Escondido News

Fire Dept. smothers one acre fire

On September 21, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of a vegetation fire in the 3000 block of Slivkoff Dr. The first arriving engine confirmed an approximate 1 acre fire in light/medium fuels with a moderate rate of spread. Due to the close proximity of structures a second alarm was dispatched to assist. The forward rate […]

Murder suspect had been deported six times previously

The man arrested early Saturday morning in a shooting in front of Pounders on Grand Avenue that left one man dead (his brother) and another with three bullet wounds is an undocumented alien who was deported six times, the latest being August 3, 2016.  He is also a wanted suspect in three other crimes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been actively […]

Vanessa Valenzuela wants to focus on “potholes and neglected parks”

Vanessa Valenzuela has lived in Escondido since age  6. She graduated from Escondido High School and followed with a year at Palomar Community College.  She is a candidate for District 2 city council.  Her opponents include incumbent John Masson and another challenger Nicole Downey. She is a controller by profession and started for the Rancho Santa Fe Association, where she […]

Two shot, one dead during Saturday morning shooting on Grand Ave.

Homicide in the 100 Block of W. Grand Ave. On 9-22-18 at about 12:56 a.m., Escondido Police Communications received several calls of a shooting taking place at a bar in the 100 block of W. Grand Ave. Once Officers arrived, citizens pointed out the suspect to officers. Officers chased the suspect on foot for several blocks and after a brief […]

Council member Masson responds to criticisms from opponent


Deputy Mayor John Masson, who is running for reelection to the Escondido City Council responded this week to some points that were made by his opponent Nicole Downey in our interview with her last week. “For the record,” Masson said, “I’m a proud Republican but nobody tells me how to vote on anything. I think I missed one ECCHO meeting […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday at Kit Carson Park

For Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter, this is both personal and professional. He is taking part in the Escondido Walk to End Alzheimer’s not only to honor his mother-in-law who suffered with dementia, but for everyone who has this devastating disease and their caregivers. “My mother-in-law was dealing with dementia at the end of her life,” Chief Carter told The […]

Rose Elementary’s Stephanie Glanz one of five Teachers of the Year

Colleagues, friends, and former students have many descriptors for Stephanie Glanz: mentor, angel on Earth, the teacher’s teacher, role model, inspiration, and so many more. On Saturday night, during the 28th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” awards show, Glanz earned one more title: San Diego County Teacher of the Year. Others honored included Sesha Haynes, Jose Villegas, Melissa […]

RNs picket hospital, say patients at risk

The union representing RNs and caregivers at Palomar Medical Center Wednesday morning held an informational picket in front of the hospital alleging that patients are at risk from “chronic short staffing.”  Palomar Health told The Times Advocate the union was reacting to the recent Janus v. AFSCME decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that is seen as weakening public employee […]


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