2016-12-08 E-Edition

Lake Dixon Trout Derby break records

Reprinted courtesy of San Diego Reader. December 2 was opening day for Dixon Lake’s 38th annual Trout Derby. With 6,000 pounds of Nebraska Tailwalker rainbows stocked earlier in the week, derby and lake records were broken over the three-day event. Four hours into the derby, “It’s a good day when ten and twelve pounders are being knocked off the leader […]

Trout season begins Saturday at Lake Wohlford

The beginning of trout season will be Saturday, December 10 at Lake Wohlford. There are 6,000 lbs. of Nebraska Tail-Walkers scheduled to be stocked for Saturday’s opener. There have been two small trout plants already made by the Department of Fish and Wildlife making this the earliest the lake has had trout in years. After Saturday’s opener the lake will […]

Watch out for that ‘fake news’


“You don’t know what you’re talking about.” “No, I’m right.” “All right, let’s look it up.” Before long, in the quest to answer the important questions, such as “What is the origin of the term: OK?” or “How many million votes more than a majority did Hillary Clinton get in the election?” or deep philosophical inquiries such as “Does the […]


GANG RELATED SHOOTING — On November 21 at 11:30 p.m., police communications received numerous 911 calls of gunshots fired in the area of 4th Avenue and Orange Street. Witnesses stated they saw a gray pickup speeding away from the area. Moments later, an officer located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle did not yield and continued to drive, […]

The new session is beginning

~ Guest Opinion

The new legislative session begins December 5, when 80 newly elected and returning Assembly-members are sworn in at the State Capitol. During this ceremonial event, the Secretary of State presents a “Certificate of Election,” stating that all members have been duly elected, and members rise to take the oath, in which we swear to “support and defend the Constitution of […]

Saying farewell to Escondido

‘Setting the record straight’

Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of anything for which to thank the Lord on a wretched day like this.” Much to his surprise, […]


A good book is like a fine wine

When I was asked to write this column, I assume it was because of my affiliation with the former Daily Times-Advocate, from which this weekly took its name. I opted to call it “Escondido Reflections,” and decided at the outset to “reflect” on what it was like at the old Times-Advocate during my 27 years of affiliation. So, most of […]

Local pastor to pull up stakes and move to Wisconsin

The Bartelme family, the pastoral family of Escondido’s Sanctuary Church, is moving to West Allis, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Asked why they were moving, Pastor Paul Bartelme told the Times-Advocate, “We have family in the area and an offer to pastor a new church as well. Since the music lesson business and the current church we pastor here has […]

Fire Safe Council hosts firefighters at 10th annual Appreciation Dinner

The Deer Springs Fire Safe Council treated more than three dozen firefighters from the Deer Springs Fire District and the San Marcos Fire Department to a barbecue dinner to show appreciation for their lifesaving services. The event, held last month, was hosted by Lawrence Welk Resorts, whose chefs treated the firefighters to a menu of barbecued steak and chicken, vegetables, […]