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Interfaith breaks ground on facility to serve veterans



On February 11 more than 200 community members and well-wishers attended a groundbreaking ceremony held by Interfaith Community Services for the $2.7 million Veteran and Family Resource Center located at 250 N. Ash St. “Today is not about a building. Today is about people,” declared Greg Anglea, executive director of Interfaith. This repurposing of an existing building on Ash will […]

Developer Schesinger tries new tack for country club development: fewer units



After his failed attempt to pass Prop H (which lost 61–39%), which would have allowed him to build a project of more than 400 units on the 110-acre former golf course of the Escondido Country Club, developer Michael Schlesinger has returned with a considerably smaller proposal that he wants the Escondido City Council to support. He now proposes a 270-unit […]

Rincon Del Diablo’s Thomas appointed to LAFCO committee



Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District general manager Greg Thomas was appointed as a member of the Special Districts Advisory Committee of San Diego County’s Local Agency Formation Commission. Thomas and two other new Special Districts Advisory Committee members were appointed by a unanimous vote February 20. “I’m excited about it,” Thomas said. LAFCO handles jurisdictional boundary changes including city […]

Cal Fire Chief honors Deer Springs Fire Safe Council



The Deer Springs Fire Safe Council has been honored with a prestigious Cal Fire Director’s Annual Recognition Award for 2014 for its service to firefighters, the Deer Springs Fire Protection District and San Diego County. The award was presented to Craig Cook, president of the Deer Springs Fire Safe Council, at Cal Fire’s San Diego Unit headquarters in El Cajon […]

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Cal Fire’s Cristina Williamson honored for her dedication to student safety



Cristina Williamson, Cal Fire battalion chief, was honored at February’s meeting of the Valley Center–Pauma Unified School District board for her many contributions to school safety. Director of Special Projects Olivia Leschick noted that Williamson has “provided great support, from practicing safety drills with students to providing education for student safety.” Chief Williamson told the board that she was “honored […]

Editorials Serving those who have served us



I recently attended the groundbreaking for a facility that Interfaith Community Services is building in Escondido to serve homeless veterans as well as veterans who are recovering from surgery. The facility, known as the Veteran and Family Resource Center, will be located on Ash Street. From time to time we are reminded how much we owe our veterans and how […]

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Letters to the editor



THEY LIKE THE PAPER BUT CAUGHT A MISTAKE Editor, Times Advocate: On this pleasant afternoon, I was relaxing with a cup of tea and browsing through the latest issue of The Times Advocate. I so much enjoyed the article entitled “ ‘Who is that Beautiful Girl?’ A Valentine’s Day Story,” to learn something more about our near neighbor Hank Weldon, […]


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