East Grand Fatal Collision

On February 16, 2017 at about 11:50 PM officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of East Grand Avenue regarding a serious injury collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and determined a vehicle versus motorcycle collision occurred. Fire personnel attempted life saving measures although the motorcyclist died at the […]

Rotary Club supports reading

The San Marcos Rotary Club has purchased 950 popular Mo Willem’s books “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.” Rotary Club members will be reading it to first grade students in seven SMUSD schools during the month of February. Each student will then receive the book to take home. Through this Literacy Project, the Rotary Club will be encouraging children […]

Escondido College News

News of Escondido residents who are attending college, here and around the country. Two Escondido residents joined a total of 11,758 students enrolled during the 2016 fall semester at The University of Alabama who were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). […]

New San Diego OASIS Program Manager for North County

David Beevers, a long-time resident of Escondido, has been selected as the new San Diego Oasis program manager for its North County operations. David previously spent 19 years with The Art Institutes as Senior Director for the West Coast Region, and more recently, assisted veterans as a Regional Manager for Wounded Warrior Project. San Diego Oasis is a nonprofit organization […]



Editor, Times-Advocate: We read with great interest your article (February 9, 2017) re: the city of Escondido’s Scoping Meeting about the proposal to revitalize the Escondido Country Club community. What was glaringly absent from the article was any mention of our organization, Renewal of the Country Club (ROCC), which represents a growing number of Country Club residents who support the […]

Supporting the Life Sciences

~ Guest Opinion

As a member of the Assembly Health Committee, I am working to open up access for new innovative treatments, cures and therapies that directly impact the lives of thousands of Californians. Ensuring that California maintains its pivotal role as a center for life sciences research is a vital part of these efforts. Continuing the medical advances that are improving healthcare […]

No praise for faint dams


The State Water Resources Board has refused to lift the statewide drought order. The Oroville Dam in Northern California is literally cracking under the pressure of water running off the emergency spillway, threatening to flood cities such as Yuba City, Marysville and any town downstream. And I don’t feel so great myself. I remember as a child growing up in […]

Chocolate Fest is a sweet success

The Chocolate Festival began here at Maple Plaza. Over 20 businesses participated. This was where people picked up the maps to sample chocolate beer or wine at those locations. See story and more photos on page 2.

Children’s museum program Saturday to celebrate Sweden

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) this week announced the fifth year of the SDCDM Roots Series. This free series is part of the museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and adults about different world cultures. The first program of the year is Saturday, February 18 from 2–4 p.m. and will highlight Sweden. The afternoon includes a slideshow created […]

Fire destroys motorcycle dealership

The Ducati motorcycle service and sales center on Tulip Street was destroyed Saturday night shortly before midnight. About 125 motorcycles were completely destroyed in the blaze. On Saturday about 11:30 p.m., Escondido Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported commercial building on fire. Shortly after the dispatch as units were leaving Escondido Fire Station 1, there was heavy smoke […]