Homeless funds a ‘gamechanger’ Anglea tells council


Interfaith Community Services CEO Greg Anglea took a moment at last week’s city council meeting to give members “good news.” “Good news has been brought by the governor [Gavin Newsom,]” he said during public comments. “to spend $12 billion to help address homelessness.” He said $7 billion of that will go to Project Homekey, “Last year it was a tenth […]

Though ‘horrible decision,’ county school board denies Epiphany Prep two-year renewal


It was a decision they clearly didn’t want to make – but said they had to anyway. In a 5-0 vote, the members of San Diego County School Board last week denied the request of Escondido’s Epiphany Prep Charter School (725 Escondido Blvd.) for a two-year renewal of its operation, one board member saying the denial was forced by state […]

Letter to the Editor: BILL WOULD GIVE PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS MORE ACCESS TO MEDICINE

Editor— Sean Pentz is a patient who lives with hemophilia who is advocating a bill that would help him, his children, and thousands of others who live with a chronic condition and are placed in a precarious situation with their insurer when the prescription order by their primary doctors is not approved. Editor, Times-Advocate When you live with a chronic […]

Letter to the Editor: HOMELESS HOUSING: WE TREAT ANIMALS BETTER

Editor, Times-Advocate: Years ago as a nursing student I visited a mental health facility that warehoused hundreds of people who could not live on their own and function in normal society. They seemed happy and comfortable. They had three meals a day, a safe place to sleep, and access to TV, games and books during the day. Their mental illnesses […]

Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls


Some years ago, before he retired, I enjoyed reading columns written by Logan Jenkins who wrote for the T-A/NC Times before moving south sharing his work in the SD U-T.  Numerous times he would make me consult my Funk and Wagnalls dictionary. For the uninformed a dictionary is Wikipedia in hard copy. And every time I would email to tell […]

EUSD board members back city’s resistance to marijuana dispensaries within city limits


The board of the Escondido Union School District at its May 13 meeting said it will back the city in denying the location of marijuana dispensaries within the city limits. It was recommended that two board members should attend the city’s May 18 meeting to speak to the board on the issue and present a letter or resolution stating EUSD’s […]

Museum to offer onsite summer camp

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will host Little Explorers Summer Camp for children ages 4 – 8 (Kindergarten – 3rd grade) June 21 through July 30. This is its first onsite camp since temporarily closing to the public. Each day of camp includes access to Museum exhibits, hands-on exploration with trained education staff, and an opportunity to make new friends. […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses’ year without knocking on doors


It’s been one year since Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the scriptures due to the pandemic. For many, the change from ringing doorbells and knocking on doors to making phone calls and writing letters expanded and invigorated their ministry. “Witnesses have embraced this shift, finding the good in these trying times,” said […]

2021-05-20