2016-11-24 E-Edition

Five no hitters in a row EsoteRick

~ Guest Opinion

What Donald Trump accomplished is going down in history as a phenomenon. It is so over the top when you look at the odds, the opposition and the energy it took a 70-year-old man to do what NO ONE thought possible. I would compare it to pitching five major league no hitters, no, five complete game no hitters, in a […]


Escondido Entertainment/Events Thursday, November 24th - Tuesday, November 29th

Thursday November 24 Open Mic Night at Kettle Coffee and Tea5:30 pm – 8:30 pm119 East Grand Avenue Escondido, CA92025 Welk Resorts San Diego8860 Lawrence Welk Dr Escondido 92025.1 & 8 PMThe legendary Plaids come back to Earth tospread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages. FOREVER PLAID:PLAID TIDINGS is a brand-new show thatoffers the best of […]

Member of Mass. tribe takes issue with version of Thanksgiving story

~ Guest Opinion

In response to your guest opinion column “The Last of the Patuxets: A Thanksgiving Story” I am compelled to ask the author to please acknowledge that his account is pure fantasy. I can appreciate that Robert Alan Ward attempts to tell the critical backstory of the arrival of the Mayflower and founding of Plymouth colony, but by layering fiction over […]

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should have been a book first. Yes, I know it was, sort of. A fake “Harry Potter”- themed textbook about magical creatures came out in 2001, written by “Newt Scamander” (actually J.K. Rowling). Now we’re getting a five-part movie series about Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and how he came to write the book, […]


CONCERNS ARISE ABOUT DOWNTOWN DESALINATION PLANT Editor, Times-Advocate: Escondido Mayor Abed held a Town Hall Meeting during April 2016, when a Neighborhood Group president and neighbors expressed opposition to City’s newest location for proposed construction/operation of a Membrane Filtration/ Reverse Osmosis (MFRO) facility to distribute desalinated water to agricultural growers. Audience questions generated responses from Chris McKinney (Utilities Director), and […]

Escondido Public Library’s Holiday Food for Fines program begins

Escondido Public Library’s annual Holiday Food for Fines Program runs Monday, November 28 through Saturday, December 31. The program provides library patrons with the opportunity to clear up to $20 in fines from their account. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Community Services in Escondido which distributes the food to families in need throughout the North County area. Non-perishable, nutritious, pre-packaged items such […]


A tale of three newspapers

During my 40-plus years in the newspaper profession, I worked for three different papers: a small (and later, medium-size) daily, the former “Escondido Times-Advocate:” a brand-new, but ill-fated weekly, “The Reporter;” and a large daily, the “San Diego Union¬-Tribune.” The job on any newspaper regardless of size is essentially the same, but what a world of difference in the workplace. […]

Elizabeth Hospice helps honor veterans at Cypress Court Escondido

Elizabeth Hospice Chaplain Frederick Johnson, USAF veteran, officiated at a veteran pinning ceremony to recognize and thank more than 40 veterans who live at Cypress Court for Veterans Day. The veterans served during WWII, Korea and peacetime. Navy and Marine active duty military personnel participated in the recognition ceremony. Active duty volunteers presented each veteran with a certificate of appreciation […]

Palomar Health offering free flu shots

Palomar Health is offering free flu shots to age nine and older in all its community clinics throughout Inland North County San Diego from December 2 through January 12. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (www.cdc.gov) recommends a new flu vaccine to protect against the upcoming strains of influenza. The 2016 – 2017 flu vaccine will protect against […]