June 27, 2024

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San Diego’s Worst Nightmare DEADLY SCHOOL SHOOTINGS!

We have all seen the terrifying news of U.S. school shootings which have occupied national and world headlines.

To remove the gloves for a moment, most countries – especially our European cousins and our close Japanese allies . . . well, they tend to view us Americans as a rather violent species of Homo sapiens.

Through prismatic lighting, perhaps were seen more akin to Neanderthals.

I lived in Europe in my growing-up years; the BBC was a steady diet; and I also found it was normal for children in Japan to walk safely home – without fear of being accosted, raped, or shot dead.

In retrospect, it all seems an alternate universe for me.

And yet I love my country dearly. She is sacred ground to me.

After high school and a very short stint in college, I joined the U.S. Navy to perform my military service.

I wish to always protect, defend, and honour my country.

If she is ailing, I don’t abandon her to criticism.

I stick close to Her, and wish to nurture, protect, and bring her back to health.

The other day, even though there was no other human being within earshot range, one of my European friends leaned in my direction and could only manage to whisper the following:

“Guns are the number one killer of

children in America . . .”

He couldn’t bear to say the words out loud.

They were too obscene.

They were too vulgar.

Then . . . I saw tears well-up in his eyes.

Then . . . I could no longer see him . . . for I had tears in my eyes, also.

A week later, at the Escondido Public Library where I have several

Brenda Spencer
Grover Cleveland Elementary Memorial

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close friends, I walked along the magazine and newspaper racks and I spotted the Washington Post headline:

“America’s New Norm: ‘Why Are We Willing to Live With This Carnage?’” (May 25, 2022) Then I slowly strolled past TIME Magazine’s cover which blared out:

“Mass Shootings: What Normal Has Come to Be Like In America.” (March 24, 2021) Then the coup de grace of headlines:

“Guns Are Now The Number One Cause of Death of U. S. Children.”


Readers may be shocked to learn that deadly mass shootings in San Diego County are far from being new – especially if one takes into account all San Diego mass shootings, and not just those confined to public schools.

The San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre in San Diego on 18 July 1984 was the deadliest U.S. mass shooting at the time. The horrify-

Give Us This Day Our Daily


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

Dolly Parton and Queen Elizabeth arrived in Heaven, together.

The angel said: “Unfortunately, there’s only one space available in Heaven today so I must decide which one of you will be admitted.”

The angel asked Dolly if there was some particular reason why she should go to Heaven. Dolly took off her top and said: “Look at these, they’re the most perfect breasts God ever created and I’m sure it will please God to be able to see them every day, for eternity.”

The angel thanked Dolly, and asked Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the same question.

The Queen walked over to a toilet, pulled the lever and flushed it

ing spectacle went global, leaving 23 dead and 19 injured. It bears repeating, the San Diego bloodletting and carnage occupied foreign newspaper headlines and centre stage on most major foreign television news stations. I wasn’t around then, but my research took an emotional toll on me.

No other, single, U.S. public mass shooting carnage compared to it, up to that time. Which is a most dubious and unwanted sanguinary distinction for San Diego.

The San Ysidro massacre in San Diego would not be usurped in its savagery for 35 years when the Walmart, El Paso, Texas mass shooting occurred on 3 August 2019 wherein 23 people were shot dead and 26 injured.

It is a shameful and frightening narrative that today, the infamous San Diego mass shooting at the San Ysidro McDonald’s is (dwarfed) by today’s horrific standards.

Atop the grisly ledger sits the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, Las Vegas, NV, on 2 October 2017 after which 60 people were slaughtered and more than 850 injured. My cousin Barbara Lockwood still lives in Vegas;

thank God she was one of the lucky ones.

Nonetheless, the San Ysidro massacre 40 years ago, in 1984, still sits at the No. 8 spot among the deadliest 25 mass shootings in U.S. history.

But how does this all fit in with our very own San Diego County schools?

How safe are our schools today?

How prepared are they?

My nephews Weston Apollo Brock and Shane Brock are just wee children. Weston is only 6-years-olde; cute as a button; and smart as a whip.

How safe are they – and ALL children -- in school today?

I want to know.

I need to know.

I’m an American, born and bred, and all Americans are my brothers and sisters.

And what lessons have we learned from past U.S. school shootings, if any?

After all, prevention is the best, most optimal goal.

Herewith is a protocol prepared in collaboration with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, San Diego Police Departments, PERT, and the San Diego Office of Education – all working together to address various needs, concerns, and priorities, regarding keeping our San Diego County schools safe for our precious children.


Following the Columbine massacre in 1999, the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Education launched a collaborative effort to determine what could be done to prevent future attacks from occurring.

In the name of brevity and limited space, we’ll just take an overview peek at Prevention Strategies –since prevention is the best line of defence. Also, there is a public call for more stringent and responsible gun control laws, which many believe our U.S. Congress has failed,

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without saying a word.

The Angel immediately said: “Okay, your Majesty, you may go into Heaven.”

Dolly was outraged and asked, “What was that all about? I showed you two of God’s own perfect creations and you turned me down. She simply flushed a commode and she got admitted to Heaven! Would you explain that to me?”

“Sorry, Dolly,” said the Angel, “but even in Heaven, a royal flush beats a pair, no matter how big they are.”

WELCOME to 2024

• Our Phones - Wireless

• Cooking - Fireless

• Cars - Keyless

• Food - Fatless

• Tires -Tubeless

• Dress - Sleeveless

• Youth - Jobless

• Leaders - Shameless

• Relationships - Meaningless

• Attitudes - Careless

• Babies - Fatherless

• Feelings - Heartless

• Education - Valueless

• Children – Mannerless

We are-SPEECHLESS, Government-is CLUELESS, And our Politicians-are WORTHLESS!


Gallagher opened the morning newspaper and was dumbfounded to read in the obituary column that he had died. He quickly phoned his best friend, Finney.

‘Did you see the paper?’ asked Gallagher. ‘They say I died!!’

‘Yes, I saw it!’ replied Finney. ‘Where are ye callin’ from?’

An Irish priest is driving down to New York and gets stopped for speeding in Connecticut . The state trooper smells alcohol on the priest’s breath and then sees an empty wine bottle on the floor of the car.

He says, ‘Sir, have you been drinking?’

‘Just water,’ says the priest.

The trooper says, ‘Then why do I smell wine?’

The priest looks at the bottle and says, ‘Good Lord! He’s done it again!’

Walking into the bar, Mike said to Charlie the bartender, ‘Pour me a stiff one - just had another fight

with the little woman.’

‘Oh yeah?’ said Charlie, ‘And how did this one end?’

‘When it was over,’ Mike replied, ‘She came to me on her hands and knees.’

‘Really,’ said Charles, ‘Now that’s a switch! What did she say?’

She said, ‘Come out from under the bed, you little chicken.’

Patton staggered home very late after another evening with his drinking buddy, Paddy. He took off his shoes to avoid waking his wife, Kathleen.

He tiptoed as quietly as he could toward the stairs leading to their upstairs bedroom, but misjudged the bottom step. As he caught himself by grabbing the banister, his body swung around and he landed heavily on his rump. A whiskey bottle in each back pocket broke and made the landing especially painful.

Managing not to yell, Patton sprung up, pulled down his pants, and looked in the hall mirror to see

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miserably, to address and take responsible action, despite the urgent requests of parents, and a growing number of the general populace.

In the matter of prevention strategies, replicated research studies strongly indicate the following crucial PowerPoints:

“School shooters nearly always exhibit advance warning signs. In almost all incidents of targeted school violence, there were 100% (i.e. definite) warning signs that caused others to be concerned –but unfortunately preventative action was often not taken.”

1. 93% of the attackers planned out the attack in advance of carrying it out.

2. In 81% of the incidents (at least one person) had information that the attacker was thinking about or planning the school attack.

3. In 59% of the incidents (more than one person) had information about the attack before it occurred.

4. 71% of attackers felt persecuted, bullied, threatened, attacked, or injured by others prior to the incident.

5. 73% of attackers had a grievance against at least one of their targets prior to the attack.

6. 78% of the attackers had a history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts prior to their attack.

7. 95% of the attackers were current students where they carried out their attacks.

8. Targeted school violence is preventable when communities identify warning signs and intervene.

9. Students are best positioned to identify and report concerning behaviors displayed by their classmates.

10. The role of parents and families in recognizing concerning behavior is critical to prevention.

The following deadly San Diego North County school shooting is indicative of how warning clues were in abundance -- but completely ignored by everyone, including school authorities, et al.


Brenda Ann Spencer had a most unusual upbringing. Her life and behaviour were radically different from most kids her age. Regarding her behaviour and belligerent attitude, there were early warning signs from both school personnel and medical professionals – all of which were of concern, but, no action was taken.

Until it was too late.

