The Times-Advocate invites letters on subjects of general lo­cal interest from our readers. We try to limit letters to about 400 words and emphasize that short letters make the best read. Please, please, please no hand­written letters, or, if you must, please attempt to print legibly. Please don’t tell us why you are suing your neighbor and if you […]

Escondido Education Foundation to Host Gala at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

The Escondido Education Founda­tion (EEF) invites you to attend its fund-raising event on Friday, April 15 at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 North Broadway in Es­condido. Proceeds will help support the Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards, now in its 12th year. Escondido Union School District teacher Michael de Neve will be the Master of Ceremonies so things will […]

Home firearm safety, basic handgun classes will be offered on April 10

A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone antici­pating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, April 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of hand­guns, home firearm safety and responsi­bility of firearm […]

New Vintage Church celebrates fifth anniversary

New Vintage Church, located at 1300 S. Juniper St. in Escondido will celebrate its fifth (5th) Anniversary on April 24. New Vintage Church (NVC) gathered informally for the first time in December 2010 with a vision to start a new church that would draw people to God, leading them to maturity in Christ. When those 16 people gathered for the […]

Kiwanis Trout Derby to be held April 23-24.

The 19th annual Hidden Valley Kiwanis Foundation Charity Trout Derby is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24 at Dixon Lake in Escondido. Derby fishing starts at 6 a.m. each day and ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. In addition, there will be a “kiddie pond,” for children 7 and under from 9-11 […]

Dr. William C. Shoemaker, 93, distinguished surgeon, mentored medical students around the world

William Cresap Shoemaker, MD, MCCM, FACS – be­loved husband, father, grandfather, friend, and critical care medicine mentor to many – passed away peacefully at age 93 on March 14, 2016 at home in Escondido, with his lov­ing wife Norma at his side, and finally free from his long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Shoemaker was born on February 27, 1923 […]

Escondido Briefs

Chamber’s April networking dates The Escondido Chamber of Com­merce continues its Plates for 8 network­ing luncheon events on Tuesday, April 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at J&M Res­taurant, 1215 E. Valley Parkway. The Plates for 8 is about acquiring business contacts and building relation­ships among the city’s businesses. The event is for chamber members only. The San Diego […]

Elizabeth Hospice to hold annual Wings of Hope butterfly release May 1

The Elizabeth Hospice will hold the 7th annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release on Sunday, May 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in the Salon Room. Community members of all ages are invited to attend and to sponsor but­terflies in memory or in honor of […]

Wisconsonians reunite in Escondido

A group of one-time students of Horlick High School in Racine, Wis­consin – 2,000 miles away— held their reunion on March 19 in Escondido. Roger Tischendorf from the Horlick Class of 1957 welcomed 30 Horlick alums and their mates and dates to his Citrus Gardens club house on March 19. He explained how the faraway re­union got started 16 years […]

Local writers release new books

This week marks the nationwide re­lease of “Between Two Seas,” a riv­eting new book by Escondido author Robert Alan Ward, and “Through Fear and Trembling,” an engrossing col­laboration by Ward and his co-author David D. Ross. In “Between Two Seas,” which will be released nationwide this week, Melitene is ravaged by violence, pov­erty, addiction and unrest. The new governor, Trebonius, […]

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