Escondido youth among those honored at State Capitol



Escondido resident and Torrey Pines High School grad Nelson Lin, who is attending Cal Poly SLO was part of a group of Cal Poly students honored by state lawmakers on the floors of the Assembly and Senate in Sacramento February 13. Lin, 22, who graduated from Torrey Pines High in 2012 was one of 20 students recognized for their awards […]

“A Ship in the Woods” to present first exhibition of year starting March 17



A Ship in the Woods will present its first exhibit of 2017, WAKE from March 17 – April 20 with the opening reception March 17, 6-11 p.m. at 3007 Felicita Rd., Escondido. A Ship in the Woods—which is a metaphor for something unexpected— also calls its itself WSOHOIDPS, which is the the letters in the word “ship” interspersed in the […]

Esco dodges a bullet as San Pasqual rally falls just short 67-64



Oh man, that was about as close as it could get! Near misses are rarely more heartbreaking. Seeking that elusive first win in their final game of the 2016-17 season, the San Pasqual Eagles had a great shot, literally, of accomplishing that very goal. Left wide open in the right corner with less than 35 seconds remaining and his team […]

Times-Advocate Shorts



Town Hall Meeting Senator Anderson’s Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting will take place March 9, 6-7 p.m. at VFW Post 1513 in Escondido. Senator Anderson’s Escondido Community Coffee Town Hall Meeting will be hosted by Escondido Mayor, Sam Abed and City Councilman, Ed Gallo RSVP at 619-596-3136. * * * Auditions for “Annie” Community Players Theatre is holding auditions […]

POLICE BLOTTER



The Police Blotter is taken from the Escondido Police Department’s website. The headlines are added by us. * * * NARCOTICS ARRESTS — February 5, 6:35 a.m. four subjects were seen in the Maple St. Plaza using narcotics. Officers took an adult male suspect into custody wanted for a felony vandalism. Two women were arrested for Drug Possession. Another man was […]

“Fifty Shades Darker”



The “Fifty Shades” franchise is commercially successful but critically despised. I’ve heard all manner of nasty things said about the books, and 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” tied for Worst Picture at the Razzies. “Fifty Shades Darker” is no redeemer, I assure you. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say the series likes the abuse it takes from people […]

Why is the Escondido Country Club situation still unresolved?

~ Guest Opinion EsoteRICK

John DeLong and Buddy Flemings, in their Letter to The Editor (TA/February 16 Opinion) suggest that if the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Association (ECCHO) wasn’t holding out for a miracle return of the shuttered golf course business, the neighborhood redevelopment could move forward. They characterize the newest plan (“The Villages”) submitted to the Escondido planning department as a “good one.” […]

Trout planting this week



Lake Wohlford is having a planting of 1,500 Rainbow Trout this week. That follows up on the similar planting of trout that happened on February 8. Park hours: 6:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 5:00 P.M. Water temperature: At surface 59.72 f., 12.44 D.O. @ 10’ 58.46 f., 12.08 D.O. Water level: Low level, […]

As a member of the Assembly Health Hooking Kids on Fishing

~ Guest Opinion

My new Assembly Bill 478, will raise the age requirement for the purchase of fishing licenses by two years. By raising the age from 16 to 18 years, we will expose larger numbers of California’s youth to nature, expand their life experiences and perhaps, their futures. This is especially important for youth living in inner cities or underserved communities. For […]

Fatality Thursday on Grand Avenue



On February 16, at about 11:50 p.m. 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 scene. […]