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October 26, 2023

Volume 53 - No. 43

by lyle e davis We been involved, and are involved, in war activities. Iraq, Afghanistan, and a number of countries where we are operating clandestinely. It’s amazing that we see Americans expressing their horror at how many casualties we’ve suffered in the wars. In Iraq, an estimated 11,784; in Afghanistan, an estimated 2220 (3305 Coalition deaths). As bad as these numbers are, they pale in comparison to what our nation endured during World War II. The sacrifices this nation is making to

support the costs, both in blood and treasure, also pales in comparison to WWII.

and honored. There are those today who seek to take some of those rights and liberties away.

Consider, for example, that during WWII an average 6600 American service men died per MONTH. That comes to about 220 per day.

We must not allow them to get away with it!

No matter how one looks at it, these statistics for WWII are incredible.

From Germany ‘s invasion of Poland Sept. 1, 1939 and ending with Japan ‘s Surrender Sept. 2, 1945 - 2,433 days. From 1942 onward, America averaged 170 planes lost a day.

In order to protect the heritage of those veterans who have gone before us, we must diligently and defiantly demand that our American Constitutional Rights be respected

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How many is 1,000 planes?

B-17 production (12,731) wingtip to wingtip would extend 250 miles. 1,000 B-17s carried 2.5 million gallons of high octane fuel and required 10,000 airmen to fly and fight them. THE NUMBERS GAME 9.7 billion gallons of gasoline consumed, 1942-1945. 107.8 million hours flown, 19431945. 459.7 billion rounds of aircraft

Greatest Generation See Page 2

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Greatest Generation from page 1 ammo fired overseas, 1942-1945. 7.9 million bombs dropped overseas, 1943-1945. 2.3 million combat sorties, 19411945 (one sortie = one takeoff). 299,230 aircraft accepted,19401945. 808,471 aircraft engines accepted,1940-1945. 799,972 propellers accepted, 1940-1945. Sources: Rene Francillon, Japanese Aircraft of the Pacific war; Cajus Bekker, The Luftwaffe Diaries; Ray Wagner, American Combat Planes; Wikipedia. According to the AAF Statistical Digest, in less than four years (December 1941- August 1945), the US Army Air Forces lost 14,903 pilots, aircrew and assorted personnel plus 13,873 airplanes --- inside the continental United States. They were the result of 52,651 aircraft accidents (6,039 involving fatalities) in 45 months. Think about those numbers. They average 1,170 aircraft accidents per month - nearly 40 a day. (However, less than one accident in four resulted in total loss of the aircraft)

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 to the liquor store Tuesday afternoon on my bicycle, bought a bottle of Jack Daniels and put it in the bicycle basket. As I was about to leave, I thought to myself that if I fell off the bicycle, the bottle would break. So I drank all the Jack Daniels before I cycled home. It turned out to be a very good decision, because I fell off my bicycle seven times on the way home. •••• Yesterday my son e-mailed me again, asking why I didn’t do something useful with my time.

It gets worse..... Almost 1,000 Army planes disappeared en route from the US to foreign locations. But an eye-watering 43,581 aircraft were lost overseas including 22,948 on combat missions (18,418 against the Western Axis) and 20,633 attributed to noncombat causes overseas. In a single 376 plane raid in August 1943, 60 B-17s were shot down. That was a 16 percent loss rate and meant 600 empty bunks in England. In 1942-43 it was statistically impossible for bomber crews to complete a 25-mission tour in Europe. Pacific theatre losses were far less (4,530 in combat) owing to smaller forces committed. The worst B-29 mission, against Tokyo on May 25, 1945, cost 26 Superfortresses, 5.6 percent of the 464 dispatched from the Marianas. By the end of the war, over 40,000 airmen were killed in combat theatres and another 18,000 wounded. Some 12,000 missing men were declared dead, including a number “liberated” by the Soviets but never returned. More than 41,000 were captured, half of the 5,400 held by the Japanese died in captivity, compared with one-tenth in German hands. Total combat casualties were pegged at 121,867. US manpower made up the defi“Like, me sitting around the pool and drinking Lemonade is not a good thing?” I asked. My “doing-something-useful” seems to be his favorite topic of conversation. He was “only thinking of me”, he said and suggested that I go down to the Senior Center and join something. I did this and when I got home last night, I decided to play a prank on him. I e-mailed him and told him that I had joined a Parachute Club. He replied, “Mother, are you nuts? You are 78 years old and now you’re going to start jumping out of airplanes?” I told him that I got a Membership Card and e-mailed a copy to him. He immediately telephoned me and yelled, “Good grief, Mom, where are your glasses? This is a Membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.” I calmly replied, “Oh my, I think I’m in real trouble then, because I signed

cit. The Army Air Force’s peak strength was reached in 1944 with 2,372,000 personnel, nearly twice the previous year’s figure. AMERICA AT WORK The losses were huge - but so were production totals. From 1941 through 1945, American industry delivered more than 276,000 military aircraft. That number was enough not only for US Army, Navy and Marine Corps, but for allies as diverse as Britain, Australia, China and Russia. In fact, from 1943 onward, America produced more planes than Britain and Russia combined. And more than Germany and Japan together 194145. However, our enemies took massive losses. Through much of 1944, the Luftwaffe sustained uncontrolled hemorrhaging, reaching 25 percent of aircrews and 40 planes a month. And in late 1944 into 1945, nearly half the pilots in Japanese squadrons had flown fewer than 200 hours. The disparity of two years before had been completely reversed. Experience Level Uncle Sam sent many of his sons to war with absolute minimums of training. Some fighter pilots entered combat in 1942 with less than one hour in their assigned aircraft. The 357th Fighter Group (often known as The Yoxford Boys) went to England in late 1943 having trained on P-39s. The group never up for five jumps a week!!” The line went quiet and his friend picked up the phone and said that my son had fainted. Life as a Senior Citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be real fun. ••• John, who lived in the north of England, decided to go golfing in Scotland with his buddy Shawn, so they loaded up John’s minivan and headed north. After driving for a few hours, they got caught in a terrible downpour so they pulled into a nearby farm and asked the attractive lady who answered the door if they could spend the night. “I realize it’s terrible weather out there and I have this huge house all to myself, but I’m recently widowed,” she explained, “and I’m afraid the neighbors will talk if I let you stay in my house.” “Don’t worry.” John said. “We’ll be happy to sleep in the barn and if the weather breaks, we’ll be gone at first light.” The lady agreed and the two men found their way to the barn and settled in for the night. Come morning, the weather had cleared so they

saw a Mustang until shortly before its first combat mission. A high-time P-51 pilot had 30 hours in type. Many had fewer than five hours. Some had one hour. With arrival of new aircraft, many combat units transitioned in combat. The attitude was, “They all have a stick and a throttle. Go fly “em.” When the famed 4th Fighter Group converted from P-47s to P-51s in February 1944, there was no time to stand down for an orderly transition. The Group commander, Col. Donald Blakeslee, said, “You can learn to fly`51s on the way to the target.” A future P-47 ace said, “I was sent to England to die.” He was not alone. Some fighter pilots tucked their wheels in the well on their first combat mission with one previous flight in the aircraft. Meanwhile, many bomber crews were still learning their trade: of Jimmy Doolittle’s 15 pilots on the April 1942 Tokyo raid, only five had won their wings before 1941. All but one of the 16 copilots were less than a year out of flight school. In WWII flying safety took a back seat to combat. The AAF’s worst accident rate was recorded by the Greatest Generation continued on page 3 got on their way and enjoyed a great weekend of golf. But about nine months later , John got an unexpected letter from an attorney. It took him a few minutes to figure it out but he finally determined that it was from the attorney of that attractive widow he had met on the golf weekend. He dropped in on his friend Shawn and asked, “Shawn, do you remember that good looking widow on the farm we stayed at on our golf holiday in Scotland about 9 months ago?” “Yes, I do.” said Shawn. “Did you, er, happen to get up in the middle of the night, go up to the house and pay her a visit?” “Well, um, yes.” Shawn said, a little embarrassed about being found out, “I have to admit that I did.” “And did you happen to give her my name and address instead of telling her your name?” Shawn’s face turned beet red and he said, “Yeah, look, I’m sorry, buddy Chuckles continued on page 12

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Greatest Generation from page 2

however those low figures became exceptions.

A-36 Invader version of the P-51: a staggering 274 accidents per 100,000 flying hours. Next worst were the P-39 at 245, the P-40 at 188, and the P-38 at 139. All were Allison powered.

