Times-Advocate Shorts



TEMPORARY PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido ad­vises motorists that Harding Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closer effective, Monday, May 2, through Monday, May 16,. All work to be performed between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses will have […]

Teen center matches students with mentors



On December 10, 2015, Escon­dido native Elana Karoly (Osslund), opened Go2Grow Teen Center in Es­condido. The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was attended by over 100 community members including the Es­condido Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, councilmen John Mas­son and Ed Gallo, and Mayor Sam Abed. This non-profit mentoring center has a unique approach for teens ages 12-18 by […]

Hospital honors organ donor and his family



Dignitaries of Palomar Health and Life honored Gabriel Corral for being a live-saving donor for five people last week. Friends and family saw the lower­ing of a little Donate Life flag at Palo­mar Medical Center. The 24-year-old Gabriel from the South Bay area died from a skateboard­ing accident on August 12, 2013. Be­cause of donations of his heart, lungs, kidneys, […]

Abed leading in fundraising for super’s race



Sam Abed, who has challenged Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts for his seat, and also faces Encinitas Mayor Kris­tin Gaspar, is the leader of the pack in fund-raising, according to figures for the first quarter, available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office. Sam Abed, mayor of Escondido led both of his opponents, posting $85,547 in 2016 monetary […]

“Keanu”: The cat lives up to the hype; the movie does not



For weeks, I was dying to see “Kea­nu.” I’m a big fan of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and their sketch show “Key & Peele.” My family loves those sketches where they play college football players with wacky names, and I personally am a huge fan of the sketch where they play devil- hating old ladies. And Key and Peele […]

Young Escondido woman dies from injuries sustained in fall



Makayla “Kayla” Castro, 18, an Es­condido woman who sustained injuries from a fall of over 60 feet from Cam­elback Mountain near Phoenix on April 20, died on Sunday. Miss Castro’s mother, Allison Castro posted the news of her death on a blog that the family had used to raise money to help pay for the victim’s medical care after she […]

Mariscos El Camaron offers delicious, fresh cuisine in the Nayarit style: nothing compares



Living in Escondido for the past 15 years, I have eaten at many different Mexican food restaurants, but nothing has compared to Mariscos El Camaron located at 126 S. Kalmia St. in down­town Escondido. Mariscos has been open for one year here in town and is owned by Moises Cuevas, who also owns two other Mariscos restaurants lo­cated in Chula […]

Footgolf grand opening event at Escondido’s Reidy Creek golf course



The public is invited to attend the grand opening of the new footgolf course at Reidy Creek Golf Course in Escondido on Saturday, May 7. Win prizes and try out a game of footgolf – the fun, fast-paced sport of soccer and golf. The family-centered event will be­gin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. by the Escondido City […]

Escondido Reflections



The day was November 3, 1967. Just a day like any other day? Maybe, may­be not. It was a Friday, and excitement and anticipation had been mounting, especially for those who would be par­ticipating in or attending a special event planned for that night. For many who were there that November night at Es­condido High School’s Memorial Field, the memories […]

Bilingual Book Discussion Group meets at Escondido Public Library



Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 21, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are avail­able for check out and may […]