Escondido Weather Update – 01/15/16

A weak trough that passed through California and is now over the Great Basin is drawing in air from the coastal areas, deepening the Marine Layer in our area to about 4,000 feet and creating the potential for some strong onshore winds and light showers for today. Clear tomorrow and Sunday, then a confused picture emerges for next week.    […]

Harrah’s adopts Lake Wohlford

Escondido officials joined John Sebastian, director of casino operations for Harrah’s Resort Southern California, to celebrate the adoption of Lake Wohlford by the resort owned by the Rincon Band of Mission Indians. Sebastian told the Times-Advocate that “Harrah’s Resort and is really proud and excited to clean up the lake and the property at Lake Wohlford. We’re just a proud […]

Times-Advocate Relaunch – We want your talent

Now that we are under new ownership, The Times-Advocate (aka Escondido Times-Advocate) is set to relaunch our print newspaper the first week of February.  We are seeking talented writers/journalists/reporters to join our team.  Send samples of your work, along with your resume to:  Jobs@Roadrunner.pub Or stop by our office and drop it off in person.  29115 Valley Center Road, Suite […]

Escondido shuts down medical marijuana

The Escondido Council Chamber became a forum for a discussion of medical marijuana on the first meeting of the new year. Council members passed an ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries, cultivation and delivery of the substance at the Jan. 14 meeting. The city had already banned dispensaries, but followed the lead of the California League of Cities, which advised municipalities […]

Escondido Public Library Food for Fines 2015 Results

Escondido, CA – Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines program proved once again to be very successful. This popular program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20.00 in fines from their account.  During the collection drive, which ran from Monday, November 30 through Thursday, December 31, 2015, the Library accumulated 50 crates of food weighing an estimated […]

Escondido Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

On 01-25-16 at 10:59 p.m. Escondido Police officers responded to multiple reports of gunfire heard in the area of 1256 E. Washington Ave. (Daybreak Grove Apartments).  Officers arrived to find an adult male victim lying down near a driveway to the complex.  The victim had a single gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center by Escondido Fire […]

County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

San Diego County offices, library branches and animal shelters will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Temporary Full Road Closure on Hickory Street 1/28 to 2/12

TEMPORARY FULL ROAD CLOSURE ON HICKORY STREET, BETWEEN WASHINGTON AVE AND VALLEY PKWY. Due to the installation of new recycled water pipes, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Hickory Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be closed during construction.  A full closure of the street will be in effect Thursday, January 28, 2016 through Friday, February 12, […]

Escondido seeks volunteers for city boards and commissions

The City of Escondido is seeking volunteers to serve on a number of City Boards and Commissions. Interested citizens who would like to apply may file an application with the City Clerk’s Office no later than February 12.   Applications are being accepted for:   Building Advisory & Appeals Board Community Services Commission Historic Preservation Commission Library Board of Trustees […]

Rate Increase Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers

San Diego County Water Authority Pass-Through Rate Increase Takes Effect for Rincon Water Customers Press Release – Rincon Del Diablo Water – January 28, 2016 Escondido, CA – The water rate increase adopted by the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) has gone into effect as of January 1, 2016. As a result, the pass-through rate increase to Rincon del […]

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