Schools gain more budget flexibility

In 2014 voters passed Proposition 2, a measure creating a `rainy day fund’ to provide a financial reserve that would help stabilize state finances and avoid future multi-billion dollar deficits that plagued California in recent years. The proposition had wide, bi-partisan support and was widely hailed as a small, prudent step toward financial stability in state government. Unfortunately, the need […]

Learn about library at Farmers’ Market

Stop by and meet Escondido Public Library’s information experts at Escondido’s Certified Farmers’ Market on September 1, 8, 15 & 22. The Farmers Market is open Tuesdays, 2:30 to 6 p.m. on Grand Avenue, between Kalmia & Juniper Streets. Library staff will be on hand to meet the public and learn more about the community’s information needs. They will also […]

Back to school safe and sound

It has been a summer filled with vacations, working new jobs and making new friends as our neighborhoods grow. It has also been a summer where as a community we have experienced sad and tragic events— some of which hit close to home. The time approaches now for our children to return to school and continue their growth toward good […]

Interfaith to open first year round homeless shelter in North County

Interfaith Community Services to open first year-round shelter for men and women in North County. Interfaith Community Services will be opening the first ever year-round emergency housing shelter for men and women in the North San Diego County region. With the full support of both the City of Escondido and Escondido Police Department, the shelter will open its doors on […]

Political Cartoon

Roynon dinosaur museum to reopen at new location on Grand Avenue

After four months of searching for a new location and an eight week renovation, the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology will reopen in its new location at 457 East Grand Ave, Escondido on Saturday September 12, at 10 a.m. There will be a special preview party and fundraiser on Friday September 11, from 6– 9:30 p.m. Tickets are […]

Letters to the editor

WE ARE NOT AGAINST MANAGED GROWTH Editor, Times Advocate: Excerpt from the Fire Evacuation Plan for Lilac Hills Development Revised June 1, 2015 …”Further, and of extreme importance, it is imperative that all of the residents make the decision to evacuate as soon as possible as the roadway limitations within and adjacent to the development could require more than two […]

EHS Reunion—

Woofstock pet festival to be held Sept. 26 at Grape Day Park

The Grand Woofstock Pet Festival is a free, fun play-date for groovy dogs and their owners, held on September 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Grape Day Park. The 70s-themed event features a Blessing of the Animals, pet parades, best costume, trick, howler, and lookalike contests. There is also a Poochie fashion show, photo booth, cool-pools at Dog Beach, food trucks […]

North County Quilters to hold annual show

North County Quilters’ Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary with its Annual Quilt Show & Sale (to benefit local charities.) The show will be Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Williams Barn- Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Dr. San Marcos, (Just off Twin Oaks Valley Rd. & Olive St.) There will be food, a vendor mall, […]