Ridge Pet Clinic, we accept you as our family and your pets are our pets. As your pet's owner, caretaker, and best friend
you are the key to a long and happy life for your pet. With loving and sensible home care, your furry friend can live with
you for well over a decade.
Our aim is to assist you in achieving that goal. But when accident or illness strikes,
we are also here with the high quality veterinary medicine you would expect to get your pet back on track, or with a referral
to quality board-certified specialists for advanced medical care. Dr. Ellie Newcomb and her staff will take the time to explain
recommended tests and treatments, and answer any questions that you may have. You will not feel you are just a number on an
impersonal list of patients here.
Each member of our friendly staff has an enduring love of animals. We dedicate our
every task to ensuring that your pets receive attention, compassion, and medical expertise. Our staff recognizes the deep
bond between owners and their pets and we treat our furry clients as if they were our very own.
Our dedication to
the dogs & cats of Valley Center is further evident by our low-cost spay and neuters, as well as our monthly Shot Clinics
held at Joe's Country Feed & Pet. We strongly believe in the importance of vaccinating, spaying and neutering and we are
dedicated to making these services affordable to our community.
Our facilities are modern and easily accessible with
separate treatment rooms for cats and dogs. We are centrally located in the heart of Valley Center, across from the water
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English Heritage Builders is a Valley Center-based Full Service Contractor.
With more than 24 years in the building game in two countries, Arthur DeMunnik, owner/ operator offers the perfect blend
of English Craftsmanship and American ingenuity. Before moving to the U.S. with his wife, Arthur restored historical buildings
throughout England. He is a Master craftsman in painting and wallpaper and a licensed General Contractor.
"Our work is about quality. We pride ourselves on work designed
to last. We use the best materials available and our crew is not only skilled, but each person is hand-picked for their impeccable
work ethics," said DeMunnik.
English Heritage Builders offers start-to-finish solutions for every project. They specialize
in interior or exterior home renovations, including bathroom and kitchen remodeling, home additions, garages and more.
They can also help you maintain your property, HOA, or commercial property
with their preventive maintenance packages. English Heritage Builders can remodel, repair, or provide new construction for
your home or business. They pride themselves on having some of the best finish work around, including: finish carpentry,
painting (including faux finishes), wallpapering (including lincrusta) and decorative tile.
Give English Heritage a call today and schedule an appointment to get your
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Headlines & Happenings
Search for Missing 18 Year Old
UPDATE 7/27/14: Missing
woman located. Andrea Bagalini, the 18 year old pregnant female that was reported missing on 7-26-2014, has been located.
Andrea voluntarily left the Escondido area, and did not desire to disclose her whereabouts to her immediate family members.
She has assured our investigators that she is fine. The local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction met Andrea personally
to verify that she was fine.
The Escondido Police Department is investigating a missing persons case and is asking for
anyone with information to call Escondido Police.
Nicole Bagalini, an 18 year old Escondido resident was reported missing today and was last seen at about 3:30PM on the east
end of Escondido. Relatives state that Andrea was expected to walk to a friend's apartment in the 1500 block of East
Grand Avenue from her home, but she never arrived. Andrea was communicating with friends via text messages later in
the day but did not provide her location. Relatives and police have been unable to reach her by her cell phone. It
is unknown at this time if Andrea is missing voluntarily and if she is in need of medical attention. Andrea is about
8 months pregnant and Escondido Police are utilizing all investigative tools and resources to attempt to locate Andrea. Detectives
from the Family Protection Unit have been called in to take over the investigation.
Andrea is described as white female, 5'6'', 195lbs, brown hair and brown eyes. Andrea was last
seen wearing a dark red hoodie, blue t-shirt and blue jeans.Anyone with any information should call the Escondido Police Department
On July 25, 2014 the Escondido Police Department
conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver's License Checkpoint in the area of Avenida del Diablo and Valley Parkway.
a new state law, drivers whose ONLY offense was being UNLICENSED to drive were given the opportunity to locate the registered
owner of the vehicle to either take or assign possession of the vehicle to a licensed driver. 12 vehicles were released to
the owner or a designated driver. During the checkpoint, 3 vehicles were impounded.
Following are other results from this event:
- 1225 vehicles drove through the checkpoint
- 696 vehicles were screened in primary.
- 1 FST was conducted, resulting in 0 DUI arrests
- 42 vehicles were sent to secondary screening (drivers
who could not produce a driver's license or who were suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
- 20 total citations were issued during the checkpoint.
(4 for suspended license and 12 for unlicensed driver, 6 for no insurance.)
- Educational material was distributed regarding DUI problems.
Funding for this operation is provided by a grant
from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Western Days Controversy
Continues Over $15,000 County Grant
By Trina West
The Valley Center Parks and Recreation District
Board Meetings had all seats filled for both the June 18 and July 16 meetings. At each meeting, local residents expressed
concern over the handling of $15,000 of taxpayer monies by this year's event coordinator Dana Chisholm.
The Valley Center Parks and Recreation District
was awarded $15,000 from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program (NRP) for the 2014 Western Days festival ("Western Days
Grant"). The Neighborhood Reinvestment Program "provides grant funds to County departments, public agencies, and
to non-profit community organizations for one-time community, social, environmental, educational, cultural or recreational
needs." The program allows for public agencies to apply for funding for "programs and projects that benefit the
community and enhance the region's quality of life." The program prohibits the use of grant funds for "private purposes
Center Parks & Recreation is listed on the County of San Diego website as the recipient of the $15,000, the grant was
requested by Valley Center Press Publisher Dana Chisholm. As a for-profit business, Valley Center Press did not qualify to
receive the funds directly and therefore needed to be sponsored by VC Parks and Recreation. While the grant does reference
Ms. Chisholm's pending application for a 501(c)(3) under the name of Chisholm Family Foundation, the pending-status was not
sufficient to qualify Ms. Chisholm for the grant.
