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					PAGE 1                           Escalona. Guests were            cake bakers; Alice
LUAU 2006, WHAT                  treated to dances from Kuaui,    Crandall, Sharon Cook,
                                 Molakai, Tahiti, under the       Patt Huff, Sally Langpap,
FUN!!!
                                 sea, and a real crowd pleaser,   Nancy Ogrod, Bonnie
Bonnie Pickens
                                 a “slide” hula from the          Pickens, Emily Musselman
PIX 4,5,6,7 & 8                  40’s. As “volunteers” from       and Sarah Sealey. Please
                                 the crowd put forth their best   forgive me if I have
No security lines, no ID         “hula” efforts, we were          misspelled your name or
checks, no disposal of           reminded of how talented and     neglected to mention you. Be
containers with liquids were     professional these young         assured that your work is
needed for Hidden Meadows        ladies are. This is the third    very much appreciated.
residents as they arrived for    year they have performed and
their Hawaiian fantasy trip.     have never failed to please      Finally, a big Mahalo and
The sun shone brightly, palm     the crowd. Joe Bartelomei        beautiful Hawaiian lei to
tress swayed in the gentle       was the unanimous choice of      Gwen Herbert, ARO Special
breeze, waves lapped against     top “volunteer dancer” (see      Events Director, who
the ---pool (?!!!). The event    picture).                        coordinated all of this and put
was the Hidden Meadows                                            in countless hours of work. A
Area ARO sponsored Annual        Throughout the evening, door     job well done and much
Community Luau held              prize winners were               appreciated!
Saturday evening, August         drawn. Among the lucky
19th at the Pavilion. Pat        recipients were Barbara          SPOOKS,
Huff and Sarah Sealey            Stepien, Sarah Sealey, Mike
greeted guests and presented                                      COSTUMES,
                                 Bowers, Katy Jackson, Dee
them with their programs         Samson, Trina Vukov, Kay         TREATS AND
which contained their door       Manker, Alice Crandall,          GAMES.
prize ticket stub. Pepi          Craig Cook, and Gloria           Norma Stirens
Lauerman sold tickets for        DeMent. Mahalo to Hidden         Kelly, please put this
the 50-50 raffle.                Meadows residents, local         on 1st page
                                 realtors, ARO. and THMA
Guests were put in the festive   for their generous donations.
party mood immediately by
Kathy Stratton and her           This year the 50-50 raffle
committee who adorned the        drawing was used to support
tables in bright yellow          the Deer Springs
tablecloths topped by bird of    Fire Safe Council and its
paradise flowers in              reverse 911 system that gives
pineapples and colorful sea      emergency information as
urchins scattered about.         needed to all area residents     THAT ALL MEANS
Hawaiian music, thanks to        who sign up. Craig Cook,         THAT THE "HIDDEN
Gloyd Crandall, wafted           Fire Safe Council President,     MEADOWS" ANNUAL
across the crowd as old          graciously accepted over         HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
friends greeted each other       $300 for the Council, and        AND CARNIVAL WILL
and others made new friends.     $300 was divided among 3         BE HELD ON OCTOBER
                                 lucky winners: Faye Elliott,     28TH AT THE PAVILION.
No one could miss the            Marilyn Holmes, and Carl         CHECK NEXT MONTHS
wonderful smell of the pork      Hoffman. Mahalo for your         MEADOWLARK FOR
and beef cooking in the          generous support.                THE TIME AND
barbecue pit. A gigantic                                          SPECIAL EVENTS THAT
Mahalo to the “pit crew”,        And as the sun quietly           WILL TAKE PLACE.
Mike Richman, Greg               dropped into the ocean to the    SPECIAL PRIZES WILL
Ogrod, and Nancy Ogrod           west, our wonderful fantasy      BE AWARDED FOR
who took “watch” turns           trip to Hawaii ended, but all    BEST COSTUMES
during the night and to the      agreed that they looked          ACCORDING TO
“cookers”, Dave Johnson          forward to next year’s luau.     AGE....EVERYONE CAN
and Dwight                                                        ENTER.
Stratton. Appetites were         A successful event such as
ready for the Hawaiian food,     this can never happen without    IF YOU WOULD LIKE
catered this year by L & L       the “aloha spirit” of our        TO BE A VOLUNTEER
Hawaiian Barbeque of             Hidden Meadows faithful          THAT DAY, WATCH
Oceanside, and no one was        volunteers. In addition to       FOR A PHONE NUMBER
disappointed with the ample      those mentioned above, they      TO CALL IN THE NEXT
amounts of fried rice, lunch-    include: Gloria DeMent,          MONTHS
wagon macaroni, green salad,     Jane Gorsky, Cathy               MEADOWLARK.....
fruit salad, Hawaiian buns,      Johnson, Rob Larson, Don
and of course, the delicious,    Elliott and his set up crew
perfectly cooked meats and       (Merle Aleshire, Tom
pineapple up-side down cake      Francl, Frank Herbert, Ron       PIX 3 (Kelly, put pix on
provided by local residents.     Miller, Ron Piritz, Bo           1st page, article need
And the best was yet to          Siedenburg, & George             not be on 1st page
come! The entertainment was      Silides), plus numerous
provided by the Halau Hula o
                                                                  though if not enough
                                 unnamed others who stayed
Ka’eo School of Dancers,         after to help with the take      room).
operated by Hidden               down, and Faye Elliott and
Meadows resident, Kelly          her pineapple up-side down
ANNUAL HOLIDAY                    D’ANGELO/CAROL                   Meneghini, Dale Boerrigter
CRAFT FAIR                        CARLSON with a net 72.           and Carl Wieland edging out
                                  Our QUEEN is LOIS                a one stroke victory over Bill
SCHEDULED
                                  GLENN with a net 79.             Carlson, Don Clarke, Vern
Susie Page
                                  (Picture of the Aces will        Terrell and Royce Williams
                                  appear in next month’s           with a 117 net score.
The Hidden Meadows
                                  issue.)
Annual Holiday Craft Fair
                                  First Flight
has been scheduled for
Saturday, October 28, 2006.
                                  1. Rachel D’Angelo - 72          HIDDEN MEADOWS
It will be held at the Meadow
                                  2. Ellen Koury -73               GARDEN CLUB
                                  3. Bonnie Pilgrim - 74
Lake Golf Course in the                                            NEWS
                                  Second Flight
Upper Parking Lot, from                                            By Shirley Cail
                                  1. Carol Carlson - 72
10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
                                  2. Lois Glenn - 79               PIX 9
                                  3. Dorothy Aleshire - 81
Our Spring Fair was a huge                                         The 2006 Hidden Meadows
                                  August 10 - Putts
success and we expect this                                         Garden Club Potluck was
                                  1. June Boerrigter -30
one to be even better.                                             another great success!
                                  August 17 - Better Nine
                                  1. Susan Vasterling              The celebration was attended
Spaces are available for any                                       by 28 gardeners and guests at
                                  August 3, 10, 17 - Club
interested crafters. Please                                        the Meadows
                                  Championship
contact Susie Page at 751-                                         Community Pavilion on
                                  Our CLUB CHAMPION this
4261. Space rental is $25.00                                       Friday, July 21st.
                                  year is RACHEL
for a regular size which is 8.5
                                  D’ANGELO with a 257.
feet wide and can be up to 9                                       The day was another scorcher
                                  Runner up is ELLEN
feet deep. Larger spaces up                                        in the midst of our summer
                                  KOURY with a 260.
to 10x10 (for canopies) are                                        heat-wave, but the Pavilion
                                  First Flight
available for $30.00.                                              room was inviting with cool
                                  1st gross - Pat Lloyd - 275
                                  lst net - Bonnie Pilgrim -       yellow table cloths and ample
Be sure to mark your                                               servings of wine and Ruth
                                  220
calendars and tell your                                            Hatch's refreshing punch.
                                  Second Flight
friends.
                                  1st gross - Carol Carlson -
                                  326                              Graced with gorgeous
                                  1st net - Lois Glenn - 230       flowers picked fresh from
MEADOW LAKE                       Just a reminder, our             members' gardens that very
WOMEN'S GOLF                      MEMBER                           afternoon, the tables were
CLUB                              GUEST/INVITATIONAL               laden with appetizers and
By Glenellen Dickinson,           TOURNAMENT is coming             succulent main courses.
Publicity Chairman                up SEPTEMBER 21 so get           Italian, French, and
                                                                   traditional American dishes
PIX 13, 14 & 15                   your foursome signed up for
                                  a fun day of golf. If you have   were complimented with the
                                  any questions don’t hesitate     delicious desserts of cakes
Our hot weather is gone, but
                                  to call our Member Guest         and hand-cranked ice cream
what about the foggy
                                  Chairman Mary Lou                cones.
mornings? We live in
California where not even the     Aronson .
