Temporary Road Closure May 10 – May 24: Via Monserate at SR 76

Via Monserate at SR 76 will be closed for two weeks starting Tuesday, May 10, and will reopen to traffic on May 25. This closure will allow crews to conduct sewer line and asphalt-paving work on Via Monserate. To access Via Monserate during this time, please use the Ramona Drive detour shown on the map. Motorists are urged to budget […]

Can we forgive the Padres for doing doughnuts?

With a roster mixed with unproven players and veterans who might not be in San Diego after the midsummer trade deadline, the Padres entered the season without a clear identity. After a month of games, however, they have made one thing plain as day: If you like shutouts, you’re going to enjoy this season. The Padres were shut out seven […]

It’s never a coincidence

The Easy Way Out Curt Schilling fired by ESPN. Johnny Manziel cut by the Cleveland Browns. Laremy Tunsil, surefire top-five pic slips to 13 in the NFL draft. Believe me the world is not about to end. But how each of these men has responded is an interesting social com­mentary. Before we go too far, let me assure you I […]

Jones endures as a Padre icon

The following is a two-part article on the life and career of San Diego Pa­dre pitching icon and Escondido resident Randy Jones. In this issue, we feature the first installment. Perhaps a significant number of those who read this article were either too young or not even around to remember the phenomenon that was San Diego Pa­dre pitcher Randy Jones. […]


HOW IS THERE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUILD AN ELABORATE LIBRARY IN THE PARK? Editor, Times-Advocate: I am deeply concerned about Coun­cilman John Masson’s plan to build a new library in Grape Day Park. About two years ago, I notified the City Coun­cil that books were being stolen from the Escondido Library. The security detector at the door was not working […]

My bills are moving

~ Guest Opinion

75th Assembly District The Legislature is moving into the frantic last few months of the current session, and I am happy to report two more of my bills, AB 1754 and AB 1764, appear to be progressing toward final Assembly approval. Since San Diego County is home to a large retired popula­tion, it also attracts criminals who prey on the […]

19th annual Mother’s Day Home this Sunday

19th Annual Mothers Day Home Tour Sunday, May 8, 2016 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This year’s home tour will feature five historic homes, include the Beach House, Escondido’s “Crown Jewel” built in 1896; the Blackburn House – built in 1904; the Perry House – built in 1924; the Mayne House – built in 1939-40 and the Mc­Manus House – built in 1953-4. Tour the interiors and gardens of five historic homes and enjoy refreshments […]

Conference on Domestic Violence is right on time

From Nicole Brown- Simpson’s diary: “He smashed my car with a baseball bat. He greeted me at the gate but I was too scared to get out. He did it because I was late. This is not love.” Another entry: “He threw me against the wall and onto the floor. He put bruis­es on my arms and back. The window […]

Fun for the family at May 15 Grand Avenue Festival

May 15 Grand Avenue Festival and Street Fair from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. will feature lots of family-friendly activities spread along several blocks in Escon­dido’s beautiful downtown area. Some of the things you will find include: • Demonstrations and presentations in the Heritage Garden Park from SDG&E, Horizon Solar Power and Newland Sierra. Grangetto’s will supply plants and Kellogg’s will provide […]

Will creek project flow by new library?

Councilwoman Olga Diaz is thrilled about talk of new library at Grape Day Park and even more thrilled about blending the library project with a redo of Escondido Creek at Grape Day Park. About seven years ago Diaz and Ka­tie Regazzi – a member of the Escon­dido Education Foundation and “A visionary who delivers” – according to her LinkedIn page, […]