2016-05-05 E-Edition

Conference on Domestic Violence is right on time

From Nicole Brown- Simpson’s diary: “He smashed my car with a baseball bat. He greeted me at the gate but I was too scared to get out. He did it because I was late. This is not love.” Another entry: “He threw me against the wall and onto the floor. He put bruis­es on my arms and back. The window […]

Bilingual Book Discussion Group meets at Escondido Public Library

Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, May 21, from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Senior Library Associate Cecy Rayphole will lead the discussion of this month’s selection, Nunca me abandones/Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro in both English and Spanish. Copies of the book are avail­able for check out and may […]

19th annual Mother’s Day Home this Sunday

19th Annual Mothers Day Home Tour Sunday, May 8, 2016 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This year’s home tour will feature five historic homes, include the Beach House, Escondido’s “Crown Jewel” built in 1896; the Blackburn House – built in 1904; the Perry House – built in 1924; the Mayne House – built in 1939-40 and the Mc­Manus House – built in 1953-4. Tour the interiors and gardens of five historic homes and enjoy refreshments […]

Philippine Mung Bean Stew

 I really try to expose my family to various cultures cuisine. My mom always cooked the best foods from all over the world to ensure sure my dad, brother and I, never got tired of the same things every week. This weeks On The Menu is Philippine Mung Bean stew. This delicious treat is easy and packed with protein from […]

My bills are moving

~ Guest Opinion

75th Assembly District The Legislature is moving into the frantic last few months of the current session, and I am happy to report two more of my bills, AB 1754 and AB 1764, appear to be progressing toward final Assembly approval. Since San Diego County is home to a large retired popula­tion, it also attracts criminals who prey on the […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Danica once told me a story that helps to “set the record straight” re­garding what Christianity is really all about. It’s an all-too-common scenar­io, yet this story has a twist at the end. There was this mother of two little boys who was married to a man prone to outbursts when he drank. On one particular night she was scared […]


HOW IS THERE ENOUGH MONEY TO BUILD AN ELABORATE LIBRARY IN THE PARK? Editor, Times-Advocate: I am deeply concerned about Coun­cilman John Masson’s plan to build a new library in Grape Day Park. About two years ago, I notified the City Coun­cil that books were being stolen from the Escondido Library. The security detector at the door was not working […]


Escondido Events Calendar Thursday May 5 – Sunday May 15 2016 A community Calendar presented by Meryl Burke REALTOR® calbre 0143305 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Visit Escondido May 5, 2016 Cinco de Monique Comedy Show at VinzVinz Wine Bar201 E. Grand AveEscondido, CA 920252:00 pm – 8:00 pm#BeAtOffbeat For Cinco de MayoOffbeat Brewing Company1223 Pacific Oaks PlaceEscondido, CA 920295:30 […]

Jones endures as a Padre icon

The following is a two-part article on the life and career of San Diego Pa­dre pitching icon and Escondido resident Randy Jones. In this issue, we feature the first installment. Perhaps a significant number of those who read this article were either too young or not even around to remember the phenomenon that was San Diego Pa­dre pitcher Randy Jones. […]