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About the only time most of us take notice of “time” is when we have to keep an appointment, catch an airplane, find out when our favorite TV program is aired, or cuss out the time it takes to change to and from that confounding Daylight Savings Time.

It’s often a conversation starter,

or ender. When there’s nothing else to say, you a can always ask, “What time is it?” It’s a fourletter word that comes up in all sorts of contexts – having the time of your life, time is money. You can kill it, waste it, run out of it, have it on your hands. To prevent it from slipping past us, we measure it. We mark time.

Groucho Marx may have said it best, “Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.”

The Egyptians are credited with being the first to break up the day into minutes some 3,500 year ago. They used a T-shaped bar on a sundial that measured out the hours and points in between. That was OK for timing visitors to the Pyramids but didn’t help Shang-dynasty hunters in ancient China cut to the chase on time.

To the ancient Chinese and Greeks, time was part of nature’s

cyclic processes – dawn to dusk and cold winter to cozy summer. The farmer worked according to the elements, the craftsman for as long as they felt it necessary to perfect their product. Folks were not concerned with the exact time. There still are fishing teams that tell time by the tides and farmers who base it on the seeding season.

While civilizations became highly sophisticated, their means

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of measuring time remained primitive -- the hour glass with its trickling sand or dripping water, the sundial that was useless on overcast days, and the candle or lamp with an unburnt remnant of wax or oil indicating the number of hours that passed. All these devices where approximate and inexact, and were often rendered unreliable by the weather or the laziness of the attendant. At =world was there more than a tiny minority concerned with time in the terms of mathematical exactitude.

That’s changed. Today, we live in a world tied to the mechanical and mathematical clock. It dictates our movements. This instrument we take with us on our wrists, in our cell phones, and mounted on our automobile dashboard turns time from a process of nature into a commodity that can be measured and bought and sold. Just think of an attorney who charges several hundred bucks an hour. Without this means of exact time-keeping, industrial capitalism could never have developed.

The clock is today’s tyrant. It’s more powerful than all the machines we operate. So let’s take a bit of time to trace the historical development of the timepiece.

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It is a frequent circumstance of history that a culture or civilization comes up with a development that can be used for its destruction. The ancient Chinese invented gunpowder, which was developed by military experts and eventually led to the Chinese civilization being destroyed in updated warfare. Similarly, the supreme achievement of medieval craftsmen in Europe was the invention of the mechanical clock that, with its harnessing of time, materially assisted the destruction of medieval culture and the growth of capitalism. Think of what today’s Artificial Intelligence is doing to our time.

Tradition tells us that the clock appeared in the 11th century as a device for ringing bells at regular prayer-time intervals in the monasteries where the regimented lives of the monks was the closest social approximation to the modern factory. The first authenticated clock appeared in the 13th century but it took another 100 years for clocks to become common ornaments on public buildings in German cities. These early clocks, operated by weights, did not keep uniform time. It was not until the 16th century that any great reliability was obtained. But even the accuracy of those clocks was relative because they were equipped with hour hands only. The clock made in London’s Hampton Court in 1540 is said to have been the first accurate

husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Davis, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras:

1. June 15: He took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people’s carts when they weren’t looking.

2. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

clock in the country.

The idea of measuring time in minutes and seconds had been thought out by mathematicians as far back as the 14th century but it took the invention of the pendulum in 1657 to provide sufficient precision to permit the addition of a minute hand. The second hand did not appear until the 18th century.

It was during that time that capitalism used its advancing control of time to take advantage of the industrial revolution and establish its form of society.

The clock represents the key machine of the machine age, both for its influence on technology and its influence on the habits of men. It was the first really automatic machine that attained any importance in their lives. Before its invention, machines depended on some external and unreliable force, such as water, wind and human or animal muscle. The Greeks had invented a few primitive automatic machines that, like Hero’s steam engine, were used to provide “supernatural” effects in the temples or for amusing the tyrants of ancient Levantine cities.

The clock was the first automatic machine and clock-making became the industry from which men developed the skills for machine-making that evolved into the technical talent they needed

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he’d invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ‘Why can’t you people just leave me alone?’ EMTs were called.

9. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

to produce the complicated machinery of the industrial revolution.

The clock also has had a moreradical influence on society than any other machine, in that it was the source by which life was regulated. The clock provided the means by which time could be measured clearly on a simple dial that everyone could understand. Time as duration became disregarded and men began to talk and think of “lengths” of time just as if they were talking about lengths of calico. And time, being measurable, got you to the factory on time and had you omplete your work on time.

The new industrialists rapidly became time-conscious. Time symbolized the labor of workers and came to be regarded as the raw material of industry. The timekeeper became one of the most significant of the new types of officials introduced to the working world.

Employers in the early factories went so far as to manipulate their clocks or sound their factory whistles at the wrong times to defraud their workers of some of this valuable new commodity – their labor.

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tion and screamed ‘OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!’

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, ‘Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here.’ One of the clerks passed out.


Government surveyors came to Ole’s farm in the fall and asked if they could do some surveying. Ole agreed, and Lena even served them a nice meal at noon time.

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target.

Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse.

Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target:

Dear Mrs. Davis:

, Over the past six months, your

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women’s restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, ‘Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away’. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a ‘CAUTIONWET FLOOR’ sign to a carpeted area.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the ‘ Mission Impossible’ theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his ‘Madonna look’ by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled ‘PICK ME! PICK ME!’

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal posi-

The next spring, the two surveyors stopped by and told Ole, “Because you were so kind to us, we wanted to give you this bad news in person instead of by letter.”

Ole replied, “Vaat’s da bad news?”

The surveyors stated, “Well, after our work here, we discovered your farm is not in Minnesota but is actually in Wisconsin!”

Ole looked at them and said, “Dat’s

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

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The influence of the clock imposed a regularity on the lives of the factory workers that had previously been known only in the monastery. Men actually became like clocks, acting with a repetitive regularity that had no resemblance to the rhythmic life of a natural being. They became, as the Victorian phrase put it, “as regular as clockwork.”

Only in rural districts, where the natural lives of animals, plants and the elements were not driven by a timepiece, did the population avoid succumbing to the deadly tick-tock of monotony.

This new regimentation of life was imposed upon the unwitting and unwilling poor by the clock-owning masters. The factory worker reacted in his spare time by living with a chaotic irregularity characterized in the gin-sodden slums of early 19th century industrialism. Men fled to the timeless world of drink.

The idea of a life of regulation gradually spread downwards among the workers. Nineteenth century religion and morality played their part by proclaiming “wasting time” was sinful. In the church and in the school, in the office and in the workshop, punctuality was held up as one of the greatest of the virtues. The introduction of mass-produced watches and clocks in the 1850s spread time-consciousness among those who had previously merely reacted to the stimulus of the factory bell and whistle.

