Standard & Poor’s upgrades Escondido’s bond ratings

Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has upgraded the city of Escondido’s bond ratings that are connected with its water system. S&P raised its long-term rating to ‘AA-’ from ‘A+’ on the Escondido Joint Powers Financing Authority, California’s existing series 2012 revenue bonds (water system financing), issued on behalf of the city of Escondido. At the same time, it raised its […]

Expo will focus on senior health

The Escondido Senior Center will host the 9th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 17, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave. The Expo is designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” by providing valuable health/wellness information and resources that support older adults, family members, friends and care […]

Canines and their best friends unite to fight cancer

Saturday the Bark for Life crowd, which is the same as the Walk for Life organization, held a joyful event at Bates Nut farm at the same time that the Chamber of Commerce was holding its annual Block Party and Gourdstock was meeting. It was a busy day, but Bark for Life raised over $15,000 with over 100 participates and […]

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Some good news from Sacramento

Your legislature was able to do some positive work for the taxpayers this session. For starters a number of tax hike proposals were blocked, including $1 billion in new gas taxes, $2 billion from a $65 per-vehicle `highway-user fee’ and $1.8 billion from new taxes on managed health care plans. Thankfully, attempts to use our transportation and healthcare needs as […]

Korean archery festival returning to VC in October

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Book club to meet October 13

Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on October 13,, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is Life after Life by Kate Atkinson. On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. She dies before she […]

Letters to the editor

WHAT WILL DESALINATED WATER COST? NOT MUCH! Editor, Times Advocate: The water districts often use the cost per acre-foot as a standard for water costs. It is not a difficult calculation to determine the cost of water delivered to your home in dollars per acre-feet. The major costs are pumping, maintenance and overhead expenses – not water costs. I receive […]

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