By early 1944, the average AAF fighter pilot entering combat had logged at least 450 hours, usually including 250 hours in training. At the same time, many captains and first lieutenants claimed over 600 hours.

Bomber wrecks were fewer, but more expensive. The B-17 and B-24 averaged 30 and 35 accidents per 100,000 flight hours, respectively-- a horrific figure considering that from 1980 to 2000 the Air Force’s major mishap rate was less than two.


The B-29 was even worse at 40; the world’s most sophisticated, most capable and most expensive bomber was too urgently needed to stand down for mere safety reasons. The AAF set a reasonably high standard for B-29 pilots, but the desired figures were seldom attained. The original cadre of the 58th Bomb Wing was to have 400 hours of multi-engine time, but there were not enough experienced pilots to meet the criterion. Only ten percent had overseas experience. Conversely, when a $2.1 billion B-2 crashed in 2008, the Air Force initiated a two-month “safety pause” rather than declare a “stand down,” let alone grounding. The B-29 was no better for maintenance. Though the R3350 was known as a complicated, troublesome power-plant, no more than half the mechanics had previous experience with the Duplex Cyclone. But they made it work. Navigators Perhaps the greatest unsung success story of AAF training was Navigators. The Army graduated some 50,000 during the War. And many had never flown out of sight of land before leaving “Uncle Sugar” for a war zone. Yet the huge majority found their way across oceans and continents without getting lost or running out of fuel --- a stirring tribute to the AAF’s educational establishments. Cadet To Colonel It was possible for a flying cadet at the time of Pearl Harbor to finish the war with eagles on his shoulders. That was the record of John D. Landers, a 21-year-old Texan, who was commissioned a second lieutenant on December 12, 1941. He joined his combat squadron with 209 hours total flight time, including two in P-40s. He finished the war as a full colonel, commanding an 8th Air Force Group - at age 24. As the training pipeline filled up,

At its height in mid-1944, the Army Air Forces had 2.6 million people and nearly 80,000 aircraft of all types. Today the US Air Force employs 327,000 active personnel (plus 170,000 civilians) with 5,500+ manned and perhaps 200 unmanned aircraft. Those figures represent about 12 percent of the manpower and 7 percent of the airplanes of the WWII peak. IN SUMMATION Whether there will ever be another war like that experienced in 194045 is doubtful, as fighters and bombers have given way to helicopters and remotely-controlled drones over Afghanistan and Iraq, Ukraine and now, Israel and Gaza. But within living memory, men left the earth in 1,000-plane formations and fought major battles five miles high, leaving a legacy that remains timeless. • Most Americans who were not adults during WWII have no understanding of the magnitude of it. Statistics can be boring things, but they can also bring to the forefront just how much we have paid, in both blood and treasure. This listing of some of the aircraft produced gives a bit of insight to it. From World War II • 276,000 aircraft manufactured in the US . • 43,000 planes lost overseas, including 23,000 in combat. • 14,000 lost in the continental U.S. The US civilian population maintained a dedicated effort for four years, many working long hours seven days per week and often also volunteering for other work. WWII was the largest human effort in history. Families saved tin cans, rubber, fat, lard, anything to help the war effort. WWII MOST PRODUCED COMBAT AIRCRAFT Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik 36,183 Yakolev Yak-1,-3,-7, -9 31,000+ Greatest Generation continued on page 5


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“Let Freedom Reign” Church Worship with Adam Riojas October 28 Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre Free and open to the public 10am to 10pm. 10 am to 3 pm Spanish ministries, 3pm to 10pm English Ministries Children’s games and crafts area. Bringing the Church and Country together for Revival www.atthecrossoceanside.com

½ Price Sale in the Friends Bookshop October 27 & 28, 2023 All items in the store 50% OFF marked price (25¢ minimum) Only cash payment accepted.

A Lifelong Learning Group Meetings will be held in person at the MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, at 1:00 pm in the Board Room Trailer T200 by the Police Station and by the Internet Application ZOOM. 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: One 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. The QR code below can also be used. Oct 27 2:30 MCC Theatre Production Ghost Ship Eric Bishop, MCC Faculty & Students Set sail on the Ghost Ship: A tragedy without explanation; a mystery without escape. 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.

*** Fall Festival 2023 Dinner and Fundraiser October 28th • 6pm St. Timothy’s Parish Hall Grand Prize Raffle: $1,200. Consolation Prizes: $600 & $300. Prime Rib with all the fixings! Dinner Tickets only $30 each. Purchase Prime Rib Dinner and Raffle Tickets at St. Timothy’s Church before or after weekend Masses. Saturday: 5pm Mass, Sunday: 8:30am & 10:30am Masses. Credit Cards Accepted Sponsored by Knights of Columbus St. Timothy’s Council 10802. Proceeds Benefit Catholic and Escondido Com)munity Charities. *** Be Well Valley Center Health & Wellness Faire November 3 • 11am - 4 pm 29105 Valley Center Rd The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce, together with North Inland Community Prevention Oodles continued on page 5

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Local News

Escondido Chamber CEO and Staff Fired In a shocking development the Board of Directors of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce have fired CEO James Rowten and the entire Chamber Staff as of October 4th. Deanna Smith, Chair of the Board, had been calling for financial statements and financial reforms for the Chamber and expressed frustration at not being able to get either from then-CEO, James Rowten. At a board meeting several weeks ago, seven board member voted to remove Chair Deanna Smith, 10 voted to retain her. Several board members, Ted Owens and Tony Criss resigned over the flap. ThenCEO then informed the board that he could no longer work with the board members who voted to retain Smith as Chair. Former CEO Rowten then left for a long planned trip to Italy. It appears the Chamber has serious financial problems in that they were unable to make payroll and utility bills were several months in arrears. Some staffers have since received their paychecks and a group of dedicated volunteers is being assembled to operate the Chamber and to solve financial issues. The previous CEO had been paid $60,000 annually; a former employee claimed Mr. Rowten grant-

ed himself a raise that took him to $120,000 per year, without board knowledge or approval. Many board members expressed unawareess of this as they had not seen the financial statements . . . which is what prompted Madame Chairman Smith to demand, repeatedly, to see the books. Frequent arguments developed between her and Rowten. Smith claimed that Rowten frequently would show a temper tantrum whenever a discussion about the books came up. Currently, the Chamber is looking for an interim CEO and is attempting to organize a group of dedicated volunteers to assist in day to day operations of the Chamber. Further details are expected to emerge following an ongoing investigation.

Investigation of Carlsbad Police Department Officer-Involved-Shooting On Friday, October 20th at approximately 10:54 p.m., a Carlsbad Police Officer stopped a white Ford Van at Madison Street and Oak Avenue in the City of Carlsbad after seeing the driver commit multiple traffic violations in the area. The vehicle was driven by a single male occupant. As the officer approached the vehicle to contact the male, the driver produced a hand-

often get my haircut on a Sunday, when it’s not crowded and seldom has any wait time. Seems like he never closes.

Man About Town Ciro the Magnificent! Ciro is the long time (17 years) owner/operator of Studio Unisex Hair Salon at 410 W 2nd Avenue in Escondido. My Mary does not like to shampoo her hair . . .so off we go to Ciro’s. Ciro shampoos her hair, dries it, combs it out, styles it and, voila! She is a totally new woman, with a great big smile on her face, thanks to Ciro. I appreciate Ciro because I can

Ciro was the Hairstylist of the Star’s for many year’s. He is also a talented singer, has appeared on the Merv Griffin Show, cut Merv’s and Robert Goulet’s hair . . .was the owner of Ciro’s Hairstyling in Beverly Hill’s, had training at the Acadmeny of Toni&Guy, London England. He does it all. The Latest Hair Cut’s and Styles, Perm’s, Color and Corrective Color. Give him a call. 760.580.2262. •••• Supreme Court Neil Gorsuch has only been on the Supreme Court for a short while. Not so long ago, he ignited the fire of liberty and the “cert pool.”

gun and fired at least one round at the officer without warning. The officer immediately sought cover from the gunfire and returned fire with his service weapon. The suspect drove about 1/8 block south before stopping, either voluntarily or due to mechanical failure. The officer called for additional units and a high-risk vehicle stop was conducted once additional officers arrived, including a K9 officer and a field supervisor. The suspect was given commands and complied with the officer’s directions. The suspect was apprehended several minutes later without further incident. Neither the suspect nor the officer was struck by gunfire. However, several rounds struck the suspect’s van. During a visual inspection of the van at the scene, a ghost-gun type handgun was seen on the driver’s side floorboard. Detectives from the San Diego Police Department are currently processing the scene and van to locate and recover evidence, including the firearm used in the assault on the Carlsbad Police Officer. The Carlsbad Police Officer who fired his weapon has been employed by Carlsbad Police Department since August of 2022. He is currently assigned as a patrol officer. The suspect in this case has been identified as Patrick Harold Doherty of Oceanside. He is described as a 25-year-old white male. Doherty was booked into Vista Jail for Attempted Murder of a Police Local News continued on page 5

