2016-10-06

~ ESCONDIDO REFLECTIONS

Two disparate subjects

I want to talk today about two somewhat disparate subjects: a brief history of ownership of the former Daily Times-Advocate and its weekly T-A forerunner; and an anecdote from a visit by a U.S. senator. Times-Advocate Ownership As it might be obvious, the Times- Advocate was a merger of two newspapers way back in the 1880s – when Escondido was […]

Temporary spook shops fill vacancies during the Halloween season



The autumn greets many things in North County. For Escondido it means the opening of Bates Nut Farm’s grand pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes. Along with phantom Halloween costume shops that magically fill vacant storefronts and disappear just as swiftly upon the conclusion of the Day of the Dead. You can always recognize these shops by their bright orange […]

Car Vs. Market Tuesday afternoon



Tuesday afternoon customers at Jimbo’s were startled when an elderly woman driving a sedan blasted through the front door and into the produce department. The driver was OK, just shaken up and no one was in her path. The crash took out the customer service counter and pushed the apple bin back several feet.

Jason Cestaro, don’t call your office:

The general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Escondido explains his recipe for success

Jason Cestaro, the ebullient, boyish general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Escondido, has a luxurious, spacious office — but he doesn’t spend much time in it. Instead, he is constantly on the move of the floor of this large car dealership that recently won the 2015 Mercedes-Benz “Best of the Best” Dealer Recognition Award and just a few weeks ago copped […]

Chili’s helps support the Elks National Foundation



Elks Lodges, working in conjunc­tion with Chili’s Restaurants in San Diego County, are sponsoring a fun­draiser for the Elks National Founda­tion October 10 and 11, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.. With each event flyer presented at the time of purchase, Chili’s will do­nate 15% of their event day sales back to the Elks National Foundation. Taking the lead in […]

DUI Enforcement Results



On Friday night, October 7th, officers from the Escondido Police Department participated in a DUI Saturation Patrol. Following are other results from this event:        23 traffic stops        6 Field Sobriety Tests        1 driver was arrested for DUI alcohol,        1 driver was arrested for DUI alcohol/drug combo. Drugs were found on his person.*        1 Passenger was cited […]

On the Menu

Filipino Pork Adobo

I am always looking for dinner inspirations. Something out of the usual that I can add as a regular in my meal rotations. Various cultures have such different flavors that do not always have to be difficult. Easy is good! One of my incredible coworkers Jasmin, brought up Filipino Pork Adobo. The way she described it sounded easy and delicious. […]

ECHS History Night to Explore the Historical Influence of Sports



ESCONDIDO – Escondido Charter High School will host its fourth “History Night” on Thursday, October 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on its main campus located at 1868 East Valley Parkway. The title of this year’s event is “Sports in History: How the Games We Love Shaped Our World.” ECHS hosted its first History Night in October 2012.  Approximately 700 […]

Times-Advocate Shorts



Kids get to visit museums for free in October This year marks the sixth annual San Diego Museum Council’s Kids Free in October. For the entire month of October, children ages 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at more than 40 museums. Download the coupon and use it to explore museums. Remember, you need […]

Pet of the Week



Name: KaiAge: 1 year oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: Dutch mixID #: 219852Adoption Fee: $25 Kai, a 1-year-old Dutch mix rabbit, is looking for a new best friend. He was found as a stray and brought to our care by a Good Samaritan. Since then, he has proven to be a very social, active bunny. He loves to hop around a safe […]


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