2016-06-30 E-Edition

Escondido Police Make Arrest in Murder of Elizabeth Perez

A suspect in the homi­cide of a woman found on the on-ramp of a freeway in Escondido has been arrested in Las Vegas. Representatives of the Escondido Police Department Tuesday af­ternoon gave the media an update on the murder case of Elizabeth An­tonette Perez, 38, who was shot on June 13 in her car and discovered about 1:10 p.m. on […]

Patricia L. Jankowski, 82, was a longtime Escondido resident

Patricia Lucille Jankowski, (Cuellar), passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Escondido, at the age of 82. A proud native Californian, she was born in Los Angeles, on January 7, 1934 to Edgar Howe of Illinois and Manuela V. Cuellar of Arizona. From 1960 to 1962, Mrs. Jankowski lived in Asuncion, Paraguay working as an executive secretary for […]

July 4th fireworks Monday at Grape Day Park

Escondido’s annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks has become a North County tradition, and for good reason. Each year, 25,000 festival-go­ers converge on the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (The Center) at Grape Day Park for the holiday festivi­ties. The event is back for its 53rd year on Monday, July 4, 2016 with rockin’ live music, tasty treats, and […]

American dominance of men’s tennis a faint memory

Once more the signature event of professional men’s tennis is upon us, the Wimbledon Championships from jolly old England, although things aren’t that jolly for many within the Empire in the aftermath of the stun­ning decision by a majority of Brits to vacate the European Union. But come on, what’s more impor­tant, the potential survival of the EU or what […]

Miller Elementary PTA Receives Spotlight Award in Student Achievement for Volunteer Art Program

On May 7, 2016, the Miller Elementary School PTA was presented with the Spotlight Award in Student Achievement for the school’s PTA Volunteer Art Program at an award cer­emony at the annual statewide California PTA Convention held in San Diego. Through monthly lessons in the classroom, the Miller Ele­mentary School PTA Volunteer Art Program introduces stu­dents in kindergarten through fifth […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Filing period begins for property tax assessment appeals San Diego County residents and businesses who disagree with their property tax assessments for the 2016- 2017 year may file an application to appeal them between July 2 and Nov. 30, David Hall, Clerk of the County Assessment Appeals Boards, an­nounced this week. Applications and information book­lets are available on the County’s […]

Temporary road closure in Escondido

Due to the installation of new utili­ties and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motorists of the following road closure: The north bound lane of Ash Street from Vista Avenue to Lehner Avenue will be closed now through Thursday, July 15. However, the southbound lane in this section will remain open at all times. Detour signs will be posted […]

Palomar College has a new president Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D.

The Palomar Community College District Governing Board voted Tues­day, June 14 to appoint Joi Lin Blake, Ed.D. as the new Superintendent/Pres­ident of Palomar College. Blake has over 30 years of progressive adminis­trative and leadership experience and is currently president at College of Alameda in the Peralta Community College District, where she has served for 1 1/2 years. Blake will begin […]

Escondido college student awarded $3000 scholarship

Recently, Kari Catrambone, an ex­ercise physiology major, finishing her junior year at California State University, Chico, was honored as one of seven national 2016 recipi­ents of Atria Senior Living’s Ron­nie Boatman Commitment to Excel­lence Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Atria Senior Living, one of the na­tion’s largest providers of indepen­dent living, assisted living and mem­ory care services based in […]