vacation rental company.

A cancellation can have consequences for the seller. For example, if you list your home on Vrbo, you might have to pay the platform a cancellation fee, which gets higher as your arrival day approaches.

“In addition to financial penalties, repeat offenders may see limited search visibility on the Vrbo app and site, temporary suspension, or revocation of their Premier Host status,” says spokeswoman Nola Lu.

Airbnb has similar restrictions. “We expect Hosts to honor accepted reservations,” says spokesman Aaron Swor.

What are your rights when your vacation rental is sold?

If your vacation rental is sold before you arrive, you have some

rights -- though not as many as you’d assume.

For rentals booked directly through the owner, your rental contract will outline your right to a refund. If you’re dealing with a host who has only one rental or can’t accommodate you at a different property, you’ll get a full refund but you’ll have to start over and find a new vacation rental. Pro tip: Use a credit card to book. If the owner flakes out and tries to keep your money, you can always dispute the charges.

For rentals booked through a popular vacation rental platform like Airbnb or Vrbo, the platform will offer a full refund or or accommodate you at a different rental property. If there’s a price difference -- and there usually is -- then the platform may offer to cover the extra cost.

If you booked through a property management company, your rights may not be spelled out in your contract, but chances are the company will have a plan “B” ready. For example, Element Vacation Rentals has a policy to promptly present multiple options to displaced guests, including comparable properties from its portfolio and those of its competitors. Ask about the policy before you make a reservation.

At least, that is what’s supposed to happen if there’s a cancellation. But let’s talk about what actually does happen.

What if an owner sells a vacation rental?

When an owner sells your vacation rental from under you, you’ll probably feel confused and upset. And even as you’re processing the loss

they rent. They either assume they have no choice but to take the refund and that they’re on their own. Or they believe the vacation rental company must find them a comparable rental and cover any price difference.

But you’re not on your own unless you rented directly through an individual -- and even then, the previous owner may be able to refer you to another rental. And your vacation rental platform won’t automatically find you a new place and pay for it. You may have to negotiate.

The best solution is disclosure. Vacation rental owners should tell you if their property is for sale. Then you can make an informed decision about whether you still want to rent the place -- and take your chances.

of your rental, your host may ask you for a favor.

When the owners of Gerri Detweiler’s Airbnb rental sold their place, her host asked her to cancel the rental. The reason? The host didn’t want to incur a fee from Airbnb. So Detweiler, a personal finance expert from Sarasota, Fla., canceled the stay.

“I didn’t bother booking another rental with Airbnb,” she says.

For both of my cancellations, I had no choice. I was only days away from checking in.

To their credit, both Airbnb and Vrbo helped me. Vrbo found a new rental in Hawaii and covered the price difference. Airbnb offered a coupon and sent me a few options for a replacement rental in Bali. The only one available on such short notice was thousands of dollars more than my original rental, so Airbnb increased the amount of the coupon to cover the extra cost.

The difference between the platforms was in their approach to the situation. Vrbo transferred me to a special team that took care of everything quickly. With Airbnb, it felt like more of a negotiation. But in the end, I was grateful to have the protection of both vacation rental platforms.

This Could Happen To You

This isn’t an abstract issue. Two of this year’s hottest housing markets -- Orlando and Tampa, Fla. -- are popular with vacation renters and likely to have lots of homes that are also on the market.

But that’s not the real problem. It’s that most vacation rental customers don’t know their rights when

Elliott’s Tips For Avoiding A Vacation Rental Cancellation

Getting surprised by a vacation rental sale is preventable. Here are a few strategies:

Talk To The Owner

“Before you rent a vacation home, ask if the place is for sale. If it is, ask what would happen if the unit were to be sold. If it’s sold, talk to the new owners,” says hospitality consultant Steve Turk. “See if they’ll honor your reservation.”

Read The Reviews - All Of Them

If you’re renting on a popular platform, don’t just skim the reviews. Read them. Sometimes, hosts will stop caring about their rental unit if they know they’re going to sell. “Check to see if recent guests have posted any negative reviews,” advises Pete Evering, a business development manager at Utopia Property Management, a rental management company.

Do Your Research

If you have the address of the rental, run a quick online search. If it shows up on Zillow, or Realtor. com, you know you have a problem. Gordon from HiChee is considering developing technology that would notify travelers in case their booked rental shows up for sale on the internet.

