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Exclusive interview with Santa Claus


Imagine the thrill of chatting with Santa, that jolly old elf!  I never realized the power of an Escondido Times-Advocate press pass .  Much to my amazement, Santa had a lot to say about life in the North Pole and his operations. What’s it like to be Santa? How have the crazy activities of a 21st century world  affected his […]

Local charity closes out 2021 with holiday bike, toy and food drive


The Brothers of 6 Charities Inc., a North County San Diego historical preservation society, finished off the 2021 holiday season by donating over $4,500 to several local charities in their community.   They kicked off their holiday drive by partnering with Interfaith Community Services and purchasing and donating 14 bicycles to be distributed to the children of the patients of […]

More trout coming to Lake Wohlford

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Closed X-mas Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant: 4,000 pounds of Rainbow Trout the week of December 5 to 11. Next Plant: 1,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout the week of December 19 to 25. Water temperature: At surface 52.70 f., 6.44 D.O. @ 10’ 53.24 f., 6.28 D.O. […]

Lake Wohlford now open seven days a week

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) Closed Christmas Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  4,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout the week of December 5-11. Next Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout the week of December19 to 25. Water temperature: At surface 57.20 f., 7.81 D.O. @ 15’ 57.38 f., 7.65 D.O. Water level:  Low […]

Trout planting will be in December

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. ( Closed Weekdays, Open Weekends Only) Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant: 750 lbs. of Channel Catfish Friday July 30. Next Plant: 4,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Saturday December 11. Water temperature: At surface 63.14 f., 7.51 D.O. @ 15’ 63.86 f., 7.33 D.O. Water level: Low level, private watercraft are currently banned. […]

New foot bridge at Dixon Lake

The City of Escondido’s Lakes Division recently replaced a wooden bridge over Jack Creek in the Dixon Lake Recreational Area.  The original wooden bridge was installed around 1993 which comprised of 2 – 40 foot long recycled telephone poles that were floated across the lake and hoisted onto their foundations.  A series of storms battered the old bridge which was […]

Times-Advocate wins Press Club awards

The Escondido Times-Advocate won three awards at the 48th annual San Diego Press Club Awards Monday night. David Ross, editor of The Times-Advocate and its sister paper, The Roadrunner, won nine awards, including three first place, three second place and three third place awards. This is the first year articles from the T-A had been entered in the contest. For […]

Waldron honors Escondido leaders during Hispanic Heritage Month

This week Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron (Escondido) joined civic leaders and dignitaries from across San Diego County to recognize Hispanic Heritage Month.  Honorees included: • Councilmember Joe Garcia, Church pastor and Escondido Police Chaplain, recipient of the 2014 “Volunteer of  the Year Award” from the Escondido Police Department, and Council Member serving District 3 • Raymond Alto, a dedicated […]


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