First babies of New Year born at Medical Center

On January 1, 2017 Palomar Health welcomed a boy and a girl as the first babies of 2017 at Palomar Medical Center Escondido and Palomar Medical Center Poway. Gustavo Vargas Sanchez Jr. was born at 3:02 a.m. at the new Birth Center at Palomar Medical Center Escondido to Lilly Sanchez and Gustavo Vargas of Carlsbad. Little Gustavo weighed in at […]

Stone Brewing is Escondido’s ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ for 2016

The Escondido Times-Advocate has named Stone Brewing to be the 2016 “Newsmaker of the Year,” in recognition of Stone’s decision to build a world-class brewery hotel at the current site of its brewery and restaurant. The Stone Hotel will be the first “destination” hotel to be built in the city in decades. This is the first year that the Times- […]

New laws go into effect

Judges and the police tell us that ignorance of the law is no excuse, so once you have read this article you won’t be able to claim that you didn’t know the new California laws that you are now obligated to obey. You have been warned. Many new laws went into effect in the Golden State as soon as the […]

8 victims, one fatality in mobile home fire

Eight people were caught in a mobile home fire early Thursday morning in Escondido. One of them, a 5-year-old girl, Elizette Orozco, was later found dead in the structure. On Thursday, December 29, at 12:36 a.m., the Escondido Fire and Police departments responded to a reported residential structure fire with reports of victims trapped inside at the Green Crest Mobile […]

Recycle your Christmas tree

If a fresh, green Christmas tree is part of your holiday tradition, the City of Escondido provides two free, convenient ways to recycle. After removing its decorations, cut the tree into 4-foot lengths and place it in your green-waste recycling cart one day after your regular collection day. (Due to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both falling on Sundays, […]

Accretive sues signers of No on Measure B ballot arguments

The Accretive Group, through Paul Schumann of Fallbrook, has targeted the five area residents who signed the ballot arguments against November’s Measure B. Schumann has sued the five, including former Supervisor Pam Slater-Price, former Valley Center Unified School District Supt. Lou Obermeyer, of Escondido; Victor Reed, a former Escondido fire captain; Jeanne Brown and Martha Cox. They are named “in […]


Accretive seeks to impoverish its political opponents

The term “sore loser” doesn’t even begin to cover the Accretive Group, which has just funded a lawsuit to punish the five people who signed the “no” argument that appeared on the November ballot next to Measure B, which would have authorized the Lilac Hills Ranch project. Let’s add some additional adjectives, such as “bully,” “mean” and “coward” to the […]

Daley Ranch and Lake Wohlford offer hikes in January

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at and Please note that […]

Autism – A Growing Problem

Over three million people in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide are currently affected by ASD (Autism spectrum disorder), which includes Autism, Asperger syndrome and an assessment of intellectual disability and language impairment. It is estimated that around 1 in 68 American children has ASD. According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control) the prevalence of ASD has increased […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring several activities in January. Many are limited to members of the Chamber, while others are open to non-members as well. To make sure, call the Chamber office, or visit 720 N Broadway, Escondido 92025. Economic Development Committee Thursday, January 12 at noon., at the Conference Room of the Chamber. The committee works […]