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EAA art scholarship deadline extended

The Escondido Art Association’s 2021 Art Scholarship Committee is extending the deadline for drop-off of scholarship materials at the Artists Gallery located at 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido by one week, with the new dates for drop-off being Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Monday, March 8, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.  The show will run from […]

Fire burns 11 acres in college nature preserve

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, January 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 […]

Lap swim program expanding

The City of Escondido’s lap swim program at James Stone pool is expanding hours and creating more opportunities for individuals to have a place to swim.  Starting on January 19, lap swim will now be held Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday 8-10 a.m. Take advantage of heated pools to swim year round. Don’t wait a day more, explore the wonderful […]

Brush Fire in Palomar College Preserve Held to 11 Acres

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 […]

Update to found toddler in San Marcos

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOUR WORDS THAT DESCRIBE 2020

We asked our readers to describe 2020 in four words or less.  Here are some of the responses we received.  Comment below if you would like to add to the list.   STINK, STANK, STUNK! WHAT A TRIP!! LOCK DOWN TWICE WITHOUT BOWLING WITH FRIENDS HOUSE ARREST PRACTICE WE GOT A NEW PRESIDENT. ALCOHOL SALES ARE UP I HATE ROLLER COASTERS […]


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