Community News

Wanted Fugitive: Kristian Brito

San Diego County Crime Stoppers is working with the San Diego Fugitive Task Force to find and arrest Kristian Brito. Brito is wanted for an outstanding felony “no bail” warrant for battery domestic violence. Brito has a previous conviction for felony battery domestic violence. Brito is known to frequent the Vista and Oceanside areas. Kristian Brito is a Hispanic male, […]

Lake Wohlford is now closed weekdays

Now that the end of summer is approaching, if not already here, Lake Wohlford is only open on weekends. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Dock closes: 6:30 p.m. The last fish plant was 750 pounds of Channel Catfish Friday August 4.  Anglers will have to wait until December for the next plant, which will be Rainbow Trout. Water […]

City asks residents to envision South Centre City

The city of Escondido is asking the public’s assistance to develop a new plan that could bring new results and amenities to Escondido. Envision South Centre City is a city-sponsored visioning process that invites residents, businesses, and other community members to work together to create a new vision for land use regulation, mobility connections, and quality of life improvements along […]

Long Term Escondido resident reflects on another time


Local history is always interesting, and, let’s face it, the history of Escondido is no exception.  A long term neighbor, especially a 94 year old one, can sometimes tell us an intersting tidbit or two about our community’s past. So is  the case with Angelina Morones, a long time resident of the “flower street” neighborhood in north Escondido.  In fact, […]

Walking for Vicky: Walk to End Alzheimer’s this week

Sue Martins, chairman of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Escondido on September 23 at Kit Carson Park, has plenty of motivation for being involved in the annual event and helping to end Alzheimer’s. She was close with her mother-in-law, Vicky, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2007 and passed away in 2014. Martins knew her mother-in-law a long time. […]

Local resident to be honored for her fundraising efforts

Escondido resident Jeanne E. Schmelzer was recently recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals as Outstanding Development Professional and will be honored at National Philanthropy Day on November 14. A dedicated, congenial, unassuming yet dynamic development professional, Jeanne Schmelzer’s leadership in AFP and throughout the community has been transformative, sometimes in subtle and inconspicuous ways. For the past 20 years […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Matinees added The Welk Resort has added matinees to its production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” which runs now through October 7. “Kiss” is a harrowing tale of persecution juxtaposing dazzling spectacle and gritty realities with liberating fantasies. WINNER! 1993 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. For tickets call Event Phone: […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses “The Sandcastle Girls”

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on October 10, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room for a group discussion of the 2017 One Book, One San Diego title “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian. The book was selected by KPBS and its partner libraries across San Diego county, including Escondido Public […]

Hospital auxiliary to meet September 20

The North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will hold their first meeting after their summer hiatus on Wednesday, September 20 at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 Chestnut St., Escondido at 10 a.m. with a social meet and greet at 9:30. Coffee and refreshments will be served. The auxiliary’s members are from Escondido and the surrounding communities. They are […]

A 71-year old man takes in Burning Man for the first time—courtesy of his son


Everyone has a bucket list. If you don’t have one, make one now if you are 71 years old.  There are just so many opportunities in your life and when one comes up … jump on that train because it might not ever happen again! My youngest son, Chad, 29 years old, said to me “Dad, I know that this […]