2017-02-16 E-Edition

Times-Advocate Shorts

Auditions for “Annie” Community Players Theatre is holding auditions its upcoming production of “Annie,” the Broadway musical about an orphan’s lifelong dream of finding her parents and the people who love her. This show includes such favorites as “Tomorrow,” “Little Girls” and “Hard Knock Life.” Auditions will be held Tuesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 9, 7–9 p.m. Auditions are […]

Escondido City Council Extends City Manager’s Contract

At their closed session meeting today, the Escondido City Council made the decision to extend Graham Mitchell’s contract as Escondido City Manager for an additional 30 days. Mr. Mitchell has been serving as Escondido’s City Manager since December 2015. The City of Escondido’s Human Resources Department has been assisting the City Council with their search for Mr. Mitchell’s replacement by […]

State of the City Address Wednesday

Find out some of the good things about your city at the annual State of the City Address on Wednesday morning. The always upbeat annual celebration of the city will include Mayor Sam Abed’s address, plus pageantry, a video about the city, and awards by various members of the city council. The annual address will be held in the Conference […]

Annual Chocolate Festival was a sweet success

“It went fantastically,” said Alex MacLachlan, president of the Downtown Business Association, when he was asked how the Escondido Chocolate Festival did on Saturday. “We sold out of the just over 300 tickets The Escondido Downtown Business Association made available by Friday afternoon, so the weather that was in the forecast for Saturday became a moot point,” said MacLachlan, alluding […]

East Grand Fatal Collision

On February 16, 2017 at about 11:50 PM officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the 2100 block of East Grand Avenue regarding a serious injury collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and determined a vehicle versus motorcycle collision occurred. Fire personnel attempted life saving measures although the motorcyclist died at the […]

Fire destroys motorcycle dealership

The Ducati motorcycle service and sales center on Tulip Street was destroyed Saturday night shortly before midnight. About 125 motorcycles were completely destroyed in the blaze. On Saturday about 11:30 p.m., Escondido Fire Department units were dispatched to a reported commercial building on fire. Shortly after the dispatch as units were leaving Escondido Fire Station 1, there was heavy smoke […]

The 6th annual 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, […]

Children’s museum program Saturday to celebrate Sweden

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) this week announced the fifth year of the SDCDM Roots Series. This free series is part of the museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and adults about different world cultures. The first program of the year is Saturday, February 18 from 2–4 p.m. and will highlight Sweden. The afternoon includes a slideshow created […]

Jags prevail but San Pasqual shows its heart

Entering Friday night’s hoop contest between Valley Center High and host San Pasqual, the goals and ambitions of the respective teams were quite divergent. For the Jaguars, the major intent was to extend their winning streak to five and by doing so, continue to be a factor in the Valley League race and keep their postseason hopes alive. Meanwhile, the […]