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Elizabeth Hospice CEO retires

Jan Jones, RN, BSN, chief executive officer of The Elizabeth Hospice and CEO of California Hospice Network, announced her retirement. For more than four decades, she was at the forefront of the hospice and palliative care movement and an active participant on the state and national levels of hospice organizations and in government arenas.   Jones served as CEO of […]

Flying Toad soars to culinary heights with pocket-book friendly French-inspired delights


The Flying Toad restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 5–10 p.m. Ah, April in Paris! August in Escondido. While not precisely the same, there are similarities.  Among them are the joys of strolling the boulevard (all right, the avenue) taking in the sights and stopping to enjoy outdoor dining in the cool of the evening. It’s a different […]

Chamber installs new board members, ambassadors


The Escondido Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening remotely installed its 2020-21 board of directors and ambassadors during the 110th year celebration.  Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara administered the oath to the members who attended via Zoom.  2020-2021 Board of Directors & Ambassadors Board Members: Don Romo, Chairman Jayde Olin, Incoming Chair Dr. Luis Rankins-Ibarra, Education Chair Ernie Cowan, Economic Development Chair […]

Don Romo to take chairman’s helm at Chamber


Don Romo of Erickson Hall Construction will take the helm as chairman of the board of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce at the annual installation Thursday evening, which will be held as a virtual event starting at 6 p.m. Actually, Romo has been acting chairman since January, when the previous chairman resigned, so he’s already been in the thick of […]

Information offered on CA Competes Tax Credits

On Wednesday, July 29, the City is partnering with the Escondido Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Business Association to produce two CA Competes Tax Credit Program Zoom information sessions. Businesses are invited to tune in on July 29 at either 9:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. to hear from Todd Walters, CA Competes Tax Credit Committee member, to learn about this […]

The future of solar energy is bright


Progress is inevitable. There were those that tried to hang on to the horse and buggy, but the main motives for change are economics, maintenance, convenience, and improvement of the quality of life. Let’s take the electric car which is in so much demand these days. The choice of stopping at the gas station or driving straight home and plugging […]

Air purifiers are a weapon against COVID-19

Air purifiers are a potent weapon in the fight against the Coronavirus.  One of the technologies used in air purifiers is “ionization.” The Times-Advocate spoke with Kelly Hernandez, president of Air Crafts Heating & Air Conditioning in Valley Center, who explained, “Both of the Air Purifiers that we currently install (the MX4 and the IWave) use ‘Ionization.’ ” She added, […]

Chamber’s virtual installation will celebrate 110 years


The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 110th anniversary installation on Thursday, July 30, 6-7 p.m. This is the Chamber’s annual installation celebration, which has traditionally been celebrated with a gala banquet—curtailed this year by COVID-19. The celebration is real, but the location will be “virtual.” The Times-Advocate spoke to Escondido Chamber CEO James Rowten, who described the virtual […]

Tired of the ‘new normal’


If you’re growing tired of the “new normal,” I understand entirely. I don’t know about you, but this 2nd wave notice has all but sealed the deal, and now I do feel sick. It’s not the virus; it’s this pit in my stomach that won’t go away. Kind of like that feeling I had right before taking my SAT exam. […]

Supers approve small business stimulus program


Local small businesses and restaurants suffering financial losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a grant from the County of San Diego. The Board of Supervisors approved a new Small Business Stimulus Program Tuesday during a Board meeting that also included a report on the behavioral health aspects of COVID-19. Small Business Stimulus Program For-profit and nonprofit businesses can […]


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