2015-09-24

Deadline Nears for Celebrate Grand Escondido Art Competition



The Escondido Art Association’s First Annual themed and juried 2-D art show designed to promote the pride and promise in the city of Escondido will be held at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, from October 6 –30. Deadline dates for drop-off of all artwork are as follows: Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, from 11 […]

Randle Loyd Taylor, 87, was longtime Escondido businessman



Randle Loyd Taylor, 87, was longtime Escondido businessman 4/19/1928 – 8/29/2015 Randle Loyd Taylor Longtime Escondido businessman Randle Loyd Taylor died on Aug. 29 at the age of 87. Born and raised in Sidney Arkansas, Mr. Taylor relocated to Escondido in 1964, and founded Escondido Mattress on Pennsylvania Ave in Escondido and later moved the facility to 1281 Simpson Way […]

Planning commission sends LHR to Board of Supervisors



The county’s Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) is targeting a tentative October 14 hearing date for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to consider Accretive Investments’ proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development. A 4-3 vote September 11 by the county’s Planning Commission recommended approval of the project with conditions Leon Brooks, Doug Barnhart, David Pallinger, and Bryan Woods […]

Dumbest Idea Ever, to be discussed



Escondido Library’s R.E.A.D. Book Club Discusses KPBS’ 2015 One Book, One San Diego Selection, The Dumbest Idea Ever! Escondido Public Library announces the return of the Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club, for children, ages 9-12 years old. The R.E.A.D. Book Clubwill meet on Friday, October 16, in the Library’s Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. […]

Escondido couple welcomes new daughter



Daniel & Jessica Escarcega of Escondido are the proud parents of Zoey Anne, born July 6. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Richard & Cheryl Walker of Valley Center and Ernie and Lori Escarcega of Escondido. Big sisters are Mia and Desiree Mendoza.

New interim editor takes helm



The Times-Advocate has hired a new interim editor to take the place of David Ross, who has steered the bi-monthly newspaper since the rebirth of its nameplate in September 2014. Editor-in-Chief Doug Green brings 30 years of experience in journalism to the newspaper, having most recently worked for the San Diego Union Tribune. He started his career working for weekly […]

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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