Police chief talks about effects of AB.109, Prop. 47 on City

Citizens in Escondido don’t have to watch television news to know that crime has risen in the past ten to fifteen years in the City of Es­condido. But why has it risen? The Escondido Times-Advocate recent­ly interviewed Escondido’s Police Chief Craig Carter regarding AB. 109 and Prop.47, both which have contributed to the rise of crime in Escondido. But first […]

Movie review: ‘Zootopia’ is fun for both children, parents

“Zootopia” takes place in world very much like ours, except that it’s popu­lated entirely by non-human mammals. They’ve been living in harmony for centuries, meaning that they’ve mostly moved past the whole “eating each other” thing. They talk like humans, they wear clothes like humans, and unfortunately they have prejudices like humans. These prejudices are based not so much on […]

Temporary Road Closures

The City of Escondido advises motorists of the following temporary road closures: North bound Ash St. from Lehner Ave. to Stanley Ave. will be temporarily closed from March 21 to March 25, 2016 South bound Ash St. from Stanley Ave. to Lehner Ave. will be temporarily closed from March 28 to April 1, 2016 Detour signs will be posted during […]

The T-A needs your help


The rebooted Escondido Times-Advo­cate has been around for a few weeks and we’ve been getting good reviews from most of the people that read it. Now, we would like to take things to a new level. We have some obvious weaknesses. It’s difficult to cover the news when you only come out every other week. That means that any breaking […]

Daley Ranch offers free hikes in Escondido

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slip­pery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain can­cels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that […]

Suspect Wanted for Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Burglary in Vista

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station want the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with a stabbing and burglary. It happened just before 10:00 a.m. on March 21, 2016 at a home located near the intersection of E. East Drive and N. Santa Fe Avenue in Vista. That’s where […]

Political Cartoon

Deer Springs Fire Safe Council wins national award

The Deer Springs Fire Safe Council has been honored with a 2016 Wildfire Mitigation Innovation Award given by the national Wildfire Mitigation Awards Committee in recognition of the coun­cil’s dedication to fire safety and wild­fire education. The Wildfire Mitigation Awards Com­mittee is sponsored by four prominent fire safety groups —the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the US For­est Service, the […]

Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell: Together On Stage

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido is proud to present Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins, and Anaïs Mitchell: Together On Stage on Friday, April 1, 2016 in the Concert Hall. In a highly anticipated national tour, “The Use Your Voice Tour 2016” brings songwriting giants Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell together to raise awareness for increased voter engagement in conjunction with the League of Women Voters. The singer-songwriters […]

Escondido Friends can connect you to community

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Hi, just stopping in to chat about a great place we in our community can connect live and talk real time with people in your community on an internet community fo­rum. It has been available to the public for 5 years now and is up to 22,000 local residents. It is called Escondido Friends. Just pop onto Facebook, look for […]