Convenient drop-off locations for mail ballot voters

Has your mail ballot been sitting on the coffee table for weeks and you are just now getting around to marking it? You have options when it comes to turning in your mail ballot for the March 3 Presidential Primary Election. You can drop it in the mail, but if you have waited past Wednesday, you may want to drop […]

Letter to the Editor: TRYING TO TRICK US AGAIN

Editor, Times-Advocate: Our government is trying to trick you again! Proposition 13 on the primary ballot (unlike its name) has Nothing to do with Prop. 13 from the 1970s that everyone supports! Instead, they’re asking for $15 billion for preschools, K-12 & college improvement. But, let’s remember: Just 4 years ago California passed Prop. 51: $9 billion to fund construction […]

Top of Agenda: Homelessness

In his State of the State address, Governor Newsom made homelessness a top priority. He also noted that California is the world’s fifth-largest economy, the richest state in the richest nation, but with massive poverty in our midst. The disgraceful evidence of that poverty can be seen in homeless people on our streets with encampments stretching from Mexico to Oregon.  […]

An eclectic column


Kudos, fist pumps, high fives and attaboys to all the mail carriers who have lugged thousands of political mailers and stuffed our mail boxes over the past month. My gosh, it seems almost every day I received at a minimum three mailers from every campaign be it for a candidate for office or the measures that are on the ballot […]

Both should be ashamed

As someone who normally votes Republican, I must say that I’m totally ashamed of the two leading GOP candidates for the 50th Congressional District, Carl DeMaio and Darrell Issa and their toxic, take no prisoners, scorched earth, leave nothing for the survivors campaigning for the top spot to face the Democrat Ammar Campa-Naajar. These two have turned the nominating process […]

Saxophone quartet to perform March 1

City of Angels Saxophone Quartet will perform 2 pm  Sunday, March 1 in the Center Theater at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.   Now 25 years strong, this quartet is a Southern California legacy and performs audience-friendly and innovative programs along with the rich history of the saxophone.  They are one of the best ensembles around.  Tickets: […]

Black Violin: Impossible Tour returns to Escondido March 6

Classically trained string players, Black Violin return for one-night only at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.  Led by Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), the band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and […]

In the Middle of God’s Perfect Will

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Romans […]

Local homeless treated to Valentine’s BBQ

Saturday, February 15 “Mission to Our Escondido Neighbors” hosted an all-you-can-eat barbecue event to share a hot meal with local homeless. Cocina Del Charro provided some of their food and everyone left with an extra meal in hand to share with others in the community. A gospel message from John 3:16 and the prodigal son was delivered by Eric Johnson, […]

Sabers gearing up for late-season push

Based on their respective circumstances, it figured that the host San Diego Sabers hockey club wouldn’t have much trouble disposig of the Valencia Flyers during a two-game series this past Saturday and Sunday. After all, the Sabers are an upper-echelon team in the Western States Hockey League while the Flyers have struggled mightily throughout the entirety of the 2019-20 campaign, […]