80th birthday—

Local assemblywoman urges audit of Planned Parenthood

Last week Assemblywoman Marie Waldron signed a letter along with her colleagues, urging an audit of Planned Parenthood in light of the recent allegations of the organization profiting from the sale of human tissues. “I stand with my colleagues in requesting an audit of Planned Parenthood in light of the recent findings that have deeply disturbed many Californians,” said Assemblywoman […]

Bates Food Truck Festival August 15 to feature 15 vendors

15 of San Diego’s favorite food trucks will return to Bates Nut Farm for the 4th Annual Valley Center Food Truck Festival. On Saturday, August 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., gourmet to-go will be the main attraction, with offerings of Cajun/Creole cuisine, sushi, surf cuisine, BBQ, Mexican, Polish, comfort food, desserts, and everything in between. In addition to […]

Graybill adds two new physicians to Escondido office

Graybill Medical Group has added two new physicians, Richard Ricci, MD (Family Medicine) and John F. McGuire, III, MD, MBA (Ear Nose and Throat / Otolaryngology). Both are accepting new patients at their Escondido Office. Richard Ricci, MD Dr. Richard Ricci joined Graybill on July 1. He brings thirty years of experience providing all aspects of Family Medicine to residents […]

Ruth Ann Wright, 81, of Escondido

Ruth Ann Blankenship Wright died peacefully on July 27, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mrs. Blankenship was born February 6, 1934 in Laborcita Canyon near La Luz, New Mexico. In the early 1930s her family moved to California, where she met and married Jessie Oscar Wright, Jr., her husband of 61 years. The couple settled in Escondido, where […]

Joe Garcia challenges Olga Diaz in the Third District

Local pastor and Escondido Police Chaplain Joe Garcia has thrown his hat into the ring to challenge incumbent Escondido City Councilmember Olga Diaz in the Third District next summer. The Times Advocate conducted a Q&A with the candidate. Q: Can you give our readers a little background on yourself? A: I am a native Californian born in Santa Ana, California. […]

Louise Thurber honored for service to city

At its August 5 meeting the Escondido City Council honored the late Louise Thurber with a proclamation recognizing her many years of community service—especially her service to the arts. Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Sam Abed was Mrs. Thurber’s daughter, Jennifer Sloan, and other members of the family. In presenting the award, Mayor Abed praised Mrs. Thurber’s 28 years of […]

Find out if Medicare is in your future at free Graybill seminar

If you’re close to turning 65 or working past age 65 and thinking of retiring soon, you may want to start thinking about enrolling in Medicare. But do you know how Medicare works? What your coverage options are? When and how to enroll? In August and September Graybill Medical Group will host a free seminar entitled “Clarity Starts Here.” This […]

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