The cert pool was established in 1973 during the early days of the Burger Court, in order to efficiently review the near 8,000 petitions received each term. In practice, the petitions are apportioned among the Court’s law clerks, who then circulate a memo to the justices recommending a grant or denial. The obvious problem here is that this gives the power in these 8000 cases to the law clerks instead of the Justices. It also, in theory, allows 3rd parties to unfairly influence a case through the clerks. That is NOT how the Supreme Court was designed to operate. Neil Gorsuch just managed to set his foot down in the Supreme Court and say it is NOT okay to pass off judgments to the discretion of legal clerks. This is the kind of story everyone should be hearing or reading in the media, but obviously is not. In another important decision the United States Supreme Court issued a direct and final blow to the Islamic Indoctrination of the

Letters to the Editor Thank you for Pastor Huls column in The Paper. The article he wrote reminded me of how destructive and unimagineable the aftermath of an all consuming fire would be on our lives. It gave me pause to think about losing everything and then how does one cope with such a live changing event. I hope Pastor Huls with share with your readers about coping with such a situation. Reading the Truisms made me smile. I enjoyed reading Karalee’s piece about singles dating. It was entertaining and educatioinal. The anecdotes of the dating culture were fascinating. Carol Van Houten *** In last week’s “Man About Town” column, you talked about 3 Chinese restaurants in Escondido. Some of them you said good things about and some not so good things. You seemed to talk like they were the only Chinese restaurants in Escondido. But there are other Chinese restaurants in Escondido. My personal favorite Chinese restaurants is Gourmet Wok in Del Norte Plaza shopping Mall on W El Norte Pkwy. The food is excellent for at a very good price. You and others should check it out. Rick Bova young in this nation. The full panel of the United States Supreme Court, which consists of 9 judges, met to decided the fate of Islamic indoctrination in our American public schools. In a typical 5 X 4 decision, common sense won out, and we have sanity restored to our schools once again. The United States Supreme Court was able to hand out this decision banning Sharia Law and Islam from being taught in classrooms because of the tie-breaking vote of the appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch went on to write about the decision: “The government Man About Town continued on page 14

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Greatest Generation from page 3

Bell P-39 Airacobra 9,584

Messerschmitt Bf-109 30,480

Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar 5,919

Focke-Wulf Fw-190 29,001

DeHavilland Mosquito 7,780

Supermarine Spitfire/Seafire 20,351

Avro Lancaster 7,377

Convair B-24/PB4Y Liberator/ Privateer 18,482 Republic P-47 Thunderbolt 15,686 North American P-51 Mustang 15,875 Junkers Ju-88 15,000 Hawker Hurricane 14,533 Curtiss P-40 Warhawk 13,738 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 12,731 Vought F4U Corsair 12,571

Heinkel He-111 6,508 Handley-Page Halifax 6,176 Messerschmitt Bf-110 6,150 Lavochkin LaGG-7 5,753 Boeing B-29 Superfortress 3,970


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Petlyakov Pe-2 11,400

THE PRICE OF VICTORY (cost of an aircraft in WWII dollars)

North American B-25 Mitchell 9,984 Lavochkin LaGG-5 9,920

B-17.............$204,370 P-40................$44,892 B-24.............$215,516 P-47................$85,578 B-25.............$142,194 P-51................$51,572 B-26.............$192,426 C-47...............$88,574 B-29.............$605,360 PT-17..............$15,052 P-38................$97,147 AT-6................$22,952

Grumman TBM Avenger 9,837 Local News from page 4 Officer, Felony Resisting, Assault with a Firearm on a Police Officer and an outstanding arrest warrant for DUI. Additional charges will be determined by the District Attorney’s office once Detectives have completed their preliminary investigation at the scene. Per the Countywide Memorandum of Understanding, the San Diego Police Homicide Unit was called to the scene to conduct the officerinvolved-shooting investigation. Detectives are currently collecting physical evidence from the scene, interviewing witnesses, and examining the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

We are excited to include local Physical Therapy and Chiropractic care to discuss the benefits their services can provide to overall health well-being! For those needing a pick-me-up, Cactus Cat’s Coffee will be serving up tasty beverages as well.

Statistics from Flight Journal magazine.

Short Stirling 2,383

The staggering cost of war.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero 10,449

Program, Mental Health Systems, would like to announce we are hosting a Health & Wellness Faire titled “Be Well Valley Center” to our local community. We are partnering with local Health & Wellness professionals to bring this open house event to Valley Center. Professionals will be on site to discuss fitness, mental health, nutrition, and holistic care. Additionally, our public services and safety professionals will be on hand to our community members, so come by and say “Hello”!

We are happy to announce there will be Naloxone training available as well. This will be a 20-minute mini-seminar. One more tool to help combat the Fentanyl crisis.

Grumman F6F Hellcat 12,275

Lockheed P-38 Lightning 10,037

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The investigation and review process for officer-involved shootings are extremely thorough. When the Homicide Unit completes its investigation, it will be reviewed by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to determine if the officer bears any criminal liability for his actions. The Carlsbad Police Department will conduct an administrative investigation into the officer’s discharge of his firearm. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the United States Attorney’s Office will also be monitoring the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the San Diego Police Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

*** Operation HOPE- North County Celebrates 20 Years with Gala On Friday, November 3, Operation HOPE-North County will be hosting its 20 Years of HOPE Red Carpet Gala at the Crossings in Carlsbad from 4-8pm. The Gala will be a celebration of 20 years of service to our community as well as an opportunity to honor 2 individuals and 1 local company who have partnered with OHNC and/or have exemplified a deep commitment to serving our unsheltered residents.

that provides mutual aid and mobile showers to folks experiencing homelessness. Our Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient is longtime volunteer Vickie Lancaster. Our Philanthropist of the Year Award Recipient is Vistabased company BioFilm Inc who has been a continuous supporter of our shelter services. All ticket sales, sponsorships, silent auction, and live auction proceeds will directly benefit continuing support of Operation HOPE-North County through the 2023/2024 year. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Tickets can be purchased at: operationhopeshelter.org For more information about the Gala and sponsor opportunities please contact Adri Furtado, Director of Resource Development afurtado@operationhopeshelter.org *** Chipping Day November 4 • 8am 3pm VC Water District Property Across from Community Hall on Lilac Road • Valley Center The Valley Center Fire Safe Council will be sponsoring a Chipping Day Saturday November 4 starting at 8:00 with chipping services provided by Davey Tree Service. Chips will be available for delivery to local sites by Davey Tree on Saturday during the event. Please contact me to make advance arrangements if you would like chips. Construction lumber, weeds and Oodles continued on page 12

Our Jean Cole Commitment to Service Award Recipient is Jordan Verdin is the founder of Humanity Showers, a non-profit

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5th District Supervisor

Jim Desmond

Supporting Female Entrepreneurs The bipartisan California Legislative Women’s Caucus (LWC) was formed in 1985 by nine Democrats and six Republicans. Today, 50 of the Legislature’s 120 members are women -- the Caucus now includes 18 Senators (15 Democrats and three Republicans) and 32 Assemblymembers (27 Democrats and five Republicans). Reducing barriers that prevent wealth creation for women is a concern for me and for the Women’s Caucus. Unfortunately, female entrepreneurs have trouble raising investment funds for new ventures. Despite controlling about $20 trillion in annual consumer spending worldwide, women-run businesses only receive under 2% of venture capital investments. Data for the U.S. are no different. In 2018, women-owned startups only got 2% of the $85 billion raised for venture capital funding, even though women owned 38% of the businesses. And women of color fare even worse. Though their companies are the fastest growing segment of female-owned businesses, they received only 0.2% of venture capital funding. One possible solution is the growing number of femaleowned venture capital companies. They are twice as likely as

their male-owned counterparts to invest in companies founded by women. However, additional future funding can still be difficult to obtain. So what’s the answer? Since venture capital is private, direct government involvement is limited. Educating the public, including venture capitalists, may help. This session I co-authored a number of bills designed to heighten public awareness about the need to include women in all areas of the workforce. These include Assembly Concurrent Resolution 8 (ACR 8) – “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day;” ACR 42, “Women’s Equal Pay Day;” ACR 109, “Women’s Small Business Month;” and SCR 29, Women in Construction Week.” I will continue to work with the Legislative Women’s Caucus on legislation that reduces barriers for women as they expand their presence in the front office, and throughout the workforce. 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

Beat the traffic and cruise along

munity members of current and future lane and road closure information to help local drivers stay safe while on the road. I encourage our drivers to also look at the live San Marcos Waze map on the city’s traffic alerts webpage. This Waze map allows community members to view live traffic notifications posted by drivers and helps drivers to identify alternative routes to take to avoid any lane or road closures. It is a great tool to use to maintain safe driving practices. Don’t be late to your next destination because of lane or road closures within the city. Stay informed about the latest traffic news by signing up for alerts and following our city social media channels. The City of San Marcos consistently posts traffic alerts informing com-

Always remember to ‘Honk Less, Wave More, Ride Safe’ while driving and cycling throughout our community. To learn more about upcoming traffic alerts, visit www.san-marcos.net/live/traffic-alerts.

