Times-Advocate Shorts

CERT GRADUATION— The Escondido Fire Department recently graduated 14 residents from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) acad­emy held in March. The CERT Academy consisted of 24 hours of training over three weeks (Tuesday and Thursday evenings and one Saturday). The training included: Disas­ter Preparedness, Small Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Unit Organization – ICS, Disas­ter […]

Civic Youth Orchestra to celebrate 60th anniversary with concert

San Diego County’s Civic Youth Orchestra celebrates its 60th anniversary with a special concert performance at Escondido’s California Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 1 at 2 pm., The CYO of rising young musical stars will take to the Center Theater stage to perform a selection of uplifting classical works. You’ll hear Dvorak’s cheery Bohemian-inspired Symphony No. 8 and […]

San Marcos Community Foundation Awards $7,500 Grant to The Elizabeth Hospice

The San Marcos Community Foun­dation recently awarded the Escondi­do based Elizabeth Hospice with a $7,500 grant to provide hospice care to uninsured patients and bereavement support to individuals and families that reside in San Marcos. “At some point in time, we all will face the loss of a loved one. We ap­preciate that The Elizabeth Hospice provides confidential, caring help […]

Pork Roast with Sauerkraut

On The Menu this week is my Pork Roast with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. I love my crock-pot meals! This is a recipe I learned years ago and tweaked it a bit for my taste preference. Sometimes you will find recipes are even better after adding your own special something. This is an easy recipe that has strange ingredients. Once […]

GOP women to host former Senator Mark Wyland at April 27 luncheon

Escondido Republican Women, Federated (ERWF) has invited former state Senator Mark Wyland as their guest speaker to their April 27 luncheon. A native of Escondido, Senator Wyland was a Fulbright Scholar. He graduated from Pomona College and Columbia University. He began his government service by serving on the Escondido Union School District Board, was later elected to the 74th State […]

Escondido firefighters handle freeway, apartment fires

Escondido Fire Department units handled two fires on Tuesday, starting with a big rig blazing on the Hwy 78 Freeway at Nordahl Road at 6:30 a.m. The fire caused a major slowdown of westbound traffic on the 78. The tractor of the rig was fully engulfed in fire when the department units arrived. At 12:40 p.m. Fire Department units were […]

Ribbon cutting to celebration completion of fencing project

On Thursday, April 28, the Escon­dido Union School District (EUSD) will celebrate the completion of fenc­ing projects funded through the Prop. E Bond Program at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in the parking lot at Hidden Valley Middle School, 2700 Reed Rd. The ceremony will begin promptly at 3:30 p.m. The ribbon-cutting event attendees will include EUSD Board Members, officials from […]


Minding Your Business is an occa­sional column upon the state of local business in the Hidden Valley. Businesses that want to share items of interest with the public are invited to submit to the column by emailing editor-in-chief@times-advocate.com A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER Syrenia Imagery “Traveling photography service for all walks of life.” We dropped in on Escondido pho­tographer Anne Hall, who […]

Trout heading towards cooler water at Wohlford

The trout bite has migrated west towards cooler, deeper waters at Lake Wohlford. The largest trout of the past week belonged to Antonio Ramirez and weighed 12.90 pounds. It was caught on a combination of green powerbait and a night crawler in Boat Dock Cove. The top baits have been power bait and inflated night crawlers. Oakvale Cove has been […]

It’s criminal that SD doesn’t have an NHL or NBA team

In recent months, the San Diego Char­gers stadium saga has been taking up most of the oxygen concerning the local sports scene. Oh sure, Aztec football and hoops oc­cupied some of our attention while the Pa­dres provided an occasional diversion but the big kahuna issue has been the Char­gers and their tiresome back-and-forth dance with the city in hopes of […]