The Truth About Proposition 13


Recently, our Assemblymember stated that Proposition 13 protections would be “weakened” by what she coins in partisan terms as “split roll” proposals.  I am disheartened when elected officials phrase facts in such partisan terms and leave our community confused about true facts.  Follow the money and then you find the basis for partisanship.  Here is the truth: The name of […]

Wise saving for California

California appears to be flush with cash. Last November, the Legislative Analyst’s office reported a $14.8 billion surplus for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That was later updated to a projected $20.6 billion, while Governor Newsom’s finance department is predicting a surplus of $21.4 billion. Unfortunately, that surplus can quickly disappear. During the Great Recession, California faced annual budget […]

Pursue God’s Presence, Not His Presents

Words of Faith

  “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.  I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more!  […]

College celebrates new Police Building

Officials and guests of Palomar College gathered on Wednesday, January 23, to celebrate the opening of a new Police Building at the college’s main campus.  With 7,640 square feet of space, the building represents a long-awaited expansion for the Palomar College Police Department, which was previously located off Parking Lot 1 by Mission Road and is now situated in the […]

History Museum honors local Black pioneer

 February is Black History Month and the Valley Center History Museum is honoring the life and legend of local folk hero Nate Harrison, San Diego County’s first black settler. Harrison, who was born a slave, homesteaded near a natural spring on 160 acres on Palomar Mountain from the mid-1800s until his death in 1920 at age 97.   The museum, […]

Palomar Health medical staff donate $50,000

Medical staff at Palomar Medical Center Escondido presented the Palomar Health Foundation with a check for $50,000 on Monday, January 28 to go toward purchasing new furniture in the medical center’s café. Palomar Medical Center Escondido Chief of Staff Dr. Frank Martin said his fellow physicians have been saving money to make the donation for some time, seeing the furniture […]

County, Solana Center offer rain barrels for a drop in the bucket

A big storm is approaching and through February 10, County residents can still get a discounted, top-of-the-line, $90 Ivy rain barrel to be ready to “harvest” the next rains, cut watering costs and protect beaches, thanks to San Diego County’s Watershed Protection Program and the nonprofit Solana Center. In addition, that $90 cost could shrink even more—to as little as […]

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop kicks off Feb. 9

The Second Saturday Divorce Workshop has moved locations and will be meeting the second Saturday of every month in 2019 beginning February 9 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Studio 5, 340 N Escondido Blvd. Inspired by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education (Wife.org) local financial experts, attorneys and divorce therapists unite in helping women navigate the challenges of […]

Carol Diane DiCerchio Fitzgerald, 78

A friend, loving mother and wife, Carol Diane DiCerchio Fitzgerald, 78, born December 2, 1940 in Binghamton, New York, passed away peacefully after an illness at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville on January 15, 2019 surrounded by family.  Many loved Mrs. Fitzgerald, as she loved spending time with family, reading, her book club, and traveling. She spent many hours volunteering […]

Steven Gerald Kolsky, 63

January 30, 1955 – November 26, 2018 A celebration of life will be held February 9 for Steven Gerald Kolsky, who died November 26, 2018. He was 63. Mr. Kolsky was a kind, helpful and spiritual person. He cared deeply for his family and the many friends he had. He was born in San Diego and he grew up and […]