It’s always fire season in California


California has already reached historic levels in acres burned – 700 fires with over 1.3 million acres burned!  As always, California’s first responders are on the job, protecting our lives, our property, our families, everything we hold dear. We owe them our cooperation, our respect and our support.  Last winter’s heavy rainfall generated a huge amount of fuel in our […]

Letter to the Editor: OFFICIALS SHOULD PRIORITIZE SUICIDE PREVENTION

Editor, Times-Advocate:  September is Suicide Prevention Month and it’s important that we are there for each other and take steps to prevent suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s theme for the month is to #KeepGoing, by taking simple actions to safeguard our mental health and save lives. From learning the warning signs for suicide and what to do if […]

Recycle Right: County and I Love A Clean San Diego offer tips

Recycle Right by getting “Back to Basics,” and Refuse, Reuse and Recycle the right material to help ensure what goes in the blue bin gets remade into new products. WasteFreeSD.org and the County of San Diego’s new Recycle Right webpage are countywide resources for all residents. Most people want to do the right thing when it comes to recycling, but […]

Advisory: Go Safely, California: September is Pedestrian Safety Month

September is Pedestrian Safety Month and the Escondido Police Department will join law enforcement agencies across the state to educate the public on how to be safe when walking or driving. While the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire emergencies have had an impact on Californians, the safety of pedestrians remains a cause for concern. Since 2009, the number of pedestrians killed […]

Police supervisors complete probationary period

Sergeants Russ Whitaker and Ryan VanZandt successfully completed their year-long probationary period as police supervisors. Congratulations on your achievement. Sgt. Whitaker is pictured receiving his certificate from Capt. Dave Cramer.

Drake recognized with 2020 Industry Icon Award

David Drake, a long-time resident of Escondido, the  Vice President of Hadronex, and the treasurer of the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District board of directors, was recently recognized with the 2020 Industry Icon Award by Water and Waste Digest, an industry-related technical magazine which covers breaking news and new developments in water and wastewater products, projects, and technology.  The […]

History Center honors Jane Trussell as an Escondido Forever Legend

Jane Trussell passed away on December 22, 2019 at home in the San Pasqual Valley, a couple of months after being selected as an Escondido Forever Legend by the Escondido History Center.   During her 100 years she was an inspiration to countless kids and adults who were privileged to know her. Jane Trussell, an Escondido Forever Legend, was born […]

1st responders help 6-year old celebrate birthday

Escondido resident David Carlin was set to celebrate his 6th birthday on August 22. When David grows up he wants to be a police officer. His mother said of him, “He is always making sure everyone is following the rules.” Due to COVID-19 restrictions, David’s birthday celebration was not going to pan out how he wanted. That’s when his mother […]

Local Assistance League chapter celebrates 35th year of community service


This past Saturday, Inland North County Assistance League launched celebration of its 35th year as a local chapter of the national Assistance League, highlighting both its formation in 1985 and its pathways to the future. On hand for rollout of the celebration, at the organization’s Thrift and Consignment store (2068 E Valley Pkwy), was Escondido resident Marti Ferry, one of […]

Escondido library gets tech upgrades

Over the past several months, city and library staff have been working on two technology projects.  A major upgrade was made to the audio and video technology in the Turrentine Room – the  library’s main programming and public meeting space.  The improved technology will be put into play immediately as so many programs and meetings are now being conducted in […]