Enjoying our local State Parks

It’s summer, time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There’s no better way to do that than by visiting one of our lo­cal State Parks. Though several of these gems are just an hour or so from home, a visit transports you to another world. The State Parks System has over 280 parks covering about 1.4 million acres. […]

Hospice volunteer Clyde Maulding celebrates 102nd birthday

The Elizabeth Hospice last week celebrated the 102nd birthday of Clyde Maulding, a volunteer at The Elizabeth Hospice and Valley Center resident. Maulding turned 102 on July 22, and Elizabeth Hospice staff and volunteers threw him a birthday party. Maulding has volunteered more than 300 hours the last six years. “At The Elizabeth Hospice, we are appreciative that at the […]


The Prowler was one of the best read columns of the old TA

To “prowl”: The dictionary definition of that word is “to roam through stealth­ily, as in search of prey;” “to rove fur­tively, or with predatory intent.” That calls to mind The Prowler col­umn, a feature of the former Escondi­do Daily Times-Advocate that debuted some 60-plus years ago. It was a fea­ture that helped spike interest in a small town daily of […]


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Call for artists’ entries for ‘Celebrate Grand Escondido’

The Escondido Art Association, in­vites artists of all ages, members and non-members alike, to participate in the Second Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open judged 2-D art show. A total of $1,075 in prize money, as well as free entries to future shows, will be awarded in four categories: Watercolor; Oil/Acrylic; Photography/ Digital; and, Other (mixed media, pas­tel, pen & ink, […]


Escondido VFW post celebrates 89th anniversary

On Saturday, July 9, over 50 veterans, family members, and friends gathered at Escondido’s Veterans Memorial Hall to celebrate the 89th an­niversary of the formation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513. The post is now planning its 90th birthday party to be announced in early 2017 by invitation to a wider community base. The post hosted a casual dinner […]

Escondido educators participate in specialized training

In June, the Escondido Union School District (EUSD) launched a series of two five-day summer trainings to prepare school leaders and educators to further advance student academic achievement. Over 100 educators and administra­tors attended one of the five-day work­shops specifically focused on present­ing strategies and tools for engaging the English learner in rigorous learning opportunities in the classroom. The summer […]

Escondido Elks Lodge sponsors veterans to a fishing trip

On July 21, 15 Escondido Elks Lodge members accompanied 27 disabled military veterans and their staff and aides on a Sport Fishing trip in the Pacific Ocean aboard the vessel Double Down. This expedition provided space on boat, bait and tackle and lunch for local service members. The outing was a success as 83 Calico Bass were caught. The catch […]

Escondido Union School District announces policy for free and reduced lunches for 2016-2017

Escondido Union School District is announcing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the district/agen­cy’s central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any inter­ested party on request. To apply, complete one application for all children in the […]

‘Jason Bourne’ does action right

“Jason Bourne” gets off on the wrong foot by having a lame title. I guess the idea was to recover from the flop that was “The Bourne Legacy” by promising viewers that Jason Bourne would actually be involved in this one. But what it’s unofficially promising to do is break from the hot streak of the first three “Bourne” movies. […]