Ben Rosario Giordano, 90, longtime Escondido resident

Ben Rosario Giordano, 90, native of Kenner, Louisiana, died on October 1, 2016. A longtime resident of Escondido he was a retired Master Sergeant of the US Marine Corps. A WWII veteran serving in the Fourth Division he survived Marshall Islands and Saipan. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II […]

Area Republicans to welcome speaker on Election Integrity Project

Ruth Weiss – with Election Integrity Project (EIP) – will be The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) guest speaker for TERC’s lunchtime meeting on Monday, October 17th. Weiss is the San Diego County Coordinator and statewide Director of Education and Training for Election Integrity Project. She works with other volunteers statewide who believe that “…our Republic is a miraculous gift from […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events Thursday, October 13th - Tuesday, October 18th

Thursday October 13 Business After Five Networking EventA social networking event gives youthe chance to visit a host business, introduce yourself to other EscondidoChamber members, exchange businesscards, make new business contacts, wina door prize and enjoy a cocktail andhors d’oeuvres. RSVP required at escondidochamber.org.5:00 – 7:00 p.m.Escondido Equestrian Center26002 Bear Valley Heights Road Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and […]

Art Association to host student art show in November

The Escondido Art Association will host an Adult Student Art Show during the month of November at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido. This is an opportunity for artists of all ages who take classes to show their artwork and participate in the monthly competition on equal terms with members of the EAA. A call to artists […]

Sampling the new fall menu at Bellamy’s: where farm to table means something

Bellamy’s on Grand Avenue just released their fall menu, and last week I tried some offerings. It was one of the most memorable meals I’ve had in years. The fall menu is served Monday- Saturday. It continues the philosophy of Chef Patrick Ponsaty, who keeps his hand in even though he recently opened Ponsaty’s in Rancho Santa Fe. Bellamy’s offers […]

On the Menu

Cauliflower Cheddar Bake

I love cauliflower. I love cheese. I love bacon. These are incredible alone and amazing together. Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable. From cauliflower mash, to cauliflower pizza crust, this veggie is such a great base for a flavorful meal or side dish. Cauliflower Cheddar Bake can be just that. A main dish as a casserole or a side dish […]

No Press Conference at City Hall Today

No press conference to publicly confront a treasurer candidate about his claims to have been “volunteer assistant treasurer” will happen Wednesday afternoon on the City Hall steps, after all. The Times-Advocate had gotten an anonymous tip that such a press conference was planned, and might be attended by one, two or three candidates—but the tip turned out to be false. […]


The Veterans Corner is a monthly column prepared by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 for The Times-Advocate. Wall of courage- sign of character On the first Saturday morning of every month, a group of veterans and friends gathers to clean the Wall of Courage in Escondido’s Grape Day Park. The unassuming memorial, consisting of three walls and […]

Pet of the Week

Name: AmazonAge: 7 months oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: Border Collie/Labrador mixID #: 217573Adoption Fee: $95 Amazon, a 7-month-old Border Collie/ Labrador mix, is just bursting with love and enthusiasm to share with his new family. This handsome boy is a whiz with his trainers – some may even call him a genius but we don’t want him to get a big […]

City to host Wellness Expo Saturday

The City of Escondido’s Senior Center will host the 10th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” the Community Wellness Expo will provide valuable health/wellness information and resources. This free community expo is open to all older adults and their families and […]