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Hospital board gets EMA progress report: ‘we have a capacity crisis’

By David Ross | October 13, 2021

Sixty days after new contractors took over at both Palomar Health hospitals, the hospital board got a progress report, analysis and performance improvement plan from the new executive team. The decision to bring Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) and Benchmark Hospitalists & Intensivists “in house” at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway, and replace Vituity that had performed […]

2nd annual VetFest set for Nov. 13

By David Ross | October 07, 2021

The 2nd annual VetFest, “Celebrating Hometown Heroes,” will be held November 13, with the parade kicking off at 9:30 a.m. along Grand Avenue and other patriotic events, food and live entertainment at American Legion Post 149. San Diego County is home to an estimated 240,500 veterans, the third highest number of any county in America. It is estimated that 7,348 […]

Is Sam Abed running for mayor?

By David Ross | October 05, 2021

Is Sam Abed the once and future mayoral candidate?  The buzz around the cognoscenti of Escondido politics is that Abed, who served two terms as mayor before losing to Paul McNamara in 2018 in a very narrow election, is going to take a run at reclaiming his old job back next year. If he did he would have a considerable […]

Despite being in a minority, Senator Jones has his wins

By David Ross | September 30, 2021

  Senator Brian Jones of the 38th District dropped by Escondido this week on a wide-ranging tour of his district. He has announced that he is running for second and final term in the Senate and this week held a campaign kick-off in El Cajon.  He and his staff visited the Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce office and chatted with […]

New economic development director plans to work closely with businesses

By David Ross | September 23, 2021

Jennifer Schoeneck is settling in as Deputy Director of Economic Development for the City of Escondido. She is entering her fourth week at the job.   She brings experience in city government, business and nonprofits to her job—which might be described as doing everything she can to facilitate the growth of business in the city. “I believe I have a […]

New City Manager Sean McGlynn is out building relationships

By David Ross | August 26, 2021

Part I of a multi-part series Recently I sat down with Escondido’s newly ensconced city manager, Sean McGlynn for a wide-ranging discussion of his first weeks on the job and where he sees the future of the city. McGlynn has been on the job about two months, replacing Jeff Epp, who capped his decades of service with three years as […]

Lawsuit claims Palomar board violated Brown Act when it awarded contract

By David Ross | August 19, 2021

A lawsuit filed August 13 seeks to overturn a June decision by the seven-member Palomar Health board that changed contracts for emergency medical personnel from the old company, Vituity to Emergent Medical Associates (EMA.) The lawsuit filed by Citizens to Save Palomar Health, alleges the board violated the Brown Act when it voted during a June 16, 2021 closed session […]

Escondido RN running to replace Darrell Issa

By David Ross | August 15, 2021

Mari Barosay, a local RN who lives in Escondido, is running for the Democratic nomination to run against 50th Congressional District incumbent Darrell Issa. Barosay, who has been a registered nurse for 16 years, obtained her degree from the University of Las Vegas. She works in an area clinic where she does triage. She is of Finnish descent. Her grandmother […]

DBA members learn schedule for Grand Avenue work

By David Ross | August 05, 2021

Escondido Downtown Business Association members packed a lot of information into Thursday evening’s meeting—the first one since the pandemic. It happened in a tent adjacent to John Paul the Great University offices. A face to a name First off, DBA President Alex MacLachlan introduced Escondido’s new city manager, Sean McGlynn, who “wanted to put a face to the name.” He […]