On May 20, 2014 the County Supervisors voted to approve a $15,000 grant for the Western Days festival "to make
one-time equipment and supply purchases for the Valley Center Western Days event on Saturday, May 24, 2014 such as breakable
windows and bottles [for the Marshall's Posse], trash cans, cups, napkins, banners, printing of magazines and programs, purchasing
of sound equipment and tables and chairs, as well as ribbons for kids and t-shirts."
On the agenda for the June 18, 2014 VC Parks and Recreation Board
Meeting was the subject of Western Days to be presented by Ms. Chisholm. As such, a large number of concerned citizens, including
local business owners and volunteers from local organizations, attended expecting to hear how Ms. Chisholm had spent the $15,000
of taxpayer money. Instead, Ms. Chisholm stated she was "sorry to disappoint" but would not be recapping Western
Days 2014. She was there to request that the District waive the $3,000 facility rental fee she had contracted to pay for Western
Days 2014, She stated she was told upfront that she would only be required to pay this fee if the event made any money. District
General Manager Doug Johnsen confirmed that such a discussion had taken place; however, he said that was prior to her receiving
the $15,000 grant and asked that the facility rental fee be paid with those funds. Ms. Chisholm replied, "We can't [pay
the rental fee] out of this grant. The County NRP funds can only buy stuff."
General Manager Johnsen then referenced the grant description of
allowable expenditures and asked if tables and chairs had been purchased. Ms. Chisholm replied that she had in fact purchased
tables and chairs and was storing them along with other Western Days items. General Manager Johnsen then stated that if Ms.
Chisholm was not intending to pay the $3,000 facility rental fee, she should at least give the District the tables and chairs
that were paid for by monies awarded to VC Parks and Recreation for public use and benefit. Ms. Chisholm laughed at this request
and stated, "OK, so I'll tell you what, after the $15,000 is spent for everything we have...if we have anything left
over I'll be happy to let you buy whatever you want."
When questioned directly by local residents about the handling of the 2014 Western Days festival, Ms.
Chisholm's response was "put it in writing." The Western Days discussion ended with many unanswered questions.
The July 16, 2014 VC Parks and Recreation
Board Meeting was once again packed with citizens concerned about the disbursement of the 2014 Western Days Grant. General
Manager Doug Johnsen presented the General Manager's Report stating, "We have not received any money from the grant yet.
It is supposed to come here first and then we will distribute it to the Valley Center Press." He also stated that in
the process of finalizing the Western Days grant the County discovered that receipts for a 2012 Concert in the Park grant
were still outstanding from the District. The County contacted the VC Parks and Recreation District on Thursday, June 19 and
by Monday, June 23 the receipts, supporting documentation and a check for unused funds in the amount of $1,700 were sent to
General Manager Johnsen
told the board he remains in regular contact with County grant officials, Jake Enriques and Josh Ramirez. Both have agreed
to work closely with General Manager Johnson throughout the payout process which typically takes an estimated 4-6 weeks. General
Manager Johnsen informed the board that the County Supervisors are aware of what is going on in Valley Center and stated this
could jeopardize future grant awards.
Manager Johnsen then informed the board that several of the receipts submitted by Ms. Chisholm in justification of the $15,000
Western Days Grant did not appear compliant with the purpose of the Grant as stated by the County (referenced at the beginning
of this article). Ms. Chisholm's receipts included $1,600 for Food Truck beer and wine supplies and equipment; $2,500 for
postage to mail the Valley Center Press Magazine; $1,500 for an insurance policy; as well as a receipt for equipment rentals
from Clairemont Equipment. As pointed out by General Manager Johnsen, the stated purpose of the grant does not specifically
allow for any of these items. Ms. Chisholm herself made it clear at the June 18 meeting that the NRP grant does not cover
rental fees when she explained why she could not pay VC Parks and Recreation their facility rental fee.
General Manager Johnsen stated that Ms. Chisholm
demanded he issue her a Cashier's Check in the amount of $15,000 based on the receipts she had submitted by the end of that
week even though VC Parks and Recreation had yet to receive the grant monies from the County. Unless otherwise directed by
the board, General Manager Johnsen said he was not willing to front monies from the VC Parks and Recreation budget given the
uncertainly of Ms. Chisholm's expenditure compliance.
Board Director Tom Bumgardner then publicly chastised General Manager Johnsen saying, "You
are ultimately responsible so we don't have to hear all of this. You need to just do what you're supposed to be doing
in your job." General Manager Johnsen was clearly taken aback and stated that he was being harassed daily by Ms. Chisholm
for the $15,000, to which Board Director Bumgardner replied, "Call your attorney." When General Manager Johnsen
asked Board Director Bumgardner why he needed an attorney for performing his job for the District, he received no response.
The board received questions from the community
including: Why were checks written for Western Days in the name of Valley Center Press? Why was Valley Center Press allowed
to comingle Western Days monies with their business revenue? What exactly is the process for receiving and disbursing grant
funds? Can VC Parks and Recreation wait to disburse funds until the Chisholm Family Foundation receives tax exempt status?
Will future grant awards be jeopardized if VC Parks and Recreation pays Ms. Chisholm the $15,000 and she does not reimburse
the vendors with the grant monies as promised? Will a complete income and expense report for the Western Days 2014 festival
be reviewed prior to funding the Western Days Grant? Can Valley Center Press use grant monies to pay for the printing of the
Valley Center Magazine while also selling advertising to pay for the printing? Where are the receipts for the tables and chairs
that Ms. Chisholm stated she had purchased with the grant money?
While most of questions could not be answered by the board, General Manager Johnsen said he
would address the specific concerns with the County grant officials. He stated that once the County goes through the receipts,
they will issue a check for the approved amount and then General Manager Johnsen will cut a check to the Valley Center press.
Meanwhile, Ms. Chisholm continues
to request immediate payment from the VC Parks and Recreation reserves and is now also demanding taxpayer monies be used to
pay her interest charges that are now in excess of $3,000, The formula Ms. Chisholm is using to justify $3,000 of interest
for a $15,000 grant that has yet to be funded by the County is unknown.
