Mental Health Advocacy

~ Guest Opinion

As a member of the Mental Health Caucus and also the Assembly Health Committee, I am working on bipartisan solutions to address the mental health issues in our state. Last session I introduced AB 59, signed into law by Governor Brown, to extend the sunset date for assisted outpatient treatment for severely mentally ill persons. San Diego is one of […]

Eisenhower’s Premonition

~ Guest Opinion

In March of 2017 I wrote about the eerie premonition former President Dwight Eisenhower had regarding what he called a “Shadow Government.” Here we are in 2018 and the reality of just such a cabal of federal employees and non-elected appointees in very powerful positions is being unmasked. It is more commonly referred to as “The Deep State.” We are […]

Circus Vargas returns to Escondido and it’s animal free

Circus Vargas has accomplished a feat even more difficult than some might have believed possible. They have created an incredible animal- free circus production that still manages to deliver audiences the nostalgic, authentic, traditional circus feel that fans love, albeit without the animal factor. This show is amazingly entertaining for everyone of any age! It’s the perfect mix of aerial […]

Pursue God’s Presence — Not His Presents, Pt2

“All you thirsty ones, come to me! Come to me and drink! Believe in me so that rivers of living water will burst out from within you, flowing from your innermost being, just like the Scripture says!”  Jesus was prophesying about the Holy Spirit that believers were being prepared to receive.  But the Holy Spirit had not yet been poured […]

SP basketball – Girls continue to win but boys run into a buzz saw

It was a tale of vastly contrasting results when it came to the two varsity basketball teams of San Pasqual last Friday night. In the opener of a doubleheader contested at the Valley Center High gym, the Golden Eagle girls parlayed an impressive 3-point shooting attack into a 58-51 triumph over the Lady Jaguars. This hard-fought victory ran SP’s overall […]


Now on Instagram The Escondido Police Department is now on Instagram If you’ve ever been curious about the “behind the scenes” work that Escondido police officers do on a daily basis, you can now follow them on Instagram @EscondidoPolice Home firearm safety/basic handgun class A monthly three-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, […]

Chocolate Festival is a sellout—again

This year’s Escondido Chocolate Festival was a sellout for the second straight year, with over 300 happy travelers of Grand avenue and side streets, discovering long time downtown gems and upstarts, alike. Alex Maclaclan, president of the Escondido Downtown Business Association, told The Times-Advocate, “Apparently, sampling some of the finest local chocolatiers, wine selections, and craft beer, put our festival […]

Grand Tea Room to host Oscar Wilde’s “Importance of Being Earnest” March 8

The 413 Project Theater Co. will open Oscar Wilde’s classic play “The Importance of Being Earnest” on March 8, at The Grand Tea Room in Escondido. Wilde’s classic story revolves around one of the most ingenious, and hilarious, cases of mistaken identity ever put into a play. In turn of the century London two bachelors weave a tangled tale of […]

Center to host four acoustic guitarists for “International Guitar Night” Sunday

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will present International Guitar Night on Sunday, February 18. Since beginning in 1995, International Guitar Night has been bringing the finest acoustic guitar players from around the world together for a night of awe-inspiring music that you won’t soon forget. Created by Brian Gore as a way to bring together masters of different […]

CCAE to bring back a classical guitarist with a flamenco flair

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is bringing back award-winning guitarist, composer, and producer Jesse Cook on Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. Jesse Cook may have a simple name, but his music is anything but. A true world traveler, Cook grew up between France, Barcelona, and eventually Canada. His music is a reflection of those many places and […]