2016-11-17 E-Edition

Crusaders on the verge of consecutive CIF championships

The Calvin Christian football team is right there, just one final step away from something quite significant. Clearly, history is beckoning. Should it run the table and defeat Foothills Christian (El Cajon) in tomorrow night’s Division VI finals to be played at Mission Bay High School, then the Crusaders (9-0) will have created for themselves an undeniable place in prep […]

“Trolls”: kiddie stuff with some rewards for adults

Of all the surefire blockbusters of 2016, “Trolls” was probably the one I was dreading the most. If you’re a parent whose kids are this film’s target audience, you’ve probably been dreading it too. This is a film designed to revive an annoyingly cute toy line that we all thought we had left in the past. And the early trailers […]

TA to give some awards this year

Dos Equis celebrates the Most Interesting Man in the World; the Nobel Committee awards the Peace Prize; Football has the Heisman Trophy and People hands out the Sexiest Man Alive. In between there are the Academy Awards and the Pulitzer Prize. Not to be outdone, the Times-Advocate will bestow the first ever Newsmaker of the Year award for 2016 shortly […]


YOUTH TRIES TO STICK UP BANK — On October 29 at about 11:51 a.m., the branch manager of the US Bank, located at 2369 E. Valley Pkwy., called police to report an attempted robbery. The manager reported a 15-yearold boy had entered the bank waiving a box cutter around and yelled, “This is a stick up.” The juvenile fled the scene […]

Preventing drug addiction and abuse

We can all agree about the importance of keeping kids away from illegal drugs. During October, I again participated in Red Ribbon Week, a campaign that seeks to mobilize communities and to educate millions of children nationwide about the dangers posed by illicit drug use. Since the Red Ribbon campaign began in the late 1980s, millions of students have benefited […]

‘Setting the record straight’

The Apostle Paul, possessed by the Holy Spirit, wrote a letter to the Colossian believers. In the letter were the following words, “For by Him (Jesus) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him…” – Col […]

County to examine Yellow Dot program

The Yellow Dot program is a public safety tool that saves lives. On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to investigate the potential and cost of launching the program in San Diego County. The Yellow Dot program provides first responders with information critical to treating a person who is found incoherent or unresponsive following an automobile accident or medical […]

Chargers Blood Drive will happen November 22: You never know when you’ll need blood

One of the San Diego Blood Bank’s biggest events of the year is scheduled on Tuesday, November 22 at the Town & Country Hotel in Mission Valley. Thousands of people are expected for the “Chargers Blood Drive 38,” the 38th year of this lifesaving event. The event contributes to the Blood Bank’s support of 100,000 patients annually including Escondido residents. […]

The Last of the Patuxets: a Thanksgiving story

~ Guest Opinion

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has underscored the deep divisions between Americans, with much hatred spewing back and forth. As we approach this Thanksgiving season, it seems appropriate to recall a little-known tale from American history, where love and forgiveness overcame injustice. It is the true story of a man who knew both deep […]

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