2017-02-02

2017-02-02 E-Edition

Escondido Chocolate Festival will take place on Maple Plaza

Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to the Downtown Business Association’s “For the Love of Chocolate Festival” on February 11. Enjoy the best of downtown’s shops and spas while sampling locally brewed beer and wines, paired with San Diego’s finest chocolates from 1-5 p.m. The Perfect Pairing price is $35 when purchased by 5 p.m. on February 10 […]

My favorite places in inland North County: Savoy Doughnuts


Many doughnut lovers out there probably don’t even know it exists, but Savoy Doughnuts has been in the same location about twenty years. They are located in West Escondido, behind 7-Eleven and Pieology and across Auto Parkway from Bevmo. The address is 1340 W. Valley Pkwy. Dan and Cindy have owned and operated Savoy since 2006, and you won’t find […]

Ribbon Cutting

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at its annual Open House for EXP Realty, which is an association of local Realtors. Shown are Carolyn Logan-EXP Realty, Tom Stamos-Escondido Realty, Lori Cagle-EXP Realty and Rorie Johnston, CEO of the Chamber. See more Chamber open house pictures inside on page 2.

Patio Playhouse to premiere “Beau Jest” by James Sherman Feb. 17

What happens when you combine a sweet, young Jewish teacher, her WASP boyfriend, a little white lie, a set of parents eager to see their little girl happily married, and a hired escort who has to fall into the role of a Jewish doctor without notice? You guessed it; a three-act evening of laughs! “Beau Jest,” the newest Patio Playhouse […]

Chamber invites the neighbors in

January 11 the Escondido Chamber of Commerce held its annual Open House.

Waldron names Jimbo’s Naturally her Business of the Month



Through my Business of the Month program, I seek to encourage local small businesses that support and enhance the quality of life in the beautiful 75th Assembly District. This month I would like to salute Jimbo’s…Naturally! a San Diego company that goes out of its way to enhance the local community and improve our quality of life. Jimbo’s…Naturally!, which quickly […]

CAL FIRE thins brush, widens trails on Merriam Mountains


CAL FIRE crews have added an extra layer of protection by slashing through brush to improve five miles of truck trails and reduce the fire hazard on Merriam Mountains. The mountains are overgrown with thick stands of old-growth chaparral that have not burned in decades. Recent fires that sparked along the Interstate 15 at the base of the mountains spread […]

Real Estate Pulse


I would like to thank Editor Dave Ross for inviting me to write this weekly Real Estate Column for the Times Advocate. Regarding my current real estate philosophy; I would like to start off with one of my earliest experiences in Real Estate when I first got hired by McMillin Real Estate aka Hanson Real Estate on Escondido Boulevard about […]

Arrest made in 2002 Escondido homicide

A man who allegedly stabbed a man to death in a bar fight in 2002 has been arrested for the crime. On September 10, 2002 at Dee’s Sports Tavern, 426 N. Rose Street, Hector Mendieta (who was 21 at the time) and Bartolo Velador (who was then 36) were in a physical altercation. During the fight, Mendieta stabbed Velador and […]


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