2016-06-02 E-Edition

Miller and Reidy Creek elementary schools recognized for high student achievement

Last week the Escondido Union School District announced that Miller and Reidy Creek Elementary Schools have been selected by the National Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE) as two of 1,714 public schools in California to receive the title of 2015 Honor Roll school. Both Miller and Reidy Creek El­ementary were honored in […]

Accretive delivers 110,000 LHR petitions to registrar

The Times-Advocate has learned that the Accretive Group has delivered 110,000 petition signatures to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters in 137 boxes. The petitions are for an initiative that would put the Lilac Hills Ranch project before the voters of the entire county in November. According to the Registrar of Voters Office 70,000 valid signatures would be required to […]

City council postpones action on controversial water plant

~ Farewell to Chief Lowry

Residents irate that the city was contemplating putting a water plant in their residential neighborhood found that you can fight City Hall. Or at least slow it down a little bit. After hearing outraged comments at the May 18 Town Meeting on May 25, the city council decided to continue a vote on a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to develop […]

Escondido residents in college

The following Escondido residents achieved distinction at the college level this month. Samantha Gimon Corded as Professional Educator Samantha Gimon of Escondido has been honored by the Iowa State University Educator Preparation Program for achieving the rank of a pro­fessional educator. Gimon, who studied elementary education, was one of 191 Iowa State University graduates who were bestowed with academic cords […]

Escondido Appoints New Director of Community Development

City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Bill Martin has been appointed Director of Community Development for the City of Escondido, effective June 5, 2016.    Mr. Martin started in the Community Development Department as an entry-level planner in 1990 and has steadily advanced through the ranks of the Planning Division, serving most recently as Interim Director of Community Development. […]

Escondido police lieutenant saves a life

On any ordinary day, Escondido Po­lice Lt. Al Owens can be seen working as a day shift Watch Commander. He manages the activities of his team of patrol sergeants and officers, manages significant events in the city, and talks to community members about the trou­bles that they are experiencing. Tuesday, May 24, 2016 ended up being no “ordinary day.” At […]

“X-Men: Apocalypse” has a poorly motivated villain

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is a film that exists for no other reason than that it was time for another “X-Men” movie. Fans have been eager to see a new film since “Days of Future Past” was one of the biggest hits of the franchise two years ago. That film ended with the promise of the villain Apocalypse for the next mov­ie, […]

County school board candidates discuss their visions for District 4

The local election cycle has been overshadowed by the presidential campaign. In North County one local race that hasn’t received a lot press coverage is the San Diego County’s District 4 school board race between incumbent Mark Anderson and Escon­dido Union School District Board of Education trustee Paulette Donnellon. The Times-Advocate sat down with both candidates to talk about their […]

Escondido represents in Valley Center’s parade