                                  This is all for now. See you     The event was organized by
weatherperson can predict,
                                  next month                       Shirley Cail, Ruth Hatch,
with a great deal of accuracy,
                                                                   Evie & Ed Takajo,
what to expect the next day.
                                                                   and Sue Simonson.
They give us a good
prediction, but leave the rest    MEADOW LAKE
                                                                   The Hidden Meadows
up to us. Have a good golfing     MEN’S CLUB                       Garden Club welcomes new
day!                              By Bob Winje                     members with gardens large
July 20 - Play the Middle
                                                                   or small. Join us on the third
1. Harriet Meyer - 32.5           Congratulations to Dave Cox      Friday of each month for fun
2. Susan Vasterling - 36          our 2006 Club Champion.          outings and social gatherings.
3. Rachel D’Angelo - 36.5         Dave had a two day gross of      Call Marilyn Holmes,
4. June Boerrigter/Mary           147 to beat out Lee Anson        President, at 751-9660.
Angel - 38                        and Mark Kearns, each with
July 27 - Red & Blue              a 148. This was Dave’s 6th
Tournament                        Club Championship at
The Blue Team defeated the        Meadow Lake                      H.M. GARDEN CLUB
Red Team. This year the                                            TAKES FALLBROOK
Captain of the Blue Team          Congratulations also to          EXCURSION
was Retha Meneghini and           Chuck Meyer and Merle            Marilyn Holmes
the Captain of the Red Team       Aleshire for making it to the
was Dawn Jesse. Our lunch         final pairing in the SCGA        The H.M. Garden Club
was held at the home of           Senior Championship 4 Ball       visited Fallbrook for their
Carol Carlson. Bev                Match Play consolation           August event. Members
DeVilbiss did a great job of      round, where they were           gathered at the Country Club
organizing the luncheon and       defeated on the 19th hole.       Parking Lot for a trip to some
tournament.                                                        of our favorite places in
August 3 - Low Net/Aces           The Multi Ball-Multi Tee         Fallbrook. The first stop was
Our ACES of the Month for         Mixer was won by the team        "The Collector" on Live Oak
August are RACHEL                 of Dave Lay, Bob                 Park Road. The group was
given a very informative          PROTECTION PLAN                   Springs Road as the residents
presentation by Sandy             IN SHAMBLES                       try to outrun the flames.
Youngdale. She gave a             By Ira Buchalter                  All the above has stymied
detailed history of the mining                                      planners to come up with a
of Tourmaline (the mineral        The proposed 2,700-unit           Fire Protection Plan that is
used to produce beautiful         Stonegate/Merriam                 not egregiously dangerous.
jewelry and other objects         Mountains development             The County Planning
d'arts). The mineral was          (located at the I-15/Deer         Department has not disclosed
mined from the San Jacinto        Springs Road intersection         whether any progress has
Mountains and is now              and the subject of a series of    been made on this insoluble
nearing depletion; thus           previous articles) has recently   problem. However,
becoming a more expensive         run into difficulty in devising   helicopters have been sighted
item.                             a viable Fire Protection Plan.    buzzing over Merriam
                                  The Stonegate project has a       Mountains, leading to
The group then crossed the        serious problem with respect      speculation that an
drive-way to go to The            to fire safety because it         evacuation plan may yet be
Hidden Forest Nature              proposes to locate a dense        proposed. With all the recent
Center. The owner, Gamini         urban housing development         media attention given to the
Ratnavira, is active in           in a severely fire-hazardous      fire danger of the proposed
preserving species that are on    mountainous area that             Stonegate development
the endangered list. He           provides no opportunity for       (including coverage by the
travels extensively to help       timely evacuation. This will      major TV networks as well as
bring animals and plants back     endanger the lives of             the major and local
from the brink of extinction.     thousands of future residents     newspapers), any new Fire
He has a beautiful tropical       in the event of fire.             Protection Plan will be
garden where he nurtures          Large national medical            looked upon with great
butterflies, insects, and water   organizations that are the        scrutiny.
creatures. He is a very           watchdogs of public health
talented painter of wildlife.     and safety have reviewed the
He donates a portion of his       proposed Stonegate                WILDFIRE, OUR
profits to the preservation of    development and have              VOTE, AND OUR
plants and animals and to         officially alerted the            FUTURE
research for the prevention of    County’s Department of            Peter Orner
diseases in humans. What a        Planning and Land Use to the
wonderful family!                 dangers of the untried            This November, we will be
                                  “shelter-in-place”strategy        electing three Directors to the
The next visit was to the         (i.e., advising residents to      Deer Springs Fire Protection
Garden Center Cafe where          remain confined to their          District Board. The Board
the group enjoyed a very          homes in the event of a           has apparently been able to
delicious lunch on the patio      wildfire). By their own           handle the routine Deer
surrounded by flowers and         admission, Stonegate’s fire       Springs Fire Protection
the sound of the waterfall.       experts state it will be          District business without
                                  impossible to evacuate the        difficulty, but times are
Some members went on to           project in time because of the    changing. We live in a
the Myrtle Creek Nursery and      “extreme rate of burning” if a    Wildland-Urban-Interface
just browsed through the          fire starts on Merriam            (WUI), where wildfire is an
grounds. It was on the way        Mountain or adjacent areas.       ever present danger, and the
home anyway...                    If evacuation is attempted, it    Board is facing new and
One point of business was to      will be by definition a late      challenging technical issues
name Stephanie McGraw as          evacuation, which is the most     as our WUI population
an honorary life-time             dangerous scenario of all.        increases. If the Board is to
member of the Hidden              The roads will quickly            decide wisely on these issues,
Meadows Garden Club.              become smoke-filled and the       each Director must contribute
Stephanie has in previous         10,000+ residents will be         fresh technical insight and
years been an active member       exposed to the radiant energy     understanding. The
and now participates when         of the fire as well as flames     individual qualifications of
she isn't busy tending her 3      and smoke inhalation.             the Directors influence the
acre orchard or sewing or re-     The number of egress roads        quality of the Board’s
decorating her house.             within the project will not be    decisions, and thus our
Stephanie is 101 years            significant because of the        choice of Directors is critical.
old!!!! We love her.              large population needing to
                                  evacuate (10,000 to 13,000         One of the very important
Anyone interested in              people) and the short period      new issues to be considered
becoming a member and             of time (10 to15 minutes)         by the Board is the Fire
perhaps living a long and         before the fire is predicted to   Protection Plan (FPP)
happy life as a gardener,         reach the crest of the            submitted by the developer of
please call Marilyn at 751-       mountain, according to CDF        the Stonegate/Merriam
9660.                             scenarios. It will also not       Mountain project on the west
                                  matter whether Deer Springs       side of I-15, just north of
                                  Road is widened to four lanes     Deer Springs Road. This
PROPOSED                          or even six lanes (a recently     project proposes a population
STONEGATE                         promoted circulation option)      density of 30+ people per
PROJECT’S FIRE                    since there will not even be      acre, which is greater than
                                  enough time to get to Deer        many areas within a city. The
Board listened to community        A COUNTRY STORE                   convenience of local
concerns about the FPP at          A Country Store                   residents.
their meeting on July 12,          A personal account by Alex        Is there a moral here? I think
2006, which was covered by         Petric as told to Don Elliott     so. It is the value of hard
newspapers and TV. A major                                           work and attention to detail
concern was the issue of           PIX 2                             which my father taught me.
timely evacuation versus                                             For one thing, I don’t use a
remaining inside the home          My parents emigrated from         computer. I keep my records
(Shelter-In-Place or SIP)          Yugoslavia to Gary, Indiana       in my head -- it’s good
during a wildfire.                 where I was born in 1958.         discipline.
                                   After nine years there they       Readers may have heard that
There are many critical and        moved to California, settling     I recently sold the Deli. Why
as yet unanswered medical          in Vista where I spent my         sell so successful a business?
and technical questions about      teen years helping my father      It’s very personal, and I don’t
SIP, especially in a high          on a 3,000 bird egg ranch he      always get the same answer
population density                 had purchased.                    when I think about it --
situation. In spite of that, the   With the help of my family        burnout perhaps. Time will
developer has presented an         and a golf scholarship, I         tell.