The July 16 meeting ended much the same as the June 18 meeting with many questions remaining
Two Squirrels Test
Positive for Plague on Palomar Mountain
Two squirrels trapped
in routine monitoring at an empty outdoor school on Palomar Mountain have tested positive for plague, prompting San Diego
County officials to remind people to take simple steps to protect themselves when camping and hiking.
you're enjoying the outdoors, just remember - don't feed or play with squirrels; don't play near squirrel burrows or set up
your tents around them; and report dead squirrels to camp rangers," said San Diego County Environmental Health Director
The squirrels were trapped on property at Camp Palomar Outdoor School, which was undergoing summer
maintenance and not scheduled to be used by campers until Aug. 25.
Environmental health vector control crews will dust squirrel burrows on the property to kill fleas that can transmit
plague from squirrels and rodents to people, conduct additional trapping and monitoring, and post signs to warn visitors to
It is common to find plague
in the region, and the County's Vector Control Program routinely monitors flea populations at campgrounds and takes action
to reduce flea numbers when the disease is found.
is a bacterial disease that mainly affects wild rodents, but it can be spread to people when fleas feed on the blood of a
sick animal and then bite humans, or when people such as hunters handle tissue or body fluids of infected animals.
People who contract plague can become very sick and even
die unless they are treated quickly with antibiotics. Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever, chills and tender swollen
County officials said people who
visit or stay in rural mountain areas should look for plague warning signs and always take simple precautions to ensure they
don't come into contact with plague-carrying fleas:
- Avoid contact with ground
squirrels, chipmunks and other wild animals.
- Do not feed, touch or handle wild animals.
- Do not rest, camp
or sleep near animal burrows in the ground.
- Do not touch sick or dead animals.
- Protect your pets by keeping
them on a leash; Use flea control, or, best of all, leave pets at home.
your doctor immediately if you become sick within a week of visiting an area known to have plague.
2nd Annual Bark
for Life of Valley Center
Come out to the 2nd Annual Bark For Life
in Valley Center and help us tell cancer it BARKED up the wrong tree!! The event will be held at Bates Nut Farm, Saturday,
September 20th, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony starting
at 9:00 a.m.
The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is an irresistible way to partner with your canine best friend
and make new friends - canine & human. Families and their dogs come together for a few hours during the day and
complete a 1 mile walk to honor the care giving qualities of their canine "Best Friends".
We are honoring our Canine
Caregivers; Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, Rescue Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Police Dogs and Cancer Survivor Dogs who with their owners
are joining the American Cancer Society as Relay teams. They participate to celebrate cancer survivorship, to honor
people lost to cancer, and to fundraise in support of the American Cancer Society mission of eliminating cancer through research,
education, advocacy, and service.
The advantage of the BARK is that we have fun fundraising with our best buddies
our dogs! There will also be Doggie games & a dress up contest, Doggie demos, Food & Vendors.So bring your best canine
friend and join us for a fun-filled day starting with a walk, and then continuing with demonstrations, contests and games.
If you would like to sponsor this event or be a vendor please send an email to Lori Lallo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Emergency Dispatch
System for Valley Center
July 21, 2014 - In a joint press release today,
Rincon Reservation Fire Chief Michael Fisher, San Pasqual Reservation / Valley Center Fire Protection District Fire Chief
Harold Rodriguez and Mercy Medical Transportation, Inc. announced the successful transition of Mercy Medical Transportation,
Rincon Reservation Fire Department, San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department, and the Valley Center Fire Protection District
to the North Comm. Emergency Dispatch System effective July 01, 2014.
North County Dispatch Joint Powers Authority, commonly referred to as North Comm.,
provides fire and medical emergency dispatch services to most fire departments in North San Diego County.
Fire Chief's reported after thorough research into long term cost
and effectiveness of available dispatch systems, North Comm. is able to provide state of the art technology and allows smaller
agencies to receive the benefits of a larger fire communications system and 24/7 technical support.
These services include processing emergency and non-emergency calls
for service for fire, medical, and private security, pre-arrival emergency medical instructions, dynamic dispatch capabilities
of field units via a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD)/Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) system. This allows for customization
of responses based on operational needs, vehicle accountability, closest unit response, and provides another layer for firefighter
Photo: San Pasqual Reservation
Fire Captain Richard Vance demonstrates the Northcomm Fire Communications System in Valley Center Engine 1611.
So I Was Thinking..."My
Magic Bag of Tricks"
By Phyllis Knight
Years ago, when I was proficient at juggling
many tasks, I started putting my make-up on in the car to save time. Being the busy wife, mother, employee and college student
that I was back then, saving that ten minutes often proved critical. Although the years have passed and my children are grown
and I'm no longer an employee or in school, I still cling to that habit. It doesn't matter if I'm the driver or a passenger,
once underway, I pull out my magic bag of tricks and start juggling.
A running joke in my family is that the amount of make-up I have
on upon arrival at my destination is dependent upon how many red lights are hit on the way. (For the record, I never put it
on while actually driving...uh, hardly ever...well, occasionally...umm, okay, since that record is clearly broken, let's move
on.) That is why I call my make-up kit my magic bag of tricks - if I can arrive somewhere without smeared lipstick, uneven
eye shadow and not look like Bozo the Clown...it's magic! The trick part is not dumping the bag's contents all over the car
in the process. (My husband likes to remind me that it does have a ZIPPER.) One can hardly blame him, though, as
he has had to retrieve more than his share of tubes, bottles and brushes that have been dumped at his feet.
The reason I bring all this up is the other day
I was driving to a meeting at church and I reached into my bag and drew out the wrong color of lipstick. (Cotton Candy Pink
with my coral-colored dress? In the words of Paul, "May it never be!") So, I dropped the lipstick back in the bag
and blindly reached in again and pulled out...the same tube of wrong color! I went through this exercise one more, nay two
more times before it finally dawned on me, take the wrong one out of the mix! Duh! Seems so simple in hindsight.
So I was thinking...
How often do we keep pulling the wrong "whatever" out of
the bag in our lives because we continue to allow it to be an option? Specifically, I'm talking about in our relationships
- with God and with each other. Whatever it is, if it's not acceptable or appropriate, why don't we just remove it from the
mix? Why drop it back in our bag only to be pulled out again and used against each other? Sort of like putting lipstick on
a pig - it serves no purpose, except to get it riled up.
