Residents to meet at Mike’s BBQ to discuss a “Convention of States” to amend U.S. Constitution

For those who want to revolt against the status quo, to stick it to the man, to kick against the pricks (that’s from the Bible, so don’t yell at me!) and overthrow the es­tablishment, but think it takes more than just a belief in “one man” to do it, there is an alternative: the “Convention of States Project.” See editorial, […]

Mono County comes to Senior Anglers Aug. 12

California’s Highway 395 vacationland will be explored at the August 12 meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido. Jeff Simpson from the Mono County Tourism Commission will present a Power Point and talk on the out­door opportunities for the Eastern Sierra. Simpson’s talk will focus on fishing, hiking, camping and the history of Mono County. He will also show examples […]

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“Power to the People” comes to Escondido

For those who don’t necessarily believe that our country’s ills can be solved by “one man” or “one woman,” there is some cause for hope in the grassroots rise of a movement dedicated to the proposition that we need to amend our constitution to make the government more answerable to the states and ulti­mately to the people. It’s the “Convention […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Want to thank the cops? If you want to thank the officers of the Escondido Police Department, stop by the Escondido’s Police Depart­ment’s 33rd National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. in Grape Day Park. Law Enforcement personnel will be on hand at this free event to meet you, answer questions and provide resource […]



Editor, Times-Advocate: Probably, an even more closely watched contest than California’s current Powerball Mega-Millions drawing, will be finding out who claims winning ticket, on Lilac Hills Ranch Ballot Measure on San Diego County’s General Election in No­vember 2016. Will registered voters in San Di­ego approve, or disapprove Lilac Hills Ranch Ballot Measure? While pundits used to call contests like this […]

Temporary road closure on Ash until August 11

Due to the installation of new util­ities and surface improvements, the City of Escondido advises motorists of the following road closure: The northbound lane of Ash Street from Vista Avenue to Lehner Av­enue will be closed now through Thursday, August 11, 2016. Detour signs will be posted and all work will be performed be­tween 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. These […]


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 […]