Out of this slavish dependence on mechanical time that spread into every class in the 19th century grew the demoralizing regimentation of life that characterizes factory and office work today, such as hurried meals and the twice-a-day rush for trains, buses or freeway freeze. This gave birth to the “clock watcher” who “killed time”

The clock is a highly respected machine because it sets the tempo and co-ordinates the activities of our highly developed society just as the other machines coordinate the labor required to produce the goods and services vital to keeping ahead of time in our daily lives.

The first person to propose the use of coordinated world-wide time zones was Sir Sandford Fleming, a Scottish-born Canadian engineer, after he missed a train back in 1878. He suggested dividing the world into 24 time

zones that were each 15 degrees of longitude apart. The reason for this is that the earth rotates 15 degrees every hour, and a full 360 degrees in 24 hours.

The official definition of a time zone is a longitudinal geographic location that observes a uniform area for legal, commercial and social purposes. While the 24 time zones currently circling the globe are programmed to be 15 degrees apart longitudinally, they often follow the boundaries between states, countries and their subdivisions instead of strictly following longitude degrees because it is convenient for areas in frequent communication to keep the same time … like railroads, airlines, and communications networks.

Time calculated from the position of the sun in the sky is known as solar time. It varies by location due to the spherical shape of the Earth. This variation corresponds to four minutes of time for every degree of longitude. For example, when it’s solar noon at the Greenwich Mean Time meridian line in downtown London, it’s about 10 minutes before solar noon in Bristol England, which is some 2.5 degrees longitudinally to the west of the British capital.

The British Royal Observatory in Greenwich was founded in 1675, establishing “Greenwich Mean Time” (GMT), the solar time at that location. Because of that observatory’s reliability, astronomers developed GMT as an aid to mariners to determine longitude at sea. U.S. military units today refer to GMT as “Zulu Time.”

As transportation and telecommunications improved in the 19th century, it became increasingly inconvenient for each location to observe its own solar time. In November 1840, the Great Western Railway that served southern England started using GMT kept by portable chronometers, the forebears of pocket and wrist watches. This practice was soon followed by other railway companies in Great Britain and became known as “Railway Time.”

About mid-1852, time signals began to be transmitted by telegraph from the Royal Observatory. By 1855, Great Britain’s public clocks were using GMT but it didn’t become the country’s legal time until 1880.

Time-keeping by North Ameri-


Fallbrook Vintage Car Show

May 28 • 10am to 3pm

Bates Nut Farm

15954 Woods Valley Road Valley Center

The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club has been holding an annual car show for 56 consecutive years. This event is open to all cars 1998 and older. Each year they “feature” a specific make or model car in the front of the show field. This year they have selected British Cars as the featured car. The gates open to the public at 10am with an awards ceremony at 2pm. Admission is free to the public. There will be swap vendors and food vendors. The Fallbrook Vintage Car Club is a non-profit organization whose proceeds from the show benefit local Fallbrook non-profit organizations: primarily youth, seniors, civic organizations and military groups.


Community Yard Sale

June 3, 2023 • 7:30am to 2:30pm

Bates Nut Farm

15954 Woods Valley Road Valley Center

The annual Valley Center Community Yard Sale is a don’t-miss for buyers and sellers alike. Sellers can convert unwanted treasures to cash. Shoppers can find all kinds of deals on furniture, art, clothing, home décor, tools, electronics and many other fantastic items. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday morning in the country!

NOTE: A parade will close Valley Center Road between Cole Grade Road & Lilac Road 8:30am to approximately Noon. Woods Valley Road will remain open and accessible coming up the Valley Center Grade.


Turbo Buick Car Show

June 4 • 9am to 3pm

Bates Nut Farm

15954 Woods Valley Road Valley Center

Come join us for the 29th Annual Buick At Bates Car Show. West Coast Turbo Buick, Classic Buick and classic car fans will come together to admire the cars on display under the trees in this

family-oriented show. For over twenty years, West Coast Turbo Buick, Classic Buick, and classic car fans have gathered in the rural Northern San Diego area of Valley Center for the West Coast’s largest gathering of Turbo Buicks (aka Grand Nationals and Turbo Ts) and the Classics from the SoCal Gran Sport club members. The event is open to all vehicles to park in an area that accommodates well over 100 vehicles under numerous shaded trees. There is no charge to enter; admission and parking are free. Various vendors will be on hand selling Buick parts and collectibles, and a raffle will be held with some really cool prizes. Free t-shirts will be given to every guest in a classic Buick or Turbo Regal.

Inflatable Jump House, Face Painting, & More! Bring the whole family!


Escondido Woman’s Club Meeting

June 5 • 10:30am 751 N. Rose St., Escondido

The Escondido Woman’s Club meeting will be held on Monday, June 5th, starting at 10:30am, at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose Street (corner of Mission Avenue), Escondido.

Scholarship Awards Presentations will be made by the Scholarship Foundation Trustees.

In addition, Installation of Officers will be held for the Club’s new year which starts in September.

Members are encouraged to bring items for the Donation Projects - Escondido Humane Society, Friends of the Library, Interfaith Community Services, Life Care, Stamps for the Wounded Warrior Projects, and the “Socks” Project (new socks for men/women/children, all sizes).

Reservations are required by Saturday morning, June 3rd, by calling the Clubhouse at 760.743.9178, leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call. Cost for the luncheon is $15 per person.

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SDG&E Offers Community Tree Rebate Program

Trees play a critical role in creating healthier, safer, and more connected communities in San Diego. They clean the air, filter water, and even provide shade canopy that helps cool cities by up to 10 degrees. Your participation in the SDG&E® Community Tree Program helps our communities by supporting local biodiversity and improving air quality.

Now through October 31st, 2023, qualifying SDG&E customers can receive a $35 rebate for planting or potting a 1- or 5-gallon tree/plant species and a $50 rebate for a 15gallon tree/plant species. Customers can apply for up to five (5) rebates annually. Customers do not need a yard to qualify, as trees or other plant species can be planted in large containers on outdoor balconies or patio areas.

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TB Exposure Reported at San Diego Sheriff’s Vista Detention Facility

The County of San Diego’s Health and Human Services Agency and San Diego Sheriff’s Office are working in close collaboration to notify individuals potentially exposed to tuberculosis at the Vista Detention Facility. The County of

San Diego’s Public Health Services stated the date of potential exposure is from February 2, 2023 to February 21, 2023.

Tuberculosis is an airborne disease that is transmitted from person to person through inhalation of the bacteria from the air. The bacteria are spread when someone sick with TB coughs, speaks, sings, or breathes. People with frequent and prolonged indoor exposure to a person who is sick with TB should get tested.

People living in congregate settings, including homeless shelters, correctional facilities and skilled nursing facilities are at increased risk of becoming infected with TB bacteria due to shared airspaces. People with certain medical conditions may place them at higher risk of infection or of severe illness. Employees who work in such areas also face an increased risk for TB exposure and infection.

Due to the increased potential for infectious spread in the event of an exposure, the Sheriff’s Department screens incarcerated persons for TB upon entry into detention facilities. The Sheriff’s Department also makes TB screenings available to its staff upon request.

