2016-11-10 E-Edition

Support for Working Families

Working families in California face a daily struggle to make ends meet and provide their children with a home, education, food and recreational opportunities. I have championed a long list of bills to assist working families, including legislation to eliminate the sales tax for the purchase of water efficient home appliances by low income people, to expand the renter’s tax […]


HIT & RUN — On October 24 at 1:05 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 2nd Avenue & Juniper Street for a traffic violation. The driver fled and a pursuit ensued. The suspect lost control of the vehicle and collided with a curb at 7th Avenue and Juniper Street Before officers could arrest the suspect, he […]


Accretive and Lilac Hills Ranch are not going away

Although the residents of North County and really the entire county who fought off the attempt by the Accretive Group to shatter the General Plan with its 1,746-unit Lilac Hills Ranch are rightly celebrating their stunning victory, they had better keep their powder dry. I almost said, buy more ammunition, but I forgot, we can’t do that anymore. Czarist Russia […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I’m typing out this issue on Monday November 7, 2016, the day before the historic presidential election. I have no idea who the next president of the United States will be. With all that’s going on, how could one make a solid prediction? There is one thing I am assured about though: Roughly half of our nation will be elated […]

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Modern Christian thriller is a wake-up call for our times

About seven years ago I wrote a play entitled “Through Fear and Trembling,” inspired from my reading of the book “In God’s Underground” by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. Pastor Wurmbrand dared to speak out against the Communist takeover of his Rumania in the aftermath of World War Two. He was rewarded with fourteen years in prison, where he was brutally tortured […]

First United Methodist Church to host 29th annual Bethlehem Walk Dec. 9

Local congregation tells the living story of Christ’s birth in a renowned holiday tradition

The First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Escondido will host the 29th annual holiday tradition of Bethlehem Walk on December 9 to 11 at 341 South Kalmia Street in Escondido, Calif. Free to the public, Bethlehem Walk invites visitors to experience a re-creation of the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Bethlehem Walk is set in the time of Caesar Augustus, the […]


My visits to Washington D.C.

Through the courtesy of my boss, Carl Appleby, publisher of the former Daily Times-Advocate, I attained membership in the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1971. As such, I was privileged to attend its annual conferences, most of which were in Washington, D.C. What follows are some of the incidents that occurred during my visits to Washington. ***** In 1975, […]


Name – Harold R. Duncan07/13/1931 – 11/06/2016, Age – 85Residence – Escondido, CAVeteranServices PendingCAFunerALT.com~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Name – Scott M. Good05/22/1957 – 11/01/2016, Age – 59Residence – Escondido, CAPrivate Service Name -Stephen A. McLeod09/03/1952 – 11/01/2016, Age – 64Residence – Escondido, CAServices – Mass Thursday, 11/10/2016 at11:00 a.m. – St. Michaels Catholic Church,15546 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064Graveside to follow at Oak Hill […]

On the Menu

Italian Arancini Balls

Growing up in an Italian and Dutch home, my family ate a ton of pasta, bread and rice. I love rice. I have experimented with cauliflower rice a lot lately in fact. It has great texture that mimics rice and takes on flavors you add. This recipe uses a special rice called Arborio and is used because it sticks together […]