Region faces worst drought in anyone’s memory

How will local water agencies cope with the governor’s new executive order?

Governor Jerry Brown last week issued an executive order requiring a 25% cut in water usage statewide. The Times Advocate interviewed several heads of local water agencies to find out how this may affect local residents. The reduction of the Sierra-Nevada Snowpack for the 4th consecutive year means that the drought is intensifying. At last measure, the snowpack was 6% […]


ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH Congratulations to the parish’s newly Baptized and Fully Initiated Catholics who were brought into the Church at the Easter Vigil. The parish celebrated 13 baptisms and also welcomed 12 others who were fully initiated through First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. THE FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY – this Holy Hour will be conducted by Father John Struzzo […]


No ‘inevitable’ candidates, please

Hillary Clinton is not your father’s presidential candidate. She’s your grandfather’s. And if the best we can do from among all of the talented Republicans is to pick another member of the Bush family then all I have to say is, “What’s wrong with the other 300 million Americans out there? No good candidates among them?” The words “inevitable” have […]

Relay for Life Gift—

Developing a ‘keen interest’ in state’s water issues

As a recent graduate of the Citizens Water Academy, sponsored by the San Diego County Water Authority, I have become keenly interested in our current water resources and future water needs. Considering the length and severity of our current drought, and the recently imposed 25% water restrictions directed to the State Water Resources Control Board, now is the time for […]

Tickets go on sale for Old Esondido home tour

Making Mother’s Day extra special for hundreds of guests has been the goal of the Old Escondido Historic District for the last 18 years and the tradition continues this spring, on Sunday, May 10. During the Mother’s Day Home Tour, doors will open and docents will welcome the public into five historic homes where the interior décor can be admired […]

Political Cartoon

Former Escondido resident Ross Gilbert Theadore, 73

Former Escondido resident and current Steamboat Springs, Colorado resident, Ross Gilbert Theadore passed away suddenly on March 4, 2015. He was 73. Mr. Theadore was born on January 23, 1942 to Alice & Gilbert Theadore. He had two brothers; Bobby and Jerry, who preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife Janice Boedeker Theadore; daughters, Julie Anderson of West Palm […]

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 […]