~ ESCONDIDO REFLECTIONS

A tale of three newspapers

During my 40-plus years in the newspaper profession, I worked for three different papers: a small (and later, medium-size) daily, the former “Escondido Times-Advocate:” a brand-new, but ill-fated weekly, “The Reporter;” and a large daily, the “San Diego Union¬-Tribune.” The job on any newspaper regardless of size is essentially the same, but what a world of difference in the workplace. […]

Palomar Health offering free flu shots



Palomar Health is offering free flu shots to age nine and older in all its community clinics throughout Inland North County San Diego from December 2 through January 12. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) recommends a new flu vaccine to protect against the upcoming strains of influenza. The 2016 – 2017 flu vaccine will protect against […]

Motorcycle vs. car collision sends one to hospital



On Wednesday, November 16, at about 10:02 p.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched along with the Escondido Fire Department to the area of Centre City Parkway north of Brotherton Road regarding a serious injury collision. Officers arrived minutes later and located two involved vehicles on Centre City Parkway at the S. Escondido Boulevard connector. Based on witness […]

Times-Advocate Shorts



Escondido library celebrates the Holidays with the San Diego Chamber Music Society Brass Quartet The San Diego Chamber Music Society Brass Quartet will perform holiday music at Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert on December 10 at 3 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. To celebrate the season, the program will feature traditional carols and favorites, such as “Let it Snow,” […]

One more day with my son:

A family gives thanks for a son every day they are given

Tis the season for time with family. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, these are all days many of us meet with our family to hug, laugh, cry and let’s not forget a little drama that happens at a least a few family gatherings. Oh, is my hand the only one up? Regardless, we are imperfect beings, that’s a part of being […]

Pet of the Week



Name: JunoAge: 8 years oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: Siberian Husky mixID #: 222807Adoption Fee: $25 Juno, an 8-year-old Siberian Husky mix, is looking for a new best friend. This beautiful boy was brought in by his previous owners because he was very nervous around the new baby in the home. Juno is a sweet, soft dog who enjoys a calm environment […]

Panthers stop Classical 48-34 in CIF semifinals



Classical Academy’s resurgent season came to a disappointing end Friday night at Orange Glen High when visiting Horizon Christian (6-6) jumped out to 20-0 first-half lead and was never headed en route to 48-34 semifinal victory in Division V play. The setback was also the first that the No.1 seeded Caimans had suffered in well over a month after having […]

Crusaders fall short of perfection, lose 44-38



Calvin Christian’s terrific 2016 season came tantalizingly close to being one for the record books. But unfortunately, close doesn’t quite get it done and, as a result, the Crusaders saw their cherished goals for an undefeated campaign and back-to-back CIF championships elude them. On Friday night in a remarkable Division VI title contest that took place at Mission Bay High […]

– 30 – An Editor’s Notebook



ADDITIONAL JOB FOR THE CHIEF — Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter was named to the California 9-1-1 Advisory Board by Governor Jerry Brown on November 21. Carter has headed the Escondido Police Department for three years. The panel advises the Telecommunications Division of the Department of General Services on policies, practices and procedures for the California 911 Emergency Communications Office. […]

Trout planting Dec. 10 at Lake Wohlford



The trout opener is three weeks away at Lake Wohlford. There are 6,000 lbs. of Nebraska Tail-Walkers scheduled for Saturday December 10, when the park will be opened all during the week again (currently it’s only open on weekends.) Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Closed weekdays open Weekends only) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant: small (undisclosed amount) […]


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