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.

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Illustration by Aren Elliott

Chuckles from page 2

10) You are probably going to send this to see who else falls for it.

A precious little girl walks into a PetSmart store and asks, in the sweetest little lisp, between two missing teeth, “Excuthe me, mithter, where do you keep the widdle wabbits?”

As the shopkeeper’s heart melts, he gets down on his knees so that he’s on her level and asks, “Do you want a widdle white wabbit, or a thoft and fuwwy, bwack wabbit, or maybe one like that cute widdle bwown wabbit over there?”

She, in turn, blushes, rocks on her heels, puts her hands on her knees, leans forward and says, in a tiny quiet voice, “I don’t think my python weally gives a thit.”

FUNNY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY ITS TRUE! THE MAN’S A GENIUS!

Everyone concentrates on the problems we’re having in Our Country lately: Illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida .. . . Not me

-- I concentrate on solutions for the problems -- it’s a win-win situation.

* Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

* Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levees.

* Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today?

COWS

Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

THE CONSTITUTION

They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq ..

Why don’t we just give them ours?

It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we’re not using it anymore.

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Protecting Wildlife During Baby Season

Every year, San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife program sees many well intended, but unnecessary, rescues of wild animals brought through their doors.

The most common wild baby animals taken with good intentions are birds, including songbirds, doves, pigeons, crows, ravens, gulls, and ducks. Baby rabbits are also common.

Most wild species are raised by only one parent who must temporarily leave their offspring to search for food. The absence of a parent does not mean the baby has been abandoned. Wild parents are devoted to the care of their young and rarely abandon them. Often, if the adult animal observes humans around their young, they intentionally stay away to not draw attention to the location of their nest or babies. Some mammals only visit their young every 12 hours, to deter predators.

Human intervention also poses the risk of imprinting, making it unsafe to return animals to the wild.

“Uninjured baby animals have the best chance of survival with their natural parents,” said Jon Enyart, DVM, Senior Director of Project Wildlife at San Diego Humane Society. “While we strive to provide the best possible care, our resources are limited, unlike the natural parents, whose only job is to feed and care for their young.”

For injured animals, San Diego Humane Society offers directions at sdhumane.org/wildlife on what to do. For emergencies, please call San Diego Humane Society’s Dispatch at 619-299-7012.

Here is some general guidance if you come across an injured wild animal:

1. Pick the animal up using a towel, cloth or gloves.

2. Put them in an escape-proof box or container with air holes and a towel on the bottom.

3. Keep them in a quiet place away from children or other animals, and cover the container with a towel to keep dark if necessary.

4. Do not attempt to feed or give water.

Pet Parade

5. Minimize handling and interaction.

6. Provide a low heat source, such as a heating pad set to low, under half the box.

7. Contact and drop-off location information for Project Wildlife at https://www.sdhumane.org/ programs/project-wildlife/contact.html#pw-drop-off-location

San Diego Humane Society’s Project Wildlife program is the primary resource for wild animal rehabilitation and conservation education in San Diego County. Each year, SDHS gives more than 10,000 injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals a second chance. At the Ramona Wildlife Center, which they have been operating since 2020, SDHS specializes in caring for native apex predators and birds of prey, including hawks, owls, eagles, coyotes, bears, bobcats and, under special case-by-case authorization, mountain lions.

San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. We offer programs that strengthen the humananimal bond, prevent cruelty and neglect, provide medical care, educate the community and serve as a safety net for all pet families. Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society has campuses in El Cajon, Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona and San Diego. For more information, visit sdhumane.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

Maude Ivory Pet of the Week Marsh

Maude Ivory is Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s pet of the week. She’s a 1-year-old, 9-pound, female, Domestic Short Hair cat with a Brown Tabby coat.

Maude Ivory was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS.) She’s a timid cat who needs a peaceful home.

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

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

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

Meet Marsh, a lively and playful pup! This gentle soul needs some time to get used to new people and places. She can be both a wallflower and a outgoing gal, and that’s what makes her special. Marsh is also known for her intelligence — she’s already mastered “sit” while at the shelter and is eager to learn more! She’s ready to fill the role of your closest companion, best pal and provider of endless love. Her playful antics are sure to bring laughter and her quiet moments will provide comfort. If you’re ready to help Marsh (900324) live her best life, visit San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619-299-7012.