Get Involved in Local Government Have you ever wanted to get more involved in local government and make a positive impact on your community? Well, here’s your chance! The County of San Diego is actively seeking dedicated volunteers to join our various Boards, Commissions, and Committees. Your unique skills, perspectives, and passion for our community can make a real difference in shaping the future of San Diego County. Whether you’re passionate about healthcare, education, the environment, or any other aspect of community life, we have opportunities that align with your interests. If you’re ready to step up and be a part of positive change in San Diego County, we encourage you to apply. Your voice matters, and together, we can build a stronger, more vibrant community for all residents. Should you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Marisol.Edrozo@ sdcounty.ca.gov Below are the current positions that are open in District 5! ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD 2 (AAB) Requirement: 5 YRS. EXPERIENCE IN CA.AS CPA, UC. REAL ESTATE BKR., ATTY. OR CERTIFIED PROPERTY APPRAISER. Term: 3-YEARS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD (BHAB), SAN DIEGO COUNTY Requirement: COMMUNITY RESIDENT Term: 3-YEARS


Problem Solved by Christopher Elliott

I didn’t get my quilting magazines. What can I do? What happened to Vickie Taylor’s subscription to Love of Quilting and Quick and Easy Quilts? She paid for a subscription but never received the magazines.

Peak Media, but I am still waiting for a response. My subscriptions are still active and I’ve checked with my postal carrier to make sure I was receiving all of my mail. I am.

Q: I subscribe to Love of Quilting and Quick and Easy Quilts. Golden Peak Media publishes both magazines. I have not received the latest issues, and I would like your help in getting them.

I would like to receive the March/ April issue of Love of Quilting and the April/May issue of Quick and Easy Quilts. Can you help me? ~ Vickie Taylor, Eminence, Ky.

I tried emailing and calling Golden

Problem Solved continued on page 12

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Historically Speaking

The Man Who Wore Hats of Many Colors by the leading all-black musical orchestras and combos of the day.

first recordings were with Hines in 1934. By 1940, he was singing and recording with the Duke Ellington Orchestra. His 1941 recording of “Flamingo” with Ellington sold more than 14 million copies.

In the 1940s and 1950s Jeffries recorded for a number of record labels, including RCA Victor, Exclusive, Coral, Decca, Bethlehem, Columbia, Mercury and Trend.

By Tom Morrow Herb Jeffries began entertaining as a 19-year-old big band singer with orchestras like Duke Ellington before he became a “Singing Cowboy,” starring in low budget films aimed for black audiences. He then re-invented himself by ending his long entertainment career as a movie and TV actor. He jammed all of that into 100 years of extraordinary performance and living. Born Umberto Alexander Valentino on Sept. 24, 1913, in Detroit, Jeffries was an American actor of film, television and popular music jazz singer-songwriter, known for his smooth, deep baritone voice. His mother was a white Irish woman who ran a rooming house; his father, whom he never knew, was of mixed French Canadian, Italian and Moorish roots. Jeffries used make-up to darken his skin to pursue a career in jazz and to be seen as employable

In 1959, Jet reported Jeffries had identified himself as white on an application in order to marry white entertainer Tempest Storm.

Louis Armstrong gave Jeffries a recommendation to Erskine Tate, knowing that Tate had an all-black band at a Detroit hotel ballroom, Jeffries claimed to be a Creole and was offered a position as a featured singer three nights a week. Later he toured with Earl “Fatha” Hines’s Orchestra in the Deep South. Jeffries said in a 1996, Jet magazine interview, a black audienceaimed publication, he was urged by Armstrong to say falsely at a 1933, job interview that he was “a Creole from Louisiana” when actually he was of Irish and Sicilian heritage, among other ethnic backgrounds. In his teens Jeffries developed a fine voice; initially he sang in higher registers. He started out his singing career as a lyrical tenor, but, on the advice of Duke Ellington’s longtime music arranger, Billy Strayhorn, he lowered his range to mimic the vocal stylings of crooner Bing Crosby.

“The Bronze Buckaroo” From Detroit, at the urging of Armstrong, Jeffries moved to Chicago where he performed in various clubs. One of his first gigs was in a club allegedly owned by Al Capone. Jeffries began his career working with Erskine Tate who signed the 19-year-old to a contract at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago. His break came during the 1933, Chicago World’s Fair singing with the Earl Hines Orchestra on Hines’ national broadcasts live from the Grand Terrace Cafe. His

“For all these years I’ve been wavering about the color question,” Jeffries told me in a 1996 interview. “Look at my blue eyes, my brown hair, look at my (skin) color. What color do you see?” My mother was 100 per cent white,” Jeffries continued. “My father was Portuguese, Spanish, American Indian, and Negro,” he said. “How in the hell can I identify myself as one race or another?” But he did … quite successfully. While touring the deep South with jazz orchestras Jeffries saw young boys fill theatres to watch the latest western movies. He resolved to create a cowboy hero geared specifically for the black movie fan. Jeffries set out to produce a low-budget Historically Speaking continued on page 14

Travel Troubleshooter by Christopher Elliott

I’m on Avis’ Do Not Rent list. How do I get off? Avis broadsides Gena Ettinger when it adds her to the company’s Do Not Rent list. How does she get unbanned? Q: I recently tried to rent a car from Avis in Bangor, Maine. When I arrived at the counter, a representative said I couldn’t rent from the company because I was on the Do Not Rent list. The attendant couldn’t tell me why I was on the list. But I noticed that my name was misspelled twice on the reservation. The representative gave me an 800 number to call. An Avis employee recommended I send an email to the company to get my name removed from the Do Not Rent list. Since I was traveling with my sister, we moved the reservation to her name, which solved the problem. But once on the road, I saw the receipt was almost double the original price for the rental car.

Avis is now asking me about my employment, and they still haven’t told me why I’m on the Do Not Rent list. My sister, who works in cybersecurity, believes there may have been a data breach or that Avis is confusing me with someone else. I would like Avis to honor the original price of my rental car and remove my name from the Do Not Rent list. Can you help me? ~ Gena Ettinger, Roanoke, Texas A: I’m sorry Avis banned you. The car rental company should have explained why it added you to the Do Not Rent list and how to get off. Instead, it gave you the runaround. You can’t rent from the car rental company if you’re on a Do Not Rent list. Most customers wind up on the list because of unpaid bills, although there can be other reasons, such as wrecking a car or failing to pay for damages to a vehicle.

When Avis added your name to the Do Not Rent list, it meant the employees in Bangor could not give you the keys to a car under any circumstances. And unfortunately, this wasn’t a problem the local office could resolve on the spot. You had to contact corporate Avis to get this fixed. Avis rented your sister a car at the going rate, which was twice the rate you had received online. That’s not unusual, and Avis was not trying to take advantage of the situation by jacking up your price, although I think it could have honored her original rate as a one-time exception. I might have appealed this to an executive at Avis. I list the Avis customer service managers’ names, numbers and email addresses of the Avis customer service managers on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. I also have a free guide for removing yourself from the Do Not Rent list on my site.

I contacted Avis on your behalf. Separately, you sent an email to Avis’ CEO. The next morning, you received phone calls from the company’s head of corporate security and its director of security, loss and prevention. “They were genuine, gracious, and I finally had the personal connection I had been waiting for for over a month,” you reported. During your conversations, they determined that you had been the victim of identity theft. Someone had rented an Avis car under your name, and then stolen it. Avis removed your name from the Do Not Rent list and refunded your sister’s entire rental fee, including your insurance. 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. © 2023 Christopher Elliott.

