2016-12-22 E-Edition

Diaz, Morasco, Treasurer Shultz sworn in for new terms

The city of Escondido December 14 celebrated the solemn civic ceremony of acknowledging the will of the voters and carrying out that will with the oath of office. During a special city council meeting incumbent council members Olga Diaz and Mike Morasco took the oath for new terms and a brand-new city treasurer, Douglas Shultz replaced Kenneth Hugins, who held […]

Death Notices

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name – Susan M. Van Bergen 12/27/1952 – 12/07/2016 Res. Escondido, CA CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name – Robert Henry Morgan 5/24/1919 – 12/17/2016 age – 97 Residence – Escondido, CA Veteran CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Headhunter firm contracted to recruit new city manager

The City of Escondido’s Human Resources Department is assisting the City Council with its recruitment for the City Manager position by retaining the firm of Peckham and McKenney, Inc. to conduct an executive search. The contract ($18,500 for the recruitment and up to $7,500 for reimbursement of expenses) is expected to be executed this week, according to the city’s website. […]

Pet of the Week

Name: ZeusAge: 5 years oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: American Pit BullTerrier mixID #: 223239Adoption Fee: $95 Zeus, a 5-year- old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, is looking for a new best friend. He’s athletic, smart and loves everyone he meets. Zeus would love a new family who can offer him a more structured life. He’s a high-energy dog, bursting with enthusiasm […]

Police cite adult for selling alcohol to minor

Escondido police detectives conducted a “Minor Decoy” operation December 15. This operation involves a minor, working under the direction of a police detective, entering various businesses in Escondido and attempting to purchase alcohol. The minor tried to purchase alcohol from seven different businesses. Six of the seven businesses complied with the law by not selling alcohol to a minor. However, […]

Laptop Snapshots: From where I stand

From where I stand: The North County in general and the city of Escondido in particular need to really start getting behind one of their own in the San Diego Sabers hockey team. I suppose that on balance, the attendance and reception that this team has received has been adequate but this is a franchise deserving of much greater and […]

All ages attend Elizabeth Hospice’s Light Up a Life ceremony

Founder Betty Bulen attends the 34th annual candle lighting ceremony

Betty Bulen, founder of The Elizabeth Hospice, attended the 34th annual Light Up a Life ceremony with over a hundred community members to honor the memory of a loved one while lighting a candle to remember and honor those who have touched our lives. In 1978 few knew the word hospice. Fewer still recognized the potential to alleviate suffering; but […]

We accept submissions

This is the age of the “citizen journalist” and in that spirit the Escondido Times-Advocate gratefully accepts submissions to this community newspaper. And that’s where you come in. Everyone is a reporter for the Times- Advocate. So, if you know someone who is having a significant birthday (like turning 90 or 100), anniversary, graduation, wedding etc., please send us the […]

Our Christmas wish for the Escondido Country Club

~ Guest Opinion

It’s Christmastime again here around the Escondido Country Club. Many of us will have friends and family over to celebrate the holidays, sip on some egg nog and perhaps indulge in some pumpkin pecan pie. And like a lump of coal being stuffed in our stocking – we’ll be asked once again, “Is anything happening? Is this place ever going […]