Online profile: https://www.sdhumane.org/adopt/available-pets/animal-single.html?petId=900324

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The Computer Factory

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

thecomputerfactory.net

For those of us who came of age in post war America, singer/songwriters like Bob Dylan and John Denver touched our souls and stoked our spirit. Dylan’s “The times they are a changing” documented our generation’s determination to put thousands of years of harmful discrimination in our year window. Denver’s “Sweet Surrender” beautifully expressed the joy of being young, alive and free. Our determination to make the World a better place coupled with and the jubilation of being alive with the freedom to choose our own path is and will always be, an integral part of the “coming of age” experience.

Our younger generations have

“The times they are a changing”, IW

and the Environment

Part 1 of 2

always been eager to expose and remediate the deficiencies created through the ineptitude of their forbearers. It’s hard wired into our DNA. Young generations bring change and their elders grudgingly adapt. This age old process called progress has created the world in which we live today. Younger generations implement, improve then pass on the technologies handed them by their elders. In earlier years, technological advances like the use of fire, language, and tools took millennia to gain general use. Inventions like the wheel, gunpowder, the printing press and the compass spread quickly throughout a far more connected world. By the 19th and 20th centuries, the uptake of new technologies like electric power, automobiles, air travel, vaccines and phones occurred within a lifetime. In today’s 21st century, the latest technologies get the fast track benefit of the IW (Intelligent Web). The combination of broadband Internet and AI “artificial intelligence” created the IW in late 2001. By 2010, 90% of World population enjoyed access to it.

Having instant access to virtually the entire breadth and depth of human technology, history and culture created an interesting disparity between the cognitive processes of the DNs (Digital Natives) who grew up with the IW and the DIs (digital Immigrants) who became adults prior to the existence of the

IW. Both DNs and DIs today use the IW extensively, but in different ways. DNs have incorporated the IW as a part of their own internal cognition. They make little if any distinction between their own internal data storage and Intelligence and that available to them through access to the IW. They have internalized the data and intellectual power of the Internet as part of their own cognitive resources. By contrast the DI’s regard the AI and data storage capabilities of the IW as external resources, useful as an adjunct to their own internal cognition base.

Both DNs and DIs use the IW’s extensive data base and AI to provide information and solutions. DIs reason check the AI informa-

tion against their internal data and cognition. If there is a conflict, they take action to find a resolution. DNs are more likely to accept IW solutions for two reasons. First, because they regard the IW as a trusted internal resource and second, because they have more limited life exposure to alternative solutions.

What we today call the IW will certainly continue to evolve and improve as will our connection devices. It seems likely that future generations will continue to increase man-kinds dependency on the IW’s growing data storage and ever more effective AI. In Part 2 we’ll discuss the role of the IW in helping us deal with our planets looming environmental problems.

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

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

Just Because Your Pet is Free Doesn’t Mean It’s a Free Pet

Adoption fees will be lowered or waived at participating animal shelters during Bissell Pet Foundation’s “Empty The Shelters” adoption drive May 1 through 15. By making pet adoption more affordable, the Bissell Pet Foundation is making adoption the best option for bringing a pet into the family.

There are 410 participating animal shelters in 43 states and Canada. That includes Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, San Diego Humane Society campuses in San Diego, El Cajon, Escondido,

and Oceanside, Humane Society of Imperial Valley in El Centro, Animal Friends of the Valley in Wildomar, and 17 other shelters throughout California.

At Rancho Coastal Humane Society, the adoption fee will be waived for dogs and cats six months and older. Our friends at San Diego Humane Society are dropping adoption fees to only $25 for cats and dogs seven months and older.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society already has programs to help Seniors and Veterans when they adopt pets.

• The Pets for Patriots program waives adoption fees for veterans. Standard procedure includes an adoption survey and interview. Veterans can apply online.

• Our Seniors-for-Seniors Program places senior cats and dogs, seven years or older, with senior citizens who are 60 years or older. The adoption fees are paid by a generous Rancho Coastal Humane Society benefactor.

What does the headline mean? Why isn’t a free pet free?

Even if the adoption fee for your pet is lowered, waived, or paid by somebody else, you’ll still be responsible for your pet for the rest of its life.

Just like having a human baby, the long-term expense is something you should consider before you get a new pet.