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Cruises And Airline Tickets: Don’t make these mistakes! Booking airline tickets for your next cruise may seem like a nobrainer, but please don’t make the mistake of turning off your brain. You could have to pay for a new flight -- or even get stranded at the port.

it often promises to get you to the next port at its expense, but Mitchell says you shouldn’t push your luck. Give yourself a day.

Just ask Beverly Rasmussen, who booked her airfare through the EZAir program offered by Princess Cruises because it offered the “reassurance that it will get you to your ship” when there’s a delay. But when her airline canceled her flight and she couldn’t get through to the EZAir department by phone, she had to pay $1,517 for new tickets.

Maybe the biggest rookie mistake is failing to buy travel insurance. A specialty policy like BHTP’s WaveCare will track your flight and cover missed connections and lost luggage. Adrienne Sasson, a travel advisor with Rubinsohn Travel, says travel insurance has saved the day for many of her clients. “Cruise lines do not always protect your flights and get you to the next port,” she says.

Failing To Consider Travel Insurance

So much for the guarantee.

Not Thinking About Airline Tickets Before You Book Your Cruise

She says she’s called Princess numerous times but has gotten nowhere. “Each time we sit on hold for hours, then the line disconnects,” says Rasmussen, a retired nurse from North Ogden, Utah. Mistake: Airline tickets are often an afterthought to a cruise booking. If you’re thinking of taking a cruise soon, maybe you’re wondering about airline tickets. Then again, probably not. Travel advisors say airline tickets are often an afterthought to the cruise, a decision made at the end of the booking. But let’s not do that today. Wave season -- the time of year when most cruises are booked -- is dead ahead. And with the industry trade association Cruise Lines International Association predicting that global cruise capacity will rise 19% from 2022 to 2028 (up from 625,000 berths to 746,000), you don’t want to make a rookie mistake. “The last thing you need is to miss the cruise and then have to get to the next port,” says Limor Decter, a luxury travel advisor with EMBARK Beyond. “No one needs that kind of drama.” There are no publicly available statistics on the number of passengers who miss their cruise because of airline connections. But based on the number of cases I’ve received lately, it seems to be a growing problem. Passengers don’t think about it soon enough, that’s true, but cruise lines also impose significant restrictions on their air-inclusive programs. The Problem With Cruise Line Guarantees Booking airline tickets through your cruise line may seem like a good deal, because they often of-

Illustration by Dustin Elliott

fer guarantees that you will make it to your ship even if your flight is delayed. There are other benefits. The special contract fares offered through cruise lines are sometimes cheaper than published airfares. The cruise line air programs also often allow you to hold flight reservations until the final payment date. You can change flights at any time before making your final payment. You can’t easily do that if you book directly with the airline. But there are also some downsides -- which is to say, some restrictions apply. After Debra Stewart missed her recent Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) cruise because of a flight cancellation, she found out that the Booksafe Travel Protection Plan had a few strings attached. NCL would only offer a future cruise credit equal to 75% of the non-refundable cancellation charge because her flight cancellation was not covered under the Booksafe plan. She says that cost her $16,000. I checked with NCL and it says the policy had been applied correctly to her Booksafe Protection Plan. “Although Norwegian Cruise Line provides flight arrangements as part of its cruise offering, we do not have control over the operations of the airlines and are not responsible for any flight modifications or cancelations,” a spokesman told me, adding that its claim assessments “are final.” NCL noted that under its Book-

safe Travel Protection Plan, it will provide guests who are denied due to a non-covered reason with a future cruise credit equal to 75% of the non-refundable cancellation charge to use on your next cruise, and that it had done so in this case. “This is so wrong,” said Stewart, a physician from Bakersfield, Calif. “They canceled the flight, I missed my cruise -- and I am out $16,000!” Not to pick on NCL, but many of the cruise lines’ air-inclusive programs have similar restrictions. They will protect you in most cases, but not all the time. Experts say you can avoid this “gotcha” clause. I’ll get to that in a moment. What are the worst mistakes you can make with airline tickets for your cruise? You don’t have to get left at the dock while your dream cruise sails into the sunset. Here are some of the worst rookie mistakes I’ve seen:

But perhaps the biggest error is waiting until the end to think about airline tickets. If you consider airfare at the same time -- and if you read the fine print on your tickets -- you should be able to avoid most airline ticket problems. Finally, A Long-Awaited Refund And what about Rasmussen, the nurse from Utah, who spent an extra $1,517 on last-minute tickets? Her case was more than a year old by the time it landed on my desk. After several phone calls -- and hang-ups -- she finally reached a Princess representative via a live chat in April, who apologized and told her, “That is not the experience we want you to have with us.” But still, no refund. I contacted Princess on her behalf. A Princess representative responded, “I can confirm our team has connected with the guest and advised they will be issuing a refund check.” Rasmussen received the refund shortly after that.

Arriving At The Last Minute

Rasmussen’s case should have never gotten this far. There’s an ocean of fine print in these cruise line guarantees. And as my old diving instructor used to tell me, never turn your back on the ocean.

Make sure you schedule your flight so you arrive in port a full day early -- just in case something goes wrong and you need to reschedule your flight. “Yes, many times it will entail additional expense for hotel and meals, but you have a much better chance of not missing the ship,” says Clark Mitchell, a cruise specialist with Strong Travel. If you book your airfare through the cruise line,

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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Men Wanting Younger Women! difference was five to 10 years. The response was, and continues to be, stunning! The men who had ignored events with women only slightly younger than themselves suddenly emerged in droves. The phones literally rang off the hook! Clearly, the men were out there and liked the ease and convenience of speed dating, I realized. They just were resistant to meeting women who were their own age. For some men, it seems that dating younger women is an important part of feeding their self image.

“What is the most frustrating part of my job?” a friend asked me recently. Without hesitation, I replied: “Men wanting younger women!” I bring single men and women together through speed dating events aimed at specific age ranges. These fun, inexpensive, quick introductions to 10 to 15 men and women offer a fantastic way for them to determine if they would like to talk and date further. Years ago as I pioneered the service in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County, there were always more women signing up than men, even though the events were scheduled for men two to four years older than the women. I thought speed dating did not appeal to men until, one day, I held an event for “Older Men Seeking Younger Women.” Instead of a two- to four-year spread, the age

Yet, interestingly, times are changing! For many of the same reasons, women – especially attractive women – no longer are eager to date or marry a man who is eight to 12 years older. Instead, women, especially those around 45 years of age, make it clear they want someone their own age or younger. After millenniums of inequity, it seems only fitting that what has been good for the gander ought to also please the recently liberated goose. Even when the man looks younger than his years, women still are in no rush to date or marry a man who is their senior. A 54-year-old woman said she was surprised to learn that a man she dated who looked to be in his mid50s was actually 67 years old. She liked him, but she did not want to become involved because she felt he was too old. She was afraid that she would end up taking care of him as the years progressed. Still, there are many men – some

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of whom are no prize catch – who seem to prefer being alone to accepting the new reality. For example, a 62-year-old friend who lives in Bel Air will only court women who are 48 years of age or younger. He regularly says he hopes he will not have to wait too long. He’s afraid he’ll end up being alone. I almost laughed when another good friend, who is 58, was “bragging” about how he only dated women around 38. He’s not rich, particularly good looking or well endowed with a commanding wit. Still, he regularly belly aches about how he can’t find the “one.” What was my advice? To have a chance of finding the “one,” consider dating someone your own age, my friend. I just know some of these men would be happier dating their peers, but even the few who listen to advice based on experience find a multitude of reasons to ignore it.

The most common complaint from men about older women is that the women do not take care of themselves, they do not keep themselves fit. Yet, in my experience, women almost always look better than a man who is in the same age range. Sure, women resort to makeup and are quicker to pay for a face lift, but many simply exercise more, take better care of their inside along with their exterior, and have more overall independence than their male counterparts, an independence which nourishes an inner beauty. Women who attend speed dating events typically are confident about the way they look simply because “what you see is what you get.” If men would give a woman in their age range a chance, they might finally find their “soul mate.” Instead, too many men waste too many years searching and searching for the perfect “younger” woman only to wind up alone.


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Microsoft And Apple, A Tale Of Two Companies ly fifty year evolution of the PC industry has been a hoot. The stories of Microsoft and Apple each are long, fascinating and have been the subject of innumerable books and articles. This column is a super concentrated summary of the high points in their respective stories.

