2016-05-12 E-Edition

Times-Advocate Shorts

Hospitals gather used hearing aids Palomar Medical Center and Pomerado Hospital are collecting used hearing aids so they can be reconditioned and given to people around the world with hearing loss. The program, “So the World May Hear,” takes place during May, the Better Speech and Hearing Month. The program recycles donated hear­ing aids and fits more than 100,000 of […]

TV’s Ahmed Hassan is headliner for May 15 Grand Avenue Festival

“I’m planning on having a lot of fun and sharing a lot of information,” says self-proclaimed “green industry advo­cate” Ahmed Hassan, known to millions of DIY Network and HGTV fans of “Yard Crashers.” Hassan will give two hands-on demonstrations at Sunday’s Grand Avenue Festival and Street Fair. The Heritage Garden Park, at the cor­ner of Grand & Juniper, will be […]

Escondido and Valley Center represented at Spring Dance Concert

The future of North County is making waves in the arts community

California State University San Marcos is a big part of community growth in North County as several students relocate to the area in order to attend college at the University. The campus has developed an amaz­ing School of Arts department dedicat­ed to nurturing the arts and developing artists. Often times connecting these growing artists to resources beyond a school setting […]

North County reps don’t see much to like about SANDAG sales tax increase measure

A countywide ½ cent sales tax that appears to be headed to the voters in November doesn’t have much to ap­peal to North County leaders, sever­al of whom voted against it when it came before the San Diego Associa­tion of Governments board last week. However, 13 of the 21 voting on the board supported it, which adds up to 61% […]

“Through Fear and Trembling” By David Ross and Robert Alan Ward

~ Book review

In 2015, San Diego Unified School Dis­trict (SDUSD) officials improperly shut­down three Christian Clubs, including the Christian Engedi Club at Correia Middle School. Eventually, the misguided officials were compelled to reinstate two clubs but, revealing the totalitarian nature of modern educators, they refused to let the Engedi Club operate unless it removed the words “Christian” from its name and “Jesus […]

Teenager arrested for bomb at school

A 15-year-old youth was arrested for making a homemade bomb at the campus of San Pasqual Academy on May 5. He was booked into Juvenile Hall in San Diego. The bomb was made of a cleaning chemical and aluminum foil in a plas­tic soda bottle. At 9:15 a.m. that Thursday a staff member retrieved the bottle-bomb from a rest­room toilet. […]

‘Captain America: Civil War’: Avengers are getting crowded

The highlight of “Captain America: Civil War” is a six-on-six superhero-on-superhero battle. For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call the sides Team Captain America and Team Iron Man. Team Captain America consists of Captain America (Chris Evans), The Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), Falcon (An­thony Mackie), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Ant-Man (Paul Rudd). Team Iron Man consists of Iron […]

Faith pulls injured Charro’s family together

On May 21, Tony & Marisol Muñoz will celebrate their 25th wedding an­niversary with a renewal of their vows on Saturday, May 21 at Church of the Resurrection in Escondido, Father Ken Del Priori presiding. Their anni­versary falls on May 18. Tony, a born-and-raised Escondido resident and famed trick roper and horse trainer will be wearing a new Charro suit […]

Randy Jones Endures as a Padre icon

This is the final installment and con­tinuation of a two-part story on San Diego pitching great and Escondido resident Randy Jones. Part II It would make for a nice tidy story to say that Jones continued on his merry way with even more remarkable feats of pitching brilliance for many years to come. But often that kind of fortuitous scenario […]