Letters to the editor

WHY HAS MEDIA NOT REPORTED THIS FACT? Editor, Times Advocate: An important fact missing from this article is that Ken Lounsbery was the Escondido City Attorney during some of the years that the Country Club area was developed during the 1960s and 1970’s in an area that at that time and still to this day is zoned R1-7 on the […]

Art Association awards art scholarships

The Escondido Art Association presented their 2015 Scholarship Awards at a Reception and Awards Ceremony held on March 14. Awards were presented to the following outstanding young artists as follows: First Place ($500) to Misael Barron, Escondido High School; Second Place ($300) to Alejandra Lopez Lara, Escondido High School; and Third Place ($200) to Elvin Gonzalez, Orange Glen H.S. Winners […]

Philosopical Library to present ‘An Evening of Music and Art’ April 10

An evening of music and art will be presented at the Creative Center for Spiritual Living Escondido and the Philosophical Library of Escondido on Friday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. Local musicians, Cahill & Delene (The Hot Pursuit Band—HotPursuit- Music.com) will provide soundscapes that range from folk-rock to gentle new age. This husband and wife team speaks with one voice from […]

You have until end of 2016 to save 30% of the cost of your home’s solar system in federal tax credits

Ken Johnson, President of the Solar Energy Industries of America, SEIA, reports as part of its annual nationwide Environment Poll, that Gallup has just released important new data: 91% of Americans believe the U.S. should place more emphasis, or the same emphasis, on Solar Energy. The poll showed bipartisan support, with 70% of Republicans and 82% of Democrats favoring increased […]

Around Escondido

Escondido SATURDAY Market, Held every Saturday from 10 am– 2pm on Kalmia between Grand Ave and Second. North County’s newest artisan market in historic Downtown Escondido. Come for unique products and fresh produce in a hip urban market. Escondido Farmers Market, Tuesdays 2:30-6 p.m., Year-Round, event is held on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. Local, […]

Suzie Q’s offers classic diner fare with a 50s flair

Looking for biscuits and gravy like your grandmother used to make, only better? Or fried pickles? Do you have a hankerin’ for country fried potatoes made from fresh spuds? If so, then we may have found your new favorite place. Suzie Q’s Diner, located at 258 E. 2nd Ave. (corner of Juniper & 2nd) in Escondido, offers classic diner fare […]

California’s drought continues

In early March, officials reported that the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and that 2015 is on track to join the record years of 1977 and 1991 as one of the driest on record. Currently, Lake Oroville, the State Water Project’s most important water source, is at about 70% of normal capacity. Likewise, Shasta Lake, the state’s largest […]

Sisler wields sizzling bat for Jaguars

The name of Sisler is renowned in the game of baseball. The man who made it so was George Sisler, a slickfielding, sweet-swinging first baseman who experienced his heyday during the 1920s with the then St. Louis Browns. How good was Sisler? Saying he was great might be doing him a disservice. Sisler was both spectacular and historic. He was […]

Police investigate traffic death March 29

FROM THE FILES OF THE ESCONDIDO POLICE DEPT.—On March 29 at about 11:15 pm, officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the area of Lincoln Ave and Broadway regarding an injury collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. Officers arrived on scene and found a white Chevy 2500 truck stopped in the #1 E/B lane of Lincoln Avenue […]

Rincon farmers market returns April 12

The popular Rincon’s Farmers Market will return on April 12, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 34323 Valley Center Rd. on the Rincon reservation. The farmers market will be held once a month, always on a Sunday: April 12, May 3, June 7, July 12 and August 2. Once again Diana Sourbeer is the organizer. She’s promising “more vendors, and more […]