Brenda, herself, often reflected back on her early emotional trauma. How she felt unwanted and worthless and perhaps even blamed herself when her parents divorced when she was only 9-years-olde. She was the youngest of three children, but after the divorce her mother only took Brenda’s two older siblings and left her – vulnerable and alone – with her alleged alcoholic and drug addicted father.

Brenda’s father, Wallace Edward Spencer, was caught as a ‘womaniser’ and, thus, divorced for cheating on his wife, Dorothy.

Brenda’s self-esteem plummeted.

Brenda lived in poverty with her father. Both father and 9-year-olde daughter slept together on a single mattress on the bare living room floor, with strewn empty bottles of alcohol about the flooring, it has been said.

At later parole hearings Brenda alleged “total neglect” from her mother when she was left alone with her alcoholic father who was supposed to be an authority figure and responsible parent.

Instead, in court documents, she alleged that her father “sexually abused” her repeatedly. He was far from being a responsible authority figure, she would make known.

Ever since she was left with her alleged drunken father at the age of nine, and when they both slept together each night on the same mattress, on a bare floor, she was severely and emotionally and sexually abused.

In no time, Brenda became a trouble-maker, foul mouthed, and no stranger to crime.

The early signs of violent behaviour were abundantly recognised by school officials and even by psychiatrists.

In fact, in early 1978, personnel staff at a facility for problem students -- into which Brenda had been referred for truancy (missing school for no valid reason) -- the staff informed both Brenda’s mom and dad that she was clinically diagnosed as being “suicidal.”

Months later of that same year, in December of 1978, a formal psychiatric evaluation (arranged by her probation officer) recommended that the young, now 15-year-olde, Brenda Spencer be officially admitted into a mental hospital for severe clinical depression and suicidal thoughts.

Her alcoholic father – whom she lived with -- refused to give per-


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Escondido Police Department Discusses Fraud Trends

The Senior Service Council, Escondido would like to invite you to a short informal talk by the Escondido Police Department where they will discuss fraud trends and talk about local cases effecting our elder community.

June 28th at 11:30 am 728 N Broadway, Escondido

Escondido Library Events

Historic Look at the Escondido Public Library’s Neighborhood June 27 • 6:00-7:00 pm • Adults

An informative look at the history and architectural designs of the Escondido Public Library’s neighborhood homes and buildings. The talk will include historical photographs of the historic homes and buildings of the west part of the Library’s neighborhood.

Walking Tour of the Library’s Historic Neighborhood June 29 • 11am-12:30 pm Adults • All Ages

Join us for a leisurely walking tour of Escondido Public Library’s neighborhood to learn about its homes and buildings’ history and architectural styles. The route will start from the Pioneer Room, head west on 3rd Avenue to Maple Street, and end at the Pioneer Room.

½ Price Sale • Friends Bookshop June 28 & 29

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

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

Free Benefit Concert for People with Parkinson’s June 29 • 11am to 3pm

Join in for a special celebration as Tremble Clefs marks 30 years of music, community, and free weekly therapeutic singing classes for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. The Friends and Family event will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2024 from 11 am until 3 pm in the San Rafael Parish Hall, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo.

Tremble Clefs San Diego and Orange County chapters will present “Melodies & Memories”, a 30-year journey through time and song to celebrate Tremble Clefs and the joy it continues to bring to so many amazing people.

Tickets are free and a free lunch is included, but donations are greatly appreciated. Please reserve your tickets by visiting https://bit.ly/ TCmnm24

Event activities include lunch, concert provided by Tremble Clefs, silent auction and a fabulous flea market where you may find treasures such as artwork, jewelry, baked goods, plants, memorabilia, wine baskets, gift cards and more. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted.


Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention

Aging & Independence Services will be offering free Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention (TCAFP) classes in-person. These evidence-based falls prevention programs have shown to improve movement, balance, strength, and flexibility; offer relaxation; and

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Give a Shelter Pet a Snuggly Summer

County shelters are waiving adoption and microchip fees through July 7 in order to give some lucky pets a new life of liberty and the ability to pursue happiness.

County’s shelters and shelters throughout the United States continue to be affected by overcrowding. The community’s support is urgently needed to make a lifesaving impact on the homeless pet population.

If you live in the County service area, microchips are also available to help reunite lost pets because no one should have their family broken up, even temporarily due to startling noises.

Once a pet is in panic mode, they may bolt and are then at risk for running into traffic, getting lost, or even being attacked by other animals.

Make sure pets are wearing their collars with identifying information on them in case they manage to escape. If they are microchipped, they will be reunited more quickly, once a microchip is scanned.

Bring pets inside in a quiet, secure room. Don’t take a chance that your pet will stay in a yard, even if they have never escaped before. White noise or sleep machines, even tele-

Man About Town

Thanks to retired Pastor Richard Huls for recommending Felix’s Restaurant in Escondido (in the Walmart Shopping Center (763 Center Drive). He said the catfish dinners were great and he was right!

On Father’s Day we visited Felix’s and ordered the catfish dinner with two sides of Mac and Cheese and Black Eyed Peas. Generous servings of well prepared catfish . . tender, flaky, tasty!

We had to wait a bit for service as they were swamped, it being Father’s Day and all. Probably 30 patrons and a large number of orders “to go” where patrons would

visions or radios can be a helpful distraction to noise outside.

For pets that are particularly distressed by loud noises, stay home with your pets or have them stay with someone they like to help them feel safe. Veterinarians may even suggest anxiety-relieving medication for those pets who are especially terrified.

Find your new best friend by browsing the County shelters’ online animal listings at https://www. sddac.com/content/sdc/das/adopt. html. You will find loveable cats, dogs, bunnies, a tortoise, a guinea pig, fowl and pigs available on the Adoptions page. Due to the popularity of this adoption special, Animal Services staff recommend picking out a second and third choice too, just in case your first choice is already adopted.

Adoption fees are always waived for senior adopters, senior pets and pets that have been waiting for their forever home for 30 days or more.

Walk-in hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at both the South Shelter, 5821 Sweetwater Road in Bonita, or the North Shelter, 2481 Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.

Filing Period to Open for Property Tax Assessment Appeals

San Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2024-2025 Fiscal Year may file an application to appeal their value between July 2 and Dec. 2.

The Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Board, Andrew Potter, announced the filing period Thursday.

Applications and information booklets are available on the County’s website at https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/cob/aab/index.html.

Residents may also pick them up and speak with Clerk of the Board staff at the County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101-2471.

To file an application, taxpayers must know their parcel or tax bill number, property address and state their opinion of the property’s market value on the application.

The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Office must receive applications no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 or postmarked by midnight of Dec. 2.

Mail applications and forms to: Clerk of the Board of Supervisors,

Assessment Appeals, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101-2471.

For additional information and helpful tips, watch this video online at https://youtu.be/wJwKIFfzNZE.

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come in, pick up their orders, all neatly bagged, and head home to enjoy.

Felix Berry, the owner, was born in Alabama and learned all about Southern BBQ and Soul Food. The menu features baby back ribs, spare ribs, Clara’s Brisket Platter, Chittlins, Okra, Fried Green Tomatoes . . Catfish Fillet, and Delta Catfish . . . all reasonably priced and all served up in generous portions. It appeared they had three cooks working the day we were there . . . and at least three servers . . . all running, not walking, to take care of their patrons.

We most certainly will go back. Loved the food, the cozy Southern (though busy) hospitality, and the many exciting menu items.

Felix has locations in San Marcos as well as Oceanside, 3613 Ocean Ranch Blvd, and Carlsbad, 5671 Palmer Way, Suite D. Online orders at www.felixsbbq.com or call 800.801.7210 for catering. Well worth your time to pay a visit.

There’s this guy . . . let’s call him Jim . . . who has dedicated his life to taking care of all veterans, re-

gardless of which branch in which they served.

Most of the veterans he services are those who are homeless, who are in need, who are down on their luck . . . and he recognizes that about 20% of all the homeless will never be anything but that . . . homeless. Still, he helps them all . . . sober, drunk, high, straight, gay . . . if they’re a veteran and needs help, he’s there, night and day.

It’s not all strawberries and roses either . . . he’s had veterans he was trying to help kick him, stomp on his feet, hit him, beat him up, vomit on him . . . and he keeps coming back to help them.

He works the streets . . . he works the streets you and I would not likely be caught walking. The streets where the homeless live . . . the gutters, the alleys.

Recently, several things happened . . . profound to me and you . . . fairly commonplace to him.

In one case a friend of his asked him to come by and to bring a six pack. He agreed. When he entered his friend’s apartment he found him on the floor with a needle still in his arm. He had injected

a mixture of heroin and fentanyl. That fentanyl is bad stuff. It can, and does, kill within five seconds. It is becoming a major part of the opioide epidemic and it is flooding across the border and/or being manufactured in garage chemistry labs here in Southern California . . . in some cases even being mixed with battery acid.

And people are putting this stuff in their bodies.

Jim also sees things on the street that sickens him. Kids, ages 10, 12, 14, selling themselves on street corners - for money for food, for drugs, for their family.

