2017-02-09 E-Edition

Escondido CERT Academy to hold spring training

Escondido Fire will be holding their Spring CERT academy on March 4, 5 and 11. The CERT academy is open and free to all Escondido Residents. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is a joint effort between the Escondido Fire Department and you, a member of the community, to become better prepared for emergencies. CERT program instructors from […]

Times-Advocate Shorts

“Arsenic and Old Lace” opens Friday “Arsenic And Old Lace” the timeless comedy about two elderly women who come up with a unique solution for the lonely old men they meet. The show plays this weekend only on Friday, February 10 7 p.m., Saturday, February 11 2 & 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m. at Bailey Bee’s Theater […]

City studies sites for BMX course

The Escondido city council Wednesday, February 1 heard a preliminary presentation from the staff on the process involved to get proposals from possible BMX operators. BMX, the popular name for bicycle motocross is a sport that began in the early 1970s in Southern California, has grown to be popular all over the world. It is now an official Olympic sport, […]

On the Menu

Low Carb BLT

I love bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches during the summer time, but I was absolutely craving them this week. There is nothing like taking that first bite of the sandwich and tasting that salty goodness of the bacon and refreshing crunch of lettuce with the cool sweetness of ripe tomatoes. Here is a twist on a classic for you carb […]

Combating the heroin epidemic

~ Guest Opinion

My Assembly Bill 182, the Heroin and Opioid Public Education (HOPE) Act helps to combat the growth of heroin and Opioid abuse throughout California. Heroin, a cheaper equivalent to Opioids, has become widely available, and unfortunately, California is now ground zero in this escalating epidemic. Heroin use has increased across the United States in all age groups and all income […]

“Rings”: a uniformly miserable experience

“Rings” was supposed to be released last Halloween, but the studio pushed it back to February. And not just any weekend in February, Super Bowl Weekend. It’s a weekend you don’t want for your new movie, because you can kiss your Sunday audience goodbye (though to be fair, we did get the exceptional “Hail, Caesar” in the slot last year). […]


The First Amendment: Not just a good idea

February is First Amendment month, and yes, I know that it’s kind of silly all of the “months” that we have. Some of them are quite good, like “Black History Month,” “Great American Pie Month,” “National Heart Month,” and “National Macadamia Nut Month.” Can we all agree that the First Amendment is a good idea? In fact, it’s not just […]

Green’s clutch plays secure 63-62 nail-biter over Fallbrook

On the stat sheet, the numbers of Escondido High swingman Ryan Green were solid but they weren’t exactly overwhelming. But when it came to impact and making the big play, you’d have been hard pressed to have found a more valuable Cougar than the 6-foot-1 junior. The word clutch and Green went hand-in-hand last Friday night when Esco sent a […]



Editor, Times-Advocate: With great interest, I read Rick Elkin’s “Guest Opinion” in the January 26 edition of The Times-Advocate. In this piece, Mr. Elkin vociferously decries what he considers the ignorance of citizens, the media and performers who “equate” President Trump with Adolph Hitler. I would like to decry Mr. Elkin’s black and white thinking. First of all, many people […]