Editor, Times-Advocate:  I want to work with Mayor and Deputy Mayor, to overcome common beliefs often held by business leaders that efforts to achieve economic progress and prosperity are in conflict with goals for environmental quality, planet sustainability, and renewable energy.  As recognized in City of Escondido’s CEDS document, these objectives are not mutually exclusive after all, and this forms […]

Letter to the Editor: FORGET ABOUT THE WALL

Editor, Times-Advocate: I have a thought. Forget about the wall, forget about immigration policy, just let everyone in. Then when tax rates soar to 90% to cover all the freebies we offer illegals, then people might re-consider a wall. These are dangerous times. LAWRENCE STENECK, Escondido


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Mac” and Martinez soothe business leaders” Mayor, nobody wants to invest, purchase a home, start a business in Escondido, wanna know why?  (1) Nobody wants to spend $450.000 plus on a home for twenty years when the neighborhood will tank.  Endless school and municipal bond measures passing, makes your property worthless, why take a loss when your […]

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation hold groundbreaking

Saturday the Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation held a groundbreaking for Phase 1 of its building and renovation plan. Mayor Paul “Mac” McNamara and City Council Member Michael Morasco were among the VIPs. Phase 1 includes a new 2659 sq. ft. Multipurpose Building with 5 classrooms or meeting rooms, an office, and a kitchenette.  It also includes an expanded parking lot […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of Escondido in court case

For all the cracks we hear about how the city of Escondido loses a lot of court cases, here’s one where the city won a case, or part of it anyway—and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was overruled by U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. States Supreme Court, in a Per Curiam (meaning unanimous) ruling released on January 7, 2019, […]

Another Civil War veteran found at Valley Center Cemetery

The Valley Center History Museum, which has a major and popular permanent exhibition on local veterans, has added one more name to its display of Civil War soldiers who lived in Valley Center and is buried in the local cemetery. With the addition of William C. Ball, the roster has grown to 13.  The recent discovery of Ball was made […]

Trout planting this week

~Lake Wohlford Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (open seven days a week), dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3rd. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday January 16th. Water temperature: At surface 50.72 f., 8.52 D.O. @ 15’ 50.72 f., 8.32 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are […]

Holiday Food for Fines raised 56 crates of food

Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines event was a community success. This popular program provided Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account through food donations.  The collection drive ran from November 26 through December 31, 2018, and the library accumulated 56 crates of food weighing 1,680 pounds. Proceeds from the […]

Library hosts winter-spring 2019 events for families

Escondido Public Library offers special programming for children and their families in the month of January. All events are free and open to the public. Weekly Baby Storytimes at SDCDM for pre-walkers–3 years old and their families. Every Monday starting January 7, from 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., children and their families can attend Baby Storytime at the San Diego […]

Esco’s fast start, strong finish too much for Jaguars

In a fascinating game that featured three rather remarkable scoring runs – two of which were fashioned by the visiting team – the Escondido High Cougars went on to secure a pivotal 77-54 victory over rival and host Valley Center last Friday night. Very few contests are capable of offering up such dramatic and extended switches in momentum as was […]

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