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Krishna Kabra takes helm of children’s museum

By David Ross | September 11, 2020

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, has appointed Krishna Kabra as its new executive director.  Kabra replaces Wendy Taylor— the museum’s outgoing executive director— who has accepted a position in her home state of Texas as executive director of the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo.  The museum is based at  320 N Broadway, across the street from Grape Day Park. […]

Issa, Campa-Najjar confirm for 50th forum Sept. 30

By David Ross | September 10, 2020

The excitement is mounting as a local poll shows that Republican Darrell Issa and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar are running virtually neck and neck in the race for the 50th Congressional District seat.  So it just adds to the excitement that both candidates have confirmed that they will attend the September 30 candidate forum being co-sponsored by the Escondido Chamber of […]

Donald J. Greene has Diaz endorsement

By David Ross | September 10, 2020

Donald J. Greene is running for the District 3 city council seat currently held by Olga Diaz. The retiring councilmember has endorsed him for her seat. “I ran in 2012 in the last at-large election and would have run again in 2014 when they broke the city up into districts,” said Greene. “I told Olga Diaz I would never run […]

California’s power grid dodged a bullet Sunday

By David Ross | September 08, 2020

On Sunday, possibly the hottest days on record, California managed to avoid an energy bullet and conserve enough energy during a critical time to avoid rolling blackouts up and down the Golden State. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) updated the public on the impact of the heat on the power grid at a press briefing on Labor Day. Speakers […]

April Pugh is running, ‘to motivate and to encourage positive change

By David Ross | September 03, 2020

April Austin Pugh is running for the 4th District seat whose current incumbent is Mike Morasco. “I am running,” says Pugh, “because I think it’s time for a change. We live in a society where it’s ever changing and we have to go with the flow and come with new stuff every day—and we have to adapt to survive.” She […]

Tina Inscoe advocates a ‘safe and healthy’ city

By David Ross | September 03, 2020

Tina Inscoe is running for the District 2 city council seat formerly held by late John Masson.  Explaining why she is running Mrs. Inscoe told The Times-Advocate: “I want to make sure we have a safe and healthy community. I want to ensure that your quality of life gets better and I would invite you to get involved in city […]

Tree branch falls, kills beloved local baseball coach

By David Ross | September 03, 2020

Well-known and beloved local high school and Little League baseball coach Ron Sisler Thursday afternoon was struck by a large eucalyptus branch that fell on him, killing him instantly.  Sisler, 54, of Valley Center had been walking on the 31000 block of Oak Glen Road about 4:40 p.m. when he was struck in the head. He was pronounced dead at […]

Lifting cannabis restrictions is not a ‘pot of gold’

By David Ross | September 03, 2020

More than half of pot consumers are in their 50s and older The Escondido city council Wednesday, August 26 heard a report from Assistant City Manager William Wolfe on how other cities have lifted their commercial cannabis restrictions. There are interesting realities at play. One is that at least half of the people who buy marijuana at legal establishments are […]

Chamber, T-A to sponsor Candidate forums for 50th, supervisor, council

By David Ross | August 28, 2020

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce and The Times-Advocate are joining forces to sponsor a series of candidate forums for the 50th Congressional District, all three Escondido city council districts that are holding elections, the 75th Assembly District and the 3rd District Board of Supervisors election.  The forums will be held on a series of Wednesdays in September and October. The […]

Mike Morasco wants 4 more years on council to finish work

By David Ross | August 28, 2020

Mike Morasco, who has been on the Escondido City Council for ten years, is running for a fourth term, which he says will be his last if he wins reelection. He represents District 4. He was first appointed to a two year term, and has run twice since.  Why is he running? “I’ve enjoyed the time I’ve had on the […]