City Hall dome to house 7th annual Community in Unity

Join the Escondido Chamber of Commerce for its 7th Annual Community in Unity taking place under the Escondido City Hall Dome on December 7, from 5:31 p.m. to 8 p.m. Editor’s note: The odd time for the beginning of the event is because city offices close at precisely 5:30 p.m. and the events starts immediately after. Experience delights from local […]


~ Guest Opinion
~ a leftie living in a ‘rightie’ world

It’s the most dangerous time of the year: a potential minefield of holiday family get-togethers laid out end-to-end right smack in the middle of an idyllic Christmas tree-lined lane between you and a happy new year. So far so good. You’ve nearly made it all the way through the meal, finishing up the turkey and stuffing, making sure to save […]

Unique San Diego agriculture

~ Guest Opinion

More than 14% of the nation’s agricultural exports come from California.  We produce over one third of the country’s vegetables and two-thirds of our fruits and nuts. Contrary to what many in Northern California may think, much of California’s abundance originates in our region. Our farms and farmers are unique in many ways. First of all, we have the 2nd […]

The howling


Last week in several cities around the United States, most notably in New York City, good, card-carrying members of the resistance took to the streets, lifted their faces towards the firmament and howled or screamed into the sky to vent their frustration with the fact that, despite their best efforts, despite having closed their eyes and stamped their feet, and […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: I read your October 26 editorial of the above title.  While I appreciate having a local paper again, I have heard rumor that it is financed by real estate interests, possibly including the Crews family.  While this is not wrong in and of itself, I think as readers that if it is true, it would be wrong not […]

Palomar Health to build new crisis stabilization unit

Palomar Health, an Escondido, California-based health care district, and RAD Technology Medical Systems (RAD), a design-build construction company specializing in patented modular building systems for the healthcare industry, announced plans to construct a standalone crisis stabilization unit (CSU) on the Palomar Medical Center Escondido campus. When completed, this unit will provide short-term care for patients experiencing an acute psychiatric and/or […]

Toys sought for EPD’s annual Children’s Christmas Party

Every year since 1998, the Escondido Police Department (EPD) has hosted an annual Christmas party to give kids who have been the victims of abuse, neglect, and violent crime a Christmas they might not otherwise get to experience. This year the party will be held on Thursday, December 7. The event will include food, a magic show, face painting, a […]

Dental office carries out tradition

Dental office carries on yearly tradition of candy buy back and delivery to the Escondido police department, this year with a special message. Brilliant Dental lost one of their team members earlier this year when dental hygienist of 22 years Cathy Kennedy was killed in gang crossfire while driving home from church.  This year kids and coworkers will also be […]

28th annual Carols by Candlelight Concert Dec. 8 & 9 to benefit Children’s Hospital

A spectacular family holiday concert, Carols by Candlelight, will take place December 8 & 9 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Now in its 28th year, proceeds from this holiday country concert will go to Rady Children’s Hospital. The concert, beginning at 8 p.m., will feature country music stars singing their hits and favorite holiday songs. Headliners include: […]

The Holidays – A Time For Hope, Not Despair. part 2

“You came to set the captive free.  You came to give us liberty.  My son and my rejection, Your blood and my acceptance, Now I’m alive to bring You praise…” (Freedom, copyright 2012, by Bethel Music). This is what Jesus, the Son of God, the Gift of the Father, came to do – give us freedom! If you’re like me, […]