2019-08-15

Duncan Hunter’s trial postponed until election season

50th District Congressman Duncan Hunter’s federal trial for misusing campaign funds, has been postponed until January, just two months shy of the March primary, driving a wrench into plans by local Republicans who were hoping to get past the representative’s personal scandals and engage directly with the only Democratic candidate in the field. This prompted one of Hunter’s GOP challengers, […]

The cigar smoker’s dream combined with a great cause

This Saturday, August 17, noon to 10 p.m. lovers of fine cigars will converge on Lord Puffer Tobacconist in Escondido for the largest West Coast Carlos Fuente event: Fuente Fever II. This is your chance to meet members of the reigning family of premium cigars, including a once in a lifetime chance to meeting the legendary cigar manufacturer Carlito Fuente […]

A very logical, simple street matrix


This week I thought I would lighten the load a bit with some easy reading and interesting information.   The past week or so Jim O‘Neill, whom I do not know, has posted on FB photos of articles and ads from the 1920‘s to the 1970‘s Escondido Daily Times Advocate. Amazing how many businesses have come and gone over the […]

Letter to the Editor: TAKE ACTION TO HOLD TRUMP ACCOUNTABLE

Editor, Times-Advocate: Hearing Mueller describe the extent of Trump’s crimes and corruption convinced me that Congress has to stop stalling and start taking action. It’s time for a formal impeachment inquiry.  Donald Trump claims the Mueller report exonerated him, but Mueller clearly stated in his testimony that he did NOT exonerate Trump. Mueller’s investigation found extensive criminal activity, uncovered over […]

Letter to the Editor: SLOW DOWN RAPID GROWTH AND MANAGE THE MONSTER

Editor, Times-Advocate: How is it that our elected officials, after year’s of uncontrolled and poorly managed growth, could ever consider placing the burden of their bad decisions once again on the backs of their constituents?  Here we go again with yet another creative tax!!  To me a logical position would be to slow down our rapid growth and come up […]

Letter to the Editor: SUPPORT FOR 2020 BALLOT MEASURE – SAFEGUARD OUR SAN DIEGO COUNTRYSIDE, SOS INITIATIVE

Editor, Times-Advocate: In 2020, San Diego voters will have new choice to accept or reject extreme high-density development of sprawl projects, and avoid future risks of dense homes in very high severity fire hazard zones (recently mapped by CalFire and SANDAG.) In 2020, voters in San Diego will have pivotal opportunity to make informed choice to vote YES on Safeguard […]

SoCal’s water portfolio


This region has made tremendous strides toward diversifying its water portfolio.  In Riverside County, groundwater desalination is moving forward to take full advantage of all available sources of water. Plans for Water Banking, which will take Northern California water imported during wet years to restore local aquifers for use during dry years, are also progressing. Since the droughts of the […]

Trying out the new Smokehouse Burgers at Farmer Boys

Andreas Andreou (at right) and his crew at the Mission branch of Farmer Boys brought out their newest delicacy to share with the Times-Advocate reporter last week: The Smokehouse Bacon Cheeseburger. This is definitely a burger that you need to eat over the sink so that you won’t lose a single morsel. Farmer Boys’ 19th annual fundraiser for Loma Linda […]

Promoted firefighters complete training academy

The Fire Department’s three-week in-house training academy was completed last Friday by recently promoted Firefighter Paramedics Jacob Marshall and Thomas Stillman. The intensive training included fire ground skills such as hose lays, ladders, hazardous materials response, personal protective equipment, wildland firefighting, forcible building entry, search and rescue, and safety & survival. The academy culminated in two days of live fire […]

Police get out in the community

On July 30, Sergeant Ryan Banks attended a community BBQ at The Crossings at Escondido Manor Apartments. We are not sure who had more fun, the kids or Sgt. Banks. This event was a perfect representation of community policing in Escondido.


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