Jim has another friend . . . a big mirror image of a Hell’s Angel . . . leather jacket, no shirt . . . just bare chest and muscle. This guy sees a car stopped at a curb with the driver chatting up adolescent kids, seeking sex for money. This guy has a great big 10’ steel bar. He runs up, slams the steel bar into the rear window of the car.

You can hear and smell the rubber burning for a full half minute as

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mission for his daughter Brenda to be admitted for critical intervention and professional treatment.

During her early formative years, warning signs continued with Brenda’s persona.

She manifested extreme anger and violent mental hate issues towards all figures of authority, especially since her own father personified all that was evil as a “failed figure of authority” himself; a parental authority figure who not only failed to take care of her but, allegedly, sexually abused her since the age of 9.

Acquaintances said the young teen-aged Brenda Spencer expressed hostility toward policemen as authority figures; had spoken about shooting one; and had talked of doing something big to get on television.

Although she showed ability as a photographer, even winning first prize in a Humane Society competition, she was generally uninterested in school and the discipline that went along with it – all of which was due to her own chaotic home life, so say many observers.

She attended Patrick Henry High School, where one teacher recalled frequently inquiring if she was awake in class.

Spencer described herself as a “radical” and continued to refer to policemen as “pigs,” and often exclaiming happily “All right!” whenever she saw news on TV

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that his butt cheeks were cut and bleeding. He managed to quietly find a full box of Band-Aids and began putting a Band-Aid as best he could on each place he saw blood.

He then hid the now almost empty Band-Aid box and shuffled and stumbled his way to bed..

In the morning, Patton woke up with searing pain in both his head and butt and Kathleen staring at him from across the room.

She said, ‘You were drunk again last night weren’t you?’

Patton said, ‘Why you say such a mean thing?’

‘Well,’ Kathleen said, ‘it could be the open front door, it could be the broken glass at the bottom of the stairs, it could be the drops of blood trailing through the house,

about cops being killed.

She often talked to classmates about wanting to kill cops or “blow them away!”

With such talk of wanting to shoot people and policemen, some classmates described her as “crazy” and reported being afraid of her.

All of which, in retrospect, was well-known.

But nothing was done -- despite the abundance of “classic, textbook warning signs.”

In the summer of 1978, a young 15year-old Brenda – who was known to hunt birds in the neighbourhood -- was arrested for shooting out the windows of Grover Cleveland Elementary School across the street from her house with a BB gun, and also for burglary.

Which were part of a police report.

Ostensibly, authorities had records – like bread crumbs – leading back to her psychiatric evaluations of having suicidal thoughts and severe clinical depression and her need to be hospitalised for critical intervention, evaluation, and treatments.

And also, her widespread talk of wanting to shoot policemen as “pigs” was well-known by acquaintances and documented when she attended Patrick Henry High School.

In December of 1978, 15-year-olde Brenda Spencer was hoping to receive a brand new radio for Christmas from her father.

it could be your bloodshot eyes, but mostly it’s all those Band-Aids stuck on the hall mirror.

The School Answering Machine

Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting the right staff member, please listen to all your options before making a selection:

To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1

To make excuses for why your child did not do his work - Press 2

To complain about what we doPress 3

To swear at staff members - Press 4

To ask why you didn’t get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5

Instead, he gave her a Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic .22 calibre rifle with a telescopic sight and 500 rounds of ammunition. Brenda would later say, “I wanted a radio and got a rifle.”

Asked later why he had given her the rifle instead of a radio, she replied, “He bought the rifle so I could kill myself.”

Receiving the semi-automatic rifle seemed to inspire Spencer into making more grandiose plans, since she now had a bona fide rifle instead of just a BB gun.

She now started telling her classmates that she was going to do something – as reported and directly quoted verbatim by the news media: “To get on TV.”

Tragically, on Monday morning, 29 January 1979, San Diego appeared on national and (international) television news when a 16-yearolde Brenda Ann Spencer opened fired from her bedroom window directly across the street from Grover Cleveland Elementary School.

The children, who were waiting for 53-year-olde school Principal, Burton Wragg to arrive and open the gates to Grover Cleveland Elementary, were all sitting ducks.

Spencer’s 20 minute wild shooting spree caused widespread panic, havoc, and death.

She injured eight children.

She began with little 9-year-olde Cam Miller, since he was wearing Spencer’s favourite colour, blue.

If you want us to raise your child - Press 6

If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7

To request another teacher for the third time this year - Press 8

To complain about bus transportation - Press 9

To complain about school lunches - Press 0

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable/responsible for his/ her own behavior, class work, homework, and that it’s not the teachers fault for your children’s lack of effort, hang up.


A visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at the Moscovitz Au-

When the school principal finally arrived, Spencer shot and killed him (Principal Burton Wragg) as Wrag and teacher Daryl Barnes tried to help the children during the shooting carnage.

She also shot and killed the school custodian, 56-year-olde Mike Suchar as he valiantly tried to pull a student to safety. For his valour in helping and saving the life of a child, he paid with his own life.

Regarding her killing school custodian Michael Suchar and Principal Burton Wragg, Spencer merely stated, “I just started shooting. That’s it. I just did it for the fun of it.”

A 28-year-olde police officer, Robert Robb, responded to a call for assistance during the shooting and was wounded in the neck as he arrived on the scene.

Additional lives were saved when the police moved a garbage truck in front of the school entrance to obstruct her line of fire.

After firing 36 times, Spencer barricaded herself inside her home for several hours.

A reporter from The San Diego Evening Tribune Newspaper randomly called telephone numbers in the neighbourhood until he finally reached the shooter, Brenda Spencer. Spencer told the reporter she shot at the school children and adults because, “I don’t like Mondays. This livens up the day.”

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ditorium. He was quite impressed with the architecture and the acoustics. He inquired of the tour guide, “Is this magnificent auditorium named after Chaim Moscovitz, the famous Talmudic scholar?”

“No,” replied the guide. “It is named after Sam Moscovitz, the writer.”

“Never heard of him. What did he write?”

“A big check,” replied the guide.


An attorney boarded an airplane in New Orleans with a box of frozen crabs, and asked a blonde stewardess to take care of them for him. She took the box and promised to Chuckles continued on page 12

Payόmkawish Highway

For over 10,000 years, the Luiseño people have lived in the San Luis Rey Valley. Historically, their villages extended along the coastline, and inland along the San Luis Rey River. The largest recorded village was known as Topomai, located in what is now Camp Pendleton. Other historic villages to the east included Páume (Pauma) and Palé (Pala).

The current route of SR 76 was the main path the Luiseños used during their seasonal migrations back and forth from the ocean to the mountains. The historic and cultural significance of this transportation corridor deserves special recognition. Last week I introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 215 (ACR 215), which will designate a portion of State Highway Route 76 from Pauma Reservation Road to Rincon Rancho Road as the Payόmkawish (People of the West) Highway.

Tribal people and sovereign tribal governments play a significant role in the 75th Assembly District. Local tribes are noted for their achievements in education, economics, and agriculture.

They contribute to our economy through job creation, providing educational opportunities and enhancing community safety. They support local charities and assist local governments through planning and mutual aid agreements. As we all remember, their support in wildfire emergencies has been critically important. ACR 215 is a small step toward recognizing the history and significant contributions Luiseño people make to our state and region.

ACR 215 is supported by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, the Pala Band of Mission Indians, the Pauma Band of Luiseño Indians, and the La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians.

For an electronic version of this article, please visit: https://ad75. asmrc.org/

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.

5th District Supervisor Jim Desmond

Join Me in Stopping the Gas Tax Increase

A few weeks ago, I stood shoulder to shoulder with small business leaders and parents, united with the same message: the gas tax must be stopped. On July 1, the gas tax is set to increase by an additional 2 cents per gallon, bringing the total tax burden to a staggering 59.6 cents per gallon.

We are already grappling with the highest gas prices in the nation, rising utility costs, skyrocketing housing expenses, and an overall escalating cost of living. Government should be leaving people alone, not taxing more. This is not the time to add more costs to working families, businesses, and seniors. Government should be looking for ways to save people money, not to make our lives more difficult.

Next week, at the Board of Supervisors meeting, I will bring forward an agenda item urging the governor of California to stop this year’s two-cent gas tax increase. If the state stops overspending, there is more than enough money in the state budget to cover these expenses. We constantly hear about a state deficit due to overspending,

yet they want to regulate us more instead of reining in their spending.

We have the highest gas prices in the country because of government policies. This is a government tax, not an increase by big oil. State policies are driving people out of California. I’ve spoken to many who simply can’t afford to live here anymore.

Families are moving out, jobs are disappearing, and the next generation cannot afford a house. We cannot continue to burden everyone with additional taxes. The state faces a $60 billion deficit this year due to overspending and overregulating. Taxing people even more amidst the current high cost of living is not the solution. Let’s give people a break.

Let’s stop the exodus from California and ensure our residents are not paying more in taxes.

