2016-08-11 E-Edition


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.

FAILURE TO STOP AT SOBRIETY CHECK-POINT — On July 24, a vehicle drove through the DUI checkpoint at Lincoln Avenue & Fig Street without stopping. A traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle failed to yield. The vehicle finally yielded in the area of Mission Avenue and Ash Street. The investigation revealed the driver had a suspended driver’s license. He was […]

Coffee with councilwoman, Olga Diaz, Tuesday, August 23

Olga Diaz, Council Woman, District 3, will be at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday August 23 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. Diaz has been serving on City Council since 2008. As a self- proclaimed environmentalist, Diaz has been an advocate for revitalizing the Escondido Creek. You will have an opportunity to speak with the councilwoman and get insights […]

Diego Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates cultures and community with the 2016 Escondido Roots Series

August program celebrates Puerto Rico, August 20

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is in the fourth year of the Escondido Roots Series. This series is part of the museum’s mission to celebrate and educate chil­dren and adults about different world cultures in our community. The fourth program of the year is Saturday, August 20 from 2-4 p.m. and will highlight Puerto Rico. This event will feature […]

Pet of the Week

Name: PepperAge: 7 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic Short HairID #: 201109Adoption Fee: Priceless(fee waived) Pepper, a 7-year- old Domestic Short Hair, is looking for her new best friend. Since entering the shelter, Pepper has been a complete lovebug! She can be a little shy when first meeting someone, but she loves to give a quiet meow to say hello […]

On the Menu

Roasted Cauliflower Leek Soup with Pancetta and Parmesan

Gorgeous, vibrant and fragrant vegetables are in season right now every­where! I usually get my vegetables for the week at the local Farmers Mar­kets around the county. Whether you are going to the Valley Center Farm­ers Market on Thursday nights on Lilac Road or to Escondido’s Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings on Grand Avenue, there are so many delicious varieties […]

Escondido woman honors a fallen cousin

On Sunday August 7, 37-year-old Escondido resident Denette Tanksley participated in the San Diego Free to Breathe 5k Run/Walk that was held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. She did so for multiple reasons. First, to help bring awareness to the disease of lung cancer that takes more lives than breast, colon and pros­trate cancers combined. Secondly, she wanted to […]

Major League Baseball and Padres dedicate new diamond in Escondido

Major League Baseball Commis­sioner Rob Manfred stood on the in­field of a brand-new artificial surface and looked out on a beautiful, sunny afternoon at the kids and parents who came out Saturday, July 9 for the re­dedication of the Conrad Prebys Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, located at 115 Woodward Avenue. “Here at this […]

Former Times-Advocate, NCT columnist debuts first of several science fiction novels

Former Times Advocate/North County Times columnist, Nan Nicoll (now Nan Klee), a new science fic­tion author, has announced the publi­cation of her first book, DreaganStar through iCrew Digital Publishing. This first book of The Dreagan­Star Trilogy introduces readers to the fascinating universe of the first experimental faster-than-light (FTL) spaceship, The DreaganStar. Set on the moon in the five lunar colonies, […]

Nomination Period Extended for Escondido City Treasurer

The Nomination Period for Escondido’s Municipal Elections began on Monday, July 18, 2016 and ended on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  According to the CA Elections Code, if the incumbent does not file by the deadline, the nomination period for that office is extended for five calendar days.  Registered voters in Escondido now have until Wednesday, August 17, […]