Roberts, Gaspar race still not decided

For the first time in 30 years an incumbent member of the Board of Supervisors may be unseated. The see-saw vote counting in the race between Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts, running for a second term and his challenger, Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar is going down to the wire. Right now, it’s advantage Gaspar. At this writing Gaspar was leading […]

Community in Unity Dec. 1 brings city together to help the less fortunate

The 6th annual Community in Unity event will happen Thursday, December 1, 5:31 p.m.-8 p.m. at Escondido City Hall under the dome. The event combines local food and beverages from some of Escondido’s premier chefs and business along with collecting toys and pajamas for deserving children. Note: that time for event’s beginning is correct. Everything begins one minute after City […]

City promotes: ‘Spend It! In Escondido’

The City of Escondido is urging local residents to spend their money in their hometown. It is promoting a buy local campaign during the holidays. In a recent release Mayor Sam Abed urged: “With the busiest shopping season of the year about to begin, this is a good time to remind residents about a community awareness campaign called Spend It! […]

Landfill dead in Gregory Canyon

The saga of Gregory Canyon Landfill has ended. The dump is dead. The issue over whether there will or won’t be a dump at Gregory Canyon has loomed as an issue in North County for nearly three decades. In 1994 the voters of San Diego County approved of putting a dump at this site which is near the intersection of […]

‘Carols by Candlelight’ will brighten lives of children in Rady’s Children’s Hospital

America’s Country & Pop singer BJ Thomas, to headline fundraiser

For 27 years, our community has come together for a spectacular Christmas Concert created in 1990 by Steve Vaus and Wayne Nelson, “Carols by Candlelight.” Name entertainers, local businesses and the San Diego community, join forces to make a difference in the lives of young children being cared for at Rady Children’s Hospital. Five time Grammy winner BJ Thomas will […]

The results are in

Thanks to my wonderful district, I am honored to have been re-elected to continue to serve as your voice in Sacramento. While the November 8th general election will be bringing a new direction and lots of new faces to Washington DC, to governors’ mansions and to legislatures across the nation, in many ways California is moving against the tide. Even […]

Firefighters knock down garage blaze in 20 minutes

Saturday November 19, at about 4:30 p.m., Escondido Fire Department units were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 529 El Rancho Lane in east Escondido. The first arriving engine reported heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage area. Escondido Firefighters were able to knock the fire down in about 20 minutes. There was some extension of the fire […]

Five no hitters in a row EsoteRick

~ Guest Opinion

What Donald Trump accomplished is going down in history as a phenomenon. It is so over the top when you look at the odds, the opposition and the energy it took a 70-year-old man to do what NO ONE thought possible. I would compare it to pitching five major league no hitters, no, five complete game no hitters, in a […]

Member of Mass. tribe takes issue with version of Thanksgiving story

~ Guest Opinion

In response to your guest opinion column “The Last of the Patuxets: A Thanksgiving Story” I am compelled to ask the author to please acknowledge that his account is pure fantasy. I can appreciate that Robert Alan Ward attempts to tell the critical backstory of the arrival of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth colony, but by layering fiction over […]


CONCERNS ARISE ABOUT DOWNTOWN DESALINATION PLANT Editor, Times-Advocate: Escondido Mayor Abed held a Town Hall Meeting during April 2016, when a Neighborhood Group president and neighbors expressed opposition to City’s newest location for proposed construction/operation of a Membrane Filtration/ Reverse Osmosis (MFRO) facility to distribute desalinated water to agricultural growers. Audience questions generated responses from Chris McKinney (Utilities Director), and […]