Grand Avenue Street Festival coming Sunday



At this fall’s Grand Avenue Festival, celebrate the season by participating in the Carved Pumpkin Contest and Pumpkin Costume Contest. Both are new to the festival. Celebrating the fall season will be the theme of this year’s festival, Escondido on Sunday October 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. For 27 years, thousands of people from all over the county […]

Police and community volunteers clean up West Side neighborhood



Back in July the Times-Advocate covered an event where black community leaders and city leaders gathered for unity following the shootings that have happened this year. At that event San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman explained why this event was so important. “We need to be an example to the rest of the nation by standing together for peace in […]

Ingrid Rainey shares her vision for city council



Ingrid Rainey, candidate for city council, is running against incumbent Mike Morasco for District 4. Although they are election opponents, both have stressed that they want to run a clean campaign, without any negative statements. “I want to keep this clean and let the people decide,” Rainey said. “The best part about running for office is meeting good people.” Rainey […]

Candidates love library, Safari Heights not so much



Editor’s note. This article presents just a fraction of the conversation that took place Thursday. If you’d like to see the entire discussion, view our video at www.times-advocate.com/ * * * If there are three undeniable takeaways from the Escondido Chamber of Commerce forum on Thursday morning, it is that all of the candidates LOVE the idea of a big, […]

America’s Team Colors

~ Guest Opinion


Football is symbolic of everything that is American. That’s why we call it America’s Game. Winning football requires commitment, teamwork and accepting personal responsibility. Coaches preach the concept of teamwork, that as a group, players can achieve much more than acting individually. On the larger field of life, Americanism represents the same concept, that of working as a team, Americans […]

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Making sense of the general ballot: 17 initiatives

Are you ready for the clutter on the upcoming general election ballot? It is graced with 17, count ‘em, 17, initiatives through which you can wade if you’re up to it. A few years back, the state Legislature voted that initiatives no longer could be placed on a primary election ballot; they would be placed only on general election ballots. […]

Intoxicated Escondido man struck and killed when he lies down in street



An inebriated pedestrian who had apparently fallen asleep on Ash Street and was struck by a car died early Saturday morning from his injuries. On October 8, at about 1:57 a.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the area of 1161 E. Valley Parkway regarding a serious injury collision. Escondido Fire paramedics were flagged down moments after […]

Winners awarded in Celebrate Grand Escondido art show



The 2nd Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” 2-D Art Show, presented by the Escondido Art Association, held its reception and awards presentation on Saturday, October 8 at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue. The EAA is a participant of MAGEC (Museum & Arts: Growing Escondido Culture) a newly formed group that is reviving the Escondido Second Saturday Art Walk, […]

Area Republicans to welcome speaker on Election Integrity Project



Ruth Weiss – with Election Integrity Project (EIP) – will be The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) guest speaker for TERC’s lunchtime meeting on Monday, October 17th. Weiss is the San Diego County Coordinator and statewide Director of Education and Training for Election Integrity Project. She works with other volunteers statewide who believe that “…our Republic is a miraculous gift from […]

Art Association to host student art show in November



The Escondido Art Association will host an Adult Student Art Show during the month of November at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. This is an opportunity for artists of all ages who take classes to show their artwork and participate in the monthly competition on equal terms with members of the EAA. A call to artists […]


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