Escondido Police Awarded Traffic Safety Grant

The Escondido Police Department has been awarded a $510, 000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The Escondido Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe and improve the […]

Tamale Festival to return Nov. 11

The 3rd annual Escondido Tamale Festival will happen Saturday, November 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Grape Day Park. It will be held immediately following the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Grape Day Park. The Veterans Day ceremony will be begin Saturday, November 11 at 10 a.m. at the “Wall of Courage” in Grape Day Park followed by […]

A hot street fair

It was a warm one for the Fall Grand Avenue Festival, but the sweat-inducing weather didn’t keep the crowds away from the sights, sounds, and smells of one of the region’s largest street fairs.  The bi-annual Fall Grand Avenue Festival was another fun morning and afternoon, with thousands of pedestrians and hundreds of vendors. It was a walker’s paradise. As […]

City releases final EIR for ‘The Villages’ aka country club development

The Final EIR (environmental impact report) for The Villages is online now for public review: www.escondido.org/finaleir.aspx The Villages is the project on the former Escondido Country Club property. It is now planned for 380 dwelling, 192 single-family lots & 30 condominium lots with 188 detached and attached condos. The Planning Commission hearing on the project will be next Tuesday, October […]

It trickles UP, not down

~ Guest Opinion
Southpaw
~ a leftie living in a ‘rightie’ world

It’s a fantasy right up there with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy (BTW, for my very loyal 6-9-year-old demo, NONE of those are fantasies): TRICKLE DOWN. The trickle down economic theory is based on the faulty logic that money given to people at the top (BTW, who says they’re at the TOP of ANYthing, anyway?) will […]

Kabuki Theater of the Library Vote

~ EDITORIAL

The library outsourcing vote, which will have happened by the time you have read this article, has acquired a Kubuki theater quality. Kubuki theater, as you may know, is traditional theater in Japan where everything is choreographed to the nth degree and there are no surprises. The enjoyment comes from seeing something that is a known quantity acted out with […]

Letter to the Editor: NO TRANSPARENCY ON BUDGET

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Mayor hears concerns about library, Country Club development”:  Budget money is available for all “pet project” investments, but not for taking care of our own and their hard-earned pensions. It would be interesting to know who is getting kickbacks for all development projects. Transparency. Nope. BARBARA TAKAHARA, Escondido

Letter to the Editor: COUNTY WOULD NOT BE PREFERABLE TO CITY-RUN LIBRARY

Editor, Times-Advocate: Regarding the editorial “Careful what you wish for when it comes to libraries” from the Oct 5th edition. David Ross mentions that some opponents to Outsourcing the Escondido public library appear to think that inviting the County library system to take over the library would be a preferable choice. Yes I’ve heard some people  question if that wouldn’t […]

Letter to the Editor: CITY ONLY POSTS POSITIVE REPORTS ON LS&S ON WEBSITE

Editor, Times-Advocate: Thank you, David for your honest and unbiased reporting on the Library outsourcing issue. It certainly is in stark contrast to the one-sided and often inaccurate information the city has provided on this matter. You mention that the Cynthia Smith report on LSS is not on the city website as are many reports and opinions that oppose the […]

Reenactors to hold San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 3

California State Parks and the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteer Association will present San Pasqual Battle Day Dec. 3, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park This annual, family friendly, free North County event focuses on the interpretation and commemoration of the 1846 Battle of Pasqual, the bloodiest battle fought in California during the Mexican–American War. This year the […]


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