Jean Tingley Nielson, 94

Jean Tingley Nielson died peacefully in her sleep on April 12, 2021. She had just turned 94 years old. She was born in Derby, Connecticut, on April 11, 1927, and raised in Milford, Connecticut. Jean had a wonderful childhood, growing up on the beach and remembers clamming with her father. She attended Milford High School and Stone College in New […]

Ailene Florence Beazley, 86

Ailene Florence Beazley, 86, of Valley Center, passed away suddenly from injuries sustained in an accident February 27, 2021 in Jurupa Valley, California.  She was the widow of George Raymond Beazley, her loving husband of 43 years. Mrs. Beazley was born in Walnut Shade, Missouri.  She was a graduate of San Diego State University.  She worked for many years in […]

Survey may identify N.C. traffic solutions for 660K people

A joint survey by SANDAG and Caltrans will help those regional agencies identify integrated transportation solutions that enhance the way people travel throughout North County. It might also help them come up with ways to spend Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill funds, i.e. your tax money. The more people who participate and the more diverse groups participate the more likely that […]


 Local science class a finalist for recycling competition

Joshua Medrano’s 6th grade science class at St. Mary School in Escondido participated in the PepsiCo Recycling Competition and was selected as a finalist in the West Coast and Southern California region.  “What inspired us to promote awareness about recycling was our unit on ocean currents and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” Medrano told The Times-Advocate. The competition is based […]

Escondido man’s record catfish at Lake Wohlford

Lake Wohlford has a new record catfish. The top spot now belongs to Elliot Berquist of Escondido and his 62.70 pound Blue Catfish caught in Willow Cove on mackerel Friday, April 9 in the afternoon.  According to Ranger George Scalo on Saturday, “Berquist is an avid catfish angler at the lake and he and his fishing buddies have been pursuing […]

Oil painting exhibit opens Sunday at Center

Oil Painters Of America: 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils will be presented by California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  The exhibit opens Sunday, April 11 beginning at 1 p.m. at the Center museum.  Cost to attend the exhibit ranges from $6-$12.  Dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art, Oil Painters of America’s primary mission is […]

Small Business Shopping Spree Saturday

Businesses in Downtown Escondido Saturday are participating in the Small Business Shopping Spree. Because those businesses like to spread happiness, they are giving customers a free surprise gift with any purchase at participating merchants. Also on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be the 2nd Saturday Art Walk with pop up artists on Grand Avenue. Galleries are open […]

Take a guided tour of barrier painting project

As a response to the social restrictions put in place in connection with the pandemic in 2020, the City of Escondido narrowed Grand Avenue to two traffic lanes in August 2020 and made the former parking lane available to businesses.  This was accomplished by placing almost 100 gray, dull looking concrete barriers (K-rails) to mark the boundary to the new […]

On March Madness

Ah, the last day of Easter Week and coincidentally “March Madness.” Have you ever wondered how the name for the NCAA Division I championship came to be? In the next paragraph I will explain.  MM, begun in 1939, was actually the second national college basketball tournament after the National Invitational Tournament came to be in 1938, When I was growing […]