Escondido News

Hospital revenues down due to COVID-19 pandemic; 200 laid-off temporarily

Elective surgeries are not being performed at Palomar Health at this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the result has been that revenues are “down significantly” for the health system with a 50% drop in patient volume.  Even as the health system gears up for the probability of an all-out assault by the coronavirus on its resources in coming […]

Treasurer-Tax Collector Accepts COVID-19-Specific Penalty Cancellation Requests

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister is now accepting penalty cancellation requests for those who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “We know COVID-19 has had widespread consequences for people in San Diego, California and across the nation, and we want to be as compassionate and lenient as possible,” said McAllister. “We will cancel late penalties for […]

ECF to light Charity Arch in honor of first responders

In strict compliance with the County of San Diego orders: only the ECF chair and City worker helping to light the Arch will light the Arch.  The public cannot attend. The Times-Advocate will have the lighting available on Facebook Live: www.Facebook.com/TimesAdvocate The Escondido Community Foundation (ECF), an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, announced that it will quietly light the […]

Locals start site to donate protective supplies for hospital workers

A group of men and women from Valley Center have started a GoFundMe page to raise money for PPE supplies directly to hospitals. They started the site over the weekend and have already raised $7,200. PPE (personal protective equipment) includes items such as N-95 masks, gloves, gowns and protective glasses. Shaun Kimball told The Times-Advocate: “We want to donate to […]

Escondido gas under $2/gal, lowest in SoCal


Ever since gas prices starting plummeting on February 24, a penny-by-penny gas war has been going on at two Escondido gas stations on 5th Avenue at Centre City Parkway. The two have been leading the county’s dropping prices. On April 6, at 3:30 p.m., the C Stop station became the first station in Southern California to drop below $2.00 a […]


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