Some older friends of ours shared with us how early in their marriage they decided to put God first in
their lives and one way they would do that was to be in church every Sunday. Period. Having made that decision,
that took the "Are we going today?" option forever out of the mix.
The same holds true in all our relationships. If we have removed the wrong responses
(anger, bitterness, jealousy, disrespect, untruthfulness, etc.) from the mix, they are no longer handy to pull out and use
against each other when we are upset. Likewise, if our bag is stocked with belittling phrases, hurtful memories, unresolved
issues, unforgiveness, resentment, etc. - all the make-up in the world will never paint a happy face on that.
If we, as Christians, truly love God and others
the way we are commanded to, wouldn't we want to run to Jesus to dump the negative things from our bag at His feet?
He alone can cover the blemishes we carry from the past and is our foundation for the present and future. It is not
magic, but abiding by biblical truth that is the trick to setting us free. If we can do that, then improving our relationships
- like my right shade of lipstick - well, it's in the bag.
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But
just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."
Now that you have purified yourselves by
obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you
have been born again not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 1 Peter 1:14-
Notice from VCMWD
Regarding the Mandatory Water Use Restrictions Adopted by the State
Due to the deepening statewide drought, Governor
Brown directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory Emergency Water Conservation Regulations which
were adopted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
At this time, the new water conservation regulations do not involve mandatory
percentage use reductions or allocations measured against a base period or specific allocation.
Earlier this year, action
was taken by the Valley Center Municipal Water District to call for a Level 1 "Water Supply Shortage "Watch"
Condition of its Water Shortage Response Plan. With the state's actions yesterday, previously voluntary conservation measures
will become mandatory, and are as follows:
1. Stop washing down paved surfaces, including but not limited to sidewalks,
driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or patios, except when it is necessary to alleviate safety or sanitation hazards.
water waste resulting from inefficient landscape irrigation, such as runoff, low head drainage, or overspray, etc. Similarly,
stop water flows onto non-targeted areas, such as adjacent property, non-irrigated areas, hardscape, roadways, or structures
residential and commercial landscape before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. only (does not apply to agricultural irrigation).
a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle or bucket to water landscaped areas, including trees and shrubs
located on residential and commercial properties that are not irrigated by a landscape irrigation system.
nursery and commercial grower's products before 10:00 a.m. and after 4:00 p.m. only. Watering is permitted at any time
with a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle, a bucket, or when a drip/micro-irrigation system/equipment
is used. Irrigation of nursery propagation beds is permitted at any time. Watering of livestock is permitted at
6. Use re-circulated water to operate ornamental fountains.
7. Wash vehicles using a bucket and a hand-held
hose with positive shut-off nozzle, mobile high pressure/low volume wash system, or at a commercial site that re-circulates
(recycles) water on-site. Avoid washing during hot conditions when additional water is required due to evaporation.
all water leaks within three (3) days of notification.
It is anticipated that the VCMWD Board of Directors will take action
to implement a Level 2 Water Supply Shortage "Alert" Condition in August, which will include enforcement through
a notification process and then progressive fines up to $500.00 for repeated and willful non-compliance.
the VCMWD Board has taken formal action in August, notices will be mailed to all District customers advising them of the mandatory
use provisions as well as the enforcement provisions. Staff will recommend to the Board that actual enforcement through fines
not start until September, 2014, providing customers a grace period to adjust to the new mandatory regulations.
the VCMWD web-site for updated information or contact them at 760-735-4500.
Program Seeks Valley Center Volunteers
Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San
Diego County, Inc., is a non-profit organization that partners with the Valley Center Fire and other surrounding Fire Departments,
as well as the Sheriff's Department to assist citizens in crisis following a tragic event.
We are currently seeking
committed citizens as crisis intervention program volunteers in the Valley Center region. Volunteers will be trained
to help fellow citizens who are in distress as a result of a traumatic event, such as an unexpected family death, victims
of fire, crime, flood, suicide, homicide, or other traumatic incidents. Volunteers will respond to 911 calls in the
Valley Center area. The first few hours after a traumatic event has occurred are very confusing for everyone involved
and the TIP volunteers are trained to provide the necessary emotional first aid and other temporary support until the persons
involved in the crisis are able to depend on family, friends, and others. This allows the emergency responders to return
to service more quickly and feel confident that the victim will receive the assistance needed.
TIP is holding a volunteer training academy beginning September 4 - September 18, 2014. The
academy costs $45 per person and is a 50-hour training on week nights and weekends. No prior experience is necessary.
Interested citizens must be at least 16 years of age and have automobile transportation, insurance, and a cell phone.
We are looking for adults and teens that are available for either day or night shifts. For a complete schedule
of training times and further information regarding volunteer requirements call the TIP office at 855-TIPSD-HELP, or see our
Valley Center Community
Chipping Day a Success!
This past Saturday, July 12th, 2014, the
Valley Center Fire Safe Council sponsored their continued "bring it and we'll chip it free day at the water district
property across from fire station 1 on Lilac Road.
The Valley Center Fire Safe Council holds these free chipping days
4 times a year and hopes to have one more ( to be announced ) in August.
More that 150 residents brought their brush down
to be chipped on Saturday, helping reduce the combustable fuels around their homes and making the community of Valley Center
safer from wildfire.
The funding for these free chipping days comes from grants that are secured by the volunteer
members of the Fire Safe Council.
For more information call the Valley Center Fire Protection District at 760-751-7600.
Fire Prevention Fee Funds New
Truck Trails in Valley Center
By Trina West
The Fire Prevention Fee is an annual fee that
was established by Assembly Bill X1 29 on July 7, 2011 to pay for fire prevention services within the State Responsibility
Area (SRA). The Fire Prevention Fee is charged to owners of habitable structures located within the SRA, which is composed
of areas that the State of California assumes financial responsibility for in wildfire prevention and suppression. Property
owners within city limits are not required to pay this fee.
