Assembly Bill 32 will help make the internet more secure


High-profile computer crimes are increasing nationwide, as shown by recent hacking attacks on major re­tailers. The California Department of Motor Vehicles computer system was also hacked, causing a data security breach in its credit card processing services. Even the White House website has been compromised. Sadly, no indi­vidual, business or government agen­cy is really safe online. To help deter these […]

Guest: community associations can be force for good

People spend much of their lifetime saving money to buy their dream home. But even a dream home can become a nightmare if a dysfunctional Homeowners Association is involved. Heather and Joe, proud owners of their new dream home, were excited about get­ting their landscape installed. With great expectations of how lovely their home would look, they went to Home […]

Letters to the Editor

To Whom It May Concern: Two recent letter writers caused me to ponder. Both took exception to another’s religious and or anti-abor­tion beliefs. The first was concerned about judging others by pointing out that in her neighborhood, “We respect our differences and do not debate them. We support each other as neighbors without judging one another.” I contend that if […]

Play, conferences to focus on women in military

As the nation ponders the extent to which women shall have a role in com­bat operations, topical and timely per­formances and a conference are planned for Escondido and San Marcos. American History Theater will pres­ent three performances of “Waiting for MacArthur” starting at 7 p.m. Wednes­day, Oct. 28 at the Park Avenue Commu­nity Center, 210 Park Ave. in Escondido. On […]

Letting go of judgement


What would the world look like with­out judgment? Letting go of judgment has been the biggest liberation of my life I believe! And, just like they tell you, when you point a finger at someone else, you have three pointing back at you! Try it! I had no idea how much self-judgment I had. Boy, was that an eye-opener! First […]

Mary Ann Driskill, 55, beloved wife and mother

Mary Ann Driskill, age 55, passed away suddenly on Sept. 23, 2015. Mary was born in Lynwood Calif., and resided in Escondido for many years. She was a 1977 graduate of Orange Glen High School and was employed for 25 years at Casa de las Campanas in San Diego. She is survived by her loving husband, Donald Driskill, son Jason […]


Bernie Joseph Colia, 93, exalted former Marine

Exalted former Marine dies at 93 Bennie Joseph Colia went home on Oct. 1, at the age of 93. He was born in Bogalusa, La., in 1922. He was well- known and respected in the community as he retired from the D’Agosta’s Shoe Store and Trader Joe’s No. 105 in Escondido. He honorably served his country during World War II […]

Parkway project reaches second phase

The Bear Valley Parkway North Road Widening project is making progress and is quickly approaching the end of the first of three planned stages of construction. This first stage, which includes widening the east side of Bear Valley Parkway between SR 78 (San Pasqual Valley Road) and Boyle Avenue, is nearly complete. The second stage of construc­tion began Oct. 14. […]

Harold D. Williams, 86, Navy Lieutenant Commander and husband

Harold D. Williams of Escondido passed away peacefully on September 6, 2015 after a brief illness. Harold was able to celebrate his 86th birthday with his family and friends. He was born in Beatrice, Nebraska, on August 16, 1929 and grew up in various cities and farms in Nebraska. He enlisted in the Navy in 1949 and proudly served for […]