Times-Advocate Shorts

Unveiling of sign at Kit Carson Park The official unveiling of “A Chimney in the Park” Interpretive Sign will be held at Kit Carson Park on Friday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at the flagpole at the entrance to the Skate Park. The Escondido History Center and the City of Escondido have collaborated to raise awareness as well as to […]

Escondido City Manager Announces Resignation

Escondido City Manager Graham Mitchell informed the City Council today of his plans to resign no later than December 31, 2016 due to personal reasons.  Mr. Mitchell has been the City Manager in Escondido since December 2015 following the retirement of Clay Phillips.  Prior to that he was Assistant City Manager from June to December 2015.  He previously was City […]

Library teen Book Club Discusses ‘The Devil You Know’ by Trish Doller

Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for teens ages 14–18, meets on Saturday, November 12, in the Turrentine Room from noon to 1:30 p.m. “The Devil You Know,” by Trish Doller, is the selected title and copies are available for checkout at the Library’s Information Desk or can be reserved using the Library’s online catalog at library.escondido.org. Students at […]

Candidate answers critics who accuse him of exaggerating his experience

Accused of exaggerating his role as a volunteer at the City Treasurer’s office, Doug Shultz, who is running to replace longtime incumbent Ken Hugins, has put out two statements clarifying what his job as a volunteer was for the city treasurer. On his website Shultz has posted the following: Official Statement about “Volunteering as Assistant City Treasurer “When Doug Shultz […]

Pet of the Week

Name: CleoAge: 6 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Labrador/RhodesianRidgeback mixID #: 222013Adoption Fee: $95 Cleo, a 6-year-old Labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix is an absolute beauty, inside and out. She loves snuggling with her volunteers, going for long walks and exploring our play yard. She previously lived with cats and another dog and because of her sweet-as-pie personality, we think she would also […]


Treasurer candidates may team tag Shultz

There are a lot of political tidbits flying fast and heavy and I don’t have time to write stories about all of them. So I’m going to dump as many of them as possible in this “for election junkies only” column. Here you will find the latest on the local elections that might interest you, and ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about Trump […]


The “Police Blotter” is taken from the Escondido Police Department website. JUMPER AT HIGHWAY — On October 2 at about 11:48 a.m., officers responded to the Via Rancho Pkwy. overpass at I-15 regarding a male who appeared ready to jump onto the northbound lanes of the freeway. Units arrived and found the male hanging on to the fence directly over the […]

“Something Inside is Broken”

~ Review The first-ever Native American rock opera concludes a two-week Western US tour at California Center for the Arts Escondido

“Something Inside Is Broken,” a Native American rock opera sponsored in part by the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, recently concluded its premier Western state tour at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. The brainchild of creator and Indian rights activist Alan Wallace, it tells a side of California history that is omitted from the standard history books: the […]