Escondido company honored for hiring, serving veterans

The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido, California-based company that makes it part of their business strategy to hire veterans, received the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Outstanding Midsize Employer of the Year award July 30 during the 96th DAV National Convention in New Orleans. The Elizabeth Hospice empowers hospice professionals to meet the unique needs of dying veterans. They strive to bring […]

Chamber celebrates open house

Wednesday the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held its annual Open House.  There were about 92 attendees at the event, which was sponsored by Escondido Disposal Inc., and which paid for the food and desserts, served by Kennedy’s Karne and Tailored Desserts.

“Midsummer Night’s Dream” completes run at Community Players Theater this weekend

Five married couples come together to create the magic of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” No magic flower was needed to bring real-life couples and their talents to the stage in the Shakespeare comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” finishing its run this weekend by the Community Players Theater, Bailey/Bees Theater at Community Lutheran Church. Set in Ancient Athens and in the […]

It’s the smallest brewery ever, but probably not for long

If the American dream is building a business from scratch with your hands, then Ketchen Smith and Evan Smith (who are not related except as “brothers in beer”) are living that dream. You’ve heard of tiny houses? The Escondido Brewing Co. is a tiny brewery, with everything to do with the production of beer squeezed into 300 square feet. “The […]

Escondido’s Rosas expects to be a force in MMA

In all likelihood, most folks in Escondido have probably never heard of Victor Rosas. But very soon that may all change. For on September 2 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, the 28-year-old mixed martial arts fighter will be part of a high-profile event entitled King of the Cage. Scheduled to face Michael Reyes in a flyweight […]

Climate change lecture Saturday at library

Eve Simmons will present a free presentation August 5, 1 p.m. entitled “Hard realities and pragmatic optimism” at the Escondido Public Library upstairs at the Turrentine Room. Simmons is an environmental advocate, former photojournalist and wildlife guide. Sourcing the world’s top experts, she will discuss climate challenges and explore solutions. Simmons has lectured throughout Southern California on environment, policies and […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Quilt Guild The El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday September 14 at its NEW location – First Presbyterian Church of Oceanside –  2001 S El Camino Real, Oceanside. Doors open at 9 a.m. Speaker is Susan Carlson.   Her presentation will show the progression of her quilts to the present day, with insights and stories for […]

Celebrating the art of Frida Kahlo

On July 6, 1907, the world of art was graced with the birth of Frida Kahlo. At the age of six, Frida was diagnosed with polio which made her right leg shorter and thinner than her left leg. On September 17, 1925 Frida was involved in a terrible bus accident which caused many health issues. Throughout her life, she documented […]

ECCHO members outline strategy for fighting NUWI proposal

At their most recent meeting on Wednesday, members of Escondido Country Club Home Owners mapped out their strategy going forward for fighting the proposal by New Urban West Inc. (NUWI) to build a 392-unit development on property owned by the owner of the former golf course and surrounding property, Michael Schlesinger of Stuck in the Rough LLC. About 300 plus […]


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