• Food

• Training

• Licenses for dogs

• Veterinary care

• Annual vaccinations

In most cases, your human baby will grow up, move out, and become selfsufficient. Your four-legged, furry kid will need you the rest of its life. Probably even more during its senior years.

If you adopt a pet during Empty The Shelters, take that money you saved on the adoption fee and put it into a bank account for your pet’s future needs, or invest it in pet insurance.

Don’t deprive yourself of love you can’t buy at any price.

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Donor from page 5

THE UNSPEAKABLE RISE OF “BODY BROKERS & BLACK MARKET OF DEAD BODIES”

The U. S. Government, FBI, the majority of U. S. states, and nationwide news media have all joined forces in declaring war on a rising sinister business preying off the American public, all of which was captured in a riveting and most shocking CBS Reports documentary titled:

“BODY BROKERS & BLACK MARKET OF DEAD BODIES!”

Special Agent Paul Micah Johnson, an investigator for the FBI’s Detroit Division, has spent the last decade – along with other FBI agents around the nation – looking into what he called a “vast grey and black market of dead human bodies!”

And The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, a statute adopted by 47 U.S. states, is now trying to rein in this problem of non-transplant tissue industry.

It is against U.S. law to (sell) body organs.

AVOID FRAUDSTERS: BEST WAY TO DONATE BODY OR ORGANS TOWARD SCIENCE & MEDICAL RESEARCH.

Be extra careful of companies and/ or agencies with scientific-sounding names, such as the aforementioned Biological Resource Centre (BRC), but are in reality not wellknown or legitimately recognised nor endorsed by the scientific community.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BELOW ARE ANSWERED BY UCSD WEBSITE;

1. Can a person be too old to donate his or her body?

Answer: No. Upper age is not a consideration in body donation. However, Dr. Erin L. Wilcox, who heads the body donor program at UCSD, informed The Paper that the minimum age of a donated body is 18.

2. What is the final disposition following the study?

Answer: After studies are completed – generally a period of one to three years – the remains are cremated. Cremains are scattered at sea. Cremains are not returned for private disposition, and no notification of final disposition will be sent to the family.

3. Can I choose the type of medical research for my body donation, such as a request for the study of cirrhosis of the liver due to alcoholism?

Answer: A potential body donor cannot designate what their donation might be used for. Donations are used for the greatest need at the time of death. Most donations are used to teach medical and pharmacy students, and for physician continuing education. A small number are used to teach students in allied health fields such as nursing and physical therapy. Additionally, some donations are used for research or by surgeons to study new operative techniques. We do ask for medical history of the potential donor, that way if there is a research request for something specific, we can facilitate the best possible match. All donations play a critical role in helping medical students master the complex anatomy of the human body and will provide researchers with the essential tools to help our patients of tomorrow.

Further questions and answers can be found on the UC San Diego School of Medicine website: https://medschool.ucsd.edu/education/body-donation/Pages/Frequently-Asked-Questions.aspx

It should be clarified that other universities may have different policies, answers, qualifications, and criteria than UCSD, so readers are advised to seek them out as needed.

In regards to UC San Diego School of Medicine at La Jolla, to request a UCSD Body Donor Forms Packet and/or for further information, please call or write:

Body Donation Program

University of California, San Diego 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0627 San Diego, CA 92093

Tele. (858) 534-4536

Fax: (858) 534-6019

Email: bodydonation@ucsd.edu

They can answer any questions pertaining to filling out the donor packet as well as related queries. .

INCENTIVES FOR BODY DONATIONS: COST FREE, ADVANCES RESEARCH & VARIOUS TRANSPLANTS SAVE COUNTLESS LIVES.

1. According to a recent study by the National Funeral Directors Association, the average cost of a funeral is $8,300. The median cost of a funeral with cremation is about $6,280. Body donations to an accredited university medical school is free.

2. Research from donated bodies to accredited science/medical research institutions have advanced the understanding of diseases and their causes and promotes new pathways for treatment, cures, along with organ and tissue transplants that have improved and saved the lives of countless people.

REMEMBER: ORGAN & TISSUE TRANSPLANTS NOT JUST FOR ADULTS, BUT FOR NEWBORN INFANTS, BABIES & CHILDREN.

Medical transplants of every kind are not only for adults, but for newborn babies, infants, and little children.

