California Invades Mars


It was a twist on the old “War of the Worlds” trope, one that science fiction fans never saw coming. Instead of Martians with bulbous skulls and bulging eyes landing on Earth and immediately vaporizing every human with heat beams, California decided to send its own bulbous skulled and bulging-eyed environmentalists on an interplanetary invasion across the void of space […]

Getting Ready to be Counted

  The first national census was taken in 1790 and we’re gearing up for the next one in 2020. There’s a lot riding on the census. For one thing, Congressional representation is based on an accurate count, and distribution of around $65 billion in federal funding will be heavily impacted by the census. While every state gets two Senators regardless […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s organizers to meet Aug. 9

A Kick Off event for Walk to End Alzheimer’s event in September will be held Thursday, August 9, 6–7 p.m. at Cocina del Charro. Learn more about the September 22 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event, the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and how easy it is to help by becoming a Team Captain. You’ll have a chance to network with […]


TERC to meet Aug. 20 Jeff Isaac, “Lawyer in Blue Jeans” will be the guest speaker for The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) lunchtime meeting on Monday, August 20. Isaac, who has been on television and radio for the last 20 years has taken Estate Planning to a level of comfort. He will be speaking on “How to Keep the Government […]

‘Murder at the Pie Auction’ opens at Community Players Theatre

This weekend the Community Players Theatre at Community Lutheran Church will present “Murder at the Pie Auction, A Who-Done-It Murder mystery” directed by Michelle Brindle. The show runs: Saturday, August 4 at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4 at 7 p.m. Sunday, August 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and include a special seat, free pie and refreshments. Tickets available […]

Historic Water Deal Provides Less Expensive, More Reliable Supplies

  San Diego County Water Authority A historic achievement for the San Diego region passed almost unnoticed when the San Diego County Water Authority’s Board of Directors adopted new wholesale water rates in late June. The rate-setting process highlighted how the Water Authority’s independent water supplies from the Colorado River are now both less expensive and more reliable than supplies […]

Synergy Centre: a new take on ‘The office’

Last week three members of the Escondido City Council, including Mayor Sam Abed, crossed the street from City Hall to help cut the ribbon for the new Synergy Centre in the downtown area: a new take on what it means to go to the office. The mayor assured COO Denise Benz and her staff that Escondido is very business-friendly and […]

Raise money for veterans at World’s Largest Golf Outing Aug. 6

On Monday, August 6, members of the Escondido community can hit the links for a good cause thanks to the annual World’s Largest Golf Outing (WLGO). WOGO is the single largest charitable golf event held on one day and makes a significant impact in the lives of those who need it most: our nation’s veterans. This year, WLGO will benefit […]

Murano meets Escondido at Stone and Glass

An Italian Glass Maestro, Roberto Beltrami, will be showing and teaching at the Stone & Glass studio from August 31 through September 3. Jim Stone told The Times-Advocate: “We are beyond excited to announce that Murano Glass Maestro Roberto Beltrami will be working, teaching and showing in our studio gallery in September. This is a young man that shares our […]