2016-02-04 E-Edition

Escondido Crime Blotter

• Police officers responded to reports of gunshots on Jan. 26 near Daybreak Grove Apartments. When officers arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound lying down near a driveway, police said. The man was transported to Palomar Medical Center, where he later died. Detectives have not found a motive behind the shooting. Police are encour­aging anyone with information […]

Burger Bench offers uncommonly good fare


I recently discovered my new favorite place, Burger Bench, which is located on 237 E Grand Ave, an avenue well known for good food, good company and good drinks. Coincidentally, and one reason I want­ed to run this article in this our premier issue under new management is that this was the location of the old Daily Times- Advocate office […]

Escondido native joins realtors association’s board of directors

The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,000-member trade group for San Diego area realtors, has announced that Escondido native Jan Farley has joined its board of directors. Farley also is serving as the 2016 president of the Women’s Council of Realtors, San Diego chapter.   A San Diego native, Farley has worked in the real estate industry since […]

Local news returns!

New owners, operators at Times-Advocate plan Escondido focus

You hold in your hand the first issue of the new Escondido Times-Advocate under new ownership and manage­ment. Roadrunner Publications, Inc. an­nounced Jan. 5 that it had purchased the Times–Advocate, headquartered in San Marcos, California for an un­disclosed amount. The acquisition in­cludes the Escondido Times–Advocate and Valley Center Times–Advocate. Back in September Roadrunner Publications, Inc. purchased the Valley Roadrunner newspaper, […]

Supervisors approve grant application for rubberized roads

Times-Advocate Correspondent San Diego County has applied for a state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery grant to fund rubberized paving on county roads. A 5-0 San Diego County Board of Su­pervisors vote Jan. 6 approved the grant to the department known as CalRecycle, while also approving acceptance of the grant that would fund $4 per ton of rubber­ized asphalt […]

Review: “Ride Along 2, ” an inevitable, useless sequel

Back in 2014, Ice Cube and Kevin Hart made the idiotic comedy “Ride Along.” The film followed a familiar “hardboiled cop and pesky sidekick” formula that’s been done to death, with the only variation being that it starred the constantly-yapping Hart. Hart’s appeal was, and still is, lost on me, but the man’s fan base turned out in droves, giving […]

Case against students caught with knives blows over

The story of two San Pasqual High School students suspended and facing expulsion for bringing weapons onto school grounds on Jan. 27 blew over last week. Local news media had broadcast the stormy Escondido Union High School District board session Feb. 9 and covered last Friday’s emergency meeting that promised the students would not be punished for having knives in […]

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 […]

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, “Harrah’s Resort is really proud and excited to clean up the lake and the property at Lake Wohlford. We’re just a proud supporter of […]

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