Escondido Weather – 01/14/2016

Clear conditions with some high clouds from storms passing to the north will dominate the weather through Tuesday / Wednesday, with temperatures slowly rising each day. Midweek, a trough of low pressure will bring a chance of what looks to be light showers. The high pressure ridge to our south continues to deflect storms into Northern California.  El Nino continues […]

Accretive asks indefinite delay on Lilac Hills Ranch vote by Supervisors

Accretive Investments Inc. has asked the County of San Diego to indefinitely delay the Board of Supervisors vote on the Lilac Hills Ranch project. Accretive’s Randy Goodson cited a recent California Supreme Court case where a major development north of Los Angeles was stopped because its environmental impact report did not adequately address the effects it would have on the […]

Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Duncan Hunter

Monday, February 8 City Hall Council Chambers Congressman Duncan Hunter is conducting a Town Hall Meeting On Monday February 8th, in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Duncan will arrive at 5:30 for a meet and greet, then proceed to the meeting for an hour of Q & A. This is a free event, but seating is […]

Movie Review – The Revenant

Last week I wrote that “The Hateful Eight” was “quite possibly the best film of 2015.” I made sure to say “quite possibly” because I considered it the best at the time, but there were still some major contenders left to see. This past week, I knocked out some of those major contenders, and while I’m not completely ready to […]

Escondido Toddler In Need of Life-Saving Transplant

With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  In Escondido, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local […]

Republican Women host Jake MacAulay, CEO of the Institute of the Constitution, January luncheon

Escondido Republican Women, Federated, will be hosting Jake MacAulay, CEO of the Institute of the Constitution (IOTC) as their featured speaker on January 27th. The IOTC is an educational outreach that presents the founders’ “American view on law and government.  The Institute has produced thousands of granduates in all 50 states, each of whom is well grounded in the biblical principles […]

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 […]