Some more of Escondido’s big-time assets

After last week’s column I realized there were a few more big-time assets for Escondido not reported. The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is one of only a few children’s museums in the county. This outstanding facility of enlightenment draws visitors from all over San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties. Past Executive Director Javier Guerrero had the vision and passion […]

Escondido has much to brag about


How was that slow transition from Summer to Autumn? One week it’s 95 degrees F and today 75 degrees F. Add to that the fact that Escondido sits on a granite base and earthquake fault lines are over twenty miles in either direction. Oh yes, we get some shaking now and then but I truly believe we live in God’s […]

Supporting Native Americans

The 52nd Native American Day was celebrated September 27, as a time to honor and remember the contributions of California’s tribal nations, to recognize their sovereignty and the tremendous challenges they have long faced, along with their remarkable resilience and achievements. San Diego County, with 18 reservations, covering over 190 square miles, has more reservations than any other county in […]

The less than agile could use a little help at CCAE

Last week I attended one of the most transcendent cultural experiences I have had in a long time, the Russian Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Although I’m not a fan of ballet, it was a treat to see probably some of the finest ballet artists in the world. This is probably […]

Long awaited projects finally come to fruition

This has been a good month. Escondido had ribbon cutting ceremonies at two looooong awaited projects. We’re talking a couple of decades in waiting. The first was a first class hotel in the La Terraza development adjacent to I-15 between Valley Parkway and 9th Avenue.  As a Planning Commission member in the late ‘90’s we approved the much ballyhooed development […]

Fight or Flight?

This column is an excerpt from my new book “The Illusion of Knowledge: Why So Many Educated Americans Embrace Marxism.”  It will be available this Winter on Amazon. Have you ever had a relationship with someone that displays contempt for your intelligence? They constantly ask you weird and loaded questions you know they already know the answer to? After asking […]


Treating people in a positive manner that acknowledges them for who they are and/or what they are doing. Being treated or treating an individual in a dignified manner. Respect is earned and is never just given. BUT, you must give respect to receive respect. Meaning when you interact with an individual you treat them with dignity and in a respectful […]

Keeping an eye on SANDAG


Whenever I think about what subject matter to select for this column along comes the San Diego Association of Governments. My new slogan is, “Have no fear SANDAG is here” and they come through once again. September 27 at 9 a.m. in the Wells Fargo building, 7th floor, at 4th & B in San Diego will be a very important […]

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