Lawsuits against Board of Supervisors might affect local large developments

 ‘Just because the system is rigged doesn’t mean we have to take it’— Jacqueline Arsivaud A lawsuit filed against the Board of Supervisors by a former candidate for the board and her allies could put in jeopardy— or possibly just slow down—several large developments the county Department of Planning & Development Services had planned to get approved before the current […]

Prepare now before a disaster strikes

Palomar Health to host 3rd annual Disaster Preparedness Fair in Escondido  Learn what you need to prepare now to help your family, friends and neighbors in the event of a disaster. Speak with industry experts about how to fortify your home against wildfires and earthquakes and where to take your animals if you have to evacuate.  Experience the intense shaking […]

Escondido Republicans open campaign HQ

The Escondido Republican Campaign Headquarters held its ‘Grand Opening’ on Saturday, August 25 afternoon.  The HQ is located at 101 E. Grand Ave., Escondido. After TERC President, Jim Murtland, welcomed the crowd, Mayor Sam Abed and Councilmember Ed Gallo addressed the enthusiastic group. In addition to seeing the large work area and meeting room for the first time, attendees enjoyed […]

Escondido woman chosen “San Diego Idol” winner

Erica Champagne, who lives on the border of Escondido and Valley Center, and considers herself a resident of both, was chosen to audition for “America Idol” last week. She told the Times-Advocate “I had the incredible honor to audition for American Idol this morning! ABC News chose me as their ‘San Diego Idol’ winner! So I was one of the […]

Prop. 6 sues to stop Caltrans crews from distributing campaign fliers

Proponent of Prop. 6, the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative, are accusing Caltrans workers of breaking state law and distributing Campaign fliers opposed to Prop 6. Yes on Prop. 6 has filed ethics complaints with three law enforcement agencies.  California law prohibits the use of taxpayer money to engage in a political campaign. However, Yes on Prop. 6 claims that happened […]

Escondido woman honored by American Society of Travel Advisors

Patricia Hager, an Escondido resident and travel agent, was recently honored by the American Society of Travel Advisors with the Entrepreneur of the Year award.  She won the honor for developing a website, for senior single travelers of the same gender who live locally, to connect and plan trips together and save money by avoiding the single supplement on […]

Caimans rebound nicely with 24-18 win over Montgomery

On August 17, the Classical Academy football team found itself on the island of Oahu, preparing to open its season in that faraway paradise against Waimea. Up to that point, the entire experience of having traveled to Hawaii and then being able to soak up the local culture had been a most educational and rewarding one. But as for the […]

Lake Wohlford to go to weekend schedule after Labor Day

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (open seven days a week)  dock closes: 7 p.m.  Last Plant:  750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday August 3. Next Plant:  Rainbow Trout in December.  Water temperature: At surface 80.42 f., 5.52 D.O. @ 10’ 81.50 f., 4.98 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are currently banned.      Permit and […]

Free art lesson at CCAE Sept. 8

The Education Department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido is hosting another free 2nd Saturday art lesson on Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Made popular during the Victorian era, marmotinto, or sand painting, has seen resurgence since the late 20th century. Employ this traditional, Victorian art form to create a balancing, vivid mandala in this month’s […]

Música en la Plaza music series returns for another season beginning Sept. 7

Bring your dancing shoes and join us for the return of Música en la Plaza.  This is a free music series which happens every Friday in September from 6–10 p.m. in the Lyric Court at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. From Cumbia and Huapango, to Salsa and Norteña, these rhythms will move you to get up and dance […]