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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 […]

Vendors, participants sought for annual festival in the desert

The 50th Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival whose theme this year is “Those were the Days,” is seeking vendors for the festival which takes place October 23 – 25at Christmas Circle Community Park in Borrego Springs. The festival is seeking vendors and parade participants: Vendors to participate will include arts and crafts, food, and gourmet food truck items, children zone […]