The Fire Prevention Fee funds brush clearance activities that lessen the risk of wildfire within communities.
It also funds other fire prevention services including fire break construction, defensible space inspections, fire prevention
engineering, emergency evacuation planning, fire prevention education, fire hazard severity mapping, fire related law enforcement
and the implementation of the State Fire Plan.
Valley Center residents have expressed both confusion and frustration in regards to the Fire Prevention Fee due to
the lack of information and understanding with regards to its specific use towards wildfire prevention and suppression in
our community. Several residents have expressed concern that the funds generated by the Fire Prevention Fee simply build the
coffers in Sacramento and do nothing to serve Valley Center.
CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Cristina Williamson recently addressed this concern
with Valley Center Happenings. On a recent ride-along, Chief Williamson showed me the newly renovated Von Sangeren and
Bear Ridge Truck Trails funded by the Fire Prevention Fee. On a crew hike, Chief Williamson had noted that the trail
appeared to be an old truck trail. Upon further exploration, she realized the trail extended along the mountain ridge looping
from behind Ridge Ranch to the ridge above Woods Valley and over to Lake Wohlford. Upon discovering that the two truck
trails connected and created a solid loop along the ridge, Chief Williamson knew restoration of the truck trails would provide
CAL FIRE with an advantageous viewpoint of Valley Center and a strategic fire break resource.
As such, Chief Williamson requested and was granted Fire Prevention
Fee funds for the renovation of the truck trails. The project required CAL FIRE to obtain permission to access the trails
from property owners and an archeological review for the portion owned by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. CAL
FIRE was also required to comply with provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) including extensive application
and review processes. Upon approval, Chief Williamson applied the Fire Prevention Fee funding to transform a narrow, overgrown
trail (photos B & C) to a functional, clear truck trail accessible by CAL FIRE engines (photo A). Fire Prevention
Fee funds will also be utilized to maintain the truck trails as needed following erosion from rains.
In addition, Chief Williamson requested funding from the Fire Prevention
Fee to hire an inspection team that would assist local CAL FIRE firefighters with defensible space inspections and with efforts
to educate property owners on the importance of brush clearance along roadways and around structures. Local CAL FIRE engines
go out daily to perform defensible space inspections, logging over 700 inspections this last year; however, the area the local
CAL FIRE crews have to cover is extensive. As such, Chief Williamson utilized funds from the Fire Prevention Fee to hire an
inspection team dedicated to performing defensible space inspections along the Lilac and Anthony Road corridors for two weeks.
This part of Valley Center is considered a high wildfire risk area as it has been free from wildfires for a very long time,
resulting in the buildup of a high volume of brush and combustible materials.
Furthermore, Chief Williamson submitted a request for Fire Prevention Fee funding
of twenty educational road signs along Valley Center roadways to heighten wildfire awareness and aid in wildfire prevention.
The funding for the signs has not yet been received, however approval is considered likely.
While the Fire Prevention Fee remains challenged by taxpayers as
an illegal tax and is considered by some to be an unfair burden on back country property owners, Valley Center property owners
can be assured that a portion of the fees are in fact being spent on wildfire prevention and suppression in our town.
CAL FIRE, under the leadership of Chief Williamson, is dedicated to obtaining the maximum benefit possible within the scope
of the Fire Prevention Fee. The newly renovated truck trails are just the beginning of the Fire Prevention Fee projects
CAL FIRE has planned to keep Valley Center as safe as possible from future wildfire events.
Court Rules in Favor of School District
On July 7, 2014, the
Fourth District Court of Appeals upheld the lower court decision in the case of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp Interest
Group v. Valley Center Pauma Unified School District et al. The Appellate Court also ruled the School District is entitled
to costs on appeal.
The lawsuit was originally brought against the School District by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Interest Group
alleging violations of the Brown Act and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) after they demolished the Civilian Conservation
Corps barracks in March, 2013.
June, the lower court ruled in favor of the School District and the CCC filed an appeal with the Fourth District Cout of Appeals.
The Appellate Court decision
is final. Click here to read more about the case.
Person of Interest Wanted for Questioning Possibly Armed & Dangerous
UPDATE 7/13/14: Wyman
was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on July 11 at 9:20 p.m. San Diego Sheriff's Homicide and Fugitive Task Force
Detectives took custody of Wyman on July 12 and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility on a charge of murder.
7-8-14: The victim has been identified as Robert Joseph Evasick (5-3-1960). Mr. Evasick lived on the property
at 3625 Gopher Canyon Road. A person of interest has been identified in this case. Alexander Michael Wyman is wanted for questioning.
He also lives at the property and he and Mr. Evasick were acquaintances.
On July 4, 2014, at about 3:40 p.m., deputies responded to 3625 Gopher Canyon Road in unincorporated
Vista on a call to assist the fire department with a man down. When they arrived they found a man on the ground with traumatic
injuries. Paramedics attempted to revive the man but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death and the identity of the victim will be determined by the Medical
Examiner's Office. The case is being investigated by the Sheriff's Homicide Detail and Crime Laboratory personnel.
Alexander Michael Wyman has been identified as a PERSON OF INTEREST and is wanted
for questioning. Mr. Wyman is possibly ARMED AND DANGEROUS. If located, call 9-1-1. Do not attempt to contact or speak with
Alexander Michael Wyman
5'11, 200 lbs., Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes
Last seen wearing a White Padres T-Shirt and dark shorts
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858)
974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information
leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.REFER TO: San Diego Sheriff's Case #14133953
Donated to VCHS Varsity Football Team
At the request of Valley Center High School
Varsity Football Head Coach Rob Gilster, Dr. Carlson from Valley Center Smiles donated custom mouth-guards to the VCHS Varsity
Football Team for the third year in a row.
Last week, Dr. Carlson and the Valley Center Smiles team, set up
a mobile clinic outside the athletic training room. They took impressions on about 40 players. After models were made
of each player's mouth, Dr. Carlson went to work in his dental lab making the mouth-guards. The mouth-guards were delivered
this week at the morning practice.
