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. […]

Oak Hill Elementary launches Bilingual Family Reading Room

On Friday, April 15, Oak Hill El­ementary School launched the Oak Hill Bilingual Family Reading Room to promote reading between students and family members at school and at home. To celebrate the opening of the read­ing room, the school hosted its first of five Family Fridays, with 85 fam­ily members reading the book, “Vida Frida” in either English or Spanish […]

It’s never a coincidence

The Easy Way Out Curt Schilling fired by ESPN. Johnny Manziel cut by the Cleveland Browns. Laremy Tunsil, surefire top-five pic slips to 13 in the NFL draft. Believe me the world is not about to end. But how each of these men has responded is an interesting social com­mentary. Before we go too far, let me assure you I […]

School district celebrates fencing project

The Escondido Union School Dis­trict celebrated the near-completion of a $2.2 million fencing project at four elementary schools last week. School officers and friends gathered at Hidden Valley Middle School for a ribbon cutting after completion of the schools 7- to 8-foot steel fencing at the front of the school and chain link fenc­ing around the rest. “These schools were […]

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