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


sent $2,000 to the wrong person on Zelle. Can I get my money back?

Ayotunde Fatusin just lost $2,000 after he accidentally transferred it to the wrong person. Bank of America won’t reverse the transaction. But should it?

Q: I accidentally sent a $2,000 Zelle payment to the wrong phone number through Bank of America, and it went to a random person instead of the person I intended for it to go to.

I was able to get the phone number and name of the random person, so I know where it went. I reached out to them and they didn’t reply. I contacted Bank of America and after a 45-day investigation, they told me they were not able to do anything about it.

I am frustrated and don’t know what to do at this point because that’s a lot of money for me to send and lose like that. Can you help me get my $2,000 back?

~ Ayotunde Fatusin, Riverside, Ca

A: Bank of America should have

promptly reversed the transaction.

Regulation E, authorized under the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), protects consumers like you when they transfer funds electronically. It allows you to dispute an ATM withdrawal, debit card purchase or electronic funds transfer.

The rule specifically protects you from an incorrect electronic fund transfer to or from your account. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Regulation E applies to transfers made through Zelle. And lately, banks have been reversing erroneous transactions under pressure from the CFPB. I have more information on erroneous Zelle transfers in this free guide on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org.

So why didn’t Bank of America reverse your transaction after its “investigation”? That’s a great question. It looks like your case dispute was handled in a highly automated way, and I wonder if any human

actually had a chance to review your complaint. Banks have been reversing erroneous transactions on a case-by-case basis, but it appears these cases must first be seen by a person.

There’s also the timing of your case. It appears that you had the problem at about the same time banks started to reverse the transactions, so your case may have just fallen between the cracks.

I publish executive contacts for both Bank of America and Zelle on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org. You could have appealed to one of them and possibly got the charges reversed. But even with my involvement, this case was far from easy.

Before I get to the resolution of your case, let me state the obvious. You’ll want to check, double-check and triple-check the phone number when you send something through Zelle. Transactions are very difficult -- and often impossible -- to reverse.

I contacted Bank of America on your behalf. The bank reached out to you and asked you to fill out some forms, but then went quiet. A few weeks later, I asked about your case again. And this time, it decided to act. I received an update from you shortly after that.

“Just wanted to update you that I received my money back!” you wrote. “I really appreciate your help throughout this entire process because you definitely made this journey a lot easier.”

I’m happy to help. But this was a journey no one should have to take.

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

© 2024 Christopher Elliott.

Problem Solved by Christopher Elliott

In pursuit of unusual stories of history this one is near the top of my list. For the last half of the 20th century, I interviewed a good number of old soldiers of World War II while they were still with us. This story was included in my 2007 citizen warrior accounts book, “For Love of Their Country.”

During World War II, Adalbert “Bert” Messerschmitt “was definitely a “great escape artist.” He began his life-preservation exploits on the Russian Front in 1941. Some years ago, the wife of Messerschmitt called me and asked if I’d be interested in talking with her husband, who she identified as a former member of the German army during World War II. They lived in Oceanside, and I couldn’t get to their house fast enough for this unusual story.

Born in 1921 in northern Bavaria,

Historically Speaking

Germany’s Great Escape Artist

Germany, Messerschmitt was the son of a forester. In 1937, he had to serve a year of national service on the Siegfried Line along the western German border with France. Then in 1939, he was drafted into the Wehrmacht (German armed forces).

About that name, Messerschmitt. He told me he was the grand-nephew of famed early 20th century aircraft designer Willy Messerschmitt, who designed the core inventory of Hitler’s Luftwaffe (air force), including the famed ME-109 fighter and later the world’s first operational fighter jet, the ME-262.

“I didn’t know it at the time, but in December 1941, Uncle Willy arranged to have me pulled out of the fighting in the Ukraine (on the eastern front with Russia) and sent to fighter-pilot school. When I found out, it made me mad and I got a transfer back to my old army unit,” the old soldier recalled.

This was a time when Germany was fighting the Russians in the Soviet Republic of Chechnya.

“The Chechnyans hated the Russians, so they were pretty friendly to us Germans,” recalling his time serving in that western part of the USSR.

Messerschmitt was wounded during a battle in the Caucasus Mountains in the south of Chechnya and simultaneously came down with malaria. His next experience was somewhere between a miracle and the “Twilight Zone.”

In Chechnya Messerschmitt was befriended by a local family when he came down with malaria. He told me he became infatuated with the family’s beautiful young daughter he called Vera. Bert was visiting the family one evening when a Russian scout plane flew low over their village. “We all took cover, except for

Travel Troubleshooter

Vera,” he recalled. “She just laughed and told me it was her brother, a reconnaissance pilot for the Russians.” He flew low over the village each night to check on the family.

Soon after Messerschmitt came down with malaria and fell into a coma when he got worse. “I needed to get to a German hospital some one hundred miles to the north in Rostov,” Bert recalled. “When I woke up several days later, I was at that very hospital.”

No one knew how he got there, only that he was found wandering around on the road near the hospital.

“I could never prove it, but I figured Vera’s brother flew me there in his Russian scout plane, landed on the road, and dropped me off. It’s a wild, crazy story, but there it is.”

When he recovered, Messerschmitt went back to the fighting and was soon captured by the Russians.

Again, his captivity was short-lived. “I was with about 20 other German soldiers being kept by the Russians to shuttle ammunition to their lines,” he recalled.

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ITA Airways lost my luggage -- why won’t it cover my expenses?

Jacqueline Bartolini spends $992 after ITA Airways loses her luggage. It wants to reimburse her for just $733. She wants the airline to cover everything. Who’s right?

Q: I recently flew from Rome to Palermo, Italy, on ITA Airways. Unfortunately, my luggage did not.

I filed a claim immediately at the Palermo airport. I didn’t receive my luggage until the end of my trip, a week later.

Since my luggage was missing the entire trip, I had to make purchases, including luggage. My coat was in my suitcase. Thank God another woman on my tour lent me her coat. The weather was cold, with heavy rain.

So many things I needed were difficult to purchase because we returned from tours late in the day. I think I did a good job of keeping my cost of purchases to a minimum. But I still spent $992. I have copies of my receipts.

ITA Airways wants to reimburse

me $733. I’d like to be fully reimbursed. Can you help me?

~ Jacqueline Bartolini, Bradenton, Fl

A: ITA Airways is liable for the entire $992.

Under the Montreal convention, if an airline loses, damages or delays your checked luggage, you’re entitled to compensation up to an amount of about $1,400. (But if there’s damage caused by an “inherent” defect in the baggage, then not.)

Bottom line: If you can prove that you purchased these items while you were waiting for your luggage, ITA Airways should cover them.

Unfortunately, airlines don’t always pay what they’re supposed to. They may scrutinize your list of items and say, “We don’t think you really needed that.” Looking at your list, I can see a few items that might have raised eyebrows, including $85 in cosmetics, a $6 mirror and a pair of shoes for $172. However, you were careful to document each purchase and noted the reasons for buying each item.

I think ITA Airways needed to tell

you why it wouldn’t cover certain items. But I don’t see anywhere in your correspondence with the airline that it justified its decision to not reimburse you.

You might have avoided these problems by traveling light and carrying your luggage on the plane. I know that sounds unreasonable, but take it from someone who lives out of his luggage -- it’s doable.

I know very experienced travelers who never check their luggage. They buy any toiletries they need at their destination if it exceeds 3.4 ounces, like a large tube of toothpaste or a bottle of shampoo. (I have all my liquids in 3.4-ounce, airplane-safe containers.)

You could have appealed this to an executive at ITA Airways. I publish the names, numbers and email addresses of the ITA Airways executives on my consumer advocacy site, Elliott.org.

Given that ITA Airways didn’t really explain why it shorted you $259, I thought it was worth asking. So I did. After you reached out

to my consumer advocacy team, we checked with ITA Airways. At first, the airline said it couldn’t refund you because it didn’t have documentation for some of the items. But it did have them -- and you showed them the receipts again. Finally, 10 months after you lost your luggage, ITA Airways sent us the following statement: “ITA Airways apologizes for the disruption and confirms that the customer will receive a refund for the expenses related to the purchase of items which occurred due to this inconvenience.”

Then it sent you a check -- for $733.

I contacted ITA again and asked it to cover the rest of your expenses, as agreed. And it finally did.

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

© 2024 Christopher Elliott.

Do I need travel insurance for my summer vacation?

If you’re planning to travel somewhere this summer, you’re probably thinking of buying travel insurance.

Kingsley Hopkins is. He’s headed to Portugal and Iceland with his girlfriend, and he wants to make sure he’s covered for things like medical emergencies or trip disruptions, “or if a volcano erupts,” he says.

But getting the right travel insurance can be complicated. There’s no one-size-fits-all policy, and Hopkins, an assistant editor at a book publishing company in New York, has been spending a lot of time thinking about how to protect his summer vacation.

Chances are, so have you.

