East Rotary Club provides support for substance detox program

Last week the Escondido East Rotary Club took steps to fight against the opioid crisis by providing needed support for the Fellowship Center, Substance Use Disorder Detoxification Program. Rotary Club President Logan Stuard met with the Fellowship Center CEO Rick Petersen on June 4 and took the first step by providing much needed bedding and clothing for the Fellowship Center […]

Gem show this weekend at Center

The 66th annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry show will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 12 & 13 at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. A little known history of San Diego County is its mining history. In the gem and mineral world, San Diego is famous for its gem mines that produce tourmaline, garnets, morganite (a stone named after […]

Are you feeling it? The anticipation

Are you feeling it? That sense of euphoria you get awaiting an event only days away something we have been anticipating for over a year. Oh, I’m not talking about Cruisin Grand. However, with June 15 on the horizon hopefully we will be allowed to shed our masks and swarm Grand Avenue on Friday the 18th. But, as Ron Popeil […]

Nixon, Trump . . . and the future monsters attacking democracy

I’m currently reading the recently released book, “King Richard,” sort of a mini-bio of the 37th president of the United States, the only American president to leave that post by his own choice. It’s “mini” because the author, Michael Dobbs, focuses on just one segment of Richard Nixon’s second term in office, from the day he was inaugurated to the […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Sad to say, many people have maligned some very important people this past year. Imagine your son, daughter, husband or wife spending 5-6 years of their lives getting their education, applying to the Police Academy, completing a reading exam, physical fitness test, drug screen, background check and medical and psychological evaluations and passing a polygraph test BEFORE they […]

First Chamber job fair has good turnout

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s May Job Fair was a success with a robust turnout of both employers and job seekers throughout the day. According to Chris Cochran, marketing and development director for the Chamber, “Great candidates, many who showed up dressed for success with resumes in hand, were connected with a variety of businesses looking to hire new employees […]

Conservancy acquires 79 acres in Olivenhain

The Escondido Creek Conservancy recently completed its purchase of 79 acres adjacent to the Gaty reservoir in Olivenhain. The purchase will serve as the centerpiece of the Conservancy’s newest wildlife sanctuary, called LeoMar Preserve. It is named in honor of Leonard Wittwer and Martha Blane, two conservancy founders instrumental in the success of the now 30-year old land trust. Escrow […]

4th grader water posters recognized

Recently 12 fourth graders in the Escondido water district were recognized by the city council. Since 1991 fourth graders in the Escondido water district have participated in the city’s annual poster contest along with other North County water agencies. This year’s contest theme was “Love water, save water,” which gives local 4th grade students the opportunity to illustrate the value […]

Preps continue taking center stage

With a flurry of sports activity taking place as the school year winds down, let’s do some canvassing of the local landscape to see what’s been happening. Pats and Crusaders advance – Given their regular-season excellence and the high seedings they were awarded heading into the postseason, the Orange Glen Patriots and the Calvin Christian Crusaders looked like the most likely […]

Escondido students among those given Don Diego Scholarships

Three Escondido students were among 19 who were given a total of $74,500 Don Diego Scholarships, the 35th year the scholarships have been awarded. Don Diego Chairwoman Juanita Hayes said in a statement, “The energy communicated in our finalist interviews was palpable, even on Zoom. All of us on the Selection Committee and entire Board are impressed with the resilience […]