Eyesore to become icon; Carvana comes to town

A burnt out eyesore in the industrial section of the city is to be transformed into an automobile vending machine with a visually striking iconic tower. At their September 24 meeting city council members enthusiastically made the zoning changes that will allow Carvana to bring the first of their “vending machine” automobile dealerships to San Diego County. The zoning change […]

College board’s Nina Deerfield wants to ‘continue my good work’

Escondido resident Nina Deerfield has served on the Palomar College board for seven years. She is currently vice president of the board. She is running for another term on the board. For the first few years, she recalls, “I was the one in four to one votes for years on spending issues.” Deerfield, a lifelong Democrat, remembers how she was […]

Tennis courts resurfacing complete

The resurfacing of the tennis courts at Mountain View Park is completed and the courts are now re-open for use. All courts have been striped with regulation tennis and pickle ball lines.

Escondido Republicans 2020 headquarters opened October 1

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) this week announced the opening of its 2020 campaign office on Thursday, October 1 at noon at 237 W. Grand Ave. in Escondido.  The office will be open Monday through Saturday from noon – 5 p.m. Republican volunteers are welcome to stop at the office during these hours. There is ample parking next to the […]

City wants feedback on locating fitness courts

The City will be installing four additional fitness courts throughout Escondido that will be part of a greater network of Fitness Courts across the County and Southern California. City staff is currently exploring locations and seeks public feedback. To leave your input, visit recreation.escondido.org/fitness-court-1.aspx

Lawsuit versus Newsom, state: non-classroom-based school systems charge funding shortfall

Virtual or “distance” learning is frequently being described these days as second best. One apparent result:  the denial of millions in funding. Three area school systems emphasizing the use of distance/hybrid types of learning have filed a class-action suit versus Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature, charging failure to fund not only the virtual approach but also the education […]

There Is No Debate: Jesus Christ Is King!

  “1Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed…”  4 He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.  5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath, and terrify them […]


News of Escondido residents attending college here, there and everywhere Students named to Dean’s List at Biola University More than 1,500 students were named to the Biola University Dean’s List in spring 2020. Biola students are placed on the dean’s list to honor those with a GPA of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in 12 or more credits and whose […]

Historic mental health advances

This session, I am honored to be recognized as a “Mental Health Super Hero” by the Steinberg Institute, because of my work on mental health policy, advancing mental health parity to physical health and working to expand access to care.  In addition I supported nine bipartisan bills, which were all forwarded to the Governor for his signature.  I co-authored three […]