Why Finding the Right Travel Insurance is So Hard

Most surveys suggest this will be a record summer for travel. How much of a record? Demand is so high that some airlines are afraid they will run out of planes. Now that’s busy.

At the same time, danger and uncertainty are lurking everywhere -wars in Europe and in the Middle East, the usual slate of natural disasters like hurricanes and maybe a volcano or two. It’s no wonder

people are giving some serious thought to insurance.

Older travelers are particularly worried. And they should be, says PK Rao, CEO of INF Visitor Care. Claims by travelers over age 50 spike during the summer months.

“According to our claim data, medical emergencies tend to uptick during the summer, especially for those going on trips that involve outdoor activities,” he says.

But there are so many choices out

there, including credit card coverage, medical evacuation membership programs and standalone travel insurance. What should you get?

You Need Peace of Mind

But don’t just reflexively start shopping for a travel insurance policy this summer. Instead, look for peace of mind -- knowing that if something goes wrong, you’ll be taken care of.

“Knowing you’re protected from

unforeseen travel mishaps – like delays, lost baggage and even medical emergencies – can make the trip that much more enjoyable,” says Daniel Durazo, a spokesman for Allianz Partners USA.

As it turns out, there are several ways to get the peace of mind you need. And there are times when you can safely skip travel insurance.

This is When You Don’t Need Insurance

If you already have coverage. “You may already have travel coverage through your benefits at work, your credit card, or through group benefits with an organization,” says Jiten Puri, CEO of PolicyAdvisor. com. If you do, there’s no need to buy more coverage. You’re all set.

If you’re not traveling far. If you’re taking a driving vacation and staying in a place where lodging is free, like a relative’s sofa, then there’s not much to insure. “If you already have health insurance, it may cover you for a domestic trip, so you don’t need to think about health insurance coverage,” says Joe Cronin, CEO of International Citizens Insurance.

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Illustration by Dustin Elliott

Insurance from page 8

If your trip isn’t insurable. Traditional travel insurance covers conventional trips with prepaid, nonrefundable components like airline tickets and hotel stays. You might find that you either already have coverage through your medical insurance, or the trip is essentially uninsurable.

So think twice before saying “yes” to optional travel insurance that your online travel agency may offer you when you’re booking a trip. You might not need it.

Here’s When You Need Travel Insurance

But most travelers should consider some kind of travel insurance coverage this summer. Here’s when you need the extra coverage:

If you have travel expenses that insurance would cover. “If you have many prepaid, nonrefundable expenses, it’s best to take out travel insurance,” says Lauren Gumport, a spokeswoman for Faye Travel Insurance. “This includes things like flights, hotel rooms, tickets and activities.” The more conventional your vacation, the likelier travel insurance is to cover almost every aspect of your summer vacation.

If you’re leaving the country. “Your regular medical insurance might not extend coverage beyond

your home borders,” says John Rose, chief risk and security officer at ALTOUR. Also, many countries require travel insurance for entrance. They include Bermuda, Qatar, Sri Lanka, and some European countries.

If you can’t afford to lose your trip. “When considering travel insurance for your summer trip, evaluate whether you can afford to lose your vacation investment due to unforeseen circumstances like illness, weather disruptions or emergencies,” explains Robert Gallagher, president of the US Travel Insurance Association (USTIA). “Can you afford the financial risk if you miss your cruise departure because of covered flight delays? What if you have to cut your trip short because of illness?”

One of the most common mistakes travelers make is assuming their credit card will cover them. For example, I found that my credit card only covered my rental car as secondary insurance, which made it completely useless when I rented a car in Tampa recently. I had to buy a standalone policy from Allianz to cover the vehicle.

How One Traveler Insured

His Summer Vacation

So how did Hopkins handle his travel insurance needs? Well, as I already mentioned -- it’s complicated.

Hopkins says he always buys some travel insurance before he takes a trip, “but how much, and what I cover, varies,” he explains.

He decided that his path to peace of mind in this case was to spend a few extra dollars: He made fully refundable flight and hotel reservations, just in case something goes wrong. That would eliminate a lengthy claim with his travel insurance company or credit card.

But he still needed at least $50,000 in medical coverage with emergency evacuation because of his active schedule.

“We’re going to be doing a lot of hiking in Iceland,” he says. “And you just never know.”

At the beginning of the year, he decided to buy an annual Medjet Horizon plan, a membership that would get him from a hospital in Portugal or Iceland to a hospital at home, in case something happened.

For insurance, Hopkins checked TravelInsurance.com to find an affordable travel insurance policy. He found coverage through Trawick International that pays up to $50,000 in medical expenses and up to $200,000 for an evacuation.

“I’ve heard good things about them,” he says. “Hopefully, we won’t need any of it.”

How do I insure my trips?

I’m on the road about 360 days a year, so I’m always thinking about peace of mind. I currently use a Wells Fargo credit card with lots of travel benefits, and I have longterm policies through Faye and Cigna, which have worked fairly well. I also am a long-time Medjet Horizon member. If I rent a car, I turn to Allianz for my primary coverage.

I know -- that’s a lot of peace of mind.

But I’ve also run into trouble and had to use many of those benefits. Medjet got me back home during the pandemic. Cigna covered me after a serious ski accident in Switzerland. My old Allianz policy took care of my medical expenses when I had to see a doctor in Santa Fe, N.M., a few years ago.

Like I always say, when it comes to having enough insurance, better safe than sorry.

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.

The Pastor Says . . .


Some friends and I were discussing our social and emotional environment, and the subject of fear came up. One of the participants suggested that I write a column for the Paper on the subject. It is a timely subject that all of us face.

As a child living in the country as a farm boy, I was a victim of fear. I feared thunderstorms and that our house could be struck by lightning. My mother would often gather us children, and we would sit out the storm with her until the danger passed. Then there was the fear that the effects of the atomic explosions in Japan would ravish the world and all would become victims, followed by the threat of a nuclear war, which led many to build bomb shelters for their protection.

Today, we live with a new kind of fear. Even though we are told we have the freedom of speech, we dare not use certain words to describe how we feel, believe, or have convictions in an open society. It isn’t that we intend to degrade or diminish another person. It is either to be cautious that others can’t hear what we say, so we check over the dining booth behind us or the audience around us before we speak. We hesitate to say what we believe politically, racially, or religiously. We don’t always slander, but we simply discuss the subject. Such items as gay marriages, a transgender operation, or ethnic background, misspoken can cost a person a job, reprehend, or loss of friends, family members, or even marriage.

We are being forced into our closets of secrecy and unable to be free of expression and conviction. Being cautious is always wise, but being contained by fear diminishes us.

When we look at the story of Jesus, who offers us wisdom, we don’t find a person afraid to speak out with conviction. He challenges the evils of his day, speaks out clearly against the religious, political, and social bigots, and welcomes people rejected by their society into his fellowship. He tells us who to fear when he says in Matthew 10:29, followed by a description of how to live in a world of complexity, “Do not fear them (i.e., those who want to enslave you with fear), for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in darkness, tell in the light (the truth), And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul.” Jesus clarifies that our fear is misplaced if we allow the world to dictate what we believe and express. The ultimate goal of life is to love God, others, and oneself. To live with love is to cast out fear.

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Pet Parade


Bunnie is pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 7-1/2-yearold, 50-pound, female, Boxer mix.

Bunnie was originally transferred from a local shelter through Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS). She’s currently in foster care with a trained volunteer.

The $75 adoption fee for Bunnie includes medical exam, Spay, up to date vaccinations, registered microchip, and a one-year license if her new home is in the jurisdiction of San Diego Humane Society. If the adopter is 60 or older, the fee is paid by a benefactor.

For more information visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, or log on to www.SDpets.org. Kennels are open from 11 AM to 4 PM Thursday through Monday and Wednesday by appointment.

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

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

No appointment is needed for this service. Hours are Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm.

El Cajon 373 N. Marshall Ave.

Escondido 3500 Burnet Drive

Oceanside 572 Airport Road

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San Diego 5480 Gaines Street

Pet of the Week


Presenting Jacob, the most magnificent mutt you’ll ever meet! This handsome two-yearold was quite nervous when he was brought to the shelter as a stray, but with patience and love, his caregivers have seen him transform. As Jacob becomes comfortable with new people and places, you’ll see his gentle soul and wiggly playfulness start to shine. You’re sure to win this special pup’s heart with belly rubs, treats and quality time spent building trust. As Jacob needs time to adjust and build his confidence, he may do best in a home without any young children (under the age of 10). If you’re ready to fill your life with meaningful companionship and fun, visit San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Dr. to adopt Jacob (906932)! And through June 23, adoption fees are just $20 for all puppies, kittens, dogs and cats! If you have questions about the adoption process, you can visit sdhumane.org/adopt or call 619-299-7012.