“Symptoms of active TB include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss,” said Wilma Wooten, M.D., M.P.H., County Public Health Of-

her black panties, bends over forward . . . and commences to pee . . . in the gutter!


A lot of homeless folk appear to congregate in this area. The Senior Center itself is neat, clean, staffed with warm and talented people. But the area appears to attract the homeless.

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We pull in and park at the Park Avenue Senior Center in Escondido. Friedrich Gomez grabs 100 papers and takes them in.

I wait in the car for his return. Right in front of me is a late model, dark black SUV, parked at the curb. Inside, is an older, slender female. It look like she is living in the RV.

She opens the door, exits, unbuttons her jeans, drops them, drops

Friedrich returns and starts up the car. We cross the street to visit Food 4 Less. As we leave the parking lot there is another homeless person, a man, and he also decides to pee. In the parking lot!


A few minutes later we spot an Escondido cop. We stop to chat with him and describe what we just saw and how disgusting it it.

“Well, first off,” he says, “let me say I totally agree with you. But there’s not much we can do. If we catch them in the act we can give them a ticket . . . but then what? They don’t show up in court. You can’t really execute a warrant for their arrest because you have no idea where they might be living

ficer. “Most people who become infected after exposure to tuberculosis do not get sick right away. This is called latent TB infection. Some who become infected with tuberculosis will become ill in the future, sometimes even years later, if their latent TB infection is not treated. Blood tests and skin tests are effective to determine whether someone has been infected.”

Effective treatments are available to cure people who are sick from active TB. It is especially important for individuals with symptoms of active TB and those who are immune compromised to see medical provider to rule out active tuberculosis and to discuss treatment.

People who test positive for TB but who don’t have symptoms of active TB should get a chest x-ray and talk to a medical provider, as they most likely have a latent TB infection. People in this situation are infected with TB, but the infection is essentially dormant or “sleeping.” Taking medicines for latent TB infection can cure the infection and keep these people from getting sick.

Individuals who may have been exposed at the Vista Detention Facility who need testing and have no medical provider, and those seeking more information on this potential exposure, may call the County TB Control Program at (619) 692-8621.

next. Plus, there’s a big political movement to embrace and support the homeless.”

To me, that’s misplaced compassion. Compassion that blocks common sense and enforcement of laws for health and safety isn’t compassion. It’s stupidity.

Whatever our Mayor, Dane White, and the City Council is doing to combat homelessness . . . it ain’t working!

I discussed the events with Paul Van Middlesworth. He and wife Nome are the owners of The Computer Factory in San Marcos.

“The answer is to do what we did back in the Depression. Thousands of people became homeless. They lost their jobs, their homes, their savings. What the government did was move them all way out in the country where they couldn’t hurt or bother anybody, put up tent cities, food kitchens ... problem solved. The new homes were known as ‘Hooverville.’ In today’s society maybe they could bus them into town for shopping then bus them back “home” at night.”

I allowed as how we should do that

Lyle, Mother’s Day Sunday we went to Oak Hill to place flowers on my folks grave site and also to the site of my late sister in law and my late Niece’s sites.

It was a very saddening experience to see our cemetery in such poor condition.

I would have thought that the week leading up to Mother’s Day they could have at least mowed the park. It was overgrown with weeds and unmowed grass, and a horrible amount of gopher holes and mounds. Many of the flat markers were covered over with gopher diggings not to say of the hazard for older folks having to walk among all those holes. Some of the heavier headstones are sinking in to those holes.

and call the settlements, “PaulVanMiddlesworthville.’

If you find the idea of homeless people urinating and defecating on our public streets as disgusting as I do, please make your feelings known to:

Escondido Mayor Dane White,

Tel: 760-839-4638

Joe Garcia - Deputy Mayor District

Tel: 760-839-4638

Councilmember Consuelo Martinez

Tel: 760-839-4638

Councilmember Michael Morasco

Tel: 760-839-4638

Councilmember Christian Garcia

Tel: 760-839-4512

City Manager Sean McGlynn

Tel: 760-839-4631

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I used to visit Tip Top Meats in Carlsbad fairly often ... and would sit and chat with “Big John” - the owner. “Big John” was a professional boxer in Germany as well as a skilled butcher. He emigrated to America and built Tip Top Meats into a powerhouse butcher shop, restaurant and grocery store. As his nickname implies,”Big John” was big. Mighty Big. Great big smile, Great big presence. Great big storyteller.

So you can imagine my shock and surprise when, upon entering the store, I learned that Big John passed away in January of this year at age 94.

We were greeted by Shane Saunders, cashier and official greeter to all who enter Tip Top Meats. Amazingly, the exact day we spoke with Mr. Saunders, it marked his 5 year anniversary at Tip Top Meats where he has become the familiar and popular “face” that often first greets customers. Mr. Saunders is well-known and loved by loyal customers.


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can railroads in the 19th century was complex. Each railroad used its own standard of time, usually based on the local time of its headquarters or, more importantly, it’s terminus. The railroad’s train schedules were published using its own time. Some junctions served by several railroads had a clock for each railroad, each showing a different time.

In 1863, Charles F. Dowd, a school principal in Saratoga, NY, proposed a system of hourly standard time zones for North American railroads but he didn’t consult with the railroads. Rail officials weren’t brought into the conversation until 1869. In 1870, Dowd proposed four time zones for the United States that had north-south borders. The first was centered on Washington, D.C. His system was never adopted.

Instead, U.S. and Canadian railroads implemented a version proposed by the Traveler’s Official Railway Guide. The borders of its time zones ran through major cities’ railroad stations.

China and India use a single time zone even though the extent of their territory far exceeds the ideal one hour for 15 degrees of longitude. Other countries, such as Spain and Argentina, use standard hour-based offsets, but not necessarily those that would be determined by their geographical location. The consequences in some areas can affect the lives of local citizens and, in extreme cases, contribute to larger political issues, such as in the western reaches of China.

In Russia, which has 11 time zones, two zones were removed

in 2010 to make economic management easier, but were reinstated in 2014.

Time was much simpler when I was a boy. My father was a railroad-section hand and he could look up at the sun and tell what time it was. He’d check himself occasionally by looking at his vest-pocket watch – every railroader had one and I still have his -- as the trains trundled through our hamlet. He was always within five six minutes or less of the correct time.

That was a long time ago.

Mr. Saunders is the perfect and widely-popular “face” and personality which warmly greets all Tip Top customers.

JOACHIM HAEDRICH “Big John” (1929 - 2023) - “Big John,” as he became known as a Carlsbad icon and living legend, was born in Bad Bibra in East Germany on 3 January 1929. At the young age of 20, he escaped to West Berlin in 1949. In America, he not only became a successful entrepreneur, but, a greatly loved, living legend, who salvaged, enhanced, and improved the countless lives of Americans in this -- his newly-adopted America -- which he deeply loved all his life.

