‘My Hero’ celebrates the art of the comic book in every day life

All-Star Experience/Game hits a homer with this writer

It can come in handy to have a rela­tive who has some connections when it comes to Major League Baseball. As a result, my younger brother was able to score a pair of tickets to the 87th All-Star game held at Petco Park last week. I must confess that I was not only a bit moved but somewhat overwhelmed when […]

On the Menu

Posole Rojo Soup

I enjoy trying different countries’ cuisines. As you have seen over the past year with my On The Menu, I try to keep a variety on my dinner table each week so that my family can experience many flavors. I love soup. Soup is so filling, comforting and comes in so many different flavors. This week I created Posole Rojo […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Want to thank the cops? If you want to thank the officers of the Escondido Police Department, stop by the Escondido’s Police Depart­ment’s 33rd National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 from 5–8 p.m. in Grape Day Park. Law Enforcement personnel will be on hand at this free event to meet you, answer questions and provide resource information on […]

City begins street rehabilitation this week

The city this week begins the 2015/2016 Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project: The preconstruction meeting was held on July 11, with the Notice to Pro­ceed confirmed for July 18. The con­tract calls for 70 days for construction. The vacant city lot located at the corner of Bear Valley Parkway /Valley Parkway will be used as the staging yard. This site […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Last week I wrote about the funda­mental difference between Christianity and other faiths. (This week I felt it nec­essary to elaborate.) Unlike Christian­ity, other faiths have developed practic­es, rituals, and concepts in their attempt to earn God’s acceptance. This is called “atonement.” Atonement is defined as repara­tion for a wrong in the hopes of being reconciled to a holy and […]


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California Competes Tax Credit Workshop

The California Competes Tax Credit Program has approximately $243 million in tax credits available during the 2016-17 fiscal year for businesses that want to expand in California. Learn how your business can apply for millions in available tax credits at a free workshop: When: Thursday, July 28, 2 – 3 p.m.Where: County Administration Center                    1600 Pacific Highway Room […]