Premier Norwegian boys’ choirs to perform in Escondido

First United Methodist Church of Escondido (located at 341 S.  Kalmia St.) will host a choral concert by the Vanse Boys’ Choir (“Vanseguttekor – Deo Gloria”) from Norway, under the direction of Bryan Breidenthal, Sunday February 17, at 3:30 p.m. Joining the Vanse Boys’ Choir will be guest singers from the Silver Boys’ Choir (“Solvguttene”), the boys’ choir of the […]

Center Stage: “Dancing through the Pages” incorporates literature and dance

The Education department at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido hosts another Center Stage: Performances for Youth show with Dancing through the Pages, on Wednesday, February 22, at 9:30 a.m. in the Center Theater. Performed by Mojalet Dance Collective, “Dancing Through the Pages” uses literature and language as an inspiration for dance.  Inspired by concepts from “School House Rock,” […]

Chick-fil-A to host `Daddy-Daughter Date Night’ on Feb. 5

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the 14 Chick-fil-A restaurants in San Diego County will host a “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” for fathers and daughters from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 5. Local Chick-fil-A restaurants are located at 587 Grand Ave. in San Marcos and 1290 Auto Park Way in Escondido. Daddy-Daughter Date Night activities will include table-side service, dinner, […]

Spice & Tea Exchange opens in Westfield Mall

The Spice & Tea Exchange, a specialty retail store offering an extensive selection of exotic teas, spices, exclusive seasonings, salts, and naturally-flavored sugars, recently opened its doors in Escondido. The opening marks the first location for the store in San Diego County.  Escondido’s newest hub for tea drinkers and home-cooks is located in Westfield North County and is owned and […]


Nine Puppies Abandoned in Sealed Plastic Bag in Escondido

SDHS Asks the Community for Information in Animal Cruelty Case San Diego Humane Society is looking for information to identify the person responsible for abandoning nine puppies in an emptied dog food bag, sealed with duct tape, in Escondido. A good Samaritan discovered the puppies at Kit Carson Park early on Jan. 31, 2019 and immediately brought them to San Diego […]

Charity Arch will give Grand Avenue a new gateway

Someday soon Grand Avenue will have a new gateway, courtesy of the Escondido Charitable Foundation and an anonymous donor. The lighted arch will celebrate the spirit of charitable giving in the Hidden Valley and provide an opportunity to acknowledge donors by having places on the monument to place plaques. The arch, which will be 40 feet high and 180 ft. […]

NUWI offers to buy out ECCHO members; ECCHO says, ‘cut the density’

New Urban West (NUWI) is offering to reimburse those who have donated to Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (ECCHO) if ECCHO drops its appeal of a recent Vista Superior Court decision by Judge Roland Frazier that struck down their challenge to the 380 unit “The Villages” project. The Escondido City Council approved of the development in November 2017. However, ECHHO […]

Sabers show grit against rampaging Mustangs

Last weekend they descended upon Escondido from their 4,301-foot fortress in northern Utah. They arrived as ravenous and insatiable beasts, untamed, running wild and virtually unchecked. They answer to the name of the Ogden Mustangs, undisputed titans and the exalted royalty of the 23-team, five-division Western States Hockey League. They are scary good and at times make juggernauts like the […]


Editor, Times-Advocate: Re: “Mac” and Martinez soothe business leaders” is waiting for your approval Comment: “ . . .no abrupt, sudden lurches in any direction. Also, a message without a markedly anti-development bias.” Interesting comment from two of the council members who disregarded the staff recommendation at last week’s council meeting and told staff to cease development of the Water […]