Now entered Canadian engineer Sandford Fleming and his proposal for a worldwide system of time zones. His plan divided the world into 24 time zones. All clocks within each zone would be set to the same time, but differ by one hour from those in the neighboring zones. He advocated his system at several global conferences, including the International Meridian Conference of 1884 that established the Greenwich meridian as ground zero for starting time.

By 1900, almost all inhabited places on Earth had adopted a standard time zone, but only some of them used an hourly offset from GMT. Many applied the time from a local astronomical observatory to an entire country, without any reference to GMT.

It took several decades before all time zones were based on some standard offset from GMT, also known as “Coordinated Universal Time” (UTC). By 1929, the majority of countries had adopted hourly time zones, except Iran, India and parts of Australia, which have time zones with a 30-minute offset to UTC.

All nations currently use the UTC time-zone system, but not all of them apply the concept as originally conceived. Several countries and subdivisions use half-hour or quarter-hour deviations from standard time.

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Friedrich and I enjoyed a superb meal and great conversation with Tip Top staff.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

San Diego County is Wine Country Broken Immigration

Last week was Wine Week in San Diego County, a celebration of the contributions our local vintners make to our economy and lifestyle. As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine, I do all I can to support this vital part of San Diego’s agricultural industry, sustaining San Diego County’s position as the 19th largest farm economy in the United States.

San Diego County has a wellestablished history in the wine industry. The first vineyards in California were planted by the Friars at Mission San Diego de Alcala in 1769. In 2022, County wineries generated about $49.1 million in gross sales, which represented an 11% jump over 2021, a new all-time high. San Diego’s operational and planned wineries rose to 166 last year, almost twice the total number of wineries in nearby Riverside County. Winery employment also continued to expand, growing by 6% last year.

Wineries are recovering from pandemic-induced shutdowns, with 45% reporting that business has returned to normal levels. Overall, our wine industry is flourishing, despite increasing challenges like rising inflation, dramatic increases in fire insur-

ance costs, along with higher interest rates.

Wineries and tasting rooms are scattered throughout most of the county. The entire region lies within the federally recognized South Coast American Viticultural Area (AVA), with two local AVAs in the San Pasqual and Ramona Valleys.

San Diego County contributes greatly to California’s position as the nation’s leading agricultural state, and our wine industry plays a big part in that. California is the 4th largest wine producing region in the world -- 95% of the nation’s wine exports are from California.

The industry is vital to our state and regional economies, and I will continue my efforts to ensure our vineyards thrive.

To view the 2023 Economic Impact of Wineries Report, please visit:

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

A Word from San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones Who is excited for summer camps?

In mid-April, registration for 2023 summer camps opened up for community members. Our summer camps are a great opportunity for our young ones to explore current and new skills, adventure in fun activities and learn about themselves.

A variety of camps are available for our young ones, including Anchors Away, Zootopia, sports, Drawing & Painting Art, Musical Theater and so much more! Register for one or more camps online at register or in-person at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. Participants must submit one or more fees depending on the selection of camps. I am excited to see the creativity these camps will bring to our community.

There is still time and space available to register so hurry and find the right summer camp for you by reviewing the Summer Camp Preview on the City’s website. If you have additional questions, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department by phone at 760-744-9000 or by email at

Last week, I visited the Southern United States Border before the expiration of Title 42.

Witnessing hundreds of desperate individuals huddled together, seeking entry into the country, was heartbreaking. It is unsettling to recognize that this entire debacle could have been prevented, yet it has now been left at our doorstep by both the Federal Government and the State.

In response to this situation, our County, particularly North County, has taken proactive measures. The County has been collaborating with our nonprofit partners and organizations, reaching out for their support. When groups of asylum seekers are dropped off at the transit center, dedicated individuals from these groups will be present to assist them. This helps the migrants make necessary phone calls, facilitate ticket purchases, and guide them through the process in San Diego County, aiming to expedite their journey through San Diego to their destination as efficiently as possible.

One of the most tragic realities of this influx is the vulnerability of unaccompanied minors to human trafficking. Our hospitals, homeless shelters, law enforcement agencies, public health departments, and social services are already strained, operating at or beyond capacity. It is unfair to burden San Diegans with the responsibility of chasing after the actions of the Federal Government to protect the well-being of our region.

I am determined to continue seeking help and support. I implore everyone to join me in the fight against the Federal Government’s disregard for border security and adequate processes and resources for safe, legal entry. We must come together to address this pressing issue to protect the safety and welfare of the individual’s seeking asylum and our local communities.

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

Problem Solved

T-Mobile Won’t Honor Its Promotions What can I do?

When T-Mobile mysteriously unenrolls Kierra Knox from three promotions, he tries to reinstate the offers. Then T-Mobile blocks him on social media. What’s going on?

Q: T-Mobile has refused to reinstate three service promotions that were mysteriously unenrolled on my account. When I inquired about my bill increase because of the removed promotions, I discovered the T-Mobile Executive Office removed these discounts and reversed billing credits previously approved by other representatives.

T-Mobile’s position is that I no longer qualify for these discounts, but they have not provided a valid disqualifying event. Previously, T-Mobile told me these promotions were removed in error. They claimed to have submitted tickets to reinstate the promotions.

But an Executive Office team member advised me that T-Mobile no longer considers my removed promotions to be errors. It is my position

that T-Mobile is deceptively and arbitrarily removing voice line promotions to recoup revenue. I would like for T-Mobile to honor the promotions they’ve offered. Can you help me?

A: This is a complicated case. You had three separate promotions for your phone service. One was an employee discount not available to the general public. It appears you tried to move the lines to a different account, which caused the discounts to drop off.

I asked T-Mobile about the missing discounts and it said that if you switch accounts on one of the lines that qualify for the offer, then the offer is no longer valid. That’s disclosed in T-Mobile’s terms and conditions (“Cancellation of Service may affect other agreements that you have with us”).

I think this problem could have been

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Problem Solved continued on page 13

Olivia Mary de Havilland, born July 1, 1916, was a British-American actress, who at the time of her death in 2020 at age 104, was the oldest living and earliest surviving Academy Award winner widely considered as last surviving star from Hollywood’s “Golden Age of Cinema.” Her younger sister was Oscar-winning actress Joan Fontaine.

Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland, born Oct. 22, 1917, was known professionally as Joan Fontaine, Like her older sister Joan also was best known for her starring roles in Hollywood films during the “Golden Age.” Joan appeared in more than 45 films in a career that spanned five decades. Their sibling rivalry was well-documented throughout the years.

