By Miriam Rafferty
April 13, 2014 (Escondido) – On May 1st, a new bilingual newspaper will launch. The "Escondido Alliance/Alianza Escondido" aims to fill the news void left by closure of the North County Times, which folded after U-T San Diego publisher Doug Manchester purchased the publication. The former Escondido Times-Advocate had previously been absorbed by the North County Times, so the series of acquisitions has left Escondido without a local press to cover politics, events and more –until now.
“People are so excited when we tell them we’re starting a newspaper,” said Nina Deerfield, co-publisher of the Alliance along with Marco Lopez. “They’ve had no voice…There is so little coverage of what’s happening in Escondido.”