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Sobriety Enforcement Results

By News Desk | April 21, 2018

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on April 20, 2018, at El Norte Parkway and Ash. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. High Visibility Enforcements, which include DUI/Driver’s License checkpoints, have been shown to […]

21st annual Kiwanis Trout Derby is this weekend

By News Desk | April 19, 2018

This will be the 21st year the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Foundation of Escondido sponsors the annual trout derby at Dixon Lake in Escondido.  It is their major fundraiser and each year it seems to draw more and more financial support from area businesses and professional people.  And, word has gotten out that the fishin’ is mighty good and there’s lots […]

Escondido volunteers will target eight local parks Saturday

By News Desk | April 19, 2018

Escondido Shines is partnering with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for the 16th annual Creek to Bay Clean-up on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.–noon.  Of course, the clean-up effort takes place from Escondido to the coast, but Escondido Shines and local volunteers will be concentrating their efforts at eight parks, including Escondido Reidy Creek, Escondido Mountain View Park, […]

Last trout planting of season coming Friday

By News Desk | April 19, 2018

The next planting of Rainbow Trout at Lake Wohlford will be this Friday. It will also be the last of the season. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 7 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday Mar. 28. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Friday Apr. 20. Water temperature: […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

By News Desk | April 19, 2018

Bates to host arts, crafts fair this weekend Bates Nut Farm will host its Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market this weekend. Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  There will be a Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring:  Perky Beans – Espresso, Coffee, Tea & Smoothies,  Epic Eatz – Surf & Turf Mexican Organic Food […]

College gets three Bobcat tractors on loan

By News Desk | April 19, 2018

The Diesel Technology program at Palomar College took delivery last month of three new pieces of Bobcat equipment as part of an affiliate training program sponsored by the Bobcat Company. The new equipment includes a T870 track loader valued at $92,000, an E45 large excavator worth $61,000 and an E32 small excavator worth $52,000. The machines will help improve the […]


By News Desk | April 19, 2018

DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Weekend

By News Desk | April 18, 2018

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on April 20, 2018, at an undisclosed location within the city limits. The deterrent effect of High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes. Research shows that […]

IRS Extends Tax Deadline to April 18

By News Desk | April 17, 2018

After a day of malfunctions on irs.gov‘s website, the agency announced it would extend the filing deadline by a day. The announcement was made on the officialIRS Twitter account: Urgent: IRS provides an extra day for taxpayers to file, pay their taxes following system issues. File by midnight, April 18.

Police, schools, collaborate to keep kids safe on campus

By News Desk | April 13, 2018

In the wake of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, police and school officials Monday afternoon announced a collaborative effort to ensure the safety of Escondido campuses. School administrators from Escondido public, private, and faith-based schools attended the news conference. Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter led off the 21-minute press conference held at the […]