So It Begins

~ Guest Opinion

So it begins. Under the guise of protecting the people from those they elect, a group of individuals billing themselves as concerned citizens have announced a petition drive to take planning decisions out of the hands of the Board of Supervisors and the professionals who vet them and put those decisions into the hands of voters by forcing all county […]

The insanity of California politicians


There is the insanity of mobs, the madness of rabid canines, and then there is the special insanity reserved for the “governing” party in Sacramento. Imagine that you are having lunch at a local eatery. You order a hamburger and a Coke and the waiter brings you an icy glass with the moisture running down the sides and places a […]

The State of the State

~ Guest Opinion

Governor Brown gave his 16th, and final, State of the State address on January 25. Term limits prevent future governors from matching that record! Why do we do a “State of the State” anyway? Article 5, Section 2 of California’s first Constitution says: “The Governor shall report to the Legislature each calendar year on the condition of the State and […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Business mixer after 5 The next Escondido Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 mixer will be February 8, 5-7 p.m. Business After 5 is a social/networking event. It gives you the chance to visit a host business and network with other Chamber members. At Business After 5, you will have the chance to introduce yourself to other members, exchange business […]

Servanthood: A Setup or Setback?

“And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark 9:35, NKJV). We live in a very self-centered society.  Sadly, it seems, often tragedy must strike before people realize what is truly important, or of value.  In a society like ours, faith […]

Ronald K. Hoyt, 88

was local surgeon, community volunteer Ronald K. Hoyt was born 8 December, 1930 and passed away 9 January, 2018 at Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, California. He was predeceased by eldest son, Jeffrey S. Hoyt. Dad was born in Rochester, New York, graduated from University of Colorado, Boulder; received his medical degree at University of Buffalo, and served at Buffalo General Hospital […]

Chamber of Commerce has a party

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce held its semi-annual open house January 16, and the place was packed!

Capt. Joe Cacciola to speak at Senior Anglers of Escondido

Captain Joe Cacciola, of new Oceanside Sea Center landing, will be the featured speaker at the February 9 general meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido.  “Capt. Joe,” as recreational anglers know him, will talk about his new company, which recently took over the old Helgren’s Sportfishing docks at Oceanside Harbor. Joining forces at the Sea Center are Capt. Ernie […]

Escondido school super to give address Feb. 5

The Superintendent of the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) will deliver the second annual State of the District Address at 9: a.m. on Monday, February 5, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Supt. Luis Rankins-Ibarra will share EUSD’s academic achievements this year and highlight the many community partnerships that continue to support the education of Escondido’s elementary and […]

Cougars make statement in decisive 65-33 win over San Pasqual

The Escondido and San Pasqual High basketball teams each had their own agendas entering last Friday night’s contest held on the Cougars’ home court. For the Cougs of coach Paul Baldwin, the aim was to move their overall record into the plus column while at the same time, solidifying their status as the only unbeaten team in the Valley League. […]