Editor, Times-Advocate:  Election season is a great time to make our voices heard and exercise our constitutional right to vote for candidates and issues we believe in. This is the beauty of our country, but the unfortunate side of elections is negative campaigning and mudslinging. Recently, there has been campaign-related information that casts Palomar Health in a negative light and […]

Candidate Garcia responds to donation criticism

City council candidate Joe Garcia, running for the 3rd District, this week responded to criticism that he shouldn’t have accepted campaign contributions of $4,300 from Safari Highland LLC, a developer group proposing a controversial project in the San Pasqual Valley.   Both his opponents, Don Greene and Dara Czerwonka, have criticized Garcia for not giving the contribution back. Asked to […]

FPPC rejects Greene’s complaint against Dara Czerwonka

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has rejected a claim that was brought against the campaign of Dara Czerwonka, who is running for the District 3 seat of the Escondido City Council. The claim was brought by candidate Don Greene, who is also running for the 3rd District seat. The FPPC has rejected Don Greene’s complaint and closed the […]

The Super Dentists save Halloween 2020

The Super Dentists love to celebrate Halloween and 2020 is no different. Their superheroes are working hard to Save Halloween with a special and safe drive-thru Halloween. So, grab your Super Family and quarantine crew for a 2020-style Halloween celebration, Saturday, Oct. 31 from 11 a.m. ¬– 1 p.m. in the parking lot of their Kearny Mesa office, 9737 Aero […]

Bond refunding will save taxpayers $21.2 M

Taxpayers in the Palomar Community College District will save $21.2 million in future debt payments as a result of a bond refunding process that was completed on Thursday, October 15. In order to take advantage of uncommonly low interest rates, “We performed a careful analysis of how we might optimize savings to our taxpayers, and identified about $200 million of […]

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy announces Crest Trail Challenge

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) this week issued its fourth Coast to Crest Trail Challenge to hikers who will explore some of San Dieguito River Valley’s most iconic spots along the Coast to Crest Trail. From now to June 30, 2021, participants must complete the five designated hikes listed below, in any order, on their own time. Everyone […]

EPD officer promoted to detective

Officer Brittany Sheats was hired as a police officer in Escondido in September of 2011. Prior to that, she worked in the EPD Gang Unit as a department specialist managing gang documentation. While working as a patrol officer, she was assigned to several collateral duties, including the Emergency Negotiations Team and the PC 290 Enforcement Team. Officer Sheats holds a […]

Marcus Preciado new Athletic Director at Classical Academy High School

Marcus Preciado is the new Athletic Director at Classical Academy High School. Preciado has been leading corporate and non-profit teams for over 25 years and has over a decade of experience coaching rec, club, and high school sports; including serving as a football coach at CAHS.  “Marcus clearly exemplifies our organization’s cultural values and recognizes the role that athletics can […]

Escondido police awarded grant to improve traffic data reporting

The Escondido Police Department received a $24,800 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to streamline processes to collect and report traffic data. “This program is new for 2021 and is an effort to improve how quickly crash data is collected and reported,” OTS Director Barbara Rooney said. “High quality safety data is critical. It’s used to determine […]

Hawthorne Cat opens Escondido branch

Hawthorne Cat, the exclusive Cat equipment dealer in San Diego, the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Region, has opened a new retail showroom in Escondido.  The Hawthorne Escondido branch was recently remodeled with the addition of a new showroom and service capabilities. Hawthorne Cat now offers everyday consumables for Cat products such as oils, filters, and grease, all in one […]