Internet gems for the housebound


Unfortunately, being a shut-in and all, I have had little to keep me occupied. My valuable time has been spent researching nonsense items on the internet; so, hold onto your hats for my results. I just read an article on the internet about the products that have been most requested because of the virus. The request for thermometers was not […]

Letter to the Editor: GRANT WILL HELP FUND SANTA MARGARITA WATERSHED COUNCIL

Editor, Times-Advocate: Successful Grant application funding will benefit large Santa Margarita Watershed which crosses boundaries of multiple southern California counties (including north San Diego county).  Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) recently received federal grant funding to form a Santa Margarita Watershed Council.  The WaterSMART Program Phase I Grants invited states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, local governmental entities, […]

Christine Lewis, 75

Betty Christine Lewis, known as Christine, after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in her home in Valley Center, California. Mrs. Lewis, 75, was the beloved spouse of over 50-years of William “Bill” Lewis also of Valley Center. Born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, she was the third child of the late John and […]

Karen Sue Plett, 71

Karen Sue Plett was born December 21, 1948, and passed away February 3, 2020, after a heroic battle with cancer. Her parents were Clarence & Evelyn Plett, of Caldwell, Idaho. Karen Plett grew up in the peaceful 1950’s in Escondido, California. As a little girl, she loved playing outdoors with all the neighbor kids, especially with plastic action figures with […]

Escondido native aboard Navy hospital ship responds to COVID-19


Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, a native of Escondido, California, is serving aboard the hospital ship USNS Comfort as part of the efforts by the U.S Navy in response to COVID-19. Comfort arrived in New York with Navy medical personnel and support staff aboard the afloat medical treatment facility (MTF). Although initially tasked to serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients, […]

Recognizing those who help


National emergencies bring out the best in us as Americans always step up to help those in need. During this coronavirus pandemic, individuals, non-profit organizations, and businesses are answering the call for help. In our Assembly District 75, Abbott Laboratories, with a major facility in Temecula, is deeply involved in the medical response to the pandemic. Abbott has developed tests […]


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