Online profile: https://www.sdhumane.org/adopt/available-pets/animal-single.html?petId=906932

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

The introduction of smart-phones in 2007 provided 7/24 mobile access to the IW (Intelligent Web) that contains the bulk of mankind’s published knowledge and the AI (artificial intelligence) to process it. Humans of all ages eagerly adopted this new technology, but there was a fundamental difference in how the IW was used between those who grew up under its influence, the DNs (digital natives), and those who began to use it as adults, DIs (digital Immigrants).

Birth before or after 1994 is the arbitrary border between DNs (digital immigrants) before, and DIs (digital natives) after. The IW age arrived in 2007 and access to the IW exploded to over 90% by 2010. Americans of all ages eagerly ad-

Every year I warn owners that more American pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. (New Year’s Eve is second.) Then, every year more American pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. (See the pattern?)

One of my neighbors was loading his kids and dogs in the car to go watch fireworks. “The dogs love it! They stay in the car so they can see better. All they want to do is sit on our laps.”

I tried to explain to him that his dogs stay in the car because

opted IW technology. The DNs were the heaviest users spending 7+ hours per day connected to the IW. The DIs are not far behind spending an average of 5 to 6 hours connected per day. There is however, a critical difference in the way each group uses the IW.

The IW helps DIs to better accomplish their established adult tasks. It offers ways to be more effective and efficient in nearly every aspect of adult living. Work, shopping, child rearing, vacation planning, continuing education, tax prep, banking, retirement planning, communication etc, etc, nearly every aspect of adult living can benefit from the IW’s content.

By contrast DNs came early in life to the IW, long before they had the opportunity to establish adult living patterns. DNs recreation, social contacts and knowledge base is heavily affected by their immersion in the IW and not from direct face to face human contact and physical experience. Extended exposure to the IE has abetted a measurable reduction in physicality, social skills and reasoning power (IQ) among the DNs. The DN’s integration of the IW’s massive data base and ever evolving AI as a substitute for internal memory and cognition is an established reality. The oldest group of DNs (20-30) began to enter adulthood in the past decade. As the earliest DNs, they are a hybrid of DI and DN characteristics. The “purebred” DNs are

just beginning to arrive as adults. What will they be like?

It was the DIs who developed the IW. We thought that providing access to the sum of all human knowledge and an artificial intelligence to massage it was a good idea, a benefit to all mankind, what could possibly go wrong? So we turned IW loose on the World. It united the World in technology, communications and knowledge and it made us more efficient in everything we did, life was good. Then we began to notice that the IW was changing our children in ways that we don’t fully understand. The jury is still out on whether the IW will have a negative or positive long term effect on humanity but it’s too late to worry about that now. “The genie is out of the jug”

So before we DIs join the Tasmanian Devils and Passenger Pigeons in extinction later in the 21st century we should revel in the fact that we are the last survivors of Homo Sapien’s 300,000 year reign as the smartest animal on planet Earth. All future generations are destined to be hybrids incorporating machine memory and AI. So it’s too late to worry about them. They’ll need to figure it out without our help. Instead of fretting about the future of mankind, treat your extended family to an “old school” dinner at Sorrento’s Restaurant or enjoy a raucous “happy hour” with the other “old farts” at the The Mining Company. Keep hanging with the folks in your church, civic club and old friends. You are the last of an endangered species so enjoy it.

they’re terrified, and it muffles the sound. They sat on their laps because they needed reassurance.

Told him I was staying home with my dog and asked him to leave his dogs with me.

“No way! They look forward to it! They would be disappointed if they missed it. They’re so sad when it’s over.”

They look forward to it? Maybe they have special doggie calendars that remind them “This is the absolute most frightening night of the year for you. Look forward to it.”

They’re sad when the fireworks is over? Dogs seem sad when the food bowl is empty or when you

leave with a suitcase. But sad that fireworks are over?

Most pets don’t like fireworks. It’s loud. No matter where they run, there’s more noise…so they run more until they’re lost.

DO NOT leave pets outdoors during fireworks…even in a fenced yard. Keep pets indoors in a secure

area. Turn on the radio or TV to mask the noise. Some pets need medication to deal with the stress.

Many pets escape by pulling out of their collars. If they don’t have a microchip, they have no identification. Use a collar AND a microchip with current, accurate information.

If you FIND a lost pet. It’s probably scared. If it has a collar and identification, contact the owner. If not, get it into an enclosed area and contact County Animal Services or San Diego Humane Society.

It’s one day when our pets really need us to protect them. That’s a pretty good trade for the other 364 days of joy.

Nightmare from page 5

She also told police negotiators that the children and adults she shot were easy targets and that she was going to “come out shooting.”

She finally surrendered after 6 hours and after reportedly being promised a Burger King meal by negotiators.

The 16-year-olde girl, Brenda Spencer, who was charged as an adult, pleaded guilty to two counts of murder, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Later, during tests while she was in custody, it was discovered that Brenda Spencer had an injury to the temporal lobe of her brain. It was attributed to an accident she had on her bicycle when she was a little girl.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, the temporal lobe is a pair of areas on the brain’s left and right side which play a key role in helping your senses to understand and respond to the world around you. This includes how you communicate with other people and your ability to process your emotions.

She was sentenced to life in prison and as of today, June 2024, she remains incarcerated with previous denials for parole.

It remains unclear if her father was ever prosecuted for giving his daughter, a minor, a deadly weapon.

As psychiatrists have testified, any young child at such a young age can be molded and shaped into a ‘monster,’ especially sans any medical intervention and therapeutic rehabilitation – all of which she should have had, but was denied.

Sadly, there are no winners in this story.


On 5 March 2001, at Santana High School in Santee, a city in San Diego County, a 15-year-olde Charles Andrew “Andy” Williams, opened fired with an eight-shot 22-calibre revolver, killing two students and wounding 13 others.

14-year-olde Bryan Zuckor and 17-year-olde Randy Gordon were killed.

Weeks before the shooting, Williams allegedly attempted to speak with a school counselor but was instructed to return to class because the office was full at the time. He later, reportedly, complained to a school counselor multiple times about being bullied and told a school security guard he was going to bring a gun to campus, but

clear evidence has not been found for either claim.

As the semester unfolded, friends came to believe that Williams had just reached a tipping point and mentioned that he “didn’t want to live anymore,” which resulted in more name-calling and threats of bullying.

Williams spoke on two occasions of his plan to “pull a Columbine” at Santana High School, but no one, ostensibly, reported these threats to the school authorities. He also made plans to get on top of the school’s roof so that he could hit people more easily.

Many friends claimed that Williams brought up his plan repeatedly prior to the shooting but would claim to just be joking. At least two friends claimed to have been warned by Williams the day before the attack but they thought he was, once again, joking. The first occasion he mentioned his shooting plans was a week before the shooting, the second was during the weekend prior to the shooting, on 5 March 2001.

Williams was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.


Just weeks after the Santana High School shooting, 18-year-olde Jason Hoffman opened fired at students and faculty in Granite Hills High School in El Cajon (a city in San Diego County) on 22 March 2001, wounding three students and two teachers.

A campus police officer, Agent Richard Agundez, stopped the attack by shooting Hoffman in the face and buttocks.

Hoffman later hanged himself in his jail cell.

At the time, he was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to one count of premeditated attempted murder.


Once again, “The San Diego County Threat Protocol” Prevention Strategies Key PowerPoints come into play regarding employing the following:

Adopt an anonymous student reporting system and application and implement the following steps:

1. Include the anonymous reporting website and phone number

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put it in the crew’s refrigerator.

He advised her that he was holding her personally responsible for them staying frozen, mentioning in a very haughty manner that he was a lawyer, and proceeded to rant at her about what would happen if she let them thaw out.

Needless to say, she was annoyed by his behavior.

Shortly before landing in New York, she used the intercom to announce to the entire cabin, “Would the lawyer who gave me the crabs in New Orleans please raise your hand?”

Not one hand went up... so she took them home and ate them.

Two lessons here:

1. Lawyers aren’t as smart as they think they are.

2. Blondes aren’t as dumb as most folks think. ***

Night Out

Tired from waiting for their overdue baby, my daughter and her husband broke the monotony one night with a trip to the movies. My daughter went inside to get seats while my son-in-law bought popcorn and drinks in the lobby.

Paying for the refreshments, my son-in-law knocked over his soda. The clerk mopped up the mess and refilled his cup. Rattled, he then joined his wife.

Talking over the background music, he dramatically described his embarrassing episode. One of his expressive gestures upset the bucket of popcorn. He sheepishly headed back to the lobby.

When he was out of earshot, the woman sitting next to my daughter turned and said, “You’re not going to let him hold the baby, are you?”

Project Picture

My 12 year old daughter asked me, “Mom, do you have a baby picture of yourself? I need it for a school project.”

I gave her one without thinking to ask what the project was.

A few days later I was in her classroom for a parent-teacher meeting when I noticed my face pinned to a mural the students had created.

The title of their project was: “The oldest thing in my house.”

Historically Speaking from page 7

On the third day, a German Stuka dive-bomber began strafing and the two Russian guards dived for cover. Messerschmitt took that opportunity and escaped down a drainage ditch, hiding inside a culvert. He packed mud to cover the opening and waited until dark.

