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 […]


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Before its demise, the former Daily Times-Advocate, with which I was affiliated for 27 years, was located in three different sites in downtown Escondido – from 237 E. Grand Avenue to 226 E. Ohio Avenue (now Valley Parkway), to 207 E. Pennsylvania Avenue. It all started out for me August 1952 at the Grand avenue location between Juniper and Kalmia […]

Mercedes Benz of Escondido donates 2016 Mercedes to volunteer

In a surprise announcement, Mercedes Benz of Escondido recently granted a six-month lease of a 2016 Mercedes-Benz to Judy Corasaniti, who was honored at the North San Diego Business Chamber’s annual awards dinner, Celebration of Business, on June 11. Mercedes-Benz General Manager Jason Cestaro also auctioned a 2-year lease on a Mercedes-Benz during the fundraiser, and talked of the importance […]

Risk of fire rising, warns Escondido Fire Department

The risk of fire increases as temperatures rise and vegetation dries out. With more hot, dry weather still to come, Escondido fire officials are asking residents to look for potential fire hazards on or around your property. Here are some items to check for: • Clear any combustible material, weeds, brush, trees or other vegetation (including mulch) that is, or […]

Dave Roberts installed as S. Cal District governor for Lions Clubs

Third District County Supervisor Dave Roberts was installed by Lions Clubs International Past President Joe Preston as the new Southern California District Governor on Sunday, July 10, before an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside Hotel. His district encompasses sixty-two Lions Clubs in San Diego and Imperial counties. Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 and is […]

Fires devour dry brush, dead trees

The National Weather Service warned recently that a hot, dry summer will increase the fire risk, and that prediction is proving all too true as more acreage in Cal Fire’s area of responsibility burned in the first six months of this year than last. A Weather Service briefing released last month noted that cool, moist weather in May promoted the […]

Camp Pendleton Noise Generating Events July 16-22

Depending on atmospheric conditions, the sound of the explosions may be amplified and heard up to 50 miles away. Saturday, July. 16  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July. 17  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Monday, July. 18  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July. 19  6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July. 20  12:01 a.m. – 11:59 p.m. Thursday, […]