Hospital Board candidate Doug Moir sees need for strategic planning

Doug Moir is running for the Palomar Health board because he thinks that the board should spend significantly more on “strategic planning” than it currently does. Dr. Moir has been a practicing physician at Palomar Hospital for 21 years, which, he says, “gives me some time in grade. But obviously I care about Palomar, and my community. My wife and […]

Sandra D. Terrill, 41 was Escondido resident

Sandra D. TerrillAge: 4111/04/1974 – 10/09/2016 Sandra D. Terrill received her Bachelor’s degree and was a Peace Keeper in the U.S. Army. She enjoyed sports and spending time with friends and family. Her residence was Escondido. She is survived by her mother, Peggy Terrill, father, Kenneth Terrill and sister, Patti Thompson Graveside service will be held Wednesday, October 26, at […]

Fighting for California’s schools

As the mother of a high school student, education has always been one of my top concerns. Last session, I supported a number of bills that will reform California’s education system through increased local control, improved transparency, expanded educational opportunities and accelerated learning for all California students. This legislation included a bill to increase exposure to college coursework for high […]

Choral concert to honor 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death

The internationally recognized USC Chamber Singers and Concert Choir, guest artists of the Escondido Choral Arts Foundation, will perform music in honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The concert will be held Sunday, October 23, 4 p.m. at the Center Theater of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The Center Chorale, an endorsed choral […]

No thank you, mayors: In Measure B, it’s the process that stinks


One of the great early founding fathers, John Randolph, described a rival politician this way: “He is a man of splendid abilities, but utterly corrupt. He shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight.” I think of that line when I consider the process that has given us Lilac Hills Ranch, and Measure B. We see the image of the […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events

Thursday, October 20th – Tuesday, October 25th Thursday October 20 Tip-a-Cop Fundraiser Help raise money for Special Olympics. Local law enforcement will spend the day at Red Robin restaurant serving you. All tips received go directly to Special Olympics, All DayRed Robin Restaurant200 E. Via Rancho Parkway Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and Tea Check out Open Mic Night […]


RACE BETWEEN A NEOPHYTE AND A WELL EXPERIENCED WOMAN Editor, Times-Advocate: The current political race between a well-qualified, experienced female against a neophyte, non politically-experienced male is a classic example of raw politics. No, I’m not referring to the U.S. presidential race but rather to the one in Escondido where Olga Diaz, a talented, experienced female is running for City […]

Chamber holds After 5 Mixer at equestrian center

Guests meet horses, hike, eat barbecue and make s’mores

The gorgeous backdrop, the perfect temperature and the aroma of barbecue greeted members and guests of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce Thursday at the Business After 5 Mixer. This month’s event took place on the peaceful grounds of the Escondido eQuestrian Center, where attendees were free to meet the horses, hike the property, eat hamburgers and hotdogs while standing at […]


The voter bill of rights

Something in which I have taken great personal pride over the years is never having failed to vote in any election of any kind in my community. I know I am not alone. I’m sure there are many others who feel as I do: Voting is a civic obligation not to be taken lightly. Come November 8, I will be […]

Elizabeth Hospice seeks volunteers

The Elizabeth Hospice will host its next volunteer training on November 8-9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public and participants must attend both days. Hospice volunteers care for seriously ill adults and children in our community. […]