Reports of Callers Impersonating SDG&E on the Rise

Whether it’s an email from a foreign prince asking you to send money so he can access his fortune, a text with a link to a fake website requesting your personal information, or an automated phone call with an offer that just seems too good to be true, consumer scams can come in many forms.   Unfortunately, there are a […]

Country Club concerns dominate town hall meeting

The concerns of residents of the old Escondido Country Club area dominated the discussion at Wednesday’s Town Hall meeting as Mayor Sam Abed assured them that he doesn’t support the current design of 392 homes submitted to the city by New Urban West earlier this year. About 100 residents attended the May 17 town hall meeting. Country Club residents made […]

Local detective recognized for stopping a sex predator

Recently Detective Jeff Udvarhelji of the Escondido Police Department was one of several area officers honored with the Crime Stoppers “Enough is Enough” Award. The awards banquet, held on April 20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley, hailed the detective for his work in catching a registered sex offender who was luring young victims via social media. The case, […]

Spring festival: It was a hot one

EUHSD appoints April Moore assistant super

Dr. April Moore has joined the Escondido Union High School District leadership team as assistant superintendent, educational services. The EUHSD Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Moore who will begin her position on July 1,  following the retirement of Dr. Karen Rizzi. According to a statement from the district: “Dr. April Moore’s leadership style is one focused on […]

First food distribution set for June 8

The first food distribution for the Summer Kids & Community Pantry will be for Thursday, June 8, 11:30 a.m.¬–12:30 a.m. at Orange Glen High School. Receive nutritious food for you and your family. This program, in conjunction with Feeding San Diego, provides families with 20-25 lbs. of FREE produce and staples. The first distribution is set for June 8 at […]

Donation will allow ER expansion: reduce wait times

The Palomar Health Foundation has received a $100,000 donation from the physicians’ group CEP America, to expand Palomar Medical Center Escondido’s emergency room. “CEP America supports Palomar Health’s mission to provide the best patient care,” said Dr. Jaime Rivas, CEP America immediate past board chairman and Palomar Health Emergency Department Medical Director. “An expanded emergency room will reduce wait times, […]

Students honored for water posters

Fourth grade Students of Reidy Creek Elementary School and North Broadway School were among 130 entries in the North County Water Agencies’ (NCWA) sponsored poster contest to encourage water awareness.  Other Escondido elementary schools that participated were Miller, Rock Springs and Bernardo. The top three entries are awarded gift certificates for $100, $75 and $50. The top three entries are […]

SB 567 would harm family owned businesses and corporations

Today, the Senate Governance and Finance Committee considered SB 567 (Lara: D-Bell Gardens), proposing multiple tax hikes on California businesses, who already have one of the highest tax burdens in the country, subsequently making California even less competitive. The California Chamber of Commerce is opposing this bill. Here is a snippet how this bill will affect both family-owned businesses and […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Yesterday I was sitting at a stoplight behind a police car. The exhaust system of the car was so new that the metal had not yet been changed by the heat. I don’t disparage the police and their new cars but on the other hand I feel like Phil Mahre when he won the slalom in the 1984 […]