Susan Josephine Cataline

Susan “Suzy” Josephine Cataline died December 13, 2018 in Ellensburg, Washington. Suzy was born on October 17, 1936 in Akron, Ohio. She later moved to California. Suzy married husband Don Cataline on Dec 14, 1974 in Escondido. She lived there until the early 1990’s when they started to travel through the US and Canada. They spent winter months in Rockport, […]

Daniel Duncan Hannegan II

November 29, 1956 – November 25, 2018 Daniel Duncan Hannegan II, a man who was a friend to all who met him, died peacefully and unexpectedly on Sunday, November 26, 2018.   Survivors include  his wife, Annette Champion of Escondido, his son, Daniel Duncan Hannegan III of Coronado, his brother, Tom of Coronado, sisters Noanie (Dan) Peppler of North Apollo, […]

Escondido Education Foundation holds annual Innovation Awards

On December 3 the Escondido Education Foundation hosted their annual Dr. Mike Caston Innovation Awards. At the event, numerous innovative Escondido Union School District’s programs were recognized and awarded grants. Hwy. 78 Rotary and SDG&E, among other donors, presented checks to grantees. The Escondido Education Foundation (EEF), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation emerged to meet a need for new […]

Chamber of Commerce recognizes “Rising Star” students

Last week the Escondido Chamber of Commerce hosted the tenth Rising Star breakfast since launching this program last year.  Chamber CEO Rorie Johnston told The Times-Advocate, “What made this group particularly interesting were the similarities of their attributes, their self-determination and the strong parental support.” What makes these students Rising Stars? Aside from academic achievements, each of the honorees were […]


Mayor Sam Abed’s Farewell Address

The following was delivered by outgoing Mayor Sam Abed on December 12 at Escondido City Hall: I am privileged and humbled to be a part of our community for 30 years and for serving the great people of Escondido for 14 years as your councilman and your mayor since 2010. Tomorrow, I will go back to manage my Real Estate […]

MTS bus collides into rear of stopped pickup on I-15

On December 18, 2018 at approximately 7:16 AM, the California Highway Patrol Border Communications Center received a call of a two vehicle collision on Interstate 15 near 9th Avenue.  Emergency services personnel from the California Highway Patrol and Escondido Fire Department responded to the collision scene.  After the California Highway Patrol arrived on scene and began their investigation, it was determined that […]