2016-11-03 E-Edition

Yes on A falsely claims “Fire Chiefs Say Yes” Supporters of 1/2 cent sales tax wrongly advertise it as preventing wildfires

Some supporters are posting signs around Escondido and other North County and backcountry communities that claim that the 1/2 sales tax proposed by SANDAG, Measure A, will help prevent wildfires. The signs read “Fire Chiefs Say Yes on A to Prevent Wildfires.” The Times-Advocate spoke to Don Butz, current president of the San Diego County Fire Chief’s Association, who confirmed […]

‘Setting the record straight’

As of the print-date of this paper, we have 21 days until Thanksgiving! (Pause and allow heart-rate to go back down to normal.) Since this is the time of year that our lives start to get really busy – as if we weren’t busy enough – I thought it fitting to encourage us all to be in a state of […]

Vacant home burns down Monday morning

Vacant house destroyed by fire in Escondido Early Monday morning a vacant house with a “for sale” sign on North Escondido Boulevard near Hwy 78 burned down. The $335,000 house was a complete loss. The fire began shortly after 3 a.m. and sometime after that a security guard from a nearby business saw the smoke and flames and called 911, […]

Methodist Church to host free pipe organ concert November 20

Sunday November 20, First United Methodist Church of Escondido invites the public to attend a free pipe organ concert by Dr. Michael D. Munson on the church’s Simpson/Blackington III/38 pipe organ. The concert, part of the church’s 2016– 2017 Music Series, will be held in the Church Sanctuary at 3:30 p.m., and will consist of works by Bach, Bossi, Briggs, […]


C’mon, leave political signs alone!

I get that some opponents of Measure B (the Lilac Hills Ranch initiative) feel put upon by the system, and think it’s unfair for “big developers” to have put up a countywide initiative and to outspend their opponents something on a factor of 28 to one. I get that, but c’mon, quit taking down or defacing other peoples’ political signs! […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events Thursday, November 3rd - Wednesday, November 9th

Thursday November 3 Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and Tea.119 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA92025Check out Open Mic Night at Kettle everyThursday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, signups at 5:30 PM. Bring your original talent(no covers) to Kettle! Live on the Lanai at Vintana1205 Auto Park Way Escondido 6-pm-9pmLocated at the Penthouse level of the Centre at Lexus […]


Profiles of two distinct personalities

My reflections today are about two distinct personalities, both of whom knew each other, but were in different modes of professional life. Each left his mark on Escondido starting more than 50 years ago. They were not unique among the city’s “movers and shakers,” but what made them different from other well-known Escondidans was the fact that they were “local […]

On the Menu

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

I finally felt chilly last night as I had my window cracked open at my home for some fresh air. That wonderful moment where you can finally feel Fall has arrived, is so refreshing. During this time of the year as well, so comes the cold and flu season. What is the best soup when you are sick? Really any […]

Book club to discuss Inside Out & Back Again

Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, December 2 in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Thanhha Lai’s novel, “Inside Out & Back Again.” Registration is required and now open at library.escondido.org/register. Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and […]

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