Escondido Public School Advocates Invitation

The Escondido Public School Advocates invite you to support these young thespians with your presence.

Daley Ranch offers nine hikes in May

All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sec­tions. Please do not leave valuables in your car. Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is also available at www.escondido.org and www.visitescondido.com. Please note that […]

Chick-fil-A to host `Military Appreciation Night’ on May 25th

The nine Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County, including the Chick-fil-A restaurants at 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido and 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos, are preparing to give away more than 10,000 chicken sandwiches on Wednesday, May 25, as part of its annual “Military Appreciation Night” promotion. Between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., any active duty member of the military […]

San Diego takes a big part in National Creek to Bay Cleanup

~ Earth Day’s extended weekend

Mid-April marked the first of many nationwide community to beach clean­up days hosted by various organiza­tions across the country. San Diego County’s I Love a Clean San Diego sponsors monthly creek to bay clean­ups throughout the area and April 23 just happened to be among one of the largest. With over 100 locations: from San Ysidro to Oceanside, and Alpine […]


Minding Your Business is an occa­sional column upon the state of local business in the Hidden Valley. Businesses that want to share items of interest with the public are invited to submit to the column by emailing editor-in-chief@times-advocate.com. WOMEN DRIVING WOMEN— Renee Cooper recently started a new business designed to provide a safe drive for women who need a taxi. […]

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 […]