2017-03-23

Pioneering skateboard company moves to Escondido

Last month Gravity Skateboards moved its operations to Escondido’s industrial sector, on Andreasen Drive.  Gravity is a designer, manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of longboards. Gravity Skateboards is a privately-owned company that has been building skateboards since 1994 when founder Michael Bream created the 47 inch Hyper-Carve board, which became the flagship model and, in the words of sales manager Kevin […]

Arrests made in Kennedy death

Thursday the Escondido Police Department held a press conference to announce that two suspects in the death of Escondido resident Catherine Kennedy had been arrested the day before. The suspects are a 16-year old minor and a 24-year old man, who is suspected of being the shooter who fired the fatal bullet that struck Mrs. Kennedy in the head as […]

City moves to make things easier for developers

The city council last week continued down the path of making the city more business and developer friendly, a strategy that it calls “Working together to get to yes!” This strategy was adopted during several sessions in 2015-2016. The Escondido City Council Wednesday voted unanimously to accept the staff’s recommendation and the unanimous recommendation of the Planning Commission to amend […]

700 cars expected first night of Cruisin’ Grand March 31

Steve Waldron, impresario of Escondido’s iconic 27-week celebration of America’s most popular art form, the car, expects 700 plus members of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association to Grand Avenue to inaugurate the first Friday of the 18th annual Cruisin’ Grand.  “We’re going to have a big opening night for our 18th year—Eighteen years of hot rod bliss,” said Waldron. […]

Escondido to install new LED streetlights

Residents of the neighborhoods “The Elms,” “Rustic Village,” “Rose to Foxdale,” “Mission Grove” and “Cedar Grove” can expect to see a total of 44 new street lights installed this fall. This project will add new streetlights to meet current lighting standards and retrofit existing streetlights with LED fixtures at the five established communities. The project plans and specifications are currently […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 800 PARK-USING CITIZENS WILL OPPOSE BMX DIRT TRACK AT KIT CARSON

Editor, Times-Advocate: Ref: “City studies sites for BMX course”, 9 Feb. 17, Times Advocate My name is Jerry Pizet, and I’m the publisher of the Public Facebook Group known as “We Are Kit Carson Park.” We are a two-year-old Facebook group as of this past February and have 104 members including 9 “Park Ambassadors.” As you might guess, our mission […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ECCHO AND “JUST SAY NO” TO FACTS

Editor, Times-Advocate: In September of last year, Rick Elkin, a member of the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (ECCHO), pondered the idea of seeing an end to the four-year saga that has blighted our community and resulted in a toxic morass of lawsuits, public fighting, inaction and decay.  Elkin’s conclusion was startling.  He wrote on his blog that if ECCHO […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WANTED: PEOPLE POWER NEEDED TO STOP COASTAL COMMISSION PERMIT

Editor, Times-Advocate: In California, overwhelming public protest and community movement are urgently needed to stop CA Coastal Commission permit, approved for dangerous Southern California Edison (SCE) Plan for onsite spent nuclear fuel storage at San Onofre on exposed coastline for an indefinitely prolonged, uncertain duration, using unproven 5/8” HOLTEC Umax casks. Education, write letters to editor, contact elected officials, mainstream […]

Protecting California wildlife


My Assembly Bill, AB 1031, will help California’s native wildlife receive care and rehabilitation provided by non-profit organizations throughout the state.  My bill allows taxpayers filing their tax returns to voluntarily `check off’ a specified amount to support the Native California Wildlife Rehabilitation Fund. On a daily basis, California’s animal rehabilitation organizations rescue injured, sick or orphaned wildlife and provide […]

School district honors students, staff and community peacemakers at annual event

Middle school students, staff, and a community member, were honored at the Escondido Union School District’s 18th Annual Season for Nonviolence Commemorative Event on Wednesday, March 15, at Hidden Valley Middle School.  This year awardees were honored for showing kindness towards others, being inclusive and respectful, and serving as an example of peace and nonviolence for others at their school […]


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