2020-08-27

Chamber, T-A to sponsor Candidate forums for 50th, supervisor, council


The Escondido Chamber of Commerce and The Times-Advocate are joining forces to sponsor a series of candidate forums for the 50th Congressional District, all three Escondido city council districts that are holding elections, the 75th Assembly District and the 3rd District Board of Supervisors election.  The forums will be held on a series of Wednesdays in September and October. The […]

Mike Morasco wants 4 more years on council to finish work


Mike Morasco, who has been on the Escondido City Council for ten years, is running for a fourth term, which he says will be his last if he wins reelection. He represents District 4. He was first appointed to a two year term, and has run twice since.  Why is he running? “I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve had on the […]

City to apply for $7M grant to create safe routes to school


The short August 19 meeting of the Escondido City Council included action on a grant application for funds to create “safe sidewalks” for children walking to school on Citrus Avenue; creation of a subcommittee to study revamping the process for appointments to city commissions; and an extension of the city’s business recovery program.  Safe Routes to School The council approved […]

North County adult schools offering training for workforce re-entry

With thousands of students across the region logging into online classrooms this fall, adult schools in North County are at the forefront of virtual learning and training to put adults back to work.  With a variety of online course offerings including certified nurse assistant and pharmacy technician programs, students are learning, training, and preparing to meet the needs of a […]

Letter to the Editor: RESTORE COMPETITION IN THE FREE MARKET

Editor, Times-Advocate: The title of your editorial should have been, “Quit allowing Prop. 13 to gut entrepreneurs.” I was in 6th grade when Prop. 13 passed. My father told me it would save us $500 a year on our property taxes and voted for it.  What he didn’t argue for or even probably know was how the tax cut would […]

Letter to the Editor: ARTICLE IS JUST PERFECT

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “What we have lost” As a 1954 Escondido graduate and longtime resident of Escondido, I have great compassion for your letters..  This article is just perfect.  Hits the nail on the Head. Thank you for writing it . (Growing up….I waited for the paper boy to deliver Times Advocate on the front lawn on Pinecrest where we […]

Letter to the Editor: REMOVE THE CORRUPTION OF MONEY FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT DECISIONS

Editor, Times-Advocate: We can tell it’s the political season by the developer dollars flooding into campaign coffers. In Escondido, Councilmember Mike Morasco defended receipt of an outrageous $4,300 campaign donation from the developers of Harvest Hills by attacking Sierra Club. He accused Sierra Club of being anti-development and anti-growth.  As Conservation Chair of Sierra Club’s North County Group I can […]

Letter to the Editor: GOODBYE TO POLICE AND SAFETY

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re the article: “Council moves towards reforming police and campaign finance.” “Police Chief Ed Varso presented a report on Public Safety Hiring and Practices. He emphasized that his ‘forward thinking’ department strives to treat people fairly . .”  Welcome to the end of Escondido.  For decades I remember Escondido had one of the best departments ever.  If citizens […]

Letter to the Editor: NO NEED FOR A CITIZENS OVERSIGHT BOARD

Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Council moves towards reforming police and campaign finance” A citizen’s board for WHAT?  Our police department has operated without problems up to this point, why do we need to spend tax money on bureaucrats looking to second guess our officers when we have a great internal affairs unit. This sounds like these council people have been reading […]


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