FPP which proposes project-        attended Arizona State            The new owners, by the way,
wide SIP rather than               University, graduating in         are Ned Radjenovich and
evacuation as a primary            1981. Deciding to try my          family. I expect they will
wildfire survival                  hand in business, in 1984 I       continue in the same
strategy. Because of the           started “The Egg Market” in       tradition. I wish them every
possibly very rapid spread of      Vista, a spin-off from my         success.
wildfire, the developer has        father’s ranch. The flock         Finally, I would like to thank
said that evacuation may be        grew rather quickly to some       all my customers for their
impossible. The developer’s        thirty thousand birds and         support over the years. It has
proposals may change; it is        ideas of a different sort were    been my pleasure to serve
obvious that the Board has         maturing in my head, ideas        them.
important work ahead.              which eventually took the
                                   form of a convenience store
At their June 14, 2006             in an out-of-the way place        HIDDEN MEADOWS
meeting, the Board heard a         called Hidden Meadows.            ELECTION
presentation of SIP, and was       Looking back, it was a no         Tom Francl
provided written                   brainer. Hidden Meadows
documentation and                  offered a planned community       The Hidden Meadows
references. When SIP and           of some 500 home-sites            Community Foundation is
evacuation were again              situated around a twelve-year     sponsoring the first ever
presented to the Board at          old, 18 hole golf course and      election of an Honorary
their July 12th meeting, the       not a retail outlet within six    Mayor of Hidden
Board responded that they          miles (discounting the small      Meadows. "We are growing
were not sufficiently familiar     strip mall on Country Club        up as a community" stated
with SIP, and would have to        Lane)! Besides, people were       Joyce Larson, president of
study it. They had initially       starting to buy acreage lots to   the Foundation. "It is time
indicated that adequacy of         the north of the Covenent as      that we had our own mayor,
evacuation routes was not          the original plan came to be      albeit an honorary one."
their responsibility, but later    known. Just four years after      The election rules are simple:
indicated they would have to       opening “The Egg Market”, I
study that as well. Each           sold it and opened the            Any resident of HM can run
individual Director must be        Meadows Deli Market in            for mayor: man, woman, or
capable of and interested in       1988 and it has been a            child.
studying these technical           success from the start.
issues, and must understand        Conceptually and in practice,     Anybody, regardless of
the issues and ramifications       I have managed the Deli           where they live or work, can
well enough to wisely              according to my perception        vote for their favorite
evaluate the FPP.                  of a country store, i.e., a       candidate.
                                   conveniently nearby place
It is clear that the technical     where one can satisfy an          Each vote costs one dollar
problems of the                    immediate need while staving      which is tax deductible.
Stonegate/Merriam Mountain         off a trip to Vons. This calls
project have presented             for a broad inventory stocked     Candidates are nominated
serious new challenges to the      in small quantities. I tried to   when they receive their first
Board. As our WUI                  do that. Want a quick lunch?      vote.
population increases, there        I sold over 100 sandwiches a
will be other, more difficult      day. Want a soda or a beer?       All votes must be cast by
technical challenges. This         Get one at the Deli. Are you      6:00 PM on November 4th at
November, we must carefully        paying over three dollars a       Oktoberfest.
choose the individual              gallon for gas? A 12-mile
Directors with the principles      round trip to Vons will           The person with the most
and qualifications best suited     probably use a half-gallon.       votes will become the
to meet these new challenges.      Instead, get it at the Deli.      honorary mayor for one year.
                                   Simply stated, the Deli is a
                                   country store, here for the       The runner up will become
                                                                     the vice mayor.
This election is the              At the September meeting of       Merriam Mountains
politician's dream. You are       the Hidden Meadows                (proposed by NNP-Stonegate
encouraged to vote early          Community Sponsor Group,          Merriam LLC) is a master
AND often. There is no limit      scheduled for September 28th      planned community proposed
to the number of votes you        at 7:00 PM at the Pavilion,       to be located on 2,327 acres
can cast or who you vote          the community is invited to       northwest of the intersection
for. Candidates are               participate in formulating        of Deer Springs Road and
encouraged to buy their           ideas for a Park/Recreation       Interstate 15. The community
neighbor's votes with             facility for the Hidden           plan was developed with
persuasion, favors, or cutting    Meadows area.                     conservation as its guiding
their lawn. Candidates are                                          principle – more than 80% of
even encouraged to challenge      What Should Our Park Be?          the land will be preserved as
one another with side bets but                                      permanent open space to
it is hoped that these "bets"     Where should it be? What          protect important natural
are donated to the                facilities should it have? Ball   terrain and habitat. Merriam
Foundation.                       field? Basketball? Skate          Mountains includes 2,700
                                  Park? Gardens?                    homes of varying types that
This position has no power or     Exercise/stretch stations?        will be affordable to a range
taxing capabilities but is a      Picnic area, Kiddie park?         of income levels. We feel that
great ego trip. The Mayor         Native plant exhibit? You         the community provides a
will represent the community      can see that the choices are      number of benefits to the
at events throughout the year     many, and since this is to be     surrounding community and
taking full advantage of          your facility, your input is      to North County, as a whole,
his/her position. This is a       really needed.                    including:
good job for an extrovert,                                          More than 1,900 acres of
even quiet ones.                  Our Park Money                    permanent open space
                                  Over the past 20 years every      consisting of habitat preserve,
Candidates are encouraged to      new home built in our area        natural parks and fire control
nominate themselves to get        has contributed a fee of $800     buffers;
things started. All active        into a County Park and            A wide range of housing
candidates will be invited to     Recreation fund. This fund is     options to help address the
submit campaign statements        available for acquiring and       ongoing housing shortage in
to be published in the            developing a public               San Diego County;
October Meadowlark.               recreational facility for the     12 miles of trails and 33
                                  Hidden Meadows area.              parks, including a 10-acre
All votes must be submitted       Obviously the fund has            community park with ball
to George Silides, 10974          grown to a substantial            fields and a recreation center;
Rim Rd., Escondido,               amount, and we are looking        10-acre neighborhood
92026. Checks are to be           for good ideas for a              commercial center including
made payable to the "Hidden       Park/Recreational project         a grocery store, restaurants
Meadows Community                 now.                              and other neighborhood
Foundation" and must                                                shops; and
include documentation as to       A Hidden Meadows                  Significant improvements to
whom you are voting for. All      Community Sponsor Group           local roads and streets,
votes are tax deductible as       subcommittee has been             including Deer Springs Road
the Foundation is a 501 (c)(3)    formed at the August meeting      and the I-15/Deer Springs
corporation.                      to organize and develop the       interchange.
                                  community’s input on this         We recognize that a project
A tally of votes is available     important and exciting            of this size does not come
on the community web site,        project. Bring your ideas and     without impacts, and that
www.HiddenMeadows.US.             concerns to the meeting and       these impacts must be
Remember, vote early, vote        make this project the best we     addressed. The project is
often, and vote for yourself!     can for our community.            currently undergoing a
Oktoberfest is coming.                                              thorough environmental
November may seem like a                                            review to determine what
long time off and also a weird    LETTERS TO THE                    impacts could result and what
month to hold an Oktoberfest      EDITOR                            measures must be taken to
but technically correct. This                                       mitigate for them. The Draft
year's fest will be held at the   RE: “Fire catastrophe             Environmental Impact Report
Pavilion on the evening of        looms with proposed               (EIR) is expected to be
November 4th and the              Stonegate development,”           available for public review
highlight of the evening will     and “Stonegate traffic,”          and comment at the end of
be the election of our            June 2006                         this year.
Honorary Mayor. Join us for       By Joe Perring                    The two issues raised by Mr.
outstanding German cuisine                                          Buchalter and Mr. Francl –
and a rollicking good time.       I recently read the above         fire safety and traffic – are
                                  referenced articles by Ira        two of the most important
                                  Buchalter and Tom Francl,         issues being studied in the
HOW DOES A NEW                    and would like to take the        EIR. We share our neighbors’
                                                                    concerns about these issues,
PARK HERE IN THE                  opportunity to respond and
                                                                    and believe that it is our
MEADOWS SOUND?                    provide up-to-date
                                                                    obligation to mitigate the
Merle Aleshire                    information on the Merriam
                                  Mountains project.                project’s impacts for not only
                                                                    the existing residents, but the
                                                                    people who will live in our
community. Merriam                year (the most recent             to the Deer Springs Fire
Mountains provides an             numbers available), this          Protection District for
opportunity to make long          amounted to $762,800, or          approval.
overdue improvements in           about half of what will be        FACT: Mr. Asaro serves as
both of these areas.              provided annually from            President of the Board of
With respect to fire safety,      Merriam Mountains.                Directors of the Deer Springs
our objective is to create the    Of equal importance to fire       Fire Protection District.
most fire-safe community in       safety is ensuring that the       FACT: Mr. Asaro has
San Diego County. To              road network surrounding          actively participated in Fire
accomplish this goal,             Merriam Mountains functions       Board discussions and
Merriam Mountains                 well. It is no secret that Deer   activities involving the
incorporates fire safety          Springs Road west of I-15         Stonegate project since 2004
measures that far exceed          and the Deer Springs/I-15         (documentation available).
those required by any of the      Interchange are currently         Therefore, Mr. Asaro has a
numerous regulations (Deer        operating at unacceptable         conflict of interest.
