Chocolate Festival Feb. 11

Just in time for Valentines Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Escondido Downtown Business Association is bringing back For the Love of Chocolate, the Escondido Chocolate Festival to Escondido’s Historic Downtown on Saturday, February 11, 1– 5 p.m. Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown for the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Stroll through Downtown Escondido to […]

OGHS continues their undefeated record with last minute score

Even immense amounts of rainfall couldn’t keep these fighters from clinching another successful game last Thursday at San Pasqual. Amidst the falling sheets, Orange Glen’s varsity soccer team demonstrated their gusto and durability. In a textbook edge-of-your seat game (and not just because you didn’t want to sit in a puddle) the boys at San Pasqual and Orange Glen resolved […]

Get your taste buds ready for Dine Out Escondido next week

Diversity of impacts on your taste buds and diversity of cuisines is the name of the game for the annual ‘Dine Out Escondido’ which arrives next week, just in time to shatter any New Year’s resolutions having to do with losing weight or even maintaining weight. The city’s tourism organization, ‘Visit Escondido,’ will once again sponsor Dine Out Escondido Restaurant […]

High School Hoop Rundown

Calvin Christian (5-10 overall, 1-1 in league) – It wasn’t a productive week for the Crusaders as they dropped games to Tri-City Christian and Guajome Park Academy. CC has now lost four of its last five. In the 47-36 setback to the Eagles, Joshua Bakker helped keep his side reasonably close with a solid all-around effort that featured 17 points, […]

Adobe home tour to benefit History Center

The 6TH annual Adobe Home Tour March 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will benefit the Escondido History Center. Mexican Colonial hacienda accents… reclaimed wood ceiling beams… cooling outdoor courtyards and breezeways… lush, low-water gardens… stone, brick and kiva-style fireplaces… Many of the features of California’s oldest ranchos and haciendas are in high demand today, including handmade adobe bricks, […]


The police blotter comes from the Escondido Police Department website. We provide the headlines. ATTACK WITH A CROWBAR — On January 1, a man called 911 to say that a family member had just tried to strike him with a tire iron, or similar metal rod, and also threatened to shoot the caller (although no firearm was seen). He was last […]


SUPPORTING THE TRANSFORMATION OF SANTA FROM A PROMOTER OF ILLNESS, TO AN ENDORSER OF WELLNESS Editor, Times Advocate: I know that is a long title, but that is what Sustainable Santa and the REAL Santas United are trying to do – break the mold of the fat guy in the Coca-Cola colored outfit, successfully promoted by Coke since 1931, back […]

Jim McFarland, 56, who owned MechTech Motorsports for 25 years, fought 3-year battle with ALS

Jim McFarland, 56, passed away at his home in Valley Center, on December 31. Mr. McFarland fought a difficult, three-year battle with ALS (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease) and inspired everyone with his faith, hope, and strength along the way. He is not defined by how he died, but rather, how he lived. He was an exemplary athlete, and regularly competed […]


The last Trump

For many, the election of the 45th president of the United States takes on the same significance as the Last Days, with the Sun turning to blood thrown in just for good measure. When you reach the point in your life that the election of someone from the other party provokes you into suicidal thoughts or advocating a violent coup, […]

Sharon Lynn Hill

was 32-year Escondido resident and a passionate quilter

The children of Sharon Lynn Hill, a 32-year resident of Escondido who died December 26, 2016 at 7:46 a.m. with her loving offspring by her side, say “there better be quilting in Heaven.” This beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and best friend succumbed to a very hard fought battle with Lung Cancer. She was not yet ready to stop fighting, […]