Marie Waldron names Escondido’s Marty Tiedeman “Woman of the Year”

I am honored to name Martha “Marty” Tiedeman my Woman of the Year for 2017. California’s Woman of the Year program was founded 30 years ago to celebrate contributions to society made by our state’s remarkable women.  With her long history of dedicated public service, Marty Tiedeman is well-deserving of this recognition. Marty’s public service to our region includes her […]

Woman caught in gang crossfire, shot and killed

Tuesday, March 7, was 55-year old Catherine Kennedy’s final day of life. She lost her life around 9:09 p.m. that evening when the Escondido woman was driving on the 1800 block of East Grand Avenue. She was returning home from a Tuesday night Bible study. Mrs. Kennedy inadvertently drove through what seems to have been a gang shoot out and […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: We read with great interest your article (Feb. 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 […]

City offers small business consulting sessions

Free small business consulting sessions are now being offered every Friday at Escondido city hall. Starting Friday, March 17,  Linda Harasin, business advisor for the North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding free small business consulting sessions at Escondido City Hall every Friday afternoon. The SBDC advises small businesses on business planning and management, accounting/finance, capital […]

Signal lights planned for two intersections

The city is completing plans for two new signal lights, to be installed on Valley Parkway & Date Street and El Norte Parkway & Fig Street. The project to add signals at the intersections will cost $689,000, but a grant from Caltrans will cover $619,600 of that amount. According to City Engineer Julie Procopio, the design for the two signals […]

El Pollo Loco opens third Escondido restaurant

El Pollo Loco has opened its third Escondido and the  32nd restaurant operated by franchisees Bill Engel, Chris Pingel, Aaron Pingel, and Angel Lara. The new restaurant, located at 350 W. El Norte Pkwy., is owned and operated by Chic Pollo, LLC, an affiliate of Peg/Lion, LLC, a longtime El Pollo Loco franchisee. “We are very excited to offer another […]

Gravity Skateboards moves to Escondido

Gravity Skateboards just moved their assembly and distribution operations to Escondido. In business since 1994, they are known as one of the leaders in the longboard industry. Gravity started in Solana Beach back in 1994 and have been making skateboards locally in Southern California ever since. Gravity uses only eco-friendly products and ship their boards to customers all over the […]

History Center seeks to revitalize Grape Day Committee

The Escondido History Center is researching community interest in developing a revitalized Grape Day Association Committee. Business leaders, service clubs, schools, informal groups — anyone and everyone with an interest is encouraged to join. The aim of the Grape Day Association Committee is to restore the Grape Day Festival to its original form, one that is inclusive and reflective of […]

Son, daughters, seek information on their father

This is the story of a mystery, not of the kind that you see on television, or in paperbacks or on in the movies, but a mystery of a very personal, family-nature. Recently The Times-Advocate was contacted by Robert Lumier Schultz, Jr.,  of Saucier, Mississippi, who asked us if we could update the obituary of his father, the late Robert […]

History Center donates toward playground equipment

The Escondido History Center has contributed $3,050 toward the cost of the new play equipment installed at Grape Day Park in the fall of last year. The new play equipment is one of the first phases of a multi-phase plan to expand and improve Grape Day Park. Stacey Ellison, executive director of the History Center, told The Times-Advocate: “We did […]