Traffic delays expected in Felicita area

Paving on Hamilton Lane – as part of the construction for the Southwest Sewer Realignment Project will cause delays in the Felicita area. The Southwest Sewer Realignment Project is near completion. According to the City of Escondido: “Traffic delays should be anticipated within the Felicita area. Paving activities are scheduled between August 28 to September 1, 2017, for the following […]

New specimens to be prepared at Roynon Museum

Soon three full skeletons of a prehistoric dog, horse and saber-toothed cat from at least 20 million years ago will join the collection at Escondido’s Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology. On Saturday, August 26 two experts in specimen preparation from the San Diego Natural History Museum will arrive at the Roynon Museum to prepare three exhibits to be […]

“The Trump presidency… is over.”

~ Guest Opinion

Hey, don’t get mad at ME, righties. I have never said anything like that about a president barely six months into his first year, and never will. No, these days, that’s apparently the kind of statement that seems to be reserved for the president’s best friends. That title is a quote from longtime Trump strategist, Brietbart News Executive Chairman, and […]

Back in Session

~ Guest Opinion

The Legislature is now returning to work after its summer break, with one month left before final adjournment September 15. Hundreds of bills remain undecided, including seven of mine pending in the Senate. Many important issues have been decided, including passage of a state budget. Unfortunately, huge gas tax increases and attempts to alter the longstanding right of Californians to […]

What are they going to call it? No Flags?


Six Flags Over Texas has announced that it’s going to get rid of the Confederate Flag from the six flags that fly over the amusement park, and which is supposed to commemorate the six nations that have held sway over the Great State of Texas. The theme park, which started in Texas, now owns parks all over the U.S.A. What […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: The Care ‘n Share Toy Drive 2017, a project of Torrey Pines Rotary Club, is pleased to announce distribution of over 14,700 new and gently used stuffed animals as a result of our collection drive during the San Diego County Fair. A hearty thanks goes out to the staff of the many Library locations for hosting collection boxes, […]

Letter to the Editor: AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE

Editor, Times-Advocate: When I first read a “Guest Opinion” by Michael Burke I immediately thought I want Mr. Burke as far away from my progeny as possible. His ideas are abhorrent and immoral. His writing resembles the monologue that is the cesspool of Right Wing Hate Media dominating conservative (non) thought these days. Every effort at persuasion is fear based. […]

From Dream To Destiny, Part 2

“Now when they saw him afar off, even before he came near them, they conspired against him to kill him. Then they said to one another, “Look, this dreamer is coming! Come therefore, let us now kill him and cast him into some pit; and we shall say, ‘Some wild beast has devoured him.’ We shall see what will become […]

Literature Comes to Life at the library

Escondido Public Library will host Literature Comes to Life, an interactive theatrical experience, for children ages 5-12 years on Thursday, September 14, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Through acting and storytelling, Leo Lionni’s beloved, Caldecott-Medal-winning story about a clever little fish, “Swimmy,” will come to life. Literature Comes to Life’s Director, Stacey Wein, is excited […]

Escondido Girl Scout wins Gold Award for workshops empowering girls

Sofia Christensen, a Girl Scout, resident and student in Escondido recently earned the Girl Scout’s highest award, the Gold Award, for her project: a series of workshops designed to empower and build up the confidence of girls ages 6-13. Sofia held five workshops in Poway and Oceanside. She told The Times-Advocate: “Throughout the workshops I aimed to empower the girls […]