2016-03-31

2016-03-31 E-Edition

Supervisors approve 45-day moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries

Likely April 27 action will strengthen separation from residences

Times-Advocate Correspondent On March 16 the four members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors who were present voted to place a 45-day moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the county while setting an April 27 hearing date to address is­sues which have arisen with the county’s current medical marijuana ordinances. “It’s going to take time to get […]

“It’s Never a Coincidence” Dreams



I was an observer. Looking down on a small part of real estate in the Peoria Sports Complex, spring home of the San Diego Padres. But this wasn’t just any piece of ground. This was the team’s pathway from the clubhouse to the outfield entrance. As the players threw open the club­house door, they could see the fans lined against […]

Cruisin’ Grand 2016 opens Friday for 27 weeks



CRUISIN’ GRAND CANCELLED TODAY – April 8, 2016 The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather. It’s gonna be huge! No foolin’! The 17th annual Cruisin’ Grand Escondi­do will open Friday night, April 1 with 700 plus cars and Heaven knows how many thousands of people crowding the streets of the downtown area. They […]

A tribute to John Smylie, attorney at law



Editor—We asked Lyle Davis, pub­lisher of The Paper, if we could reprint his comments on the death of local at­torney, John Smylie. It was a little over 16 years ago when John Smylie, well-known probate at­torney based in San Marcos, called me and said, “Do you want to get back into the media?” “I dunno,” I said, “what’s cooking?” A […]

Don’t overhype SDSU’s run in the NIT



Ok, some of you local basketball fans, talking heads and media types, it’s time to return from the Land of Oz and get back to reality. I recommend that you take a deep breath, double pump the brakes and calm yourselves down. Just chill out, sim­mer down and if it helps you regain some perspective and reason, slowly count to […]

Interfaith ‘uncloses’ its first year-round homeless shelter



Interfaith Community Services has been taking in homeless people for 35 years, but, up until now the shelter op­erated only during four winter months, December through March. On Wednesday, March 30 the commu­nity services agency held a “Grand Un­closing Event” for Haven House, which will stay open throughout the year. The shelter opened as the first one in North San […]

The early days of Palomar Community College



Palomar Community College, which was born as Palomar Junior Col­lege in 1946, becomes 70 years old this September. But it was far, far different in those days from the extraordinary facility of higher learning that exists today on the San Marcos campus that could pass for a four-year university. In those first few years, Palomar was somewhat akin to an […]

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle – open April 9



QUEEN CALIFIA’S MAGICAL CIRCLE OPEN THIS SATURDAY APRIL 9 Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.  Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and […]

City council: go for the “big vision” for library



Escondido has one of the most expansive and glorious civic centers and city halls of any com­munity its size. If city council members have their way, a new “big vision” library might join those civic buildings in Grape Day park, rather than just apply a Band-aid to the existing library on Kalmia. On Wednesday, March 23 things took a turn […]


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