2017-01-05 E-Edition

Escondido Public Library presents New Year, New Finances!

Escondido Public Library, in collaboration with Operation Hope in Escondido, will host a credit and money management workshop on Tuesday, January 24, from 6– 7:30 p.m. in the Library’s Turrentine Room. Learn the basics of creating a budget, how to understand your credit report and what you can do to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating, and […]

Top 10 Films of 2016

Who says everything from 2016 has to be bad? There were plenty of bright spots this year, at least in terms of movies. It’s true that I missed out on some successes, both commercial (“Central Intelligence,” “Bad Moms”) and critical (“Miss Sloane,” “Paterson”), but I think I’ve seen a decent-enough cross-section to make some informed decisions. And of course, if […]

Cuba and Beyond: An American visits the formerly forbidden island


The mystery of Cuba began to fascinate me when I was pregnant with my first child during a cruise sailing between the Cayman Islands and Jamaica. The captain announced that if we looked starboard, we would see what seemed to me a dark, forbidden land rising from the sea. Would I ever be able to set foot in this communist […]

On the Menu

Pancetta, Mozzarella and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce

I love to cook for family and friends! This year, I had the blessing of being able to cook for my wonderful Valley Roadrunner and Escondido Times Advocate friends. The theme was Family Italian night. On the Menu was Spaghetti and Meatballs, Caprese Salad, Charcuterie board filled with delicious meats and cheeses and Pancetta, Mozzarella and Ricotta stuffed shells. I […]

Pet of the Week

Name: DandyAge: 6 years oldGender: Neutered maleBreed: Labrador RetrieverID #: 190301Adoption Fee: $95 Dandy, a 6-year-old Labrador Retriever, is looking for a new best friend. He’s a very sweet boy but a bit shy at first, and would love a home where he can stretch out in the sun and enjoy a nice comfy bed while spending time with his […]

Escondido Police Cadet Recruitment

he Escondido Police Department and Explorer Post 2600 is currently recruiting for the position of Police Cadet. This is a volunteer position which is dedicated to teaching young men and women about law enforcement and a potential career in that field. Escondido Police Cadets participate in community events, provide traffic control, ride along as an observer with police officers, assist […]

Survivors seek forever homes!

Once again the Hawthorne’s rescued another litter of kittens! This time from a trash can, how they got there nobody knows! The kittens were immediately taken to A Cat’s View Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Nancy Matthews examined them and they were all ok. They were given a bath, nail trims, vaccines, spayed and neutered, and given all of their health care. […]

Dorothy Berkey, 96, was Escondido resident

Dorothy Evelyn Berkey of Escondido died December 29, 2016. She was 96.  Dorothy Evelyn Berkey was born November 26, 1920 in Iowa. She was the daughter of William & Evelyn Weldon and eldest of 13 kids. Mrs. Berkey was the mother of 7 children, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother and aunt. Her pasttimes were gardening, playing cards and shopping. Mrs. Berkey […]

Several developments on tap in 2017

The Escondido planning department is currently processing several developments that could come to fruition in this New Year. Repurposing old police H.Q. Escondido Gateway (Developer: Greg Waite, Integral Communities). This project is a mixed-use development involving 126 residential units within three, 4-5 story buildings with indoor and outdoor recreational areas and an opportunity for a small (1,000 sq. ft.) commercial/ […]