Escondido’s Cory Iverson falls fighting Thomas fire

Firefighters and hundreds of others lined I-15 Sunday to welcome home the body of Cory David Iverson, 32, of Escondido, who succumbed Thursday in the line of duty battling the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, near Fillmore. Iverson, a Cal Fire, fire apparatus engineer, had been with the service since 2009. He is survived by his wife, Ashley who is […]

Tickets on sale for Adobe Home Tour

Tickets went on sale this week for the 7th annual Adobe Home Tour Sunday, March 18, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The tour, which has been featured in Westways and in American Bungalow Magazine, will benefit the Escondido History Center—although its primary function is to celebrate adobe architecture and encourage preservation of these beautiful homes. The tour will showcase five […]

Star Streams installation at U.S. museum first at CCAE

  The California Center for the Arts, Escondido (CCAE) Museum was the beneficiary of the installation of a LithoMosaic titled Star Streams, created by three renowned artists: lead artist and LithoMosaic inventor Robin Brailsford, her partner Wick Alexander, and collaborating artist Doris Bittar. Star Streams is a permanent exterior LithoMosaic public artwork at the museum’s main entrance, and will serve […]

Eight reasons you don’t have to buy organic

The organic food industry is expanding at a rapid rate, more than 10% increases year over year, making it a $43 billion industry as of early 2017. Even though organic food still makes up just 5% of the overall food sales market in the United States, the industry is having a much larger impact on our psyche than overall market […]

A movie for the ages, but perhaps not OUR age


It has become common to refer to the cohort of American men and women who helped bring down Fascism as the “Greatest Generation.” While I don’t necessary agree that that generation was THE greatest—the generations who fought the American Revolution and the American Civil War certainly endured far more privation, loss of property and absolute misery—they certainly make our own […]

High diesel taxes hurt us all

When the new 12-cent per gallon gas tax increase went into effect November 1st, hardworking Californians took an immediate hit.  The tax on diesel fuel also increased by 20 cents a gallon, but we have seen that increase spike to 30 cents at the pump.  Vehicle registration fees are also going up by $25 to $175 after January 1st, based […]

Red Cross urges blood donations during holidays

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give blood because donations typically decline between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Overall, the holiday season is among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations as regular donors have busy holiday schedules and blood drives may be canceled due to severe winter storms. Last year, nearly […]

Lake Wohlford hosts successful first week of trout fishing

The first week of trout fishing, since Lake Wohlford was stocked, has been outstanding with numerous limits being reported each day, reports Ranger Specialist George Scalo. Big fish of the week belonged to Aaron Austin of Escondido, who caught a seven-pound rainbow using a green and orange mouse-tail in Boat Dock Cove Thursday. Other catches of note included; Jesus Mayo […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

For bird owners and breeders North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, presents: Have you ever wondered where your Cape Parrot or Canary or Gouldian Finch originated? Maybe you’d like to give your bird a diet similar to what could be found in the wild. Aviculturists Johan Otter and Demi Hungerford will be speaking on Where in the […]

Doug Paulson elected EUSD board president

Trustee Doug Paulson has been elected president of the board of the Escondido Union School District. A lifelong resident of Escondido, Paulson has spent the past 20 years as a high school math, science and English teacher in Escondido. A former deputy sheriff, National Park ranger and Peace Corps volunteer, Paulson spends his time working on social justice issues and […]