It was the people of Escondido vs. California and the people won

Ever wonder why Freeway 78 comes to an abrupt end at its intersec­tion with North Broadway in Escondi­do? Here you are traveling east on the 20-mile freeway from Oceanside – not a signal light in sight – when, whoa! What’s that ahead? A signal light; the end of the freeway; from here on, two-lane city streets through the heart of […]

Escondido college roundup

If you are an Escondido resident at­tending college anywhere in the coun­try, in fact anywhere in the world, we want to know what you are up to. To get your news in the Times-Advocate send it to Hiram College names Dean’s List students Hiram, Ohio – Bryan Engdahl of Es­condido has been named to Hiram Col­lege’s Dean’s List for […]

Go2Grow needs sponsors for 3rd annual fundraiser: Benefits teen mentoring program

Go2Grow is a non-profit program based in Escondido providing mentoring for teens to develop goals and plans for suc­cess. It will host its 3rd Annual Masquerade Charade outreach event and fundraiser September 24, 5 pm. in Escondido at the clubhouse, 157 E. Valley Pkwy. Ste. 103. The program is soliciting donations of auction items and sponsorships for the event, which […]

Daley Ranch offers four hikes in July

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at­ and Please note that […]

Patio Playhouse’s ‘American Idiot’ is an ear-splitting battle for the soul

~ Patio Playhouse kicks off It’s 50th season

If you’re going to kick off your 50th season, you may as well make it loud. Patio Playhouse’s hectic rendition of “American Idiot” is a punk jukebox musical adaptation of Green Day’s most famous (and arguably best) album. It tells the tale of three young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny (is that even a real name?), who struggle to escape […]

‘Independence Day: Resurgence’: flimsy script and no Will Smith

A sequel to the 1996 alien invasion flick “Independence Day” has been batted around for years. It certainly made sense, the original climbed to #6 at the all-time domestic box of­fice during its release. All that was needed for a sequel was a decent script and for Will Smith to agree to step back into the role of Captain Steven […]

Find awe in comic art this summer

Pop art continues to grace the walls of California Center for the Arts, Escondido

California Center for the Arts, Es­condido is into its sixth week of fea­turing “My HERO!” “Unlocking Wonderland,” and “Neville Page” in the Museum space. Tickets are free for ages 12 and under, and $5-$8 for general admission and dis­counted rates. As the exhibit will be featured throughout ComiCon, interested attend­ees may present their badges at the museum ticket office to […]

Escondido FFA students go to the fair

This week FFA and 4-H students from all over the county traveled to the San Diego County Fair with their livestock projects. Escondido was well represented among them. These students were from Escondido High School. Future Farmers of America, other­wise known as FFA, is a national or­ganization that promotes agriculture and leadership in middle school, high school, and college students. […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Do you have a refrigerator with food in it? Do you have clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep? Do you have money in your wallet and some spare change in your pocket? If so, you are among the top 8% of the richest people in the world! It’s good to remind ourselves […]

Patricia L. Jankowski, 82, was a longtime Escondido resident

Patricia Lucille Jankowski, (Cuellar), passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Escondido, at the age of 82. A proud native Californian, she was born in Los Angeles, on January 7, 1934 to Edgar Howe of Illinois and Manuela V. Cuellar of Arizona. From 1960 to 1962, Mrs. Jankowski lived in Asuncion, Paraguay working as an executive secretary for […]

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