Medical Staff Donation

The medical staff at Palomar Medical Center Escondido donated $50,000 to help fund the expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department.  Thanks to the generosity and support of the doctors, the hospital is one step closer to starting the build-out of POD “D”, the newest addition to the Emergency Department. The check presentation took place at the hospital on February 28.

“Dancing With Our Stars,” returns April 1 to CCAE

“Dancing With Our Stars,” which features local Escondido community members, will return April 1 to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Tickets are now on sale and event sponsorships are available. In an evening of “glitz and glamor” ten prominent community and business leaders tango, salsa, samba, cha cha and waltz their way across the dance floor to compete […]

Council moves to renovate Jim Stone Pool

The city council voted 5-0 March 1 to spend $398,802 to contract with Mission Pools of Escondido to renovate Jim Stone Pool. Work is expected to begin by the end of March or the beginning of April. This project will renovate both existing pools and update pool equipment required to meet current County Health standards.  On February 16, the City […]

Escondido Hero Banner Program honors those who serve

Every year from just before summer until Veterans Day downtown Escondido is decorated with banners honoring local military heroes. If you have a member of the family who has served his or her country in the U.S. Armed Forces you have the opportunity to honor that loved one by taking part in the Escondido Hero banner program. The Escondido Hero […]

Protecting seniors from abuse

My Assembly Bill 728 will not allow convictions of elder/dependent adult abuse to be eligible for “expungement.”  An expungement proceeding is designed to have the records of a prior conviction destroyed, eliminated or sealed.  While current law allows expungement of criminal records under certain circumstances, elder abuse should not be included.  San Diego County alone handles approximately 9,000 cases of […]

What will bring our nation together?

As sad as it is predictable, history tends to repeat itself. It took a devastating, bloody and savage civil war to bring our young nation’s feuding leaders to even consider reconciliation. It took the assassination of the Republican President, who risked everything to save the Nation, to bring about reconstruction. Will it take another assassination, another 911, or something worse, […]

Escondido doctor convicted of sexual assault on patients

A doctor from Escondido last week was convicted in a Murrieta courtroom of sexually assaulting multiple women who were his patients in Temecula. The Village News last week reported that John Francis McGuire, 45, was convicted on February 28 of 25 felony and misdemeanor charges while being acquitted by a jury of two counts of rape. The jury also couldn’t […]

DeLaurentis Memorial Tourney raises funds for ECCHO

The Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (ECCHO) is having the Paul DeLaurentis Memorial Golf Tournament at Saint Marks Golf Club, San Marcos on Sunday, March 19. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. This golf tournament is to honor Paul DeLaurentis, an original director and founder of ECCHO. ECCHO President Mike Slater told the Times-Advocate: […]

5 More Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego

Five more people in the San Diego region died from complications from the flu, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced last week. A total of 49 local influenza deaths have been reported this season compared to 17 at this time last year. To date, the people who died ranged in age from 31 to 98 years old.  All […]

Tree planting begins in Old Escondido this week

Planting to replace trees in the Old Escondido neighborhood that had to be taken out for safety reasons or because they were destroying the sidewalks have begun this week. The planting of about 40 trees is part of the $3.3 million 2015/2016 Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project; and in fact, is the tail end of that project. At the same […]