Escondido college and career fair – September 21

A free College and Career Fair will be held on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at San Pasqual High School located at 3300 Bear Valley Parkway. Representatives from over 100 colleges and universities will be on hand to provide information to students and their parents about entrance requirements, application deadlines, and majors. Representatives also will be there for those interested in […]

Fall Grand Avenue Festival coming in October

From one end of Grand to the other, there is something for everyone! The Fall Grand Ave Festival on Sunday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, will be brimming with local entertainment on two stages featuring talent from professional and not for profit studios as well as high school and elementary […]

“First Wednesdays” means free concerts at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

For over a decade, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido has hosted First Wednesdays.  First Wednesdays is the Center’s longest-running, free, community concert series which is held on the first Wednesday of every month from September 2017 through June 2018. The series normally takes place in the 400-seat Center Theater, but due to a number of sold-out shows in […]

Oregon county library report critical of LS&S

‘We are watching’ how LS&S handles situation, says Epp

A report on a county library system in Oregon run by the same company the city plans to hire to run its library has surfaced. The report is not complimentary. At the August 23 city council meeting when the decision was made to negotiate a contract with Maryland-based Library Systems & Services (LS&S) to operate the Escondido Public Library, much […]

3rd annual Tamale Festival to be held Nov. 11

Escondido Downtown Business Association will be sponsoring the 3rd Annual, Escondido Tamale Festival November 11, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at Grape Day Park. “The Escondido Tamale Festival is a celebration of tamales and all the great Latin foods that have become iconic staples of California’s culture.  It’s a look back at the history of the Spanish and Mexican settlers who have […]

Traveling 9/11 Memorial the centerpiece of Monday’s ceremony

Senior citizens from across Escondido gathered at the police and fire headquarters on Monday afternoon to pay tribute to First Responders on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Local real estate agent Wendy Moldow, along with Police Chief Craig Carter and Fire Chief Rick Vogt, were on hand to talk about […]

A new initiative on drugs

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the coordinating committee of a 5-year Stanford Neurosciences Institute initiative to foster collaboration between scientists and policymakers focused on drug addiction. The Stanford initiative will be national in scope, with committee members tasked to develop plans for its launch, and to provide ongoing advice and guidance to maximize […]

Why freak out over an election commission?


I can pretty much tell what political party/ideology you belong to by how you answer this question: Which is more important: That everyone who is eligible votes, even if it means that some votes will be cast illegally? Or that all votes that are cast are cast by legal voters, even if that means some legal voters will be prevented […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: The article, “Council did not pre-judge library issue…”  raised more issues than it settled.  It is late in the game, however, as I digest the council’s decision, to pursue negotiations with a single entity, I am puzzled by the lack of interest in considering other sources. Councilman Morasco mentions a lack of interest in investigating a possible contract […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: As a former Army and Air Force intel specialist and a career sales rep, I developed a healthy respect for “numbers.”  Yes, numbers can lie, that is true, but they only lie in the way they get used and, at times, manipulated; numbers themselves are raw data largely.  From the numbers or data points, certain assumptions arise following […]