Real estate climate poses challenges

The dream of homeownership may still be but a dream

Searching for a new home or business location in North County San Diego has proven to be a challenging endeavor for consumers on the purchasing end of the real estate transactions this year. Se­lecting real estate is hard enough when trying to find a location that has all the amenities that suit an individual’s needs at a reasonable price in […]

Community Lutheran installs new pastor

Over 440 people packed the Sanctuary of Community Lutheran Church in Escondido on Sunday, April 24 at 4 p.m. for the installa­tion of the Rev. Bob Hiller as the new Senior Pastor. The occasion was much anticipat­ed for the church, which had spent eight months in the call process reviewing and interviewing pasto­ral candidates from the Lutheran- Church-Missouri-Synod. The Rev. […]

Kit Carson Park to Receive First Aerial Mosquito Larvicide Application

The County of San Diego Vector Control Program (VCP) will conduct its first aerial mosquito larvicide ap­plication of the 2016 mosquito season at large water bodies known to breed mosquitoes throughout the county on Thursday, April 28. A helicopter will apply larvicide to reduce mosquito populations and reduce the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) transmission. The larvicide is made […]

‘Setting the record straight’

One saying I hear all the time is, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.” Looking through the lens of the Bible I propose the ques­tion, “Is it true?” Also, it makes sense that we should turn to the Bible because, well, the Bible inspired it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 says that “God… won’t let you be tempted beyond […]

Transit strike may be avoided

The resolution to a dispute between the North County bus drivers union and First Transit, was being discussed by union members as The Times-Ad­vocate went to press on Tuesday. Teamsters Union Local 542, rep­resenting 300 North County drivers, postponed a strike vote last week and were meeting Tuesday to review an of­fer made by the transit provider. The union members […]

Escondido Reflections

It requires the synchronized co­ordination of four primary depart­ments — every day — to produce a daily newspaper: news, advertising, production and distribution (circu­lation). You can’t have one without the others. They are interdependent. If one falters, the whole is in dan­ger. It seems like a small “miracle” that the newspaper makes it to your driveway each day. While it […]

Cathy Carey Art Studio and Garden Tour to benefit Shelter to Soldier

Annually on the last weekend of April, Escondido artist Cathy Carey pro­duces an art show event to help raise funds for local animals in need. This year, she is hosting a benefit for Shelter to Soldier, for a suggested $10 donation. All charitable contributions support programs provided by Shelter to Soldier. Reception April 30th and May 1st from 10:00 a.m. […]

Creamy Chipotle Porkchops with cauliflower ‘rice’

I like to make things that introduce new seasonings that make your tastebuds go… Wow! This week’s On The Menu is Creamy Chipotle Porkchops with cauliflower “rice.” This is a Paleo friendly meal that is a mix between Indian and Mexican food. Those fresh flavors come through with chopped cilantro and diced garlic cloves. This low carb high protein meal […]

Escondido-based non-profit law firm targets low, middle-income residents

Escondido-based Sage Legal Servic­es (“SLS”) is bringing the affordable legal services movement to San Diego County. Following the lead of non­profit law firms, such as the Utah-based Open Legal Services, SLS offers legal services on a sliding-scale basis. Us­ing California’s Department of Hous­ing and Community Development’s income guidelines, SLS focuses on providing legal services to those who fall within San […]

Franz Frummet, 60, formerly of Pauma Valley

Franz Peter Frummet, 60, died on March 4, 2016 in Lilburn, Georgia. He is survived by his wife Michelle Joy Frummet and son Franz A.R. Frummet, of Georgia, as well as his younger sister Wendy Brennan, and younger brother Jason Frummet, of Winchester, and Escondido, respec­tively. The eldest of 5 children, Mr. Frum­met was born in Germany to Franz Xavier […]