Massage therapist arrested for sexual battery

Beginning on 12-23-20, the Escondido Police Department began investigating an allegation of sexual battery involving Patrick Graham Stone (DOB 06/12/1984), who operates a massage therapy business in Escondido. A female victim reported to the police that Mr. Stone had inappropriately touched her in a sexual manner during a massage she received from him at his business, Stone Medical Group, at […]

2021 – A Year of Overcoming!


  “But on that day, I will set apart the land of Goshen, where my people dwell, so that no swarms of flies shall be there, that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.” (Exodus 8:22, ESV).   New Year’s Eve 2020 had my attention.  I no longer feel the need to stay […]

Dixon Lake – Escondido’s hidden jewel


Do your New Year’s goals point to toward finding balance, getting back to nature?  If so, you may want to seek out an open-air day trip to Escondido’s Dixon Lake.   This natural jewel, with its crystal clear water, is hidden in the hills between Escondido and the Valley Center “Grade.” It has long been a favorite spot for picnicking, […]

Classical Academies announces full return to in-person instruction; responds to teacher concerns


Classical Academies charter schools (Escondido) has announced that it will fully reopen with in-person instruction at the start of the spring semester on January 19. All employees will be required to return to all campuses for in-person instruction, Tuesday through Thursday, according to Cameron Curry, Classical Academies CEO. The announcement was made to teachers by Curry via YouTube video this […]

This year’s Veterans Stand Down moved to April 15-18


The 5th annual North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down has been moved from mid-February, when it has normally been held, to April 15-18 at Green Oak Ranch in Vista. The Times-Advocate sat down with Matt Foster of the Escondido chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars to talk about the four-day event.  The sprawling 140 acre Green Oak Ranch, which […]

Local American Legion post mulls whether to remove commander


The board of Escondido’s American Legion Post 149 has a decision to make next week. A decision whether to remove its commander, Michael Sobczak over his activities at a December 12 pro-Trump demonstration in Washington D.C.  Sobczak’s attendance at a Trump rally is not at question. However, he bragged on social media about taking part in a street brawl along […]

Some noteworthy changes

By JAMES ROWTEN, CEO Escondido Chamber of Commerce So the New Year has begun and with it come some noteworthy changes. Let’s review some of the political changes: -New City Council make-up in Escondido -New County Board of Supervisor representation -Darrell Issa is back representing the 50th District -City of Escondido will have a new City Manager (thank you for your […]

Dawn Wilcox, 91

Dawn Wilcox, nee Margaret Dawn Elsbury Winter, died peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2020 in the Rancho Palos Verdes home of her daughter Susan.   Mrs. Wilcox was born in Carlisle, England on March 18, 1929 to Charles Elsbury Winter and Margaret Pearl Winter, nee Wilson.  She attended the Carlisle and County High School for Girls and then […]

Local charity wraps up 2020 helping thousands in North County

Brothers of 6 Charities, Inc., put a “helping others” exclamation point on 2020!  Through a variety of successful efforts, Brothers of 6, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, came through for thousands of kids and people less fortunate in North County San Diego.  The organization participated in a toy drive, a bike drive and a food bank assistance program. Brothers of 6 […]