Supers approve $150K for Interfaith veteran, family center

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, September 15 unanimously approved Third District Neighborhood Reinvestment Program applications from a variety of nonprofit groups. Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts told the Times-Advocate, “I am especially excited to direct $150,000 to Interfaith Community Services to open the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center. The 10,000-square-foot facility in Escondido will serve clients with physical […]


RIDGEVIEW CHURCH Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is “the church for people who don’t do church.” Cool people, eclectic music, and sermons that are entertaining, thought-provoking and rarely boring. Ridgeview Church is a great place to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and help discover God’s plan for your life. From home Bible study groups to […]

Shadzi, Nguyen wed

Bahram and Judith Shadzi of Valley Center are pleased to announce the marriage of their son, Pey Shadzi to Alison Nguyen of San Diego, daughter of Ruby Nguyen. They were married Saturday, September 5th. Both Pey and Alison graduated from San Diego State College. Pey is Operations Manager of local family business, Cosmic Solar, Inc. Alison is Licensing Manager at […]

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Deadline Nears for Celebrate Grand Escondido Art Competition

The Escondido Art Association’s First Annual themed and juried 2-D art show designed to promote the pride and promise in the city of Escondido will be held at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, from October 6 –30. Deadline dates for drop-off of all artwork are as follows: Saturday & Sunday, October 3 & 4, from 11 […]

Randle Loyd Taylor, 87, was longtime Escondido businessman

Randle Loyd Taylor, 87, was longtime Escondido businessman 4/19/1928 – 8/29/2015 Randle Loyd Taylor Longtime Escondido businessman Randle Loyd Taylor died on Aug. 29 at the age of 87. Born and raised in Sidney Arkansas, Mr. Taylor relocated to Escondido in 1964, and founded Escondido Mattress on Pennsylvania Ave in Escondido and later moved the facility to 1281 Simpson Way […]

Planning commission sends LHR to Board of Supervisors

The county’s Department of Planning and Development Services (PDS) is targeting a tentative October 14 hearing date for the San Diego County Board of Supervisors to consider Accretive Investments’ proposed Lilac Hills Ranch development. A 4-3 vote September 11 by the county’s Planning Commission recommended approval of the project with conditions Leon Brooks, Doug Barnhart, David Pallinger, and Bryan Woods […]

Dumbest Idea Ever, to be discussed

Escondido Library’s R.E.A.D. Book Club Discusses KPBS’ 2015 One Book, One San Diego Selection, The Dumbest Idea Ever! Escondido Public Library announces the return of the Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club, for children, ages 9-12 years old. The R.E.A.D. Book Clubwill meet on Friday, October 16, in the Library’s Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. […]

Escondido couple welcomes new daughter

Daniel & Jessica Escarcega of Escondido are the proud parents of Zoey Anne, born July 6. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Richard & Cheryl Walker of Valley Center and Ernie and Lori Escarcega of Escondido. Big sisters are Mia and Desiree Mendoza.

New interim editor takes helm

The Times-Advocate has hired a new interim editor to take the place of David Ross, who has steered the bi-monthly newspaper since the rebirth of its nameplate in September 2014. Editor-in-Chief Doug Green brings 30 years of experience in journalism to the newspaper, having most recently worked for the San Diego Union Tribune. He started his career working for weekly […]