Springs Fire Protection           levels during busy traffic        FACT: On May 31, 2006,
District, County and State)       times. In the draft documents     Mr. Asaro (who is an elected
governing fire safety for         submitted to the County, we       government official) stated
existing and new                  have committed to widening        that he would not meet with
developments, including:          Deer Springs Road to 4 lanes      community members
Fire control buffers around       from I-15 to Twin Oaks            concerned about the fire
all development areas             Valley Road and to widening       dangers of the Stonegate
ranging from 150 to 225 feet      the I-15 Bridge to 6              project.
providing protection for all      lanes. These improvements           An elected government
structures equal to double the    will ensure that the roads will   official should be responsive
flame length predicted by the     function well for existing and    to the concerns of his
Fire Behavior Prediction and      future residents.                 constituents.
Fuel Modeling System              These and other important         FACT: On May 31, 2006,
(BEHAVE) developed by the         issues will be addressed          Mr. Asaro stated that the
U. S. Forest Service;             thoroughly in the EIR, and        developers had satisfied the
All homes will be equipped        we encourage residents of         Fire District’s requirements
with automatic fire sprinkler     Hidden Meadows and other          (when they had not), that
systems;                          surrounding communities to        project approval was
Enhanced fire resistive           review it and provide             imminent, and that further
construction materials and        comments. We are also             community input was not
fire safe landscaping will be     happy to meet with anyone         wanted. The community,
used for all buildings and        who wishes to discuss the         wanted or not, researched and
landscaped areas;                 project in more detail. For       analyzed Stonegate’s Fire
No wood-burning fireplaces        more information or to            Protection Plan and
will be permitted; and            schedule a presentation,          demonstrated that it was
Deer Springs Road and the I-      please call 760-510-5911.         unsafe. This Plan is now
15/Deer Springs Road              Joe Perring, Project              again under revision.
Interchange will be widened,      Manager                           An elected government
improving access for fire         NNP-Stonegate Merriam,            official should be responsive
equipment and evacuation          LLC.                              to the concerns of and input
routes for existing and future                                      from his constituents.
residents.
The development of Merriam        SETTING THE                       BUS SERVICE TO
Mountains will provide a          RECORD                            HIDDEN MEADOWS
substantial interruption in the
                                  “STRAIGHTER”                      John Meyer
existing native fuels and
                                  By Madelyn Buchalter
increased access to the area                                        This is written as a comment
for the fire department. These                                      to the thoughtful article by
                                  (This is in response to the
measures will decrease the                                          Don Elliott, headed
                                  1,381-word article by Frank
potential for an uncontrolled
                                  L. Asaro in the August            “Somebody oughta do
fire spreading to adjacent
                                  Meadowlark entitled “Setting      something!” in the August
communities.                                                        Meadowlark. Having been
                                  the Record Straight”)
In addition to these measures,                                      (and still am) engaged in the
                                  FACT: Mr. Asaro is on
we will be paying an                                                transportation industry for
                                  retainer as the General
estimated one-time $2.9                                             almost 4 decades, I could not
                                  Counsel to the Building
million mitigation fee and                                          agree more with some of the
                                  Industry Association. He also
approximately $1.5 million                                          points he raised pertaining to
                                  serves as an Information
annually to the Deer Springs                                        energy consumption and
                                  Ambassador and a Legal
Fire Protection District. The                                       renewable sources.
                                  Action Committee Member.
District can use this money to
                                  Stonegate Development and
make capital improvements,                                          As such, I dislike putting a
                                  Newland Communities are
purchase additional                                                 damper on his enthusiasm for
                                  members of the Building
equipment and pay ongoing                                           bus service to Hidden
                                  Industry Association.
personnel costs. For                                                Meadows which is just an
                                  FACT: Stonegate and
comparison purposes, it is                                          unattainable dream at this
                                  Newland are the developers
interesting to note that in                                         time.
                                  of the Merriam Mountains
2004 residents voted to tax
                                  project proposed in our
themselves to provide                                               As of late, our Transit
                                  District. These developers
revenue for the fire                                                District unfortunately has
                                  have submitted their project
district. In the 2004-05 fiscal
been putting all of its            these meetings so we had           the tests go well and SDG&E
resources in such ventures as      plenty of time to cover            finds an economic
the Sprinter, a grossly            problems members brought           justification for forging
mismanaged project, and            to the table. The synergy we       ahead.
rapidly gaining nationwide         find in these round-table
notoriety for delays and cost      problem-solving sessions is
overruns. Their policies have      very rewarding. It happens
resulted in ever dwindling         that most issues exhibit
bus services and constant fare     symptoms familiar to one or        HIDDEN MEADOWS
increases, both being major        more of the other members          MARATHON
factors in declining ridership     present, and remedies flow         BRIDGE 2006-2007
even in those areas were it        from the group one piece at a      Arline Kennedy
has been effective. To believe     time. The specific problem is
that NCTD funds would be           attacked first. Then some of       Hidden Meadows Marathon
made available to run even a       the more experienced hands         Bridge is now taking sign-ups
minimal service to our             broaden the discussion to          for the 2006-2007 season.
community in the near future       illustrate the underlying          Marathon Bridge has been a
is simply not realistic.           structure or history behind        popular event in the
                                   the problem. The personal          Meadows that has been
What can be done to make           computer industry has              ongoing for decades. All
this agency more responsive        evolved so rapidly that            levels of bridge players are
and responsible?                   knowing what happened in           welcome and this is how it
                                   earlier generations has great      works. Every player selects a
As a first step, we should call    relevance to solving today’s       partner (spouse or friend) for
upon our legislative               problems. Everybody gains          a series of in-home games.
representatives to overhaul        from this environment.
the District, replacing the        Hooray! We gained a new            By December, players are
Directors (appointed by their      member at each of these last       given their “flights” and
respective cities and to whom      two meetings.                      entertain half the other pairs
transportation is not a priority                                      one at a time in their home
item) with directly elected        Today is Meadowlark                and are entertained by the
officials who could be held        deadline day for the               other half. The play starts in
accountable for a proper           September issue and our            January and concludes in
balance and distribution of        August meeting occurs this         May. It is regular contract
services between the various       evening. So we will cover          bridge play, 25 hands with
transportation modes in            tonight’s meeting in the           the same partner, and the
North County.                      October issue.                     winning team is the one with
                                                                      the biggest total of wins.
Secondly, all construction         However, I expect that             Arline and Bob Kennedy
efforts should be handed over      tonight we will have a lively      will keep a tabulation of the
to agencies like SANDAG or         discussion concerning              scores. There will be winners
Caltrans where the staff is        broadband access for those of      in each flight.
much better equipped to deal       us outside the Cox Cable
with it on a cost-effective and    coverage area.. Earlier this       Then in June, there is a play-
professional basis.                month the Federal                  off between flight winners
John Meyer, Hidden                 Communications                     and all players end the
Meadows                            Commission reaffirmed its          marathon at a gala potluck
(Meyer is a partner in the         stance in favor of broadband-      dinner at The Pavilion,
Mobility Advancement               over-power-line (BPL)              complete with prizes for
Group and North County             technology. FCC Chairman           all. New pairs are invited to
representative on the              Kevin Martin stated, “This         join. Please call Arline at
Independent Transnet               technology holds great             751-3521 for more
Oversight Committee)               promise as a ubiquitous            information.
                                   broadband solution that
                                   would offer a viable               To sign up, just send your
                                   alternative to cable, digital      check for $15 per team to
HIDDEN MEADOWS                     subscriber line (DSL), fiber,      Bob and Arline Kennedy,
COMPUTER CLUB                      and wireless (satellite, for       28625 Mountain Meadow
                                   instance) broadband
NEWS                                                                  Road
                                   solutions.” It was further
Bo Siedenburg
                                   declared that providers have
                                   the right to provide data          STOLEN LICENSE
Hidden Meadows Computer
                                   access using power
Club has met twice since our
                                   transmission lines.
