Body of Escondido man found in car trunk near Anaheim freeway

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man’s body was found in the trunk of an abandoned car near an Orange County freeway. The Anaheim Police Department said Saturday the man has been identified as 34-year-old Adrian Darren Bonar of Escondido. Anaheim police say California Highway Patrol found the deserted sedan Thursday near State Route 91 in Anaheim. The highway […]

Toastmasters 25th anniversary open house

Thursday, October 24th the Downtown Escondido Toastmasters will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with an open house and all guests are welcome.  There will be snacks and refreshments and demonstrations of how toastmasters helps people conquer their fears and improve their speaking and leadership skills.  They meet from 12:05pm to 1:10pm in the Mitchell Room of the Escondido City Hall […]

SDCWA chairman is TERC speaker Oct. 21

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will be holding its monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, October 21, featuring guest speaker Jim Madaffer, board chairman for the San Diego County Water Authority. Madaffer originally joined the Water Authority Board in November 2012. He is president of Madaffer Enterprises, which specializes in public policy and government relations.  Madaffer is a member of the California Transportation Commission and a former city […]

Paper boy, collecting!


“Paper boy, collecting”. Ever hear that on a late Saturday morning or afternoon? It was a minor miracle if I collected the entire route in one day.  What was more Norman Rockwell Americana than watching a paper boy or girl on Sunday morning trying to steady the bike with that heavy Sunday edition in an overfull canvas bag wrapped across […]

Escondido’s Bosko Hrnjak teams up with Val Kilmer in LA art exhibit

Escondido artist Bosko Hrnjak’s works will be highlighted in an exhibit in Los Angeles at HelMel Studios, which is owned by film star Val Kilmer. Times-Advocate readers last read about Hrnjak in July 2018 in the feature: “Film opens about Escondido man, Bosko Hrnjak and ‘Rebirth of Tiki.’ ” They learned of the documentary film “Bosko and the Rebirth of […]