U.S. Marine Band to perform in Escondido on West Coast tour

 A decade has passed since the scarlet coats of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band last appeared on stages along the West Coast. However, on Friday, October 25, the band returns and will play a free concert in Escondido. The performance, held at 7:30 p.m. and will take place at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Free tickets […]

D.C. is “obsessed with impeachment” says Hunter in rare local appearance


In what may be as rare as a sighting of a snow leopard, 50th District Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. made an appearance Monday afternoon at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce for a “roundtable” discussion that was driven by questions from the audience.  Nothing was off the table for the dozen or so constituents of the embattled representative, who readily answered […]

Escondido Tamale Festival just keeps getting bigger


  The 5th annual Escondido Tamale Festival is coming to Escondido in November. The Times-Advocate caught up with Downtown Business Association president Alex MacLachlan to talk about the origins of the event, it’s future, and how it just keeps growing and growing in popularity.  The next Escondido Tamale Festival will be Saturday, November 2 at Grape Day Park. Q: What […]

Firefighters take part in safety fair

Candle-lighting ceremony Nov. 17 celebrates departed loved ones

The community is invited to Light Up a Life, a special candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate the people whose lives have warmed their heart and whose memories illuminate their life.  This family-friendly event will be hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice on Sunday, November 17, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, at the California Center for the Arts at 340 N. Escondido Blvd […]

Local VFW brings resources and art to Escondido veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, Escondido’s Veterans of Foreign War John R. Simpson Post 1513 is hosting a Veteran Resource Riot, an event that will bring resources to veterans, active duty military, their families and the community. The event will be held on November 9 at noon in Escondido’s Heritage Park. “If you served in our nation’s military, you and […]

Boy Scouts clean up Dixon Lake area

On Saturday, September 28, Boy Scout Troop 654 volunteered their time at Dixon Lake cleaning up the park and surrounding areas. 

Environmental and business benefits


Synchronizing traffic lights will not only reduce the time we sit at traffic lights but will also reduce tons of emissions with benefits to business and our economy.  In response to a study conducted in Salinas, California, five intersections on their main street had installed traffic signal synchronization and saved 15.8 TONS of GHG emissions in ONE year!  Not to […]

Should you jump on the plant-based burger bandwagon?


Gone are the days when food choices were simple: only three kinds of cereal, one type of milk and four varieties of bread. Today we have an abundance of choices differentiated by levels of calories, fat and other nutritional measures. The latest fad to hit the market are plant-based hamburgers, not to be confused with veggie burgers, turkey burgers, soy […]

Wait Till Next Year


Observations By RICK ELKIN   Drysdale, Maury Wills and Fernando Valenzuela.  Maybe the hardest part was giving up listening to Vin Scully. It was a difficult decision for me to give my heart to San Diego but it was my new home and I wanted to root for the local professional sports franchises, the Padres and Chargers. For the first […]


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