Annual report shows county in motion


In the words of the county’s chief administrative officer, the best organiza­tions in the nation don’t stand still. “They keep evolving and challenging their operations,” CAO Helen Robbins- Meyer says. “The County of San Diego is maturing into a world-class organiza­tion because it is a county in motion.” In a report published this month, that movement is presented in a […]

American songwriters Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will take the stage in Escondido on Nov. 8

Two of the greatest songwriters on the American musical scene will take the stage at Escondido’s California Center for the Arts on Nov. 8. Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt will perform an acoustic set that received rave reviews from fans on Oct. 25 at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. “It’s as if two fantastic artists invite you into […]


Governor Jerry Brown signed “right-to-die” legisla­tion for the terminally ill, but vetoed the `right to try bill’ that would have allowed terminally ill patients to use experimental drugs as a last resort. What do you think? Send us a letter to the editor at timesadvocate2014@gmail.com

St. Stephen Catholic Church

Adult catechesis Adult Catechesis resumes in the parish hall after the 9:00 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 8. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II’s document on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum and in preparation for the celebration of National Bible Week (Nov. 15-22), Gloria Salinas will unpack Dei Verbum explaining in six concise steps the main message of […]

Escondido Shines event takes to the streets to clean up the city

Escondido Shines Day, which sup­ports and promotes the city, is assem­bling teams to do some cleaning, paint­ing and gardening of the city’s parks on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m. “We need to get those volunteers reg­istered online so we can form teams for each and every park,” said David Zuma­ya of the Escondido Chamber of Com­merce. With […]

Valley Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Our church (preaching the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus Christ), will host a course on uses of HYDROTHERAPY AND SIMPLE HOME REMEDIES – SUNDAYS NOVEMBER 1 & 8, FROM 2:00 – 4:30PM. Presented by Kaela von Laue, certified teacher of hydrotherapy, former Licensed Vocational Nurse, and practitioner of simple remedies for over 30 years, and Ryan Abao, […]

Around Escondido

Beer week will kick off in Escondido on Nov. 5 with a host of events— Beer is a tradition in our fair city, often called the capital of craft brews­In honor of San Diego’s beer week, over 15 events will be held in Escon­dido alone. Stone Brewing Co. will be hosting a breakfast party from 9 a.m. to noon on […]

Holiday Bazaar at Westminster Presbyterian

The Wesminster Presbyterian Church is having a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. The event will include a silent auction and door prizes of jewelry, homemade decor, clothing and many more items. All proceeds will benefit the Mothers of Preschoolers program at the church. The MOPS ministry is looking for more childcare workers to help […]

Two on the town: couple of festivals to feature arti­sanal cheese and tamales

The wedges will entice and beverages will flow at the Escondido Downtown Business Association’s The Wedge Arti­sanal Cheese Festival on Saturday. Thirteen downtown businesses will deliver fine cheese, regional craft beers and boutique wines and eight Grand Avenue restaurants will offer cheesey dishes and craft beverages as well. A Wedge Tasting Passport provides access to all 21 gourmet tasting stops […]

Meet the ‘real’ Betty Crocker

For decades, home economist Agnes White of Valley Center was one of the most famous women in America, but it was not until she died that it was discovered that she was the original cooking icon, Betty Crocker. In 1924, Agnes was selected to host America’s first cooking show which was heard nationally on NBC. She was given the name […]