HOW IS THERE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUILD AN ELABORATE LIBRARY IN THE PARK? Editor, Times-Advocate: I am deeply concerned about Coun­cilman John Masson’s plan to build a new library in Grape Day Park. About two years ago, I notified the City Coun­cil that books were being stolen from the Escondido Library. The security detector at the door was not working […]


Escondido Events Calendar Thursday May 5 – Sunday May 15 2016 A community Calendar presented by Meryl Burke REALTOR® calbre 0143305 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Visit Escondido May 5, 2016 Cinco de Monique Comedy Show at VinzVinz Wine Bar201 E. Grand AveEscondido, CA 920252:00 pm – 8:00 pm#BeAtOffbeat For Cinco de MayoOffbeat Brewing Company1223 Pacific Oaks PlaceEscondido, CA 920295:30 […]

Jones endures as a Padre icon

The following is a two-part article on the life and career of San Diego Pa­dre pitching icon and Escondido resident Randy Jones. In this issue, we feature the first installment. Perhaps a significant number of those who read this article were either too young or not even around to remember the phenomenon that was San Diego Pa­dre pitcher Randy Jones. […]

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 […]


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