Back again with the German army he was sent to France. On Oct. 21, 1944, he was captured yet again, this time by the U.S. 7th Army. He remained a POW until Feb. 15, 1946, nearly a year after the war was over.

“The Americans said we could go home, but we were marched out of the camp near Dijon, (France) across the road to a French POW camp.”

Bert said he spent the next several months cutting firewood, a task he knew well growing up the son of a forester.

“The war had been over for more than a year. I just wanted to go home.”

It was July 14, 1946, the French celebration of Bastille Day. Messerschmitt knew the guards would be drinking so if he was going to escape that would be his opportunity.

Messerschmitt and three other German soldiers slipped through the barbed wire fencing and escaped into the nearby forest. They traveled north for 13 nights eventually crossing the German border.

When he and a comrade were within a few miles of Messerschmitt’s hometown in Bavaria, they were nearly caught again; this time in a train station. They joined two girls in the waiting room sitting at this long table. Two French soldiers were nearby having a beer. Suddenly two American MPs came in and started checking I.D. papers. One of the girls noticed the two escapees were getting nervous and asked what was wrong.

“When I told them, one girl motioned to hide beneath their wide skirts under the table. The MPs never saw us.” Messerschmitt accomplished his last escape and was home within an hour.

In 1948, Messerschmitt joined the U.S. Army, and rose to master sergeant. Then in 1953, he and wife, Rita, immigrated to the United States.

“During the war, I was a loyal German soldier, but since coming to this country I’m every bit an American and very proud of it!”

Perhaps a story perfect for Hollywood … at least one for the history books.

2. Feature a link to the anonymous reporting site prominently on the school districts website’s homepage and on each school website’s homepage.

3. Install the anonymous reporting app on all school-issued devices.

4. Promote the use of anonymous reporting applications on an ongoing basis and in all communications related to school safety.

School shootings reached yet another unprecedented high in 2023, outpacing the previous year’s record for the third year in a row.

As it is, the U. S. national statistics on school shootings are mind boggling and difficult to comprehend:

* The U.S. leads every country on Earth – by far -- in the highest number of school shootings.

* Last year in 2023 there were 346 school shootings – an average close to one school shooting every day.

* In 2023 both California and Ohio tied with the highest number of school shootings with 25 each, followed by Texas with 23.

Remember, guns used by shooters under age 18 usually come from the home. So be responsible and keep firearms in a secured place.


Make your voice and concerns known by contacting your city, state, and national representatives.

Support and vote for laws that are consistent with your beliefs in keeping our schools safe. Such as more thorough background checks, etc.

Read up on the pro and con issues and stay informed, stay involved, and be part of the solution.

Never give up the good fight for safer schools and safer gun laws: because our children depend on you to be their voice and protection.


Once again, thanks to all the readers who sent me requests for this genre cover story. The Paper is your forum, your voice, your weekly news magazine – so please, keep your cover story suggestions coming! To all of you, this cover story is dedicated. God bless our flag, our country, and my fellow Americans – my precious brothers and sisters -- everywhere.

Oodles from page 3

decrease pain and falls. Both programs are appropriate for adults with or without arthritis, rheumatic diseases, or related musculoskeletal conditions. Older adults at a higher risk of falling are strongly encouraged to attend.

Carlsbad City Library

1775 Dove Ln Carlsbad at the WiFi Garden–outdoor class

Wednesdays and Fridays 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Pine Avenue Community Center and Park

3901 Harding St. Carlsbad Outdoor class

Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am – 9:30 am

To register, visit https://ca-carlsbad. civicrec.com/CA/carlsbad-ca/catalog and enter code #20510. For questions or more information, email HealthierLiving.HHSA@sdcounty. ca.gov or call (858) 495-5500.

LIFE at MiraCosta College A Lifelong Learning Group

Meetings will be held in person at the MiraCosta College, Oceanside Campus, at 1:00 pm in Classroom 5313 in the Kinesiology Building next to the new gymnasium, and by the Internet Application ZOOM.

June 28 1:00 The Doolittle Raid—America’s Daring First Strike Against Japan Rafe Arnott Retired Navy Captain, Midway Docent The Raid was executed by 80 Brave Americans led by Jimmy Doolittle. Sixteen Army Air Force B-25 bombers launched from the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet and bombed Tokyo. This was the first time in history Japan was successfully attacked by an outside enemy force.

June 28 2:30 Spring Flowers Barbara Weiler, Master Flower Show Judge Barbara Weiler will educate us on the National Flower Shows structure and will do a live flower arrangement at the end of her talk.

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 use the QR code provided to fill out scholarship gift information. The donation will be credited to the LIFE Scholarship Fund. * Speaker has books or CDs for sale.

Oceanside Independence Parade

June 29 • 10am

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

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

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

A local tradition since 1892, the Oceanside Independence Parade is made possible by the assistance of over 100 volunteers. To participate or volunteer in the parade, complete the parade or volunteer application at www.oceansideparade. com.

https://www.mainstreetoceanside. com/independence- parade ***

Community Education Series

Join us for 5 sessions on the 3rd Monday of each month (10:00am to noon)


July 15 - Fall Prevention & Hydration

August 19 - Caregiver Burnout & Dementia

September 16 - Navigating Medicare and MediCal (Medicaid)

October 21 - Grief and Loss

November 18 - New Topic Introduction

Presented by Hospice of the North Coast and the Senior Service Council of Escondido

Free to attend at 728 North Broadway, Escondido – Oak Room. Please register for each session by phone 760-480-0611 or at https:// bit.ly/3xr4MQG

Volunteers Needed Senior Service Council Escondido

Currently seeking reception volunteers to join our team. Can you spare 3 hours a week? Since 1972, SSCE has provided various services, support groups, tech tutoring and healthcare counseling for seniors in our community.

Skills: Reception Desk customer service plus some computer experience, appointment scheduling, emails & website searches is great!

Bilingual volunteers encouraged to apply. Please stop by for more info and an application.

Senior Service Council Escondido 728 N Broadway Escondido (760) 480-0611 http://www.escondido-senior-services.org

Grief Support Group at the Senior Service Council Escondido Find comfort, validation and the knowledge that you are not alone in healing from loss.

June 27th & July 11th, (2nd and 4th Thursday each month), 1pm - 2pm. 728 N Broadway - Oak Room in Escondido • (760) 480-0611


Sky Hunters to Present Native Birds of Prey at Daley Ranch July 14 • 11am

A live raptor will be featured at Daley Ranch Discussions With Friends on Sunday, July 14 at 11 a.m. at the Daley Ranch House. The public is invited to this free event, sponsored by the Friends of Daley Ranch. The presentation will be followed by an optional, informational hike led by Ray Radtkey, an avid birder.

Sky Hunters is a non-profit group dedicated to informing the public about raptors, birds of prey, and promoting raptor conservation. See a live bird of prey, learn about their habitat, life spans, and diet.

Plus, find out what to do if you find a sick, orphaned, or injured animal. Sky Hunters not only educates the public about raptors but also rehabilitates raptors that are injured.

Guests may hike up to the Ranch House or may ride a free shuttle starting at 9:45 a.m. from the parking lot at the La Honda parking area. RSVPs are required: please email info@daleyranch.org with the number of guests and the number requiring shuttle service. For more information call Rick at 760-214-7587.

Show Your Pride in the Friends of Daley Ranch!

All variety of FODR merchandise is available for online purchase: tee shirts, hats, mugs, bags, water bottles, sweatshirts and more. Simply log onto this link at our website: https://daleyranch.org/ about-us/merchandise/#!/all.See you at Daley Ranch sporting your new merch!

Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Greg Gould at 760-8394345 to volunteer for Bike Patrol, Foot Patrol, Horse Patrol, or Trail Maintenance.

Hike Schedule

Call Ranger Station at 760-8394680 for the hike schedule. Hike information is also available at www.escondido.org/daleyranch. No sign up required.



Wellness & Fun for Seniors 11am - Noon McClellan Senior Center

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

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

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

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

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

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect, have fun, and make new memories with fellow seniors. Mark your calendars and join us for a fulfilling and enjoyable time at McClellan Senior Center! For more information, call 760.643.5288.


Cardiff Farmers Market Every Saturday • 10am - 2pm

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

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



STATEMENT 2024--9009691

The name of the business:

Vbrows Esthetics, located at 1116 Sycamore Ave. Ste B, Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Vanessa Padilla, 1116 Sycamore Ave. Ste B, Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business:


/s/ Vanessa Padilla with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/6/2024

5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9008554

The name of the business: Al’s Power Washing, located at 378 Mainsail Rd., Oceanside, CA 92054. Registrant Al’s Powerwashing LLC, 378 Mainsail Rd., Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Allan Marquez Tamayo, Managing Member with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 4/19/2024

5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20/2024



NAME: 2024-9010887

J&S Cleaning Services, located at 31909 Del Cielo Este Unit 2, Bonsall, CA 92003. The Fictitious Business Name referred to above was filed in San Diego County on 4/26/2023 and assigned file no. 2023-9009240.


