Members of play meet an original



Cast members of the play ‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol,’ which combines most of the story from the classic film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” Saturday night met Mike Adams, who appeared, however briefly, in the original Jimmy Stewart film of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in 1946. Adams, 70, a local resident, told the cast and […]

How a small group of activists beat a developer who outspent them 50 to 1



“The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.” — Damon Runyon They call them David vs. Goliath contests for the brutally succinct reason that David usually loses. In political contests where one side spends fifty times the amount that the other one does on advertising and marketing and […]

Autistic man a victim of hit and run



A young autistic man suffered broken bones and bruises Thursday morning when he was struck by a car and left injured in the street by the driver of the vehicle. The man, Bobby Walker, was later hospitalized at Palomar Medical Center for surgery was later released on Saturday. His arm was broken in two places and he required stitches for […]

Times-Advocate Shorts



Coffee Club The Escondido Chamber of Commerce offers “Coffee Club,” a casual morning of pastries, coffee and roundtable networking on Friday, December 16, 8 a.m.- 9 a.m. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Continental breakfast is served. Escondido Chamber of Commerce is located at 720 N Broadway, Escondido RSVP TODAY at escondidochamber.org or 760 745-2125. * * […]

Survivors seek forever homes!



Once again the Hawthornes rescued another litter of kittens! This time from a trash can, how they got there nobody knows! The kittens were immediately taken to A Cat’s View Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Nancy Matthews examined them and they were all ok. They were given a bath, nail trims, vaccines, spayed and neutered, and given all of their health care. […]

Winners announced for Jaycees Christmas Parade



Winners announced at last weekend’s Jaycees Christmas Parade are as follows: Band – Club 1st Los Montaño Band – High School 1st Valley Center High School2nd San Pasqual High School GoldenEagle Marching Band3rd Escondido High School Band Auxiliary – Junior High 1st `T.C.A. – Vista Junior High“Spirit” Flag Team Auxiliary – High School 1st San Pasqual High School2nd Escondido High […]

Pet of the Week



Name: SassiAge: 11 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic LonghairmixID #: 229967Adoption Fee: $25 Sassi, an 11-year-old Domestic Longhair mix, is looking for a loving new family to call her own. She was brought into our care by her previous owners through no fault of her own, and really misses having a cozy, calm home. Her caregivers were immediately impressed by […]

Innovation awards reward creative teachers



The Escondido Education Foundation Tuesday hosted the annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Library. It awarded a total of $60,000 to teachers given grants to do innovative classroom projects. This year the Foundation made the following grants: $27,500 to the EUSD iRead program.$3,101.05 in individual grants.$19,372.95 in team grants.$12,328 in school-wide grants.$5,000 to […]

The Patriots hope to lead the league and reclaim CIF



Orange Glen High School plans to dominate yet another season of girls soccer this year. With an assembled group of talented athletes and a dedicated coach, this season promises to be one of consistent victories. Despite losing many of last year’s seniors, the Patriots remain hopeful that they will play stronger than ever this year. Bringing their wide array of […]

Lake Wohlford trout opener backs up cars half a mile



Reprint courtesy of San Diego Reader. Last week the City of Escondido stocked 6,000 pounds Nebraska Tailwalker rainbows, for the annual trout opener at Lake Wohlford. The lake had been closed since December 4, and the day of the plant was kept a secret. For the December 10 opener, cars were backed up a half a mile at 6 a.m., […]


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