Palomar Health to Host free and low-cost Health education classes and screenings in March

Palomar Health will host a variety of FREE and low-cost health-edu­cation classes and screenings led by physicians and other health profes­sionals during March. Following is a schedule of the ones that will happen in our area: Take Shape for Life – Medifast® Thursday, March 3 | 6 – 7:30 p.m. Palomar Health Downtown Cam­pus, Café Conference Room, 2nd Floor 555 […]

Escondido Chamber Events—

Meet and greet on March 10 The Chamber sponsors Busi­ness After 5, a social networking event, which offers the chance to visit a host business and network with other Chamber members at Cypress Court, 1255 N. Broadway. At Business After 5, members will have the chance to introduce themselves to other members, ex­change business cards, make new business contacts, win […]

Three Escondido students named to dean’s lists

Caleb Fischle-Faulk, a native of Escondido, California, has been named to the University of Iowa’s Dean’s List for the 2015 fall se­mester. Undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sci­ences, the College of Engineering, and the Tippie College of Business who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on 12 semester hours or more of UI […]

Local nursery landscapes fire station

The Deer Springs Fire Protection District recently got a gift of landscap­ing from Moon Nursery located at 26344 Mesa Rock Road, San Marcos. The nursery provided the land­scaping for Station 2. According to a spokesman for the district “Their gen­erosity will help the district conserve water, save money and add beautifica­tion to the fire station located at 1321 Deer Springs […]

Remembering old Escondido High School

—Escondido Reflections

In that autumn of 1952, my first year as a sports writer for the former Daily Times-Advocate, there was only one high school in the area. The Escondido Union High School Dis­trict encompassed Escondido, San Marcos, Poway (there was no Ran­cho Bernardo then) and Valley Cen­ter. (Vista and Fallbrook each had small high schools to accommodate their unincorporated communities.) EUHS […]

Beef Rouladen

One of my family’s favorite meals is Beef Rouladen. It is such a hearty, au­thentic German meal that can be served with the traditional Spaeztle or rice noodles and red cabbage. This is a great meal to have your kids help make too! Getting your children in the kitchen to cook at a young age is such a great experience […]

A real newspaper movie


I was kind of gratified Sunday night when “Spotlight” won Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay at the Acade­my Awards. For those who haven’t seen it, the picture looks at an investigative newspaper team in Boston who uncover widespread abuse of children by Catho­lic priests in the Boston Archdiocese and the efforts by the Cardinal of Boston, Bernard Law, to […]

Housing Authority OKs hotel, motel voucher for sheltering of homeless

The county’s Housing Authority approved the use of $100,000 of its Housing Choice Voucher Ad­ministrative Fee Reserve revenue to provide temporary housing for homeless individuals and families in the unincorporated county dur­ing weather events, which can be life threatening to unsheltered citi­zens. The board of the San Diego County Housing Authority consists of the five members of the San Di­ego […]

Missing Person: Douglas Sampson

Update: With the assistance of the public and Law enforcement agencies, Douglas Sampson was located by the San Diego Police Department and is home safe with his family. Description: White male adult, 5’4″, and 212 pounds. Douglas has blonde hair, blue eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing black sweat pants, teal “Pizza Hut” shirt, black shoes, Black […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: I serve as a volunteer on the Board of Trustees at the California Center for the Arts. I am enjoying my involvement, and I am excited about the activities oc­curring there. The work being done to bring arts education to hundreds, even thousands of students, teacher education, community events, and outstanding per­forming arts shows and museum exhibi­tions is […]