Police department announces checkpoint results

The Escondido Police Department Traffic Unit conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on January 28, at 2nd Avenue and Broadway. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public. High Visibility Enforcements, which include DUI/Drivers License checkpoints, have been shown to lower DUI […]

Former Escondido police officer’s book details his battle with cancer

Glen D. Kirkpatrick, Jr., who served in the Escondido Police Department until cancer forced him to retire, and his wife, Debbie, have written “Overcome: A Story of Intervention, Rescue, and Redemption,” in which they share with heart-wrenching openness how their trials of long-term cancer survivorship led them to God, who intervened, rescued, and redeemed their lives. In this combination of […]

“Everything Fitz” concert at CCAE to benefit Hidden Valley Community Concert Association

The “Everything Fitz” concert March 18, 2 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s Center Theater will raise funds for the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association, which has been bringing affordable concerts to Escondido for 72 years. Editor’s note: In last week’s article, we had the wrong date for the concert. This is the correct date. “Canadian Fiddling […]

History Center seeks to revitalize Grape Day Committee

The Escondido History Center is researching community interest in developing a revitalized Grape Day Association Committee. Business leaders, service clubs, schools, informal groups — anyone and everyone with an interest is encouraged to join. The aim of the Grape Day Association Committee is to restore the Grape Day Festival to its original form, one that is inclusive and reflective of […]

Escondido students recognized

News on students from Escondido attending college. * * * Nearly 500 University of Dallas students were named to the fall 2016 Dean’s List for earning a GPA of 3.5 or higher. They included Joseph Aglialoro, Rachel Sutherlin, Alexander Porrello and Krystyn Pua, all four from Escondido. The University of Dallas, located in a metropolitan area of nearly 7 million […]

Peaking Orange Glen overwhelms Patrick Henry 81-51

In an inspired and relentless performance before an enthusiastic home crowd on Saturday night, the Orange Glen hoop team rode a dominating 27-point third quarter en route to a convincing 81-51 win over Patrick Henry in Division II quarterfinal action. In a game that featured two teams that go by the name of the Patriots, it was OG that struck […]

Tommy Martinez will forever be a boy of summer

Longtime Escondido resident Tommy Martinez is now 86 years old. But neither does he look, sound or act like it. His eyes are still bright and seem to sparkle whenever he discusses something that interests him. His personality remains pleasant and appealing. He’s the sort of guy you can quickly connect with because he gives off such a genuine, unpretentious […]

Duane Mones, 72

Duane Mones was born September 7, 1944. He died February 20, 2017. He was a member of the Escondido High School Class of 1963. A memorial service will be held March 2, 2017, 11 a.m. at Cross Connection Church, 1675 Seven Oaks Rd. Escondido 92026.

Pauline Jessie Wellman, 90

Pauline Jessie Wellman, 90, was born and raised in Escondido Pauline Jessie Wellman died in Colville, Washington on February 5, 2017. She was 90. She was born and raised in Escondido on June 8, 1926 to Arthur Edward and Jessie (Hassler) Durnbaugh. Mrs. Wellman spent a great deal of her life in the Escondido area, where she learned how to bake, […]

Don’t allow discouragement to kill your vision

If you’ve lived on planet Earth for more than five minutes, you’ve encountered discouragement.  As sure as the sun rises and sets, discouragement is inevitable.  Not encouraging enough for you?  Then perhaps together we can discover what the Word of God says about the subject and how to face it. 1 Samuel 16 tells the story of David, a shepherd […]