Trumpism . . . and the three metaphors of mayhem

It is entirely disingenuous to suggest the “Stop The Steal” march on the Capitol was in any way different than the Civil Rights March in Selma Alabama, and Watts Rebellion in 1965, the Los Angeles Riots in 1992, or the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis last Summer. In fact, all of them have much in common: They were instigated, not […]

Mocking Americanism

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It is entirely disingenuous to suggest the “Stop The Steal” march on the Capitol was in any way different than the Civil Rights March in Selma Alabama, and Watts Rebellion in 1965, the Los Angeles Riots in 1992, or the George Floyd riots in Minneapolis last Summer. In fact, all of them have much in common: They were instigated, not […]

City will host tax preparation service for seniors

Since Escondido’s senior center is closed, where do seniors get assistance in preparing their income tax returns? We reached out to Teresa Collins, the city’s deputy director of communications for the answer. She put us in touch with Jilaine Hernandez who runs the Park Avenue Community Center: “We will be hosting this service and they are expected to start March […]

University students enjoying in person classes in Escondido

  The several hundred student body of John Paul the Great University in downtown Escondido have been enjoying in-person classes for several weeks, after having had to start the school year learning remotely. Much of the learning is taking place in outdoor classes under tents. President and Professor of Business Derry Connolly told The Times-Advocate: “We are back in-session, in-person […]

2021-02-18

‘State of the City’ to be virtual this year

Another Escondido civic celebration will be shunted aside this year, a victim of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ban on public gatherings of any size: The State of the City.  Every year the banquet room at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido fills to capacity for the mayor’s speech and the recognition by each council member of people in […]

EUSD board denies Epiphany Prep charter school’s petition for five-year renewal


The board of the Escondido Union School District has denied the five-year renewal of the charter of the Epiphany Prep Charter School (725 Escondido Blvd). On Thursday, February 11, the board met in special session and voted 5-0 to deny the five-year renewal of the charter school, board members emphasizing that they were following state law and regulations and believed […]

ESCONDIDO COLLEGE NEWS

Escondido woman named to fall Deans’ List at Nebraska Angelee Jane Cawagas Garcia of Escondido has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year. Garcia, a graduate student working toward a Master of Business Administration, was named to the Dean’s List for the College of Business. Nearly 6,800 students at […]

Walls that unite: a tour of the city’s iconic murals


Part I of II parts. While some walls limit, discourage and separate, the colorful and uniquely painted walls of Escondido expand, inspire and bring people together.  There are the more than a dozen of these walls or murals. Some are obvious and easy to find but, true to the city’s name, many are tucked away on back-alley walls like hidden […]

American Redstart returns to Reidy Creek


The sweet, little American redstart made a repeat appearance recently at our restoration site on Reidy Creek. We saw this mesmerizing bird at the same location last year.  We can’t confirm it was the same individual as the one we sighted in 2019 as it was not fitted with an ID band. We know, however, that some of the western […]