County awards $5,000 grant to support clinical training for hospice professionals



The County of San Diego Board of Supervisors last week awarded the Es­condido based Elizabeth Hospice with a $5,000 grant from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program to support a clinical training learning lab for hos­pice professionals, that includes tradi­tional classroom training and patient care simulations. The learning lab, which resembles a patient’s home, will create a dynamic learning environment to support […]

County Conducting Vaccination Survey



Some local residents may be getting a call from the County Health and Hu­man Services Agency’s Immunization Program in the coming months. Residents’ responses will help the County determine how many people are up-to-date on immunizations. Eleven interviewers will be calling residents Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. […]

Escondido Job Shadow Day: make a difference in the life of a student



On October 27 students from each of the Escondido high schools are hosted by local businesses that match their ca­reer interest, and for one day they get to experience their dream career first hand. Escondido businesses are encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity to make a positive impact on a student. Visit Escondido Education COMPACT online for more information: […]

‘Suicide Squad’: Doesn’t live up to the anticipation



Simply put, “Suicide Squad” was my most anticipated movie of 2016. I’m a big fan of Batman, but I’m a bigger fan of his rogues’ gallery – his collection of colorful recurring vil­lains. “Suicide Squad” brings us not one, not two, but three of those char­acters. We’ve got The Joker, one of the most iconic villains in all of pop […]

Patio Playhouse Community Theater Presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast



Enjoy a tale as old as time in the full- length musical retelling of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, running at Kit Carson Amphitheater August 12–27, bringing the late 18th-century classic French fairy tale to life pairing musi­cal favorites from the 1991 Disney movie with special additions designed specifically for the stage. This peren­nial favorite will be the perfect family […]

Archaeological Center opens exhibit on Fort Guijarros



Over the weekend the San Diego Ar­chaeological Center in the San Pasqual Valley opened an exhibit on San Diego’s Fort Guijarros. The exhibit is entitled: Fort Guijarros: soldiers, Yankee whalers and fisherfolk While the history of the Presidio of San Diego is well known, Fort Guijar­ros’s past has been reduced to an ephem­eral tale. Built in 1796, Fort Guijarros was […]

Coffee with councilwoman, Olga Diaz, Tuesday, August 23



Olga Diaz, Council Woman, District 3, will be at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday August 23 from 7:30 – 9 a.m. Diaz has been serving on City Council since 2008. As a self- proclaimed environmentalist, Diaz has been an advocate for revitalizing the Escondido Creek. You will have an opportunity to speak with the councilwoman and get insights […]

Diego Children’s Discovery Museum celebrates cultures and community with the 2016 Escondido Roots Series

August program celebrates Puerto Rico, August 20

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is in the fourth year of the Escondido Roots Series. This series is part of the museum’s mission to celebrate and educate chil­dren and adults about different world cultures in our community. The fourth program of the year is Saturday, August 20 from 2-4 p.m. and will highlight Puerto Rico. This event will feature […]

Pet of the Week



Name: PepperAge: 7 years oldGender: Spayed femaleBreed: Domestic Short HairID #: 201109Adoption Fee: Priceless(fee waived) Pepper, a 7-year- old Domestic Short Hair, is looking for her new best friend. Since entering the shelter, Pepper has been a complete lovebug! She can be a little shy when first meeting someone, but she loves to give a quiet meow to say hello […]

On the Menu

Roasted Cauliflower Leek Soup with Pancetta and Parmesan

Gorgeous, vibrant and fragrant vegetables are in season right now every­where! I usually get my vegetables for the week at the local Farmers Mar­kets around the county. Whether you are going to the Valley Center Farm­ers Market on Thursday nights on Lilac Road or to Escondido’s Farmers Market on Tuesday evenings on Grand Avenue, there are so many delicious varieties […]