Many of the conditions that prompt the need for transplants can occur as early as infancy, including heart issues, heart muscle disease, or liver diseases, to cite just a few examples.

RADY CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IN SAN DIEGO: NEARLY 20,000 CHILDHOOD SURGERIES LAST YEAR INCLUDING HEART TRANSPLANTS.

In the fiscal year of 2023, Rady Children’s Hospital performed 19,636 childhood surgeries, 402 heart surgeries, 57 heart transplants, and attended to 16,777 children outpatient visits, and with blood and marrow transplants along with their around the clock treatment of childhood cancer.

Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego, is dedicated to medical research and is the only San Diego area hospital (exclusively) dedicated to pediatric health care and the only designated children’s trauma centre in San Diego. Rady’s Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the entire United States by U. S. News & World Report.

SPECIAL THANKS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.

I wish to personally thank Dr. Erin L. Wilcox who heads the body donor programme at UCSD La Jolla in answering key questions and also to acknowledge the phenomenal pediatric work at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego for focusing on salvaging and saving the lives of innocent newborn babies, infants, and children.

There is no higher calling than saving precious lives, and UC San Diego School of Medicine, and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego are two stellar examples which are deserving of our gratitude, support, and funding.

Historically Speaking from page 7

nearly 30 percent of all Jeeps produced were supplied to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.

After the War, the British designed their popular all-terrain “Land Rover” which was inspired by the Jeep. Pulitzer Prizewinning war correspondent Ernie Pyle called the Jeep, along with the Coleman G.I. Pocket Stove, “… the two most important pieces of non-combat equipment ever developed.”

Jeeps became even more famous following the war as they became available on the surplus market. Some ads claimed to offer “Jeeps still in the factory crate.” But Jeeps were never shipped from the factory in crates (although Ford did “knock down” Jeeps for easier shipping, which may have perpetuated the myth.

U.S. military personnel familiar with life in the Philippines will recognize the term “Jeepney” as a unique type of taxi or bus created by Filipino taxi drivers. The first “Jeepneys” were original U.S. military-surplus vehicles left behind following WWII and Filipino independence in 1946.

Many explanations of the origin of the word “jeep” have proven difficult to verify. The most widely held theory is the military designation GP (for Government Purposes or General Purpose) was slurred into the word Jeep in the same way the contemporary HMMWV (for High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle) has become the “Humvee.”

The “Jeep” brand has gone through many owners, starting with WillysOverland, which filed the original trademark application for the “Jeep” brand name in February 1943. In 1945 Willys proceeded to produce the first civilian Jeep, copyrighting the name in 1946. Being the only company that continually produced “Jeep” vehicles after the war, in 1950, Willys was granted the name “Jeep” as a registered trademark.

Today, most of society recognizes the brand “Jeep” as just another automotive company. Manufactured by Fiat-Chrysler, Jeep vehicles are the result of that funny little military car Karl Probst designed as war clouds were gathering. Those small four-wheeled drive vehicles were a far cry from today’s sleek, modern family cars. Jeep has emerged as one of the more important war-time innovations that, in five days of July 1940, was quickly drawn up for the U.S. War Department. No one could have imagined what an impact Jeep would make on American military and civilian society.

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Man About Town from page 5

Autry’s Melody Ranch studios in Los Angeles on several occasions. They produced a country music show there and we got to know most of the stars . . . all of whom have now faded into show biz obscurity.

Thanks to Dick, we often got invites to soirees that he would put on in Hollywood. I remember one show in particular where we got to meet Glen Campbell, when he was on top of the musical world. Young, handsome, talented. Cocaine had not yet taken its toll on him. Today, he’s not only recovering from frequent bouts with alcohol and narcotics but is now in the early stages of dementia. He can still sing . . . but has to use cue cards to recall the lyrics. But back then? Top of the charts.

We met Hank Thompson and his Brazos Valley Boys . . . a number of other country stars. Food was tops, we sat at Dick Clark’s table . . . but didn’t see that much of him as he was all over the arena, the studio, and the stage, making sure the show flowed smoothly.

I remember my ex, Mary, was understandably upset with me for not taking her to Hollywood for the event. She would love to have met Glen Campbell . . . but I honestly didn’t know what the plans were when Dick invited us down for “a getogether.” I thought it might just be a business meeting and she, Mary, would be bored. I had no idea, before we left Santa Barbara, that we were gonna be in the

middle of show biz history and be surrounded by musical stars.

