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DUI Checkpoint Planned for This Weekend

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits. In recent years, California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes. Your PD supports the new effort from the Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you […]

Candidates clash over “Climate Action Plan”

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

Mayor Sam Abed and his challenger Paul McNamara clashed this week in statements over the significance of the local Second Edition Climate Action Plan Report Card as it relates to the City of Escondido. The “action plan” was issued by Climate Action Campaign, a non-profit advocacy and political organization that states that its mission is to “stop climate change.” Reacting […]

HomeGoods to open Escondido store March 4

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

Off-price home décor retailer, HomeGoods, will open a new store in Escondido on Sunday, March 4 at 8 a.m. The 23,907 square-foot store is located in Escondido at 1352A West Valley Parkway. The new Escondido location will be the eighth in the San Diego market. According to the press release, “HomeGoods offers high-quality merchandise at unbelievable values—with prices significantly less […]

Time to join the 21st century

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

Many California state agencies are burdened with archaic procedures that often get in the way of efficient public service. That’s why I have introduced Assembly Bill 2087 (AB 2087), which will require all state agencies to establish modernization goals with specified objectives no later than January 1, 2020. The bill seeks to establish flexible, family friendly flexible workplaces and efficient, […]

TIMES-ADVOCATE SHORTS

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

Escondido Choral Arts Foundation will host Alec Roth’s “A Time to Dance February 25 at 3 p.m. Concert Hall at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Two works will be performed: J. S. Bach’s Magnificat and Alec Roth’s “A Time to Dance.”  The Magnificat is from standard choral repertoire in Bach’s timeless style. Roth’s work is relatively new, having […]

Grace: Free, But Not Cheap!

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

“Moreover, whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.  What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?  He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not […]

Raymond Gerald Tobin, 90

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

Raymond G. Tobin, 90, passed away on January 26, 2018 at his home in San Diego. Mr. Tobin was born on March 8, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois to Cornelius and Mabel Tobin. In 1935 his family settled in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he and his brother Donald Tobin attended St. Jude Elementary School and Central Catholic High School, graduating in […]

Samuel Pulvers

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

Samuel Stephen Pulvers March 20, 1978 – February 7, 2018 Sam Pulvers was born on the first day of spring, 1978. As a boy, he was larger than life: bold, big-grinned, and wild. He was intelligent and competent from a young age, able to manage the hard work of his family’s ranch, excel at sports, and play the guitar beautifully. […]

Escondido company hits the road to review latest technology

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

As 2018 kicks off with the technology conventions, the team from the Escondido-based product design firm Left Coast Engineering hit the road. The LCE engineering staff is always checking to see emerging innovations and resources as they continue to create and apply advance technologies for their clients in research and development. First stop, last month was the Consumer Electronics Show […]

Right now, Escondido’s homes are most affordable

By News Desk | February 22, 2018

In the classic musical “Brigadoon,” visitors cross over a magical barrier into a realm where time has stopped, and the people living there are from centuries past.  Escondido is kind of like that when it comes to home prices. In January, Escondido led the zip codes in San Diego County with the most single-family home sales with 40 sales according […]