                                                                      PLATE WARNING
last report; once on June 19                                          Submitted by Ana Sevetch
                                   San Diego Gas And Electric
and again on July 17. Our
                                   plans to launch a small pilot
meetings are regularly                                                A woman said her son found
                                   project in September to
scheduled for the third                                               his license plate missing so
                                   provide broadband access
Monday of each month and                                              he called the police to file a
                                   over its power lines.
typically convene at 7:00 PM                                          report. They told him people
                                   However, this will not be
at the Hidden Meadows                                                 were stealing the plates to get
                                   available to the general
Pavilion.                                                             free gas. Given the rise in gas
                                   public initially as its intended
                                                                      prices, people have taken to
                                   purpose is to experiment
There was no prepared                                                 stealing license plates,
                                   under closely controlled
presentation for either of                                            putting them on their car,
                                   conditions at first. Let’s hope
then getting gas and running.       Real bad stuff in a                as it turns out the chip is an
The gas station will have           neighborhood is a seemingly        excellent means of recovery
"your" license plate # and          uncaring neighbor that lets        for your horse. In fact it’s
you could be in trouble for         his trees grow uncontrolled        darn near mandatory in the
"pump and run."                     until they block the views of      event of an evacuation. It also
                                    his or her other neighbors.        serves as positive
Check your car periodically         One is all it takes, and the       identification, and a proof of
to be sure you still have a         whole street suffers. Does         ownership which is
plate. If you should find it        this happen only on some           transferable in the event of a
missing, file a report              streets, or does it happen         sale. The equine chip is
immediately!!!                      often in the Meadows? A            recorded in a national
                                    better question is, why should     database called HorseTrac™.
Keep an eye on your license         it happen at all? One way or       HorseTrac™ is relatively
plate! Make sure you always         another, dear reader, I would      new on the microchip scene,
know it's there!                    like to know.                      and is dedicated to equine
                                    George Silides                     recovery. It provides a
 Mine was stolen this                                                  number of services not found
weekend and I have no idea                                             with the other small-pet type
when! The lady at the               COULD A                            of registry database services.
revenue office said that they                                          It is based however on the
                                    MICROCHIP SAVE
have replaced several license                                          same principle; registering
plates since gas prices have        YOUR HORSE’S                       and connecting you and your
been so high.                       LIFE?                              horse to a unique 10-digit
                                    By Rod Chapin                      number that is permanently
People are stealing them,                                              imbedded in the animal. This
putting them on their vehicles      In the event of an evacuation,     number can be used for horse
to go buy gas and driving off       your horse could end up in         events and registrations,
without paying! When the            one of the large temporary         health and breeding records,
license plate is reported as        holding facilities similar to      DNA tracking, and proof of
the "drive off vehicle", it's       the ones that were set up          blood-line when purchasing
YOU they contact! Be aware!         during the Paradise fire.          or selling. But most
http://www.snopes.com/autos         These facilities in some cases     importantly it can be used to
/theft/gastheft.asp                 held hundreds of horses, most      identify and recover your
                                    of which were unidentified. It     horse in the event that it is
                                    was up to the owners to            stolen, lost, or evacuated
                                    search the facilities and try to   during an emergency.
GOOD THINGS-BAD                     find their horse in and among      In the past there were issues
THINGS                              the hundreds of others. There      such as compatibility of
By George Silides                   were cases during that fire in     different readers not reading
                                    which owners, whose horses         all types of chips, and there
In every neighborhood there         were evacuated, took months        was concern that the chip,
are good things, big and little,    to recover them all. In other      over time, would move
that make it a pleasure to live     cases, due to fatigue, stress,     around under the skin and not
there. Like quiet, pleasant         filthiness and sometimes           be found. But that has largely
streets with slow traffic, and      burns, owners walked right         been worked out with the
paths to walk on. Like              past their horse, not being        current multi-chip readers,
stopping and visiting with          able to identify it.               and the chip is now made
neighbors on the way, petting       When most people think             with materials that allow it to
dogs being taken for a walk,        about a microchip for pets,        “bond” to the subcutaneous
exchanging news. Like you           they think a high-tech tool        structure to stay in place. A
and your neighbors, trimming        used to help a lost dog or cat     chip also cannot fall off like a
your trees each year to             find its way back home. A          collar or get blurry like a
preserve each other’s views.        microchip in this case is a        tattoo or freeze mark. It truly
Not because you are forced          rice-grain sized transponder       is the best and cheapest
to, but because it simply is        that is painlessly inserted        investment you can make to
the right thing to do.              under the skin. It is a            assure your pet’s safe return.
                                    permanent ID that positively       As mentioned earlier, a horse
Sometimes, there are not-so-        identifies the pet and cannot      does not typically wander off
nice things, big and little, that   be changed. When a shelter         and leave a fretting owner
spoil such pleasures. Some          finds a lost pet, they scan for    waiting for the call from a
spoil it just a little, some        the chip with a special device     shelter or some other Good
more. Little bad stuff is           that reads the number              Samaritan. Most likely it will
people’s noise, a yippy dog,        electronically off the chip.       end up in some far off
or dog poop on the walking          They then call a special           holding facility or worse yet
path.                               hotline to get the owners          a processing plant. And if it
                                    information and call the           ends up in some place like
Bigger bad stuff is loose           owner to come down and             that, what is stopping her
dogs, almost as bad as              pick up their lost pet.            from being processed,
grouchy people.                     When it comes to a horse or        claimed by someone else, or
Fortunately for us here in          other large outdoor pet, not       sold off to an unsuspecting
Hidden Meadows, this little         many people really think           buyer. Your horse can look
bad stuff does not come             what benefit a chip could          like dollar signs to an
often. And if it does, it passes    possibly perform. After all, a     uncaring soul, --someone
quickly.                            horse doesn’t just wander off      who does not have the same
                                    and end up in a shelter. Well,     love, affection, or bond that
you share with your large          SPECIAL EVENTS                   food drive in the fall, nearer
animal.                            FROM GWEN                        to Thanksgiving. And, if you
The chip can change all that.      By Gwen Herbert                  should see Brad Van Horn,
Horse thieves know that a                                           GM of the Meadow Lake
micro chipped horse can be                                          Golf Course, please be sure
tracked, and they avoid them                                        to tell him how much we
at all costs. Slaughter houses                                      appreciate his letting me
scan all horses that come in                                        “camp out” in the clubhouse
and they cannot accept a                                            lobby for the day every time
micro chipped horse. There                                          we do this. Many thanks.
are horse recovery networks
such as Stolen Horse                                                Welk Musical Theatre
International that work to get                                      “My Way” A Musical
lost and stolen horses back to                                      Tribute to Frank Sinatra
their owners. It is very                                            If you loved Sinatra’s music
difficult to reunite a horse                                        you won’t want to miss this
with an owner without a solid      Hidden Meadows Area              show – they’re doing FIFTY-
form of identification. These      ARO Annual Community             SIX (56) songs!!! ARO has
organizations work directly        Luau                             blocked 30 seats @ $35 each
with HorseTrac™.                   One of the best parts of         for the October 22nd Sunday
HorseTrac™ is actually             putting on a community event     Matinee (performance only).
proactive. Once the owner          is the camaraderie you           We have 25 confirmed
reports their horse lost or        experience when working          reservations and 3 tentative
stolen, HorseTrac™ goes to         together to make it happen,      reservations. If you’d like to
work. They put the horse on        and this event was truly         go too, but you haven’t made
the “hot list” and start calling   special. So many individuals     your reservation, hurry while
all the facilities around the      contributed to the success of    there’s still time to request
country, informing local           this SOLD OUT event. For         additional seats. Don’t delay
authorities and organizations      many, it was not their first     – call Gwen Herbert @ 751-
of your lost horse. In the         effort, but several fearless     1857 today!
event of a disaster like flood     “newbies” jumped in to help
or fire, they work side-by-        out too. To each & every one     Welk Christmas Show
side with evacuation officials     I’d like to express my sincere   If you think you’ve “been
to help displaced horses.          appreciation for your            there, done that”, please
They will also have a website      generosity of spirit, whether    remember that each Welk
set up during the disaster         it was time, money,              Christmas Show is a
where people can get info          creativity, ingenuity, or just   different, unique show and
and post lost animals.             plain hard work – I thank you    they are always enjoyable
Another thing to consider is       one & all. For myself,           and family oriented. Because
that the Deer Springs Large        sharing the tasks with old       this is a very popular event at
Animal Evacuation                  friends while making new         Welk, seats tend to go
Committee owns a chip              friends too, made this one of    quickly as the holidays
scanner, and has a database        our best Special Events yet.     approach. ARO has blocked
for storing animal                 I’ll look forward to working     20 seats @ $45 for the
information which will be          with you again – and to          December 3rd Sunday
able to help our local large       making even more new             Matinee (performance only).
animal owners with tracking        friends with the next event.     If you’d like to go, please call
and recovery if an event           Hidden Meadows Summer            Gwen Herbert @ 751-1857.
should arise.                      Food Drive                       ARO Cookbooks
Please consider joining us for
the upcoming Large Animal          Thank you Hidden                 Yes, we still have
Microchip Clinic on                Meadows.                         cookbooks for sale!
