WOOD A Furniture Show X continues at EAP

About 400 people turned out for the opening of the 10th annual WOOD A Furniture Show X  at the Escondido Art’s Partnership—which will be there for the next month at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Ave, Escondido. Organizer and veteran woodworker Brian Murphy, chairman of the show, expects perhaps another 3,500 plus to visit in the next 25 […]


Local CEO rings Nasdaq opening bell in NYC

Steve Cooper, Chairman, CEO, President, & Co-Founder of Escondido-based One Stop Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSS), Tuesday morning rang the Opening Bell at the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. One Stop Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: OSS) is a leader in specialized high-performance computers.  Cooper rang the bell at the opening at 9:30 a.m. He told The Times-Advocate: “We are thrilled to ring […]

Grand Avenue loses another iconic eatery

Escondido has lost another pair of landmark restaurants in the downtown. The Continental Deli and Vinz Wine Bar have closed. The 52-year-old deli closed on Saturday, and Vinz followed suit on Monday.  Owners Vinnie and Michelle Griffin  closed after being served an eviction notice for unpaid rent.  They had been fighting to stay open for several months. They had also […]

Rain doesn’t dampen Chamber Open House

The rain did not keep people from attending the 2019 Escondido Chamber Open House. Well over 100 business people crowded the Chamber, sampling local foods and meeting fellow Escondido merchants. Kennedy’s Meat Company, Vista Del Lago Memory Care, Sunnyside Kitchen, Fillipi’s, Pala Casino Resort and Spa and The Lost Abbey provided the food and libations.     

“Dine Out Escondido!” Restaurant Week celebrates Its sixth year: Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Visit Escondido’s 6th annual Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week (DOE) is happening January 27 to February 2 at over 30 restaurants in historic downtown and all around Escondido.  Dine Out Escondido is held in partnership with California Restaurant Month, a culinary tourism program that runs during the last week in January. No are tickets required, just show up, ask for […]

Trump is a needed emetic


Trump Is rude, crude and crass, and he may just be the emetic the Republic has needed to show how corrupt and entrenched some of the country’s elites have become over the years. An emetic causes you to vomit things out of your system that you probably shouldn’t have there to begin with. Things that are rotting in your innards. […]

Split Roll?

As most of you know, Proposition 13 limits annual property tax increases to a maximum of 2% each year and continues to save California homeowners money ever since it was overwhelmingly passed by voters in 1978. Unfortunately, proposals to weaken Prop. 13 protections are on the table this year. Under the “split roll” proposal, Prop. 13 would remain in place […]


News of residents of Escondido attending college here, there and everywhere! Trinity Christian College Announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois, released the college’s Dean’s List for Fall 2018, which included Michael Senti of Escondido. The Dean’s List is Trinity Christian College’s highest academic honor. Congratulations to all our students […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Rome didn’t have a wall” is waiting for your approval Poor choice of analogy, David. Rome did have walls around the central city–many remnants are still in use. The Roman Empire, however, failed not because of too few walls but because it tried to control too many lands and stretched its resources too thin. There’s a lesson […]