Ron Kenney, your columns bring back great memories of the “old” T-A. I moved here in 1973 and remember being able to walk into the T-A building on Penn Ave and just go to whomever it was I wanted to talk to.
Of course those were different times but the paper was a local treasure. Last week you talked about happenings before I moved here but I had heard about it all from some long time locals like Bob McDonald (loved the Prowler column) and Hal Norwood and Jim Downing.
I would go to the Bon Ton coffee shop in the old Escondido Village Mall and listen to these guys discuss previous years. I learned a lot of Escondido history then. I know many people were sorry to see you leave the T-A but heartened to see you are back. I look forward to future columns.
I moved into my first home in September’73 and immediately became a subscriber until the NCTimes closed. Consider my shock when one day the T-A headline was about the Mayor being recalled. I thought, “What kind of town is this that they’re recalling the Mayor?” As it turned out Escondido is a great town that I describe as a big small town. Thank you.
ED GALLO, Escondido