Supers approve $150K for Interfaith veteran, family center



The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, September 15 unanimously approved Third District Neighborhood Reinvestment Program applications from a variety of nonprofit groups. Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts told the Times-Advocate, “I am especially excited to direct $150,000 to Interfaith Community Services to open the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center. The 10,000-square-foot facility in Escondido will serve clients with physical […]

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Planning commission sends LHR to Board of Supervisors



The county’s Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) is targeting a tentative October 14 hearing date for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to consider Accretive Investments’ proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development. A 4-3 vote September 11 by the county’s Planning Commission recommended approval of the project with conditions Leon Brooks, Doug Barnhart, David Pallinger, and Bryan Woods […]

New interim editor takes helm



The Times-Advocate has hired a new interim editor to take the place of David Ross, who has steered the bi-monthly newspaper since the rebirth of its nameplate in September 2014. Editor-in-Chief Doug Green brings 30 years of experience in journalism to the newspaper, having most recently worked for the San Diego Union Tribune. He started his career working for weekly […]

Canines and their best friends unite to fight cancer



Saturday the Bark for Life crowd, which is the same as the Walk for Life organization, held a joyful event at Bates Nut farm at the same time that the Chamber of Commerce was holding its annual Block Party and Gourdstock was meeting. It was a busy day, but Bark for Life raised over $15,000 with over 100 participates and […]

Some good news from Sacramento



Your legislature was able to do some positive work for the taxpayers this session. For starters a number of tax hike proposals were blocked, including $1 billion in new gas taxes, $2 billion from a $65 per-vehicle `highway-user fee’ and $1.8 billion from new taxes on managed health care plans. Thankfully, attempts to use our transportation and healthcare needs as […]

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Letters to the editor



WHAT WILL DESALINATED WATER COST? NOT MUCH! Editor, Times Advocate: The water districts often use the cost per acre-foot as a standard for water costs. It is not a difficult calculation to determine the cost of water delivered to your home in dollars per acre-feet. The major costs are pumping, maintenance and overhead expenses – not water costs. I receive […]

Runway event, Oct. 24, will feature recycled materials



The Escondido Arts Partnership will present the ninth annual Recycled Materials Runway Event October 24 featuring artwork and fashion designs with a focus on student and emerging fashion designers. The event will be held at the EAP Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the Runway Show beginning at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $25 […]

Vallecitos Water District to host desalination workshops in October and November



The Vallecitos Water District is joining the Value of Water Coalition to participate in the national campaign, “Imagine A Day Without Water.” This national campaign will educate the public about the need for water infrastructure investments. To raise awareness on the region’s own infrastructure project, the District will host two workshops about how desalinated water from Poseidon Water’s Carlsbad Desalination […]


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