Olivia and Joan are the only siblings to have each won Oscars as lead actors. Their rivalry began in early childhood when Olivia had

Historically Speaking The Dueling Sisters of Hollywood

trouble accepting the idea of having a younger sister. Joan resented that her mother favored Olivia. This tension was made worse by Joan’s frequent childhood illnesses, which led to her mother’s overly protective expression “Livvie can, Joan can’t.” Olivia was the first to become an actress, and for several years Joan was overshadowed by her sister’s thespian accomplishments

Olivia first came to prominence with Errol Flynn as a screen couple in adventure films such as Captain Blood (1935) and The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). One of her best-known roles was that of Melanie Hamilton in “Gone with the Wind” (1939), for which she received her first of five Oscar nominations. Olivia departed from ingénue roles in the 1940s and later distinguished herself for performances in “Hold Back the Dawn” (1941), “To Each His Own” (1946), The Snake Pit (1948), and The Heiress (1949), receiving nominations for Best Actress for each and winning for “To Each His Own” and “The Heiress.” She also was successful in work on stage and television. Olivia lived in Paris from the 1950s and received honors such as the National Medal of the Arts, the Légion d’honneur, and at age 101, the appointment to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Joan began her film career in 1935, signing a contract with RKO Pictures. When Mervyn LeRoy offered Joan a personal contract, her mother told Joan Warner Bros. was “Olivia’s studio” and she could not use the family name of de Havilland. Joan took her stepfather’s surname of “Fountaine.”

Joan received her first major role in “The Man Who Found Himself” (1937) and in “Gunga Din” (1939). Her career prospects improved greatly after her starring role in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca” (1940), for which she received her first of three nominations for the Academy Award for “Best Actress.” The following year,

Travel Troubleshooter

Ellen LaGow gets downgraded on a Lufthansa flight. The airline promises her a refund for her business class tickets. But it’s been five months and there’s still nothing in her account.

Q: Last year, our return flight from Prague to Denver was canceled because of a Lufthansa strike. My husband and I had upgraded to business class for this flight, but we could not get into business class when we were rebooked on a United flight the next day.

At the time, a Lufthansa representative told me that Lufthansa would refund $678 to our account and assured me that he had already submitted the refund request.

I have communicated with Lufthansa several times since then, both by phone and by email. Following your advice, I eventually emailed two Lufthansa executives.

But we did not receive a refund.

Because this refund seems so simple, I’m surprised by the long delay and even more by the lack of response from Lufthansa. I have received only two emails from Lufthansa: one requesting information and the other asking for our patience. I have granted them patience; now they need to refund the $678.

Can you convince Lufthansa to refund our money?

~ Ellen LaGow, Boulder, Colo.

A: Lufthansa should have refunded your upgrades promptly. By the time you contacted me for help, you had been waiting five months for a refund. That’s way too long. Refunds should take no more than two weeks to process. You were flying from Prague to Frankfurt and then continuing to Denver. The Frankfurt--to-Denver flight

is almost 11 hours, and definitely worth getting an upgrade to business class if you can afford it. And $678 is a bargain for a businessclass upgrade.

The Lufthansa pilot strike, which lasted for several days in early September, was temporarily resolved shortly after your trip. The pilots have reportedly agreed to no further strikes until this summer, which does not bode well for anyone flying to Europe this summer. Lufthansa rescheduled you on a United flight, but as you note, business class wasn’t available.

When that happens, the rules are clear. Lufthansa’s general terms and conditions -- the legal agreement between you and the airline -- says that you should get a refund for your seat reservation. Most other airline contracts specifically say that if you get bumped from first class to economy, you’ll get

she won the Oscar for her role in Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” (1941). A third nomination came with “The Constant Nymph” (1943). She appeared mostly in drama films through the 1940s, including “Letter from an Unknown Woman” (1948), which is now considered a classic. Joan’s final film role was in “The Witches” (1966).

Olivia appeared three times on Broadway, won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a television movie. For her contributions to the motion picture industry, she received a star on the

your money back. Lufthansa also promised you a refund.

So what was with the wait? The strike may have had something to so do with it. Lufthansa scrambled to rebook so many of its passengers that your refund request may have gotten lost in the shuffle. But five months? Lufthansa did not offer an explanation when I asked about your case. From the airline’s perspective, that might seem smart, but from the customer’s -- not so much.

Nice work on the self-advocacy. You contacted the Lufthansa executive contacts I list on my consumer advocacy site, It’s a shame they didn’t respond. They could have helped a customer in need and avoided a story in a nationally-syndicated column.

Travel Troubleshooter

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Speaking continued
Downgraded On A Lufthansa Flight Where’s my business class refund? Historically
on page 14
Joan Fountaine Olivia de Havilland

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Parkinson’s Support Group

June 5 • 10am -Noon

San Rafael Church

17252 Bernardo Center Drive

The Inland North County Parkinson’s Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners meets from 10 am until Noon Monday, June 5th at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, in the Parish Hall. The featured speaker is Erin Angelo from RX Ballroom Dance who will present “Free Ballroom Dance Classes for People with Parkinson’s”. Discussion sessions will follow the presentation. Call (760) 749-8234 or (760) 518-1963. ***

Calling All Employers Career Fair

June 6 • 10am to 2pm Escondido Library

239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido

The San Diego Workforce Partnership and Escondido Library are hosting a free, multi-industry career fair.

Meet with dozens of job seekers to fill your open positions.

Sign up today to get in front of job seekers who are looking for their next career move.

For more information reach out to Izzy Moreno at 619-228-2928 or ***

Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 14 • 6:30pm

Walnut Grove Park, San Marcos

The Kiwanis Club of Lake San Marcos will hold it’s 21st Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony on Flag Day, June 14th at Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. The event begins at 6:30 pm at 1950 Sycamore Avenue in San Marcos.

Flags who have proudly flown over North County homes and businesses will be given a proper and dignified retirement. The Kiwanis Club will lead the event with assistance from Cub Scout Pack 662 of San Marcos, the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and firefighters from the San Marcos Fire Department.

The public is invited to this free


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event, and everyone is welcome to dedicate a flag they wish to retire in honor of a loved one, veteran, or first responder. This is an audience participation event that includes readings and songs honoring our country’s flag. Please bring a lawn chair for seating at the park.

If you are unable to attend the event but have a flag that should be retired, you can drop your flag off at Allen Brothers Mortuary at either the San Marcos Chapel at 435 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos or the Vista Chapel at 1315 S. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista.

For more information, email

Summer Soirée Concert

June 17 • 3:15 p.m.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center 5927 La Sendita

Pacific Coast Harmony will present “Happy Together,” a concert of modern four-part acapella harmony music on Saturday June 17, 2023, at 3:15 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center, 5967 La Sendita, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.

The music spans the Great American Songbook, Broadway theater and film, popular songs, and beyond. In addition to the chorus, there will be several quartet appearances, featuring “The Summertimers Harmony Band,” 2022 Barbershop Harmony Society Far Western District champs.

The concert will follow a reception from 2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased by emailing or by calling (619) HARMONY /427-6669.

Pacific Coast Harmony is an a cappella ensemble based in La Jolla, California, under the direction of Bonnie McKibben, an award-winning director, quartet champion, and recording artist.

PCH is proud to be a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society.

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

Travel Troubleshooter from page 7

I contacted Lufthansa on your behalf. A few days later, you heard back from the airline.