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In 2022, by “market cap” (total value of stock), Apple and Microsoft were the World’s most valuable companies with values of $2.8 and $2.4 trillion respectively. The two company’s 2022 profits were $99 billion and $73 billion respectively. Apple ranked 9th in total sales ($394 billion) and Microsoft 34th ($198 billion). Each company was started by a pair of college drop-outs in someone’s garage in 1975. Not one in a million start-up companies succeed like Apple and Microsoft have. It takes some very unusual talents and a lot of serendipity. Nome and I were in the computer industry working with mainframe and min computers when PCs (micro-computers) arrived. Observing and being part of the companies and players in the near-

Paul Allen, Bill Gates and Microsoft probably could have been just another of the businesses started by “computer geeks” that came and went by the thousands in the 1970s and 80s. Incredibly, in 1980, teensy little Microsoft with a dozen employees was selected by computer giant IBM to develop the operating systems for their entry into the fledgling PC market. In those days each PC maker used their own proprietary OS (operating system). Bill Gates knew that IBM had the reputation, size and status to fully legitimatize the PC as a tool for home and businesses. Microsoft negotiated licensing rights to the new IBM OS (PCDOS) allowing Microsoft to provide OS licenses to other PC makers. IBMs success made the Microsoft OS the de-facto standard for PCs. Microsoft’s control over the PC OS that powered 80% of the World’s PCs (desktop, micro, All-in One and notebook) gave Microsoft control over the networks, applications and services supported by the OS. Today revenue from the sale of PC operating systems comprises less than 20% of Microsoft’s income, but the steady growth of Microsoft’s revenue and profitability

over the past five decades derives almost exclusively from that deal they made with IBM in 1980. Microsoft had a relatively quiet and constant rate of growth throughout its history. By contrast, Apple has a more erratic and colorful history, perhaps a reflection on the mercurial nature of its charismatic founder Steve Jobs. It was pure magic that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found each other. Jobs, a narcissistic perfectionist, trusted or respected no one but himself. Wozniak was the design genius. Jobs the driving force and Wozniak the creator, made a magical team. By 1985 Apple had grown to a

two billion dollar publically held company with a board of directors and ex-PepsiCo president Steve Sculley as CEO. Sculley and the BOD were increasingly rankled by Jobs “lone wolf” antics and uncontrolled spending. When Apple’s BOD severely limited his responsibilities and decision making authority, Jobs quit and sold all but one share of his substantial Apple stock. Jobs took a handful of Apple employees with him to start NeXt inc. The following year Jobs bought Pixar from Lucasfilm for $5 million ( he later sold it to Disney in 2003 for $7 billion plus “considerations”). Microsoft continued on page 12

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John Van Zante’s Critter Corner

Keep Your Critters In And Keep ‘em Safe This Halloween pets. The bell rings. We run to the door. People in costumes shout. Then they steal our stuff and run away. Pets think it’s their job to protect their home and family. That’s confusing.

* Don’t take your dog along trickor-treating. But, if you insist, make sure Mom or Dad always holds the leash and your pooch stays back from the door. Even if YOUR dog is okay, the pet inside might not want guests.

Here’s your Halloween Pet Safety check list. One of my reporter buddies complains every fall when I send him a “Halloween Pet Safety” news release. “How dumb do you think we are? Everybody knows to keep their pets inside and not to give them candy.” Then he goes on the air to remind his viewers how to keep their pets (and themselves) safe on Halloween. Well, buddy. Here we go again. Halloween can be super scary for

* No Candy. And remember that pets eat candy....wrappers and all. When you eat your Halloween candy, dispose of the wrappers safely.

* Even if your pet enjoys people coming to the door, the trick or treaters might be afraid. Find a safe place for your pet. * Frightened pets are more likely to “door dash.” If they get out, they’ll either run until they’re lost, or they’ll hide. You DO NOT want to spend Halloween night searching for your pet in the dark. * I’m not big on pet costumes. Just my personal opinion. But if you want to put your pet in a costume, make sure it’s safe, it fits properly,

and it does not restrict your pet’s vision. If you’re taking your pet outdoors, the costume and leash should be reflective. * DO NOT force your pet to wear a costume it does not want.

Halloween isn’t any more dangerous for black cats than any other day. I’ve called shelters and veterinarians across the country. Those old tales about people buying or stealing black cats are just that. Tales. But it’s hard to see black cats in the dark. Keep them indoors where they’re safe.

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Oodles from page 5 palm fronds will not be accepted for chipping. The chipping site will be on the Water District Property across from the Community Hall and Fire Station 1 on Lilac Road. The gates will open at 8 am and close at 3 pm on Saturday November 4. The Valley Center Fire Safe Council will be providing support services. Any one who would like to volunteer some time during the day to help direct traffic will be welcome. *** Friends of Daley Ranch Annual Picnic November 4 Ranch House Patio 9:30 a.m. Guided hike for new interpretive signs led by Rick Mercurio; meet at La Honda Gate 10 a.m. Shuttle service starts by La Honda gate for the Ranch House 10:30 a.m. Ranch House and restored barn open for public visit 11:30 a.m. Lunch served 12 noon - Welcome by Jerry Harmon, FODR president - City of Escondido Mayor, Council members, and City Manager - Project reports by FODR Board 1 p.m. Shuttle service starts for the La Honda gate Please RSVP by October 28. Please email us at info@daleyranch.org providing names of all attendees and the number of your guests requesting shuttle service. Questions? Email FODR at http:// info@daleyranch.org or phone Rick Mercurio at 760-214-7587 *** California Retired Teachers Week November 5-11, 2023 Teachers never stop caring... Retired Teachers Donate more than $39 million Worth of Volunteer Time! The week of November 5-11, 2023 is California’s 25th annual Retired Teachers Week. The California Retired Teachers Association urges everyone to find a way to give back to their community. Even with pandemic restrictions still widely in place, last year CalRTA members logged more than one million hours of service in their communities. That’s worth more than $39 million in services. Anywhere you go in North County Inland you are likely to find retired teacher volunteers. They tutor in the local schools,

distribute food to those in need, drive seniors to appointments and work at hospitals. Since 1998, the California Retired Teachers Association has sponsored Retired Teachers Week as a way to not only spotlight our members’ extensive volunteerism but to encourage others to do the same. We cared about our students and our communities while we worked as educators, and that caring doesn’t stop at retirement! Join our call to give back. You’ll find the effort is well worth your time. CalRTA, Area XI, Division 63, Publicity Chairperson, Nancy Stone

Problem Solved from page 6 A: Vickie, I’m happy to help you with this. If you have a subscription to Love of Quilting and Quick and Easy Quilts, you should have received the magazines. Quilting is a time-honored tradition in my family, and I can’t imagine a home without a quilt on the wall. Another tradition in my family is publishing. We’ve published books, newsletters and websites. I know how challenging it can be to get an issue out the door, and that is particularly true for a niche publisher like the one you were dealing with. Here’s what my advocacy team discovered when we tried to fix your problem: At the time you contacted Golden Peak Media, it was updating its processing system. The company warned that it would result in “delayed responses.” Also, the publisher appears to have changed some of its email addresses, which may explain why you didn’t hear back from it. Although I don’t post the executive contacts for Golden Peak on my consumer advocacy site, you can easily find the name of the right executive through my guide to contacting a company’s CEO. I reached out to Golden Peak on your behalf. A representative said it uses an outside company to handle its fulfillment. Your issue coincided with a move from one fulfillment partner to another. For some reason, someone marked your accounts as “delivery suspended” late last year. That’s why you missed two issues of the magazine. “We’ve since published the next issues of each magazine,” the representative told me. “I’m going to mail all four that she missed via priority mail. I’ll also follow the accounts to make sure both are active and she gets the next issues.”

Microsoft from page 11

Chuckles from page 2

The next ten years saw Jobs hone his management skills and grow his companies.

I’m afraid I did. Why do you ask?”

