Read, Act, Play at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge invites children, teens, and adults to “Read, Act, Play.” The Challenge encourages reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages and runs from June 8, to July 27. Educational, recreational, and cultural events are offered throughout the Challenge. Anyone can take part in the program from home, on a mobile device, or […]

When the ‘wrong people’ win elections: A tale of two nations (and maybe more)

Someday I would like to see the origins and results of “Russiagate” covered with the same hagiographic devotion as the origins and results of Watergate were in the celebrated 1970s movie “All the President’s Men;” which was the mother’s milk on which many infant journalists suckled in the years following the 1970s. Of course, Watergate became the touchstone upon which […]

Sacramento Update

This year over 2,900 bills were introduced in the State Legislature, an excessive number in my opinion. All those bills had to pass by the “house of origin” deadline on May 31. Any bills that failed to pass are held for now, though some will become two-year bills to be considered again next year.  Several of my bills beat the […]

Interfaith to celebrate 40 years of service

Interfaith Community Services June 12, will celebrate 40 years of service with its 2019 appreciation event: Honoring the Spirit of Giving and Volunteerism.  The event, which will be held at Interfaith Community Services Betty & Melvin Cohn Center, 550 W. Washington Ave., runs from 5 p.m.–7 p.m.  Interfaith volunteers will be honored as the organization celebrates its next milestone, the […]

Applicants needed for bond oversight committee

  The Escondido Union School District (EUSD) is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the Proposition E Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC). Voters in the Escondido Union School District approved Proposition E, a $182.1 million bond measure, in 2014 to modernize facilities. California Education Code requires an oversight committee for such bonds. The ICOC has two vacancies — one Community […]

Breaking the Chains in Your Life, Pt3

  “My son give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22, NKJV)   At the risk of overstating the obvious, a common key helpful […]

Escondido photographer Major Morris’s works at Poway Center in June

An exhibit by the late Escondido photographer Major Morris (1921 – 2016) entitled “Sands of His Time” is now on display at the Poway Center for the Arts, 15498 Espola Rd.,  Poway. www.powaycenter.com.  “Sands of His Time” is an eclectic view of 50 years of photography by the educator/photographer. Exhibit Dates: June 2019  Hours: Tuesday – Saturday*  10 a.m. –2 […]

Back-to-back titles barely elude San Pasqual

On May 24, the San Pasqual baseball team experienced the narrowest of near-misses. Entering the top half of the seventh inning and holding onto a 5-4 lead in the Division III San Diego Section title game versus Valhalla, the Golden Eagles were just a scoreless frame away from capturing another CIF title to go along with last year’s Division IV […]

Steward culminates great season with notable effort at State

Though he has proven himself to be an explosive football player, Orange Glen’s Moray Steward has made even more of a name for himself when it comes to his exploits on the track. Simply stated, there are very few prep dash men who can book like Steward. Not only can he run like the wind but you can almost hear […]


Poway mayor to speak to Escondido Republicans June 17  The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will hold its monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, June 17,  featuring guest speaker Steve Vaus, Mayor of Poway. Vaus was elected in 2012 to a four-year term on the Poway City Council and then elected to Mayor of Poway on November 4, 2014. Vaus is now […]