Escondido News

Daley Ranch to hold four hikes in January

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted.   Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear.  All trails include steep and/or slippery sections.  Please do not leave valuables in your car.  Steady rain cancels a hike.  The hike schedule is also available at and  Please note […]

Home Depot whistleblower sues for defamation and retaliation

James Girsch, 65, a former employee of the Home Depot in Escondido, whose Georgia parent company in March 2018 was assessed a $27.8 million fine for illegal hazardous waste dumping, is suing the company, claiming he was punished for being a whistleblower on Home Depot’s longtime alleged illegal activities.  Activities he claims Home Depot continues, despite it being put on […]

Thief robs free library of children’s books

A Little Free Library helping Felicita students improve reading was robbed  Saturday night, and all 50 children’s books were taken. The free library is located at the child care center at Tulip & 10th Avenue. Patricia Kellenbarger, who runs the free library told The Times-Advocate that she hoped the security camera will help Escondido police track down the miscreants. If anyone […]

Escondido holds first annual Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony

The 1st annual Wreaths Across America, Escondido was held December 15 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. The MC was Matt Foster, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 of Escondido and Valley Center, and Chairman of the North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down. About 500 wreaths were placed on veterans graves this year. According to Foster, “We plan […]

Interfaith serves dinners for Christmas Eve and Christmas

Interfaith Community Services welcomed hundreds of hungry North County community members to its Escondido headquarters for free Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Eighty volunteers helped serve about 400 meals at Betty and Melvin Cohn Center headquarters in Escondido.  “The holidays are a time to join together with the ones you love to share in the comfort and […]

Popular teacher, double shooting, hospital sale, mall fall, among top stories

The top online stories in The Times-Advocate in 2018 ranged from a community’s caring for one of its most beloved teachers, to a deadly double shooting on Grand Avenue, to the sale of Palomar Hospital, to the election of a new mayor. Although one might expect that the same stories that stirred our internet readers’ interest in 2018 was pretty […]

Bike giveaway at Conway Elementary

Conway Elementary last week had a bike giveaway for all the 3rd graders, 87 bikes donated by the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club.

Breweries team up to surprise second graders with new bikes

Employees from Stone Distributing and Oskar Blues Brewery December 12 teamed up to support the Can’d Aid Foundation and donate 100 bicycles and helmets to the entire second grade class at Felicita Elementary, a Title 1 school in Escondido. Can’d Aid has donated more than 2,000 bikes nationally to elementary students to date. To donate, join the do-goodery or find […]

Trout anglers catching their limits at 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:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday December 13. Next Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3. Water temperature: At surface 53.96 f., 6.92 D.O. @ 10’ 54.32 f., 6.67 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are […]

Escondido man honored as SD County Veteran of the Year

Recently Matt Foster, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 of Escondido and Valley Center was named 2018-2019 San Diego County Veteran of the Year by the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park at their annual ceremony. He received several recognitions from local officials and the county Board of Supervisors named that day Matt Foster Day.

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