Mayor: Escondido dreams big

Escondido is a growing, thriving, well-run city, if you ask the Hidden City’s best pitchman, Mayor Sam Abed. “Our city enjoys one of the most vi­brant economies in San Diego,” he told the gathering in his speech at the State of the City event at the California Center for the Arts on Wednesday, February 24. “Today we have 25 significant […]

Stone co-founder given Dreamer Award

Visit California presented the Cali­fornia Dreamer Award, presented to individuals who truly embody the California spirit, to Greg Koch, CEO and co-founder of Stone Brewing, the Escondido-based company and leader in the craft beer revolution. “Mr. Koch’s innovation, passion, and business savvy has elevated the visibility of California’s craft beer industry around the world,” said Caroline Beteta President of Visit […]

Math whizzes have field day at academy

The auditorium of the Del Dios Acad­emy of Arts and Sciences was packed with students, their parents and Escon­dido Union School District staff last Saturday. The Math Field Day brought together 160 fifth and sixth-graders in teams of six that competed on math problems as teams, not individuals. After a rousing greeting and pep rally by Superintendent Luis Ibarra, student […]

Portion of Stanley Lane to be closed

Due to the installation of new wet and dry utility services, the City of Escondido advises motorists that Stanley Lane between Ash Street and Conway Drive will be closed during construction. A full closure of the street will be in effect Mon­day, February 29, through Friday, March 31. Detour signs will be posted. All work to be performed between ( […]

Palomar Health to Host free and low-cost Health education classes and screenings in March

Palomar Health will host a variety of FREE and low-cost health-edu­cation classes and screenings led by physicians and other health profes­sionals during March. Following is a schedule of the ones that will happen in our area: Take Shape for Life – Medifast® Thursday, March 3 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Palomar Health Downtown Cam­pus, Café Conference Room, 2nd Floor 555 […]

Local nursery landscapes fire station

The Deer Springs Fire Protection District recently got a gift of landscap­ing from Moon Nursery located at 26344 Mesa Rock Road, San Marcos. The nursery provided the land­scaping for Station 2. According to a spokesman for the district “Their gen­erosity will help the district conserve water, save money and add beautifica­tion to the fire station located at 1321 Deer Springs […]

A real newspaper movie


I was kind of gratified Sunday night when “Spotlight” won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the Acade­my Awards. For those who haven’t seen it, the picture looks at an investigative newspaper team in Boston who uncover widespread abuse of children by Catho­lic priests in the Boston Archdiocese and the efforts by the Cardinal of Boston, Bernard Law, to […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: I serve as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees at the California Center for the Arts. I am enjoying my involvement, and I am excited about the activities oc­curring there. The work being done to bring arts education to hundreds, even thousands of students, teacher education, community events, and outstanding per­forming arts shows and museum exhibi­tions is […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: In the February 18 edition of the Times-Advocate there was an article under the heading Escondido Re­flections about Ron Kenney and his time at the T-A. He mentioned Eloise Stone as one of his co-workers, but I remember her as Eloise Perkins. I was a cor­respondent for the San Pasqual Val­ley for awhile and would submit my copy […]

Legislature goes into busy mode

Enacting new laws and passing a bal­anced budget are the primary responsibili­ties of the Legislature. While the budget won’t be finalized until mid-June, the final day to introduce new bills for consideration this year was February 19. As a result, the annual bill deluge in Sac­ramento is well underway. As of the 19th, 1,326 Assembly bills were introduced, compared to […]