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Upbeat State of the City celebrates Escondido’s upward course, Chamber’s Johnston given Mayor’s Leadership Award

Mayor Abed gives upbeat message in “State of the City” address Escondido’s ebullient Mayor Sam Abed February 25 gave an upbeat and optimistic address at his fifth annual State of the City address, declaring “Let’s embrace a future with a forward focus inspired by 21st century innovation to achieve an economically sound city.” The celebration, which used to only attract […]

‘This is not a drill’

Student describes tense moments of middle school lockdown

It all started in third period on Tuesday, February 24th while I was in PE learning how to have proper running form when the announcements came over the sound system with important news. “This is not a drill, this is not a drill,” Mr. Peterson’s calm voice repeated. “We are going into lock down this is not a drill.” As […]

Bomb threat was behind school lockdown

The threat that locked down the Valley Center Middle School for several hours on February 24 was identified by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department as a bomb threat connected to domestic violence at a residence on North Lake Wohlford Road. The Sheriff’s Department released the following statement: “On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at approximately10:16 AM, deputies from the Sheriff’s […]

Festival of Science & Engineering includes events in Escondido

A week to celebrate what San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering organizers call “an adventure as we explore science wonders for all ages” is in store for those interested in science beginning March 15. San Diego County businesses and universities as well as professionals are opening their doors to showcase the business of science right here in our region. […]

How to get the younger generation interested in newspapers

How do we get the younger generation interested in newspapers? One way is to encourage them to write for their hometown newspaper. I know this because that’s how I got into the profession. I was hired as a sports stringer by my hometown newspaper because they liked the work I was doing on the high school paper. So I got […]

Political Cartoon

Letters to the editor

EASY TO SYMPATHIZE, BUT . . . Editor, Times Advocate: While it is easy to sympathize with the folks that own houses around what used to be Escondido Country Club, they would be wise in my opinion to go with the new proposal by Schesinger with some modifications. The way things are right now, it will be difficult to see […]

Assistance League honors past presidents—

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Grand Ave. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year- Round, event is held on Grand Ave. between Juniper and Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Local, farm fresh produce. […]