2016-06-09 E-Edition

Living natural history museum to open downtown on July 15

A new “living museum” soon will be opening in Downtown Escondido, bringing yet another family- friendly attraction to Escondido. On July 15, Eco­Vivarium, located at 136 S. Juniper Street, will hold its Grand Opening. EcoVivarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Living Nat­ural History Museum and educational outreach fo­cusing on reptiles, amphibians and arthropods. Eco Vivarium was founded in 2009 with the […]

Concert June 12 will present fantastical music to remind us of fairy tales

The Center Chorale and the Cen­ter Children’s and Youth Chorus will present “A Concert of Fables ‘n Fairytales” at Escondido Adventist Church on June 12, 3 p.m. The Center Chorale and The Cen­ter Children’s Chorus will combine to present a concert of fantastical music that reminds us of the classic stories of childhood. Music from “Alice in Wonderland,” Hans Chris­tian […]

Palomar Health ranked among top 20 percent of health systems in U.S.

Palomar Health ranks in the top 20% of small health systems in the U.S., according to a study by Truven Health Analytics in Modern Health­care magazine. The Truven study is “uniquely fo­cused on measuring the impact of managerial excellence” and includes “top performing health systems.” In addition to selecting the top 15 health systems, Truven divides all health sys­tems it […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Calvin Christian to host camps this summer Calvin Christian School will host a number of camps and classes this summer. Parents of children, ages 5-12, are invited to sign up and reg­ister for camps and classes beginning mid-June. Some of the camps and classes that are being offered include Lego Engineering, Basketball, Base­ball, Cotillion and Art. Visit http:// www.calvinchristianescondido.org to […]

Escondido Chamber to install officers June 10

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 106th annual Installation June 10, at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be an evening of cocktails and dinner as the Chamber celebrates the 106th Annual Installation and Awards banquet. The evening includes honoring volunteers, community leaders and the Chamber’s outgoing/incoming Board of Directors. The band “Too […]

Queen Califia sculpture garden open Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Cali­fia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Sat­urday June 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture gar­den and the last major international project created by French artist Niki […]

Is there a drought?


When Donald Trump during his visit to San Diego two weeks ago ex­pressed the heretical thought that “there is no drought” he brought down the scorn of the intelligentsia for being such an airhead. It is a not uncommon thing for the GOP presumptive nominee to say things that are disconnected from reality, so no one was particularly startled by […]

Bilingual book discussion group meets at Escondido Library

Rincón Literario (The Literary Cor­ner), Escondido Public Library’s Bi­lingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, June 18, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This event is part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 13 to July 31 and encour­ages community members of all ages to Exercise […]

Holding public office is a public trust

Holding public office is a public trust. Public officials, whether elected or appointed, are given considerable authority over the lives of their con­stituents. One would hope and expect that the authority is not abused when the mindset of some of those officials is: “Trust me; I know what is best.” That trust is earned when those officials conduct their deliberations […]