2016-05-19 E-Edition

Evelyn Schafer, 92, of Escondido was a tireless volunteer into her 80s

Evelyn Schafer, age 92 of Escondido, California died Saturday, May 14, 2016. She was born in Glen Cove, NY, to the late John and Jennie Bergano on February 24, 1924. Mother, homemaker, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, Pink Lady at local hospital, volunteer as a Presidential Election Poll Coordinator, she worked for 40 years into her 80’s at women’s clothing […]

Escondido students graduate from Azusa Pacific U

The following Escondido students graduated from Azusa Pacific University on Saturday May 7, 2016. They joined approximately 2,000 graduates at the spring commencement ceremonies. Makayla Cummings of Escondido with a Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health. Faith Douglas of Escondido with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. MacKenzie Hines of with a Bachelor of Science in Business: International Business. […]

Cougars fall to San Pasqual in regular-season finale

By any measure, the Escondido High softball team has had a splendid season. The Lady Cougars won 22 of 29 games and began the year in blazing fashion with an impressive seven-game winning streak. And by virtue of its notable play, Escondido also earned a No. 1 seed for the upcoming Division II playoffs in which they will host the […]


EDCO won’t pick up on day after holiday In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30, EDCO will not be performing any residential collection services and customer service offices will be closed. As a result, there will be a one-day delay during the week of May 30 for residential waste and recycling collection service for customers […]

Palomar awards excellent nurses, doctors

In honor of the hard work and dedication of all health care workers, Palomar Health this week announced its 2016 Doctors and Nurses of the Year. During National Nurses Week, the first week of May, one nurse was named the 2016 Roz & Len Kolins Nurse of the Year at each of Palomar Health’s three hospitals: Palomar Medical Center, Pomerado […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Free Smoke Alarm Testing The Escondido Fire Department, in conjunction with the San Diego Burn Institute, offers testing of smoke alarms free of charge to Seniors, age 62 and over, in owner-occupied households. Have your smoke alarms tested at no charge! If you need a new battery or even a new or additional alarms, replacements will be provided FREE! There […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Ever since we first laid eyes on that special someone in a 3rd grade classroom, we became familiar with the phrase, “a broken heart,” right? The very first time your heart “fluttered” for someone, the opportunity was afforded for it to be broken. Of course, our hearts can be broken in many ways. The high school sweetheart who went away […]

Escondido Appoints New Fire Chief

City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Deputy Fire Chief Russell Knowles has been named Fire Chief for the City of Escondido, effective June 5, 2016.   Chief Knowles will succeed Fire Chief Mike Lowry who will retire on June 3 after almost 34 years with Escondido. A twenty-five year veteran, Chief Knowles currently is responsible for the day-to-day details of […]

Town Hall Meeting becomes a hushing session

Some residents object to recycled water plant in their neighborhood

This past Wednesday’s Escondido Town Hall Meeting primarily focused on one thing: the development of a water distribution plant proposal zoned to be built within a residential zone.  Town Hall meetings are held quarterly and are hosted by Mayor Sam Abed. Often city staff members, such as the city manager, also attend. Editor’s Note: Escondido city council May 25 will […]