‘Setting the record straight’

How many times have you heard the words, “Don’t judge me” or “Jesus said ‘Don’t judge’ ”? I find it hard to imagine meeting someone who hasn’t heard them. Why is this? And does the Bible really teach that we’re not supposed to judge others? The phrase originated from Jesus himself. In what is commonly called “The Sermon On The […]

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 […]

Girl Scout Troop 4373 graduates

When you think about Girl Scouts the first thing that comes to mind is little girls dressed in green or brown vests selling cookies in front of the grocery stores. But that’s not what Girl Scouts is all about. It’s about connecting with your community and making the world a better place. Many people don’t even know that Girl Scouts […]

Helping local hospitals

~ Guest Opinion

Earlier this year, the Legislature came together to pass bipartisan healthcare financial reform legislation that will have a wide impact in this region and state. This legislative package will result in a net tax cut of over $100 million dollars and reduce the state’s long-term debt by more than $400 million. But there’s much more. The bill package included a […]

Celebration Pasta Salad

It’s the aroma of food cooking on the barbecue and freshly cut grass that gets me excited for the summer ahead. Growing up in Valley Center as a child, my favorite memories were playing in the orange groves smelling those sweet orange blossoms and playing all day with my friends building forts. After a long day of being a kid, […]

Carl Appleby brought T-A to maturity

When or if the history of Escondido is ever written, the 13 years that Carl Appleby was owner and publisher of the Daily Times-Advocate must be considered a seminal period in the growth and development of the city. That period, from 1965 to 1978, saw the transition from a nondescript small-town daily newspaper into a statewide respected publication that drew […]


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