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 […]


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 […]

Sidney A. Hagen, 95,

decorated WWII pilot, longtime Escondido resident

Dr. Sidney A. Hagen (Col. U.S.A.F., Ret), 1921-2017 Sidney A. Hagen died peacefully, Thursday, February 16, 2017 in Escondido. He was 95. Dr. Hagen was born in Fosston, Minnesota on November 20,1921. He is survived by his daughter, Eleanor Harger-Flook (Victorville) and his son, Stephen A Hagen and wife, Sarah (Westfield, Massachusetts). He was grandfather to three grandchildren, Marta McClintock […]


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Words of Faith: Is immigration a part of God’s kingdom plan?

To say the least, immigration is a hot topic today. Just turn on the news for a couple of minutes and it becomes all too clear that the topic dominates most others. America is a nation of immigrants and I would suggest that the Kingdom of God is as well. Jesus’ central message was to reveal God and His kingdom. […]

Students collect shoes for children from non-gaming tribes

Three hundred and fifty pairs of new shoes recently were donated to local children from non-gaming native tribes by students at Escondido Christian School, a preschool-12th grade private school that celebrates 70 years in the community next year. A relative of one the school’s preschool teachers heard about a little girl on a reservation who committed suicide because of her […]

New vegan restaurant: Not just healthy, it tastes GOOD

Shanti Claydon has been trying her vegan recipes on clients, customers at the farmers market, and perhaps most importantly, her family, for years. If you eat at California Homemades to Go, you will be eating like her family eats. “I just want people to come in and taste my food,” she says. “The fact that it’s vegan is just a […]

Pet of the Week

Name: SushiAge: 5 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic Short HairID #: 235800Adoption Fee: $25 Sushi, a 5-year-old Domestic Short Hair mix, is looking for a love to call her own. This darling kitty may be a tiny bit shy, but once you get on her good side, you two will be besties for life. She appreciates the finer things in […]