Editor, Times-Advocate: In the February 18 edition of the Times-Advocate there was an article under the heading Escondido Re­flections about Ron Kenney and his time at the T-A. He mentioned Eloise Stone as one of his co-workers, but I remember her as Eloise Perkins. I was a cor­respondent for the San Pasqual Val­ley for awhile and would submit my copy […]

‘Gods of Egypt,’ lackluster copycat of a film

“Gods of Egypt” cost $140 million. That money was well-spent so long as the studio’s only goal was to make an incredibly shiny movie. It is indeed very shiny. But if the goal was to make an in­teresting, coherent, or competent mov­ie, then it is a failure. Actually, the goal was undoubtedly to make money, and on that level it’s […]

Expanded Escondido police presence discourages out-of-town motorcycle gang

T-A Exclusive Report

While not exactly “shock and awe,” a dramatically expanded police presence in Escondido and all over North County over the weekend discouraged hundreds of members of a violent motorcycle gang from descending on a business in Escondido that catered to them. Call that a “former” business, because Twisted Motorsports is no longer operating at its former location near the corner […]

Legislature goes into busy mode

Enacting new laws and passing a bal­anced budget are the primary responsibili­ties of the Legislature. While the budget won’t be finalized until mid-June, the final day to introduce new bills for consideration this year was February 19. As a result, the annual bill deluge in Sac­ramento is well underway. As of the 19th, 1,326 Assembly bills were introduced, compared to […]

St. Patrick tossed the snakes, so it’s time to celebrate!

According to Thomas Cahill’s seminal book, “How the Irish Saved Civilization” the patron saint of Ire­land was born in Wales in the early fifth century, about the time the Ro­man Empire was coming apart. He probably spoke the Welsh form of Celtic and Latin too, Britannia having been a Roman colony for centuries. He was captured by Irish pirates at […]

Body Discovered on Bundy Canyon Road

San Diego Sheriff’s Department reports a man was found dead near Bandy Canyon Road in Escondido Saturday.  The body was discovered shortly after 11 a.m. This is an ongoing investigation. Information will be provided once received by the T-A. Update 4:00pm:  On March 12, 2016, at about 11:05 AM, the body of a 47 year old white male was located […]

James Gordon joins Deer Springs fire board

James Gordon recently joined the five-person Deer Springs Fire Protec­tion District board, replacing director Tom Francl, who announced his resig­nation at the November meeting. The board had 60 days to either name a replacement, hold an election, or allow the Board of Supervisors to choose someone for the board. There were three candidates for the board. During the January board […]

Board member Jose Fragozo remains an outsider at EUSD

Jose Fragozo is certainly a gadfly, but is he a threatening presence and a criminal violator of the elections code? The embattled Escondido Union School District Board member is un­der a Temporary Restraining Order for allegedly having threatened and shouted at the district’s Superinten­dent Luis R. Ibarra. Fragozo fell under the restraining order in December and has been un­able to […]

CORRECTION – Orfila Vineyards

In our last issue of the Times-Advocate, we incorrectly listed an event at Orfila Winery as part of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day observances. We got this message today:  “Hi! I’m the manager of Orfila Vineyards, some guests brought to my attention that we were included in a St. Patrick’s Day article, thank you for including us, however, the info […]

Cruisin’ Grand rolls out fundraiser on wheels—

The Grand Champion Fundraiser for Escondido’s vintage car show will roll onto Grand Avenue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13. The rain-or-shine event will benefit the 17th annual grand cruise itself, which takes place every Friday from April 1 to Sept. 30. The show accepts only pre-1974 vehicles. Pre-registration is before March 8 and costs $20 to […]

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