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Tire detaches from Chevy on SR-78, strikes two vehicles

By admin | January 23, 2021

On January 23, 2021, at approximately 12:01 p.m., a 40-year-old woman from Vista was driving a 2015 Chevrolet 2500, and was traveling westbound SR-78, in the #3 lane, east of Twin Oaks Valley Road. An on-duty Escondido Police Department police officer was driving a 2015 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor, and was traveling eastbound SR-78, in the #1 lane, east of […]


By admin | January 23, 2021

Brush Fire in Palomar College Preserve Held to 11 Acres

By admin | January 15, 2021

A vegetation fire burned 11 acres in a nature preserve at Palomar College before being contained by fire crews as of 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. No buildings were damaged, and the nearby Edwin & Frances Hunter Arboretum was also spared, officials reported. Sparked during the dry, windy Santa Ana conditions, the fire was originally reported to have encompassed […]


By admin | January 14, 2021


By admin | January 14, 2021

COVID dominated top read stories of 2020

By admin | January 13, 2021

By DAVID ROSS Just as the COVID-19 pandemic dominated most of the news in 2020 so did the top read Times-Advocate stories for the year tend to have a coronavirus coloring. We tracked the top 20 stories of the year, as chosen by our readers, and not necessarily by us, for being what was most popular. We will revisit them […]

Trash truck catches fire near Emmanuel Faith

By admin | January 12, 2021

At 11:59 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, the Escondido Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in the city of Escondido.  Upon arrival first-in companies discovered that the vehicle they were called for was a commercial trash truck. As is standard procedure the trash truck driver dumped the contents of the truck in the […]

Update to found toddler in San Marcos

By admin | January 12, 2021

Deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station have located the family of a toddler who was found wandering in an apartment complex. On January 11th around 6:00 p.m., deputies were called to the Barham Villas Apartments on E. Barham Drive after residents reported finding a toddler, believed initially to be a girl but later determined to be a boy (between […]

Safari Park gorillas test positive for COVID

By admin | January 11, 2021

Members of the Gorilla Troop at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.  On Wednesday, January 6, two of the gorillas began coughing. Given current circumstances, San Diego Zoo Global initiated the process of testing fecal samples from the gorillas for SARS-CoV-2 through the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory […]

Massage therapist arrested for sexual battery

By admin | January 07, 2021

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 […]