Mayor Gaspar battles Abed in 3-way race for Supervisor

Mayor Kristin Gaspar takes her seat at the Panera Bread outlet at The Forum Carlsbad on Calle Barcelona. She sits erect, on the edge of her seat, alert and ready to do battle in her race to become the Third District County Supervisor. She is enthusiastic, buoyant even, and a nonstop communicator of her political message: Get behind Kristin Gaspar. […]

Escondido honors police heroes

Thursday night March 3 citizens and city officials at the Escondido Charter High School Theater awarded many officers from the year 2015 for their work and commitment to the Escon­dido Police Department. Master of Ceremonies Police Chief Craig Carter told the Times-Advocate that officers who don’t commit one hundred percent to the community don’t belong in the department. He added […]

Escondido Appoints New Asst. City Manager

Escondido City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Jay Petrek, current Director of Community Development, has been appointed as the Assistant City Manager effective March 27, 2016. Mr. Petrek has been employed by the City of Escondido since 1984.  He currently serves as the Director of Community Development, a position he has held since October 2015. Prior to that he […]

Local museum showcases ancient wonders

Roynon Museum packs a big punch in a small footprint

You can find the thrills, fun and education of Jurassic Park right in your backyard. Without the chance of getting eaten! The Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology in Escon­dido could be the most impressive dinosaur and geology museum that you will ever see, unless you make it to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Of course, it’s a kids’ […]

Children’s chorus will bring harmony to arts center

The Center Children’s and Youth Chorus will perform songs of all sea­sons featuring critters and crawlers in all kinds of weather. They will sing texts from the poetry of Emily Dickinson expressing hope for new beginnings and songs of em­pathy for countries affected by severe climate conditions and trauma. A dramatic Stormscape and songs full of wonderful sunshine will send […]

“Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on April 2nd

Let’s Dance! The California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents: “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on April 2nd, 2016 Tickets now on sale; event sponsorships available An all-star lineup of prominent community and business leaders will slip on their dancing shoes and compete as part of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s “Dancing With Our Stars” Gala Fundraiser on Saturday […]

School district gives peace a chance at Grape Day

Harmony prevailed for a time at Grape Day Park last Saturday as the Es­condido Union School District took aim at improving student outcomes with the Peace Begins with ME Festival. The sixth annual festival is part of the district’s Season for Peace and Nonviolence theme that runs from Jan­uary 30 to April 2 this year. During that period all district […]

When ads sometimes made it to the front page

What is it that constitutes and is “wor­thy” of front-page “play” in a newspa­per? Well, that obviously is the subjec­tive opinion of an individual editor, influenced by the size and population of the community and the number and type of newsworthy events occurring. The larger the newspaper and the area it serves, the more news items from which to choose. […]

EUSD Leaders Recognize Peacemakers at Annual Event

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) held the 17th Annual Season for Nonviolence Community Commemorative Celebration to honor middle school students and staff members who contribute to peace and nonviolence at their school and in the community of Escondido. The following students and staff were recognized during this year’s celebration: Bear Valley Middle School – […]

Escondido police presence deters out-of-town motorcycle gang

While not exactly “shock and awe,” a dramatically expanded police pres­ence in Escondido and all over North County over the weekend of March 5-6 discouraged hundreds of members of a violent motorcycle gang from descend­ing on a business in Escondido that ca­tered to them. Call that a “former” business, be­cause Twisted Motorsports is no longer operating at its former location […]