Fire Chief gone after less than a year on the job

After a week on administrative leave Fire Chief Russ Knowles has reportedly been let go by the City of Escondido. Knowles was named fire chief last year and took over June 5, 2016. He succeeded Chief Mike Lowry, who was chief for 34 years. Knowles is a 25-year veteran of the force.  It is unknown at this time why the […]

Ortega making an immediate impact with the Gulls

One of the storylines that really resonates with the sporting public is the saga of a local boy going off somewhere and making good. Taking it a step further, it becomes even more compelling when said athlete subsequently returns and starts making noise as a member of the hometown professional franchise. Dreams don’t get much better or more satisfying than […]

A Ship in the Woods to close out WAKE exhibit Saturday

A Ship in the Woods (aka WSOHOIDPS) will present a closing event for the exhibition, WAKE on Saturday, April 22 and will feature immersive art installations. The event starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 11 pm. According to co-executive director Lianne Mueller, “This event looks at both human weakness, our past and the beauty of our own decay.  For […]

650 plus Escondido homes made energy and efficiency improvements through HERO program

When California state legislators voted to approve Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), Escondido was one of the first areas to embrace this innovative home energy and efficiency financing model. Escondido, as well as San Diego County and many others within the county, adopted PACE with the goal of helping local homeowners make renewable energy and energy- and water-efficiency upgrades that […]


Annual clean-up effort this Saturday

Get your photo on the front page Get your picture on the front page of the Times-Advocate, AND win some other prizes when you take part in this Saturday’s 15th annual Creek to Bay Clean-up, a partnership of Escondido Shines and I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD.) The clean-up goes from 9 a.m.-noon. Anyone can participate in Saturday’s clean-up, […]