2016-07-28 E-Edition


Reflecting on some Escondido characters from the past

When I was first contacted several months ago about writing for this pub­lication because of my long affiliation with the former Daily Times-Advocate, I was asked, “What would you like to call it?” I suggested “Escondido Reflec­tions.” That’s what I have tried to do. Today, I want to “reflect” on three dif­ferent topics that I hope are of some in­terest. […]

‘Setting the record straight’

I’ll never forget a story I heard in Bi­ble College about the late Chuck Smith (founder of the Calvary Chapel move­ment) preaching at a church in England. The Sunday evening service was com­ing to a close and some of the local pas­tors invited him to hang out with them afterwards at the pub down the street. Pastor Chuck thought it […]

Hug A Cop

Hug A Cop was held last Wednes­day. Similar events are being held all over the county.

Lorraine Hollenbeck 98

formerly of Escondido

Lorraine V. Hollenbeck, of Tuc­son, Arizona passed away July 20, 2016. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harley E. Hollenbeck and son Carl Hollenbeck. Mrs. Hollenbeck is survived by her daughter Kay Hules; grand­children, Christina Herrera, Joseph Hules, Greg Hules, Cynthia Her­man, Jeremy Hules, Eric Hollen­beck and Karen Hollenbeck; 15 great grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren. A graveside […]


The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. STOLEN MOTORCYCLE RECOVERED — On July 10, dispatch received a call from an off duty San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy reporting a stolen motor­cycle in the 2400 block of Smokewood Place. Three days prior, the deputy’s neighbor had his 2015 Kawasaki Motocross motorcycle stolen. Working with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the […]

Roger Mikeal Hicks

formerly of Escondido

Services will be held August 6th for Roger Mikeal Hicks. Born Au­gust 13, 1943 in Lewiston Idaho and passed away July 20, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife Lea, 3 children Danny, Julie and Darla, 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Mr. Hicks was a grading contractor for 40 years then semi-retired […]

2nd Tuesday Book Club to discuss ‘There’s Something I Want You to Do’ by Charles Baxter

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on August 9, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “There’s Something I Want You to Do” by Charles Baxter. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org. “There’s something I […]

Thelma Harriet Mayer

Thelma Harriet Mayer died at her Escondido, California home on June 29, 2016, at the age of 93 years. An Escondido resident for 34 years, she was born December 10, 1922 to parents Harry and Evelyn Thuesen of Fresno, California. As a child Thelma grew up on a multi-generational family farm in Fresno, Cali­fornia. Sometime, after high school graduation she […]

‘Chip in for Jim’ seeks to help longtime area resident afflicted with ALS

A fundraiser to help a local man afflict­ed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) will be held August 19 at Woods Valley Golf Course in Valley Center. The 2nd annual “Chip in for Jim” golf tournament will benefit Jim McFarland a longtime area resident. Last year’s fund­raiser, which was also held in August, was successful, sold out in fact, and the […]