Wedekings, a city “landmark” closes for good

Wedekings Bakery and Deli, known as much for its iconic gingerbread style building as for its bakery—and which produced sweets that were considered by many to be the best in Escondido, closed its doors Saturday night.  It was one of the most recognizable buildings along Valley Parkway.  The family was in the baking business a total of 83 years that […]

Mayor’s race up in the air, although Abed leads slightly

This article is as of press time, Wednesday evening.  Politics on the Escondido city council just got a whole lot more interesting, with the likelihood of many 3-2 votes in the future. At the very least, Olga Diaz, long a lone voice against a 4-1 majority, won’t feel quite so lonely. By a narrow margin after a bitter campaign, Escondido […]

Tamale Festival puts Escondido “on the gastro map” says organizer

Alex MacLachlan, president  of the Escondido Downtown Business Association pronounced this Saturday’s Escondido Tamale Festival “the best yet!” MacLachlan told The Times-Advocate, “We introduced live music and fun activities inside the Beer, Wine, and Spirits Garden this year and it was a huge success, with local belly dance group Sohaila and The Shining Stars, Flamenco guitarist Warren La Plante, and […]

Former Labor Secretary Reich to be speaker at CCAE

Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor who served in three presidential administrations and is currently a professor at U.C. Berkeley, political commentator and author will give a keynote address as part of the Palomar College Student Equity Speaker Series. The event will be Friday, November 16, 5:30 p.m. at California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Palomar College is presenting […]

Palomar Health physician receives philanthropic award

Long-time Escondido resident, Palomar Health cardiologist and philanthropist Douglas Moir, MD, is being honored this Friday with the “Robert Krejci Standard of Excellence Award” by the North County Philanthropy Council at its 31st Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Dr. Moir and his wife Margaret have been active volunteers and givers to causes that promote the health and well-being of North County […]

The end of the war that created our world


This week, November 11, to be precise, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the war that created our modern world. The war that was known first as The Great War, also as the War to End All Wars (we see how that went) and the War to Make the World Safe for Democracy—and finally, World War I.  The […]

Changes coming to employment laws

The new year is approaching quickly. And with it, new employment wage laws.  Two classifications were recently announced by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) affecting rate changes for computer software employee exemption (from $43.58 to $45.41) and the licensed physician and surgeon exemption (from 82.72 from $79.39). The new rates take effect January 1, 2019.  Rates are determined […]

Vacancy on city appointed Historic Preservation Commission

The Escondido City Council is seeking applicants for the Historic Preservation Commission due to a recent vacancy. The term of office will expire on March 31, 2020. The Historic Preservation Commission is responsible for developing and implementing the City Historic Preservation Program under the direction of the City Council, and advises the Council on matters relating to historic preservation. Appointed […]

TA writers wins seven Press Club awards

The publishing company that produces the Times-Advocate, Roadrunner Publications, won a total of seven awards at the recent 45th annual Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards in San Diego. Most of the articles were entered by David Ross, editor of the Escondido Times-Advocate for The Valley Roadrunner, although in most cases the articles also ran in The Times-Advocate. In addition, […]


EDCO TO PROVIDE SERVICES ON VETERANS DAY Escondido Disposal will continue to provide waste & recycling services on Veterans Day (observed November 12.) There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, November 12, 2018. Escondido Disposal’s customer service office, including its public disposal site, will also remain open.  Escondido Disposal is family-owned and locally operated […]