City to hold scoping meeting on latest Esc. Country Club proposal Feb. 13

Every struggle has its battle cry. For Texans it was “Remember the Alamo! For Americans entering into World War I it was “The Yanks are Coming!” and for the homeowners of the old Escondido Country Club area who have drawn up battle lines to oppose the proposed General Plan Amendment by New Urban West, Inc. (NUWI), the cry “392 is […]

60 attend Paul the Great job fair

Friday January 27 John Paul the Great Catholic University in downtown Escondido had its first ever career fair for students. A spokesman for the university commented, “As the university grows, we’re developing our relationships with local businesses who are interested in hiring our students. This is just one of the ways JPCatholic is positively contributing to the Escondido economy.” Companies […]

Local unemployment figures continue downward

Unemployment rates in San Diego County continued to inch down, and Escondido’s figures were right there in a median of the County. According to statistics for December released by California Employment Development Department (EDD) the unemployment rate dropped 0.1% in December to 4.2% for San Diego County, matching May’s low and 0.6% lower than a year ago. San Diego’s unemployment […]

Escondido CERT Academy to hold spring training

Escondido Fire will be holding their Spring CERT academy on March 4, 5 and 11. The CERT academy is open and free to all Escondido Residents. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is a joint effort between the Escondido Fire Department and you, a member of the community, to become better prepared for emergencies. CERT program instructors from […]

City studies sites for BMX course

The Escondido city council Wednesday, February 1 heard a preliminary presentation from the staff on the process involved to get proposals from possible BMX operators. BMX, the popular name for bicycle motocross is a sport that began in the early 1970s in Southern California, has grown to be popular all over the world. It is now an official Olympic sport, […]

Combating the heroin epidemic

~ Guest Opinion

My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Act helps to combat the growth of heroin and Opioid abuse throughout California. Heroin, a cheaper equivalent to Opioids, has become widely available, and unfortunately, California is now ground zero in this escalating epidemic. Heroin use has increased across the United States in all age groups and all income […]


The First Amendment: Not just a good idea

February is First Amendment month, and yes, I know that it’s kind of silly all of the “months” that we have. Some of them are quite good, like “Black History Month,” “Great American Pie Month,” “National Heart Month,” and “National Macadamia Nut Month.” Can we all agree that the First Amendment is a good idea? In fact, it’s not just […]



Editor, Times-Advocate: With great interest, I read Rick Elkin’s “Guest Opinion” in the January 26 edition of The Times-Advocate. In this piece, Mr. Elkin vociferously decries what he considers the ignorance of citizens, the media and performers who “equate” President Trump with Adolph Hitler. I would like to decry Mr. Elkin’s black and white thinking. First of all, many people […]

Where to get sand bags

The City of Escondido provides sand and empty bags for filling at the Escondido Sports Center in Kit Carson Park, located at 3333 Bear Valley Parkway. Sand bags and sand will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by checking in at the Sports Center Customer Counter. Escondido residents will need to bring identification, as well […]

City council to hold workshop Feb. 15

Following each election, the Escondido City Council holds a workshop to develop its Action Plan for the next two years. The Action Plan represents the City Council’s collective vision for Escondido’s future and the strategies that will be used to achieve that vision. On February 15, the City Council will hold a public workshop at 12:30 p.m. in the Mitchell […]