2017-03-16

Son, daughters, seek information on their father

This is the story of a mystery, not of the kind that you see on television, or in paperbacks or on in the movies, but a mystery of a very personal, family-nature. Recently The Times-Advocate was contacted by Robert Lumier Schultz, Jr.,  of Saucier, Mississippi, who asked us if we could update the obituary of his father, the late Robert […]

History Center donates toward playground equipment

The Escondido History Center has contributed $3,050 toward the cost of the new play equipment installed at Grape Day Park in the fall of last year. The new play equipment is one of the first phases of a multi-phase plan to expand and improve Grape Day Park. Stacey Ellison, executive director of the History Center, told The Times-Advocate: “We did […]

Writer connects with Reds at spring training

As far back as I can remember, it’s been the Cincinnati Reds for me. Always has been, always will be. It really couldn’t have been any other way given the fact that my Dad was reared in the Queen City, had a deep passion for his beloved Reds and made certain that his sons embraced Cincy’s folklore and history. If […]

Daley Ranch offers hikes in March

Daley Ranch is offering eight more hikes this month. All hikes begin at the Daley Ranch entrance on La Honda Drive unless otherwise noted. Bring water, sun hat, sunscreen, and proper hiking boots or treaded footwear. All trails include steep and/or slippery sections. Please do not leave valuables in your car.  Steady rain cancels a hike. The hike schedule is […]

Escondido musicians to participate in Civic Youth Orchestra’s 60th year

Civic Youth Orchestra, better known as CYO, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.  Nine musicians from Escondido will be among those who will be playing during this 60th anniversary year. The Escondido musicians are Gretchen Bottger, Charlotte Bouck, Andrew Cisneros, Elise Copeland, Savannah Frank, Benjamin Goddard, Riley McGinn, Isabella Moreno, Jonathan Thio. Civic Youth Orchestra will present its annual […]

You have what your tongue says you have (Part 2)


Last week we talked about the power of the tongue.  The tongue, like the rudder of a ship, though small, has the power to steer our lives.  I once heard the story of a bitter alcoholic who had a family and a son, desperately in need of a father.  The son would go out to his father’s shop where he […]

‘Grease’ debuts at STAR Repertory Theater March 23

Escondido’s STAR Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Jim Jacobs, will  present their production of “Grease The Musical,” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, March 23-26. The show brings the T-Birds, the Pink Ladies and all the characters from the memorable musical to the Center. Besides obtaining the rights to “Grease,” the STAR Rep was able to work with […]

‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ coming to Welk’s

Premier Productions is presenting Randall Hckman as Sheridan Whiteside in the classic Kaufman and Hart comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.” The play will be performed at Welk Resort Theater April 7-30. The play is set in the small town of Mesalia, Ohio in the weeks leading to Christmas in the late 1930s. The exposition reveals that the famously […]