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

Olga Diaz to run for reelection

Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz has announced that she will seek a third term on the council from District 3. Two years ago Diaz tried to unseat Mayor Sam Abed but lost to him in a landslide. At that time political observ­ers interpreted some remarks that she made as indicative that she might not stay in city politics. However, with […]

City hits roadblock to building new Wohlford dam

Construction of the new Wohl­ford Dam has been delayed because the project is not eligible for funding through the State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan program. The city is now looking for alternative sources of grant funding for the $50 million project. The City Council last year approved the Utility Department’s application for $25 million in SRF loan funding. However, after […]

Escondido Chamber to install officers June 10

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 106th annual Installation June 10, at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, beginning at 5:30 p.m. It will be an evening of cocktails and dinner as the Chamber celebrates the 106th Annual Installation and Awards banquet. The evening includes honoring volun­teers, community leaders and the Chamber’s outgoing/ incoming Board of Directors. The band […]

Lady Cougars blanked in Division II Softball Finals

In the end, the outcome came down to one undeniable truth. One tenacious and dominant Bulldog proved to be just too good for a group of game Cou­gars. And so history will record that on Saturday afternoon/evening on the beautifully manicured softball field at UC San Diego, Calexico High, be­hind the continued pitching mastery of right-hander Kasey Cazares, shut out […]

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