Charity Arch will give Grand Avenue a new gateway

Someday soon Grand Avenue will have a new gateway, courtesy of the Escondido Charitable Foundation and an anonymous donor. The lighted arch will celebrate the spirit of charitable giving in the Hidden Valley and provide an opportunity to acknowledge donors by having places on the monument to place plaques. The arch, which will be 40 feet high and 180 ft. […]

NUWI offers to buy out ECCHO members; ECCHO says, ‘cut the density’

New Urban West (NUWI) is offering to reimburse those who have donated to Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (ECCHO) if ECCHO drops its appeal of a recent Vista Superior Court decision by Judge Roland Frazier that struck down their challenge to the 380 unit “The Villages” project. The Escondido City Council approved of the development in November 2017. However, ECHHO […]

Sabers show grit against rampaging Mustangs

Last weekend they descended upon Escondido from their 4,301-foot fortress in northern Utah. They arrived as ravenous and insatiable beasts, untamed, running wild and virtually unchecked. They answer to the name of the Ogden Mustangs, undisputed titans and the exalted royalty of the 23-team, five-division Western States Hockey League. They are scary good and at times make juggernauts like the […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Mac” and Martinez soothe business leaders” is waiting for your approval Comment: “ . . .no abrupt, sudden lurches in any direction. Also, a message without a markedly anti-development bias.” Interesting comment from two of the council members who disregarded the staff recommendation at last week’s council meeting and told staff to cease development of the Water […]

The Truth About Proposition 13


Recently, our Assemblymember stated that Proposition 13 protections would be “weakened” by what she coins in partisan terms as “split roll” proposals.  I am disheartened when elected officials phrase facts in such partisan terms and leave our community confused about true facts.  Follow the money and then you find the basis for partisanship.  Here is the truth: The name of […]

Wise saving for California

California appears to be flush with cash. Last November, the Legislative Analyst’s office reported a $14.8 billion surplus for the fiscal year beginning July 1. That was later updated to a projected $20.6 billion, while Governor Newsom’s finance department is predicting a surplus of $21.4 billion. Unfortunately, that surplus can quickly disappear. During the Great Recession, California faced annual budget […]

Pursue God’s Presence, Not His Presents

Words of Faith

  “Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.  I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah. And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more!  […]

College celebrates new Police Building

Officials and guests of Palomar College gathered on Wednesday, January 23, to celebrate the opening of a new Police Building at the college’s main campus.  With 7,640 square feet of space, the building represents a long-awaited expansion for the Palomar College Police Department, which was previously located off Parking Lot 1 by Mission Road and is now situated in the […]

History Museum honors local Black pioneer

 February is Black History Month and the Valley Center History Museum is honoring the life and legend of local folk hero Nate Harrison, San Diego County’s first black settler. Harrison, who was born a slave, homesteaded near a natural spring on 160 acres on Palomar Mountain from the mid-1800s until his death in 1920 at age 97.   The museum, […]

Palomar Health medical staff donate $50,000

Medical staff at Palomar Medical Center Escondido presented the Palomar Health Foundation with a check for $50,000 on Monday, January 28 to go toward purchasing new furniture in the medical center’s café. Palomar Medical Center Escondido Chief of Staff Dr. Frank Martin said his fellow physicians have been saving money to make the donation for some time, seeing the furniture […]