Election

Measures A & B fail, Diaz out for supervisor, Issa, Campa-Najjar will face off in November


An extremely nasty campaign season came to an end Tuesday night, and set the stage for what may be an even more  unpleasant season leading up to the November presidential election. County voters narrowly defeated Measure A, which would have taken the power to amend the County General Plan for developments away from the Board of Supervisors and given it […]

“I’m the best candidate for the seat” says judge candidate Paul Starita


Paul Starita is a candidate for superior court judge for Seat 30.  This is an unusual year in that there are 12 candidates for four judicial seats. There’s no great mystery as to why. All four incumbent judges waited to announce their retirement to deprive Governor Gavin Newsom of the right to appoint their successors—and to trigger elections.  The result […]

Judge candidate Skeels has wide spectrum of endorsements


Mark Skeels is a candidate for Superior Court Judge Seat No. 22. As with all  Superior Court spots on the March 3 ballot, this is a countywide job. Anyone can vote for any of the four judges’ seats. The 50-year-old is a prosecutor, teacher, father, and coach.  He has three children. His oldest daughter is a freshman at UC Santa […]

CJ Mody, candidate for superior judge: “Our primary goal is to do justice”


C.J. Mody is a candidate for superior court judge. He is Supervising Deputy District Attorney for the Family Protection Division of the County District Attorney’s Office, a position he has held since 2005. Mody was born in Bombay, India and moved here in 1987. “My father wanted a better education for us,” said Mody. “He loved this country. He is […]

Convenient drop-off locations for mail ballot voters


Has your mail ballot been sitting on the coffee table for weeks and you are just now getting around to marking it? You have options when it comes to turning in your mail ballot for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. You can drop it in the mail, but if you have waited past Wednesday, you may want to drop […]

Tiny mobile home park sees Newland Sierra as existential threat

Editor—Please see our related interview this issue with the proponents of Measure B. The two articles can be read as bookends to the issue of Measure B, which, if approved, would authorize the Newland Sierra development. Read them both and you decide. Tony Eason and Georgeann Higgins of the Deer Springs Oaks mobile home park have more than just the […]

Proponents of Measure B address the issues


Editor—Please see our related interview this issue with opponents of Measure B. The two articles can be read as bookends to the issue of Measure B, which, if approved, would authorize the Newland Sierra development. Read them both and you decide. The campaign leading up to the March 3 primary election in which Measure B is on the ballot is […]

Vote50 Forum gets into the weeds with congressional candidates

Last week, Vote50 – California’s 50th Congressional District Forum, did something rare. It brought big time politics to North County, which is often the forgotten stepchild when it comes to candidates making an effort to appear here and sell the voters. Vote50 was a joint effort of the Escondido Times-Advocate/Valley Roadrunner and newly formed Valley Center Business Association (VCBA.) The […]

Missed voter registration deadline? It’s not too late!


If you missed the voter registration deadline Tuesday, you can still register to vote and cast a provisional ballot in the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. For now, that’s only at the Registrar of Voters Office. Then on Feb. 29, the Registrar will open four satellite locations so voters will have more opportunities to register and vote. Voters will be […]

Terra Lawson-Remer considers herself “most qualified” possible candidate for 3rd District

Terra Lawson-Remer considers herself the “most qualified possible candidate” for the 3rd Board of Supervisors district.  A third generation San Diegan, Lawson-Remer dedicated herself to public service, from her first job her work on PlaNet Finance for the World Bank to a senior advisor in the Obama Administration’s Treasury Department. She told The Times-Advocate, “I’m excited to bring the depth […]


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