NAME IS BEING ABANDONED BY: Juan Antonio Gonzalez & Sandra Gonzalez, 31909 Del Cielo Este Unit 2, Bonsall, CA 92003. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1000).

/s/Juan Antonio Gonzalez

This statement was filed with the San Diego Recorder/County clerk on 5/22/2024. 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9009039

The name of the business: Carlsbad Essence PhotographyWeddings & Events, located at 1489 Turquoise Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011. Registrant Samapti Biswas Roy, 1489 Turquoise Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92011. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/23/2024

/s/ Samapti Biswas Roy with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 4/25/2024

5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9010001

The name of the business: Alma’s Joyful Living Home Care, located at 802 Orla Street, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant

Aileen Joy Parel, 802 Orla Street, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 9/17/2021

/s/ Aileen Joy Parel with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/9/2024

6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012016

The name of the business: Mindmeld Interactive, Somatelligence, located at 1654 Adriana

Ct., Vista, CA 92081. Registrant Sachiyo Takasawa Berg, 1654 Adriana Ct., Vista, CA 92081. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 10/1/2010 /s/ Sachiyo Takasawa Berg with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/7/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


The name of the business: Hanuman Temple San Diego, located at 9265 Activity Road #110, San Diego, CA 92126. Registrant Veda Geetha Foundation Org, 9265 Activity Road #110, San Diego, CA 92126. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 6/3/2024 /s/ Shrikantha Shasta, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/3/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


The name of the business: EMP Handyman And Renovations, located at 500 Avenida Verde, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant EMP Construction Inc., 500 Avenida Verde, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A /s/ Christopher M. Parks, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/6/2024 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


The name of the business: Vintage Hearts Co., located at 25453 Rue Lausanne, Escondido, CA 92026. Registrant Shawna Lee Raher, 25453 Lee Raher, Escondido, CA 92026. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Shawna Lee Raher with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/20/2024 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011386

The name of the business: Residential Heat & Air, located at 4070 Arcadia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Scott Goane, 4070 Arcadia Ave., Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 5/27/2024 /s/ Scott Matthew Goane with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2024 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011142

The name of the business: VJ Nail & Lash, located at 737 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Duyen Huely, 737 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92083 & Henry Vinh To, 737 Shadowridge Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 5/24/2024 /s/ Henry Vinh To with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/24/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011324

The name of the business: Poke Jaws, located at 3245 Business Park Dr., Carlsbad, CA 92081. Registrant TolucoMx Inc., 445 Garrison St., Apt 13, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: N/A /s/ Ruri Sato, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/


Recorder of San Diego on 5/29/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011914

The name of the business: On

The Nickel, located at 258 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant L. Jonathon William Goemann, 258 Mar Vista Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Jon Goemann with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/6/2024

6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/4/2024


The name of the business: Positive Flow, located at 14757 Republican Way, Ramona, CA 92065. Registrant Dalina Blackwell, 14757 Republican Way, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 4/1/2024 /s/ Dalina Blackwell with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/9/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9009567

The name of the business: Ramona Water, Ramona Water Delivery, ADU Homes, Boltheads, located at 2130 Main St., Ramona, CA 92065. Registrant Dan J. Jauregui, P.O. Box 2696, Ramona, CA 92065. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 1/1/2024 /s/ Dan A. Jauregui with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/3/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9011085

The name of the business: Permit Time, located at 4954 Via Cinta, San Diego, CA 92122. Registrant Stav Deri, 4954 Via Cinta, San Diego, CA 92122 & Liore Deri, 4954 Via Cinta, San Diego, CA 92122. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: N/A /s/ Stav Deri with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 5/23/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9012389

The name of the business: Oriole Healthcare, located at 4640 Caneel Bay Ct., Oceanside, CA 92057. Registrant Oriole Nursing Inc., 4640 Caneel Bay Ct., Oceanside, CA 92057. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 6/1/2024

/s/ Nicholas Tibberts, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/12/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


The name of the business: Ice Cold Mist, California Chocolate Fountains, Outdoor Innovations, ICM Outdoor Innovations, located at 13741 Danielson Street, Ste D, Poway, CA 92064. Registrant Kenneth James Rose, 13741 Danielson Street, Ste D, Poway, CA 92064. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 3/16/2015A /s/ Kenneth James Rose with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/13/2024 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012315

The name of the business: Covenant Constructors, located at 214 Woodland Dr., Vista, CA 92083. Registrant Adolfo Lopez IV, 214 Woodland Dr., Vista, CA 92083 & Saundra Lopez, 214 Woodland Dr., Vista, CA 92083. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: 1/1/2005 /s/ Adolfo Lopez IV with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/11/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9012245

The name of the business: My Job & More, located at 4376 Pacifica Way #6, Oceanside, CA 92056. Registrant Jesus A. Cardenas Camacho, 4376 Pacifica Way #6, Oceanside, CA 92056. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 6/11/2024 /s/ Jesus A Cardenas Camacho with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/11/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9011419

The name of the business: Tandoori Corner, located at 158 Roymar Rd., Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Mahinder Pal Sharmo, 2216 S. El Camino Real #119, Oceanside, CA 92054 & Sumah Sharma, 2216 S. El Camino Real #119, Oceanside, CA 92054. This business is operated by a Married Couple. First day of business: N/A

/s/ Mahinder Pal Sharma with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/30/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9012552

The name of the business: V&M Auto Registration, located at 3784 Mission Ave., #154, Oceanside, CA 92058. Registrant Myrna Guadalupe Aramboro de Gutierrez, 3784 Mission Ave., Suite #154, Oceanside, CA 92058. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 6/14/2024 /s/ Myrna G. Aramboro de Gutierrez with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/14/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


STATEMENT 2024-9012176

The name of the business: North County Orthodontic Laboratory, located at 405 Shadow Lane, Vista, CA 92084. Registrant,

Maria del Carmen Bucio, 405 Shadow Lane, Vista, CA 92084. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: 5/11/99

/s/ Maria del Carmen Bucio with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/10/2024

6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9011586

The name of the business: Inspired Practice Strategies, located at 528 Peach Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. Registrant, Inspired Practice Strategies LLC, 528 Peach Way, San Marcos, CA 92069. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 1/30/2024

/s/ Justine Bautista Godkin, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/3/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012813

The name of the business: Hope Dawning Coaching Services, Hope Dawning, located at 2113 Silverado Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. Registrant, Tracy Baker, 2113 Silverado Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N.A /s/ Tracy Baker with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/18/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012904

The name of the business: Pair It!, Pair It! Food & Wine, located at 445 Marine View Ave., St 300, Del Mar, CA 92014. Registrant, Skyler Cooper Forest Stokes, 445 Marine View Ave., St 300, Del Mar, CA 92014. This business is operated by an Individual. First day of business: N/A /s/ Skyler Stokes with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/ Recorder of San Diego on 6/20/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024


NAME STATEMENT 2024-9012424

The name of the business: 4Potentia, located at 440 Stevens Avenue, Ste 200 - #1087, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Registrant, Potentia Health, Inc., 200 Spectrum Center Drive, Ste 2100, Irvine, CA 92618. This business is operated by a Corporation. First day of business: 01/01/2024 /s/ Jade Beautler, CEO with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County

Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 6/13/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024



STATEMENT 2024-9010487

The name of the business: Carlsbad Sunset Senior Apartments, located at 1003 Chinquapin Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Registrant, HILP-Apartments, LLC, 10490 Camino Del Venado, Valley Center, CA 92082. This business is operated by a Limited Liability Company. First day of business: 3/22/2019 /s/ Harold CJ Coykendall, President with Jordan Z. Marks, SD County Clerk/Recorder of San Diego on 5/15/2024

6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024



SONS: Petitioner Tiffany McLaurin AKA Tiffany A. McLaurin, AKA Tiffany Annette McLaurin filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: Tiffany McLaurin AKA Tiffany A. McLaurin AKA Tiffany annette McLaurin to Proposed name Tiffany Annette Manos. 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: July 29, 2024, 8:30 am, in Dept. 61 No hearing will occur on above date. Please see attachment 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 June 14, 2024 /s/ Maureen F. Hallahan, Judge of the Superior Court 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18/2024

First, I discovered America, then I discovered

The Paper

Ever since I can remember I’ve had the burning desire to discover new places, new adventures. Because of this, I set out to discover a new country . . . and I was successful. I even ventured inland a great many miles where I discovered a place I called Minnesota.

“This,” I thought, “would be a great place for Scandinavians.” So I headed back to Norway to recruit settlers. While I was gone, some clown named Columbus claimed he discovered America. Life ain’t fair. Except life also give us The Paper. I read it whenever and wherever I go exploring and only buy from those who advertise in The Paper. It’s a Viking thing.

Your friend, Eric the Red

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