Escondido Union High School District welcomes students to new year

Classes at the Escondido Union High School’s campuses began August 16. The Escondido Union High School District Wednesday welcomed back students for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  Teachers, aides, maintenance workers, counselors, support staff, nutrition personnel, administrators and others were busy preparing for the start of classes. Enrollment was about 7,439 students, fairly consistent with the previous year’s […]

Talent show attracts 350

Kit Carson Amphitheatre was the location, August 14, of Escondido’s Got Talent, which was sponsored by Escondido Shines. Vaughn North of Escondido Shines, told The Times-Advocate: “We had over 350 attending. It was a great community event and will be repeated annually.” The Little Big band provided 45 minutes of band music before and after the individual acts. The sixteen […]

Two new restaurants downtown

Dominic’s Italian Gourmet Dominic’s Italian Gourmet, is now located in the heart of downtown Escondido with a gorgeous dining area and outside patio space. They are open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m. (10 p.m. Friday and Saturday) at 113 E Grand Ave. & Broadway. These Islands  These Islands has re-opened their shop on historic Grand Avenue with new Hawaiian offerings, including […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Fired Up Sisters Reunion The 2007 Fires 10th Anniversary Reunion for members of Fired Up Sisters Southern California, their families and friends is rapidly approaching. If you are an FUS member and have not been receiving the group’s newsletters, you are asked to provide them with updated information, so you can be included.  Contact them at firedupsisters@gmail.com.” * * * […]

Toy Drive distributes nearly 15,000 stuffed animals

The Care ‘n Share Toy Drive 2017, a project of Torrey Pines Rotary Club, announced that it distributed over 14,700 new and gently used stuffed animals as a result of its collection drive during the San Diego County Fair. See related letter to the editor, this issue. “We could not have done this without the wonderful support of the community.” […]

Escondido-based grid teams ready to kickoff

Seven high schools that call Escondido home are in the midst of their final preparations prior to the beginning of the 2017 football season. In alphabetical order, let’s take a brief look at each of them. Calvin Christian The Crusaders of Coach Randy Kreglow had an outstanding year in 2016, recording a 9-1 record with the only blemish being a […]

Police will file no charges against P.E. teacher

Following an investigation of allegations by a female student that a male P.E. teacher had watched her changing into her P.E. clothes, Escondido Police Department has announced that no charges will be filed. On August 17, the Escondido Police Department began an investigation into an incident involving a male P.E. teacher and a female student at San Pasqual High School. […]

Community Players Theatre to present “Night on Broadway”

This weekend, celebrate music with the Community Players Theatre. Players Theatre presents “Night On Broadway”  Saturday, August 26, at 7 p.m. & Sunday, August 27, at 2 p.m. The acts to be presented are as follows:   1. Jody Villarreal and Erica Randall  “For Good” from “Wicked.” 2. Les Beccue “I’ll Walk with God”  from “The Student Prince” 1950’s. 3. […]

Golden Bough to open Hidden Valley’s new concert season

Golden Bough, a Celtic trio, is opening Hidden Valley Community Concert Association’s 72nd season at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido September 10 at 2 pm. Golden Bough has performed all over the United States and Europe for 37 years.  They have produced 25 CDs. Golden Bough will present a “Celtic Festival” of favorites to upbeat gems from Ireland […]

Join the Center Children’s Chorus

The Center Children’s and Youth Chorus is offered at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido for ages 7 (2nd grade) – 18. CCAE Education Studio One Cost: $110 Mondays, running September 11, 2017 – June 2018 FREE Registration and Information Workshop- Aug. 26, 2017, 1– 3 p.m. CCAE Studio One, RSVP by e-mail info@escondidochoralarts.com. The Center Children’s Chorus provides […]


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