2016-05-26 E-Edition

Escondido softball falls in playoff heartbreaker 1-0

For nine innings on Saturday, Escondido’s starting pitcher Victoria Cervantes was strutting her stuff, shutting out the opposition and clearly holding down the fort. All that was needed for this heroic effort to be justifiably rewarded was for the Cougar offense to lend her just a wee bit of support in the form of but a single run. Who could […]

Escondido appoints new Fire Chief: Russell Knowles

City Manager Graham Mitchell announced today that Deputy Fire Chief Russell Knowles has been named Fire Chief for the City of Escondido, effective June 5. Chief Knowles will succeed Fire Chief Mike Lowry who will retire on June 3 after almost 34 years with Escondido. A twenty-five year veteran, Chief Knowles currently is responsible for the day-to-day details of running […]

Pala Casino tries to set record for poker tournament prize money

Pala Casino this week and last has been hosting the River Card Quest for the Cup 2016 Super Mega Event poker tournament, which is a new kind of tournament for San Diego County. It’s a tournament where players can display their talents in a world-class venue. This tournament has 11 buy-ins and the potential to net up to $150,000 for […]

Roynon Museum voted best in San Diego

Escondido’s Roynon Museum of Earth Science and Paleontology was voted Best Museum in the San Diego area for 2016, according to the San Diego A-List website. Voters chose the museum from a list of 20 educational San Diego attractions, including the top five runners-up: the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, the San Diego Museum of Natural History, the USS Midway Museum, […]

Dance studio is an Escondido institution

Whether it’s the rumba or the two-step, or anything in between Arthur Murray can teach you the moves

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been an Escondido institution since 1977, but for many years it was hidden in a shopping center at Felicita Avenue and Escondido Boulevard. In January 2015, Autumn Dinh opened the studio’s current location at 301 E. Grand Ave. At the southeast corner of Grand and Juniper, it stands as a little beacon, drawing people […]

County cuts ribbon for new crisis residential facility

Various San Diego County VIPs were on hand Friday to cut the ribbon for a new residential facility that will provide a home-like setting for people of North County who are in crisis. The North Inland Crisis Residential Facility is located at 490 N. Grape St., Escondido. The County of San Diego celebrated the completion of the new North Inland […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition June 4 The Burn Institute’s Fire & Safety Expo and Firefighter Demolition Derby presented by San Diego City Fire Fighters Local 145 is back again with exhilarating firefighting demonstrations and the crowd favorite, Firefighter Demo Derby. Firefighters from Escondido will be taking part in the thrills and fun. This year’s event will take […]

Over 7,000 crowd Sanders rally in National City Saturday

Over 7,000 Sanders supporters gathered at Kimball Park in National City to “feel the Bern” this past Saturday (May 21)— unfortunately no sunscreen was made available. It was the first of two rallies—the second being on Sunday (May 22) in Vista—to see Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. While turnout was lower then expected security was tight at the […]

‘Setting the record straight’

How many times have you heard the words, “Don’t judge me” or “Jesus said ‘Don’t judge’ ”? I find it hard to imagine meeting someone who hasn’t heard them. Why is this? And does the Bible really teach that we’re not supposed to judge others? The phrase originated from Jesus himself. In what is commonly called “The Sermon On The […]