2016-08-18 E-Edition

Healthcare: Sacramento concerns; local impacts

As a member of the Assembly Com­mittee on Health, I understand that de­cisions made in that committee have a deep impact on the lives of the people I serve at home. The cost of care, health insurance issues, formularies, access to new treatments and astounding innova­tions and even cures are major debates in our committee each week. AB 59, a […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Chamber morning mixer Aug. 26 Good Morning Escondido August networking breakfast will meet Fri­day, August 26, 7:15 a.m. at a new lo­cation, Marie Callender’s 515 W 13th Ave., Escondido. Cost for members is $13 and $20 for non-members. The breakfast is a great opportunity to make new contacts and build rela­tionships. Raffle prizes are welcomed. Guest speaker will be Escondido’s […]


Some ripples to go with the Reflections this week

This week, the reflections, some brief, are on a variety of mostly unre­lated topics. *** Can there ever be humor in a politi­cal contest? That’s one way to take the contest of 42 years ago, in 1974, for the California Senate seat in the 38th District, which included Escondido. Another way to take it is deviousness. So, who was the […]


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.

ASSIST HEART ATTACK VICTIM — On July 31, at about 12:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1943 E. Valley Pkwy. (Palomar College) regarding a vehicle colliding into a building. Officers arrived and determined a single vehicle had collided into the north side of the building. The vehicle was occu­pied by an elderly driver who appeared to be having a heart attack. […]

New Neighborhood Transformation project to focus on West Side

Last week the city launched its third Neighborhood Transformation Project, this one to focus on the West Side of the city. A community meeting was held at West Side Park to kick off the start of the new NTP area. About 50 neighbors attended and heard presentations from Chief Craig Carter and other police department representatives about their plans for […]

‘Setting the record straight’

“FREEEEEDOM!” was the cry from William Wallace as portrayed by actor Mel Gibson in his epic movie “Braveheart” just prior to being ex­ecuted by the English magistrate. The Scotsman’s valor in the face of torture and death deeply inspired the future king of Scotland to eventually over­throw the English, winning the Scots their freedom in the early 1300’s. As was […]

Edward Imgrund “Big Ed,” 53, was a local roofer

Edward William Imgrund III, lovingly known as “Big Ed”, passed peacefully on August 8, 2016 in Escondido. He was 53. Mr. Imgrund was born on May 22, 1963 in Escondido to Edward Imgrund II and Sally Imgrund. He graduated form Orange Glen High School in 1981. After graduation, he entered the roofing business. He married Lori Day in 1986 and […]

Summer camps welcome Chinese children

Blue Boy Summer Camps welcomed eighteen 9 to 12-year-old Chinese chil­dren and three Chinese teachers to the Escondido community for its annual 3-week camp. The Young Chinese children visited and built bridges through cultural exchang­es and community service projects. The American and Chinese children formed new friendships through games, special activities, and outings. Beyond providing a recreational environment for cultivating […]

~ Movie Review

‘Sausage Party’: one of the most vulgar animated movies of all time

If nothing else, there aren’t a lot of movies like “Sausage Party.” I mean this both in terms of subject matter (grocery items decide they don’t want to be eaten) and tone. It’s basically an R-rated kids’ movie. So much of it is cute and chipper and it’s presented in a silly-looking anima­tion style that screams “kid friendly.” But make […]