2016-07-21 E-Edition

Escondido PD to host voluntary alcohol-server class

City’s bars, restaurants getting face-to-face invitations

An Escondido police officer and a local nonprofit’s employees are visit­ing local bars and restaurants to hand- deliver invitations for an alcohol server training and encourage the businesses to send their workers to the free class. The police department, nonprofit North Inland Community Prevention Program and the state Alcoholic Bev­erage Control will host the voluntary training from 11 a.m. to […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Want to thank the cops? If you want to thank the officers of the Escondido Police Department, stop by the Escondido’s Police Depart­ment’s 33rd National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 from 5–8 p.m. in Grape Day Park. Law Enforcement personnel will be on hand at this free event to meet you, answer questions and provide resource information on […]

Black and other lives

~ Editorial

Escondido and the larger community of San Diego County is for­tunate that it is somewhat of an oasis of racial tranquility compared to cesspools such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. We love our police, something that was made apparent when many residents turned out Wednesday for a peaceful pro-police demonstration in front of police headquarters. May it ever […]

City begins street rehabilitation this week

The city this week begins the 2015/2016 Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project: The preconstruction meeting was held on July 11, with the Notice to Pro­ceed confirmed for July 18. The con­tract calls for 70 days for construction. The vacant city lot located at the corner of Bear Valley Parkway /Valley Parkway will be used as the staging yard. This site […]

Saluting law enforcement

Now seems an appropriate time to salute the brave men and women of law enforcement. Without them, our lives of safety, security and freedom wouldn’t be possible. This region is fortunate to have the San Diego County Sheriff’s Depart­ment, covering the unincorporated ar­eas and the cities of Vista and San Mar­cos, along with two municipal police departments, which serve the […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Last week I wrote about the funda­mental difference between Christianity and other faiths. (This week I felt it nec­essary to elaborate.) Unlike Christian­ity, other faiths have developed practic­es, rituals, and concepts in their attempt to earn God’s acceptance. This is called “atonement.” Atonement is defined as repara­tion for a wrong in the hopes of being reconciled to a holy and […]


There's nothing like holding a newspaper in your hands

For those of us who were there dur­ing its heyday, especially those of us who were part of it, the slow death of the newspaper industry has been most saddening. What else can you call it, as more and more newspapers across the country have stopped publication? When I first became a reporter for the former Daily Times-Advocate in 1952 […]


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The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. On July 4, Dispatch received a call about a 16-year-old with a warrant. The juvenile fled on foot from the responding officers and after a brief foot pursuit, the officers were able to detain the juvenile. While attempting to place the ju­venile into a patrol vehicle the subject spit at […]