Area seniors sign college athletic letters of intent



A San Diego Hall of Champions ceremony No­vember 11 saw 204 high school seniors either sign a letter of intent to play college athletics or simu­late a signing, and the athletes included eight from San Marcos High School, San Pasqual High School, Mission Hills High School, and Calvin Christian High School along with four seniors who will be playing for […]

Blood Bank offers `Genome Zone’ at this year’s Chargers blood drive



The San Diego Blood Bank is now booking appointments for blood do­nors at Chargers Drive XXXVII, pre­sented by San Diego County Credit Union, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Town and Country Resort & Conven­tion Center, 500 Hotel Circle South, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. To make an appointment today to donate blood on Nov. 24, visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org, or […]

‘Escondido Shines’ cleans up the city



The culmination of a year’s effort in creating community pride and esteem was rewarded last Saturday in 10 of Escondido’s civic parks. According to president and founder of the Escondido Shines movement, Vaughn North, “It exceeded my expec­tations. We had about 600 volunteers throughout the community. We covered the city’s parks. There were 24 projects and we had a great […]

Fewer Welk public rentals cause unincorporated Escondido decline



The county’s Transient Occupancy Tax revenue collected during Fiscal Year 2014-15 set a record for at least the 21st century and likely for all time. “It looks very positive and of course we’re elated because it means more rev­enues are coming forward to the county,” said county treasurer-tax collector Dan McAllister. The county had $4,166,354.90 of TOT collections during 2014-15. […]

Tamale fest brings together community



“In creating modern maize from this unpromising plant (teosinte), In­dians performed a feat so improb­able that archeologists and biologists argued for decades over how it was achieved.” from Charles Mann’s book “1491” The First Annual Escondido Ta­male Festival at Grape Day Park was a smashing success by all accounts. It must have something to do with the power of what […]

Supporting California Students

Supporting California Students —GUEST OPINION


Education is one of my top priorities in Sacramento. As the mother of a high school student, I am keenly interested in improving California’s schools and test scores. In response, I joined my Assembly colleagues to support a legislative pack­age designed to reform California’s de­clining education system. The package included the following bills: I co-authored AB 1048, which sup­ported our […]

So I Was Thinking…

“Say What?” —GUEST OPINION

Years ago, when I was a young teenage girl, I got my feelings hurt over something. (Imagine that!) As I was sharing my angst with my mom, in an effort to encourage me, she meant to say, “Don’t wear your heart on your sleeve.” Instead, she inadvertently said, “Don’t wear your sleeves on your shoulders.” Of course, that was far […]

Legal dispute causes friction between Homeowners Association, city officials



Friction continues to grow be­tween the Escondido Country Club Homeowners Organization (EC­CHO) and city officials over a deci­sion to settle a legal dispute between the city of Escondido and the Beverly Hills developer Stuck in the Rough, LLC, which purchased the Escondi­do Country Club and plans to replace its golf course with homes. Escondido Mayor Sam Abed be­lieves settling the […]

J & M’s Restaurant anniversary event benefits local charity



In order to celebrate their second an­niversary, the proprietors of J&M’s res­taurant is hosting a charity even and offering special deals on meals for its anniversary week from Dec. 7 to 13. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, J&M’s will donate 50 percent of all proceeds to Interfaith Community Services, which provides a variety of social service programs for individuals and families […]

Around Escondido



Escondido Arts Partner­ship holds several events in November— The Escondido Arts Partner­ship is ceating a coloring book filled with art from local artists. The EAP will receive the art on Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday Nov. 21. The EAP will also feature a ju­ried exhibition from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21 at their Municipal Gallery. […]


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