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Last week, during my comments about wine, I mentioned the movie “Sideways” and how it changed consumer taste in wine. When on their trip to the California wine country one of the two men said in disgust, “I’m not drinking any more xxxxx Merlot” and instead purchased Pino Noir. That statement was responsible for getting us to try a wine […]

EUSD expects to receive, must prioritize, $68 million in one-time state, federal funds


How to spend $68 million?  The Escondido School District expects to receive that amount in federal and state funding to mitigate effects of the pandemic, and board members at last week’s Study Session began the process of considering its use.  The money will be allocated just once – and with a variety of restrictions — for expenditures over the next […]

Charter schools lawsuit versus state certified as class action


A class-action lawsuit — Reyes et al. v. State of California et al. — filed last September by three public charter schools and thirteen students, has now been certified to represent 308 public charter schools in the state. This lawsuit is challenging California’s failure to fund students at these public charter schools that are non-classroom-based. That failure, the charter schools […]

Letter to the Editor: WRITER TRIES LEANING RIGHT

Editor, Times-Advocate: Slime indeed. How does someone get so far left that they can’t see what is right in front of them? The evidence of voter fraud is so apparent that you could almost trip over it. But Democrats only see what they want to see and hear what fits their narrative. Republicans have taken to calling it “drinking the […]

Letter to the Editor: STOP US VS. THEM ATTITUDE ON IMMIGRATION

Editor, Times-Advocate: Recently our Congressional Representative, Mr. Issa, emailed asking if I thought President Biden’s policies encouraged “the surge” in immigration. According to the Director of Trans-border Institute at USD, Professor Everard Meade, this is not a surge but rather a very normal seasonal situation. It is a humanitarian crisis, though and should be treated as such. Mr. Issa and […]

Letter to the Editor: ELKIN COLUMNS: INACCURATE REPRESENTATIONS

Editor, Times-Advocate: “Facts are stubborn things” argued a man whom many consider the Father of Modern Conservatism – Ronald Reagan. In more than one commentary, Times-Advocate columnist Rick Elkin has presented inaccurate information as if it were fact to support and advance his conservative view of our world and its tribulations. As some of these misrepresentations have in effect led […]

Letter to the Editor: TROUBLING ASPECTS OF YMCA’S DECISION TO SELL ITS ESCONDIDO CAMPUS

This letter was originally sent by Jack Anderson to the YMCA of San Diego County and is reprinted with his permission. I write this letter after reading the unsettling news in the Escondido Times-Advocate, that the YMCA of San Diego County intends to sell the Palomar Family YMCA facility. I am a 41-year resident of Escondido, and served on the […]

Jags grind one out over gritty Escondido

Going into last Friday night’s Valley League contest against host Escondido High, Valley Center’s head coach Rob Gilster figured his team was going to be in for a scuffle. His gut instinct told him the matchup between the two nearby rivals might go down to the wire and that the outcome could hinge on timely execution late in the fourth […]

Reduced traffic lanes on Bear Valley Pkwy as part of SDG&E pipeline replacement

On November 9, 2020, San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E) began construction on the Bear Valley Parkway Replacement Project along Bear Valley Parkway between San Pasqual Valley Road/Hwy 78 and Beethoven Drive and through a portion of Mule Hill Trail in the San Dieguito River Park. The natural gas pipeline safety project will replace 3.6 miles of 1949-vintage pipe […]