Can we forgive the Padres for doing doughnuts?

With a roster mixed with unproven players and veterans who might not be in San Diego after the midsummer trade deadline, the Padres entered the season without a clear identity. After a month of games, however, they have made one thing plain as day: If you like shutouts, you’re going to enjoy this season. The Padres were shut out seven […]

Homemade Bomb Explodes at San Pasqual Academy

San Diego County Sheriff Deputies responded to the San Pasqual Academy on a report from staff that a 15 year old male resident was detained for detonating an explosive device (toilet bowl / plastic bottle acid bomb). Upon arrival no other destructive devices were located. The preliminary investigation determined that the 15 year old constructed the device out of toilet […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

TEMPORARY PARTIAL ROAD CLOSURE Due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, the City of Escondido ad­vises motorists that Harding Street between Washington Avenue & Valley Parkway will be reduced to a partial lane closer effective, Monday, May 2, through Monday, May 16,. All work to be performed between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses will have […]


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Teen center matches students with mentors

On December 10, 2015, Escon­dido native Elana Karoly (Osslund), opened Go2Grow Teen Center in Es­condido. The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was attended by over 100 community members including the Es­condido Chamber of Commerce, local business owners, councilmen John Mas­son and Ed Gallo, and Mayor Sam Abed. This non-profit mentoring center has a unique approach for teens ages 12-18 by […]

Cruisin’ Grand in Downtown cancelled today due to weather

The organizers of Cruisin’ Grand have decided to cancel today’s event due to weather. About the event: Cruisin’ Grand brings thousands of visitors to Escondido every Friday night throughout the summer. This popular event is not only for classic car enthusiasts but for everyone to enjoy strolling along Grand Avenue, stopping in for a bite at one of our many […]

Hospital honors organ donor and his family

Dignitaries of Palomar Health and Life honored Gabriel Corral for being a live-saving donor for five people last week. Friends and family saw the lower­ing of a little Donate Life flag at Palo­mar Medical Center. The 24-year-old Gabriel from the South Bay area died from a skateboard­ing accident on August 12, 2013. Be­cause of donations of his heart, lungs, kidneys, […]

Temporary Road Closure May 10 – May 24: Via Monserate at SR 76

Via Monserate at SR 76 will be closed for two weeks starting Tuesday, May 10, and will reopen to traffic on May 25. This closure will allow crews to conduct sewer line and asphalt-paving work on Via Monserate. To access Via Monserate during this time, please use the Ramona Drive detour shown on the map. Motorists are urged to budget […]

Abed leading in fundraising for super’s race

Sam Abed, who has challenged Third District Supervisor Dave Roberts for his seat, and also faces Encinitas Mayor Kris­tin Gaspar, is the leader of the pack in fund-raising, according to figures for the first quarter, available from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office. Sam Abed, mayor of Escondido led both of his opponents, posting $85,547 in 2016 monetary […]

“Keanu”: The cat lives up to the hype; the movie does not

For weeks, I was dying to see “Kea­nu.” I’m a big fan of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and their sketch show “Key & Peele.” My family loves those sketches where they play college football players with wacky names, and I personally am a huge fan of the sketch where they play devil- hating old ladies. And Key and Peele […]

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