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Bring family for fun, food, & fireworks at July 4 festival

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-goers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivities. The event is back for its 55th year on Wednesday, July 4, with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and games […]

Chamber “passes the torch” to new generation

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce figuratively “passed the torch” from one generation of leaders to another Friday night at the annual soiree at the California Center for the Arts, Museum. As CEO Rorie Johnston told The Times-Advocate when we asked if there was a special meaning to this year’s theme: “It has been the intent of this board to provide […]

“We have nothing to fear but fear itself” may be a cliché but it’s still true today

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

Since this summer is the 42nd anniversary of my Marine Corps battalion conducting an evacuation of Lebanese citizens from war torn Beirut, I read Mayor Abed’s Washington Times op-ed reprinted in our local Times Advocate with particular interest. In the op-ed he compared Escondido to war torn Beirut. Lebanon – a Case Why Having a Strong Community Matters If you […]

The truth about the gas tax

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

No one likes to pay taxes. No one. We oftentimes feel taxed in ways that are beyond reason. But most recognize the utility when the general welfare of the people is served, including repairs to roads, bridges, rail service, etc. and bringing new projects to our communities. I oppose the regressive nature of a gas tax because the net cost […]

Letter to the Editor: A CLEAR, COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF FORMER COUNTRY CLUB SITUATION

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

Editor, Times-Advocate: This is reference to a recent column by Rick Elkin, his June 7 piece: “Building Frankenstein: The city council and the former Escondido Country Club development.” Thank you for the clear and complete analysis of the situation at the former Escondido Country Club. As a neighbor, I am encouraged that your paper has accurately, as I perceive it, […]

Letter to the Editor: WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SCIENCE

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

Editor, Times-Advocate: “First you ignore me, then you laugh at me, then you fight me, then I win.” Gandhi The house of cards in your recent editorial is the entire “conservative” political position that global warming isn’t even happening. Now you are bragging about a theoretically possible technology (largely government funded, and remember it’s only a theory) that would solve […]

Letter to the Editor: HOUSING CRISIS WILL NOT BE ADDRESSED BY NEWLAND SIERRA PROJECT

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

Editor, Times-Advcoate: It is a huge disservice to your readers and residents of the area to publish (David Ross, 03/15) such a biased, one-sided praising of the Newland Sierra project. This sycophant for the developers has drunk their kool aid and regurgitated their contents on your readers. The housing shortage we face in the county will not be addressed by […]

Conservancy issues Coast To Crest trail challenge

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) has announced its second Coast to Crest Trail Challenge to explore some of San Dieguito River Valley’s most iconic spots along the Coast to Crest Trail. From July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, participants must complete the five designated hikes (listed below), in any order, on their own time. There is a […]

Escondido Police partner with 7-Eleven Stores for Operation Chill

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

This summer, Escondido police officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee justice to good kids in our community. For the 23rd year, 7-Eleven is working with law enforcement to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons to youth through its popular Operation Chill community service program. During 2018, 7-Eleven will issue up to 1.4 million Slurpee coupons to almost 1,100 law enforcement agencies; […]

CCAE Kicks off “Puttin Down Roots” on July 6: Get ready for 2nd Season of our Americana Music Series

By News Desk | June 21, 2018

Delve into the multicultural roots of American music with our Puttin’ Down Roots music series. This Americana music series will fill the Lyric Court with music every Friday in July! Kicking off the 2nd season is Moonlight Trio, who will be performing on Friday, July 6 from 7p.m.-9 p.m. As originators of a unique blend of musical styles, called Cumbiabilly, […]