2016-11-03 E-Edition

It’s eight straight as Jags get by gritty Escondido 28-21

In an entertaining and intense game played Friday night on Escondido’s Chick Embrey Field, both the Valley Center Jaguars and the host Cougars proved something. For the Jags, they once again demonstrated that, no matter what the circumstances, they simply know how to win football games. In the case of the Cougs, they showed themselves to be a plucky and […]

Election time

Spicy city elections keep everyone awake at night (well maybe not)

It’s about a week from election day, which means that it’s time to play “How much can I slime my opponent?” with the expectation there won’t be enough time to answer the accusation. Most people are probably not following this stuff, but for you aficionados of innuendo, here’s the latest. Opponents of incumbent Mike Morasco (but NOT his opponent for […]

Local high school football scoreboard

Calvin Christian – Coming off a bye week, the 7-0 Crusaders look to complete a perfect regular season when they hit the road to take on Calvary Christian Academy. With a prolific offense that is averaging 49 points a game, the Crusaders should be more than a handful for the 3-6 Royal Knights. Two-way stars Matt Lafler and Wes Salzman […]

History buffs celebrate new Kit Carson Park interpretive sign

For many years a stately adobe in what is now Kit Carson Park was a landmark in what was then the small town of Escondido. In time the adobe was abandoned, and eventually all that was left was a chimney. Today what remains is a monument of stones from that chimney at the base of the park’s flagpole. On Friday […]

Evelyn Leona Ratzlaff Plett, 97, was longtime Escondido resident

Evelyn Plett, a member of the greatest generation, was born on Feb. 21, 1919, near the Little Arkansas River in Kansas. She died peacefully in her home on October 25, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was the fourth of five children born to Kathryn and Henry Ratzlaff, devout Mennonites. As an infant she fell victim to the swine […]

Escondido Shines encourages all: ’Serve, Salute and Celebrate’

PART 2 OF 2 PARTS This is the second part in a series about Escondido Shines and its founder Vaughn North, who came to Escondido a few years ago with an idea for building up the hometown pride of the city. He helped to spark interest in an organization that covers four broad categories (this can all be found on […]

Winona Cataline 1918 – 2016, was longtime Escondido resident

Nova Winona Thomas Cataline, age 97, of Centerfield, died October 27, 2016 in Centerfield, Utah. She was born December 14, 1918 in Solmervell County, Texas a daughter of John C. and Bessie Bedwell Thomas. She graduated from Calipatria Union High School, Class of 1936. She married Eugene Cyrus Major, August 14, 1938 in Yuma, Arizona. They were later divorced. She […]

Yes on A falsely claims “Fire Chiefs Say Yes” Supporters of 1/2 cent sales tax wrongly advertise it as preventing wildfires

Some supporters are posting signs around Escondido and other North County and backcountry communities that claim that the 1/2 sales tax proposed by SANDAG, Measure A, will help prevent wildfires. The signs read “Fire Chiefs Say Yes on A to Prevent Wildfires.” The Times-Advocate spoke to Don Butz, current president of the San Diego County Fire Chief’s Association, who confirmed […]

‘Setting the record straight’

As of the print-date of this paper, we have 21 days until Thanksgiving! (Pause and allow heart-rate to go back down to normal.) Since this is the time of year that our lives start to get really busy – as if we weren’t busy enough – I thought it fitting to encourage us all to be in a state of […]