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Judy VanKampen

By admin | May 23, 2020

Judy VanKampen passed away at her home on April 22, 2020 in the care of her family and The Elizabeth Hospice.  She was born Judith Ann Stroheker in Greenfield, Massachusetts to Harry & Irene Stroheker.  Judy and her sisters were Navy brats, attending schools all up and down the East Coast and California.  Judy always considered herself as being from […]

Daniel Rocco, 61

By admin | May 23, 2020

Daniel Edward Rocco, a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly at age 61 on May 2, 2020.  Mr. Rocco was born in Ashtabula, Ohio on January 24, 1959. His devoted parents Vincent and Eleanor Rocco raised him in Geneva, Ohio where he spent most of his childhood. He grew up in the countryside, with a great […]

Richard “Dan” Daniel Cowden, 90

By admin | May 23, 2020

Richard “Dan” Daniel Cowden was born May 14, 1929 in Toledo, Ohio to Evart and Helen.   He was one of five children including his surviving sister Mary Rose of Virginia.  He had been a resident of Westmont Town Court in Escondido and passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Oceanside, California five days short of his 91st birthday. Mr. […]


By admin | May 23, 2020

Messages of hope reinforce community spirit at Redwood Terrace

By admin | May 22, 2020

Like senior living communities everywhere, Redwood Terrace has been under strict precautionary measures for the better part of two months. But in the time of COVID-19, where visitors and social interaction are largely restricted, the community has never felt more connected to their neighbors in Escondido. “People we don’t even know just started to reach out,” said Cristy Rose, the […]

Apply to serve on the County of San Diego Independent Redistricting Commission

By admin | May 22, 2020

The opportunity only comes once every 10 years – a chance to redraw the boundaries of the County’s five supervisorial districts. The County is taking applications now for people who can serve on its Independent Redistricting Commission. Completed applications must be received by the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors no later than Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. […]

Our mental state

By admin | May 22, 2020

Lately, I have read a few articles regarding our mental state. It seems there are a few disturbing statistics that some PhD’s and wannabee PhD’s are pointing to show the effect that COVID-19 has had on us. I, on the other hand, have a differing opinion as to what is causing people to be a little on edge. But then […]

Senior Anglers back on the water

By admin | May 21, 2020

After a two-month fishing hiatus, the opening of shore fishing at Lake Poway brought out members of two north San Diego County senior angler fishing clubs. Fourteen anglers and guests from the Oceanside and Escondido senior angler clubs were greeted with a warm spring day and clear blue skies on May 15, along with 6 feet of distancing and the […]

Westfield Shopping Centers in San Diego to welcome back guests May 29

By admin | May 21, 2020

Westfield shopping centers in San Diego, which include Westfield UTC, Mission Valley, North County, and Plaza Bonita, announced today that they will re-open for the community starting Friday, May 29.  The centers will welcome back customers with modified hours, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, although individual retailer hours may vary and it is recommended to visit each center’s website for the most up-to-date information. Each center will implement relevant government-mandated […]

Crime spree ends with attempted homicide

By admin | May 18, 2020

On 04-03-20, Timothy Alvarado (22-years-old from La Mesa) was released from the Vista jail after serving the remainder of his sentence on a burglary conviction. Shortly after his release, Alvarado began staying in Escondido. On 04-13-20, ten days after Alvarado was released from jail, the Judicial Council of California directed all the Superior Courts in California to implement an emergency […]