Unfettered and Unfiltered: Jim Tal’s Takes

With your permission and indulgence, allow me to brainstorm a bit and express some opinions on a variety of sports- related topics. Sorry, but SDSU’s opening game 31-0 win over New Hampshire doesn’t even register. Beating up on a cupcake counts for next to zilch. We’ll find out a lot more about Rocky Long’s squad when they take on a […]

Daley Ranch offers four hikes in September

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at http:// www.escondido.org and www.visi­tescondido.com. Note that […]

Firefighters extinguish refuse fire

Saturday night at 9:09 p.m. Escondido Fire units responded to a re­ported refuse fire in the hanger at Escondido Disposal trash transfer station located at 1044 W Washington Ave in Escondido. Upon arrival the firefighters found a large pile of trash burning inside the hanger with the fire sprinkler system holding the fire in check. Fire units extinguished the fire […]

2/3 of San Diego roads need repairs

If you spend much time driving on local roads, this news may not be much of a surprise to you. However, it does confirm what many motorists have known for years now: our roads stink! Two thirds of the roads in the San Diego region are in need of repair, and the average motorist in the region loses nearly $1,900 […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Queen Califia’s magical circle opens this Saturday Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, Sep­tember 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major […]

Palomar Health offers flu-shot clinics

Flu season is quickly approaching and Palomar Health will begin its an­nual Seasonal Influenza Community Vaccination Clinics in September, at locations throughout North County San Diego, parts of the City of San Diego and North Inland San Diego County. The clinics will be offered from Sep­tember 11 through January 12. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) rec­ommends […]


The Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. The headlines are ours.

AMBULANCE VS. MOTORCYCLE August 21 at about 12:10 p.m., dis­patch received a call of a collision be­tween an Escondido Fire Paramedic vehicle and a motorcycle at Auto Park Way and Mission Road. The driver of the motorcycle suffered non-life threatening injuries and was trans­ported to Palomar Medical Center. The collision caused the Sprinter train to be stopped temporarily as both […]

Candidate forum will focus on environmental issues

Tommy Hough, president of the San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action will moderate a panel consisting of several local politicians who are running for office Saturday, September 17, 2-4 p.m. at the Vista Public Library The focus will be on climate change related issues and initiatives that will be on the November ballot. The North County Climate Change Alliance […]

News of Escondido students attending college

A round-up of what our Escondido scholars are up to around the country.

Local women in master’s program Miami University’s Project Dragon­fly has admitted a new cohort of stu­dents to its Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP). The AIP combines web-based graduate coursework through Miami University with face-to-face experi­ential learning at some of the nation’s premiere community learning institu­tions. Escondido resident Courtney Goode was recently accepted into the Ad­vanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and will be […]

Safari Park seeks volunteers

San Diego Zoo Safari Park is looking for volunteers to serve as information ambassadors or work in some of the Safari Park’s gardens. Volunteer ambassadors greet visitors, answer questions at information booths and assist with special events. The 1,800-acre Safari Park is located in San Pasqual Valley near Escondido. Applicants must be age 18 or older and agree to volunteer […]