City’s preparation trumps the rains

Getting ready for last year’s El Niño storms that fizzled put the City of Escondido in fine shape to deal with the much larger than usual rainfall over the last few days. Early this week Escondido Director of Public Works Ed Domingue released a recap over the city’s response to the recent rains. “We have been very fortunate as the […]

City to offer programs for small businesses in February

The following free small business offerings will start next month at City Hall in partnership with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center: February 10, 9 a.m.–noon the city will hold the “Meet the Buyers” event in City Council Chambers, Training Room #1 and the Mitchell Room, 9 a.m. There is no fee to attend. REGISTER NOW at […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Commissioners needed The City of Escondido is recruiting volunteers to serve on various Boards or Commissions. Applications are being accepted for the following: -Building Advisory and Appeals Board -Youth Member to serve a One-Year Term on the Community Services Commission -Library Board of Trustees -Personnel Board of Review -Planning Commission -Public Art Commission For information on qualifications and an application […]

Emergency pipeline repair begins on North Hale Avenue

Emergency repair for a 24-inch pipeline on North Hale Avenue between North Tulip Street and the North County Transit District railroad tracks began on Tuesday, January 24, and is anticipated to be completed by February 10, according to a statement issued this week by the City of Escondido. Motorists should expect delays along North Hale Avenue. The inside traffic lanes […]

Lake Hodges is half full

Lake Hodges, which provides probably the most visible demonstration of how dry or wet it is in North County, is about half full after several weeks of on and off rain, and a week of really heavy rain. The Times-Advocate asked Isam Hireish, P.E., MSCE Deputy Director of Water System Operations Division of the Public Utilities Department of the City […]

Escondido College News

News of Escondido residents attending college here and around the country.

Local Students Serve with Mexico Outreach Azusa Pacific University students served with Mexico Outreach during the fall semester. They were Kaitlin Estelle, Cole Mizel and Kelsey Geckeler, all of Escondido. Mexico Outreach was founded on the principle that young people of all ages can be effective in sharing the Gospel. APU sends 17 student teams to Mexicali to serve in […]

California Pizza Kitchen isn’t just about pizza

The new California Pizza Kitchen in the Westfield Mall January 11 cohosted with Ballast Point Brewery a lavish tasting event where this trendy eatery brought out some of its newest and tastiest offerings in a beer and food pairing night that demonstrated that CPK isn’t just about pizza. The evening was hosted by CPK’s head of culinary innovation Chef Brian […]

Pet of the Week

Name: EmberAge: 6 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Shepherd/Labrador mixID #: 230595Adoption Fee: $95 Ember, 6-year-old Shepherd/Labrador mix, is looking for a patient family to call her own. Sweet Ember is a shy, sensitive soul who will need a calm, loving family to earn her trust. She will need an experienced adopter in an adult only home who will spend some […]


Local Fastsigns receives national award Fastsigns of Escondido received national recognition out of more than almost 650 locations worldwide at the 2017 Fastsigns Convention, which was recently held in Phoenix, Arizona. The locally owned and operated business received two awards including the Pinnacle Club Award, which is given to the centers ranked 26 to 125 for sales volume between Oct. […]

On the Menu

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Serves 8 4 heads of broccoli chopped into florets ( no stems )1 lb bacon cooked, diced1 red onion diced4 cups golden raisins4 cups Marie’s Poppyseed Salad dressing Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix to combine. If you are prepping this the night before, leave the dressing off until about an hour before serving. Quick, easy and delicious! […]