2016-04-21

2016-04-21 E-Edition

City council leery of SANDAG’s proposed ½ cent tax



At their April 6 meeting the Escon­dido City Council expressed skepti­cism about a possible SANDAG ½ cent tax increase proposal that has lots of goodies for the city of San Diego, such as increased mass tran­sit and even a boutique gondola ride between Balboa park and the down­town area, but not much for infra­structure needs in North County. It would, […]

Fifth annual Kickin’ It Challenge will bring young soccer players together to fight breast cancer



The fifth annual Kickin’ It Chal­lenge soccer tournament will bring San Diego and Southern California’s youth soccer teams together to help fight the battle against breast cancer on Saturday, June 18 through Sun­day June 19 at Frances Ryan Park in Escondido. Registration is open until May 15. The companion Kickin’ It Chal­lenge Gala Bash celebration will be returning for its […]

The Times-Advocate is going weekly



As of this issue, the Times-Advocate will be a weekly publication. Our readers asked for it and our advertis­ers demanded it. We listened, and you hold in your hands the result of those requests. In many ways, being a weekly community newspaper adds legiti­macy to a publication such as ours. Being biweekly is nice, but weekly is better. Combined with […]

“The Jungle Book”: good fare for a family outing



While Disney continues to put out new hits like “Zootopia,” it’s also working hard to update its old hits. The live-action version of “Cinderella” was one of the ten biggest movies of 2015. Even more impressive is that the new live-action version of “The Jungle Book” opened to over $100 million this past weekend. It’s a commercially impressive trend. Creatively, […]

Skilled local horsewoman killed in freak accident Saturday night



Saturday night, shortly after riding in the Lakeside Rodeo parade local horsewoman Diana Cavender was killed when her horse spooked, lost its balance and rolled on her, hitting her head against the pavement. Cavender is a member of the renowned Escondido Mounted Posse, and was described by one of the members as being the best and most experienced rider in the […]

School board member wins court fight



Jose Fragozo, the embattled board member of the Escondido Union School District was freed from a Tem­porary Restraining Order on March 25 by Judge Richard Whitney in Vista Su­perior Court. Fragozo, who has had a running battle with other board members, is still facing charges of election fraud, involving whether he resides in the district he represents. Carlsbad-based employment attor­ney […]

Roller coaster comedy continues at Welk’s



Noises Off is a roller coaster, side-splitting look at theatre – inside and out – as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy ‘Nothing On. Door slamming, missed cues, and romantic intrigue slowly unravels the casts’ collective sanity. The show, is currently playing at Welk Resort Theater until May 1. Thursday – Sunday shows Tickets: 1-888-802-7469 […]

Construction for the Southwest Sewer Replacement Project



Construction on Escondido’s Southwest Sewer Replacement project will begin soon, with completion expected by March 24, 2017. This project consists of replacing three lift stations with a singular gravity pipeline that will convey flow to Lift Station No. 1. Work includes the installation of 8-inch and 12-inch sewer pipelines and several manholes over the three mile work area. The project […]

Councilman Masson pitches plans for brand new library



Councilman John Masson outlined a proposal for a new library in Grape Day Park for the Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Develop­ment Committee last week. “A library informs and educates our citizens,” he told members, “It’s a des­tination experience for all the people who live here. It’s a civic gathering space. It’s an economic engine and it’s the cornerstone of […]


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