18th Cruisin’ opens in ‘grand’ style

Friday night was the first of 27 Friday nights that will celebrate America’s love affair with the Classic car. The 18th annual Cruisin’ Grand got off to a big start on Friday with a visit by about 70 cars from The Goodguys. You see some of those photos here. You also see lovers of cars from the Automobile’s Golden Age, […]

Mattress factory burns Saturday morning

On Saturday, April 1 at about 1:54 a.m. Escondido Police and Fire Dispatch Center received a report of smoke coming from the roof of a commercial building at 1365 Simpson Way. A commercial fire response from the Escondido Fire Department was dispatched and arrived on scene to find smoke rising from the center of the roof in a one story […]

City nominated for ‘Ruby Award’ for rehabilitation of affordable housing

The City of Escondido has been nominated for a Ruby Award by the San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) for its support in assisting Community Housing Works. The nomination project preserved and rehabilitated 200 affordable housing units that are located at the Manzanita Apartments (formerly the Cypress Cove Apartments). One of SDHF’s signature events, the annual Ruby Awards is the county’s […]

Community gears up for annual clean up effort April 22

Escondido Shines is partnering with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for the 15th annual Creek to Bay Clean-up on Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m.–noon. Of course, the clean-up effort takes place from Escondido to the coast, but Escondido Shines and local volunteers will be concentrating their efforts at Harmony Grove, Grape Day and Mountain View Parks, Dixon Lake, […]

Free graffiti removal kits available

The City of Escondido offers free graffiti removal kits. The kits contains supplies and instructions for safely removing graffiti. If you would like to pick up a kit, contact the Public Works Department Street Section at 760-839-4668 or stop by and pick one up at 475 North Spruce Street. In addition to the kits, you can call the Streets Division […]

Motorcyclist dies in vehicle vs. motorcycle

On April 1, at about 9:41 a.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Broadway and Country Club Lane regarding a vehicle versus motorcycle collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later. An off-duty paramedic witnessed the collision and provided first aid to the motorcyclist until the fire personnel arrived. Paramedics […]

Darrel Issa, my hero

I realize Congressman Darrel Issa isn’t a favorite with some people in North County, for various reasons that came close to unseating him last November. However, a recent bill of his puts him in my personal pantheon of superb legislators: The Due Process Act of 2016 (H.R. 5283) to curb the federal practice of confiscating personal property without charging someone […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: In Response to ROCC’s ‘Just Say No To Facts’  TA March 24: What is “twisted” is the idea that one man can rape a quiet, settled and well respected neighborhood, then turn around and blame the victims. The strategy to degrade the old golf course to hold his neighbors hostage to outrageous ransom demands is commonly used by […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: ECCHO and ‘ “Just Say No’ to Facts” March 23, 2017 It appears that ROCC representatives are cherry picking the facts to support their position in favor of New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) when determining the future of the Escondido Country Club (ECC). Both the State and local agencies mandate a CEQA review for development proposals to […]

Kiwanis to have 20th annual Trout Derby April 22-23

For the 20th year, the Hidden Valley Kiwanis of Escondido will host their annual Charity Trout Derby at Dixon Lake on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. Saturday’s hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday’s hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be prizes for adults and juniors, with additional prizes for anglers that bring in […]