Illegal fireworks ignite Daley Ranch blaze

Monday night near midnight The Times-Advocate covered an incident where a fire started on the hillside of Daley Ranch – near Rincon Avenue and Fawn Creek Lane. Reportedly three boys were firing off fireworks. One of them was a minor. According to the report by Cal Fire Captain Issac Sanchez on July 9 at approximately 11:24 p.m. the Escondido Police […]

Visit Escondido’s Katherine Zimmer wins Leadership Award

Katherine Zimmer of Visit Escondido was honored at the North San Diego Business Chamber’s 2018 Leadership Awards, held June 27 at the Bernardo Winery. Katherine Zimmer, who operates Escondido’s Visitor’s Center was presented with the award at the North San Diego Business Chamber’s annual Celebration of Business. The North San Diego Business Chamber Leadership Awards honor individuals who have positively […]

A visit to the MCRD Museum: Get into the gung ho spirit

Recently I visited the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Museum, which is set between Old Town and Lindbergh Field. The MCRD Command Museum is one of three such museums in the country; the others being Quantico—the headquarters of the USMC—and Perris Island. MCRD San Diego recruits and trains men that enlist in recruiting districts west of the Mississippi River. It is […]

Woolly the Mammoth is feeling the love

“Woolly the Mammoth,” at the Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology is feeling the love after donations began trickling in after a news article called attention to the accident that broke the prehistoric skull two weeks ago. According to Sherry Bauer, director of education & special events at the museum, “there has been a lot of excitement around the […]

Of plastic straws and environmental extremism

I hope this is the straw that breaks the camel’s back: the camel being the ridiculousness that is much of the environmental movement. I’m sorry, but it is loony to look upon plastic straws as being a threat to the environment, or more to the point, a threat to the oceans. At least it is true if you live in […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “District 1 candidate Consuelo Martinez: “I’m literally listening block by block”” is waiting Wonderful interview! Bravo David Ross for an honest and informative article on a very promising political leader Consuelo Martinez. She is inspirational and I learned of her service and commitment from your interview. I am very hopeful that this article will give the voter […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “District 1 candidate Consuelo Martinez: “I’m literally listening block by block”” Thank you David Ross, for your interviews and articles with all Candidates running for Escondido Mayor, and 2 vacant City Council positions in Escondido , and publishing series of separate articles featuring Candidates in Escondido Times Advocate. Your in-depth interviews w/Candidates, and the articles based on […]

New EPD public information officer

The Escondido Police Department PIO (Public Information Officer) responsibilities have been transferred to Lieutenant Chris Lick. Lt. Lick can be reached through the media line at 760-839-4444, or by email Anonymous tips can be made through the department website at: or via the anonymous TIPS Line at 760-839-TIPS (8477). Please follow the police department via Facebook at, […]

Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival and Campout at Bates Nut Farm

The Valley Center Summer Food Truck Festival once again rolls into Bates Nut Farm with more food, entertainment and family fun. It all takes place on Saturday, August 18 with several of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks as the main attraction. The fun continues with an overnight campout under the stars, along with a movie night to benefit the […]

Senior Anglers to welcome Reel Fix owner

Throughout Southern California, Don Kay is known as the rod and reel guru, able to take used, but expensive gear, and give it a revived life, for years of continued fishing. Kay will be the guest speaker for the July 13 meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido. Based in San Marcos, Kay’s Reel Fix company is also known for […]