“Lufthansa refunded the money for the canceled business seats,” you reported. It took the carrier six months to do so, and I have to think that your contact prompted Lufthansa to finally issue the refund. Thanks so much for your assistance.”

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

© 2023 Christopher Elliott.

Pet Parade Agnolotti

Agnolotti is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 1-1/2-year-old, 9-pound, male, Domestic Short Hair Cat with a Brown Tabby coat.

He was picked up as a stray and taken to a crowded, local, shelter. Agnolotti was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters.) He’s shy but gets along well with kids and other cats.

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

For more information or to sponsor a pet visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to

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

In my family, there was no real difference between religion and fried chicken. The two items went hand in hand. When you attended church events, you ate fried chicken. Any other dish was borderline paganism. We did not, for example, get together at the Baptist covered-dish suppers to eat chickpeas. To my knowledge no kale ever crossed the threshold of my childhood fellowship hall. And it would have been more acceptable to smoke Marlboro Reds in the sanctuary than it would have been to eat anything containing tofu.

So it was fried chicken. All the way. We had drumsticks that were roughly the size of Danny DeVito, and white-meat breasts that required the strength of three men to lift. There were short thighs so large that you would have sworn

someone’s husband was missing his left leg.

The frying was done in the church kitchen by women with names like Jeannie, Delores, Carla May, Delpha, Martha Ann, Voncille, Wanda Lou, and Eleanor Sue. They worked at a GE stove that was Harvest Gold and featured electric eyes that never sat level.

These women used ancient iron skillets, heirloom pot holders, and wooden spoons that had seen so much action they didn’t even look like spoons anymore but gnarled pieces of hickory.

The galley’s formica countertops were adorned with a fine dusting of King Arthur flour. There were

Chicken continued on page 14

Pet of the Week

Meet Plumeria! This precious three-month-old pup is looking for a family to help her learn all about the big wide world! She’ll make a wonderful companion for anyone who is ready to accept all her love and puppy playfulness! To help her become the best dog she can be, she’ll need her new humans to keep up positive reinforcement training and socialize her with new people, places and things.

(San Diego Humane Society’s adoption counselors can help you set her up for success at home!) Plumreia was found by Humane Law Enforcement with her sister, Hibiscus, and may do well with another dog at home to help show her the ropes. Plumeria is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit or call 619-299-7012.

Online profile:

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The Computer Factory

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

We can’t mention any names yet but we’re working on a joint venture with a non-profit here in North County. Their charter is to help military career families re-integrate into the civilian economy when they complete their military careers. As a 501C3 they are empowered to accept tax deductible equipment donations from schools, governments, corporations and individuals for scrap, refurbishment or resale. They use these funds and activities to sustain their aid to military families. About 40% of these donated materials are computer related.

Here’s the way it works. A business, school or government agency buys twenty PC systems (Dell, HP, Lenovo) from a

distributor. The PCs cost $1000 each and come with a three-five year service contract. When the service contract expires, the purchaser buys twenty new PCs for $1000 each and donates the old PCs to a 501C3 (non profit) taking a $500 tax credit. The employees are happy to get a shiny new computer, the company is happy because they’re good for another three to five years and it only cost them $500 (about three days pay and benefit cost of an average employee). The new PCs are LAN or Internet connected and works exactly like the old ones, the employer gets no efficiency benefits, but they do get happy employees. It’s worth it. Then the nonprofit sells the donated PCs to a business like us. We install an SSD (solid state drive), the current OS (operating system), upgrade the memory, clean it up and system test it. The Nonprofit uses the funds to support their charitable activities; we customize the “refurb” to meet the new “end user’s” specific requirements. The new “end user” (small business, home, school) gets an “enterprise” quality PC that far exceeds the quality, performance and reliability of a brand new “retail” PC for about half the price of a new “retail” model. Win,win,win.

We are helping the “non-profit” staff up for this joint venture by helping to recruit candidates. Women and men Veterans or

members of veteran families are preferred candidates but these new opportunities are open to all. Our venture will have near term requirements for interns and trainees in PC assembly, upgrade and repair, PC sales and delivery and network (LAN) management and maintenance. If you know anyone who might be interested in working in a fun and rewarding PC related business environment. Have them send their background summary, interest and contact information to us here at The Computer Factory, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078 or e-mail

The joint venture project is a separate effort as we continue our business as usual job of building new custom desktop PCs and refurbishing, repairing, upgrading and custom configuring Desktop, Notebook, All-inOne and Micro’s PC systems This week we brought our largest shipment ever of “enterprise” grade Notebook and Micro PCs to add to our huge inventory of All-in-Ones and Desktops. These are superior in quality, reliability and performance features at around half the price of new “retail” PCs. If you haven’t been in to see us yet, you may be surprised. We are not really a typical PC shop.

“That makes me so mad! How can anyone do that? I would keep them for myself!”

I told a friend about a cat and her litter of kittens that had been abandoned in the Imperial Valley. A good Samaritan gathered them up and took the little family to a rescue. That rescue couldn’t care for the mommy and newborns, so the little refugees were transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through Friends of County Animal Shelters.

When they got here, they went into foster care for a few weeks. Now they’re almost ready to return to the shelter for adoption.

That makes me so mad.

I get it. This mommy cat and her kittens might not have survived in the desert. Instead, she and her babies are in a foster home with someone trained to care for them. They’ve had health and behavior exams and vaccinations. They’ll be spayed or neutered and implanted with registered microchips. They’re getting everything they need to begin the lives they nearly missed. But it still makes us mad.

How can anyone abandon a pet?

After 24 years working in animal shelters, I’ve seen thousands of pets

abandoned by people who were so overwhelmed they couldn’t handle the pressure. They couldn’t make one more decision. They needed something off their plates. Without making a choice, they chose to dump their pets.

Remember that sometimes what looks like an abandoned animal is

simply a lost pet that slipped out of an open gate. The book of Romans reminds us not to rush to judgement without knowing the facts.

And…yeah…sometimes people are thoughtless jerks. If I fostered, I would keep them all.

Nope. If you foster, you HAVE to bring them back (unless you legally adopt one of your foster pets.) It’s not your pet to keep.

Keeping a house full of foster pets would not be good for you and it wouldn’t be good for them. You gotta bring ‘em back.

Be one of the good guys. There’s a pet who needs you for a happy ending.

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It Happened Again This Week
John Van Zante’s Critter Corner
Can’t talk about it yet, but it looks like we’re going to need some help.

Chuckles from page 2 the best news I hear in a long time. I yoost told Lena dis mornin dat I don’t tink I can take anodder vinter in Minniesoda!.”


Subject: Old friends meet in the here-after

Ruth: Hi, Jeannie!

Jeannie: Hi, Ruth! How’d you die?

Ruth: I froze to death.

Jeannie: How horrible!

Ruth: It wasn’t so bad. After I quit shaking from the cold, I began to get warm & sleepy, and finally died a peaceful death. What about you?

