2016-08-11 E-Edition

New exhibit at museum

What big teeth you have! The Roynon Museum of Earth Science & Paleontology has a new exhibit, and it’s scary! If you think this is the Raptor from the Jurassic Park movies, it certainly looks similar, but it’s not the same animal. Meet the Deinonychus, who lived 145 million years ago in the Mid-western United States. To find out more, […]

On the Menu

Roasted Cauliflower Leek Soup with Pancetta and Parmesan

Gorgeous, vibrant and fragrant vegetables are in season right now every­where! I usually get my vegetables for the week at the local Farmers Mar­kets around the county. Whether you are going to the Valley Center Farm­ers Market on Thursday nights on Lilac Road or to Escondido’s Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings on Grand Avenue, there are so many delicious varieties […]

Supervisors attack opioid crisis

The San Diego County Board of Su­pervisors attacked the opioid crisis on Tuesday with a 5-0 vote to back a state bill that strengthens penalties for the illegal sale and trafficking of fentanyl. Have you heard of fentanyl? It’s a kind of synthetic heroin and it is so strong that it can kill by inhaling its airborne particles or by […]

Escondido woman honors a fallen cousin

On Sunday August 7, 37-year-old Escondido resident Denette Tanksley participated in the San Diego Free to Breathe 5k Run/Walk that was held at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. She did so for multiple reasons. First, to help bring awareness to the disease of lung cancer that takes more lives than breast, colon and pros­trate cancers combined. Secondly, she wanted to […]

San Diego’s agriculture: food for the world

This region is a major contributor to California’s longstanding status as the nation’s leading agricultural state. Lo­cally grown crops including citrus, avo­cados, strawberries, olives, grapes and cut flowers have put San Diego in the top tier of the nation’s agricultural counties. California’s 76,400 farms produce over one-third of the country’s veg­etables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts, generating approximately […]

Major League Baseball and Padres dedicate new diamond in Escondido

Major League Baseball Commis­sioner Rob Manfred stood on the in­field of a brand-new artificial surface and looked out on a beautiful, sunny afternoon at the kids and parents who came out Saturday, July 9 for the re­dedication of the Conrad Prebys Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, located at 115 Woodward Avenue. “Here at this […]



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Former Times-Advocate, NCT columnist debuts first of several science fiction novels

Former Times Advocate/North County Times columnist, Nan Nicoll (now Nan Klee), a new science fic­tion author, has announced the publi­cation of her first book, DreaganStar through iCrew Digital Publishing. This first book of The Dreagan­Star Trilogy introduces readers to the fascinating universe of the first experimental faster-than-light (FTL) spaceship, The DreaganStar. Set on the moon in the five lunar colonies, […]


Palomar College’s vagabond football team

For 70 years the Palomar College football team has been a vagabond, playing its home games on the area’s high school fields. It’s the only major sport that doesn’t have its own on- campus facility – and has never had since the college’s inception in 1946. There is a basketball gymnasium, a baseball field; even a swimming pool. But no […]