KGUD was a country music station . . . so it was natural that we went to an awards show that featured top country stars. Aside from Glen Campbell and Hank Thompson, I can’t remember who all else was there. Needless to say, there was plenty of glitter and plenty of big money floating around. (Dick also owned a radio station in Riverside . . . not sure if that was country music format or not; it’s been a few years).

Later that year we staged a country music show at the Granada Theatre (our studios were on the eight floor of the Granada Theatre building). I had the honor of introducing Dick Clark . . . who then proceeded to emcee the rest of the show. The cast was that from the Melody Ranch Show that played on live tv in LA every Saturday. Mary was there that night . . .and, again . . . I screwed up. I forgot to introduce Mary to Dick Clark. I was so busy working backstage and trying to ensure that all went well that time just got away from me and, before we knew it, the show was over and we all went our separate ways.

I saw Dick Clark reasonably often . . . but most of my dealings were with “Poppa Clark,” Dick’s dad. A nice old gent . . . sharp business man. He had been a manager of big radio stations back east, so was a great help with business ideas. (Dick had gotten his start in the mail room, later on the air, at the station his dad managed). There

was some kind of medical or mental problem with Dick’s mom. I met her once and she seemed kinda distant. I think she may have been in the early stages of dementia. We knew a bit less about it then than we do now. Poppa Clark, however, was always sharp as a tack. I enjoyed his company. Occasionally, Poppa Clark would bring Fran LaMaina along. Fran was a young accountant, not sure if he was a CPA, but he was a financial whiz, and he handled Dick’s considerable wealth.

Dick had a reputation as being very tight fisted with a dollar. I never found that to be the case. I thought he was very generous with me. I never had a complaint with him. I thought he paid me very well together with all kinds of benefits.

Poppa and Momma Clark are long since gone . . . and, now, at age 82, so is the Eternal Youth, Dick Clark.

He treated me well . . . I enjoyed working with and for him. He’s left me with pleasant memories. Rest in Peace. ***

I’m reminded of an old time television show that most young ‘uns won’t remember . . . “The Real McCoys.” In the show, Walter Brennan played Grandpa McCoy . . . he had a hitch in his getalong and walked with kind of a funny limp and almost looked like a marionette with his arms going akimbo, limping heavily . . . plus he was an

irascible cuss.

Fast forward to today. I have something wrong with my left hip. So guess who looks like Walter Brennan? My ex-wife and my eldest son got a good chuckle out of watching me hobble/limp along looking for all the world like Gramps McCoy.

It’s probably nothing and may go away ... but if it doesn’t, I’ll get myself to a doctor . . . maybe see a chiropractor first. Hmmmm... who do I know that’s a chiropractor, is on Facebook, and is a fellow Kiwanian? I know! Dr. Steve! (Heilman). Will have him check me out first. I worry about a hip going out, and having to have hip replacement surgery. Perhaps it’s something simple and Dr. Steve can just give a tug, a pull, and pop a vertebrate or two and I’ll be right as rain.

Meanwhile, if you see me on the street . . . try not to laugh.

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Oodles from page 3

The music spans the Great American Songbook, Broadway theater and film, popular songs, and beyond.

A highlight of the show will be a special appearance by Frequency, a tenorbass acappella group at UC San Diego, founded in 2008 and completely student-run. Several other PCH members’ quartets will also perform.

The show will follow a reception from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Food and beverages are included in the ticket price.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased by emailing PacificCoastHarmonyInfo@gmail.com or by calling (619) HARMONY /427-6669.

Pacific Coast Harmony is an acappella ensemble based in La Jolla, California, under the direction of Bonnie McKibben, an award-winning director, quartet champion, and recording artist. The chorus will be competing at the Barbershop Harmony Society’s International Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in early July.

For more information, visit PacificCoastharmony.org or call (619) 427-6669. ***

The Women’s Club of Escondido Vintage Fashion Show

May 11 • 1pm

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

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

The fashion show will be held at 751 N. Rose Street in Escondido. For more information and tickets call 619-861-0395.

Zumba Fitness

Sundays 9 am

Beginning Sunday, May 4th

The City of Escondido Recreation Dept. will begin offering a dance fitness class on Sundays at 9 am at East Valley Community Center. This class, using easy-to-follow movements and a variety of music, welcomes all fitness levels.

