2016-08-04 E-Edition

August 12 is deadline to run for city offices

Escondido’s next Gener­al Municipal Election will be consolidated with the statewide general election on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The election is for the purpose of selecting two City Council members: one to represent District Three and one to represent Dis­trict Four; as well as the election of one City Trea­surer. The nomination period for the election is now until 5 […]


A new home for the Farm Bureau The San Diego County Farm Bureau will be moving from its longtime head­quarters at 1670 E. Valley Parkway to a new location just down the road, at 1540 E. Valley Parkway. The bureau’s building committee looked all over North County for a new home for the farming organization that represents local growers. According […]

Herencia Charra of Escondido crowns first queen: Kassandra Trujillo

The Charro association Herencia Charra of Escondido held its first cor­onation dance Saturday July 23 at Cal State University San Marcos in the ball­room, USU Hall. The event (Baile de coronacion de reina ) was the crowning of its very first queen Kassandra Trujillo. Guests of honor included Escondido city councilwoman Olga Diaz, Juan Luis Robles Delegado De FMCH Fed­eracion […]

Chamber celebrates bi-annual open house

A near record crowd packed into Thursday’s Escondido’s Chamber of Com­merce Open House, including Encinitas Mayor, Kristin Gaspar, who is on the ballot for County Supervisor in November’s election. Attendees enjoyed nibbling on Mexican fare, sandwiches and yummy cheesecake while mingling and meet­ing other chamber members consisting of local business owners, managers, city officials and a large amount of guests.

EPD makes arrest for March homicide

Escondido police have made an ar­rest in a four-month old homicide. On March 16 of this year at about 12:30 a.m. Escondido police officers responded to a reported shooting in the area of Escondido Boulevard and 9th Ave. When officers arrived, they found that 27-year-old Escondido resi­dent Fabian Arellano was the victim of a shooting. Arellano was transported to Palomar […]

Coaching great Embrey still resonates to this day

It isn’t often you have the chance to meet a legend. So it was with great interest, curiosity and anticipation that I looked forward to meet­ing with Escondido High coaching icon Robert, better known as “Chick,” Embrey. My sit down with the venerated football coach took place in a quiet and secluded section of a local restaurant. The inter­view had […]

Mayor Sam Abed endorses Kristin Gaspar for supervisor

Escondido Mayor Sam Abed an­nounced his support today for Encini­tas Mayor Kristin Gaspar for San Di­ego County’s 3rd District Supervisor contest. “I ran for the Board of Supervisors because Dave Roberts violated the public trust and this disqualifies him from serving in public office,” said Abed last week. “Roberts abused the taxpayers, used his office to advance himself politically, and […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

“Chip in for Jim” to be held August 19 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 […]

800 Escondido students among beneficiaries of San Diego Foundation grant

About 800 Escondido students will be among the beneficiaries of a San Diego Foun­dation grant of $400,300 that will be used to connect, protect and increase access to green space and nature throughout the region for area youths through field trips. San Diego Zoo Backyard Biodiversity Hotspot – $35,577 In collaboration with the Escondido Creek Conservancy and Escondido Union School […]