City Council approves water treatment plant

Overriding shouts of “old lives matter,” from dozens of senior citizens who don’t want to live near a recycled water facility the Escondido City Council January 11 approved of the Conditional Use Permit for the City’s Hale Avenue Resource Recovery Facility (HARRF), a reverse osmosis treatment facility. The meeting was held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido because […]

Chocolate Festival Feb. 11

Just in time for Valentines Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Escondido Downtown Business Association is bringing back For the Love of Chocolate, the Escondido Chocolate Festival to Escondido’s Historic Downtown on Saturday, February 11, 1– 5 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown for the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll through Downtown Escondido to […]

Get your taste buds ready for Dine Out Escondido next week

Diversity of impacts on your taste buds and diversity of cuisines is the name of the game for the annual ‘Dine Out Escondido’ which arrives next week, just in time to shatter any New Year’s resolutions having to do with losing weight or even maintaining weight. The city’s tourism organization, ‘Visit Escondido,’ will once again sponsor Dine Out Escondido Restaurant […]

Adobe home tour to benefit History Center

The 6TH annual Adobe Home Tour March 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will benefit the Escondido History Center. Mexican Colonial hacienda accents… reclaimed wood ceiling beams… cooling outdoor courtyards and breezeways… lush, low-water gardens… stone, brick and kiva-style fireplaces… Many of the features of California’s oldest ranchos and haciendas are in high demand today, including handmade adobe bricks, […]


SUPPORTING THE TRANSFORMATION OF SANTA FROM A PROMOTER OF ILLNESS, TO AN ENDORSER OF WELLNESS Editor, Times Advocate: I know that is a long title, but that is what Sustainable Santa and the REAL Santas United are trying to do – break the mold of the fat guy in the Coca-Cola colored outfit, successfully promoted by Coke since 1931, back […]


The last Trump

For many, the election of the 45th president of the United States takes on the same significance as the Last Days, with the Sun turning to blood thrown in just for good measure. When you reach the point in your life that the election of someone from the other party provokes you into suicidal thoughts or advocating a violent coup, […]

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Esote RICK Chargers not family

I have made the case that all of us Americans should be proud of our uniform, which is the American flag. That being an American teammate means that you stick together, you support each other, you wear your team colors proudly and you are accountable for your actions. That working together as a team gives America the power to achieve […]

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California’s water outlook is brighter, but….

Though it’s still early, this year’s storms have brought increased precipitation, including heavy snowfall in the Sierras. Our real problem isn’t lack of rain, it’s a lack of water storage capacity. Despite voter approval of the $7.1 billion water bond in 2014, including $2.7 billion earmarked for new dams and reservoirs, few projects are currently under way. This week I […]

4 More Flu Deaths Reported in County

Four additional influenza deaths were reported in San Diego County last week, bringing this season’s local total to nine, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported . The ages of the people who died ranged from 60 to 96, and all had underlying medical conditions. Furthermore, the number of lab-confirmed influenza cases went up by 56% (from 292 to […]

Pet of the Week

Name: CupidAge: 8 weeks oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Rabbit – Silver mixID #: 232627Adoption Fee: $25 Cupid, an 8-month-old Silver mix rabbit, is looking for a loving family to call her own. This darling little bun is the perfect age to become a lifelong companion. She’s sweet, smart and happy go-lucky. She’d love to continue to learn new things and socialize […]