Safari Highlands rebranded, remastered as Harvest Hills

A development in the San Pasqual  that once evoked images of climbing aboard a tram to visit giraffes and zebras has quickly been transformed into a poster child for sustainability and a cross between a farmer’s market and a housing project with a “net zero carbon footprint.” Once known as Safari Highlands Ranch, Concordia Homes has rebranded and revamped its […]

Adopting “Congestion Pricing” would be a “Herculean task” says McNamara

A few months ago New York City became the first U.S. City to adopt the idea of “congestion pricing” as a way to deal with the most overcrowded roads in Manhattan, the densest population center in North America. It is expected to raise $15 billion over time to help modernize the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (the MTA’s)  outdated subway system, which […]

Lorraine Boyce selected as second Escondido 2019 “Forever Legend”

Lorraine Boyce has been selected as one of nine 2019 Escondido Forever Legends by the Escondido History Center.  A senior from a High School in Escondido will receive the FLAG (Future Legends Award Group) Award in her name and be presented a $1,000 honorarium.  This award, presented in an October 2019 ceremony, is made possible by the \sponsorship of the […]

Escondido Fire Department welcomes new paramedics

The Escondido Fire Department recently welcomed three new paramedics to the team: Amal McNew, Isabel Mota and Christopher Sturges! All three started orientation on July 15 and have begun mentorship in the field. 

National sports figures Escondido has produced


Two weeks ago I commented on a story about Escondido resident Pete Coscarart who played Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today I want to write about another Escondidan who also played major league baseball about 100 years ago, 20 years before Coscarart. I find it unique that two people from as small a town as Escondido was back […]

Relief is on the Way

People who drive I-15 in southwest Riverside or northern San Diego Counties are no strangers to traffic jams. In fact, with 205,000 cars daily, the section through Temecula is considered the 10th worst congested freeway segment in the country.  Fortunately, help is on the way. The City of Temecula has just been awarded a $50 million U.S. Department of Transportation […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: The Care ‘n Share Toy Drive 2019, a project of Torrey Pines Rotary Club, is pleased to announce distribution of over 12,850 new and gently used stuffed animals donated to our collection drive during the San Diego County Fair.   We could not have done this without the wonderful support of the entire San Diego region It is […]

Letter to the Editor: GO AWAY, SAM ABED

Editor, Times-Advocate: As a San Marcos resident I never paid much attention to Sam Abed so it was with interest to see him running to be my Congressman that I read your profile on him to get a feel for what sort of person he is. And after reading the profile I came up with this conclusion: Sam Abed is […]

Author to hold book signing at Grand Tea Room Aug . 10

Carolyn Gross, Author and Health Advocate will have a discussion and book signing for her newest book “Rise Above The Chaos” on Saturday, August 10, at 4:30 p.m. at The Grand Tea Room.    Self-Care has never been more important!  Ninety percent of all health problems are related to stress.  This event will give you health tools to be proactive […]