Film festival will run in August



From August 9– 16, the 2015 installment of Oceanside International Film Festival will publicly screen a mixture of unique and independent films from many countries, states, and local filmmakers. Among this year’s 75 Official Selections are short and full-length films from Canada, Australia, Colombia, Turkey, China, Israel, Spain, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Norway, Portugal, etc. Local films are represented as well. […]

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Letters to the editor



A READER RESPONDS TO PHYLLIS KNIGHT’S COLUMN Editor, Times Advocate: I am a resident of Escondido (Hidden Meadows), and I would like to comment on the article written by Phyllis Knight. I saw that you wrote an opinionated article in The Times Advocate. Now, of course this is opinionated and you as A Christian believer have every right to write […]

Publisher’s Note on Lilac Hills Ranch



Subsequent to receipt of Mr. Gordon’s letter, the County of San Diego published the official Lilac Hills Ranch Staff Report, which can be found at www.sandiegocounty.gov/pds/regulatory/docs/LILAC_ HILLS_ RANCH/LILAC-HILLS-RANCH/draft-FEIR.html The following is a summary of key points made in the County Staff Report: 1. LHR has legal rights to public roads, in the form of public right-ofway, easements and irrevocable offers […]

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Fire on Palomar Mountain expected to be contained soon



A fire, dubbed the Cutca Fire, that started Friday afternoon on the north side of Palomar Mountain was expected to be contained by Wednesday July 29 at press time. This incident was managed by U.S. Forestry, rather than Cal Fire because all of the blaze was confined to the Cleveland National Forest. More than 400 firefighters were assigned to the […]

County Water Authority chief calls local drought manmade



In a statement that raised eyebrows but made the obvious point that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes, San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) General Manager Maureen Stapleton declared last week “In San Diego, there is no water drought. There is a regulatory drought.” Stapleton was speaking at the first North County Water Summit, held at the Vista Civic Center. […]

City cuts water consumption by 32%



According to City Manager Clay Phillips City of Escondido water customers reduced their water consumption by 32% in the month of June, surpassing the city’s goal of 20%. The regional numbers looked good too. Within the County Water Authority the reduction was approximately 26%. The city is in the midst of replacing potable irrigation lines with recycled water in the […]

Escondido police to celebrate “National Night Out Against Crime” Aug. 4



All across America, people celebrate the first Tuesday evening in August as National Night Out Against Crime. The National Association of Town Watch invites communities to join forces to promote police-community partnerships, crime/drug/violence prevention, safety, and neighborhood unity. Over 37 million people in more than 15,000 communities nationwide attend this event. You and your family are invited to join the […]

Special Olympics comes to Grape Day Park



On Saturday July 18 The Flame of Hope, the official torch for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was carried through the City of Escondido, with a ceremony held at the Kit Carson Park Amphitheatre. Despite the heavy rain that day the enthusiasm was not dampened as Escondido residents welcomed the Special Olympic athletes and Law Enforcement officers […]