Registration opens April 16th 8am ***

Woman’s Club Meeting

May 6 • 10:30am

The next meeting of the Woman’s Club of Escondido will be on Monday, May 6th, starting at 10:30am, at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St., Escondido (corner of Mission Ave). We will be finalizing details for our “Vintage Fashion Show” fundraiser to be held at the clubhouse on Saturday, May 11th, at 1:00PM, and there will be Food, Drinks, Raffles, and Prizes. The cost is $45.

The meeting program we have been looking forward to will be presented by Gina Esoldi with “Next Step Service Dogs.” In addition, we will be filling backpacks for children at Head Start and Growing Minds.

Highlights for the meeting will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo, with music, Margaritas and Mexican food.

Lunch will follow the program and is $20/person. Guests and potential members interested in knowing more about the Woman’s Club are welcome.

Call the Club’s office at 760-7439178, leave your name and phone number so someone can contact you for your reservation. We look forward to having you attend our meeting.

El Camino Quilters Guild Meeting

May 14 • 9:30am

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

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

For more information elcaminoquilters.com or email info@elcaminoquilters.com.

El Camino Quilters is a non-profit group. We donate hundreds of quilts and other handmade items to a variety of groups including Rady Children’s Hospital, Senior centers, hospitals, police and military groups.

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Calling all EHS Cougars Class of 1974

Aren’t you curious about the life choices and twists and turns of your old buds life journeys so far? Don’t you want to reconnect with people who knew you when . . . well, you know. Here’s your chance!

Our GOLDEN Reunion is coming up and we’re ready to celebrate the facts that we graduated AND we’re still here to party like its 2024! The event is on Saturday, May 18 th between 11 am and 3 pm at our old stomping

grounds, Escondido High Football Stadium. The tasty lunch will be catered by the Wrangler BBQ, a longtime sponsor of this annual event.

Tickets and other information can be found on the reunion website: EHSGoldenReunion.org

Tickets are $45 per person and includes food, soda and water. Riding tours of the campus are free. Handicap parking is provided.

This important event is made possible by the EHS 2024 Reunion Committee in association with the Cougar Alumni Club, a 503c nonprofit organization. All donations made to the EHS Golden Reunion are tax deductible.

Vista’s Moonlight Theater 2024 Concert Series

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

Concert Lineup

May 23: Mariachi Divas

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

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

June 27: ABBA-Mania: The Best of ABBA

June 28: Chicago Nights starring Jason Scheff

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

August 1: José Feliciano & Tito Puente Jr.

August 2: Yesterday & Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience

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

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

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

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

Ticket Prices

Ticket costs vary depending on event type and seat selection.

Orchestra $45-$95

Reserved $35-$68

Fringe $35-$68

Reserved Lawn $35-$68

Gen Lawn $25-$58

Discount Packages

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

3-5 Concerts = 10% discount

Letters from page 4

est entry on Jack White and Muhammad Ali is just superb! Even those of us who may not have been around when this happened -- well, you’re thee ‘professor’ we all wish we had in school! You make history come alive! I must confess that I had some of the most boring teachers in school! You’re a wonderful storyteller and when you’re at the top of your game -- no one compares to you! As a fellow-writer for The Paper, I feel privileged to read your columns in advance of their publication! I’m spoiled rotten that way! You’re everything that is right in the world, Mr. Morrow. You’re a true American. And if you were my school teacher -I never would’ve missed a single day of school

6-10 Concerts = 15% discount

11+ Concerts = 20% discount

Questions? Call our box office: 760.724.2110. Customer Service hours are noon to 5 pm weekdays. Purchase tickets online at https:// my.moonlightstage.com/events

Oceanside Independence Parade

June 29 • 10am

On Saturday, June 29, the 28th Annual Oceanside Independence Parade will honor local leaders and community members. This years’ parade theme is “Celebrating Our Heritage,” highlighting our community’s cultural roots. Sponsors of the parade include the City of Oceanside, County of San Diego Community Enhancement Grant, and Genentech. The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of North Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue and travel north on Coast Highway to Civic Center Drive. More than 100 parade entries are expected to march, roll, walk and drive down historic Highway 101.

