2017-02-23 E-Edition

City Hall reaches out to help businesses

In his weekly address Escondido Mayor Sam Abed made it plain that a priority for the city is to increase the health of the business community. His address was entitled: “How Can City Hall Help Your Business?” “Having a thriving business community not only means services and jobs for our residents, it also means revenue for our city which in […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Town Hall Meeting Senator Anderson’s Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting will take place March 9, 6-7 p.m. at VFW Post 1513 in Escondido. Senator Anderson’s Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting will be hosted by Escondido Mayor, Sam Abed and City Councilman, Ed Gallo RSVP at 619-596-3136. * * * Auditions for “Annie” Community Players Theatre is holding auditions […]

Fatality Thursday on Grand Avenue

On February 16, at about 11:50 p.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of East Grand Avenue regarding a serious injury collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and determined a vehicle versus motorcycle collision occurred. Fire personnel attempted life saving measures although the motorcyclist died at the scene. […]


The Police Blotter is taken from the Escondido Police Department’s website. The headlines are added by us. * * * NARCOTICS ARRESTS — February 5, 6:35 a.m. four subjects were seen in the Maple St. Plaza using narcotics. Officers took an adult male suspect into custody wanted for a felony vandalism. Two women were arrested for Drug Possession. Another man was […]

As a member of the Assembly Health Hooking Kids on Fishing

~ Guest Opinion

My new Assembly Bill 478, will raise the age requirement for the purchase of fishing licenses by two years. By raising the age from 16 to 18 years, we will expose larger numbers of California’s youth to nature, expand their life experiences and perhaps, their futures. This is especially important for youth living in inner cities or underserved communities. For […]

“Fifty Shades Darker”

The “Fifty Shades” franchise is commercially successful but critically despised. I’ve heard all manner of nasty things said about the books, and 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” tied for Worst Picture at the Razzies. “Fifty Shades Darker” is no redeemer, I assure you. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the series likes the abuse it takes from people […]

Trout planting this week

Lake Wohlford is having a planting of 1,500 Rainbow Trout this week. That follows up on the similar planting of trout that happened on February 8. Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 5:00 P.M. Water temperature: At surface 59.72 f., 12.44 D.O. @ 10’ 58.46 f., 12.08 D.O. Water level: Low level, […]

Sidney A. Hagen, 95,

decorated WWII pilot, longtime Escondido resident

Dr. Sidney A. Hagen (Col. U.S.A.F., Ret), 1921-2017 Sidney A. Hagen died peacefully, Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Escondido. He was 95. Dr. Hagen was born in Fosston, Minnesota on November 20,1921. He is survived by his daughter, Eleanor Harger-Flook (Victorville) and his son, Stephen A Hagen and wife, Sarah (Westfield, Massachusetts). He was grandfather to three grandchildren, Marta McClintock […]

Why is the Escondido Country Club situation still unresolved?

~ Guest Opinion EsoteRICK

John DeLong and Buddy Flemings, in their Letter to The Editor (TA/February 16 Opinion) suggest that if the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Association (ECCHO) wasn’t holding out for a miracle return of the shuttered golf course business, the neighborhood redevelopment could move forward. They characterize the newest plan (“The Villages”) submitted to the Escondido planning department as a “good one.” […]

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