Escondido appoints new Fire Chief: Russell Knowles



City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Deputy Fire Chief Russell Knowles has been named Fire Chief for the City of Escondido, effective June 5. Chief Knowles will succeed Fire Chief Mike Lowry who will retire on June 3 after almost 34 years with Escondido. A twenty-five year veteran, Chief Knowles currently is responsible for the day-to-day details of running […]

Roynon Museum voted best in San Diego



Escondido’s Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology was voted Best Museum in the San Diego area for 2016, according to the San Diego A-List website. Voters chose the museum from a list of 20 educational San Diego attractions, including the top five runners-up: the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the USS Midway Museum, […]

County cuts ribbon for new crisis residential facility



Various San Diego County VIPs were on hand Friday to cut the ribbon for a new residential facility that will provide a home-like setting for people of North County who are in crisis. The North Inland Crisis Residential Facility is located at 490 N. Grape St., Escondido. The County of San Diego celebrated the completion of the new North Inland […]

Over 7,000 crowd Sanders rally in National City Saturday



Over 7,000 Sanders supporters gathered at Kimball Park in National City to “feel the Bern” this past Saturday (May 21)— unfortunately no sunscreen was made available. It was the first of two rallies—the second being on Sunday (May 22) in Vista—to see Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. While turnout was lower then expected security was tight at the […]

Town Hall Meeting becomes a hushing session

Some residents object to recycled water plant in their neighborhood

This past Wednesday’s Escondido Town Hall Meeting primarily focused on one thing: the development of a water distribution plant proposal zoned to be built within a residential zone. Town Hall meetings are held quarterly and are hosted by Mayor Sam Abed. Often city staff members, such as the city manager, also attend. Editor’s Note: Escondido city council May 25 will […]

Helping local hospitals

~ Guest Opinion


Earlier this year, the Legislature came together to pass bipartisan healthcare financial reform legislation that will have a wide impact in this region and state. This legislative package will result in a net tax cut of over $100 million dollars and reduce the state’s long-term debt by more than $400 million. But there’s much more. The bill package included a […]

Carl Appleby brought T-A to maturity



When or if the history of Escondido is ever written, the 13 years that Carl Appleby was owner and publisher of the Daily Times-Advocate must be considered a seminal period in the growth and development of the city. That period, from 1965 to 1978, saw the transition from a nondescript small-town daily newspaper into a statewide respected publication that drew […]

Rotary visits Roynon Museum



Escondido East Rotary Club visited the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology in Escondido, had a catered lunch in the classroom, and then took a tour of the amazing collection Mr. Roynon has acquired over the years. The club also donated $500 towards the program to help keep it going strong and to continue educating the children of our […]

Escondido residents make the grade

News of Escondido residents in college

Samantha Gimon of Escondido has been honored by the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program for achieving the rank of a professional educator. Gimon, who studied elementary education, was one of 191 Iowa State University graduates who were bestowed with academic cords of light blue, the traditional color worn by those in the field of education receiving bachelor’s degrees, in […]

FASD complex, a case for sobriety



“Alcohol is more damaging for the unborn child than is heroin and cocaine.” So says Miguel del Campo, M.D., and Ph.D. from the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD in a recent address to the North County Chapter of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary (RCHA). Alcohol causes more cellular damage in the brain than do the drugs. Although most bodily development is […]


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