2016-10-27 E-Edition

Mike Morasco wants to stay the course on city council

~ Election 2016

Mike Morasco, a tireless booster of Escondido’s businesses, bullish on growth as much as a balanced budget, seeks reelection to the city council in District 4. His opponent is Ingrid Rainey. Morasco has served for six years on the council. He was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Sam Abed’s election as mayor six years ago; ran for reelection […]

‘Setting the record straight’

Singing, “Don’t worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh! Every little thing gonna be all right. Don’t worry!” … Singing sweet song of melodies pure and true, saying, “This is my message to you-ou-ou.” Meditating on this whimsical song by Bob Marley makes for a nice reprieve from the hand-wringing that is so prevalent these days. Oh, we […]

Escondido Shines encourages all: ‘serve, salute and celebrate’

PART 1 OF 2 PARTS It’s a bright yellow plastic bag bigger than a grocery bag, but smaller than your typical trash bag. It’s a well-traveled bag — at least within the confines of the Hidden Valley. It’s a bag whose highest purpose is community service. It’s the Escondido Shines bag. A patent attorney for many years, with several patents […]

Local church provides positive impact for city

You may remember that the Times-Advocate covered a community volunteer day back on October 8; but what you may not know is that the West Side of Escondido was not the only place getting cleaned up. Which brings us to Emmanuel Faith Community Church. So what does a church have to do with cleaning up Escondido? The TA recently sat […]



Editor, Times-Advocate: Great job! There are too many features to name one or two – We enjoyed it all – Better than the Union. Distributing through grocery stores is a perfect idea. Thanks for your hard work. MRS. STEPHEN DUDLEY SMITH,Escondido * * *


Escondido Entertainment/Events Thursday, October 27th - Wednesday, November 2nd

Thursday October 27 Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee andTeaCheck out Open Mic Night at Kettle everyThursday. Bring your original talent (nocovers) to Kettle!6:00 – 8:30 p.m.Signups at 5:30 p.m.Kettle Coffee and Tea, 119 E. Grand Avenue Friday October 28 Pride & Prejudice The Grand Tea Room is happy to announce once again they have partnered with the 413 Project […]


Why a countywide vote?

Is it fair to go up against somebody with one hand tied behind your back? Both hands tied behind your back? Talk about fair! That’s how those Valley Center-area residents must feel about the deep-pocket, money-bags developer who wants to develop the proposed Lilac Hills Ranch. It’s an unfair fight. It’s all about Measure B on the November 8 General […]

Rosemary Irene Dryden Sams, 96, was longtime Escondido resident

Rosemary “Rosie” Sams, age 96, of Yreka, died October 12, 2016, in Ashland, Oregon, with family at her side. Mrs. Sams was born on May 29, 1920, in Escondido, California to Verner and Ethel Dryden. She attended schools in Deputy, Indiana and Escondido. She met Ed Sams in May of 1939, and they were married on April 7, 1940 in […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Poets INC Literary Series Nov. 6 POETS, INC (Inland North County) and the Escondido Arts Partnership will host a free monthly Literary Series Sunday, November 6, 1–3 p.m. Reception is at 12:30 p.m., with light refreshments. Open mic reading begins at 1 p.m. The program, entitled “Voices of Dissent: protest poetry, then and now,” is a fun look at past […]