Skilled local horsewoman killed in freak accident Saturday



Saturday night, shortly after rid­ing in the Lakeside Rodeo parade lo­cal horsewoman Diana Cavender was killed when her horse spooked, lost its balance and rolled on her, hitting her head against the pavement. Cavender is a member of the re­nowned Escondido Mounted Posse, and was described by one of the mem­bers as being the best and most expe­rienced rider in […]

John Paul the Great Catholic University to double size of campus



John Paul the Great Catholic Uni­versity, which opened two and a half years ago in the heart of downtown Escondido, late last year completed a purchase that will allow it to double the size of its campus, adding 30,000 square feet on 1.5 acres. It purchased the old Johnson furni­ture building located at 131 S. Broad­way and the old Center […]

Grand Avenue Festival will feature celebrity landscaper Ahmed Hassan



Come to the Grand Avenue Festival and Street Fair on Sunday, May 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in Escondido and meet celebrity landscape professional and green industry expert Ahmed Hassan, the original “Yard Crasher” for HGTV and the DIY network. Since 2007, Ahmed has appeared on DIY Network and HGTV in “Land­scape Smart,” “Yard Crashers” and “Turf War.” He has co-hosted […]

Patio Theatre Youth Director probes for hidden talent

‘American Idiot,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ coming soon to a Kit Carson Park near you

For Brenda Townsend building a sense of community often involves bringing forth the hidden talents of people, young and old. She is the director of the Youth Theater Program of the Patio Playhouse. The program is gearing up for mid-May au­ditions for “Beauty and the Beast,” which will be performed in August and for a youthful per­formance of “American Idiot” […]

Real estate climate poses challenges

The dream of homeownership may still be but a dream

Searching for a new home or business location in North County San Diego has proven to be a challenging endeavor for consumers on the purchasing end of the real estate transactions this year. Se­lecting real estate is hard enough when trying to find a location that has all the amenities that suit an individual’s needs at a reasonable price in […]

Kit Carson Park to Receive First Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Application



The County of San Diego Vector Control Program (VCP) will conduct its first aerial mosquito larvicide ap­plication of the 2016 mosquito season at large water bodies known to breed mosquitoes throughout the county on Thursday, April 28. A helicopter will apply larvicide to reduce mosquito populations and reduce the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) transmission. The larvicide is made […]

Transit strike may be avoided



The resolution to a dispute between the North County bus drivers union and First Transit, was being discussed by union members as The Times-Ad­vocate went to press on Tuesday. Teamsters Union Local 542, rep­resenting 300 North County drivers, postponed a strike vote last week and were meeting Tuesday to review an of­fer made by the transit provider. The union members […]

Cathy Carey Art Studio and Garden Tour to benefit Shelter to Soldier



Annually on the last weekend of April, Escondido artist Cathy Carey pro­duces an art show event to help raise funds for local animals in need. This year, she is hosting a benefit for Shelter to Soldier, for a suggested $10 donation. All charitable contributions support programs provided by Shelter to Soldier. Reception April 30th and May 1st from 10:00 a.m. […]

Escondido-based non-profit law firm targets low, middle-income residents



Escondido-based Sage Legal Servic­es (“SLS”) is bringing the affordable legal services movement to San Diego County. Following the lead of non­profit law firms, such as the Utah-based Open Legal Services, SLS offers legal services on a sliding-scale basis. Us­ing California’s Department of Hous­ing and Community Development’s income guidelines, SLS focuses on providing legal services to those who fall within San […]

Chargers still trying to seal a stadium deal

~ Sports Opinion

Three weeks into the baseball season, and we finally have something interest­ing going on in the East Village. Sadly for the Padres, it’s going on a few blocks away from Petco Park. Hours before the Padres suffered yet another lackluster loss on Saturday, the Chargers took over the ceremonial first pitch. A political first pitch, that is. The Chargers began […]


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