September 9th. At the event         Our one-day food drive on        If you’ve never seen the
we will also be taking digital     Saturday, August 5th, was a      Hidden Meadows
photos of all the animals for      true success -- in only five     Community Cookbook,
the owner’s records and to         hours (9AM til 3PM) we           Millennium Edition then you
add to our database. As a side     received 400 pounds of non-      may not realize what a great
note, anyone who already has       perishable food for              value it is. Originally $12.50,
their animal chipped and is        Escondido Interfaith Council.    now only $5.00 while
not enrolled in HorseTrac,         They were so thankful; it        quantities last. It has a hard
don’t panic we can get you         seems that August is one of      cover, 3-ring binder format
enrolled with your current         the worst months of the year     with color dividers & lots of
chip for a small fee.              for food donations and they      great tips for both novice &
Advanced sign-up is                were in dire straits. This was   veteran cooks, and 300 tried
required. Call either Rod          the first time we’ve held a      & true recipes from your
Chapin at 760-415-3398 or          food drive in mid-summer,        Hidden Meadows friends &
Georgia Herman 760-855-            but we needn’t have been         neighbors. There must be
1641. Visit the Deer Springs       concerned because you            someone you know who
Fire Safe Council's website        wonderful residents of           would appreciate a great gift
for more information or to         Hidden Meadows came              like this -- and you’ll be
sign up on                         through as you always do.        supporting your community
line: www.deerspringsfiresaf       Please watch your                with each purchase. To
ecouncil.com.                      Meadowlark for the date, but     arrange to pick up your
                                   the plan is to hold the next     cookbooks, call Gwen
                                                                    Herbert at 751-4095. Please
make checks payable to          an evening of extraordinary      FRIENDS OF NIKI’S, pieces
ARO/Cookbook.                   talent featuring the young       from the private collection of
                                musicians of the SAN             Niki de Saint Phalle,
SAVE THE DATE                   DIEGO YOUTH                      including Tinguely and
ARO “Toys for Tots” Event,      SYMPHONY. The                    Calder, and in the third
Saturday morning, December      Symphony will celebrate its      gallery there is a delightful
9th                             60th Anniversary with            exhibit of decorated suitcases
Think TOYS… Think               special appearances by           from Sophie’s Gallery,
MARINES… Think                  MICHAEL VISCARDI,                entitled, PASSAGEWAYS,
FOOD… Think FUN… and            pianist and TINA GUO,            LIFE’S JOURNEY. Visit this
watch your Meadowlark for       cellist. Mr Viscardi will be     exhibit through October 1.
more information about being    entering Harvard University      The California Center for the
part of this upcoming event.    at the age of 17 in September    Arts, Escondido offers so
ARO 2007 Events                 and will make a special trip     much and there are so many
I’ve been giving some           to San Diego for this October    ways for you to participate.
thought to events & programs    performance. Miss Guo is a       There is a special opportunity
for next year and would         rising star who played with      due to a recent grant that has
sincerely appreciate your       the San Diego Youth              been received. Between now
feedback about this year’s      Symphony and is now at           and December your new
events and your input about     UCLA.                            membership of $250 and
what you’d like to do next      The event includes a pre-        above, or an upgrade of your
year. Please be thinking        performance wine tasting in      current $1,000 membership,
about this and let me know      the Center’s Museum and a        will be matched by a
over the next few               post-performance reception       CHALLENGE GRANT from
weeks. Please send emails to    and dinner. At the conclusion    THE PARKER
gwenherbert@cox.net.            of the dinner there will be a    FOUNDATION. Become a
                                special performance by the       new member or upgrade your
                                MINI TENORS. The Center          current membership by
LIFE AT THE                     continues to promote the         December of 2006 and have
CENTER                          talented youth of our region,    your money doubled! The
                                and all funds raised from this   Center is most grateful for
PIX 1                           important event will ensure      this opportunity to receive
DeAnna LoCoco                   further development of these     matching funds from THE
Member
                                programs. Contact Tina           PARKER FOUNDATION
CCAE Board of Trustees
                                Inscoe, Director of Individual   once again.
                                Giving and Special Events at     Life at The Center is thriving
Life at the California Center
                                839-6312 for the full Season     and always full of
for the Arts, Escondido is in
                                Fund Raiser package, or the      action. EXTRA! EXTRA!
full swing ready to usher in
                                Ticket Office, 1-800-988-        HOT OFF THE
the new 2006-2007
                                4253 for individual concert      WIRES! KRIS
performing arts season, “FOR
                                tickets.                         KRISTOFFERSON HAS
THE FUN OF IT”. The first
                                Wells Fargo Bank continues       JUST BEEN BOOKED!
performance is Friday,
                                its most generous gift to the    Mark your calendars for
September 22, with LEANN
                                community of FIRST               Friday, November 17 and get
RIMES.
                                WEDNESDAYS. This year            your tickets! And the beat
September also brings KID’S
                                the First Wednesday series       goes on at CCAE, the “Jewel
NIGHT OUT which features
                                expands to two performances,     of the North
a delightful new musical
                                one at 4 p.m and another at      County”… Come and join in
based on “Luann”, the comic
                                7p.m., in The Center             the fun!. For information call
strip. “LUANN – SCENES
                                Theater. These FREE              the Ticket Office at 1-800-
FROM A TEEN’S LIFE”
                                concerts are on a first come-    988-4253 or go online at
will be in The Center Theater
                                first served basis so arrive     www.artcenter.org. See you
on Friday, Saturday, and
                                early! September 6 kicks off     at The Center!
Sunday, September 15, 16
                                the new season with
and 17. On September 30, a
world premiere performance
                                TAPSOUNDS, great music           PADRES AND
of ALONZO KING’S LINES
                                and incredible dancing!          LITERACY
                                The Center Museum opened
BALLET debuts in The                                             PROGRAM
                                its new exhibit coinciding
Concert Hall. All tickets are                                    Gloria DeMent
                                with LUANN, the musical,
on sale through the Ticket
                                on July 29. LUANN AND
Office at 1-800-988-4253, or                                     Stoney and Gloria DeMent
                                FRIENDS: COMIC
online at www.artcenter.org.                                     have been Hidden Meadows
                                FAMILIES. The newspaper
CCAE’s new season will be a                                      residents for seventeen years
                                comic strip has the uncanny
heady year of varietal                                           and service providers for the
                                ability to mimic our
presentations. Music                                             San Diego Council on
                                lives. This unique exhibition,
spectrumming from classical                                      Literacy for much of that
                                featuring the work of Greg
to Japanese drumming to jazz                                     time as Literacy Directors for
                                Evans, Dean Young, Marcus
and voice, dance,                                                The Dyslexia Foundation and
                                Hamilton, Pat Brady, Cathy
performance art, drama, and                                      founders of Language
                                Guisewhite and Charles
humor, all, FOR THE FUN                                          Literacy Link, (LLL) non-
                                Shultz, addresses the theme
OF IT! The first classical                                       profit organizations. They
                                of familial relationships as
entry of the new season is on                                    have been full
                                portrayed in all its various,
Sunday, October 1, with our                                      time volunteers for 22 years.
                                and sometimes embarrassing,
12th SEASON OPENING                                              LLL has a newly formed
                                forms. In the large gallery
FUND RAISER. This will be                                        chapter based in North
                                there is a display of
County Inland where               COME GRILL THE                   COME AND
meetings are often held at the    CANDIDATE                        WATERCOLOR
Escondido Library Annex for       By JoAnn Pineau                  Pam Brasel
parents, preschool teachers,
                                  PIX 10
care-givers,                                                       Watercolor classes will be
professionals and any                                              starting again on Sept. 5th.
                                  Laurel Nicholson, a friend
persons who have an infant to                                      The classes are at the
                                  and neighbor in Hidden
preschool aged child in their                                      Pavilion from 12:00 to 3:00
                                  Meadows, is in the race for
lives. The focus is on the                                         each Tuesday. If you have
                                  State Assembly to represent
importance of early oral                                           painted before or have any
                                  the 66th District which
language development                                               desire to do watercolor,
                                  includes Hidden Meadows.
necessary for future reading                                       please come and join this fun
                                  Hear Laurel’s positions and
and academic success                                               group of painters. We do
                                  take this opportunity to vent
through talking, interaction                                       have a planned lesson for
                                  and be heard.
and easy daily activities that                                     anyone that wants, or just
will prepare a child to start                                      paint what you like with
school.                                                            assistance and critique. Feel
                                  Where and When:
                                  October 14th, 1:00pm-            free to call if you have any
The San Diego Council on                                           questions. Pam (760) 751-
                                  3:00pm at the Meadows
Literacy (SDCOL) has a very                                        9709
                                  Pavilion.
special event planned with
the Padres who are hosting a
game with the Arizona             Wine and cheese will be
                                  served.                          WE COME IN ALL
Diamondbacks.
