2017-01-12 E-Edition

Thanks to a great newspaperman

Last week Ron Kenney, formerly the long time editor of the Daily Times Advocate, which ended its life in 1995, wrote me to say that he had written his last column. He noted that he is now 85 and that the issues associated with aging make it more and more difficult for him to write. So, we bid a sad […]

Esco grapplers take it to the mat and down VC 44-27

In a performance that demonstrated its technical skill, toughness and want-to, the Escondido High wrestling team established a sizeable advantage midway through last Thursday’s night match against host Valley Center and though challenged late, eventually secured a solid 44-27 victory in the Valley League opener for both squads. The rugged Cougars parlayed five pins, a technical fall and a decision […]

As baby names go, Noah floats their boat

By JOSÉ A. ÁLVAREZ, County of San Diego Communications Office Jan. 5, 2017 | 8:30 AM Noah was the most popular male baby name in San Diego County for the second year in a row. Oliver and David toddled out of the top 10 boy names in 2016, being replaced by Mateo and James. On the girls’ side, the top […]

Late hoop helps Patriots avoid upset, eke out 58-57 win

Early in the fourth period of Orange Glen’s recent home contest against Sage Creek, the Patriots were up 48-38 and seemed to have things reasonably in hand. But give the visiting Bobcats credit. Throughout the game, no matter what the circumstance or the score, they continued to soldier on and brought persistent effort. And that perseverance was eventually rewarded. SC […]

California’s Capitol; A State Treasure

~ Guest Opinion

Working in the Capitol building is a wonderful privilege. The building is much more than just a seat of government; it’s a living museum of California history. California’s state capital was permanently moved to Sacramento in 1854, after temporarily locating in other cities including Vallejo, San Jose and Benicia. The current capitol building was completed between 1860 and 1874. Minor […]

EAA’s basketball girls bring true passion to the court

It is almost impossible to find a more welcoming or more committed group of athletes than the Escondido Adventist Academy girls basketball team. Full of passionate and hardworking athletes, this team is confident, encouraging, and extremely positive. In addition to having some of the most uplifting personalities, these girls also exhibit a wide range of talents and skills, evident by […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

Volunteers needed The City of Escondido is recruiting volunteers to serve on various Boards or Commissions. Applications are being accepted for the following: -Building Advisory and Appeals Board -Youth Member to serve a One- Year Term on the Community Services Commission -Library Board of Trustees -Personnel Board of Review -Planning Commission -Public Art Commission For information on qualifications and an […]


The police blotter comes from the Escondido Police Department website. We provide the headlines. BURGLARY AT CHICK-FIL-A—On December 25 at approximately 5:34 a.m., units were dispatched to an alarm at the Chick-fil-A. The units located a smashed glass door. It was later determined that three unknown suspects entered the building and forced entry into a safe in the back room. […]

Escondido Republicans to meet Jan. 16

Edward Grangetto will be The Escondido Republican Club’s (TERC) guest speaker for their monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, January 16. The title of his presentation is “Tapped Out – A Novel Approach to a Sustainable Water Resource.” Grangetto is the co-founder – along with John Burr – of the Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation (EGAP) and advancing the new sustainable […]