Escondido, CA


Christina Spence is the new executive director of Life Care Center of Escondido.

Christina Spence is the new executive director of Life Care Center of Escondido.

New taco shop on Washington Avenue

Mariscos Germán, a popular food truck in San Diego County, has also opened a small restaurant in Escon­dido at 251 W Washington Ave. If you look on Yelp you’ll already see quite a few positive reviews for the new es­tablishment. Many of the comments mention the taco shop’s fish tacos. The editor of this publication plans to stop by soon!

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New executive director

Life Care Center of Escondido, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation fa­cility, recently welcomed Christina Spence as its new executive director.

“Christina is a very caring, passion­ate, and dynamic leader who is dedi­cated to improving patient care and achieving positive results,” said Sam Magtanong, vice president of parent company Life Care Centers of Amer­ica’s facilities in California. “She is committed to achieving the Life Care vision and mission and is a wonder­ful addition to the leadership team at Escondido.”

Spence comes to Life Care from a multi-level retirement community in Carlsbad, where she served as ex­ecutive director. Prior to that appoint­ment, she served as associate admin­istrator for Life Care Services in San Diego. She has more than 10 years of health care experience.

Originally from North Carolina, Spence earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy analysis with a con­centration on health policy from the University of North Carolina at Cha­pel Hill and holds a master’s degree in leadership of health care organiza­tions from the University of Califor­nia in San Diego.

“I enjoy working with seniors be­cause they have so much wisdom and experience to share,” said Spence. “I consider it a privilege that I get to make



a difference, not only for the pa­tients but also their families and the staff of our community.”

Life Care Center of Escondido, lo­cated at 1980 Felicita Rd., is one of 10 skilled nursing and rehabilitation fa­cilities in California operated or man­aged by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a na­tionwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Tennes­see, Life Care operates or manages more than 200 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit

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Health lecture moves

Due to a scheduling conflict, Caro­lyn Gross did not be speak at the Grand Tea Room last Saturday as had been advertised previously. The lecture has moved to Gross’s Escondido office — although it will still be catered by the Grand Tea Room.

The new date, time and location are as follows: Carolyn Gross, Au­thor, will present “Your Health Is Your Wealth” on Saturday, August 20, 3 – 5 p.m. at Creative Life Solution, 1081 Borden Rd., Suite 105 Escondido, CA.

The Grand Tea Room will still be serving tea and goodies and Gross will be speaking and signing her books. You are invited to join the group for tea, inspiration, networking and health resources.

Call the tea room at 760-233-9500 or Gross’s office at 760-741-2762 to reserve your spot.

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CPA office moves, has new name

CPA Scott Peck has moved and has added a new partner. Dave Barr is the new partner, and the firm’s new name is Peck, Barr & Associates. The new ad­dress is 613 W. Valley Pkwy., Ste. 305.

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