No thank you, mayors: In Measure B, it’s the process that stinks


One of the great early founding fathers, John Randolph, described a rival politician this way: “He is a man of splendid abilities, but utterly corrupt. He shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight.” I think of that line when I consider the process that has given us Lilac Hills Ranch, and Measure B. We see the image of the […]


RACE BETWEEN A NEOPHYTE AND A WELL EXPERIENCED WOMAN Editor, Times-Advocate: The current political race between a well-qualified, experienced female against a neophyte, non politically-experienced male is a classic example of raw politics. No, I’m not referring to the U.S. presidential race but rather to the one in Escondido where Olga Diaz, a talented, experienced female is running for City […]


The voter bill of rights

Something in which I have taken great personal pride over the years is never having failed to vote in any election of any kind in my community. I know I am not alone. I’m sure there are many others who feel as I do: Voting is a civic obligation not to be taken lightly. Come November 8, I will be […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Unveiling of sign at Kit Carson Park The official unveiling of “A Chimney in the Park” Interpretive Sign will be held at Kit Carson Park on Friday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at the flagpole at the entrance to the Skate Park. The Escondido History Center and the City of Escondido have collaborated to raise awareness as well as to […]

Library teen Book Club Discusses ‘The Devil You Know’ by Trish Doller

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 14–18, meets on Saturday, November 12, in the Turrentine Room from noon to 1:30 p.m. “The Devil You Know,” by Trish Doller, is the selected title and copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at Students at […]

Pet of the Week

Name: CleoAge: 6 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Labrador/RhodesianRidgeback mixID #: 222013Adoption Fee: $95 Cleo, a 6-year-old Labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix is an absolute beauty, inside and out. She loves snuggling with her volunteers, going for long walks and exploring our play yard. She previously lived with cats and another dog and because of her sweet-as-pie personality, we think she would also […]

Candidate answers critics who accuse him of exaggerating his experience

Accused of exaggerating his role as a volunteer at the City Treasurer’s office, Doug Shultz, who is running to replace longtime incumbent Ken Hugins, has put out two statements clarifying what his job as a volunteer was for the city treasurer. On his website Shultz has posted the following: Official Statement about “Volunteering as Assistant City Treasurer “When Doug Shultz […]