Cruisin’ Graduation Parade Sunday

Two moms of high school grads have put together a Cruisin’ Graduation Parade this Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. down Grand Avenue with decorated cars and class of 2020 high school seniors in cap and gown inside and hopefully cheering spectators on the sidewalk.  Mayor Paul McNamara has been invited to greet the students individually, although his attendance isn’t […]

City Manager updates residents

Message from City Manager, Jeffrey Epp: “Residents and law enforcement in Escondido have really shown their best this week, even though other parts of our country suffer from protests turned violent, rioting and looting.  “The thoughtful emails, remarks and feedback from our residents as they express their views have been great. Stories of our officers talking to residents and sharing […]

Reform ideas based on sentiments, not facts

I had the good fortune of moving to Escondido in 1967. I have lived here, gone to school here, worked here, worshiped here, fell in love here, was married here and, in turn, we raised our family here. I currently serve as a City of Escondido Councilman representing District 4. There have been so many important and crucial events, issues, […]


Today’s column will be a combination of mostly good news but I cannot stop writing more involving the pandemic which, hallelujah, is hopefully and finally coming to an end and we can get to our lives as we knew it before March, 2020. The first good news is that I had my first haircut in three months that took the […]

The throne of political correctness


Drew Brees represents the ultimate American sports hero. He is humble, respectful, community, and family-oriented and generous with his wealth and his time. He is, or at least was, the poster boy for an All-American Team Leader.  Brees recently commented on “kneeling” demonstrations to show solidarity over the brutal death of George Floyd while in police custody. He was asked […]

Bringing police closer to those they serve

The idiots who demand that police departments should be abolished are not serious people and shouldn’t be taken seriously—although, unfortunately, some of them are in charge of cities such as Minneapolis and Seattle. You have to feel sorry for the citizens of such benighted cities, but one must acknowledge that voters get the kind of government they deserve. Such nonsense […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Despite the recent history-making outcry for racial justice and equality in this country, we are still going to be pelted with the argument that NFL players (or any athletes, at any level) who kneel during the national anthem are disparaging the flag and, by extension, those in the military. Notwithstanding Drew Brees’s recent U-turn on the issue, the […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: The LHR project presents extreme public liability and requires expensive infrastructure upgrades at public expense.  LHR was rejected by voters in 2016 by margin of 66% percent.   Substandard narrow roadways do not have capacity for emergency evacuation, narrow roadways have dangerous curves, sight distance deficiencies, and insufficient width to accommodate emergency vehicles.     Proposed road designs […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Last Friday, I was expecting to join a small group of Crusin’ Grand folks as I usually do on what should be the traditional Escondido Classic car meet up. We meet at Grand Ave and Broadway, with conservative signs and attire, urging California and Escondido to open up and get back to business.  Tonight would be different, as […]

Breaking the Chains in Your Life, Pt4

  “For Israel and the Philistines had drawn up in battle array, army against army. And David left his supplies in the hand of the supply keeper, ran to the army, and came and greeted his brothers. Then as he talked with them, there was the champion, the Philistine of Gath, Goliath by name, coming up from the armies of […]

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