2016-12-22 E-Edition


ATTEMPTED ROBBERY — On December 4 at about 8:35 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the Chevron gas station at 215 E. Via Rancho Pkwy. The suspect was described as a white male, about 20-30 years old, 5’6” tall, black hair, wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants, and a blue bandana over the lower half of his face. The suspect approached the […]

Consuelo “Connie” Lopez, 89, Escondido resident

Consuelo, Villalpando, Lopez, a longtime resident of Porterville, California passed on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 89. Mrs. Lopez had been living in Escondido California for the past 11 years. She was born February 26, 1927, in Sonora, Arizona, to Cesario & Juanita Villalpando. Mrs. Lopez came to Porterville from Escondido, California with her husband Pete Diaz […]

Death Notices

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name – Susan M. Van Bergen 12/27/1952 – 12/07/2016 Res. Escondido, CA CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Name – Robert Henry Morgan 5/24/1919 – 12/17/2016 age – 97 Residence – Escondido, CA Veteran CaliforniaFuneralAlternatives.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Pet of the Week

Name: ZeusAge: 5 years oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: American Pit BullTerrier mixID #: 223239Adoption Fee: $95 Zeus, a 5-year- old American Pit Bull Terrier mix, is looking for a new best friend. He’s athletic, smart and loves everyone he meets. Zeus would love a new family who can offer him a more structured life. He’s a high-energy dog, bursting with enthusiasm […]

Laptop Snapshots: From where I stand

From where I stand: The North County in general and the city of Escondido in particular need to really start getting behind one of their own in the San Diego Sabers hockey team. I suppose that on balance, the attendance and reception that this team has received has been adequate but this is a franchise deserving of much greater and […]

We accept submissions

This is the age of the “citizen journalist” and in that spirit the Escondido Times-Advocate gratefully accepts submissions to this community newspaper. And that’s where you come in. Everyone is a reporter for the Times- Advocate. So, if you know someone who is having a significant birthday (like turning 90 or 100), anniversary, graduation, wedding etc., please send us the […]

Let’s learn from the many stories Escondido has to tell

Some years ago, I read a book called The Girl with the White Flag by Tomiko Higa. It is the autobiography of a five-year-old Okinawan girl who, in April of 1945, becomes separated from her family during the Battle for Okinawa. After reading this book, it occurred to me that I had never asked my Okinawan mother-in-law about her own […]

EPD processes 1,347 cars through DUI checkpoint Saturday

On Saturday, December 17, the Escondido Police Department conducted a DUI Sobriety / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the area of Valley Parkway and Juniper Street. According to Lt. Mike Kearney of the EPD, checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. […]

On the Menu

Paleo Enchilada Bake

High protein, low carb diets are all the rage. I try to make meals that everyone can try. Who knows? You might like the low carb version more! I love Mexican food but I find sometimes that the grease and tortillas do not make my stomach happy. Here is a way to enjoy those delicious flavors without the guilt! Oh, […]