EPD to participate in Teddy Bear Drive



The Escondido Police Department will be participating in the 26th annual Law Enforcement Teddy Bear Drive to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. The Escondido Police Department is asking for assistance with donations of new huggable sized stuffed animals. The collection drive will begin Wednesday November 16 and will continue through Monday December 5. Collection boxes will be located in the front […]

Escondido Police to host 19th annual Children’s Christmas Party



Every year since 1998, the Escondido Police Department has hosted an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. This year the party will be held on Wednesday, December 7. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a visit […]

Times-Advocate Shorts



The Escondido Elks Lodge Announces 2017 Scholarship Programs Every year on a national basis the Elks National Foundation (ENF) provides more than $3.7 million to high school seniors through its three scholarship programs: The Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program; The Legacy Awards; and the Emergency Educational Grants. The Escondido Elks Lodge administers these scholarship programs for area high school seniors. […]

Pet of the Week



Name: SnowyAge: 9 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic Longhair/SiameseID #: 214206Adoption Fee: $25 Snowy, a 9-year-old Domestic Longhair/ Siamese mix, is looking for a loving home to call her own. This sweet senior is as beautiful as they come! One look into those crystal blue eyes of hers and we’re certain you’ll fall in love just as we have. Snowy, […]

Escondido Farmers Market Santas ready to Stand Up to help give the kids the gift of good health.



Everyone knows the problem, says San Diego based Sustainable Santa, the organizer of a Santa led effort to help children be “healthy happy and fit for life.” The basically unhealthy diet of Fast and Processed “food” being consumed in America has led to an explosion of preventable, chronic metabolic and other diet driven diseases in our children which were only […]

Buying wine for the holidays



“Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, and which incorporates itself with the grapes to be changed into wine; a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy!” —Benjamin Franklin Wine snobs, read no further, because I’m not writing this for you. I’m writing for people who, like the wise old printer, philosopher, […]

Pink Martini to perform at Center December 3



“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure… if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Acclaimed Portland based “little orchestra” Pink Martini will be performing songs off their ninth studio album, Je dis oui!, at California Center for the Arts on Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m. at the […]

EC’s Quiarra Barrows Defines the Word Unstoppable



Quiarra Barrows exemplifies a star athlete inside and out. Not only is she exceptional on the courts, she is also a great leader and an extremely driven individual. Placed on Charter’s Varsity volleyball team as a freshman, she has remained dedicated to her teammates ever since, becoming captain this year. She is also an outstanding soccer player, again retaining her […]

Prep football scoreboard (playoff edition)



Calvin Christian 51 –Borrego Springs 0 – The Crusaders shake off a sluggish start in this Division VI semifinal matchup to hammer the Rams for a second time this season. With the win, CC wins its ninth straight, remains unbeaten and is now just one win removed from back-to-back CIF championships. The Crusaders blow this game open with massive second […]

“Trolls”: kiddie stuff with some rewards for adults



Of all the surefire blockbusters of 2016, “Trolls” was probably the one I was dreading the most. If you’re a parent whose kids are this film’s target audience, you’ve probably been dreading it too. This is a film designed to revive an annoyingly cute toy line that we all thought we had left in the past. And the early trailers […]


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