Replacing City Hall trees is mulch ado about nothing


No, replacing the 30-yeara old trees around City Hall isn’t a despicable plot.  You may be a Truther or believe in UFOs and suspect all public officials of hiding the facts about the Kennedy assassination, or even think the world is flat, but please don’t employ your conspiracy theories about the sudden disappearance of trees at the venerable city headquarters. […]

Healthcare access matters

Access to affordable healthcare, keeping your own doctor, covering pre-existing conditions, expanding mental health/substance use disorder treatments and children’s healthcare are important parts of my healthcare advocacy in Sacramento.   As a member of Assembly Health Committee, the Select Committee on Health Care Delivery & Universal Coverage, the Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, I’m also “Vice Chair” of […]


Editor, Times-Advocate:  Paul MacNamara’s Campaign Platform is impressive. Two central proposals Paul proposes is to focus on:   upgraded Climate Action Plan for Escondido, and investment in public infrastructure, besides funding for police and fire.    MacNamara’s vision for Escondido wants ongoing funding for programs and services that expand quality of life for Escondido residents.) Paul MacNamara proposes fiscal restraint, […]

The voters aren’t dummies about marijuana


In his most recent Town Hall meeting the mayor was engaged closely by an attorney who said he wanted to “open a dialogue” with the city about allowing medical marijuana dispensaries. Of course, often when you “open a dialogue,” you end up getting rolled over by an 18-wheeler. However, it might be approaching time when Escondido considers adopting a more […]

Murder suspect’s arrest demonstrates hollowness of “Sanctuary State Law”


For those who cry for the need of “The Wall” and who decry the utter stupidity of the California Values Act, aka Senate Bill 54, the so-called “Sanctuary State Law,” the arrest for murder Saturday of an illegal alien who had been deported six times previously provides all the argument they need. Common sense has run smack dab into the […]

Letter to the Editor: WHY DID IT TAKE THIS LONG?

Editor, Times-Advocate:  At Escondido City Council meeting on September 18, during my 3 minute comment under Oral Communications before the meeting adjourned, I requested a Public Workshop as soon as possible.    I described the purpose of a Public Workshop is for a formal public dialogue to inform public about Escondido’s policies and practices, especially when City Manager determines what […]

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