Getting in the spirit

Visitors to the 6th annual Community in Unity fundraiser at Escondido City Hall were serenaded with Christmas carols. See photos inside.

30 Year Prison Sentence in 2015 Arrest of Abdullah Sediqi

In June, 2015 Escondido Police Officers arrested Abdullah Sediqi after he was caught using his cell phone to take “up-skirt” photographs of unsuspecting females who were shopping at an Escondido business. The arrest led to an investigation that culminated in Sediqi being connected to several sex offense crimes. Sediqi, who is now 66 years old, has pled guilty to five […]

Jaycees Christmas Parade Saturday has “Route 66” theme

The 66th annual Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held this Saturday, December 10. This celebration of “Main Street” Americana will include Boy and Cub Scouts, sports teams, equestrian units, high school bands, and lots of fire engines. About 10,000-15,000 spectators are expected. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and follow Broadway from Escondido High School to Grape Day Park, […]

Nominations sought for Newsmaker of the Year

Dos Equis celebrates the Most Interesting Man in the World; the Nobel Committee awards the Peace Prize; Football has the Heisman Trophy and People hands out the Sexiest Man Alive. In between there are the Academy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Not to be outdone, the Times-Advocate will bestow the first ever Newsmaker of the Year award for 2016 shortly […]

Palomar Health Opens new Birth Center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido

Palomar Health opened its new Birth Center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido on Thursday afternoon, December 1. We look forward to welcoming expectant mothers at the Birth Center this week. The new center replaces the Birth Center at Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido, which saw the birth of Escondido area babies for many generations. The new birth center features 33 […]

Trade fines for food at library

Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program runs from now through Saturday, December 31. The program provides Library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from their account. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to families in need throughout the North County area. Only non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged items such […]

Puzzling traffic sign

One of our readers, Ron Norris, discovered this Escondido traffic sign and wondered: “Not even on a red light?”

Lake Dixon Trout Derby break records

Reprinted courtesy of San Diego Reader. December 2 was opening day for Dixon Lake’s 38th annual Trout Derby. With 6,000 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalker rainbows stocked earlier in the week, derby and lake records were broken over the three-day event. Four hours into the derby, “It’s a good day when ten and twelve pounders are being knocked off the leader […]

Watch out for that ‘fake news’


“You don’t know what you’re talking about.” “No, I’m right.” “All right, let’s look it up.” Before long, in the quest to answer the important questions, such as “What is the origin of the term: OK?” or “How many million votes more than a majority did Hillary Clinton get in the election?” or deep philosophical inquiries such as “Does the […]

The new session is beginning

~ Guest Opinion

The new legislative session begins December 5, when 80 newly elected and returning Assembly-members are sworn in at the State Capitol. During this ceremonial event, the Secretary of State presents a “Certificate of Election,” stating that all members have been duly elected, and members rise to take the oath, in which we swear to “support and defend the Constitution of […]