Who Is Being Gamed?

Observations by RICK ELKIN

Have investigators looked into the daily activities of these rogue gunman that ruthlessly shoot innocent people and then commit suicide? We always hear about their manifestos on how the world is against them and they cannot control their rage. Politicians then postulate that if we confiscated more guns this wouldn’t happen. There may be a bunch of ways we could […]

Glamping: why work at camping when you can play?

It’s a pretty succinct slogan: “Camping equals work and glamping equals play.” Some folks like to do the MacGyver thing and work at finding just the right campsite; hammer in the pegs and set up camp. Others want to skip the hard part and get right to the fun. That’s where “glamping” comes in.  Sometime in the near future; perhaps […]

The most critical need to our transportation system


Well.  It happened again.  Another bluff collapse in San Diego County.  This time it was not in La Jolla or Del Mar but a fatal collapse in Encinitas.  I say this time because more collapses will occur.  We just don’t know when but with some assurance we can expect the Del Mar bluffs to be a victim again.  Anyone living […]

Helping Wildlife

Caring for animals, including California’s native wildlife, is one of my passions. Last session my legislation setting up the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund was signed into law, allowing voluntary contributions when you file your tax return to support injured, orphaned or sick wildlife. Helping finance organizations that support native wildlife is important. If you’ve found an injured animal and […]


Editor, Times-Advocate We will continue to have mass murders until we change the way we think about mental health. Instead of labels, like crazy, disturbed, suicidal, etc. we need a new mental model and coverage under medical insurance. If we allow 7 or 11 visits per year for chiropractors why can’t we allow the same for therapists, etc. Why can’t […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Glad we have the Supervisors and Mayors of north county fighting for sensible and cost-efficient solutions.  Riverside/OC HOV/toll roads use a similar method during rush hour (sometimes a one-way trip costs $22.00), which only pushes people back into regular traffic lanes, making driving conditions/congestion worse, increasing GHG’s, and worsening the affordability aspects of California.   There are too […]

Sherlock hopes to be another Classical fit

In a way, it seems rather apropos that Tim Sherlock, Classical Academy’s new football front man, occupies an office that’s found in the school’s weight room.  And why’s that? Well, because the 33-year-old first-time head coach faces the weighty challenge of taking over for an esteemed and revered predecessor.   For five seasons, Jon Goodman led the Caimans to four […]

Afro-Cuban music featured at the Center

On Friday, August 16, Cuban roots band, Changüí Majadero performs at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido starting at 7 p.m.  Changüí Majadero is a blazing five-piece band that has honed a deeply informed and highly personal take on changüí, a surging Afro-Cuban musical tradition that took shape in the late 19th century on the eastern side of the […]

Palomar Medical Center Escondido among nation’s top performing hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients

Palomar Medical Center Escondido has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019, the third year in a row. It earned the reward for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Palomar Medical Center Escondido is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide […]