2016-07-07 E-Edition

Your input is very important

As you know, my Assembly du­ties keep me in Sacramento at least four days a week for most of the year. Staying informed and up-to- date about local issues or about how pending legislation may impact the district is essential, especially from 500 miles away. In-office meetings, phone calls, letters, emails and faxes are important tools that keep me in […]

KidsGames Returns to Emmanuel Faith Community Church July 18-22

KidsGames is back this summer at Emmanuel Faith Community Church (EFCC) in Escondido. KidsGames will be held from July 18-22, and will meet daily that week from 9 a.m.–noon. The camp theme this year is The Great Adventure. KidsGames is an arts and sports-themed vacation Bible camp for kids going into kindergarten through 6th grade in the fall. Kids in […]

Keep pets safe from heat

With high temperatures expected much of this sum­mer, the ASPCA wants to warn pet owners how impor­tant it is to keep their animals safe and protected from the heat. Dogs and cats can become dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of water when it’s hot outdoors. In ex­treme heat, try to save the longer walks for the coolest parts of […]

Chipotle Corn Soup

Gorgeous summer gardens filled with aromatic basil, juicy tomatoes, delicious cilantro and fresh sweet ears of corn ready to grill or do so many other culinary ex­periments with. Summertime is wonderful to experiment with these great vegetables from your garden in your every day meals. I truly love soups. Especially when I can make it from something from my own […]

Police publishes results of 2015-2016 alcohol enforcement

From July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 the Escondido Police Depart­ment conducted a series of alcohol related enforcement and education op­erations. The operations were funded with a grant from the California De­partment of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) through the grant Assistance Program. The goal of these operations is to reduce alcohol-related crimes, in­cluding the sales of alcohol to minors. […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Human trafficking in our backyard On Saturday, July 16, the Vista Branch Library (700 Eucalyptus Ave.) will host an informative ses­sion called “Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard.” The presenta­tion will run from 9:30 a.m.–noon. Local experts from the community will provide information on defin­ing the issues, raising awareness, and the responsibilities of the pub­lic. Speakers will include Kaye Van […]

Escondido Public Library Presents an Evening with Author Neal Griffin

As part of its Summer Reading Challenge, Escondido Public Library presents An Evening with Author Neal Griffin on Tuesday, July 26, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Police lieutenant turned crime thriller author, Escondido’s own Neal Griffin has been celebrated by critics and readers for his realistic and action packed novels “Benefit of the Doubt” and […]

These fish are the mosquito’s worst nightmare

They just might be a mosquito’s worst nightmare. Which means they could also be a dream come true for lots of San Diego County residents. Gambusia affinis. They’re more commonly known as mosquitofish. They’re tiny. They’re ravenous. And they can gobble up mosquito larvae as fast as mosquitoes can lay their eggs in water. In the process, they can help […]

‘The Legend of Tarzan’: Jane has more life than the ape man

One of my biggest problems with “The Legend of Tarzan” is that it plays like a sequel to a movie that was never made. Don’t get me wrong, I’m aware that we’ve had plenty of Tarzan movies before and that many of them cover his origin. But we’ve never had a Tarzan movie in this continuity before, a Tar­zan movie […]

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