Community News

Locals support LGBT Pride Parade

In support of the San Diego LGBT Pride Parade, there was a North County Equality Rally on Saturday in front of Romano’s Macaroni Grill at North County Fair mall. One of the participants of the event, Shelley Spisak, told The Times-Advocate: “I know there are a lot of people in North County who would like to participate in the San […]

Badiee development breaks ground on Escondido Victory Industrial Park

Construction has begun on Escondido’s first, new industrial development in more than a decade. Earlier this week Badiee Development has commenced construction on the Escondido Victory Industrial Park. Badiee celebrated Tuesday with a ground breaking ceremony hosted with City of Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and dozens of other distinguished community and business leaders. “We are pleased that Badiee Development has […]

Learn how to foster an animal Saturday

This Saturday, July 22, 1–3 p.m. at the West Valley Parkway Petco, Lazy Dog Rescue and the Petco Foundation are inviting the public to learn more about the lifesaving impact of fostering animals. The summer months are a busy time for animal welfare organizations. There is often an increase in animal intake and demand for services. Many of these animals […]

Escondido Writers Group meets monthly at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Writers Group will meet at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, August 1, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques. Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one […]

Last plant of catfish enlivens anglers

A thousand pounds of Channel Catfish were planted Friday July 7. The next plant will be 1,000 lbs. of Channel Cats on Friday July 21. The first catfish plant went well and rangers report they have seen both size and numbers increase as a result. Larry Baker’s 8-pound catfish caught on mackerel in the middle of the lake was the […]

World famous event had debut locally

One of the world’s most famous outdoor extravaganzas — the Pageant of the Masters — is being performed this Summer in Laguna Beach, while visitors to the Valley Center History Museum are being reminded that the fabled pageant had its start locally 103 years ago. A display currently on view at the museum includes memorabilia such as vintage photos, programs, […]

Chamber needs sponsorships, donations, raffle items for annual golf tournament

The 19th annual Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament will be held Friday, September 15 at the Vineyard at Escondido Golf Club. The event is a fundraiser for the Escondido Police Athletic League. The Chamber needs sponsorships, donation and raffle items for the annual event. The league is a non-profit organization that relies on educational and athletic activities to cement a bond […]

The Great Eclipse and Palomar Telescope subjects of space-themed events

Escondido Public Library invites the community to attend two space-themed events for adults and families this August: The Great American Eclipse 2017, on Tuesday, August 1,  and Palomar Telescope: Bridge to the Stars on Tuesday, August 22. Both events run from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room on the second floor of the Library. On August 21, the […]

Chamber appoints committee chairmen

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce has announced new committee chairmen. Tom Stamos has been appointed to chair the Government Affairs Committee. This committee works to create and sustain a favorable business environment in which all businesses can grow and prosper through the monitoring of legislation and influencing of governmental decisions on behalf of the interests of our members. This committee […]

Ask the Vet – Tis the Season for Fleas


Actually, every season is flea season in San Diego County. Fleas can live and reproduce in temperatures ranging from 55-95 degrees and love it in about 70% humidity. That makes San Diego County a perfect environment for fleas to live and thrive. Heck, isn’t that why we all live here? I, literally, see fleas on pets all 12 months of […]