Elks, Boy Scouts honor the American flag

Local Boy Scouts and members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 1687 of Escondido gathered June 14 to honor the flag of our nation. Members and officers of BPOE Lodge No. 1687 and members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 669 of Escondido participated in the annual Flag Day Ceremony. The Elks is the first and […]

Change in fishing license law could have a big impact on local lake

A bill that would end California’s creaky system of issuing fishing licenses that always expire the last day of the year—no matter when they are purchased—and replace it with one that is valid a full 12-months from the date of purchase, passed the Senate Unanimously May 31 and now awaits action in the Assembly Water Parks and Wildlife Committee. Senate […]

Police nab major tagger

On Friday, June 22, officers responded to 100 North Broadway after a report of vandalism. When they arrived, they located a gang member with more than a dozen spray paint cans in his backpack and fresh paint on his hands. Officers later determined the suspect also tagged the Bank of America on 2nd Ave. The suspect was booked on three […]

Linda L. Holcomb, 58

was involved with local publishing

Linda L. Holcomb of Escondido passed on June 15, 2017. She was born February, 1959 in Torrance to Gale & Mary Jackson. She attended Paraclete High School and San Diego State University. Mrs. Holcomb worked in advertising for several publications, including the Times- Advocate, The Paper and Daily News. She enjoyed family and friends. She is survived by her husband Don, her children Brooke, […]

Becoming A Giant Killer, Pt 3


If I were to take a survey, I wonder how many people believe that God controls any outcome.  Many Christians believe this.  However, the Word of God is clear that this is not the case.  The best way to truly know how God may respond in a situation is to see how He responded in the Bible. You may have […]

Newland proposes ‘carbon neutral’ community

San Diego-based Newland Communities last week announced plans to create what it is billing as  “San Diego County’s first carbon neutral community.” The proposed community, known as Newland Sierra, would be just off I-15 and Deer Springs Road in the Twin Oaks Valley on the border with San Marcos. Newland Sierra project features  2,135 homes built across seven distinct neighborhoods […]

Library summer reading challenge: “Design Your World” July events for children and families

Escondido Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, an annual program designed to encourage reading for fun and life-long learning for all ages, runs through Monday, July 31, 2017. Children log their progress online to earn prizes donated by the Friends of the Library and local businesses. Register and begin logging by Monday, July 24,  at library.escondido.org/summer. This year’s theme is […]

Patio Playhouse to present ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’

An irreverent and tuneful romp about 60s office life, Patio Playhouse’s production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” will have audiences laughing and rooting for romance. Catch it at Kit Carson Amphitheater from June 30 through July 15. The production is directed by Matthew FitzGerald, produced by Victoria Silva-Davis and Kelli Harless, with musical direction by Emily […]

Escondido’s Haley Moore is a comet that shouldn’t disappear

While watching 5-foot-11, Escondido resident Haley Moore strike balls on the driving range, it doesn’t take long to realize that she’s the real deal. To begin with, the set-up and stance look good with her legs forming a solid base. Her takeaway is smooth and the tempo she creates is rhythmic and damn near perfect. Her head is steady and […]

Redwood Terrace expands memory care services with launch of the Grove at Gannon House

Redwood Terrace Thursday afternoon held a ribbon cutting for its new memory care community, the Grove at Gannon House. The Times-Advocate spoke to Kurt Norden, the executive director, who explained that one side of Grove at Gannon House is a memory care unit with the potential for 12 residents, while the other side of the building includes office spaces, outpatient […]


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