2016-05-19 E-Edition

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. […]

Abed takes off the gloves in supervisor’s race

With just a couple of weeks until the June 7 primary and as absentee voters are starting to cast their ballots, Sam Abed, current mayor of Escondido, who is campaigning for Supervisor Dave Roberts’s job in the Third District, has come out swinging and with both gloves off (how’s that for a mixed metaphor?). His other opponent is Kristine Gaspar, […]

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 […]

Why is housing so costly? Preaching the gospel of deregulation

Michael McSweeney was preaching the gospel of deregulation to members of the Escondido Chamber’s Economic Development Committee last week. He is the senior public policy advisor to the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County and a former contractor. McSweeney told the committee that he moved to San Diego from Cleveland in 1984 and spent 20 years doing large-scale […]


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 […]

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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 […]

City council to consider sewage treatment plant near residential area

Escondido city council May 25 will consider overturning an April decision by the Planning Commission that denied a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to the city to develop a facility to provide advanced treatment of recycled water that the city’s Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF) produces for agricultural use. This Micro Filtration and Reverse Osmosis (MFRO) would take first stage […]

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 […]

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