Escondido holds first annual Wreaths Across America Day Ceremony

The 1st annual Wreaths Across America, Escondido was held December 15 at Oak Hill Memorial Park. The MC was Matt Foster, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 of Escondido and Valley Center, and Chairman of the North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down. About 500 wreaths were placed on veterans graves this year. According to Foster, “We plan […]

Interfaith serves dinners for Christmas Eve and Christmas

Interfaith Community Services welcomed hundreds of hungry North County community members to its Escondido headquarters for free Christmas dinners on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Eighty volunteers helped serve about 400 meals at Betty and Melvin Cohn Center headquarters in Escondido.  “The holidays are a time to join together with the ones you love to share in the comfort and […]

Popular teacher, double shooting, hospital sale, mall fall, among top stories

The top online stories in The Times-Advocate in 2018 ranged from a community’s caring for one of its most beloved teachers, to a deadly double shooting on Grand Avenue, to the sale of Palomar Hospital, to the election of a new mayor. Although one might expect that the same stories that stirred our internet readers’ interest in 2018 was pretty […]

Bike giveaway at Conway Elementary

Conway Elementary last week had a bike giveaway for all the 3rd graders, 87 bikes donated by the Escondido Sunrise Rotary Club.

Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine!

Southpaw... a leftie living among the righties

Like most people, there are certain things over which I have precisely zero will power. Junk food, for example. If it’s anywhere in the house, I’ll sniff it out like a Mangalitsa pig rooting truffles. Nearly three-quarters of a century ago some very wise lawmakers realized that America had a something of junk food problem of its own: the fact […]

Breweries team up to surprise second graders with new bikes

Employees from Stone Distributing and Oskar Blues Brewery December 12 teamed up to support the Can’d Aid Foundation and donate 100 bicycles and helmets to the entire second grade class at Felicita Elementary, a Title 1 school in Escondido. Can’d Aid has donated more than 2,000 bikes nationally to elementary students to date. To donate, join the do-goodery or find […]

Trout anglers catching their limits at Wohlford

Park hours: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Open seven days a week) closed x-mas Dock closes: 4:30 p.m. Last Plant:  1,500 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday December 13. Next Plant:  3,000 lbs. of Rainbow Trout Thursday January 3. Water temperature: At surface 53.96 f., 6.92 D.O. @ 10’ 54.32 f., 6.67 D.O. Water level:  Low level, private water craft are […]

Pauma man arrested after firing on deputies

Deputy sheriffs were involved in a shooting on the 15000 block of Adams Drive, in Pauma Valley on December 20, about 4 p.m. Later, Jose Nieto, Age 28, of Pauma Valley man was arrested for three counts of PC 664- 187(A) Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer and three counts of PC 245 (D)(1) Assault of a Peace Officer with […]

Escondido man honored as SD County Veteran of the Year

Recently Matt Foster, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1513 of Escondido and Valley Center was named 2018-2019 San Diego County Veteran of the Year by the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park at their annual ceremony. He received several recognitions from local officials and the county Board of Supervisors named that day Matt Foster Day.

Opponents of Newland Sierra, Lilac Hills Ranch, encouraged by court decision

Opponents of the Newland Sierra, Warner Ranch and Lilac Hills Ranch projects are encouraged by a court decision that they believe could force the County to ramp back approvals of several large developments due to the inadequacy of its Climate Action Plan. On December 21 Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor issued tentative rulings on requests for an injunction in the […]