Gunman causes 5-school lockdown

Escondido Police were alerted to a man carrying a rifle near Kit Carson Park at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. At about 1 p.m. a witness told police that a man had shot out a window in the 2200 block of Conway Drive, a short distance away from Rincon Middle School at 925 Lehner Ave. Police later obtained a photo of […]

For Saturday: Planned power outage – North Escondido

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE IN NORTHERN ESCONDIDO ON SATURAY NIGHT   San Diego Gas and Electric has scheduled a planned power outage for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.for up to 8 Hours to replace cable in the area (weather permitting and barring any other unforeseen circumstances). SDG&E has sent letters to all residents who will be impacted by this planned outage, with […]

Escondido to host ABC LEAD training

In partnership with the North Inland Community Prevention Program, the City of Escondido will host an ABC LEAD training class on Friday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will be held at Escondido City Hall, Mitchell Room, .at 201 N. Broadway, Escondido. L.E.A.D. stands for Licensee Educa­tion on Alcohol and Drugs. The LEAD program provides the […]

Escondido Town Hall Meeting – May 18

ESCONDIDO TOWN HALL MEETING Escondido Mayor Sam Abed will hold a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Following a brief update by the Mayor, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions or share their thoughts on any topic relating to city government.  The event […]

eReaders eXplained at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library offers eReaders eXplained, providing in­struction and demonstrations on how to access and download free Library eBooks and eAudiobooks to your smartphone, tablet, eReader, or com­puter. eReaders eXplained will be held on Wednesdays May 11, May 18, and May 25, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Media area on the first floor of the Li­brary. eReaders […]

Escondido Public School Advocates Invitation

The Escondido Public School Advocates invite you to support these young thespians with your presence.

Daley Ranch offers nine hikes in May

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sec­tions. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that […]

Chick-fil-A to host `Military Appreciation Night’ on May 25th

The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurants at 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido and 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos, are preparing to give away more than 10,000 chicken sandwiches on Wednesday, May 25, as part of its annual “Military Appreciation Night” promotion. Between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., any active duty member of the military […]

San Diego takes a big part in National Creek to Bay Cleanup

~ Earth Day’s extended weekend

Mid-April marked the first of many nationwide community to beach clean­up days hosted by various organiza­tions across the country. San Diego County’s I Love a Clean San Diego sponsors monthly creek to bay clean­ups throughout the area and April 23 just happened to be among one of the largest. With over 100 locations: from San Ysidro to Oceanside, and Alpine […]


Minding Your Business is an occa­sional column upon the state of local business in the Hidden Valley. Businesses that want to share items of interest with the public are invited to submit to the column by emailing editor-in-chief@times-advocate.com. WOMEN DRIVING WOMEN— Renee Cooper recently started a new business designed to provide a safe drive for women who need a taxi. […]