Apple also continued to grow through the first decade of the postJobs era peaking in 1995. Then in 1996 revenues fell by 13% and Microsoft passed Apple in revenues for the first time. With the future looking bleak, Apple’s BOD voted to bring Jobs back as an advisor by purchasing NeXt for $400 million and “considerations”. In 1997 Apples revenue fell another 28% and the BOD put Jobs in charge of the company. Jobs secured a $150 million investment from Microsoft to give Apple some breathing room. (Microsoft was able to sell that Apple stock for $400 million in 2003.) Apple’s annual income bounced between $5 to $8 billion from 1998 to 2004 as Jobs and Apple’s engineers re-imagined and rebuilt Apples product lines. First came the new OS and the iMAC, followed by iPhone, iTunes, iPad, Apple Stores and scores of other applications and products. In 2005 Apple’s $13 billion in sales passed Apples previous high water mark of $9.8 billion set in 1995. In 2010, Jobs last year at Apple, the company finally passed Microsoft in revenue with $65 billion to Microsoft’s $62 billion. Steve Jobs died on October 5th 2011 from complications involving pancreatic cancer. His widow is the 50th wealthiest person in the world today. By 2022 Apple’s two decades of growth made it the most valuable company on the planet. In fiscal 2023, twelve years after Jobs left Apple for the final time, revenue declined for the first time in over 20 years. Is Steve Jobs sending us a message?

“She just died and left me everything.” •••• Grandma On The Witness Stand Lawyers should never ask a Southern grandma a question if they aren’t prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly woman to the stand. He approached her and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know me?’ She responded, ‘Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Williams. I’ve known you since you were a boy, and frankly, you’ve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, and you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think you’re a big shot when you haven’t the brains to realize you’ll never amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you.’ The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across the room and asked, ‘Mrs. Jones, do you know the defense attorney?’ She again replied, ‘Why yes, I do. I’ve known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. He’s lazy, bigoted, and he has a drinking problem. He can’t build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on his wife with three different women. One of them was your wife. Yes, I know him.’ The defense attorney nearly died. The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench and, in a very quiet voice, said, ‘If either of you idiots asks her if she knows me, I’ll send you both to the electric chair.’

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El Habanero Food Truck will be serving breakfast and lunch. Live Music by You Know Jack Saturday from Noon to 3pm

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DA Meets with Businesses in the County Aiming to Reduce Organized Retail Theft San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today pledged a renewed focus on fighting organized retail theft in San Diego County and holding thieves accountable. The DA met with ULTA Beauty loss prevention management and toured their San Marcos location which was hit last year by a team of thieves running an organized retail theft ring across Southern California. The San Marcos store was one of 21 ULTA Beauty stores targeted by one of the defendants who stole $127,000 worth of fragrances in just one month. During their last incident in 2022, the group encountered San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputies who were waiting in the ULTA Beauty parking lot and took up pursuit. A bicyclist was hit by the defendants’ car as they tried to avoid arrest. Eight bags of fragrances were found in the car with defendants. The defendants ultimately received sentences up to four years in state prison. “We’re holding organized retail theft crime rings accountable for the harm to retailers, their employees and customers who are of-

ten traumatized by these crimes,” said DA Stephan. “Meeting with managers at stores in the county strengthens relationships and lines of communication that can help us build strong criminal cases to reduce this type •of theft. We are committed to stop organized criminal rings from stealing large amounts of goods from small and large businesses with the intent to resell them, particularly through unregulated online marketplaces.” The DA’s visit to the store is one of several being made at retail businesses in the county. The National District Attorney Association and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced National Store Walk Month recently with the goal of local prosecutors and retailers coming together to strengthen relationships and open direct lines of communication. DA Stephan or Deputy District Attorneys from her office are also participating in store walks at Home Depot, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target, Walmart, and Lowes stores. In addition, DA Stephan toured Sunny Perfumes last week in San Ysidro, a small business that has

also been targeted by retail thieves. The owner, Sunil Gakhreja, says he’s spent thousands of dollars repairing smashed windows and adding metal shutters for security and has had to move his more expensive items to the back of the store, making it more difficult for thieves to steal them. He also says that in addition to the loss of inventory to theft, criminals have threatened and even attacked his employees. The DA also announced the assignment of specific prosecutors who will handle all organized retail theft cases that are submitted to the DA’s Office in various jurisdictions. They will be focusing on stopping the organized theft crews and identifying the habitual offenders to try to assist large and small businesses who are struggling with the explosion of retail theft. The prosecutors will coordinate with stores to focus on the most serious offenders. In a one-year period, the DA filed criminal cases involving organized retail theft against 77 defendants. In February of this year, two men were sentenced for a series of brazen organized retail theft crimes

where multiple Sunglass Hut store locations were targeted, resulting in a reported loss of $238,847. Hundreds of pairs of sunglasses were stolen from nine Sunglass Hut store locations, some of which were targeted more than once. The defendants also targeted other high-end stores, stealing more than $4,000 in shoes from Nordstrom Rack, more than $7,000 in merchandise from Bloomingdales, and over $6,000 in jackets from Burberry. The defendants were both sentenced to 44 months in state prison. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that external theft, which includes organized retail crime, is the primary driver of retail “shrink.” NRF’s National Retail Security Survey released earlier this year revealed that organized retail theft reached $94.5 billion in 2021, with retailers reporting an increase in violence and aggression associated with these crimes. The National Chamber of Commerce says 25 percent of small businesses report raising prices because of shoplifting and some retailers have been forced to shutter locations in response to rampant theft.

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Historically Speaking from page 7

Man About Town from page 4 certainly has no business being involved in religion, but this isn’t a government issue or a religious issue. This is about the judicial branch interpreting the laws as they apply to the teaching of religion. We shouldn’t be teaching any religions in the public schools of this country.” Amen, Justice Gorsuch, Amen!

Herb Jeffries western with an all-black cast. Jeffries approached producers in Hollywood about making Western movies specifically for black audiences, promoting himself as a lead film character. At first producers didn’t think Jeffries was “black enough,” but eventually they went ahead, using make-up to darken his skin tone. Jeffries made his debut as a crooning cowboy with “Harlem on the Prairie,” which was considered the first black western with an allblack cast. The movie was shot in 1937 with Jeffries performing all his own stunts. Playing a singing cowboy Jeffries became known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” by his black movie fans. Some of the all-black feature films were: “Harlem on the Prairie,” “Two-Gun Man from Harlem,” “Rhythm Rodeo,” and “The Bronze Buckaroo.” In 1945, Jeffries had a hit on the Billboard R&B chart with “Left A Good Deal In Mobile” (No. 2), on which he was accompanied by pianist Joe Liggins and his band. Then, he moved to Europe and performed there for many years, including at nightclubs he owned. By the 1950s, he was back in America again recording jazz records, including the 1957 collection of ballads, “Say It Isn’t So.” In 1969, he appeared in the longrunning western TV series “The Virginian” in which he played a gunslinger who intimidated the town. In the 1970s he appeared on episodes of “I Dream of Jeannie” and (in 1969) “Hawaii Five-0,” “The Face of the Dragon” and was heard as the voice of football player “Freight Train” Jackson in the Hanna-Barbera Productions prime-time cartoon series “Where’s Huddles?” He later directed and produced “Mundo Depravados,” a cult film starring his wife, Tempest Storm. Jeffries century long, sucessful life came to an end on May 25, 2014, when he peacefully passed away at his home in Los Angeles.

This should have been a unanimous decision, not 5 to 4, but it seems like the then 4 liberal judges on the Supreme Court didn’t care about the constitution, nor our values. Perhaps this is the start of restoring America to its founding glory. Thank goodness for our Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch --a great selection by President Trump. •••• It’s good to once again be approaching good health! When illness or injury befalls us we learn right quick to appreciate good health. We look back over our life and remember the good times, the adventures, the fun times . . . times when we did crazy things like jumping out of airplanes, playing karate, snorkeling and scuba diving ... and playing with sea lions. Yes, we played with sea lions. We had a house guest who swam in our swimming pool and I would occasionally take a dip with her and we would play like little kids. Old timers will remember John Reynolds, owner of Reynolds Toyota at what is now the intersection of Broadway and Lincoln. We had a promotion to name the sea lion and the sea lion was on display at the auto dealership. When the winner was chosen the sea lion was donated to the San Diego Zoo and, for all I know, it may still be there. (This was back in the late 1970’s). As I recall, the winning entry for the sea lion’s name was “Esky.” I reckon, however, that the sea lion is a bit long in the tooth. I am getting there as well. So, I shall forego any further skydiving, karate competitions, and scuba diving. Not quite ready for the rocking chair but will scale the adventures down.