Typical mouth-guards are "boil and bite" prefabricated pieces that
do not have the precise fit of these impression-based custom guards. The custom mouth-guards allow for more comfortable protection
of the teeth without excess bulk that interferes with effective talking and breathing."It is always fun to work with
the Football Team," said Dr. Carlson. "We at Valley Center Smiles wish the best of luck to the Jags this season!"
Warn Public of Lottery Scam
This is a public service announcement for
the general public to be aware of a "lottery" scam which is occurring in the City of Escondido. The target area
for the scam is currently E Valley Pkwy east of Ash St but please be aware the suspects in this case may easily move to a
new area. Escondido police are actively investigating several similar cases.
The scam works as follows:
The victim is approached by a suspect, usually female and fluent in Spanish. The suspect claims to need help cashing
a winning lottery ticket and needs money to pay taxes and fees. At some point during the contact a second suspect, usually
male, approaches and offers to help. The male will contact a third accomplice on speaker phone who claims to be a lottery
official and verifies that the ticket is a winner for millions and that the taxes and fees need to be paid for them to release
The suspects then convince the victim to withdraw
a large amount of money from the bank and give it to them with the promise that they will repay the victim four to five times
their investment. After the victim gives the suspects their money, they disappear leaving the victim with no money and very
little identification of the suspects.
you are approached by anyone offering this type of scam, please do not try to "play along". Tell them you are not
interested in helping them and contact the Escondido Police Departmentt or your local agency immediately. Try to provide a
good physical description and any vehicle information if you see one. If the crime is in progress or has just occurred,
call 911 immediately. If the report of the crime is delayed, call 760-839-4722.
Valley Center Resident
the Grand Prize Winner of the USA Baseball Raffle
Dean Phelps, a Valley Center resident, won
the grand prize of a flat screen TV for the raffle fundraiser supporting the Team San Diego USA. This effort is part of the
fundraising for the players to compete in August at this year's event in Hawaii, where they will face teams like Japan, Korea,
boys are still working toward their goal of $2k each and every dollar helps. Donations to support the boys' tournament fees
for this international experience can be made at: http://www.vcbaseball.org/ryan and/or http://www.vcbaseball.org/riley
. Donations can also be mailed in care of: Valley Center Baseball Club,
PO Box 1178Valley Center CA. 92082.
Valley Center Lions
Club Pancake Breakfast
The Valley Center Lions Club "Pancake
Season" is in full swing, with proceeds supporting student, sight, and community efforts in Valley Center.
next Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday & Sunday, July 12th & 13th at Bates Nut Farm from 7:00 a.m. to 10 a.m.
fresh cooked pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, OJ and coffee for only $6.00. All that, plus supporting your community- it's
the best deal around!
Follow the Valley Center Lions on Facebook to never miss a breakfast and keep up with some
of our activities at: http://facebook.com/VCLions/
For A National Discussion
Assemblymember Marie Waldron
The debate over the nation's border policies
continues. In this region, the debate is fueled by the regular arrival of planeloads of illegal immigrants from Texas for
processing at facilities in San Diego and Riverside counties. A facility to house these immigrants was recently rejected by
Escondido authorities over land-use concerns. In addition, citizens of Murrieta have prevented busloads of newly-arrived illegal
immigrants from being unloaded at the Murrieta Border Patrol facility.
For decades, the federal government has
been largely ignoring the issue of illegal immigration. Through multiple administrations, our borders have not been secured.
Now that the issue has reached a crisis stage, the federal government's only solution appears to be to transport the incoming
illegal immigrants to places like Escondido or Murrieta for rapid release, presumably to other family members. This grotesque
dereliction of duty, which diverts Border Patrol agents from essential duties like drug interdiction, is being orchestrated
at the highest levels of the federal government.
Whatever the reasons for federal inaction may be: indifference, incompetence, political expediency or ideology, the
result is the same. The nation's leaders are derelict in their sworn constitutional duty to protect our citizens, our borders,
our national sovereignty.
The underlying humanitarian
concerns do not outweigh the negative national consequences resulting from open borders. Failure to secure the border will
lead to disaster; just ask the citizens of Iraq or Ukraine about that. I call upon responsible federal authorities to honor
their oaths to the Constitution by securing the nation's borders now.
Cocos Fire Investigation
The Sheriff's Bomb/Arson
Unit with the help of Cal Fire, San Marcos Fire Department and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arson
investigators, conducted a complete investigation into the origin and cause of the Washingtonia/Cocos Fire in San Marcos which
occurred on May 14, 2014.
Investigators determined the initial fire was intentionally set. The fire quickly spread due to the severe weather
conditions. Investigators sifted through the many tips and photos provided by the public. A juvenile suspect believed to be
the person responsible for starting the fire has been identified. It is the policy of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department
not to release information about juvenile suspects.
At this time, investigators don't have any information linking the suspect to any
Sheriff's Department participated with the Joint Arson Task Force Information Exchange during the May fires. At this time,
it does not appear that there is any connection linking any of the fires.
New Crime Prevention
Specialist Assigned to Valley Center
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department
has assigned a new Crime Prevention Specialist to the Valley Center area. Jonathan Simon will be replacing Ashley Jenkins
as she is moving to a new location.
Valley Center Happenings asked Jonathan about the rash of burglaries near Lilac
Road. This was his response:
"We have seen burglaries in the Fallbrook, Valley Center, and San Marcos (unincorporated).
Targets are specific to outside shed thefts. Targets include landscaping equipment, tools and generators. We
are encouraging the public to ensure they lock their sheds throughout the summer and keep their outdoor equipment out of sight
as much as possible. Do not make your property an easy target as criminals generally seek easy opportunities."
have a question or concern regarding crime prevention in your area, contact Jonathan at 760-510-5254.
at Valley Center Museum
All officers of Valley Center History Museum,
Inc. were re-elected at the organizations recent annual meeting. Returned to office for an additional one-year term were:
Earl Brown, President
William Boyett, Vice
Lynne Boyett, Secretary
The officers head a 12-member Board of Directors that operates the history museum and oversees
the Historical Society. All serve in a volunteer capacity.
