Escondido kids do well at county fair

Once again Escondido high school students did well at the San Diego County Fair livestock competition. In the Market Hog division, the Grand Champion hog was raised by Sierra Takacs of Escondido FFA. The 2017 division champion swine was also raised by Sierra Takacs. In Market Goats, the Reserve Grand Champion was raised by Sage Drohan of Escondido FFA., who […]

EDCO opens recycling plant capable of processing 100K pounds / hour

On Friday, EDCO, in partnership with the City of Escondido, unveiled its new “On the Road to Zero Waste” comingling recycling facility and administrative offices located on Mission Avenue in Escondido. The 70,000-square foot facility is the newest in the country, and can process 100,000 pounds of commingled recycling every hour. Up to 520 billion pounds of material can be […]

Review of Esc. Country Club project begins

The City of Escondido June 28 released for public review the proposed “Villages” project in the Escondido Country Club and golf course area. The 4,800-page draft EIR will be available for public review for 45 days from that date. All available infmation, the Draft EIR, and a periodic E-Newsletter providing updates are available using the following link:  Anyone can […]

Library board to hear presentation on outsourcing July 11

The Escondido Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for July 11, at 2 p.m. at the Library Board Room. The board will hear a presentation on “outsourcing of library services.” City staff have so far had two meetings with the Maryland-based Library Systems and Services to discuss the proposal. The possibility of outsourcing library services using the company was discussed […]

Fire dept. installs alarms in mobile home park

Last week the Escondido Fire Department completed its smoke alarm installation project at the Mobile Park West. “Our installation project was a success with 95 total homes that were inspected and a total of 338 alarms were installed!” Sandra Bauer, fire inspector/investigator told The Times-Advocate. Along with this installation was also an educational component which included an escape route for […]

Shifting library into private hands would be a bad move

~ Guest Opinion

  As a resident of Escondido, a professional librarian for 28 years and a concerned public citizen, I wish to express my opposition to any plans to shift the operation of the Escondido Public Library into private hands. This would be a very bad move for the City and the Library for many reasons: 1. Ever since their establishment nearly […]

Neighborhood Healthcare: committed to quality care

Last week at the Legislature’s “Non-Profit Day” I was happy to recognize Neighborhood Healthcare of Escondido as my nonprofit of the year. Joining me at the Sacramento Convention Center ceremony were Tracy Ream, Neighborhood Healthcare’s Chief Executive Officer, Elmer Cameron, board member, and Terri Vise, director of strategy and compliance. Committed to providing quality health care and wellness, Neighborhood Healthcare […]


Editor, Times Advocate: After Joining the VFW and spending some time with its members at various patriotic venues, I have come to appreciate the time, effort, and continued service that is put forth by the soldiers, sailors and Marines and even some of the Air Force! Marching in review to the Marine Corps hymn upon graduation from boot camp is […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Democratic Party Club to meet July 9 At their monthly general meeting the Escondido Democratic Party’s guest speaker will focus on the affordable housing crisis. High housing costs and lack of affordable housing is nothing new in California. This week, several local news outlets shared reports of decreased apartment vacancies in the region. Guest speaker will be Ginger Hitzke, an […]

Join Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Club

Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, July 29, from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room as a part of the Library’s annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults, which runs from June 19 to July 31. Attend events, read for enjoyment, and earn opportunities to win […]