                                                                   SIZES AND SHAPES
WHEN: Tuesday, September                                           JoAnn Pineau
19, 2006 at PETCO Park at 7       More than almost any other       PIX 16
p.m. Each SDCOL service           office, State Assembly affects
provider is asked to sell 50      our day to day lives by          See for yourself Wednesday
tickets for this event because,   passing legislation on taxes,
                                                                   and Friday at 9:00AM at the
the evening activities will       education, our environment,
                                                                   HMCC Pavilion. At the end
include an effort to beat the     the economy, health, and
                                                                   of September our winter
Guiness Book of                   public safety, and much
                                                                   exercise program will begin
Records regarding how many        more.                            at the Pavilion. We come in
thousand people read out                                           all sizes and shapes and laugh
loud at the same time.            Before Laurel started her own
                                                                   about it!
Participants will be given a      small business, she worked as
text to read for five minutes,    a senior executive at a
                                                                   Come join us for an all
all together. This will help      publicly-traded Fortune-500
                                                                   around exercise workout.
bring attention to the            Company. Laurel                  Our instructor will have
serious illiteracy problem in     understands business and         recommendations for any
San Diego County,                 sound business practices.
                                                                   special problems you may
                                  Married for 34 years, Laurel
highlighting solutions that are                                    have. - all the do’s and don’ts
available. The Dyslexia           and her husband Don have
                                                                   to help you with whatever it
Foundation has 51 seats in a      three grown children.
                                                                   is you need to work on.
section together and needs to
fill them with people who         The 66th Assembly District
                                                                   Terri Wedeking is certified
will enjoy saying, "I was         includes Hidden Meadows,
                                                                   for everything in exercise and
there when the Guiness Book       Valley Center, Fallbrook,
                                                                   teaches at all the athletic
of Records was broken!"           Rainbow, Bonsall and Julian
                                                                   clubs in Escondido;
(We hope and pray the             in San Diego County.             Escondido Athletic Club,
attempt will be successful!)      Hugging the I-15, it also        YMCA, Iceplex, etc. Terri
In any case, it will be fun to    includes large sections of
                                                                   has a program that
try!                              Riverside County including
                                                                   incorporates a number of
                                  the cities of Temecula,
                                                                   athletic routines to exercise
COST: Only $12 per seat.          Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and
                                                                   all essential parts of your
Call Stoney or Gloria at 751-     parts of Riverside.              body.
1127 for tickets. Don't miss
                                  Shelter-in-Place, Liberty
this important and                                                 We’ve been in the pool all
excitement-filled evening!        Quarry, Sunrise Power Line,
                                                                   summer and will move to the
Checks can be made out to         traffic, education, taxes,
                                                                   Pavilion for classes as soon
the San Diego Council on          aren’t you looking for
                                                                   as the weather is too cool.
Literacy or The Dyslexia          common sense solutions?          Last year we lasted until
Foundation. Any profits                                            early October. Come join us
made will go to community         Come, have a congenial glass
                                                                   Wednesdays and Fridays at
programs. You can enjoy the       of wine, and let’s talk
                                                                   the Hidden Meadows
events and help others at the     politics!
                                                                   Community Center Pavilion.
same time!                                                         Bring a mat or towel and
COME SIT WITH US!                                                  wear comfortable clothing.
                                                                   Call JoAnn Pineau for
                                                                   details and an estimated start
                                                                   date for the fall program,
                                                                   749-1796. Come join us, we
                                                                   come in all sizes and shapes.
THOUGHT FOR              Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO               ancestors had come to the
TODAY....                YOUR BODY AS YOU                 New World in the
Norma Stirens            AGE?                             seventeenth century, from the
                         A. WHEN YOU GET OLD,             small island of Ile
THIS YEAR HAS GONE       SO DO YOUR VOWELS                D’Yeu off the southwest
BY VERY QUICKLY AND      AND YOU GET                      coast of France. The four of
WITH THE START OF A      INTERCONTINENTAL.                us (Wayne and his Dottie, me
NEW SCHOOL YEAR                                           and my Dot) decided to
ALMOST HERE, I WENT      Q. WHAT HAPPENS TO A             check this out. So off we
THROUGH MY FILES         BOY WHEN HE REACHES              went, from late April to mid-
AND FOUND THIS EMAIL     PUBERTY?                         May this past spring. That
SENT TO ME BY A          A. HE SAYS GOODBYE               season, we found out, was the
FRIEND...IT IS VERY      TO HIS BOYHOOD AND               perfect time frame for seeing
APPROPRIATE AND          LOOKS FORWARD TO                 rural France. All was in
TIMELY...HOPE YOU        HIS ADULTERY.                    glorious bloom. Sunshine
WILL ALL ENJOY THESE                                      aplenty during the day, and
QUESTIONS AND            Q. HOW ARE THE MAIN              cool nights all the way.
ANSWERS, AND WILL        PARTS OF THE BODY
SHARE WITH YOUR          CATEGORIZED (i.e                 The diesel fueled Volvo
CHILDREN.....            abdomen)?                        station wagon we rented in
                         A. THE BODY IS                   Paris proved to be the ideal
CHILDREN'S SCIENCE       CONSISTED INTO THREE             auto for the long trip. Plenty
EXAM....                 PARTS..THE BRAINIUM,             of room for four plus
                         THE BORAX, AND                   baggage. It was very
Q. NAME THE FOUR         ABDOMINAL CAVITY.                comfortable, and great fuel
SEASONS.                 THE BRAINIUM                     economy.
A. SALT, PEPPER,         CONTAINS THE BRAIN;
MUSTARD AND              THE BORAX CONTAINS               We first drove south from
VINEGAR.                 THE HEART AND LUNGS,             Paris to Orleans. Thence
                         AND ABDOMINAL                    westward, through the
Q. EXPLAIN ONE OF THE    CAVITY CONTAINS THE              beautiful countryside of the
PROCESSES BY WHICH       FIVE BOWELS, A.E.I.O.            Loire Valley, to Fromentine
WATER CAN BE MADE        AND U.                           on the coast, southwest of
SAFE TO DRINK.                                            Nantes, where we took the
A. FLIRTATION MAKES      Q. WHAT IS THE FIBULA?           twice daily ferry to Ile
WATER SAFE TO DRINK      A. A SMALL LIE=20                D’Yeu. All on rural roads,
BECAUSE IT REMOVES                                        never the freeway (National
LARGE POLLUTANTS         Q. GIVE THE MEANING              Highway). On the way we
LIKE GRIT, SAND, DEAD    OF THE TERM'                     visited chateaux, including
SHEEP AND CANOEISTS.     "CAESAREAN SECTION'              Chambord, Chenenceau and
                         A. THE CAESAREAN                 Amboise, saw ancient
Q.HOW IS DEW FORMED?     SECTION IS A DISTRICT            villages and farms, drank lots
A. THE SUN SHINES        IN ROME.                         of good wine and filled up on
DOWN ON THE LEAVES                                        delicious seafood. George
AND MAKES THEM           Q. WHAT DOES THE                 and Wayne concentrated on
PERSPIRE.                WORD BENIGN MEAN?                mussels -- several hundred of
                                                          them. Sometimes they
Q. HOW CAN YOU           A. BENIGN IS WHAT YOU            switched to fresh oysters
DELAY MILK TURNING       WILL BE AFTER YOU BE             instead. The cuisine was
SOUR?                    EIGHT.                           good, the bread plentiful and
A. KEEP IT IN THE COW.                                    superb.
                         THE MEADOW
Q. WHAT CAUSES THE       TRAVELERS                        Our four relaxed days on the
TIDES IN THE OCEAN?      Editor’s note: We want           Ile D’Yeu exposed us to the
A. THE TIDES ARE A       pictures of your travels to      slow life of a small fishing
FIGHT BETWEEN THE        share with the readers.          community off the mainland.
EARTH AND THE MOON.      Please e-mail your pictures      We walked everywhere, or
ALL WATER TENDS TO       to: langpaps@yahoo.com ,         took the bus through or
FLOW TOWARDS THE         or send pictures (they will be   around the island. Eleven
MOON, BECAUSE THERE      returned) to: Sally Langpap      minutes got us to the
IS NO WATER ON THE       28218 Glenmeade Way,             other side. Wayne did his
MOON, AND NATURE         Escondido, Ca. 92026.            genealogical research,
HATES A VACUUM. I        Please give a brief              assisted by Dot, at the City
FORGOT WHERE THE         description of your              Hall in Joinsville and at the
SUN JOIN IN THE THIS     destination.                     hamlet of St. Sauveur. We
FIGHT.                                                    left the island with some of
                                                          the information we had come
                         TOOLIN’ AROUND
Q. WHAT ARE STEROIDS?                                     for, but also with a lot of
                         FRANCE                           fresh seafood and wine inside
A. THINKS FOR KEEPING
                         By George Silides & Dot          us, plus happy memories.