Jeannie: I died of a massive heart attack. I suspected that my husband was cheating, so I came home early to catch him in the act. But instead, I found him all by himself in the den watching TV.

Ruth: So, what happened?

Jeannie: I was so sure there was another woman there somewhere that I started running all over the house looking. I ran up into the attic and searched, and down into the basement. Then I went through every closet and checked under all the beds. I kept this up until I had looked everywhere, and finally I became so exhausted that I just keeled over with a heart attack and died.

Ruth: Too bad you didn’t look in the walk-in freezer — we might both still be alive.


up, it slithered out and the wife saw it go under the sofa.

She let out a very loud scream.

The husband (who was taking a shower) ran out into the living room naked to see what the problem was. She told him there was a snake under the sofa. He got down on the floor on his hands and knees to look for it. About that time the family dog came and cold-nosed him on the behind. He thought the snake had bitten him, so he screamed and fell over on the floor.

His wife thought he had had a heart attack, so she covered him up, told him to lie still and called an ambulance.

The attendants rushed in, would not listen to his protests, loaded him on the stretcher, and started carrying him out.

About that time, the snake came out from under the sofa and the Emergency Medical Technician saw it and dropped his end of the stretcher. That’s when the man broke his leg and why he is still in the hospital.

The wife still had the problem of the snake in the house, so she called on a neighbor who volunteered to capture the snake. He armed himself with a rolled-up newspaper and began poking under the couch.. Soon he decided it was gone and told the woman, who sat down on the sofa in relief.

But while relaxing, her hand dangled in between the cushions, where she felt the snake wriggling around. She screamed and fainted, the snake rushed back under the sofa.

The neighbor man, seeing her lying there passed out, tried to use CPR to revive her.

The neighbor’s wife, who had just returned from shopping at the grocery store, saw her husband’s mouth on the woman’s mouth and slammed her husband in the back of the head with a bag of canned goods, knocking him out and cutting his scalp to a point where it needed stitches.

Be Water Safe This Summer

pervising our children near water, fostering an environment where everyone can relish in the delights of the season.”

Snakes also known as Garter Snakes (Thamnophissirtalis) can be dangerous Yes, grass snakes, not rattlesnakes. Here’s why.

A couple in Sweetwater, Texas, had a lot of potted plants. During a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze.

It turned out that a little green garden grass snake was hidden in one of the plants. When it had warmed

The noise woke the woman from her dead faint and she saw her neighbor lying on the floor with his wife bending over him, so she assumed that the snake had bitten him. She went to the kitchen and got a small bottle of whiskey, and began pouring it down the man’s throat.

By now, the police had arrived. Breathe here...

They saw the unconscious man,

Summer is just around the corner and San Diegans will be spending more time in and around the water.

Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury deaths for children ages 1-4, and the second leading cause of death for children under 14. It is a silent killer and can happen in seconds. Children who do survive a “near drowning” often suffer permanent brain damage and long-term disabilities from lack of oxygen.

“The tragedy of a child’s accidental drowning is a heart-wrenching reality nobody wishes to confront,” said Jim Desmond, San Diego County Supervisor. “To ensure a summer filled with joy and safety, let us remain vigilant in closely su-

smelled the whiskey, and assumed that a drunken fight had occurred. They were about to arrest them all, when the women tried to explain how it all happened over a little garden snake!

The police called an ambulance, which took away the neighbor and his sobbing wife. Now, the little snake again crawled out from under the sofa and one of the policemen drew his gun and fired at it. He missed the snake and hit the leg of the end table. The table fell over, the lamp on it shattered and, as the bulb broke, it started a fire in the drapes.

The other policeman tried to beat out the flames, and fell through the window into the yard on top of the family dog who, startled, jumped out and raced into the street, where an oncoming car swerved to avoid it and smashed into the parked police car.

Meanwhile, neighbors saw the burning drapes and called in the fire department. The firemen had started raising the fire ladder when they were halfway down the street. The rising ladder tore out the overhead wires, put out the power, and disconnected the telephones in a ten-square city block area (but they did get the house fire out).

Time passed! Both men were discharged from the hospital, the

Formal swim lessons reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%. However, no child is ever water safe. The goal of swim lessons is to make children safer in, on, and around water. They still need close and constant supervision when they are near water, including bathtubs.

While children are at the highest risk, anyone can drown. The Centers for Disease Control estimates an average of 11 people drown each day. The CDC recommends avoiding alcoholic beverages before or during swimming, boating, or other water activities. Drinking alcohol impairs judgment, balance, and coordination.

Drowning can be prevented through water safety education, swim instruction, and learning how to provide CPR with rescue breaths.

For more information about swim resources visit the Prevent Drowning Foundation of San Diego, at

house was repaired, the dog came home, the police acquired a new car and all was right with their world.

A while later they were watching TV and the weatherman announced a cold snap for that night. The wife asked her husband if he thought they should bring in their plants for the night. And that’s when he shot her. ***

What is the opposite of a croissant? A happy uncle.

Which branch of the military accepts toddlers? The infantry.

Did you know you can actually listen to the blood in your veins? You just have to listen varicosely.

What do you call a group of rabbits backing up? A receding hare line.

Where do young trees go to learn? Elementree school.

I told my physical therapist that I broke my arm in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.

What washes up on very small beaches? Micro-waves.

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Letters from page 4

The day before, on the Saturday the 13th, we went over to Eternal Hills Memorial Park in Oceanside to place flowers on my wife’s mother’s grave. The entire park was in pristine, immaculate condition and not one single gopher mound did we come across.

We visited several areas while there visiting her Aunt & Uncle’s sites also, all in beautifully maintained grounds. In comparison ours is an abomination. Maybe Oak Hill should be taken over by a company such as the one taking care of Eternal Hills.

We enjoy reading The Paper every week and especially the great articles by Friedrich Gomez.

Keep up the excellent work.

Dennis Galt family

Problem Solved from page 6

resolved if someone from T-Mobile had calmly explained the terms to you. Instead, it escalated into a social media spat that ended with you getting blocked from accessing T-Mobile’s help through social media.

This type of escalation is almost never productive when it comes to resolving a conflict. It’s much better to write a concise and polite email asking for a resolution and blaze a paper trail. If the answer is “no” you can always escalate to one of the executive contacts at T-Mobile that I list on my consumer advocacy site,

A closer reading of your case suggests that T-Mobile made one error, overcharging you by $110 for one of your lines. Although it was not possible to restore your discounts, I asked T-Mobile about the extra charges, and it apologized and agreed to issue a refund. For everyone else, your case offers a valuable lesson about discounts. A company will take every opportunity to remove a discount and



start charging you full price. Always read the fine print before making any changes to your account.

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 at

© 2023 Christopher Elliott.