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

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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006654

The name of the business: Simplihom, located at 1030 La Bonita Dr., #350, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Magnuson Homes Inc., 1030 La Bonita Dr., #350, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Jill Magnuson, Secretary with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/25/2024

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006323

The name of the business: Love

God More Ministries, located at 790 Via Bahia, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Belinda Menna, 790 Via Bahia, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 2/24/2022

/s/ Belina Menna with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 3/20/2024

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT 2024-9007068

First day of business: N/A /s/ Glen P. Kiehl, Corporate Secretary with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/27/2024 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9006733 The name of the business: Seaside North Physical Therapy, located at 4 Creekside Dr., Unit 320, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Matthew Scott Doull, 4 Creekside Dr., Unit 320, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Matthew S. Soull with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/26/2024 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9005402

is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Bryan Dean Vander Mey with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/29/2024 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25/2024

The name of the business: Azure Destination Wedding & Travel, located at 2130 Sunset Drive, #46, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Linda Shirley Birdsall, 2130 Sunset Drive, #46, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Linda Shirley Birdsall with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/8/2024

LEGALS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9007651

name of the business: Home2 Suites By Hilton Carlsbad/San Diego, located at 1901 Wright Place, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant Royal Hospitality Carlsbad, PO Box 3872, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067. This business is operated by a Limited Liabiality Company.

First day of business: 6/8/2020 /s/ Ryong Cho, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/26/2024 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT 2024-9007573

The name of the business:

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

/s/ Abram Moedano with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/8/2024 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9007166

The name of the business: 5 Star Cleaning Service, 5 Star Cleaning Services, located at 831 Millbrook Pl., Escondido, CA 92026. Registrant Jose E. Nieto, 831 Millbrook Pl., Escondido, CA 92026. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Jose E. Nieto with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/2/2024 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9006133

The name of the business: Park Place Chiropractic, located at 955 Boardwalk Ste 305, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Robert D Olson Integrative Chiropractic Inc., 955 Boardwalk Ste 305, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 3/14/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9008289

The name of the business: Ethical Resource, located at c/o 1177 Adena Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Kevin James Camperell, 1177 Adena Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/17/2024 /s/ Kevin James Camperell with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/17/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9006396

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9008184

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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2024-9008073

/s/ Robert Olson, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 3/19/2024 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2024

The name of the business: Raelee Impressions, located at 4653 Carmel Mountain Rd., 306-128, San Diego, CA 92130. Registrant Linda Le Blevins 4653 Carmel Mountain Rd, 308-128, San Diego, CA 92130. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/15/2024

/s/ Linda Lee Blevins with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

located

16360

B, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128. Registrant Arya Zokaei, 6360 Avenida Venusto Suite B, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/1/2024 /s/ Arya Zokaei with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/5/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9008082

The name of the business: Health is Wealth, located at 355 Forest Place, Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Chyla Solei Castillo, 355 Forest Place, Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Chyla Solei Castillo with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/15/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME

STATEMENT 2024-9007465

The name of the business: Got Gold, located at 1215A South Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Registrant Frank James Neu, 1215A south Mission Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/3/2011

/s/ Frank James Neu with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/5/2024 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16/2024

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE RONALD GERARD NEILSON Case No. 24PE000608C

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA,

heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate or both, of Ronald Gerard Neilson, aka, Ronald G. Neil- son, aka Ronal Neilson. A petition for pro-bate has been filed by Karissa Neilson in the Superior Court of California, County of San Diego, 1100 Union Street, San Diego, CA. 92101. Central Courthouse, - Probate Division. The Petition for Probate requests that Karissa Neilson be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for exami- nation in the file kept by the court. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: 05/23/25 Time: 1:30 pm Dept: 503 Address of court: Same as noted above. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general per- sonal representative, as defined in Section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the

First, I discovered America, then I discovered

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Ever since I can remember I’ve had the burning desire to discover new places, new adventures. Because of this, I set out to discover a new country . . . and I was successful. I even ventured inland a great many miles where I discovered a place I called Minnesota. “This,” I thought, “would be a great place for Scandinavians.” So I headed back to Norway to recruit settlers. While I was gone, some clown named Columbus claimed he discovered America.

Life ain’t fair. Except life also give us The Paper. I read it whenever and wherever I go exploring and only buy from those who advertise in The Paper. It’s a Viking thing.

Your friend, Eric the Red

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