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Council turns down Aspire project

By David Ross | October 17, 2019

By a vote of 2-3 the Escondido City Council October 9 turned down the proposed Touchstone Communities Aspire project on the city-owned Parking Lot No. 1, which is across the street from City Hall and adjacent to Maple Street Plaza. The vote came at the end of a long hearing Wednesday night where residents spoke for and against (but mainly […]

D.C. is “obsessed with impeachment” says Hunter in rare local appearance

By David Ross | October 11, 2019

In what may be as rare as a sighting of a snow leopard, 50th District Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. made an appearance Monday afternoon at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce for a “roundtable” discussion that was driven by questions from the audience.  Nothing was off the table for the dozen or so constituents of the embattled representative, who readily answered […]

Escondido Tamale Festival just keeps getting bigger

By David Ross | October 11, 2019

  The 5th annual Escondido Tamale Festival is coming to Escondido in November. The Times-Advocate caught up with Downtown Business Association president Alex MacLachlan to talk about the origins of the event, it’s future, and how it just keeps growing and growing in popularity.  The next Escondido Tamale Festival will be Saturday, November 2 at Grape Day Park. Q: What […]

Museum celebrates Center’s 25th year with special exhibit

By David Ross | October 11, 2019

Friday afternoon the California Center for the Arts celebrated the opening of its 25th anniversary exhibit museum exhibit that includes ephemera and photos from throughout the Center’s history as well as its annual Día de los Muertos altar. This exhibition includes artists Tony Berlant, Doris Bittar, Jean Lowe, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ernest Silva, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Therman Statom, and Harry Sternberg, […]

Field hockey suffers tough loss to VC

By David Ross | October 11, 2019

Despite playing a solid game on multiple fronts, the San Pasqual field hockey team wasn’t able to crack the scoreboard and as a result, the Golden Eagles were saddled with difficult 1-0 loss to host Valley Center last Friday afternoon. For much of second half, SP controlled the play and forced the action but the visitors couldn’t counteract the game’s […]

Roads compromise wins passage at SANDAG

By David Ross | October 05, 2019

  Last week a coalition of cities led by Escondido Mayor Paul McNamara and Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, but with a strong assist from Supervisors Kristin Gaspar of the 3rd District and Jim Desmond of the 5th District persuaded the SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments) board to reprioritize some monies for the roads. Before Friday’s vote the staff had […]

The less than agile could use a little help at CCAE

By David Ross | September 27, 2019

Last week I attended one of the most transcendent cultural experiences I have had in a long time, the Russian Ballet Theatre production of Swan Lake at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Although I’m not a fan of ballet, it was a treat to see probably some of the finest ballet artists in the world. This is probably […]

From eyesore to community asset; Ribbon cutting celebrates new Quality Inn

By David Ross | September 19, 2019

A hotel that was once an eyesore along one of Escondido’s most well-traveled thoroughfares has been transformed into one of the nicer places in town to spend the night. Not to mention that the change gives a much better look to the downtown area. Monday afternoon the staff of Quality Inn Escondido Downtown was joined by the owners, representatives of […]

Taliban at Camp David? Really?

By David Ross | September 12, 2019

Third Ross store going in old CVS pharmacy building

By David Ross | September 11, 2019

It’s a sign of Escondido’s status as a growing, vibrant city that a third Ross Dress for Less store will be opening soon, this one in the eastern part of town, in the 69,780 square foot Escondido Town & Country shopping mall on East Valley Parkway that includes Big Lots and Del Taco.  The address of the shopping center is […]