2016-07-14 E-Edition

New director of Escondido History Center has a mission: modernize

“As time evolves and our understanding of history evolves it is incumbent on us to do history better,” says Stacey Ellison, executive director of the Escondido History Center. Ellison has been on the job since last fall. Born in New York, she moved at an early age to England, due to the fact that her father was an engineer who […]

On the Menu

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Sometimes we need to eat a little lighter and healthier to recover from the busy, food filled weekends. Easy weeknight meals that are healthy and good are a must! One of my favorite types of food has to be anything Asian. There are so many different types of culinary delights made in each of these countries to choose from. This […]

SANDAG board puts ½ cent sales tax on November ballot

Last Friday 13 of the 21 members of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) board voted to put a ½ cent sales tax on the November ballot for San Diego County residents to vote on. Escondido’s representative on the board, Mayor Sam Abed, voted no. Two thirds of those voting would be required to vote yes to pass the […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Summer Sing Singers of the community are invited to join The Center Chorale for a fun Summer Sing at the California Center for Arts, Escondido Studio One Theater. The Escondido Choral Arts Summer Sing will be Monday, August 22, 7 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door. Read through some unusual and wonderful music, meet fellow musicians, and catch up […]

Vector control assessment unchanged

The county’s vector control benefit assessment will remain at the same level as it was during Fiscal Year 2015-16. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors, who serve as the board of the county’s Vector Control District, voted 4-0 June 22 with Greg Cox in Sacramento to maintain the annual assessment of $5 per equivalent dwelling unit. The vector control […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Assuming that you believe in the after-life, if someone were to ask you the question, “How do you get to heaven?” what would you say? I would like to invite you to take a moment to answer that question. (The game show Jeopardy’s 30-second timer background music just started playing in my head.) Because God has “set eternity in the […]

Yes, developers have rights

~ Editorial

This is the year of one set of rules for the powerful and one set of rules for the little guy. Well, actually, every year is that year, and always has been, but for some reason it’s a little more in your face THIS year. Over the past few years the Accretive Group (YOU thought I was doing an article […]

Escondido residents honored by colleges

Madison Lerma, of Escondido a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey has been named to the Honors List for the Spring 2016 semester. To qualify for the Honor’s List, a student must carry a 3.5 or better grade point average out of a possible 4.0 and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours […]

People are leaving

I always look forward to returning home, even when it’s only for a short break in the legislative session. Sadly, I’m often greeted by people I’ve known for years who tell me they are `fed up,’ and are leaving California for greener pastures elsewhere. California’s, high housing costs, the cost of commercial real estate, of electricity and gasoline, our excessive […]