2016-05-05

Oak Hill Elementary launches Bilingual Family Reading Room



On Friday, April 15, Oak Hill El­ementary School launched the Oak Hill Bilingual Family Reading Room to promote reading between students and family members at school and at home. To celebrate the opening of the read­ing room, the school hosted its first of five Family Fridays, with 85 fam­ily members reading the book, “Vida Frida” in either English or Spanish […]

It’s never a coincidence



The Easy Way Out Curt Schilling fired by ESPN. Johnny Manziel cut by the Cleveland Browns. Laremy Tunsil, surefire top-five pic slips to 13 in the NFL draft. Believe me the world is not about to end. But how each of these men has responded is an interesting social com­mentary. Before we go too far, let me assure you I […]

School district celebrates fencing project



The Escondido Union School Dis­trict celebrated the near-completion of a $2.2 million fencing project at four elementary schools last week. School officers and friends gathered at Hidden Valley Middle School for a ribbon cutting after completion of the schools 7- to 8-foot steel fencing at the front of the school and chain link fenc­ing around the rest. “These schools were […]

Can we forgive the Padres for doing doughnuts?



With a roster mixed with unproven players and veterans who might not be in San Diego after the midsummer trade deadline, the Padres entered the season without a clear identity. After a month of games, however, they have made one thing plain as day: If you like shutouts, you’re going to enjoy this season. The Padres were shut out seven […]

Homemade Bomb Explodes at San Pasqual Academy



San Diego County Sheriff Deputies responded to the San Pasqual Academy on a report from staff that a 15 year old male resident was detained for detonating an explosive device (toilet bowl / plastic bottle acid bomb). Upon arrival no other destructive devices were located. The preliminary investigation determined that the 15 year old constructed the device out of toilet […]

Times-Advocate Shorts



TEMPORARY PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido ad­vises motorists that Harding Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closer effective, Monday, May 2, through Monday, May 16,. All work to be performed between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses will have […]

LET’S TALK POLITICS!



Democrats and Republicans (or anyone else) who want to be interviewed about the upcoming primary, local issues, local elections and the November election are invited to contact our reporter Jason Miller. E-mail: JasonMillerNCN@gmail.comPhone: 760-715-1029

Teen center matches students with mentors



On December 10, 2015, Escon­dido native Elana Karoly (Osslund), opened Go2Grow Teen Center in Es­condido. The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was attended by over 100 community members including the Es­condido Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, councilmen John Mas­son and Ed Gallo, and Mayor Sam Abed. This non-profit mentoring center has a unique approach for teens ages 12-18 by […]

Cruisin’ Grand in Downtown cancelled today due to weather



The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather. About the event: Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many […]

Hospital honors organ donor and his family



Dignitaries of Palomar Health and Life honored Gabriel Corral for being a live-saving donor for five people last week. Friends and family saw the lower­ing of a little Donate Life flag at Palo­mar Medical Center. The 24-year-old Gabriel from the South Bay area died from a skateboard­ing accident on August 12, 2013. Be­cause of donations of his heart, lungs, kidneys, […]


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