2016-09-29 E-Edition

City council candidate Joe Garcia wants to “bring the community together”

Jose “Joe” Garcia is running for city council in District 3, where the incumbent in Olga Diaz. A minister for 28 years, Garcia sees his mission in Escondido being to bring the disparate interests in the community together in unity. A native of Southern California, Joe Garcia was born in Santa Ana, but because of a tragic accident that disabled […]

Abelardo J. Barroso was longtime resident of Escondido

Abelardo J. Barroso5/10/1976 – 9/17/2016 Mr. Barroso was born in Mexico and was a resident of Escondido. Mr. Abelardo is survived by his loving family: Wife-Gisela Barroso, and daughters, Karen Barroso and Monika Barroso. Mr. Abelardo was a foreman at O.J. Insulation Co. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family. Services were held on September 23, at […]

Grand Avenue Festival will celebrate the fall

Celebrating the fall season will be the theme of this year’s Grand Avenue Festival, Escondido on Sunday October 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. For 27 years, thousands of people from all over the county have come to enjoy the historic Grand Avenue during the street fair where over 400 vendors, local entertainment, kid’s rides and international cuisine fill […]

Vera Wilson, 81, taught 34 years in Escondido schools

Vera Aileene Wilson, 81, of Valley Center, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 14, 2016, from complications of an auto accident. Mrs. Wilson was born in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Irven H. Crow and Clara M. Hanlon Crow during the Great Depression and in the heart of the Dust Bowl. She was raised on the family farm with her […]

Arts Districts: Enriching Lives, Creating Jobs

Arts and cultural districts have spurred new businesses, attracted more tourism, and established vibrant, creative cultural economies across the nation. Now California will have the opportunity to celebrate our communities and the arts by clustering existing arts and cultural amenities in officially designated cultural districts. As a result of Assembly Bill 189 (AB 189), new legislation I co-authored earlier this […]


In last week’s article about the The Escondido Republic Club (TERC) forum at Cocina Del Charro, we inaccurately quoted treasurer candidate Robroy Fawcett. In one instance we quoted him as saying, “Elect ‘Open Fawcett’ and the money will flow!” when what he actually said was, “Elect Robroy ‘open’ Fawcett, and the information will pour out of City Hall.” In the […]



Editor, Times-Advocate: First, I wanted to thank you for covering a topic that is very important to members of our community, particularly, Rincon ratepayers in Eden Valley and Harmony Grove. Nonetheless, the article you published last week entitled, “Rincon expecting big crowd Thursday for sewer expansion meeting” includes several inaccuracies we would like to address. Our main concern is that […]


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The U.S. Constitution: something you ought to read

Have you read the U.S. Constitution? Chances are you are among the 72% of Americans who have NOT read one of the two most remarkable documents in this nation’s history. (The Declaration of Independence is the other document.) Seventy-two percent! Unbelievable! That was the result of a survey taken in 2015 by a group called the American Council of Trustees […]