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, […]

Gem and mineral show to be held April 24 at Center

The Palomar Gem & Mineral Club will hold its 2016 annual show on Saturday April 23,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday April 24, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the museum at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Parking is free. There will be deal­ers selling rock rough, finished stones, jewelry, beads, and other […]

Public Invited to Spring Family Festival at Harmony Grove Village on April 9

The community’s 4th of July Park will serve as the backdrop for A free, family-friendly event with live music and entertainment for all ages The public is invited to celebrate spring at Harmony Grove Village on Saturday, April 9. The free Spring Family Festival hosted by Standard Pacific Homes and guest KSON radio will feature live music, refreshments, a Stagecoach […]

Temporary road closure in northern Escondido

Due to pipeline work being per­formed in northern Escondido by the Rincon Del Diablo Municipal Water District, North Avenue from Broad­way to Laurashwan Lane will closed beginning March 28 through April 8 between the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. During that time, only residents will be granted access. Detour signs will be posted during closure times. The contractor […]

Ortega has become one of college hockey’s best

Without really much forethought or intention, Escondido’s Austin Ortega has nonetheless been busting through stereo­types and misguided perceptions for quite awhile. And the vehicle that has enabled Ortega to prove the doubters and naysay­ers wrong has been the game of hockey, a sport that has captivated his soul and at which he truly excels. On his road to becoming a […]

Supervisors approve 45-day moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries

Likely April 27 action will strengthen separation from residences

Times-Advocate Correspondent On March 16 the four members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors who were present voted to place a 45-day moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries in the county while setting an April 27 hearing date to address is­sues which have arisen with the county’s current medical marijuana ordinances. “It’s going to take time to get […]

“It’s Never a Coincidence” Dreams

I was an observer. Looking down on a small part of real estate in the Peoria Sports Complex, spring home of the San Diego Padres. But this wasn’t just any piece of ground. This was the team’s pathway from the clubhouse to the outfield entrance. As the players threw open the club­house door, they could see the fans lined against […]

Cruisin’ Grand 2016 opens Friday for 27 weeks

CRUISIN’ GRAND CANCELLED TODAY – April 8, 2016 The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather. It’s gonna be huge! No foolin’! The 17th annual Cruisin’ Grand Escondi­do will open Friday night, April 1 with 700 plus cars and Heaven knows how many thousands of people crowding the streets of the downtown area. They […]

A tribute to John Smylie, attorney at law

Editor—We asked Lyle Davis, pub­lisher of The Paper, if we could reprint his comments on the death of local at­torney, John Smylie. It was a little over 16 years ago when John Smylie, well-known probate at­torney based in San Marcos, called me and said, “Do you want to get back into the media?” “I dunno,” I said, “what’s cooking?” A […]