CARPETS STILL ON THE
STAIRS.                  Perry
                         PIX 11 & 12                      Returning to the mainland we
                                                          drove north over the
                         Our neighbor, Wayne              St.Nazaire Bridge, and
                         Fontaine, discovered that his    through Brittany, towards the
Allied invasion sites along       light dessert to enjoy on those    MISCELLANEOUS
the Normandy Coast. Our
                                  last few warm evenings.            FOR SALE
route took us to St. Malo, the
ancient battlements of            CALIFORNIA
Cherbourg, the monastery at       GINGERED FRUIT                     Bar Stools
                                                                     Light maple with back (looks
Mont St. Michel, and to           SALSA SUNDAES                      like a tall chair). $50 for
Bayeux. From Bayeux, St.
                                  Submitted by Mike                  each bar stool. Phone 751-
Mere Eglise and vicinity, we
visited the invasion sites        Hammer                             0480.
along the Normandy Beach,
several museums and               1/2 cup picked over                2 Chairs
monuments and, most               raspberries                        Two oak bar-height chairs,
important and meaningful of       2 tbsp sugar                       dark blue upholstery, brass
all, the American Cemetery        1 firm-ripe small mango            foot rests. Substantial, nice
at Colleville. Nothing will       6 large strawberries               looking, $50 each. 749-2673
prepare one for the thousands     1/2 pineapple
of crosses, “row-on-row’. As      3 to 4 tbsp minced                 Chest
we walked among the grave         crystallized ginger, or to taste   Antique (1930’s) wooden
markers we noted, here and        1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar           two-drawer side chest with
there, that the Star of David     1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt       rotating mirror (seen by
and the Crescent had their                                           antique dealer and valued at
numbers too. Brothers united      In a bowl coarsely crush the       $80-100. $50 749-2673
in service and in death.          raspberries with the sugar and
No one visiting France            let stand for 5 minutes. Finely    Chipper/Shredder
should fail to visit the          dice mango and strawberries.       Yard Machine 6.5 Hp. It
cemetery; in grateful thanks,     Finely dice enough pineapple       features a 3 way feed,
and for a personal, moving        to measure 1/2 cup. Add            dedicated chipper chute, a
experience.                       diced fruit, ginger and            drop down rake chute and
On our way back to Paris we       balsamic to the raspberries,       drop in hopper. All modes
detoured via Honfleur. What       stirring to combine. Scoop         easily bag your leaf and
a happy surprise. This is the     frozen yogurt into 4 sundae        garden clippings. It has a 3”
prettiest village we saw in       dishes and top with the salsa.     chipping capacity 3-way
France or, indeed, anywhere                                          system. $300 749-7505
on our European travels. The
seafood matched the scene.                                           Computer Desk
                                  CLASSIFIED ADS                     Corner computer desk that is
Back in Paris for a few days,     Free two month run to all          spacious. 38” high, 48” wide
we tried to see some of the       Hidden Meadows residents.          and 24” deep. Will provide
things tourists see in Paris,     Email Sally @                      free programs as well. 749-
including the Eiffel Tower,       langpaps@yahoo.com. If             9976.
Notre Dame Cathedral, Le          you don’t have e-mail, call
Pont Alexandre (bridge),          297-1050. If you wish to           2 Desks
monuments, museums, night         remove your ad before two          Classic roll top desk (oak),
boat tour, etc. We ended up       months have passed, please         46”high, 50” wide, 32” deep.
with a great bargain hop-on,      notify Sally. The deadline         $325 OBO
hop-off bus tour of the entire    for the next Meadowlark is         An antique student desk $125
city.                             Sept. 18th.                        OBO Both desks in very
                                                                     good condition. 297-1180.
We met with kindness and          REAL ESTATE
courtesy everywhere. At                                              Electric Organ
hotels, in restaurants, on the                                       Yamaha Electone B-40 organ
                                  Home for Sale
road, whether city or hamlet.                                        with bench. 2 keyboards plus
                                  Single family home on 2.6
People helped us with the                                            pedals. $30 OBO. Call 749-
                                  acres, has incredible views to
language and with directions,                                        7023
                                  the north and east. A new
even going out of their way
                                  650 sq. ft. Trex deck makes
to do so. It was a great trip.
                                  this a great entertainment
                                                                     Happy Pet Sitting, etc.
Try it. You will like it!                                            Pet Sitting, Plant and Water
                                  home. There is plenty of
                                  room inside and out. The           Care, Feed Fish. Meadow
                                  nearest neighbor is hundreds       residents only. Excellent
                                                                     references. 716-4002
RECIPES FROM                      of yards away! Photo gallery
THE MEADOWS                       is at:
                                  wwwDynamiteService.com/2           Headboard
Please share your favorite                                           Pecan wood king-size
                                  8993
recipes with our readers.                                            headboard and matching two-
Submit them to:                                                      drawer bedside tables.
langpaps@yahoo.com,                                                  Beautiful wood, custom glass
Escondido, Ca. 92026 or           Timeshare
                                                                     tops on the tables. $75 for
mail to 28218 Glenmeade           Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort,
                                                                     all. 749-2673
Way                               RCI Gold Crown rated, week
                                  11, 2nd floor courtyard,
                                  $4500. Owner will split
                                                                     Horse Trailer
With the summer not quite         closing, escrow and title fees.    2 horse straight load BP 1988
                                  740-5502.                          Circle J Mark. Very well
over, this is a simple cool and
                                                                     maintained. TB size. Slide
                                                                     out saddle racks, padded
interior walls, new tires.       Miscellaneous Items
$2800 751-8789.                  Small yard waste shredder-
                                 $20, exercise bike-$30, tilt
Hospital Bed                     top side table-$10, gym
Hospital bed in good             mat 5' x 10'-$50 760 749-
condition. Headboard             3962
included or separate. 9’ in
length. Side tables with
                                 Piano
storage included. Come see
                                 Wurlitzer Spinet piano with
and make offer. 749-1334
                                 bench, walnut finish. Great
                                 for student. Very good
Lamps                            condition. $425. OBO. 297-
2 tabletop desk lamps, $10       1180
each. 2 brass tabletop lamps
with shades, $15 Assorted        Pool Service
desktop lamps, $5 749-2673       Hidden Meadows resident
                                 will provide weekly pool and
Lamp Table                       spa maintenance and repairs.
Light maple wood lamp            Family owned/operated. Free
table, 25” square by 24” tall.   estimates. 390-3885.
Asking $50. Phone 751-           www.cascadepool@hotmail.c
0480.                            om
Meadowlake Charter Golf          Trestle Table
Membership                       Update your dining space
Golf Membership at               with a lovely southwest-style
Meadowlake Golf Course for       trestle table with 8
$1,000 Call Brian @ 419-         comfortable upholstered arm
1637.                            chairs that accompany the set
                                 $200. 749-2673.
Miscellaneous Items
Piano $200, fireplace insert-
                                 Utility Trailer
$175, push mower- $30,
                                 4X8 foot folding Utility
sturdy desk- $60, window -
                                 Trailer. Ideal for motorcycle
$30, light bridge-free, small
                                 or small equipment. Hauls
shedder - $20 749-3962
                                 up to 1000 pounds. All new
                                 lights and wiring. Plywood
Miscellaneous Items              deck. $140. 749-7505
Oak Desk 44"x28" center
drawer, side book storage
$350
                                 Washer and Dryer
                                 Dryer is electric.
4 English Oak pub chairs         Remodeling. Large capacity,
padded $240                      runs good. $150. OBO for
                                 both. 749-8895
Mahogany Rocker spindle
back & arms $160                 Weber Kettle
                                 Supplement your summer
2 Round Oak 48" tables,          BBQ surface with an extra
great for Kitchen . One is       Weber Kettle! Large kettle
skirted with claw feet $500.     $20. Small apartment size
One is solid oak plain $200      (portable for picnics or
                                 beach) $10. 749-2673
Antique School Desk and
Chair $125                       FREE ITEMS
                                 Free Firewood
Oak Kitchen Table with fold      Eucalyptus- cut to length.
away center leaf and 4           You Haul!
oak chairs, approx 46"x32"       Call Len @ 638-0989
$500

Electric lift chair, blue,
beautiful condition $100

Stained Glass Windows:
Large $150 - Small $110

Childs Oak School Desk with
drawers, no chair $145

Great Work Bench approx
28"x74" $45. 760-749-2615
if no answer leave msg.

				
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