For more information, visit vchistory.org or call (760) 749-2993.
2014 San Diego County Fair Livestock Grand Champion Winners
After the judges award blue ribbons to the best of the 4-H and FFA animals, they then bestow two of the most coveted
awards of the Fair, Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.
Congratulations to all of the Valley Center and
Pauma Valley Livestock winners at the 2014 San Diego County Fair!
These are the 2014 winners:
Market HogGrand Champion:
Brenna Alvarez, Ramona Wranglers 4H
Reserve Grand Champion: Tristanne Rasco,
Champion: Nicole Booten, Escondido FFA
Reserve Grand Champion: Bailey Cain, Pauma Valley 4H
Grand Champion: Sarah Drown, Japatul
Reserve Grand Champion: Rachell Shellstrom, Japatul
Champion: Jessica Theisman, 56 Ranchers 4H
Reserve Grand Champion: Sissy
Sugarman, Olivenhain Valley 4H
Grand Champion: Zachary Kertz, Valley Center FFA
Reserve Grand Champion: Eli Martineau, Valley Center
Rabbit Meat Pen:
Grand Champion: Jazmine Zwicker, Ramona FFA
Reserve Grand Champion: Monsera Martinez, Vista FFA
Chicken Meat Pen:
Grand Champion: Kerigan McCaffree, Valley Center FFA
Reserve Grand Champion: Mykaylah
Test, Valley Center FFA
Turkey Meat Pen
Grand Champion: Kerigan McCaffree, Valley Center FFA
Reserve Grand Champion: Everett Brandenburg,
Olivenhain Valley 4H
Pictured: Kerigan McCaffree & Mykaylah Test
VCPUSD Introduces My Learning
Fall 2014 at VC Prep School
My Learning Academy (MLA) offers options
for homeschooling parents to partner with teachers in a rigorous, flexible learning environment including:
K-5 Option A: Full day program Tuesday and Thursday with Independent Study/Homeschool Monday, Wednesday &
Friday. Tuesday/Thursday program includes creative writing, art, science, technology and electives. Students in grades
3 - 5 are assigned an iPad for school and home use.
- Grades K-5 Option B: Homeschooling program with teacher support one session per
week/100% independent study with VCPUSD curriculum support. Students in grades 3-5 are assigned an iPad for school and home
- Grades 6-8 Option
A: Full day program Wednesdays with Independent Study/Homeschool Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. Wednesday
program includes creative writing, art, science and electives. MLA students in grades 6 - 8 are assigned an iPad for
school and home use and are eligible to participate in afterschool extracurricular activities at VCMS and Pauma Schools.
- Grades 6-8 Option B: Homeschooling
program with teacher support one session per week/100% independent study with VCPUSD curriculum support. MLA students in grades
6 - 8 are assigned an iPad for school and home use and are eligible to participate in afterschool extracurricular activities
at VCMS and Pauma Schools.
My Learning Academy provides:
- Excellent Blended Learning Options for grades K-8
- Personalized 21st Century learning plans for all students
- Extra-curricular programs offered through district
- Parents as learning partners
Limited space is available for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information and to enroll, contact
Principal Mike Schanze or teacher Sharon Trok at 760-749-0464 (summer) or 760-751-5590
(after August 1st).
The Valley Center
Library has a New Librarian
Laura Zuckerman, who
has been with San Diego County Library for 13 years, has been named librarian at the Valley Center branch.
A onetime elementary school teacher, she has devoted much of her career working with and developing programs
and resources for children, many of whom affectionately know her as "Mrs. Z". Before coming to Valley Center,
Zuckerman was coordinator of youth services at the County library branch at 4S Ranch near Rancho Bernardo. She previously
was at the Poway branch for seven years, and earlier spent a year at the Cardiff and Del Mar branches.
She has carved out a reputation
for curriculum development for young children, with an emphasis on early literacy, especially in the zero-to-five age group.
"The library is the perfect place for school readiness programming," she said. She brings years of experience
in providing successful entertaining and educational programs aimed at preparing young children for school.
Her academic credentials include a Master's degree in Education and a Master's
degree in Library Science. Her late father, Ron, was also librarian. No stranger to rural life, Zuckerman
said she raised quarter horses and lambs as a teenager.
At Valley Center, Zuckerman succeeds Rebecca Lynn who was named librarian at Fallbrook.
Tax Assessment Appeals Filing Period Opens Soon
Do you disagree with
your property tax assessment for the 2014-2015 year? San Diego County residents and business owners who do may file an application
to appeal their assessment from July 2 through Dec. 1, according to Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Boards Thomas J.
Start by browsing the applications and information booklets available on the County's website. Residents may also pick up applications and booklets
in person and speak with staff at the Clerk of the Board's office in the County Administration Center.
An informational video
explains the assessment appeals process and provides helpful tips.
To file an application, taxpayers should know their parcel or tax bill number, property address,
and must state their opinion of the property's market value on the application. Applications must be received by the Clerk
of the Board of Supervisors Office no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 1 or be postmarked by midnight of Dec. 1.
Applications and forms can be mailed to: Clerk of the Board
of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101-2471.
heat up, it's a good idea to...
By Arthur DeMunnik
Check your AC:
Being without an air conditioner when the temperatures
are soaring can be frustrating. By regularly maintaining your AC unit, you can help keep it working at its best. Shut
the air conditioner off, and clear away leaves and yard debris outside. Dust the fan blades if you can do so safely.
Make sure air can flow freely over the inside and outside coils. Inside, clean or replace filters. Valley Center
can get very dusty and the super-fine particles can clog your air filters causing the unit to work harder to keep the house
Check your appliances:
Just like your AC unit, your fridge and dryer have to work harder when dust and debris block air flow.
Clean or replace your refrigerator filter and vacuum the back of the unit. Inspect and vacuum your dryer vent
line. Inspect your other appliance to ensure they are operating properly.
Check your yard/perimeter:
Give the outside of your home a summer check-up
by walking the perimeter of your home and property line and noting anything that needs attention. Do your outside lights need
new bulbs? Do you have a broken sprinkler? Are your gutters clogged?
