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Candidate Tom Kumura wants to “put people first in health care”

By admin | October 18, 2020

Candidate Tom Kumura seeks a second term in Division 2 of the Palomar Health District board. Note: We incorrectly stated last week that there are no incumbents in this division. Very obviously there are and we regret that error! The Palomar Health District was recently divided into seven divisions. Last November, Kumura won the two years seat after being appointed […]

House partially burned Friday morning

By admin | October 18, 2020

On October 16, 2020, at approximately 2:39 AM, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a structure fire in the area of Via Rancho Pkwy and Bernardo Ln. Multiple 911 calls reported that flames were seen from a distance. A structure fire response was dispatched and the first arriving company officer reported a fully involved garage […]

Connie Hansen, 90

By admin | October 17, 2020

Connie Hansen was surely “singing her way into Heaven” when she passed on June 6th of this year, at the milestone age of 90, with family by her side. Mrs. Hansen’s talent for music surpassed all of the family members that have come before and after her. She tap danced her way from Oklahoma, where she was born in 1929, […]


By admin | October 16, 2020

Hospital Voting Zones that serve this area

By admin | October 16, 2020

There has been some confusion among our readers at to who the will vote for in the upcoming Palomar Healthcare District election since the district has been divided into seven election zones. If your ballot doesn’t show a hospital district candidate, you probably are not in a zone that is up for an election. However, if you look at the […]

California Center for the Arts welcomes Sara Matta as a new board chairman

By admin | October 16, 2020

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is welcoming Sara Matta as the new board of trustees chairman this fall.   Matta brings with her 40 plus years of professional experience and service to San Diego communities.  She is celebrated for her unique talents in community building, strategic planning, and community collaboration, as well as having played a key role […]

Woman’s Club to celebrate 110th anniversary

By admin | October 16, 2020

On Monday, November 2, the Woman’s Club of Escondido will celebrate their 110th Anniversary in Escondido.  This is a very special event for the club, as it is one of the very first clubs, if not the first, to organize in Escondido.   This event will take place at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St., (corner Mission & Rose), from […]


By admin | October 15, 2020

Editor, Times-Advocate: RE: Rick Elkin column ‘The Disruptor”  There were things I agreed and disagreed with in this column. Many people voted for Donald Trump as a Randall McMurphy type disruptor. I would say that Nurse Ratched represented not the modern progressive culture but the conservative culture where everyone “knows their place in society.”  In the movie, Randall McMurphy takes […]


By admin | October 15, 2020

Editor, Times-Advocate: Attention Michael Wu, Registrar of Voters There is a discrepancy on information sent out to voters. On the information page, under Section 2, it says to sign your ballot “like it appears on your driver’s license or identification card.” On the return ballot envelope, it says “signature must match your voter registration record.” As a former City Clerk, I […]

But wait, there’s more!

By admin | October 15, 2020

By now everyone should have received their ballot for the election on November 3. Let me re-phrase that. By now a ballot has been mailed to every registered voter in California.  As the late Ron Popeil used to say, “but wait there is more.” It has been reported two days ago that Valley Center has been the victim of increased […]