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Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1942, Olivia and Joan were both nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actress.” Olivia for “Hold Back the Dawn” and Joan for “Suspicion.” When Joan’s name was announced as winner, Olivia reacted graciously saying “We’ve got it!” Reportedly, Joan rejected Olivia’s attempts to congratulate her, leaving Olivia offended and embarrassed. After accepting her first Academy Award for “To Each His Own,” Olivia was approached backstage by Joan, who extended her hand to congratulate her. Reportedly, Olivia turned away. The two did not speak for the next five years. This caused trouble between Joan and her own daughters, who had maintained a secret relationship with their Aunt Olivia.

The final break between the sisters

Fried Chicken

from page 10

industrial-sized jars of Crisco on each surface, slipping and sliding in puddles of polyunsaturated fat.

If you stepped into this kitchen during a frying frenzy, you were met with a cumulus of hot air so sultry with artery-clogging vegetable shortening, you could inhale once and experience a fatal cardiac event.

Meantime, you and your cousin would be out in the fellowship hall dining area, setting up steel folding chairs. These were dangerous chairs you handled, chairs with a particular folding mechanism capable of slicing the fingers off little boys who operated them incorrectly.

You would then position these chairs around folding tables. These tables were even more deadly than the chairs. I know a man who once unfolded a church table wrongly and there wasn’t enough left of him to bury.

When the food was ready, we all gathered around and listened to a long winded deacon bless the food. He prayed so long that the food got cold and many of our elderly had to sit down.

The praying person would always

occurred in 1975 over disagreements regarding their mother’s cancer treatment and subsequent death. Joan claimed Olivia had not notified her of their mother’s death while she was touring with a play, but Olivia had sent a telegram, which took two weeks to reach Joan.

Contrary to reports, the sisters continued their relationship after the 1940s. Olivia often went to Joan’s apartment in New York, and at least once they spent Christmas together in 1961. Joan also visited Olivia in Paris in 1969. But the sisters again stopped speaking to each other in 1975, after their mother’s funeral, to which Joan, who was out of the country, was not invited. Joan claimed Olivia did not bother to try to find where she could be

close with, “And all God’s people said…?”

One time your cousin, Ed Lee, answered this question by shouting, “A WOMAN!” Whereupon he was immediately dragged out of the room by his earlobe and never seen again.

When I think back, it’s staggering to remember all the times we ate chicken in a fellowship hall. We ate this particular fare before and after weddings. Before and after funerals. After baby christenings. We ate chicken before Saturday night prayer meeting. Fourth of July. Decoration Day.

We ate this meal before night services every autumn, when the air was chilled and the dark sky was peppered with stars, just before the preacher delivered his annual sermon on how to survive college football season when your team sucks.

So I will forever love the patron bird of my people. The leghorn chicken, sacrificed for the forgiveness of sins, batter fried in four inches of fundamentalism until slightly crunchy and golden brown.

I ate this meal after I was baptized in Camp Creek at the age of 8. My family also ate this meal after I was re-baptized at ages 11, 13, 15, 19, and 21.

We ate this food at my father’s fu-

reached as she was on tour in a play. Instead, Olivia sent a telegram, which Joan didn’t get until two weeks later.

Both sisters often refused to comment publicly about their relationship. But in a 1978 interview, Joan said, “I married first, won the Oscar before Olivia did, and if I die first, she’ll undoubtedly be livid because I beat her to it.”

Joan died in her sleep of natural causes at the age of 96, on Dec. 15, 2013, at her home in Carmel. Olivia said she was “shocked and saddened” by the news. Olivia died in her sleep of natural causes at her home in Paris on July 26, 2020 at the age of 104.

Joan won their race beating Olivia to that last curtain call.

neral, when I could hardly swallow from grief. We ate this food the following day, when little old ladies delivered wax-paper-lined shoe boxes containing drumsticks to our front porch.

I ate this food after my wedding. I ate this food after I graduated from community college as an adult. I ate this food when I had my first book published. I ate it when my team won the World Series.

I ate this food last night when my wife prepared it, just for the heck of it. And when she asked me to say the blessing I did my absolute best to honor the tradition of my people who, despite their faults, made me who I am, simply by being who they were.

Which is why I ended my prayer with the words, “And all God’s people said…?”


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NAME STATEMENT 2023-9008730

The name of the business: Marina

Comfort Suites, located at 888

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


/s/ Narendra G. Patel, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2023

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NAME STATEMENT 2023-9009425

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

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

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


NAME STATEMENT 2023-9008977

The name of the business:

Socalsigned, located at 11005 Logan Way, San Diego, CA 92129. Registrant Information:

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


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

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


NAME STATEMENT 2023-9009164

The name of the business: Stitch

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

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

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


NAME STATEMENT 2023-9009358

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

First day of business: 1/20/2023

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

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


NAME STATEMENT 2023-9009396

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


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

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



SONS: Petitioner Charles Stephen Wells filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Charles Stephen Wells to Proposed name Charles Steven Wells. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objections that includes the reasons for the objection at

least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.


6/16/2023, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25

The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. No hearing will occur on the above date: see attachment. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated January 30, 2023 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1/2023



STATEMENT 2023-9008946

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

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STATEMENT 2023-9009087

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

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

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


NAME STATEMENT 2023-9009113

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

First day of business: 5/1/2008

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

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


NAME STATEMENT 2023-9008977

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

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

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


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

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

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STATEMENT 2023-9009685

The name of the business: Unique Indian Arts & Crafts, Southwest Indian Arts & Crafts, located at 1950 Hacienda Drive, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Information: Larry Benson, 1620 Glasgow

Lane, Escondido, CA 92027.

This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 10/15/1985

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

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STATEMENT 2023-9010512

The name of the business: K&K Sewer Inspectors, located at 676 Tukmal Dr., Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Information: Brian A. Samoska, 676 Tukmal Dr., Oceanside, CA 92058. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Brian A. Samoska with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/12/2023

5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8/2023



STATEMENT 2023-9010438

The name of the business: Tirocchi Construction, located at 5147 Morro Hills Pl., Fallbrook, CA 92028. Registrant Information: Richard A. Tirocchi, 5147 Morro Hills Pl., Fallbrook, CA 92028. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 5/11/2023

/s/ Richard Tirocchi with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/11/2023

5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8/2023


The name of the business: The Junk Remover, located at 4850 Concho Cir., Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Information: Isaac charles Dailey Jr., 4850 Concho Cir., Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Isaac Charles Dailey Jr. with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on


STATEMENT 2023-9010417

The name of the business: Painting

To The Max, located at 743 Mason Road, Vista, CA 92084. Registrant Information: Michael Alexander Xanthakis, 743 Mason Road, Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by an individual. First day of business: 10/21/1982

/s/ Michael Alexander Xanthakis with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/11/2023

5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8/2023




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


Date: 6/30/2023, 8:30 am, in Dept. 25

The address of the court is: 325 S. Melrose, Vista, CA. 92081. A copy of the Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: San Marcos News Reporter, dba, The Paper, 845 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Dated May 11, 2023 /s/ Brad A. Weinreb, Judge of the Superior Court 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15/2023

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