Escondido celebrates grads with a parade

Sunday between 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Escondido grads paraded down Grand Avenue with decorated vehicles and Class of 2020 graduates in their caps and gowns. It was an opportunity to give the grads something that the COVID-19 lockdown has denied them in terms of walking to a podium to accept their diplomas. The sidewalks of Grand Avenue were dotted with spectators […]

City Hall reopens: with changes

Escondido City Hall reopened Monday, June 15 with a few modifications. Both walk-ups and appointments are welcome. In an effort to ensure quick and efficient service and to reduce your wait time, staff encourages residents to conduct business online with the City using the city’s Online Services Portal. Visitors will check in outside at a new information booth and facial […]

Escondido Post Office offers Senior Hours

To help provide a safer environment for senior customers, the Escondido Post Office located at 1157 W. Mission Ave., has implemented senior-only open times. These special hours are available at both offices every Tuesday from 8 – 8:30 a.m. to allow seniors an opportunity to easily conduct their postal business. Senior Tuesdays will be available for customers 60 years and […]

Dr. Jack Kahn named interim college superintendent/president starting July 1

At its regular monthly meeting on June 9, the Governing Board of the Palomar Community College District unanimously voted to appoint Dr. Jack Kahn as Interim Superintendent/President of the District effective July 1, 2020.  Dr. Kahn has been serving as Acting Superintendent/President since December 2019. Each member of the Governing Board provided statements of support and approbation of Dr. Kahn, […]

Letter to the Editor: EXCELLENT, WELL-WRITTEN OPINION PIECE

Editor, Times-Advocate:  We want to thank Escondido City Councilman, Mike Morasco, for his excellent, well-written opinion piece that appeared in the June 11 issue of The Times Advocate.  (If you haven’t read it, please do!)  In addition we want to take this opportunity to express our 100% support for the entire Escondido Police Department (EPD) and especially for the men […]

Letter to the Editor: PLEASE, HELP MOVE THIS PROJECT ALONG

Editor, Times-Advocate: KB Home and the City of Escondido have been unable to work together to allow construction to start on the Oak Creek development near Felicity Park.  We thought we were fortunate to purchase one of the first five homes to be sold in this development. KB Home sold the lot/home in August 2019 with the promise of having […]

Letter to the Editor: RENAME KIT CARSON PARK

Editor, Times-Advocate: These are changing social times where America is confronting its racist past. It is time for the city of Escondido to re-evaluate the name of Kit Carson. A park honoring this “Indian” killer stands in Escondido, but overlooked is the racist hatred this man carried against Native people.  Kit Carson led genocidal campaigns to wipe out Native tribes […]

Letter to the Editor: EFFECTIVE, SENSIBLE, FACT-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS

Editor, Times-Advocate: In this moment in history when we are looking for leaders with vision and understanding, it was especially discouraging to read the June 12 Op-Ed by Escondido Councilmember Mike Morasco demonstrating neither. First, he seemed to miss the point of the June 3 Take a Knee event at City Hall, which he did not even attend. I was […]

Letter to the Editor: LOOK CAREFULLY AT HIRING, EDUCATION OF POLICE

Editor, Times-Advocate: My encounters with Escondido police have always been very positive, but what is happening across the country requires that we take a careful look at the hiring, education and training of all police officers.  When we entrust a person with a gun and the authority to use it, we must make sure that the officers with that authority […]

Timing is everything

ED GALLO SPEAKS

We’ve probably all heard the expression that “timing is everything.” Some examples would be the timing that Hall of Fame baseball professionals Tony Gwynn and Ted Williams had in using a round object to hit another round object successfully. Or the timing in football of the Rivers to Gates combo or the Fouts to Winslow tandem. They all had good […]


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