Inspect backyard play equipment:
Check hardware and structure to make sure it
is in good condition and address any sharp points or potential tripping hazards, so your children have a safe place to play.
If you have a pool, make sure you have proper safety fencing and gates installed around the perimeter. Check that all
latches are in working order and secured.
Verify weather stripping and calking is intact:
According to Southern California Edison, properly
sealed windows and doors are a great way to lower your electric bill and conserve energy when cooling you home. Reseal any
gaps or cracks and replace worn or old weather stripping.
You may remember the news coverage last month
that showed the fire raging all around a home in San Marcos. Experts said the house was saved because the homeowner
maintained defensible space. As we all know, there are no guarantees when it comes to wild fires, but by following the
recommendations of Cal Fire, you can greatly reduce the threat to your home and property:
A Defensible Space of 100
feet around your home is required by law. The goal is to protect your home while providing a safe area for firefighters.
Clearing an area of 30 feet immediately surrounding your home is critical. This area requires the greatest reduction
in flammable vegetation.
The fuel reduction zone in the remaining 70 feet (or to property line) will depend on the
steepness of your property and the vegetation. Remove all build - up of needles and leaves from your roof and gutters.
Keep tree limbs trimmed at least 10 feet from any chimneys and remove dead limbs that hang over your home or garage. The law
also requires a screen over your chimney outlet of not more than ½ inch mesh. For more info on defensible space, visit http://www.fire.ca.gov/.
CAL FIRE Director
Orders Burn Bans Across 31 Million Acres
Record Setting Drought Conditions Have Increased Fire Danger
Sacramento - California Department of Forestry
and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Director Ken Pimlott issued an order to suspend open burning across 31 million acres of State
Responsibility Area in California. The suspended burning order is part of CAL FIRE's continued efforts to mitigate the increased
threat of wildfire due to the state's drought emergency.
"The increase in fire activity this year, coupled with record-setting
drought conditions, requires us to take every step possible to prevent new wildfires from starting," said Chief Ken Pimlott,
CAL FIRE director. "In support of the Governor's Drought State of Emergency, I am ordering each of the 21 unit chiefs
and six contract county chiefs to issue local proclamations suspending burning on State Responsibility Area lands in their
respective jurisdictions, effective no later than July 1, 2014.
"The process of geographically specific burn
bans will allow for greater flexibility to cancel individual bans locally during the fall months if conditions warrant. The
localized proclamations will include suspension of all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement, and
other industrial-type permitted burning. Campfires may still be allowed in designated campsites. For information, visit your
nearest CAL FIRE station - http://calfire.ca.gov/contacts/index.php.
CAL FIRE has already responded to 2,118 fires this year, a nearly
70% increase in the average number of fires for the same time period. Residents are urged to visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org for tips on how to prepare their homes and family for wildfire. The
website also links to important water saving tips, a resource critical to the control of wildfires.
Governor Brown has called
on all Californians to reduce their water use by 20 percent and prevent water waste - visit saveourH2O.org to find out how
everyone can do their part, and visit drought.ca.gov to learn more about how California is dealing with the effects of
The County is Once
Again Looking for Public Input for the Lilac Hills Ranch (Accretive) Project
June 12th, 2014 - Notice
of Availability of the Draft Revised Environmental Impact Report for the Lilac Hills Ranch Project
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of
San Diego is recirculating for public review a Draft Revised Environmental Impact Report (REIR) for Lilac Hills Ranch in accordance
with the California Environmental Quality Act. The Draft REIR can be reviewed online at http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/pds/ceqa_public_review.html, or in person at the Planning &Development Services (PDS), Project Processing Counter, 5510 Overland Avenue,
Suite 110,San Diego, California 92123 and at the public libraries listed below. Comments on the Draft REIR must be sent to
the PDS address listed above and should reference the project name,Lilac Hills Ranch.
PDS2012-3800-12-001 (GPA), PDS2012-3810-12-001 (SP), PDS2012-3600-12-003 (REZ),PDS2012-3100-5571
(TM), PDS2012-3100-5572 (TM), PDS2012-3300-12-005 (MUP),PDS2012-3500-12-018 (STP), HLP XX-XXX LOG NO. 3910 12-02-003 (ER);
SCH NO.2012061100 LILAC HILLS RANCH PROJECT. Lilac Hills Ranch is a master planned community that encompasses 608 acres
and that consists of 1,746 residences; 90,000 square feet of commercial, office and retail space; a 50-room Country Inn; a
200-bed group careassisted living facility; and civic facilities that include public and private parks, a private recreational
facility, other recreational amenities, a new fire station ore remodel of an existing fire station (Miller Station) and a
school (K-8). The project is located east of 1-15 and southand west of West Lilac Road approximately one-half mile north of
Circle R Drive within the Bonsall and Valley Center Community Plan areas within the unincorporated area of San Diego
The Lilac Hills Ranch Draft Environmental Impact
Report (DEIR) was circulated for public review from July 3, 2013, to August 19, 2013. As a result of the public comments received,substantial
changes have been made to the document. Therefore, the County has decided to recirculate a Draft Revised EIR (REIR). For a
complete discussion of the rationale for recirculation and guidance for commenters, refer to the "Readers Guide to the
Draft Revised Environmental Impact Report" included at the beginning of the Draft REIR.
The Draft REIR identifies significant and unavoidable environmental impacts to Aesthetics,
Air Quality, Transportation and Traffic, and Noise. The Draft REIR also identifies significant and mitigated environmental
impacts to Agricultural Resources, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Hazards and Hazardous Materials.
Comments on the Draft REIR must be received no later than July 28, 2014
at 4:00 p.m. (a 45day public review period). The recirculated Draft REIR can be reviewed at the Valley Center Library,
located at 29200 Cole Grade Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082, the Vista Library, located at 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92084
and the Fallbrook Library, located at 124 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028. A public meeting will be held on the Draft
REIR on June 17,2014 at the Valley Center Branch of the San Diego County Library located at 29200 Cole Grade Road,Valley Center,
CA 92082 at 6:00 p.m.