Health Officials Investigating Outbreak Linked to Raw Milk Salmonella Bacteria County of San Diego health officials have linked nine cases of Salmonella illness to unpasteurized or “raw” milk or milk products from a producer in Fresno, CA. The cases began in late September and the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) urges anyone who may have recently purchased Raw Farm LLC raw milk or milk products to not consume it and discard the product. The illnesses have been caused by Salmonella bacteria, which is commonly found in human and animal intestines. The nine San Diego County residents who became ill have reported consuming Raw Farm LLC raw milk or milk products the week before their illness onset. The cases range in age from 1 to 41 years old. Three of the nine were hospitalized, all of which were children. “The County recommends that people who have products from this company in their homes dispose of them immediately,” said Dr. Seema Shah, medical director of the County’s Epidemiology & Immunization Services Branch. “It’s also important for anyone sick to seek medical care. People who are ill, and those that live with them, should wash their hands frequently to avoid contaminating surfaces and foods that could spread the disease.” Raw or “natural” milk has not gone through the pasteurization process that heats the milk to a high temperature for a short period of time to kill harmful germs that can con-

taminate raw milk. These germs can include Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, and other bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Pasteurization is the only effective method for eliminating most harmful germs in raw milk or milk products and does not significantly change dairy’s nutritional value. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends against the consumption of raw milk and related products. People most at risk for severe illness are adults 65 years and older, children younger than 5 years of age and individuals with weakened immune systems. People infected with Salmonella generally develop bloody or watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, fever, nausea, vomiting, and headache approximately six hours to six days after consuming contaminated foods. The illness typically lasts for 4-7 days. In some cases, people may develop severe illness that leads to hospitalization. The County of San Diego HHSA is working closely with California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), to continue investigating illnesses associated with raw milk and milk products. People who have or develop symptoms should reach out to their healthcare provider. For more information on raw milk safety visit https://www.cdc.gov/ foodsafety/rawmilk/fast-facts.html

Cybercrime Is Increasing

Here are some effective ways to protect yourself. Here are a few extra steps you can take to significantly reduce the risk of a scammer compromising your accounts. • Enroll in multi-factor authentication (MFA) for your accounts as well as your email and mobile service provider accounts. MFA acts as an extra hurdle for scammers, even if they learn your username and password. • Set up alerts to remain informed on your account activity and stay on top of any recent changes. • Enroll in biometric features for your mobile device when possible. A biometric login (fingerprint or facial recognition) is far more secure than a username and password. It’s also a faster way to log in. • Be on the lookout for phishing and social engineering scams. The number-one way cyber-

crimes begin is with a malicious email link, attached document, text message, or spoofed or compromised web page. Be wary of anyone who contacts you claiming to be from IT services, alleges that there’s a virus on your device, requests remote access to your computer, or asks for a password or one-time PIN. • Keep your contact information up to date in case there’s an issue. Double-check that your phone number and email are correct, and make any updates on your accounts. • Use a unique username and password for each of your accounts. Scammers purchase compromised login details from the hidden web and test them on various websites to find people who reuse their credentials on multiple accounts. Don’t let them find you!

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019198 The name of the business: Meritage Wine Market and Tasting Room, located at 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., A-10, Encinitas, CA 92024. Registrant Information: RJD Wines Inc., 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., A-10, Encinitas, CA 92024. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 11/1/2001. /s/ Dustin Cano, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/19/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019331 The name of the business: Smart Fix, located at 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant Information: Mohammed Momen Mia, 28507 North Star Lane, Menifee, CA 92584 and Mohammad Mahbub Sarker, 923 Alturas Rd., Apt G44, Fallbrook, CA 92028. This business is operated by Co-Partners. First day of business: 9/20/2023. /s/ Mohammed Momen Mia with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/20/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019022 The name of the business: Disco Mushroom, located at 810 Los Vallecitos Blvd., Suite C, Lake San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Information: Sofie Berarducci Corp, 979 Woodland Pkwy, Ste 101-108, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 9/14/2023. /s/ Sofia M. Berarducci, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/15/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019336 The name of the business: Limitless Speed, Limitless Speed Co., located at 1196 Caminito Amarillo, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Information: Joseph M. Canizales, 1196 Caminito Amarillo, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/20/2023. /s/ Joseph M. Canizales with Jordan

Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/20/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9018987 The name of the business: Coast Terra Landscape Construction, located at 407 Camelot Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Information: Matthew Flores, 407 Camelot Drive, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Matthew Flores with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/15/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019136 The name of the business: JCrew Construction, located at 707 Eaton St., Apt J, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Information: Juan G. Gonzalez, 707 Eaton St., Apt J, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Juan G. Gonzalez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/18/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019089 The name of the business: Harmony And Horses, located at 931 Vale View Drive, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Information: Nicole Meyer Stabler BCBA, 931 Vale View Drive, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 08/01/2023 /s/ Nicole Meyer, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/18/2023 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9020018 The name of the business: Fringe Benefit Experts, located at 3970 Garfield St., Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant Information: Kuzmack Insurance Services Inc., 3970 Garfield St., Carlsbad, CA 92008. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 1/1/2010. /s/ Stephen J. Kuzmack, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on

9/28/2023 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019525 The name of the business: Evolvea Barbershop, located at 4645 Frazee Rd., Suite D, Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Information: Jazmin Garcia, 1040 Stephanie Ct., 319, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/1/2023. /s/ Jazmin Garcia with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/22/2023 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9020316 The name of the business: Iliac Golf, located at 3553 Liggett Drive, San Diego, CA 92106. Registrant Information: Golf Gear LLC, 3553 Liggett Drive, San Diego, CA 92106. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 12/17/2021 /s/ Quentin Hill, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/3/2023 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019322 The name of the business: Ultran Solutions, located at 3344 Atlas St., San Diego, CA 92111. Registrant Information: Bao Tran, 3344 Atlas St., San Diego, CA 92111. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/20/2023. /s/ Bao Tran with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/20/2023 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019141 The name of the business: Jan Associates, located at 685 Saddleback Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Information: Muhammad Yasin, 685 Saddleback Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/1/2023 /s/ Muhammad Yasin with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/18/2023 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019173 The name of the business: ABA Adaptive Services, located at 2038 Corte Del Nogal, #140, Carlsbad, CA 92011. Registrant Information: ABA Adaptive Services, LLC, 2038 Corte Del Nogal, #140, Carlsbad, CA 92011. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 2/15/2018 /s/ Amanda Romero, Office Manager with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/19/2023 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9020654 The name of the business: Face Defined Esthetic, located at 4151 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Information: Thao Nguyen Phuong, 5265 Rosewood Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 10/6/2023 /s/ Thao Phuong Nguyen with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/6/2023 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019141 The name of the business: Jan Associates, located at 685 Saddleback Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant Information: Muhammad Yasin, 685 Saddleback Way, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/1/2023 /s/ Muhammad Yasin with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/18/2023 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2/2023

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9021368 The name of the business: Dapper Dog, Duppeg Dog and Cat, located at 2897 Cordrey Drive, Escondido, CA 92029. Registrant Information: Dapper Dog LLC, 2897 Cordrey Dr., Escondido, CA 92029. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: N/A /s/ Patrick Motenaar, Manager with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/18/2023

10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9021337 The name of the business: True Impact Signs, located at 330 Rancheros Dr., Ste 130, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Information: True Impact Sign Solutions Inc., 300 Rancheros Dr., Ste 130, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 10/18/2023 /s/ Benjamin Mceachen, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/18/2023 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9021308 The name of the business: Auto Shine Revival, located at 1904 Stewart Street, Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Information: Efstathios Stavropoulos, 1904 Stewart Street, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/1/2023 /s/ Efstathios Stavropoulos with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/18/2023 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9019765 The name of the business: Jag Genesis, located at 732 Point Cabrillo, Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Information: Jakob Adan Matanane, 732 Point Cabrillo, Oceanside, CA 92058. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Jakob Adan Matanane with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 9/26/2023 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9020134 The name of the business: Jojobokwe Candles LLC, located at 3796 San Ramon Dr., Unit 52, Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Information: Jojobokwe Candles LLC, located at 3796 San Ramon Dr., Unit 52, Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by a Limted Liability Company. First day of business: N/A /s/ Joana Davis, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder

of San Diego on 9/29/2023 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9021036 The name of the business: To Have and to Hold Coaching, located at 1441 Main St. 175, Ramona, CA 92065. Registrant Information: Lauren Jeanne Roethle, 1220 D Street, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Lauren Jeanne Roethle with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10.13/2023 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2023-9021046 The name of the business: Diaz Service Spa Movers Inc., Dia Service, Diaz Services, Diaz Service Professional Spa Movers, Diaz Bros, Diaz Delivery, Diaz Movers, located at 1918 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #A, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant Information: Diaz Service Spa Movers Inc, 1918 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #A, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 10/20/2021 /s/ Martha Diaz, Secretary with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 10/13/2023 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16/2023

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