Former mayor drops out of 50th race

Sam Abed, the former mayor of Escondido, dropped out of the race for the 50th Congressional seat last Thursday, when his friend Darrell Issa, a former congressman, declared his candidacy for the seat whose incumbent is Duncan Hunter Jr. The Times-Advocate asked Abed for a comment: “I suspended my campaign to support Congressman Issa because I believe that Darrell is […]

History Center announces Future Legend scholarship recipients

The Escondido History Center and the FLAG Committee this week announced the nine outstanding Seniors from High Schools in Escondido who are the first FLAG recipients of a $1,000 Honorarium, a personalized journal, a framed certificate and a Student Membership in the Escondido History Center.  The awards are provided by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians.   Each Future Legend […]

Educators’ Night Out offers networking and entertainment

 The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will welcome San Diego County Educators and Administrators to its annual Educators’ Night Out and Resource Fair on Tuesday, October 8 beginning at 4 p.m.  This event is a must for San Diego educators and administrators as it brings together arts and cultural groups from all over San Diego to discuss new and […]

Escondido has much to brag about


How was that slow transition from Summer to Autumn? One week it’s 95 degrees F and today 75 degrees F. Add to that the fact that Escondido sits on a granite base and earthquake fault lines are over twenty miles in either direction. Oh yes, we get some shaking now and then but I truly believe we live in God’s […]

Supporting Native Americans

The 52nd Native American Day was celebrated September 27, as a time to honor and remember the contributions of California’s tribal nations, to recognize their sovereignty and the tremendous challenges they have long faced, along with their remarkable resilience and achievements. San Diego County, with 18 reservations, covering over 190 square miles, has more reservations than any other county in […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: To truly empower the people who live in the region where your newspaper is sold you should be spreading the benefits of solar and encouraging people to educate themselves and to attend educational classes on solar and energy efficiency. They will buy more papers for one.  Also, I have solar and a Tesla Model 3. I save a […]

Living the Satisfied Life, Pt3

Words of Faith

    “I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I […]

For The Broken Token, it’s all fun and games in Escondido

Republished from Escondido Insight, a monthly e-newsletter from the City of Escondido’s Economic Development Division. To subscribe, go to When you are lucky enough to do what you love, it’s especially great when you get to do it in a place you love too. Just ask Greg Spence, a lifetime gamer and wood-working hobbyist who turned his passion into […]

Escondido’s Left Coast Engineering creates head device demonstrating reversal of Alzheimer’s disease memory loss

Escondido-based Left Coast Engineering has developed a wearable device under contract to NeuroEM Therapeutics of Phoenix, Arizona that provides electromagnetic wave treatment to the entire forebrain.  Two months of daily treatment reversed cognitive impairment of Alzheimer’s disease by apparently affecting the disease process itself by eliminating its root cause. A study co-authored by Left Coast Engineering’s President Rob Baranowski was […]

James Stone honored with award by LUXlife Magazine

San Diego art glass and mixed media artist James Stone of Stone & Glass has been chosen as this year’s 2019 Family & Visitor Attraction Awards in LUXlife Magazine’s Autumn issue. “After more than 30 years as a glassblowing artist, I am honored and humbled to have been selected,” said Stone. “I take great pride in the work that I […]