Disrespecting Reality


As a child of the ‘60s and growing up during the rapid expansion of worldwide television news coverage, I have always relied on broadcast news to keep me informed. I religiously watched the NBC Evening News with Tom Brokaw or Peter Jennings at ABC or whomever was the Big Anchor at the time. I tuned into Sixty Minutes on Sunday […]

COVID-19 Community Response Fund surpasses $2 Million

The San Diego Foundation announced today that the San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund has raised $2.3 million in donations as more partners join in support, including NEWS 8 and Alliance Healthcare Foundation.  The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund, created in collaboration with a coalition of philanthropy, government and business partners, will rapidly deploy flexible resources to support programs […]

Boot Driver raises money for Burn Institute

During the morning of Thursday, March 5, volunteers from the Escondido Firefighters Association were at two locations in town as a part of the Burn Institute’s Annual “Fill The Boot: Fund Drive. The event was part of a county-wide effort to raise funds to support the Burn Institute’s programs and activities, including their “Camp Beyond the Scars” program. (burninstitute.org/camp-beyond-the-scars/) The […]

Esco girls’ soccer made its own mark

When it came to performance on the soccer pitch, there can be no argument that Escondido High got monumental efforts from both genders during the 2019-20 campaign.  As has been chronicled here and elsewhere, the boys experienced a tremendous season, winning 18 games en route to reaching the CIF Division III finals before suffering a heart-wrenching 2-1 loss to Patrick […]

Kiesel Guitars celebrates 5th anniversary

Kiesel Guitars is celebrating its 5th year anniversary in Escondido.  Zak Kiesel tells The Times-Advocate: “We started in 1946 under the name Kiesel, the last name of the founder Lowell Kiesel. In 1950, we changed our name into Carvin. In 2015, we changed back to Kiesel Guitars after we split with the audio department of Carvin and became our own […]

Pair of Escondido industrial properties sold for $3.24M

Colliers International San Diego Region recently announces the sales of two freestanding industrial buildings totaling $3,248,625 located at 2222 Meyers Ave. and 670 Opper St., in Escondido. Horizon Lighting Inc. acquired 2222 Myers Ave., a 5,500 square foot office building built in 1976, for $1,193,500. Chris and Leah Christianson purchased 670 Opper Street, a 10,025 SF industrial property built in […]

The Coronavirus: Don’t Be Afraid!

  “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10, ESV)   The light always shines brightest in the darkest night.  While we are certainly better off than at other times in history when tough […]

Farm Bureau fights for growers to be considered “essential”

As new emergency coronavirus regulations were falling from on high like citrus blossoms in the spring, farm advocates, such as Hannah Gbeh, of the San Diego County Farm Bureau, were battling to earn farmers some respect for the essential work they do feeding people. With the Farm Bureau office in Escondido closed and employees working from home, Gbeh has been […]

New Bleachers at Washington Park

Through a successful partnership between the City and Classical Academy, the Washington Park ballfield now has bleachers. There were previously no bleachers at this field.