21st annual Kiwanis Trout Derby is this weekend

This will be the 21st year the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Foundation of Escondido sponsors the annual trout derby at Dixon Lake in Escondido.  It is their major fundraiser and each year it seems to draw more and more financial support from area businesses and professional people.  And, word has gotten out that the fishin’ is mighty good and there’s lots […]

Mayor hears about homeless, gangs from town hall meeting

Mayor Sam Abed fielded questions on gangs, the homeless and the condition of parks at his semi-annual Town Hall meeting on April 11. The meeting was sparsely attended but that didn’t mean the conversation wasn’t lively.  The mayor gave a short introduction on the city, including the city council action plan. Several other council members, city staffers, led by City […]

Escondido volunteers will target eight local parks Saturday

Escondido Shines is partnering with I Love a Clean San Diego (ILACSD) for the 16th annual Creek to Bay Clean-up on Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.–noon.  Of course, the clean-up effort takes place from Escondido to the coast, but Escondido Shines and local volunteers will be concentrating their efforts at eight parks, including Escondido Reidy Creek, Escondido Mountain View Park, […]

Last trout planting of season coming Friday

The next planting of Rainbow Trout at Lake Wohlford will be this Friday. It will also be the last of the season. Park hours: 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Dock closes: 7 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Wednesday Mar. 28. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Friday Apr. 20. Water temperature: […]

Esco kicks off VL play with three-game sweep of Jaguars

Photos by Lenny Kerbs

Two timely and clutch double plays down the stretch loomed ever so large as the Escondido Cougars held on for a 6-4 win over host Valley Center High last Friday afternoon.  Not only did that victory improve Esco’s overall record to 9-7 but it completed a sweep of a three-game series with the Jags. As a result, the Cougs currently […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Bates to host arts, crafts fair this weekend Bates Nut Farm will host its Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market this weekend. Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  There will be a Food Truck Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. featuring:  Perky Beans – Espresso, Coffee, Tea & Smoothies,  Epic Eatz – Surf & Turf Mexican Organic Food […]

College gets three Bobcat tractors on loan

The Diesel Technology program at Palomar College took delivery last month of three new pieces of Bobcat equipment as part of an affiliate training program sponsored by the Bobcat Company. The new equipment includes a T870 track loader valued at $92,000, an E45 large excavator worth $61,000 and an E32 small excavator worth $52,000. The machines will help improve the […]