A new director at 2019 Miss Teen Escondido and Miss Escondido Pageant

The Miss Teen Escondido and Miss Escondido Pageant was held late Saturday afternoon at the Knights of Columbus Hall on West Valley Parkway, Escondido. Five contestants vied for the Miss Teen Escondido title: Angela Hernandez, Kendra Medlock, Lauren Prieto, Analyse Ramirez and Riley Williamson. Three contestants were in the running for the Miss Escondido title: Meagen Latulippe, Cynthia Lockyer and […]

Griffith say hospital district experience gives him the chops for the Board of Supervisors


A County that brags about its huge budgetary reserves but finds itself on the defensive in fighting a Hepatitis A outbreak is a County that has its budgetary priorities askew says Jeff Griffith, a candidate for the 3rd District seat next June. This is the second time Jeff Griffith has run for public office in the last two years, so […]

CCAE Courtyard to be transformed

A Ribbon Cutting for the Cal Club Courtyard at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido was held Wednesday morning.  The courtyard has finally been transformed into an area that can host events, parties, meetings, and more. Attendees at the ribbon cutting included some of the donors behind the project, City officials, Center staff, and other community leaders, including Mayor […]

Arturo Velasco has his own day

On June 19 the Escondido City Council designated that day, Arturo Velasco Day. The certificate honoring the young man read as follows:   WHEREAS, Arturo Velasco started at COMPACT when he was thirteen years old by joining Helping Hands Jr. Club; and WHEREAS, Arturo joined the Communities of Excellence in nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention. While working in the […]

Gaspar convinces board to funnel $6 million for homeless, low-income housing

Tuesday the Board of Supervisors supported 3rd District Supervisor Kristin Gaspar’s “Tip the Scale” proposal that directs the County’s Chief Administrative Officer “to make three strategic investments to address critical areas of vulnerability and immediately increase emergency housing solutions for three extremely vulnerable populations.” This includes considerable funding for Escondido. Board President Gaspar told The Times-Advocate: “This unique investment by […]

Letter to the Editor: I REFUSE TO ADOPT YOUR NARROW-MINDED THINKING

Editor, Times-Advocate: After reading your opinion section of the Times-Advocate for a couple of years now, I cannot contain my opinion any longer.  You categorize Democrats as ‘elites’ and use Trump verbiage to bash others.  You are offended and find Hillary’s ‘deplorable’ statement more offensive than anything Trump has ever said, mocked, lied about or instigated. According to Politifact.com, Hillary […]

Stone Brewery unveils a new menu and it’s a doozy


Times-Advocate writer and editor David Ross and “On the Menu” columnist Jamie Zeller visited Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in Escondido last week to sample some favorites from their new completely reimagined globally inspired menu.  Both of us are dedicated “foodies,” although Dave makes no affectation to being a great cook like Jamie is. Dave can make scrambled eggs […]

GOP gives Abed, Gallo “Lifetime Achievement Awards”

The Republican Party of San Diego County Saturday June 22 gave Lifetime Achievement Awards to former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and former Escondido City Councilmember Ed Gallo at the annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner at the Marriott Marcus Downtown San Diego. Abed commented that he was “always proud and honored to have served our City and Country with passion, conviction and […]

Mural depicting Escondido’s history unveiled

On Tuesday, June 18, a mural entitled “The Wall Speaks, A Cultural Walk Through Escondido,” was unveiled at the Escondido Community Child Development Center (ECCDC) Lorraine Boyce campus on 9th Avenue. Local artists Leslie Mayer and Cindy Peters painted the 180-foot mural depicting Escondido history and culture. The project was made possible with various grants including City of Escondido CDBG […]

BIZstory: Take your car out to EAT!


Escondido Auto Tech – Gourmet service for your car! Expert auto repair, foreign and domestic. Escondido Auto Tech is located on the west side of North Ivy Street between East Valley Parkway and East Pennsylvania Avenue, directly across Charlie’s Restaurant. Jim Tisch was born in Glendale California, was adopted as an infant and raised by his loving adoptive parents in […]


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