Grape Day Discovery Festival will have something for everyone

The annual Grape Day Discovery Festival on October 1, 2-8 p.m. at Grape Day Park will continue a longstanding Escondido tradition— with a few twists and changes. For one thing, the festival, which is free, and dates back more than 100 years to the days when a large part of Escondido’s economy was based on grape cultivation, will be happening […]

Friday Night Football Scoreboard

Calvin Christian 69 – California Lutheran 21-The Crusaders (2-0) snow the C-Hawks under with an avalanche of points including 48 after intermission. The CC backfield runs wild as four players combine for a total of nine touchdowns. Daniel Esquerra leads the way with 136 rushing yards and a brace of TDs. Not to be outdone, sophomore Wesley Salzman adds 121 […]

Local business leaders hear implications of Prop. 64

Local business leaders gathered Thursday (September 9) at an Escondido Chamber of Commerce forum to discuss the implications if statewide Proposition 64 (“Adult Use of Marijuana Act”) passes this November. This comes after Washington and Colorado legalized Marijuana use. The Chamber’s guest speaker was Special Investigations Division and Public Information Office (PIO) Lt. Ed Varso of the Escondido Police Department. […]

‘Setting the record straight’

“Angie, Angie, when will those clouds all disappear? Angie, Angie, where will it lead us from here? With no loving in our souls and no money in our coats, you can’t say we’re satisfied. But Angie, Angie, you can’t say we never tried.” Those lyrics from the famous Rolling Stones song “Angie,”,like the lyrics from a thousand other songs, always […]

Raising awareness about suicide

~ Guest Opinion

The Suicide Prevention Council on Wednesday issued its annual report, which shows the suicide rate in San Diego County held steady in 2015 while calls for help went up. This is encouraging news, and I am pleased to join the council in raising awareness about suicide prevention and the help that is available for anyone who needs it. As chairman […]

First United Methodist Church to hold craft fair October 7

The Artisans of the First United Methodist Church will be holding its 20th Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, October 7 (1:30 to 8 p.m.), Saturday, October 8, (10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), and Sunday, October 9, (8:30 a.m. to noon), at 341 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido. The fair will have handcrafted gift items for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and every […]

Consumer protections in healthcare

We are all deeply concerned about the welfare of our families. As a wife and mother, these concerns naturally influence my legislation, as well as the bills I support. As a result, this session I was proud to lend my support to an important package of health care bills that will benefit millions of Californians. Under these new laws, patients […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Chamber “Know How” rescheduled The Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Know How” workshop, which had been scheduled for September 12, has been rescheduled to Monday, October 3, noon–1 p.m. at the Chamber office, 720 N Broadway, Escondido Do you know how to keep your computer safe from viruses? When was the last time your computer had a “health check-up.” Bring […]


Escondido businesses that have faded away

A vibrant city has to evolve to remain so. Change is inevitable; especially in the Southern California Sun Belt, of which Escondido is an integral part in a bursting San Diego County. As a city grows, businesses come and go; here today, gone tomorrow. It’s called progress. For the good? That sometimes is debatable. In previous essays, I’ve talked about […]


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