2016-06-09 E-Edition

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 […]

‘Setting the record straight’

~ Just getting even

I’m focused. I’m determined. I’m confident that I’ll meet my deadline as I type away on my computer in my home office. All of the sudden a most- annoying high decibel shriek from my 11 year old daughter Lily breaks my concentration. “What the hell just happened?” I angrily bellow in reply as I leap from my chair to access […]

Escondido residents earn honors from SDSU

Five residents from Escondido grad­uated cum laude from San Diego State University last week. Of the nearly 9,900 graduates who walked across the stage during San Di­ego State University’s Commencement Ceremonies, only a select group earned recognition as honors graduates. Shaeden Gallegos from Escondido received a degree in Television, Film and New Media and graduated summa cum laude. Hannah Elliott […]

On the Menu

Since the San Diego County Fair is back for another fun filled month, I thought I would make some easy Fair inspired eats for your tummy plea­sure. The smell of fried food, chili and fun, fill the air and really make calories not count. I like to make Chili not only in the colder months (because let’s be hon­est, is […]

Two named to dean’s lists

Two Escondido residents have been named to the Dean’s lists in their respective colleges. Bailey McDonald, of Escondido, was named to the Dean’s List at Lehigh University in the Spring 2016 semester. Dean’s List status is awarded to students who earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. For 150 […]


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Republican Club will welcome Yale student speaker

Joseph A. Garcia, a student at Yale University, will be the featured speak­er at the Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC’s) lunchtime meeting on Mon­day, June 20. When school resumes in the fall, Garcia will be entering his senior year at Yale and completing his work on his double major of Economics and Politi­cal Science. Prior to attending Yale, Joseph served the […]

Respecting our elders: protect them from elder abuse

Editor’s Note: National Elder Abuse Prevention Day is June 16. Recently I learned of a shock­ing situation occurring to an older friend of mine. She was systemati­cally being abused psychologically and economically by acquaintanc­es in her own home and none of her friends suspected. She is just one example of the shameful and un­derreported rise of elder abuse in our […]

Retired California judge to speak on “Economic Inequity: Decline of the Middle Class”

Pat Coony, a retired Administrative Law Judge for the State of California, will be the speaker for the Escondido Democratic Club (EDC) meeting on June 11. The title of his talk is “Economic In­equity: Decline of the Middle Class.” Coony is the creator of an online pub­lic policy site – newsbatch.com. An active member of the League of Wom­en Voters […]