Chamber celebrates bi-annual open house

A near record crowd packed into Thursday’s Escondido’s Chamber of Com­merce Open House, including Encinitas Mayor, Kristin Gaspar, who is on the ballot for County Supervisor in November’s election. Attendees enjoyed nibbling on Mexican fare, sandwiches and yummy cheesecake while mingling and meet­ing other chamber members consisting of local business owners, managers, city officials and a large amount of guests.

Coaching great Embrey still resonates to this day

It isn’t often you have the chance to meet a legend. So it was with great interest, curiosity and anticipation that I looked forward to meet­ing with Escondido High coaching icon Robert, better known as “Chick,” Embrey. My sit down with the venerated football coach took place in a quiet and secluded section of a local restaurant. The inter­view had […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

“Chip in for Jim” to be held August 19 A fundraiser to help a local man af­flicted with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s dis­ease) will be held August 19 at Woods Valley Golf Course in Valley Center. The 2nd annual “Chip in for Jim” golf tournament will benefit Jim Mc­Farland a longtime area resident. Last year’s fundraiser, which was also held in […]

Beware of phone scams!

This warning comes from 3rd Dis­trict Supervisor Dave Roberts’ office: The voice on the phone sounded ur­gent and serious: “A warrant for your arrest has been issued by the IRS!” What a bunch of boloney. Almost anyone who owns a tele­phone has been called at least once by some kind of scam artist. That was the case for a constituent […]

Daley Ranch offers three hikes in August

Hike Schedule – August 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 […]

Hospice volunteer Clyde Maulding celebrates 102nd birthday

The Elizabeth Hospice last week celebrated the 102nd birthday of Clyde Maulding, a volunteer at The Elizabeth Hospice and Valley Center resident. Maulding turned 102 on July 22, and Elizabeth Hospice staff and volunteers threw him a birthday party. Maulding has volunteered more than 300 hours the last six years. “At The Elizabeth Hospice, we are appreciative that at the […]


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Escondido VFW post celebrates 89th anniversary

On Saturday, July 9, over 50 veterans, family members, and friends gathered at Escondido’s Veterans Memorial Hall to celebrate the 89th an­niversary of the formation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513. The post is now planning its 90th birthday party to be announced in early 2017 by invitation to a wider community base. The post hosted a casual dinner […]

Escondido Elks Lodge sponsors veterans to a fishing trip

On July 21, 15 Escondido Elks Lodge members accompanied 27 disabled military veterans and their staff and aides on a Sport Fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean aboard the vessel Double Down. This expedition provided space on boat, bait and tackle and lunch for local service members. The outing was a success as 83 Calico Bass were caught. The catch […]