2016-10-06

2016-10-06 E-Edition

Treasury candidate withdraws



John W. Trudell, who is one of five candidates for Escondido treasurer on the November ballot, has announced that he is withdrawing from the race. Trudell sent out the following statement: “I made the decision to run for the office of Escondido City Treasurer to serve my community. However, since I filed my campaign papers personal issues and pending surgeries […]

Local high school football scoreboard/rundown



Calvin Christian – The unbeaten Crusaders (4-0) were idle last week but get back to business this Friday afternoon when they travel to San Pasqual Academy. Classical – After taking their bye week, the Caimans (2-3) will look to even up their overall record when they matchup with competitive Santa Fe Christian. Classical is seeking a third win in its […]

Olga Diaz says she represents a viewpoint on city council Escondido would miss



I met Escondido Council member Olga Diaz on a cool October morning at the Esco Gelato, a sidewalk cafe on Kalmia near Grand Avenue that was formerly called the Blue Mug, a coffee shop she founded ten years ago. It was a location where she developed the contacts and a headquarters where she used to discuss the issues that inspired […]

Bi-annual Grand Avenue Festival will celebrate fall



Celebrating the fall season will be the theme of this year’s Grand Avenue Festival, Escondido on Sunday October 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. For 27 years, thousands of people from all over the county have come to enjoy the historic Grand Avenue during the street fair where over 400 vendors, local entertainment, kid’s rides and international cuisine fill […]

Grape Day Festival lures thousands



One of the Multcultural entertainment groups at Saturday’s Grape Day Festival, including With Elba Montes and Victor Montes. Photo by Angel Aguilar. See more photos on page 7.

Daley Ranch offers seven hikes in October



Daley Ranch is offering seven hikes in October. 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 […]

Making Healthcare Accessible




Though we have some of the best medical care in the world, accessing that care can be problematic for millions of Californians. As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, creating access to quality affordable healthcare is one of my biggest concerns. The rising cost of care, out-of-date drug formularies, new treatments that initially may not be covered by health […]

Darrel Wilt, 84



Darrel Wilt, age 84, passed away on September 30, 2016. Mr. Wilt was born on February 15, 1932, in Jeffersonville, Ohio to Samuel & Genevieve Wilt. He was an officer and navigator in the USAF for over 25 years. After retiring from the military, he became a repairman and later focused his “fix-it” talents on clocks. He is survived by […]

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Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District on Becoming Sewer Agency


Dear David Ross, editor, Times-Advocate: Thank you for allowing Rincon del Diablo MWD the opportunity to provide information on our current efforts to become a sewer agency. We believe it is important to provide background information and explain the process accurately and objectively. The Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District (District) held a public scoping session on September 22 on […]


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